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Old 04-08-2019, 05:39 PM   #26
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Re: Lks Dcvn: 70 2wd GMC Jimmy Conversion Project

Just found this thread, You know I love the '70 508 Dark Blue!

Keep up the good work!
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:20 PM   #27
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Re: Lks Dcvn: 70 2wd GMC Jimmy Conversion Project

Thanks guys - appreciate the feedback! Still working down my list of stuff before this thing sees some road time.
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:07 PM   #28
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Now that I have all but one set of body mounts and bolts replaced (the ones under the radiator are still pending) - I took some pix of how the doors align with the bedsides. These doors appear to still be the stock doors so it's amazing how from each side they are not aligned with the side of the truck.

The driver side is spot on while the passenger side is a bit off in the door shape to bedside contour.
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:12 PM   #29
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Re: Lks Dcvn: 70 2wd GMC Jimmy Conversion Project

I also mocked up the chrome bumper that came with the truck and have decided that I'm going to go with the white GMC bumper look instead of chrome for the time being. They are easy to swap if I decide to make a change down the road.

I will also need to adjust the rear driver side bumper bracket as it seems to have drooped a bit over time.

A few minutes with a level and some tools should fix that right up.
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Old 04-22-2019, 04:44 PM   #30
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Re: Lks Dcvn: 70 2wd GMC Jimmy Conversion Project

Looking Good!
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:44 PM   #31
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Re: Lks Dcvn: 70 2wd GMC Jimmy Conversion Project

Spent a few hours today getting some odds and ends done-
  • installed the passenger side mirror arm
  • installed new mirror heads on both doors
  • swapped the chrome bumpers for a set of white patina ones (thanks again RaggedJim - they look great with the white top)
  • obtained a clean set of 2wd manifolds to replace the headers - this will require new exhaust/mufflers so putting that on my list as well down the road

I just picked up a white patina license plate bracket from MI so that should complete the look. I'm checking to see if it comes with a light housing/bulb so I can cross that off my list as well.

There are still several items I need to check out and haven't had a chance as I haven't had time to spend a full weekend on it (or drive it anywhere yet).
  • radiator leak
  • check water pump/thermostat/heater core
  • power steering = leaking bad
  • steering gear - swap to RedHead box
  • swap s10 column for 69-72 stock blue column and comfort grip wheel - can you use an auto column in a manual truck? Any mods needed?
  • swap current gauge cluster for stock replacement with tach - keeping odometer intact
  • find a better shifter boot (that won't tear) for the Muncie M-22
  • replace broken windshield
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:13 AM   #32
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Re: Lks Dcvn: 70 2wd GMC Jimmy Conversion Project

White bumpers look great on it.
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:45 PM   #33
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Re: Lks Dcvn: 70 2wd GMC Jimmy Conversion Project

Looking good, glad they worked out for you.

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Old 05-15-2019, 09:25 PM   #34
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A few more parts came in today and already installed them. Thanks jimmy70 for the license plate holder and working light housing... Looks right at home on the truck.
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Old 05-24-2019, 11:36 AM   #35
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:05 AM   #36
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Re: Lks Dcvn: 70 2wd GMC Jimmy Conversion Project

Still making my way down the list of repairs on the Jimmy. Yesterday was new windshield and precision gasket day. One more thing off the list...

I used a glass repair chain with local service and the tech called in a co-worker to assist in the job. Little during/after shots.
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