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Old 06-01-2018, 06:48 PM   #326
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Re: Dad's 1979 GMC Heavy Half Transformation

Very nice!
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:28 PM   #327
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Thanks Fella’s!! We appreciate the feedback! Mike
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:28 PM   #328
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Big update from Jayson!
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Old 06-24-2018, 01:38 AM   #329
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Re: Dad's 1979 GMC Heavy Half Transformation

Thought I’d post a few pictures tonight before leaving Jayson’s - he’s doing an awesome job!!!!!
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:24 AM   #330
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Lookin sooo good!
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Old 06-25-2018, 12:18 PM   #331
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Man, he does nice work!
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:09 PM   #332
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:23 AM   #333
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Wireing in the cab is all cleaned up, and re-wraped in new harness tape, and installed in its correct locations. I also cleaned up and installed the heater/ac ductwork, and installed the new heater controls. Bent up some new brake lines for the rear axle. Orders from summit racing, and rock auto will be coming in the next few days, then I'll have all the goodies I need to get this old girl moving around under it's own power! We are having a stretch of super hot, and humid weather, that's putting a damper on the paint and body work part of the project, but it's nice to get a bunch of the little time consuming stuff out of the way.
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Need AC!!! Man, looking awesome!!! Mike
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:30 AM   #336
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I've been plugging away in the engine bay, carb is rebuilt, wireing is all ran, ac is all hooked up. I'm working on swapping out the transmission now, after that it will be time to break in the cam! We are getting pretty close to this old girl moving around under it's own power...
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Very nice job Jayson and Mike! Where did you find/buy the new "info stigs" in the engine bay?
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I ordered the first set from LMC and Classic Industries. Jayson is planning on ordering a couple more for the ones I missed! Thanks Mike
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In early June I dropped of some stainless to a gentlemen in Davenport, Iowa to remove all the dings and get polished up. I picked it up today on my way back through davenport on the way home. I won't unwrap the rest of the trim until I get it to Jayson on Sunday night. Dismiss the finger prints....the guy did an awesome job on the piece I opened!! Thanks Mike

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While I was on vacation, Jayson has been at work!! I'm going up on Sunday and we are going to attempt to start the engine.

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1. Too much to list!!!!!!!!!!! He did a ton of ankle-biter work from fuel lines carburetor rebuild........Etc. Great work!!!!!
2. He installed the original trans that my brother in-law rebuilt a couple months ago.
3. Key is ready to turn!!!!!!

Thanks Mike
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Well, the truck was driven for the first time in 12 years this evening. Jayson and I are working through a few engine bugs, but it was awesome to drive it again!!!
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Congrats - that’s a milestone!
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that truck is going to be absolutely killer when all back together. Jayson is killing it!
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That is pure awesomeness brother! Nothing like a new old truck!
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After cleaning up the mess we made over the weekend and taking a ride, we test fit the bed, then put the bed on the dolly; can't wait to see the work Jayson will perform on the bed. Thanks Mike
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Congrats! Always a good day. Looks great!
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Well, the truck was driven for the first time in 12 years this evening. Jayson and I are working through a few engine bugs, but it was awesome to drive it again!!!
Congratulation Mike! Wau, it is so nice!
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Thanks Ilkka.
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