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Old 10-05-2013, 11:37 AM   #201
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backhalf looks nice. transisition looks smooth!!!
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yeah, skills, wayner has got.
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back half is gonna look real good
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redoing the cab mounts too I guess.




truck went ahead and named itself. this cab has been on the last 4 years and I have never noticed this ever.

flipped it so dont drag your screen to a mirror

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Old 10-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #205
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wayne does awesome work.. glad his is redoing the whole mess
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glad to see youre still working on it
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he didnt like the way the cab was mounted either so he cut off the old ones and made new body mounts.
cab all leveled

rears


fronts


burned in


started on the front mounts





started on the cluster too. the nice thing is that the stepper motors for all the individual gauges separate from the main board super easy, so its just a matter of mounting them in the stock locations and wiring to the circuit board. lighting will be super easy too, it will look totally stock. for the tach I will probably make a new decal for the factory location, and install the tank pressure gauge in the other location.



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obligatory high angle shot for the artistic guys









the last picture shows how he made the inside of the new framehorns flat so the new bumper mounts can be removable and adjustable instead of just part of the framerail end like on the 60-66.
moving along on the horns


core mounts added



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cab mounts and frame horns look fantastic
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started the tilt bed
Old 11-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #210
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Side tilt or rear tilt?
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rear. the big kahuna

the main reason for a tilt is the wheel arches are small and the rear tires are 31" tall. its a little tough to change a flat.
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Glad to see you didn't give up on it. Its going to be a bad a$$ ride when done.
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no legitimate buyers so going to try the 22s again.

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You should keep those on this project. Super sick!!!
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yeah looks like thats whats happening now.





yes I am aware the tire tread is facing the wrong direction.
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^^^^ its just another way your being different. Lol
Old 11-09-2013, 12:27 AM   #217
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bedsides mounted to tilt frame



mocking up the column

needed to make room on the firewall, so installed hydroboost. he custom made the mounting plate but it bolts up to the stock pedal

clearancing the factory pedal mount, which had the original steering column mount on it. plasma cutter on aluminum = fire shower

cab mounts installed, the frame is 1/8th inch lower than the pinch welds on the rockers (looks like more here, but isnt), which is perfect, I didnt want to drag the rockers when aired out.


ordered new bushings and sleeves for the airbar, and a 24' stick of DOM tubing to replace the lower bars and make a new wishbone.
Old 11-14-2013, 10:24 PM   #218
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cutting the dash for the tilt column




going to me nice not to have the steering wheel rubbing my crotch while driving. (ok, maybe my spare tire was getting all the action)

got some stuff in the mail. the bendy straw looking factory downpipe had a leak in the flex pipe


it was 100 shipped for a new one, economics said there had to be a better option, and there was. stainless header 130 bucks shipped with a new downpipe/crossover pipe.


also got a new shifter lever from ye old classifieds. love it, and will probably be able to reach it now too, the old stubby one is there for comparison.


I hope I dont have to cut this up to use that shift lever, I can deal with longer throws


got the rod ends and bushings in today, chicken likes the box


pick up the dom tube over lunch tomorrow, my sister in law works at a steel place and hooked me up solid.
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had to do some maintenance on the super pyooter, temps in the 30s and 40s and windchill in the single digits means I cant wait till I put a 48 ford body on this truck. Have to bite the bullet and do the heater core.



since she was a kitten, Tabby likes to help work on trucks

all done. heat works nice but the controls dont direct the air, I'll fix that next.



dropped off some Borgeson steering components for the frankten, wayne got them all mocked up and is almost ready to finalize the steering column mounts now. Clears the control arms woot

column mount tacked in with temp mounts
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nice shifter i need to get one of them. 22s look awsome you gotta keep them
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Is this one going to be called the Frankenoma then?
Old 12-08-2013, 11:21 PM   #222
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time to mess with shifters

original v new

adapter made


best looking, but shifter hits the dash ever so slightly

trying other methods of mounting, he calls this one "grain truck", I call it old mack

he calls this one 60s hot rod, I call it ready set terrible


I think we bend the shaft slightly, chrome be damned, and go with the first one.
had to have u bolts made to fix the unsafeness of the last guys work. 45 dollars, he put my truck and life at risk for 45 bucks. sobering


time to build bars. bought a stick of 1 1/8" 0.219 and a whompload of new bushings.

