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Old 10-21-2021, 04:50 PM   #2526
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Thanks, great to be back working on the truck. Try to do something to it everyday. More pictures of progress to come
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Old 10-22-2021, 07:35 AM   #2527
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sorry step side bed was sold 2018. bought the fleet bed kit shortly after. was diagnosed with stage 4 non hodgkins lymphoma in 2019. one year of chemo and a stem cell transplant and another year of recovery i am in remission and back on the truck project. will try to post progress pictures periodically.
OMG, glad to hear your recovery is going great, the new box will be nice on there, good luck.
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:21 AM   #2528
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OMG, glad to hear your recovery is going great, the new box will be nice on there, good luck.
Thanks jiggers.enjoying everyday I'm above ground & wrenching on these trucks.
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Old 10-23-2021, 08:13 PM   #2529
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Replaced the cab mounts on my '69 C20. I knew the were compressed, but I didn't realize that they were this bad. I'm also getting ready to replace the dented bedside so I definitely had to do this now so I can line-up the trim on the new one.
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Old 10-23-2021, 10:46 PM   #2530
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sorry step side bed was sold 2018. bought the fleet bed kit shortly after. was diagnosed with stage 4 non hodgkins lymphoma in 2019. one year of chemo and a stem cell transplant and another year of recovery i am in remission and back on the truck project. will try to post progress pictures periodically.
That's an amazing comeback and the best post in this thread. Cheers to you!
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Old 10-23-2021, 11:47 PM   #2531
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Well, new toy / upgrade .... a Progression Ignition! I was a bit apprehensive but it went pretty smooth. Well, other than putting my plug wires on off by one plug on the cap - doh!

After following (and watching a YouTube) she fired right up at 10 BTDC. I didn't need to touch a thing (other than my wires). I have to say I get hypnotize watching the little red dot move around. I have a windshield mount for my iPhone and it is awesome watching all the data during test driving.

The other part of getting this thing is the lockout, which you enable/disable from your phone. After catching some guy trying to open my driver's door in the parking lot of Target, I'll feel a bit better being able to lockout the ignition.

On a sadder note, my newly rebuilt '72 carb crapped out on me yesterday and I had to put back on my '78 carb. I swear I can't win with that '72 carb. Something funky happen after nailing the pedal and just won't run right (like it is dumping gas, making a ton of black smoke, and hardly will idle).
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Old 10-24-2021, 01:19 PM   #2532
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'72 Carb is back on, Cliff told me that I likely tighten my bolts to much and that was causing my secondaires to hang open a little. I had told him that I used a digital torque wrench to take them to 15 ft lbs, he responded don't do that and just hand snug them down.

I did this with my hand driver, she started right up with no apparent vacuum leaks. Doing a number of back and forth test drives on my boulevard (to be very close to my home garage) where I got more and more aggressive on the pedal - no problems at all. I figured I did 15~20 foot slams, carb didn't stick. Hope it stays that way!

All during this testing, I'm also watching my Progression Ignition app from my iPhone. Freaking awesome ignition / app!


PS: So nice for Cliff to respond on a Sunday - that guy is aces.


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New response just now after I reported the good news to Cliff - he responded again. Which makes a lot of sense now.
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When bushings are installed the throttle shaft clearances are reduced to less than .001” so they can stick if over-tightened........
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Old 10-24-2021, 04:27 PM   #2533
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Not much work done this weekend. Did make a 300 mile round trip down to my fathers house and moved a few loads of rock and pavers in my 67. Great weather to enjoy the truck. Soon as I get my ac going I will be using this truck more often
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Old 10-24-2021, 06:00 PM   #2534
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Worked on brakes to get rid of front hop during braking. I could feel the brakes grabbing on/off if light pressure and barely moving. Jacked up rear and spinning rear tire I could feel brake grab and release during each revolution.

