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Old 06-23-2018, 09:28 AM   #176
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

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Lookin' good. I'm taking notes...
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Nice work Mike!
Thanks fella’s!! I need to clean my garage, get a pile of boxes recycled, then head to the landfill with other “stuff!”

Thanks Mike
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:07 PM   #177
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

Well, started to clean the garage after going to the landfill, however, I got distracted with other things.

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1. Put the wheels and caps on...distraction number one..cascaded from there!!
2. Got a little ambitious and hooked the LS to the picker!!
3. Installation went smoothly when I got the boy involved.
4. Fits well.
5. Checking driveshaft. The truck spent a lot of time out in the elements with the box off, you can see some of the pitting on top of the frame, still sturdy though!!

Also replaced the camaro exhaust manifolds with Hooker exhaust manifolds, then installed Hooker's down-tube thingy's with the bung for the O2 sensors.

The left air bag is leaking....I believe I didn't push the tubing into the fitting all the way when I was in a rush, it takes about an hour to deflate the airbag. Gonna have to fix that tomorrow.

Gonna head to JaysonB's tonight and run him some parts. Garage aint gonna get cleaned today. Lol!!

Thanks Mike
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:08 AM   #178
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

Looks good. Does the panhard bar clear the rear end pumpkin when the suspension is completely air'd out?
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:14 AM   #179
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Looks good. Does the panhard bar clear the rear end pumpkin when the suspension is completely air'd out?
Karl, as it is now, no. I will have to adjust the panhard bar at some point. The bracket holding the bar will have to be moved inward toward the pumpkin about 1/2 an inch and point a little skyward in order to clear the pumpkin when the truck is air'd out. Thanks Mike
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:55 AM   #180
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

Had to do something last night so I put some epoxy on a couple bed pieces that had been blasted and picked up on Friday. I’m waiting on some upper air bag brackets that are being fabricated for me so I can finish the rear of the frame. Thanks Mike
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:57 PM   #181
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

Always have to be doing something truck related!! Tonight I shuffled around the garage. I put the frame aside and will focus on the cab for a few days. I’m still waiting on my two upper brackets for the rear air bags. I found some time to do a little more welding and grinding on the cab. Mike
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:14 AM   #182
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

Started to lay out the bed pieces again. I’ll need to get a lot in epoxy primer this weekend.
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Old 08-02-2018, 05:41 PM   #183
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

there it is, been waiting on this update!
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

I know, I know! More to come!
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:19 PM   #185
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Re: Sparky's 1978 Silverado Build "Addiction"

Tonight I put the front steering components together and aligned the tires as close as I could get them until it gets aligned professionally down the road. Mike
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