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Old 01-01-2012, 11:10 PM
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Sucribed. I like the tri-pods that you made to hold everything off the ground to hit it with a good coat of paint.
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Awsome....wish I had your shop.....and nice temperatures.....exaclty what I want to do with my 79 2wld short bed....how hard was taking the cab off..and how did you do it....goodluck...will keep up on your progress....
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Awsome....wish I had your shop.....and nice temperatures.....exaclty what I want to do with my 79 2wld short bed....how hard was taking the cab off..and how did you do it....goodluck...will keep up on your progress....

Grandpa(my father in law) in WV has the bigger of the two garages and is the retired body mechanic - that is where all the body parts are located.

My wife wishes I had a shop that wasn't called the garage. This is where all the mechanical pieces are located, engine, transmission, frame, etc. Me and my son are the mechanical nerds.

Eastern VA saturday and sunday was in the mid-60's, epoxy paint lower temp was 55, jumped at the chance.

There were five of us that lifted the cab off the frame and walked it to the rear of the truck once we had the bed removed. Gutted the interior and took the doors off to lighten it up. I read somewhere that lifting it with a board through the windows can buckle the cab.
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where at in VA are you? im just south of Richmond in Chester. and it looks like a nice truck and some good progress!
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Nice job guys. Looks like you off to a good start.
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Rolling Chassis

Said I would post an update when the chassis was rolling. Took advantage of the nice weather in Richmond this past weekend. Note the front differential cover that was a Christmas present. Hope to have the shocks and front end finished by the end of February.

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lookin great- the skulls a nice touch!
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anyone having a set of the steering stabilizer brackets would be helpful, this truck supposedly was wrecked (ran over dad after 2 year old pulled it into neutral) and these brackets are missing. I am talking about the piece that bolts to the drag link and under the first piece of cross frame on the truck.
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Black frames and cad plated bolts are cool. Looks awesome.
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anyone having a set of the steering stabilizer brackets would be helpful, this truck supposedly was wrecked (ran over dad after 2 year old pulled it into neutral) and these brackets are missing. I am talking about the piece that bolts to the drag link and under the first piece of cross frame on the truck.
I have it. Unfortunately, I am nowhere near my truck for a while. For what it's worth, I took the stabilizer off my other truck and had no problems. I didn't really like it on there. Anyway, if you can wait a while (months) I could get you mine.
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Not a lot to update but thought would add a couple of pictures that have a little but of color. Not that the shocks need put on at this time but trying to get some space cleared out in the garage. You can see where the front cab mount has been repaired, completely ate out with rust right at the hole prior.


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Tried to save the old tank but quite literally full of holes once we started the cleaning process. Old straps and linings top and bottom cleaned up real well. Planning on NOT replacing the tank vent line to the front of the truck.

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I had the same problems with my BDS lift so I just went to my local suspention place and they made the u bolts for me.
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White76,

did you end up keeping the factory blocks? I did buy the replacement spring set since the ones I had, had leaf(s) broke in both sides. It looks pretty good sitting without any weight on it and once the motor and coil have settled I am actually afraid it will not be level, with the front lower than the back. Thought I was buying quality, not so sure of that now. 20 years ago when I put the first 79 flare side together the kits have become much more complicated and much more expensive for the basic parts. Can you post pics of what your ride turned out like? Thanks for the post.
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