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I am finally, after 10 years getting around to bagging my truck. I still don't know why I waited until I was laid off to start this process......

Here is how my truck sits now:



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what lowering kit you have on it? 3/4
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Nice truck! Thats awesome takes some dedication to have a ten year project lol
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not too sure i like the dash.

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My air ride so far....
Slam bags w/SD cups. A 5 gal Firestone tank I bought used so I need to clean that up. It really is quite a bunch of shittake just to lay the front out.




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Right now its a 5/6 drop...
I dragged it out of my friends back yard when I was 18. It was sunk to the hubs in the mud....got it for $300.
I need to redo the dash to put the air gauges in it. I am going to eventually move the radio to the headliner
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The next 3 or 4 days we are expecting 3 or 4" of rain, so I will be working on cleaning up the valves. They are GC extreme250 3/8"


I took 3 minutes and ran one over my wire wheel. Cleaned up pretty good.
I need to make some mounting brackets up as well
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And the dog is my tool gopher....
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Right now its a 5/6 drop...
I dragged it out of my friends back yard when I was 18. It was sunk to the hubs in the mud....got it for $300.
I need to redo the dash to put the air gauges in it. I am going to eventually move the radio to the headliner
when you get your air on you want to sell the static drop? i am looking for a 5/6 drop.

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YES!
But I am keeping my spindles.
I will PM you...
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nice truck..can't wait to see it bagged.

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I cleaned up my nasty valves and I made up some valve mounting brackets today...I was too cheap to buy them. I am no millwright, but I think they came out okay.

Will they ground through the bracket? I am going to ground them regardless though




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Nice truck. What size are those irocs? Replicas? I really like the look of your truck. Good luck with the process, I hope I still own my truck in ten years.
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Nice truck. What size are those irocs? Replicas? I really like the look of your truck. Good luck with the process, I hope I still own my truck in ten years.
Cheers! They are factory 16" Irocs. I love these wheels. I am looking tinto the new Irocs on the new Camaros...
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Looks great, your off to a great start. I'll be watching this so take lots o pics.


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Looks great, your off to a great start. I'll be watching this so take lots o pics.
Cheers! Is ur truck painted "get 'em green"?
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Cheers! Is ur truck painted "get 'em green"?
Lol, it's the original "Sublime" from a 70 Challenger. Just faded.


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I'm a Kawasaki guy and thought the color looked a bit familiar....
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I'm an old Kawi guy too.
Like this beautiful 1985 Kawasaki GPZ-900A2 just finished a resto on.




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I am currently without a scooter...this is the last bike I built. I was hit in August and ended up with a broken pelvis and back...dislocated shoulder etc. gave the bike to my friend on a barter for some welding on the back of my truck. I was in the middle of laying some paint schemes out to see what I liked:


It is a 2000 Zx7/2005 zx10. Really fun bike. I had it for 6 years. I really, really miss it
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lil smaller pic...
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I am finally, after 10 years getting around to bagging my truck. I still don't know why I waited until I was laid off to start this process......

Here is how my truck sits now:




What size wheels and tires?
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where did you go to get parts for that 85 kawi? i have a 89 ninja that i was reabuilding before i left home and i need some parts that i cant find
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where did you go to get parts for that 85 kawi? i have a 89 ninja that i was reabuilding before i left home and i need some parts that i cant find
Ebay UK was a huge help.
Some stuff was available from a local motorcycle salvage yard here.
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they are factory 16" Irocs with 245/50 on the rear and 215/55 on the front.
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Gunther19820, how do ya like that Edelbrock?
I'm pondering rebuilding my Q-Jet or picking up a reman Edelbrock 600.


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Gunther19820, how do ya like that Edelbrock?
I'm pondering rebuilding my Q-Jet or picking up a reman Edelbrock 600.
I HATE the Edlebrock 1405. But, truth be told, I am much more familiar with setting up a Holley than an Edlebrock. I have the following problems:

My electric choke is garbage. Regardless of where I set it on the lean-rich adjusment, it doesn't really choke. I have also had the choke plate linkage flip 180* over-ON ITS OWN-and kill the truck.

If the truck sits and idles, all I smell is fuel. Granted, I had one leaking fitting off the regulator, but even with that fixed, it smells like fuel. I have checked plugs to see how they are burning and they are in range. I have no leaks anywhere...

It stumbles in the top of the powerband, just momentarily...but it is there. I am afraid of putting more timing in it because i don't want to have any hard-starting conditions. I am at 10*initial/33* all in at 2800
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I hope you are leaving the front fender off that GPZ.... its a good looking bike mate
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I HATE the Edlebrock 1405. But, truth be told, I am much more familiar with setting up a Holley than an Edlebrock. I have the following problems:

My electric choke is garbage. Regardless of where I set it on the lean-rich adjusment, it doesn't really choke. I have also had the choke plate linkage flip 180* over-ON ITS OWN-and kill the truck.

If the truck sits and idles, all I smell is fuel. Granted, I had one leaking fitting off the regulator, but even with that fixed, it smells like fuel. I have checked plugs to see how they are burning and they are in range. I have no leaks anywhere...

