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Old 03-16-2015, 07:27 PM   #301
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Congrats on the shoot, that must feel awesome.
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its no kick in the nuts but I will survive!
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H3 bulbs dont HAVE a separate ground. I turned on the headlights and disconnected the grounds and sure enough, they stayed on. a couple screws confirm my suspicion.

so that means the "plastic" housing on these headlights isnt plastic at all.

nope, aluminum. there was the short I was chasing, I was pushing -14.4vdc alternator voltage back through the -11vdc BCM circuit. nice.
I will pick up some plastic screws tomorrow to isolate the h3 "ground" from the body ground. But for now I can drive the shit out of it any time day or night.

plastic screws did not reliably isolate the ground, so I was stuck for a minute. I hopped on google and found out there was a type of H3 bulb called an H3C with two terminals, but it did not tell me if the base ground was isolated from the bulb ground. I found an ebay auction for some H3C for 13 bucks buy-it-now and free shipping, not a lot to risk, but WAIT, the auction happened to be ending in 3 minutes, and they were only $9.99 if you were the lucky bidder and no one else bid. The guy had multiple auctions so the only thing I had to lose was 3 minutes, but I did not lose. 10 bucks and a week later:
they showed up today, note the two terminals instead of the single terminal of the H3

so I had to find out if one of the terminals was common to the base...

Nope! freaking sweet. Its raining in my garage but I will give them a shot in a couple days. If it works, I will order some that arent hyper racer blue.

Also, one of the taillight housings has a short now. Bowtie Bits is local and has new complete housings with bulbs and lenses for 35 ea, or LED taillights with wired sockets for 58 pr. I am going to buy two new housings so I dont have to worry about it later, so thats 70 bucks, or save 12 bucks on the LED. I dont know if the LED type would look too modern on the truck....

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Needs blue dots.
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please don't do the LED taillights! i agree w mo on the blue dots!
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Yeah, I don't think the LEDs would suit the truck. And if you do blue dots, get glass ones.
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I am thinking the same way, original bulbs and lenses. I am not a blue dot guy though, I think all the business analysts and accountants on their pimped out big dog motorcycles have ruined that old school trend for me forever.
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well picked up some taillights

and got my helper

changed them out


and fixed the turn signal problem and the right rear parking light problem, but not the fast blink right turn signal. The taillights are grounded to the buckets so its not a ground problem at the back. I looked over ever inch of the harness, I spotted what looked like a spider in one of the tag light sockets and it turned out to be a broken bulb so thats what was blowing the park light fuse, but cant find a problem with the grounds.

I tried installing the H3C lights too and they were too deep, hit the headlight bucket so I have to clearance that.

after messing with it a while, beeps and I went cruising. I didnt take any pictures today but here is one I like from the other day.


I did drive it to sonic tonight to hang out and have a cherry limeade, nice to drive it at night. need to adjust the low beams though.
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amazing what I can do on the highway with no headwind.

could have gone even faster but the area is lousy for sheriffs.

but with a headwind, I top out around 71. so I made the decision to order some gears.

got 4.56s. the 3.73 I have now with the big ass 22s is like having a 3.23 rear end and it just gets smacked trying to climb the aero load. the truck needs some torque multiplication. I would have ordered 4.30s, that would have brought me back to a 3.73 effective, but they were literally twice the price. this way I get a 4.10 effective on the overdrive, which should help even more.
I will have them installed when I shorten the driveshaft this week (assuming they show up in two days like they say)
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Sweet. Hopefully the new gears will work out. Any idea what this thing weighs?
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I'll take it up to the weigh station one of these days but it should be right at 3000-3200 lbs.

the 60-66 swb fleet curb weight is 3300 and most of the weight is in the frame and cast iron drivetrain, the curb weight of a 2.2 5spd reg cab is about 2900, most of the weight in an s10 is in the insulation and crash protection. so its like driving an s10 with a couple bags of cement in the bed. the 65 cab is pretty light, 3 guys to move it with doors and glass. the bed floor weighs a tooooon though haha, thats the tilt setup there. its the aero load that is killing, I cant do 70 in 3rd because thats almost 4k rpm, and 4th drops it to 2700, too low to be in the torque band. needs some gear
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amazing what I can do on the highway with no headwind.
Is this an app? If so, which one, would like it for calibration of speedo and altitude check. Thanks.
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its an app called dashboard, I got it YEARS ago when I got my first phone with a GPS chip. although I dont think its available any longer because another guy asked via pm and said he couldnt find it, and I looked and didnt see it. lots available just like it though, I like the simple screen on this one, not everything needs 3d shaded graphics, just give me the facts haha.
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gears here!


I will spend the weekend moving stuff around in the driveway and then pull the rearend
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I love this pic!!!!