axle mocked

notching for the fixed end

fit good


all faced and tapped.


ready for welding


remember the bent up fender from the parts truck?


well a friend knocked the dent out pretty handily!


now I can take it for airbrushing, going to get a nose art style pinup, nothing offensive (I have 3 daughters)

wayne closed up the firewall, might have been a little drafty. I got a couple sheets of 4x10 20ga cr, I think 80 sq ft of steel should take care of all the metal needs on this truck, maybe.




wayne started on tabs for the rearend too
Old 12-09-2013, 12:35 AM   #223
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looking really good. this guy does some killer metal work
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looks great so far!!
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Bumpski for the Continuation.
Old 11-30-2014, 11:46 PM   #226
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well, it came home last year about this time in a gajillion pieces. I tried to scrap it and ended up in a fight with the metal recycler. I sold the front clip and then bought it back for less. my wife is probably the best and most patient person in the world. I have lost count how many 60-66 trucks and S10s have donated their parts to this project. what the hell am I doing still talking?







lost the tilt front hood (runs a porterbuilt hinge now) and gained a tilt bed. needs very little to be back on the road. Thanks again kyle
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Looks awesome keep it up man.
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porterbuilt hinges, the old forward tilt system was thrown away.

finishing up




thats a set of sylvania xenarc 7" replacement headlights, has DOT legal HID low beam and H3 high beam. Does anyone know how to wire quad headlight and KEEP the DRL? I have been told the headlights are actually negative trigger from the BCM, I have the HID low beams wired and the AHL bypassed, but I dont want to bypass DRL (mine are high beam DRL, so no voltage worries on the HID ballast)
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almost there, fuel hooked up, most of the wiring is done. found out we were missing a brake light switch on the pedal so gotta pick one up. gear oil changed, motor oil changed, its so close! trying to find a 67-72 c10 rear bumper this weekend

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Im glad you didn't give up on this truck out was one of my favorite builds.
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its alive... ITS ALIVE!!!

kyle swapped out benches, its a lot better than the old bench that looked like a casting couch for DVDA videos.

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Looks awesome, love them wheels
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here is the missing video. anyone know why photobucket makes video uploads wait so long?
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hell yeah man this is awesome!
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Thanks, Kyle drove it around a little today while I ran around for some seatbelt and stuff






Hard to believe it was once a rolled over std cab s10
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more shakedown work

headlight needs an aduster on the passenger side.

Airlift EDC builds pressure stupid fast, under a minute from empty to 184psi.

found a 73-87 sport bumper in kingman for 40 bucks. It wasnt my first choice for style but I knew with some trimming it would look better than that big gap these trucks have without a bumper.



the MICs need some attention, or maybe just some use. I dunno which but I ordered some little larrys to put in the ashtray location instead of under the dash. Anyone have a dakota quad gauge and senders for almost free? haha.

Also, kyle added shoulder belts, my daughter wanted to drive it to school next year so the shoulder belts were required by me. I have the time over winter break to teach her the nuances of driving bagged truck.
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Awesome build. Been watching it for quite a while.
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Love it, looks awesome!!!!
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drove it home, about a 30 minute ride in traffic.

