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Old June 30th, 2021, 01:10 PM
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Ron, You have NO IDEA what slow is..... took me 17 years. Truck was near finished when it went under 11' of water from Katrina and I had to start all over again - finished in 2017, originally started in January of 2000........

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For the slowest build known to man, I'll be installing my brake booster and new master cyl, looking for that radiator is next. Maybe by summer's end i'll be road worthy?
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Old July 2nd, 2021, 12:53 AM
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This was over several "Todays" that I replaced the alternator belt, upper and lower radiator hoses, fuel pump, rebuilt the Stromberg and added a cap and rotor and spark plugs and new wires for my neglected 62 Truck.

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Old July 2nd, 2021, 01:26 AM
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This was over several "Todays" that I replaced the alternator belt, upper and lower radiator hoses, fuel pump, rebuilt the Stromberg and added a cap and rotor and spark plugs and new wires for my neglected 62 Truck.

When are you going to do an engine transplant, and install your 401, Funky?
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Old July 2nd, 2021, 02:48 AM
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Well Ed, not anytime soon. It’s waiting in the wings. I need to see if this 305D will run properly, but it “might” have overheating issues. If that be the case then I may do the swap.
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Old February 16th, 2022, 04:08 AM
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Alright, I finally tackled my driver side rocker. Glad it is done. I already did both side lower fenders. I got some paint mixed to match to blend in the new metal when the weather gets better outside. I hope to get this out on the roads this spring/summer!
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Old February 16th, 2022, 12:35 PM
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Four hundred, this post is timely for me, I'm literally starting on my rockers this week. Yours turned out really nice. Looks like you added the lower front of the door A pillar too. Did you also have to replace the inner cowl panel?
Where did you buy your parts from, the fit looks great?
Oops, I just studied your pictures and see the inner cowl laying there, so you did.
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Old February 17th, 2022, 02:53 PM
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I got my parts from LMC truck because they had them in stock when I was buying and other places didn't. I was pleasantly surprised with the fit. They do take some fussing but overall they were very workable. Yes, I replaced the inner cowl. I was really dreading the job but once I got into it it wasn't terrible. I'm guessing it took me about 12 hours total spread out over 4 days.
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Old March 6th, 2022, 05:36 PM
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What I did for my GMC:
Last summer my clutch totally stopped de-clutching after gradually getting worse over several years. It was on a trip hauling home what was supposed to be the second to last load of hay to carry my livestock over the winter after drought had pretty much killed the hay crop locally.
I've detailed that fix elsewhere here, so suffice to say it was a near thing to finishing off my fifty plus years of using the '60 1500 for literally everything trucks can be used for. No "kits" are available, so I had to piece together a complete rebuild from about five places all over the US. A few months altogether.
Along the way, we discovered that the front right brake was not working. That fix, another near finisher, is also covered elsewhere. It continued to the left side. Both were seized with solid oxidized sixty year old brake fluid.

What my GMC did for me:
After a short local run last weekend, yesterday we finished the interrupted hay hauling with a 20 mile each way trip to bring home not quite a ton. Uphill, downhill, twisty, freeway and downtown with nary a glitch.
Also with several, "Hey, nice truck" comments.
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Old March 7th, 2022, 11:58 AM
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I drove it to keep the cobwebs away....
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I just walked out and pet on her some. Checked her battery and oil. New clutch plunger is holding brake fluid well, so that's nice. Cecilia's sitting waiting on me to find her some new 16" rims and tires. Been driving the old f*rd and missing the old girl. I might buy a cheap set of tires and just live with it for a while if I don't find them soon.
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