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Old 09-09-2014, 10:20 PM
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Not a whole lot to update guys, but i'm finally caught up at the shop and am able to get back to work on the crew.

Sorry in advance for no pics, but i'll get back on the pic program soon.

I installed the speedo cable the other day. The only thing i need for it now is the little foam thing that acts as a grommet at the fire wall. i'm sure i can steal one of one of my parts trucks.

The front signal lights are installed in the grill. I decided to go with the amber 76-77 style ones, even though i am using the earlier 73-75 grill inserts.

Today i installed about 50% of the chrome trim on the drivers side.

Today i also installed a new door hinge spring on the front drivers door. It was a small thing that got over looked when the truck was all apart, so i had the fun of struggling to install a new one with the door and fender on the truck.

Still waiting on the window guy to show up to install the front and rear glass. But saying that, i took a closer look at my rear slider and it is need of some repair. There is not much left of the lower felt track and the upper one isn't much better. I have 4 other sliders on my collection, but none of them were better that the one out of the crew, so i decided to dissect it...I took it all apart and got what as left of the old felt out.

Its difficult to find parts for these sliders so if anyone has info/tricks/ or tips for me i'm all ears....

I thought about using a piece of window felt, the one that goes in the track on the vent window. I took an old one that i had and it seems that it will fit in the groove and the glass would slide in it, but the one i was experimenting with was so rotten and fragile it soon fell apart.
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Old 09-15-2014, 04:46 PM
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A small update. I finally have a front window in the truck!

The window guy showed up on Friday and i helped him throw the window in. It went in without a problem, and now that i have seen/helped a professional do it i'm pretty confident that i could install the next one myself. I had a bad experience trying to do a rear window a few years ago so i was a little gun shy of installing a front one.

And on the topic of a rear window, i was telling the window guy about trying to find parts for my factory rear window. He asked if i had considered a brand new rear window? I hadn't really thought about it because i thought that it would be a pricey item and i already had the factory slider. He said that he was sure he could order one that would fit that truck, he called his supplier, and told me he could get a brand new slider, with the black window frame and with smoked glass for $165 at his cost. I said do it!

So as of this wed i should have a NEW rear window installed that won't leak and with no rattles!

A couple a pics...nothing too exciting though.

a new windshield
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just a side shot so you can see the new window and some of the drivers side chrome installed


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I really need to invest in a new camera.

Next steps: finish chrome install, install visor above windshield, install the door weather stripping.
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Looking good.

Next exciting thing to watch come together is the interior.
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I was going to do tinted out rear window but installer said another 2 buisness days + weekend of sitting there with no rear window so I went clear. Windows are not bad priced actually! The seal costs something though.
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Looking good.

Next exciting thing to watch come together is the interior.
Thanks! I hope that the interior goes a little faster than the exterior. My plan is to finish all the exterior stuff first, then get to the interior. I have my new vinyl floor spread out on my basement trying to let it flatten out for a while. I ordered a vinyl floor for a 2wd crew because my shifter is in a different location than stock so i'll have to cut it to fit.
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I was going to do tinted out rear window but installer said another 2 buisness days + weekend of sitting there with no rear window so I went clear. Windows are not bad priced actually! The seal costs something though.
Ya i was surprised at the price too! I had bought a couple rear window gaskets for like 35 bucks or something from the bronco graveyard a couple years ago, but both of them got consumed from my 'bad' rear window installation experience on my other highboy. I just bought one locally from a shop that specializes in old truck parts (mainly chev, and i took some abuse while i was in there buying ford parts...) and i paid 70 bucks. I hope the new glass works out for me.
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