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Kronald_70GMC 04-11-2020 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by chewychevy67 (Post 8714525)
I am going to change the oil pump. Don't like the noise it makes. So in other words slow

Yeah I saw that. That's not very cool. At least you found it before the engine was installed.

TA_C10 04-11-2020 10:17 PM

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Great milestone. Looks really good Kyle.

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Kronald_70GMC 04-11-2020 10:29 PM

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Thanks TA, I got the weld through and the paint all wrapped up tonight. Tomorrow I will start welding it in. I wont get very far with my small amount of gas but at least it will be a start.

Kronald_70GMC 04-12-2020 03:53 PM

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Hmm, who would of thought that when you welding gas gauge is almost at 0, that you could still do 100 spot welds? Awesome news for me as I just finished welding my cowl back into position!:metal: So excited to see it back on and looking so clean.

chewychevy67 04-12-2020 04:11 PM

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Nice. Are you going to remove the outer roof panel to clean it up under there and check for thin metal and paint as well?

Kronald_70GMC 04-12-2020 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by chewychevy67 (Post 8715107)
Nice. Are you going to remove the outer roof panel to clean it up under there and check for thin metal and paint as well?

I was considering it but if I stick my finger up into the visor hole as far as I can reach, there is nothing but smooth clean metal so I think I'll leave that part alone.

chewychevy67 04-12-2020 04:20 PM

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My cab has holes from cab lights and I have a new roof panel so I may just change it. Not looking forward to that one.

Kronald_70GMC 04-12-2020 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by chewychevy67 (Post 8715118)
My cab has holes from cab lights and I have a new roof panel so I may just change it. Not looking forward to that one.

One of my friends had removed his roof panel from his cab. It wasn't too bad. He even had done it in a way that he could have used the original. Then he went and quit the project and scrapped it. :crazy::lol:If you do it, I assume that you will be welding the rear roof seam? Being that there is no other option.

Richard2112 04-12-2020 06:17 PM

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That's some good looking metal work right there. Cool ideas too.

Kronald_70GMC 04-12-2020 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard2112 (Post 8715230)
That's some good looking metal work right there. Cool ideas too.

Thank you sir.

Kronald_70GMC 04-13-2020 11:50 PM

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I get one mod done and it it just leads me right into the next one. :lol: Maybe one day I'll get back to the rest of my rust repair. I have never been a fan of the wire gutter and I've seen many guys on here close it up and I just had to follow suite. It just finishes off the look the firewall so well IMO. Now just a few days of welding and grinding.:waah: Have a good one guys!

TA_C10 04-14-2020 12:23 PM

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I need a popcorn GIF. I'm just sitting back watching you work the metal. Fantastic work.


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cornerstone 04-14-2020 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by TA_C10 (Post 8716344)
Fantastic work...

Seriously. You are definitely a detail oriented guy, well, at least on this truck you are!

Kronald_70GMC 04-14-2020 05:11 PM

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Thanks guys! So awesome having an audience.:cool:

H A M M 04-16-2020 01:30 PM

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Just read the whole thread thanks to being slow at work. very nice work going on here.

Kronald_70GMC 04-16-2020 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by H A M M (Post 8717739)
Just read the whole thread thanks to being slow at work. very nice work going on here.

Haha I've been doing alot of reading on here as well for the same reason. Thanks for the compliments.

Scurry67 04-17-2020 01:40 AM

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I like your choice in mods. I wished I would have shaved the gutter. Your firewall is going to look so clean.. What's next on your to do list after the firewall mod?

Kronald_70GMC 04-17-2020 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Scurry67 (Post 8718202)
I like your choice in mods. I wished I would have shaved the gutter. Your firewall is going to look so clean.. What's next on your to do list after the firewall mod?

Thanks, I'm pretty happy with how its turning out. Next I need to get all my front sheet metal so that I can install my rockers and cab corners and such. I want to have it all hanging to help with alignment.

Kronald_70GMC 05-02-2020 10:19 PM

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Well its been a little bit since I've posted. I have just about finished up grinding the gutter shave pieces down. Then things have gotten slow as I have been replacing our old, worn carpet in the house with some engineered hardwood that I scored for free from a friend of mine. Its used and has some light scratches but is MUCH nicer than the carpet. On top of that I've got some other house upgrades to do this summer like a new back door and a deck so work will be a little slower on the truck. I did manage to spend a good chunk of today working on the truck, just not on the cab. I ended up scoring a square body junker through a friend for $100. I kept the front crossmember and rear differential off of it. I'm going to use the newer style crossmember for the fact that it will give me rubber bushings on the control arms and disc brakes. It also came with 3 5 bolt rallies and the guy is going to get me a forth so I'm thinking of doing a 5 lug swap while I'm at it in case I want to upgrade the rims down the road. Since I have no pictures of my progress, I thought I'd throw one up of my dads 1969 CST that he put a 348 into. Enjoy. P.S Don't mind the dust and mess around it:lol:

cornerstone 05-03-2020 12:56 AM

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The chevy truck nut doesn't fall far from the tree, huh!? I see your dad has good taste in classic trucks also. What are his plans for it? It appears to be a beauty!:metal:

chewychevy67 05-03-2020 01:01 AM

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That garage looks familiar. Maby if all the paint pails weren't in the way of that driver side door he would drive that truck more.

Kronald_70GMC 05-03-2020 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by cornerstone (Post 8731065)
The chevy truck nut doesn't fall far from the tree, huh!? I see your dad has good taste in classic trucks also. What are his plans for it? It appears to be a beauty!:metal:

It is really nice. He completely restored it a few years ago but hasn't been able to drive it much because it has an oil leak and it is geared VERY high. Revs far to high for any highway driving. Hopefully he can get those things fixed up soon and drive it.

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Originally Posted by chewychevy67 (Post 8731066)
That garage looks familiar. Maby if all the paint pails weren't in the way of that driver side door he would drive that truck more.

Haha I keep trying to get him to clean it up and fix the few issues. It needs to be driven! Lol

cornerstone 05-25-2020 01:01 AM

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Hey Kyle- I hope your making all kinds of progress and taking a ton of pictures...;) I could use some inspiration to get me back on my project!

Kronald_70GMC 05-25-2020 09:11 AM

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Haha I am making progress for sure, unfortunately though it is not on the truck. I've been very busy with renovations on the house. We needed a new deck as well as new flooring and paint. With any sort of luck, I might be able to jump back on the truck sometime in June.

cornerstone 05-25-2020 10:21 AM

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Looks like you are in the same boat as I am! The thing that bothers me is, since I'm not the most organized guy, every time I get a half of an afternoon to work on my truck, it takes me a solid hour of thinking to get me back on track and figure out what I need to do next. I admire guys who can juggle a hundred things and still be organized.

I'm still neck deep in a kitchen and bathroom remodel. We have guests coming to stay with us this Thursday for a week to 10 days so the push is on to wrap up the loose ends and get everything back in its place.

Your deck looks sweet by the way.


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