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Old 03-29-2017, 07:29 PM
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Good luck with your move.
I hope 2017 & 18 allows you lots of progress.

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Old 04-02-2017, 07:20 AM
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Hey Dustin,

The frame project looks great so far.
Good luck with the NOS parts chase and with home hunting.
Have you decided where your next move (location) will take you & your family?
Difficult to pack up everything for a regular move but with a restoration project in parts and bins it's even more challenging.
Best of luck.
 
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Old 11-08-2017, 03:24 PM
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Hello everyone. The family and truck are now back in California where the restoration has resumed. Progress was very slow the past three years while in Alaska but did move forward along with the acquisition of several more NOS parts. This week, the original carburetor is headed out to Holley for a full restoration and the valve covers out for powder coating. I anticipate completing the engine restoration/rebuild by the end of Spring. Thank you for all your support with this project. Will post pictures along the way.
 
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Glad you are back in the restoration business! Keep us posted and thanks again for your service.
 
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:37 AM
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I love these builds to follow and see the nice work. But words like restoration, concourse and NOS always make me a little sad that there is another great old truck taken off the road of life, where they were meant to be.
 
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Progress to report?
 
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Old 04-16-2018, 08:05 PM
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The original Holley 2300 2-bbl carburetor is back from restoration looking factory new; the folks at Holley did a superb job. The entire unit was disassembled, cleaned, all components re-dyed and re-plated in their original/correct finishes, and re-assembled with a new brass float, gaskets, and needle/seat assembly. The last of the NOS engine parts have been slowly trickling in. The plan is to have the engine block machined in June/July, at which point the entire engine is ready for re-assembly with nearly all NOS parts and then painted (heads, crankshaft, and rods are complete).

NEXT:
-Re-install cab on chassis in preparation for drop-off at body/paint facility.
-Disassemble transmission and prepare for restoration.
-Send differential carrier out for concours restoration and rebuild using all NOS parts (in hand).

I appreciate you guys keeping me engaged in the project. Between multiple military moves over the past four years and spending time on other projects, my interest began to wane over the last few years. Now with the largest garage I've had to date and opportunity to stay/retire in place, conditions have never been more ideal to complete the project. My career does have me busy and away from home often, however, I do intend to make significant progress this year.

On a separate note...I refused to pay Photobucket's ransom and now the restoration photos are no longer linked. Anyone have a recommended 3rd party hosting site to use in lieu of Photobucket?
 
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Perhaps you could do a youtube documentary with the pictures you've been accumulating.. Keep up the amazing work.
 
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