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Old 10-15-2018, 12:34 PM   #1
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What did you do to your truck today.The 3rd chapter

Chapter 2 is now complete, bring on 3. What did you do to your truck today?
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Old 10-15-2018, 01:47 PM   #2
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Fixed my strange temp gauge readings. I had replaced the gauge sender unit and had all sorts of strange things going on. It would peg the gauge on warmup until the thermostat opened then read mid scale which was higher then before. Driving it the readings would vary all over the place. Engine was running normal as I was checking it with a thermo gun. Ended up taking the thermostat out, drilled 2 1/8" holes in it and then filling the engine with coolant at the manifold prior to reinstalling the thermostat. Works great now. Only thing I can figure is that I had some sort of air pocket that refused to work itself out.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:16 PM   #3
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I finally sat down and starting cleaning some of the LS parts. The intake, front and rear covers were disgusting. The inside of the valve covers as well as valley covers where pretty bad too. I gave the trans the ole wire brush treatment and consolidated all of the parts in the bed.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:30 PM   #4
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I rolled it outside for the first time in 8 years and then test fit my headers!
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Old 11-01-2018, 06:13 PM   #5
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I rolled it outside for the first time in 8 years and then test fit my headers!
WOW. Just. WOW.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:31 PM   #6
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I drank beer and stared at it, thatís about it
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Old 10-15-2018, 04:06 PM   #7
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^^^I had a few beers too... But I did have a chance to clean up the TH400 out of Chubby. It's next to be sold.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:42 PM   #8
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New grill and filler caps on my 71
I had to do some modifying do to the AC, but turn out pretty sweet
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:49 PM   #9
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Very nice Colt,
If I may ask, what product/vendor are the fillers and particularly the filler cap over the top of the radiator?
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:57 PM   #10
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Very nice job on cutting filler panel for a c. I am also interested in radiator cover.
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:10 PM   #11
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LMC Truck for both in the black finish
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:54 PM   #12
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Thanks Colt,
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:41 PM   #13
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Making plans to go refuel it..
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Old 10-15-2018, 09:08 PM   #14
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Last week I moved it from beside the shop to the front of the houses driveway and cleaned all the leaves of of it. Then I cleaned out my shop enough to get it inside. Then we had a bit of a freeze so last night I put my daily in the shop and tonight I put the GMC back beside the shop to get covered with leaves and gunk again. Poor thing .
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:17 PM   #15
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It got a shout out on Twitter by GMC. https://twitter.com/GMC/status/1053304723057635330
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:51 PM   #16
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Drank beer and replaced front wheel Bearings
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:30 PM   #17
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I added the, new to this truck, door panels, deluxe knobs and deluxe glovebox door. Slowly building a patina CST. Thanks 1rippen6 for the armrests.


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Old 10-20-2018, 10:19 AM   #18
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Removed the doghouse and pulled the motor and trans to clean up the front third of the frame for paint.
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Old 01-22-2019, 04:17 PM   #19
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Removed the doghouse and pulled the motor and trans to clean up the front third of the frame for paint.
How hard was it to pull the doghouse off? I have looked for detailed steps online but couldn't find anything. I need to pull mine off to put the motor and trans back in easier. And to clean things up a little. I have an 8 ft garage so the lift will not get high enough to clear the grill.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:35 PM   #20
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I got my upper bed moldings. They were delivered to my rental property as that's where my truck is stored. But with the ice and cold Im sitting it out next to my woodstove with a nice glass Tullamore Dew. But I'm going to Buffalo this weekend to look at a big block 68 .
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:36 PM   #21
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Drove to work this afternoon. I had driven my Blazer this morning.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:25 PM   #22
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I "winterized" Old Red today. Replaced the "mags" with the ralleys and while I had the rear wheels off I replaced the brake shoes and painted the new drums I bought at Auto Zone. I've never liked the drums I got at NAPA, they were not concentric, and causing a pesky vibration. I'll finish buttoning her up tomorrow after the paint on the drums is dry and take her for a test drive.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:03 PM   #23
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I "winterized" Old Red today. Replaced the "mags" with the ralleys and while I had the rear wheels off I replaced the brake shoes and painted the new drums I bought at Auto Zone. I've never liked the drums I got at NAPA, they were not concentric, and causing a pesky vibration. I'll finish buttoning her up tomorrow after the paint on the drums is dry and take her for a test drive.
Phil, what did you paint your drums with? When I looked at the inside of the drums, I thought the blue tape was a reflection off of "highly polished" braking surfaces... Ha. Truck looks sharp!
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:22 PM   #24
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Phil, what did you paint your drums with? When I looked at the inside of the drums, I thought the blue tape was a reflection off of "highly polished" braking surfaces... Ha. Truck looks sharp!
Jocko, sorry for the slow reply, I don't look around here too regularly. The paint I used is Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black in Satin, also used their Chassis Black Primer. It's a pretty durable epoxy. I had it left over from when I painted my frame. Thanks for the kudos on my truck.
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Old 10-20-2018, 08:28 PM   #25
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I traded some old 4 lug pony car wheels and tires for these to go on the front of my ramp truck. The guy said he bought them in 1970 and has had them on several trucks.
They aren't perfect but they are perfect for the ramp truck!
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