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    Not a lot to post but I got the doors and hood...

    Not a lot to post but I got the doors and hood painted and I currently blocking the bed trying to get it ready for paint. I have to install windows, its getting there slowly but surely.

    Here are...
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    That’s masking tape from when I was modifying the...

    That’s masking tape from when I was modifying the bumper I didn’t want to scratch the paint. And yes I do know I can’t continue to modify but I have to do what the truck tells me to do or I will not...
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    Done...

    Done
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    https://live.staticflickr.com/7911/32480364427_2fc...

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    Welding it in.
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    Yes another change.lol I keep looking at my 55...

    Yes another change.lol I keep looking at my 55 hood and my 58 hood and thought it would look good if I grafted the 58 hood onto the 55 hood. ...
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    I use to own a 1964 Suburban I wish I had it now....

    I use to own a 1964 Suburban I wish I had it now. It was a cool truck, my band (at the time) and I had a lot of fun in that truck. This was in the mid 80's
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    Thanks man for all your compliments. Yeah I...

    Thanks man for all your compliments.


    Yeah I know trucks have really sky rocketed in price, especially the C10's. Question why 60-61? 60-66 also have the same body style
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    Well once again I could not leave well enough...

    Well once again I could not leave well enough alone. The more I looked at the truck the more 20x12 in the rear kept on calling me. So I decided on new shoes for the project. I thought 20's in the...
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    Hey Guys, I have not been able to work on the...

    Hey Guys,

    I have not been able to work on the truck alot lately due to the weather in Los Angeles (Can you believe I said that about LA? Its been raining alot lately) But have been able to do...
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    The wheels are 18x7 front and 18x10 rear. ...

    The wheels are 18x7 front and 18x10 rear.

    Correct on the seat. I've been looking for the one with the center arm rest for a really long time and I could not find it in So Cal. Then I met up with...
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    Well I was finally able to get her back on all...

    Well I was finally able to get her back on all 4's since I painted the cab and the front clip.*
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    Thanks for all the compliments guys bmarler, ...

    Thanks for all the compliments guys

    bmarler,

    You are correct it is basically still a manual ebrake, the only difference is how the pressure is applied and released. Mine is the push of a button...
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    I was able to put some work in on the truck over...

    I was able to put some work in on the truck over the Holidays. I fabricated these bumper brackets, shaved mounting holes, to a a smoother looking bumper. Now I have to find a good chrome shop....
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    Yes Henry it pulls and releases the tension of...

    Yes Henry it pulls and releases the tension of the Parking Brake cables. A great holiday season to you and yours also buddy.






    Yeah the actuator I used is 2 inch stroke and 225 pounds of...
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    I believe in having working parking brakes but I...

    I believe in having working parking brakes but I wanted a electric parking brake, but I was not willing to pay 400 bucks for one so I fabricated my own.

    I have this wired when the parking brake is...
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    Wow now thats a story.lol Lucky is what I'd say,...

    Wow now thats a story.lol Lucky is what I'd say, thats jail time for sure.

    Hopefully I will have the car ready for summer cruising and meet and greets. I'm not really into car shows as far as...
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    Let there be lights...

    Let there be lights
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    Nope the tie rod is not hooked up I was changing...

    Nope the tie rod is not hooked up I was changing a cracked dust boot before I decided to take pics
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    The wifey said the truck was way too loud.lol She...

    The wifey said the truck was way too loud.lol She will be in it with me and I want her comfortable so I had to compromise. I installed new mufflers. The were cheap but got good reviews. So for the...
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    Henry, No need to wonder I'm always working on...

    Henry,

    No need to wonder I'm always working on cars and trucks. Mine or my buddies, it keeps me out of trouble and like the wife says she knows where I am at all times.lol I'm with her or with...
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    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4824/45348249195_728...

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    Well Iím finally getting this thing to look like...

    Well Iím finally getting this thing to look like a something. I got the complete dog house install, along with the headlights and turn signals, and an engine cover (I think itís temporary until I...
  23. I've had a Miller 211 for the past 2 years and...

    I've had a Miller 211 for the past 2 years and love it. Before that I had a Hobart Handler 180. I don't think you can go wrong with either (especially for a home shop) but the Miller is the better...
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    Thanks. I've already fab a cover for debris out...