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I also picked up some krylon ivory paint, I wasnt a big fan of the giant rusty patches on the hood, the ivory matched perfect
Check out what this guy did to this impala wagon with CLR! Hope the link works.

I think you'd be able to even out the overall look of the patina on the truck with the CLR

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/t.../#post-5739773

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Old 03-27-2015, 11:42 AM   #316
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thanks! that picture is actually taken in one of the worst spots in town, north broadway, where they rent rooms on the half hour and there is a street pharmacy in every parking lot. I was just in and out, bam bam haha.

I tried clr, and it did well to remove the orangey surface rust on the bed, BUT, the bed is a 62, and the cab a 65, and the whites are slightly different, so the white bed looked whiter than the ivory cab. so I quit, you can see the small difference in this picture compared to the one above.


its not uncommon on these 60-66 to have differnt patinas on the bed and cabs and even different between the hood and cab because of the different primers they use, a white primer on the beds, a red oxide primer on the cab and a black primer on the hood. I may try again, but I may leave it too.

I am toying with the idea of getting the AC charged, wood bed in, and a couple little small things and then selling it maybe towards the end of summer.

I picked up some rouge and polishing pads, I am going to give the wheels a high polish and maybe the grille and custom trim too.
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So the CLR is safe on paint?
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well, on car paint for sure.
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Cool. There's some crusty rust junk on one of my wheels and I was wanting to try some on there but not jack the paint up on the wheel.
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if its an aluminum wheel, thats different, dont use clr on aluminum.
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It is but it's painted.
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well, give it a shot I guess!



did some night cruising. all the poke and stretch guys were at central and west but I wasnt into that tonight. I'll give it a couple weeks and the minitruckers and old schoolers will dust off their stuff to bring it out, it was still a little cold in the 40s tonight.


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Looking great!
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The white paint made a big difference, looks sick
Old 04-12-2015, 09:18 PM   #325
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thanks!

picking bed wood. I spreadsheet everything haha

decided on 8" boards, the factory setup is a combination of different sized boards, but I want it more uniform
laying it out, I got a new in box polished stainless strip kit with the 63 long bed parts truck, so all the strips will need trimmed. lays out nice, none of the bolts should interfere with the bed braces.

$5 per piece

$15 per piece

trying to decide if I need to spend 3x. if I do the $5 boards I may do the diesel/used motor oil stain on them, if $15 probably thompsons water seal.

picked up some awesome old school gear for the 65, some ancient impact truck boxes, a carver amp with T03 transistors and load based rail voltages, and a yamaha eq with an aux in.




I am PUMPED, the stuff looks brand new.
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I'm excited to see the wood bed done. The last time I seen one of those amps was maybe 1990? lol
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I had a Carver 2150 (i think) for many years - loved that amp! i think it was a 1993!
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I was out cruising today and ended up by this cool old car repair garage from the 30s that keeps falling apart, I came from the north and had to cross all 4 lanes to pull up in front of it, I kind of just drug to a stop. I was trying to stage the picture and took a couple quick snaps, I heard a car on the side street start its engine and didnt really pay attention, I was in the middle of this empty 4 lane highway and looking high and low trying to see if I was in a good spot. it was a sheriff . kinda glad I didnt pull over the broken chain/gate with the "no tresspassing" sign on it, even though it would have been a 10x better picture. you can see it in the second picture.

anyway, here are the 3 quick ones I took before being rousted.




no pictures of the sheriff. I was pushing my luck as it was
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Cool shots
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Cool shots. I love finding nice places like that to shoot
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this is awesome
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This is so great! Are you going to do anything with the climate controller? I've always wanted to change the temp resistor out for a sliding type, and use a lever type switch for the fan. The vacuum switch is where I'm stumped. I'm sure there's a way to make a lever switch but I haven't taken the time to figure it out.

Btw, the bedsides look gorgeous just the way they are!
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This is so great! Are you going to do anything with the climate controller?
I didnt plan on it, its in the glovebox now and I never use it other than to set the temp once in a while.



went out cruising today, more shots from doo dah in the spring




blocked this street haha

then stopped in the middle of this bridge, I wasnt blocking anything but the robots in their refrigerators were confused, I had to keep waving them by

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Looks awesome as always. I love this thing.
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Robots in their refrigerators. Nice.

Looks awesome.
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For some reason I feel like those wheels shouldn't go with the rest of the truck, but they do. Love this truck.
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Somtimes stuff falls together in an amazing way...
This applies to this build!!
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Thanks!

I think those wheels would look amazing on anything, but I am glad I bought them when they were available. I almost sold them in November, glad I didnt.
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washed the wheels, what a difference a little soap makes. this dirt road is terrible.

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Almost hate to say it, they almost look better dirty on the truck.
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haha well, to each his own I always say. I like them shiny myself
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