I stayed on surface streets most of the way but it started getting dark and the headlights wouldnt come on for some reason, so I jumped on the highway.


edc building pressure while kyle talks about the HVAC


driving impressions:
the close ratio steering with a borgeson joint is REALLY responsive.
the shocks are amazing, I have no concept of ride height yet and was actually driving so low I bottomed out under hard braking, but not driving. the ride was taut but not stiff, compliant without being pillowy.
It is lacking power, like it still has a big ass vacuum leak. I wonder if the center spark leads got reversed or something during the header install, because it is loud, louder than it was ever before. It still had enough power to cruise on the highway at 65mph. The speedo is way off, WAY off, owing to the 31.5" rear tires I bet.
The MIC valves are sticky so I ordered (and received) some little larrys valves. I will put them in tomorrow when the fittings come in from Gauge.
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nothing like the first drive after getting it together, nervous and elated feelings at the same time
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What bags you running on the rear?
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sleeves.
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If you did have the 2-3 plug wires accidentally swapped it wouldn't matter since the coilpacks fire in pairs, so they fire once per revolution and with a wasted spark.

More than likely its a vacuum leak.
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It's gotta be a little weird to have this truck under your butt and then the feel and sounds of a 2.2 S series under that. lol I love this truck though. What's the pros and cons of manual valves?
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stewzer, thanks! I drove it to home depot today and it ran better. maybe the computer is just relearning. although I know the heater controls are acting wonky too so I also suspect the vacuum leak.

mo, there are no negatives to manual valves in my opinion. I have the speed control of a AccuAir and the speed of big electrics. other guys will say that they like switchboxes for "throwing sides" or lifting the front together or rear together or all up or down but I out grew that on my first bagged truck what seems like eons ago. There can be a limitation on where you put manuals because the airlines have to run to them, but that isnt a problem in this truck, I think I could fit a fifth passenger under the dash.

it is a little weird hearing the 2.2, I am still trying to find the right exhaust. I have tried a magnaflow and it sounded like splatter farting in a metal trash can. I added a mid pipe silencer and it got slightly better. I switched the magnaflow to a smithys and it sounds awful, like a blown out cavalier. I think I am going to get a 24" cherry bomb and run small diameter pipe all the way out the back and see how that sounds.
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Right on. I'm pretty convinced that much like the 4.3 a lot of aftermarket exhaust and mufflers make the 2.2 sound like butt. Because of that I just stuck with factory replacement exhaust/muff with a turndown before the rear axle.
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The only real downfall I see with manual valves is the time it takes them to inflate. For example if you are riding low and there is some obstruction in the road, an electric valve will throw the truck up a whole lot quicker than a manual valve.

I did check out that little larrys setup. No doubt it is a sweet set up. I bagged a friends vw bug years ago on the single airlift manual valves.
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On my 2.2 im running the same header as you with a magnaflow hiflow cat and a cheap autozone turbo muffler with 2.25 exhaust pipe and it doesnt sound ricey at all. Nice and quiet with a small amount of rumble at high rpms. Havent heard a 2.2 that sounded good with a louder exhaust yet so I went with something quiet.
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thanks for the exhaust advice, I am planning to try a glasspack off the downpipe and a factory muffler from a sports car. I like it quiet, but the factory setup was too quiet.

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The only real downfall I see with manual valves is the time it takes them to inflate. For example if you are riding low and there is some obstruction in the road, an electric valve will throw the truck up a whole lot quicker than a manual valve.

I did check out that little larrys setup. No doubt it is a sweet set up. I bagged a friends vw bug years ago on the single airlift manual valves.

maybe the airlift manual valves are slow, and the firestone paddles too, but the MICs and the little larrys are the same orifice as a 3/8 valve. It is too fast, which is why I like the ability to open it a little and go slow or open it a lot and dump it on the ground.
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the lecarra wheel doesnt let the high beam stalk come far enough forward. and the wheel is farther away, enough to feel unnatural when driving

I ordered and received the correct adapter but it cam sans nuts and bolts, and it is black powdercoat, I decided I could do something better.browsing the local cl I found:


50 dollars and 10 minutes later

fits perfect, all the stalks work now, and best of all it is the perfect distance away from the driver now. in advance of questions, YES I did use a tire 4 way to change out the wheel. NO I did not need a wheel puller.

found an old picture from two months ago. this truck was just keeping the garage from floating away and was buried under remodel and moving stuff.
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