It stumbles in the top of the powerband, just momentarily...but it is there. I am afraid of putting more timing in it because i don't want to have any hard-starting conditions. I am at 10*initial/33* all in at 2800
Hmm, I put a 1406 on an old 82 TransAm with a 305 for a customer. And was pretty much ready to go out of the box. Little fine tuning. But it ran well.
I'm still up in the air, and saving $$$ to bag mine. What's your regulator set to?
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I hope you are leaving the front fender off that GPZ.... its a good looking bike mate
Well, she went to a good home a friend of mine is now the owner.
Insurance rates are crazy here in Ontario. Maybe later on I'll get back on 2 wheels. I'm thinkin SuperMoto!


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Hmm, I put a 1406 on an old 82 TransAm with a 305 for a customer. And was pretty much ready to go out of the box. Little fine tuning. But it ran well.
I'm still up in the air, and saving $$$ to bag mine. What's your regulator set to?

Well, she went to a good home a friend of mine is now the owner.
Insurance rates are crazy here in Ontario. Maybe later on I'll get back on 2 wheels. I'm thinkin SuperMoto!
my regulator is set at 6psi. I was on the phone with edelbrock tech a couple times and they told me to be between 5.5 and 6.5

I stole my dads GS1100E last summer before my accident, that thing was awesome!. My 750 made as much horsepower, but the GS actually had to be ridden. It didn't stop or corner worth shit, but get it going in a straight line and what a ride
I, too, want to get back on 2 wheels, but I am afraid of the street now. I will continue to race, but IDK if I will be specifically road-race, or drag race. Either way, I need another scooter!
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So I pulled the dash out, pulled the fabric off and re-dyed it. getting the adhesive was a nightmare. I also re-did the bezels on my airgauges so they would match....they are out of 2 different year Mack trucks, one was chrome the other black. I know some people don't like the sheetmetal insert, but it is easy and effective to make. I know my toggles aren't evenly spaced....it is already bothering me



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It looks okay..... it is def better than it was before.
I kept all the vehisle gauges on a sepaerate piece to make it easier to get in case I need to pull the gauges. It also makes the whole deal easier to handle...

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Really like the color of your truck. I almost (almost) wish I had copied you =)
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Really like the color of your truck. I almost (almost) wish I had copied you =)
There are days I love it, and days that I think it's too much.
I might plan a two-tone on it later on. Too many things on the go right now.


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Friday I blew the back plate off the water pump, so it got a new water pump Saturday. I also cleaned up the front of the motor. I had an issue with getting the power steering back on, so for now I am back to manual steering. I spent nearly 3 hours trying to get the pivot bolt back through for the power steering... bolt slid through new pum fine, bolt threaded in bracket fine, bracket slid on water pump fine...but when i put it all together no go!


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I also got my valve assemblies together. Cheers to Ricky from SD for helping me out when I called to order their tee's with the gauge fitting. SD was out, but he let me know where I could pick up a beefy Tee to drill and tap...so thats what I did. I tried it out on three different style Tee's to see which had the thickest sidewall, and they are all really close, but the chunky square Tee from NAPA had the thickest sidewall it seemed.



the one all the way to the right is from NAPA...seemed to be the thickest

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Your truck is pretty nice! I also don't really like the sheet metal dash(mostly just the bolts).. maybe you should cover it with something or paint it? I have a bad eye for this on the first gen mini's for some reason, but is it a long bed?

88greenmachine- I want to paint my 1988 extended cab in Plum Crazy lol.
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Your truck is pretty nice! I also don't really like the sheet metal dash(mostly just the bolts).. maybe you should cover it with something or paint it? I have a bad eye for this on the first gen mini's for some reason, but is it a long bed?
yes...it is a longbed
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started to get the front end apart, found out I am hitting on the heater box before I layed out, and the fender bracing (I was expecting that). I plan to clean up and paint the frame and core support and start to de-hump the lowers in the next couple days.






I still have a good inch and a quarter before the crossmember hits, so hopefully i will tuck a bit more
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just a small update.... got the front completley apart. De-humped lowers. got mostly everything painted up. This week I will be eliminating the heat and getting the frame painted up so I can put it back together...



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hey dont destroy that blower box. I'm not sure but if that blower box will fit a second gen then I will be more than happy to take it off your hands I'd need the box and the motor and fan

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I was thinking of keeping it and sectioning it, seeing if I can make it work, but am still undecided

When I get it out, I will take some measurements and pics for you
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88greenmachine- I want to paint my 1988 extended cab in Plum Crazy lol.
Do it! There's nothing like the old 70's colours. Too many cars now-a-days have the same colour. Just a different name.
Be different.
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An update:
got the heat out, made up a delete panel, new radiator mounts, and painted the firewall up:




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just wanted to do another update....count the sprig pockets to clear the RE-6 bags. I can get a finger all the way around the bag through its travel range. I tried to take some decent pics since there arent too many around on cutting the pockets:











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This is my favorite photo!



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I needed to update this. I have started the air ride on the rear of the truck...

The plan for the rear has been a B.O.B. setup, with the factory frame boxed, and no bed floor...
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