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Kronald_70GMC 03-29-2020 11:40 AM

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I'm keeping my kick panel vents for that same reason. I don't want to have issues, and sometimes it's beneficial to have fresh air come in.

Windshield looks great. I should have done that one too since it's going to be my DD and I'm a little worried about windshield leaks.

I thinking that if I was to make a delete plate from the outside while I have the cowl off that had a couple of louvers in it it would probably give me enough and not be too noisy. I'm still undecided on this, I dont even know how I'd go about punching louvers.:lol:

As for the windshield, as long as you get those seams filled up nicely with some sort of seam sealer, I think you would be fine. I didn't even think to much on that, I was more motivated to have my drip rail appear seamless all the way around. I suppose it probably would be helpful in the leak department as well.

Kronald_70GMC 03-29-2020 04:13 PM

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Well I guess that answer that question. I spent the morning making a die for hammering out some louvers. I think if I was to have three louvers in each side, it should be able to pull enough fresh air through for everything to remain happy. I'm hoping that it will also double as a pressure relief for closing the doors as this would allow me to remove the one in the drivers door jamb for a cleaner look.
Oh and cornerstone, I've included pics of my grinding arsenal if your interested.

Kronald_70GMC 03-30-2020 02:31 PM

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I have figured out how I'm getting my wiring into the engine bay as well. Thanks to TA C10 for linking me to a thread about these. I'm just unsure if I will need all 3 or just the two. I guess I'm going to have to order a wiring harness soon so I will know for sure.

TA_C10 03-30-2020 03:33 PM

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I love those louvers! Nice work. And I'm excited to see how your wiring turns out. It's gonna be sweet hidden like that :thumbs:

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Kronald_70GMC 03-30-2020 04:39 PM

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I love those louvers! Nice work. And I'm excited to see how your wiring turns out. It's gonna be sweet hidden like that :thumbs:

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Thanks man! I'm also excited to see how my wiring is gonna turn out. That would mean I'm done the cab.

Kronald_70GMC 03-30-2020 10:13 PM

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Well that escalated quickly.:lol: Turns out I wasn't able to fit 3 of those seal tight elbows on the one side. Then I got to thinking, why not put 2 on both sides?:crazy: That way I can even run an amp power wire up through one of them on the passenger side. Plus you never know when you might need to snake a wire through for something.

TA_C10 03-30-2020 11:36 PM

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Great idea, always provision for extra. Now your gonna have to start thinking about door wiring lol.

Kronald_70GMC 03-31-2020 12:26 AM

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Great idea, always provision for extra. Now your gonna have to start thinking about door wiring lol.

I'm not sure there will be any door wiring. I think I'm gonna stick with crank windows and manual locks. Although there is plenty of time for me to change my mind.;)

Kronald_70GMC 04-02-2020 11:00 PM

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Today I pulled the trigger on a wiring harness so that I could get it all mounted up from the inside. It is a 21 circuit E-Z Wiring kit that I picked up locally for $375. Seems to be pretty good quality and I'm quite happy with it.:metal:

TA_C10 04-03-2020 12:54 AM

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I've heard those kits are good quality. And a quick tip I learned. Install your fuses last. Turn on the ignition. Plug then in one at a time. If one pops, you know where to look/trace.

Kronald_70GMC 04-03-2020 08:57 AM

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I've heard those kits are good quality. And a quick tip I learned. Install your fuses last. Turn on the ignition. Plug then in one at a time. If one pops, you know where to look/trace.



Thanks for the tip. Makes good sense to me.

Kronald_70GMC 04-04-2020 10:21 PM

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I spent the afternoon in the shop today. I managed to get the passenger side of the cowl fitting much better. From factory, it was almost as though the piece was formed incorrectly. It was twisted towards the front of the cab and sticking out to far to the side. I assume that is why there were SO MANY SPOT WELDS on this side.:lol: I had to make two relief cuts but it is sitting much better now.

cornerstone 04-04-2020 11:34 PM

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Another fine repair! I gotta ask... How do you get your metal so freakin clean?! It practically looks like surgical steel!

Kronald_70GMC 04-05-2020 12:52 AM

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Another fine repair! I gotta ask... How do you get your metal so freakin clean?! It practically looks like surgical steel!

Haha I have a black, very course puck type of paint stripping wheel on a drill as well as a wire wheel attached to a drill. I like the shine it gives, it makes it easier to find lows and highs so I can address as much as possible before I do any filler.

Kronald_70GMC 04-05-2020 12:53 AM

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This is the one here

Scurry67 04-05-2020 03:23 AM

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Looks awesome man! Really enjoying all the firewall pictures. I added the round corner on mine to make it look more symmetrical, but you took yours to another level. Keep it up!

Kronald_70GMC 04-05-2020 12:05 PM

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Looks awesome man! Really enjoying all the firewall pictures. I added the round corner on mine to make it look more symmetrical, but you took yours to another level. Keep it up!

Thanks for the compliments. I'll have to check your build out.

Kronald_70GMC 04-05-2020 10:03 PM

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Today I got the last hole from the original heater fan filled in. I also cut out the small reinforcement plate for the corner of the cowl and cut/welded in a new piece to mimic the driver side. I still have to add the flange from cowl to cab so I can install it but I am getting close.

TA_C10 04-05-2020 11:45 PM

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Looking great!

Kronald_70GMC 04-06-2020 01:08 AM

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Looking great!


Thanks. I see you have been making good progress on yours as well. Keep it up!

Kronald_70GMC 04-07-2020 10:53 PM

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I have finished the re constructive surgery on the passenger cowl tonight. Looks damn near like the other side now. Next I've got alot of welding ahead of me, all of my spot weld holes are much to big to plug weld nicely so I have flattened off and folded over the end of a copper pipe so I can weld all the old holes shut and drill new ones.:crazy::lol: Another reason that im happy I have removed my cowl is that now I will be able to get the wire gutter much straighter when I weld it back on. That one picture shows just how far off it was before. That mark in the center of the hole was the edge of my spot weld cutter.

Kronald_70GMC 04-11-2020 08:16 PM

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Oh boy was that ever fun! Welding 100 holes shut just to drill 100 smaller ones.:lol: I'm very close to getting my cowl back on now. I've busted out the brush on seam sealer and sealed all the seams under the cowl. Now it's just some weld through primer, then some paint and then I can begin the 100 plug welds, though I'm probably only going to get about 10 in before I run out of shielding gas.:waah: Oh well the weather is starting to smarten up around here finally so I can always start taking the front end apart and get ready to mock up for cab corners and rockers.:metal:

chewychevy67 04-11-2020 08:52 PM

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That looks sharp. I'll bring my cab over next lol.

Kronald_70GMC 04-11-2020 09:24 PM

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That looks sharp. I'll bring my cab over next lol.

Haha I've got the whole rest of my truck to finish first. :lol: How is your engine coming along?

chewychevy67 04-11-2020 09:36 PM

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I am going to change the oil pump. Don't like the noise it makes. So in other words slow


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