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Old May 3rd, 2016, 03:54 PM
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Radiant barrier/batting complete! Still have insulation to do over the office/rooms (loft area) but will be a foam board/batting scenario, so little different.

Got the office all framed up. Put the can lights in and realized they're too tall for the 2x6 roof (sigh), so waiting for some shallow ones I ordered to come in. Just doing some organizing, mounting racks, etc. while I wait. Probably a good time for a break, some chronic pain setting in.
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Old May 4th, 2016, 11:27 AM
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Neat, gonna be nice
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Old May 4th, 2016, 01:33 PM
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I would have it full of junk projects before I got to that stage, and would not ever get to the point you are. Nice job.
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Old May 4th, 2016, 03:21 PM
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Looks good!
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Old May 4th, 2016, 05:00 PM
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Thanks all! I am ITCHING to start working IN it instead of ON it. Just need to get it usable during summer months is all. The walls will be sheeted externally with plywood and just exposed insulation on the inside on the office and bathroom (next on the framing list). sub-flooring on the top for the 'loft' area and all that JUST so I can reach the top of the building to put up the foam board/batting.

And that's how I'm going to leave it for the summer so I can get started on the projects. I'm using the tail gate off a buddy's trailer as gate in my wall to the house right now, so need to get a real gate made as my very first project. BUT, I will be pulling the truck in at that point as well and get started on some much needed maintenance.

It started making a squealing noise, almost like a slipping belt, but more metallic then that. And at the same time, it quit idling. I changed the oil and the noise went away and it idled perfectly again. After about a week, it started squealing and not idling again. I have a feeling there is a pile of sludge in the oil pan due to the engine being soaked with sea-foam/marvel miracle oil/etc. when I first rescued it after 22 years of sitting...and the oil pump is what is making the squealing noise. I have only started it up and let it run for 10 min at a time a couple times a month since then.

Anyway I figure on, at least, pulling the motor up enough to get to the rear main seal, pulling the pan and cleaning it out/putting on a new gasket. Also going to replace the valve cover gaskets since they're seeping too. At that, she should be in good running condition but not sure that, when I have the motor dis-mounted anyway, will I just go ahead and pull it out and the tranny and do a full resto on the body....(sigh) kinda spendy and might keep it out of commission longer than I wanted right now.

Opinions appreciated:
I had a shop do the work when I originally rescued it and they did all the new plug wires, distributor, general tune up stuff, brakes, master cylinder, flushed the gas tank, new filter/oil in the oil bath. So, my thoughts of replacing the main seal, pan gasket, valve cover gaskets, are there other recommended items I should look at if I decide to put it back together and run it for a while?

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Old May 4th, 2016, 05:33 PM
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oh...and on the 'crammed full of junk'...in previous pictures you'll notice both cars under the carport outside the shop. I HAVE a two car garage attached to the house! Yep, all the junk in it is waiting for me to get far enough along with the shop that I don't have to keep moving the ladder and the scaffold all over it...then it's coming over

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Well, it's been a while but I finally pulled her in the shop about 3 months ago and have an actual start! Including a couple shots of the shop where it is right now. Still a ways to go, but got it far enough along to get started on the truck.

The main part is the outside picture of the swamper

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. That's the only way I'm able to do anything in the shop and I just got it fully assembled last week.
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Old August 8th, 2017, 04:51 PM
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Then a shot under the hood. Got just about everything disconnected and motor mounts loose. Just need to remove the hood and remove the drive shaft, etc.. And I can start pulling

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. Going to need some help with that so might be a week or so.

Should be all about the truck from here forward!
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Old August 22nd, 2017, 05:43 PM
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Got talked into frame off, total restore (sigh), and this is following the news I tore the meniscus in my 'good' knee. Probably not going to be a quick turnaround on this.

Anyway, here it goes...
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Old August 28th, 2017, 05:41 PM
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Just 4 more bolts on the drive shaft, a stuck nut on the hand brake, and then I'm down to the 4 bolts on the trans.

My brother should be by Friday, so hoping to have those few things done and the motor hanging from the chain when he gets here. Really not that much of a list, but I won't say how 'easy' it's going to be and jinx it

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