    Thanks. I've already fab a cover for debris out of a drain cover from homedepot.lol
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    Yes I do sleep, but only enough to stay healthy, ...

    Yes I do sleep, but only enough to stay healthy, I have things to do.lol

    I've always been into the 50's cars and trucks since I was a little kid. Yes I wanted a 55-59 chevy truck or a 56 Custom...
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    I've been trying to think of a way to build a air...

    I've been trying to think of a way to build a air box to have the coolest air possible and found a air box that is exactly what I was thinking of building. It took a simple mod but I i did not have...
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    Thanks man, and no that is a aftermarket grille....

    Thanks man, and no that is a aftermarket grille. There will come a time I have to find a decent chrome shop in my area also. I'm shaving and doing other mods to my bumper and it will need to be...
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    You mean like this ...

    You mean like this

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    I did this mod to the inner fenders for this purpose. ...
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    Well I got the inner fenders installed. The truck...

    Well I got the inner fenders installed. The truck is starting to look like a truck.lol

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    With the column mod finished, I installed the...

    With the column mod finished, I installed the steering column and I have to say I like it much better than the ididit swivel ball I had in place before. Less busy and a smoother look in my opinion. ...
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    That is Nason Basecoat (we are very limited of...

    That is Nason Basecoat (we are very limited of what we can purchase in Cali as far a solvent paints) and a Tamco Galmour Clear.
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    Yeah that green looks different in different...

    Yeah that green looks different in different settings, also pics are from different cameras. Actual the second pic is the actual color of the truck in person.
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    Well I finished blending the paint on the...

    Well I finished blending the paint on the firewall after the steering column mount fab work. It came out nice, you can't tell that I cut into that paint. ...
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    Yeah but that can make your wife crazy because...

    Yeah but that can make your wife crazy because she just wants you to get her done. It can also be very time consuming and expensive.lol Ask me how I know.lol
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    Way too much admiration for my work but I thank...

    Way too much admiration for my work but I thank you. We may not be able to hang out but you can still ask me questions and I will try to answer them to the best of my knowledge.
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    Did you mean commended or committed.lol Thanks...

    Did you mean commended or committed.lol Thanks for the compliments man I really appreicate it.
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    I glad you are enjoying looking at this stuff....

    I glad you are enjoying looking at this stuff. Its nice to know that people are as car crazy as I am.
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    Thanks Len I forgot to post this pic. These...

    Thanks Len


    I forgot to post this pic. These are the new gauges installed.

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    Working on the tune since the cam swap. The...

    Working on the tune since the cam swap. The engine was turning off when I gave it some gas so I had to start tweaking ECU settings. Here are a couple of videos of me trying to get it right.
    First...
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    Welded in and mocked up and yes I like it much...

    Welded in and mocked up and yes I like it much better.
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    Grinded all the welds, filler, primer and almost done blocking. I will blend...
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    Raptor liner tinted with body color and clear. ...

    Raptor liner tinted with body color and clear.
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    Raptor liner tinted with body no clear.
    ...
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    New Radiator...
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    Front Fenders...

    Front Fenders
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    The truck is moving along slowly, but its moving...

    The truck is moving along slowly, but its moving along.
    First a mod I did to the inner fenders.
    I welded up one of the valleys in the inner fender to use a s a wire loom for the electrical wire...
  45. Thread: Hey 'bam'...

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    Nope he wins, his truck is finished.lol Plus the...

    Nope he wins, his truck is finished.lol Plus the only one I'm in competition with is myself. Improving my knowledge and skills that is what its all about.
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    Not much could be done with that.lol

    Not much could be done with that.lol
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    Thanks guys all the kind words are really...

    Thanks guys all the kind words are really appreciated. I'm really enjoying building this truck.
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    I also installed the hidden tailgate latches I...

    I also installed the hidden tailgate latches I had from the step side.

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    This now how Iím raising the bed floor.
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    I just can’t leave well enough alone. I had to go...

    I just can’t leave well enough alone. I had to go out and by the new fleetside bedsides.lol

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    First order of business was to smooth...
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