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Old 02-16-2020, 12:29 PM   #126
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Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build

luke ,
thank again for the time. I am going to try to straighten up my brake lines a bit. I think the way I have it now will work, I just want to make sure I have clearance between the inner fender and frame for the lines now.....

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Old 02-16-2020, 02:18 PM   #127
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The last pic is the fan/shroud that Dewitts uses. It works fine as Iíve used that combo before. I wanted the shroud to cover the entire radiator and some super powerful fans in case I ever need them. I also wanted a shroud that would bolt onto the OE radiator top plate.
So you fabricated the staggered/offset shroud & moved the existing fans over? I do like the full coverage shroud better.
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Old 02-16-2020, 10:22 PM   #128
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So you fabricated the staggered/offset shroud & moved the existing fans over? I do like the full coverage shroud better.
Yes but used different SPAL 12Ē OE fans
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:07 PM   #129
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Going back to the paining - Did you do the two tone base colors first, and then come back and clear them (assuming its BC/CC) as one? Or did you do the BC/CC on both colors separately? I'm curious if you could take me through the process.
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Old 02-23-2020, 09:14 PM   #130
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[QUOTE=Mattchu60;8683346]Going back to the paining - Did you do the two tone base colors first, and then come back and clear them (assuming its BC/CC) as one? Or did you do the BC/CC on both colors separately? I'm curious if you could take me through the process.[/QUOTE

I shot the silver first, mask all the silver off then shot all the blue. Unmask then clear all at once. Thatís the way Iíve shot two-tones for years.
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:09 AM   #131
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Thanks for the reply - how long do you let the Silver flash before you masked it? I'm thinking thats the most efficient way to paint it, but worried I'll pull the first coat off with my tape line if its not dry enough.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:00 AM   #132
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Thanks for the reply - how long do you let the Silver flash before you masked it? I'm thinking thats the most efficient way to paint it, but worried I'll pull the first coat off with my tape line if its not dry enough.
Depends on basecoat, I waited around 30 mins at 70 degrees. Need to be sure to use high quality tape and rub it across your jeans to remove some of the sticky before taping with it.
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Old 02-25-2020, 04:07 PM   #133
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Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build

luke,
i hate to bother you again but I was wondering if you might share (for me) some info. related to the AC system. I am wondering what size hose you used on the LS motor water pump to the VA system where it connects to the line above the line that has the valve attached? I think the motor is a larger connection than the connection line on the Vintage Air system? I guess I can just tighten down onto the V.A. connection? just wanting to double check...

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Old 02-25-2020, 05:45 PM   #134
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Subscribed. This is such a clean build!
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:42 PM   #135
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i hate to bother you again but I was wondering if you might share (for me) some info. related to the AC system. I am wondering what size hose you used on the LS motor water pump to the VA system where it connects to the line above the line that has the valve attached? I think the motor is a larger connection than the connection line on the Vintage Air system? I guess I can just tighten down onto the V.A. connection? just wanting to double check...

thank you
yes I know what your talking about, for some reason Vintage air is using both heater core ports as 5/8" vs the common 5/8" and 3/4". luckily for me the Holley Mid-Mount accessory drive that I used has screw in hose fittings so it was easy for me to use two 5/8" hose fittings. what accessory drive are you hooking up to? maybe I can help.
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:49 PM   #136
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Bodyside molding going on, I bought the roll and cutting to fit, I figured the precut stuff wouldn't fit very well. one of my favorite things I did to the whole build was having all the OE hardware stripped and clear zinced, I think the door latches and bolts look good against the blue. a big goal was to get this truck quiet inside, covering the doors should help.
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Old 02-25-2020, 10:46 PM   #137
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What is that material your covering the door with? Did you do any dynamat on the inside of the door shell?

I believe that more noise comes through the doors than the floor.
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Old 02-26-2020, 10:35 AM   #138
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yes I know what your talking about, for some reason Vintage air is using both heater core ports as 5/8" vs the common 5/8" and 3/4". luckily for me the Holley Mid-Mount accessory drive that I used has screw in hose fittings so it was easy for me to use two 5/8" hose fittings. what accessory drive are you hooking up to? maybe I can help.
luke,
I am not sure what "accessory drive" I have? I guess I am using the factory drive system (motor is completely stock)? the V.A. kit I have is the sure fit system for the '86 truck (w/ fact. AC) & then I have the LS motor compressor relocation kit. to be honest I am not sure which way the Flow is on that line? I wonder if i could just attach the 3/4 hose and "sinch down" onto the VA connection..... any assistance would be very greatly appreciated!!!

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I am not sure what "accessory drive" I have? I guess I am using the factory drive system (motor is completely stock)? the V.A. kit I have is the sure fit system for the '86 truck (w/ fact. AC) & then I have the LS motor compressor relocation kit. to be honest I am not sure which way the Flow is on that line? I wonder if i could just attach the 3/4 hose and "sinch down" onto the VA connection..... any assistance would be very greatly appreciated!!!

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send me a picture of your setup and I'll help you out
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What is that material your covering the door with? Did you do any dynamat on the inside of the door shell?

I believe that more noise comes through the doors than the floor.
Vibro Solutions closed cell foam, I did use some 2mm Vibro Solutions mat inside the doors too.
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Old 02-26-2020, 06:30 PM   #141
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Re: 85 C10 LT/6L80 Frame off build

Luke,
I have a build thread in the 73-87 build section, there might be a pic to use in there... I will take a good pic (try) tonight and send it in a PM so not to clutter your fantastic build!!!

thank you again for your time & patience!
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Old 03-05-2020, 08:33 PM   #143
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500 miles on the build so far, after some tuning work Iím really happy how it turned out. Looking to have some OE seat belts re-webbed to replace the aftermarket belts Iíve tried to use.
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Sooooooooooooooooo nice!
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Old 03-09-2020, 11:25 AM   #146
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"...sooooooo nice..."

"...... +1.."

this only begins to describe this build!! this is a very beautiful and well detailed build!!
Luke, congrats on getting to drive it at last!!
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Old 03-09-2020, 11:39 AM   #147
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I'm impressed by this build. Truly top notch work and the end result is incredible.

I'm also impressed with the speed of the build - you went from primer to a completed truck in less than 2 months!
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Superb looking truck!!!
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Old 03-10-2020, 09:02 AM   #149
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Thanks all! Mattchu60 it wasn't quite that quick, however I did do the entire build in 1 year from start to finish. it was fun but I won't be doing that time frame again.
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Old 03-11-2020, 04:22 AM   #150
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Totally enjoyed following this. And like watching a good movie, I'm bummed it's finished, ha! Glad that you get to enjoy it and I hope that you'll show us pics of it out and about and any more updates. Most of us can only dream of having a truck this nice so don't end the movie yet!
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