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Old 02-27-2018, 09:16 AM   #1
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Might as well get this started. Made a deal on square body last night. 5.3 LS swap with a cam of some sort. Drives well, needs some finishing touches to be perfect. Door hinge pins and adjustment, Window tracks, clean up some wiring, reconnect power windows etc. guy got it back from the body shop and didnt really touch it. Really hard and really pricey stuff is done. I would call it 98% but realistically 95% because it will never be done.








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Old 02-27-2018, 09:18 AM   #2
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Nice toy. I like the digital gauges.
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Old 02-27-2018, 09:44 AM   #3
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Nice toy. I like the digital gauges.


Thanks. They are nice looking. Intellitronix not Dakota though. I need to try and tweak them a bit. Temp isnt working. Hoping I can make them work for a while. Auto meter cluster is a mile down the list.


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Old 03-01-2018, 02:47 PM   #4
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Nice. I had an 02 single cab with the 5.3. Just a few mods like intake, exhaust, reprogrammer. It would get down the road pretty good.
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Old 03-01-2018, 02:59 PM   #5
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Glad you found a truck! Looks like it was worth the wait and the searching.
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:03 PM   #6
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Dang that is nice!
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:09 PM   #7
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You aren't by chance up around the Cypress area near Grant Rd are you, I saw a very similar truck up in that area just the other day.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:18 AM   #8
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You aren't by chance up around the Cypress area near Grant Rd are you, I saw a very similar truck up in that area just the other day.


Wasn't me, but I'm in that area sometimes. Truck went straight into my workshop and hast come out yet. Thanks everyone I really like it. Door hinges are fighting me. Spent a few hours yesterday and didn't gain any ground. Not sure what to do next. Might just take it to a body shop- I need to know if something is wrong or its just me. Guy said they are new doors so definitely a chance it's out of spec.


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Old 03-02-2018, 07:19 AM   #9
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Nice. I had an 02 single cab with the 5.3. Just a few mods like intake, exhaust, reprogrammer. It would get down the road pretty good.


I had the motor in a similar truck and it was fun stock. Should be about perfect for what I want with the upgrades.


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Old 03-04-2018, 08:05 AM   #10
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Nothing too exciting. Gathered some parts and pulled the vent windows to rebuild them. Frames for the glass are shot so have to order those. Guy I know through my aunt told me stop by he had some extra parts. Scored the billet door trim, kick panel speakers, and a new back glass for free. Nice to know nice folks.

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Glass cleaned up well enough. Re-Using what i can. I'm learning these old girls will $40 you into the poor house.




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Old 03-05-2018, 08:38 AM   #11
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Upon further review, I donít think the paint was touched after the truck left the booth. It doesnít look bad- can I just cut and buff with progressively finer compounds or does it have to be wet sanded? Truck will be driven a lot so not looking for a show finish


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Old 03-12-2018, 09:59 AM   #12
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Some destruction, some progress over the weekend. Passenger door is close to perfect and fender is back on. Driver door is usable, Iíll remount the fender this week. Door alignment is no fun. Everything moves in different directions. Oh well, it didnít beat me. Fun stuff on the horizon and Iím ready.




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Old 03-20-2018, 08:15 AM   #13
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No picture worthy progress. Doors are good to go, aligned and close smoothly. Door wiring has been cleaned up and switch harnesses replaced as needed. Wire nuts should never be a part of automotive wiring. Started working on the vent window rebuild last night, have a ways to go. Have all the stereo gear to install. Going basic, but should sound good. A/c and new tires/wheels are the last big areas. Still deciding on installing the drop kit.


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Old 03-20-2018, 08:17 AM   #14
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Sweet looking truck for sure!!
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:38 AM   #15
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Pretty cool. I always wanted to work on an older truck like this but 1. dont have the time or knowledge and 2. dont have the space to accommodate one.

Nice work sir
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:43 AM   #16
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Looks good! Keep it up....
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Old 03-20-2018, 09:12 AM   #17
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As far as your paint goes give it a whirl with your buffer. You can't unsand something. Sometimes guys put paint on thiiiiiin and if you don't know it's best to go least aggressive to most aggressive and stop when you are happy.
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Old 03-20-2018, 12:18 PM   #18
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Thanks everyone. Hope to have some good progress and pictures this weekend. I do think I can live with the paint after a good buff especially since I know nothing about it.


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Old 03-30-2018, 08:30 AM   #19
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I'm off today and about to head outside. I debated, but I like to read the good and the bad. Windows have fought me. I have to work on the vent windows today, rivets are crooked and windows aren't sealing. May have to drill the out.

Big screw up on my part last night, I would use a 4 letter word for sure. Twisted the temp sender adapter off in the head. My fault, I drilled it out for the sender I had. Broke off about a 16th inside the head. Cussing, drinking, praying, thinking ensued in that order. After a couple beers and some google time I was wondering how hard it would be to pull the head. Then an amazing post- torx bits work great as an easy out. I had the perfect size. Tapped it with some needle nose to seat in the soft brass. Didn't work with a ratchet but I could feel the notches I made. Twisted right out by hand. Thank god that crisis was nothing. Order the right stuff kids, tools and parts. Faster to wait on shipping than do things 3 times.


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Old 07-02-2018, 12:54 PM   #20
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Looking good, keep up the good work.
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