Had the drums turned and yep, out of round. Shop took material from about 1/3 of the circumference. More like half for the other side. Drums were new, so either I did it overheating them or crappy part from get go. Had the new rotors turned as well. All new friction material and hop is now gone!
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Old 10-24-2021, 06:22 PM   #2535
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Found some more awesome wiring.
The entire tail light harness is butt connector heaven.
Who makes a decent harness?
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Old 10-24-2021, 07:44 PM   #2536
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M&H. Can get it through GMC Pauls.
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Old 10-24-2021, 08:49 PM   #2537
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M&H. Can get it through GMC Pauls.
GMC Paul’s is where I got my tail light harness.

I got the drivers side door sorted. Was a little close near the top front corner, then adjusted the latch. Overall a real pain with the front fenders on but I got it done. Waiting on some door handle gaskets and new door relay to put the entire door back together and then tear the passengers aide down.
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Old 10-24-2021, 10:24 PM   #2538
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It's turning back into a truck, good progress!
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Old 10-24-2021, 11:38 PM   #2539
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Spent a few hours under my truck today changing the way the trans crossmember was installed.

When I first put the motor and trans in the crossmember was outside the frame rail and bolted to the rear mount pad on the transmission. I had to put in a 1.5 inch aluminum shim to line up the driveshaft.

I never liked it that way and finally got in there and figured out that I could flip it and use the mounting pad closer to the transmission pan. Now it lines up perfectly with no shim.

OCD, but seems better.
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Old 10-24-2021, 11:41 PM   #2540
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Gmc pauls site doesn't like my phone.
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Old 10-25-2021, 08:13 AM   #2541
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sorry step side bed was sold 2018. bought the fleet bed kit shortly after. was diagnosed with stage 4 non hodgkins lymphoma in 2019. one year of chemo and a stem cell transplant and another year of recovery i am in remission and back on the truck project. will try to post progress pictures periodically.
Nice work Iím torn between Fleet and Step so I have one of each 🤭 these trucks are great for all kinds of therapy God Bless stay in the fight 🙏🏻
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Old 10-25-2021, 04:29 PM   #2542
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A little more done over the weekend.
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Old 10-25-2021, 04:42 PM   #2543
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^^^^You are going to get sued for whiplash when you get that truck back together. Guys gonna be jerking their heads around for a better look and hurt themselves.
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Old 10-25-2021, 06:13 PM   #2544
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Was wondering why my truck started misfiring on my way home from NC . Think the 43ts were to cold for the engine . Engine uses no oil no smoke and never needs water . 5 out of the 8 were nasty
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Old 10-25-2021, 10:52 PM   #2545
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A little more done over the weekend.
Very nice looking truck, like the color combo. Good job.
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Old 10-26-2021, 07:10 AM   #2546
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A little more done over the weekend.
WOW man, she's really coming together, love the color & the GMC,
I'm curious about your tow hooks, my hooks are facing the back ..... did you put your on backwards or are mine ????
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Old 10-26-2021, 08:52 AM   #2547
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WOW man, she's really coming together, love the color & the GMC,
I'm curious about your tow hooks, my hooks are facing the back ..... did you put your on backwards or are mine ????
They look like 60-68 hooks. If I'm correct, they are correct. 69-72 pointed the other way.
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Old 10-26-2021, 09:28 AM   #2548
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Thanks for all the comments. This truck is a 1968 K25, from all the research I did on this forum for 68' tow hooks they are the correct hook and mounted the correct way (backward in my mind) for a 67' & 68'. I believe GM produced these from 1960 to 1968. They fit pointing back (correct in my mind) on the 1960 - 1966 trucks because the front bumper/frame is different.
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Old 10-26-2021, 10:12 AM   #2549
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Thanks guys, obviously I was not awake yet when I looked at the hooks, they are not like mine (1971) at all,
mine are like this
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Old 10-29-2021, 09:27 PM   #2550
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Opened up the AAW kit that came today.
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