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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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Post by 69 Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:24 am

Having power brakes is a desireable option. Could you post an image with how the whole setup fits the doghouse?
Staring 5 Min on your pic, but I'm still unsure how you did the trick Smile

Good work, anyway! Thanks for sharing.
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Post by 66e100pu Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:35 am

69 wrote:Having power brakes is a desireable option. Could you post an image with how the whole setup fits the doghouse?
Staring 5 Min on your pic, but I'm still unsure how you did the trick Smile

Good work, anyway! Thanks for sharing.

I'll post what's been done, but it is highly doubtful that it would adapt easily inside a doghouse with a stock powertrain.  Geometry of bell cranks is critical to ensure you maintain 1:1 movement ratio of pedal to booster rod.

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Post by 66e100pu Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:55 am

This is a top view of the empty dog house area.  I have all the room in the world because of the engine setback.  

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Post by 69 Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:01 am

Ahh, ok, thanks, that explains my confusion. I recognized the seat and the doghouse corner, but couldn't figure it out... Smile

Cool work! Keep on going!
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Post by 66e100pu Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:44 am

69 wrote:Ahh, ok, thanks, that explains my confusion. I recognized the seat and the doghouse corner, but couldn't figure it out... Smile

Cool work! Keep on going!

If you are super motivated, using a 90 degree bracket might be an option.  You would have to eliminate the flloor mounted pedal and fabricate the framework to support a hanging pedal.  Still alot of work, but might be an option?

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Post by 69 Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:39 am

Unfortunately, that's not an option here in Germany; I doubt, that I'll get the thing through local TÜV-requirements (roadworthiness certificate), as I would not be able to "proof" that all works as intended in any case.
Factory build and drop in replacements have the big advantage, that their engineers have put some brainwork into the whole construction (as "bad", as it might actually be) ;-)
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Post by dix Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:55 pm

is that a 1 time inspection ??
or yearly ??


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Post by 69 Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:13 am

With passenger cars and trucks below approx. 7000lbs the inspection is due every other year.
Trucks above that threshold (3.5 metric tons) are due every year. Even my MB400 Camper is due every year.
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Post by 66e100pu Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:54 pm

I had to ditch the factory fuel pump.  The dual tanks are not switched, they are connected and draw down together.  The 3/8" steel lines are fairly long and the stock fuel pump is just not up to the task.  I went with a Facet Gold-Flow pump that is designed for "high lift" applications.  It has a built in check valve so there is no drain back when it's shut down.  Optimal location is always as close to the tank as possible, but this set-up is like a V-Drive/Jet boat and the pump needs to be able to pull instead of push.  Facet makes a ton of different models that vary greatly in specs, so if you ever need something like this check carefully to make sure it will do what you want.  Pegasus racing is a good resource and only sells legitimate pumps if you need one.  These are regularly counterfeited, so use something like ebay at your peril.

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Post by 66e100pu Fri Jul 02, 2021 8:05 pm

Getting very close to paint time.  I've gone back and forth a thousand times on colors and just can't find anything that I like all that much, or that hasn't been done to death already.  I had another resto a few years back that I had done in Myan Gold Metallic, basically on a dare, but it actually was quite stunning when done.  Fairly heavy metallic that really pops in the sun (blinding actually).  Good, bad, or indifferent it's "get it done" time so that paint is on the way and there's no going back now.  

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Post by Keith D Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:01 pm

You have done an amazing job on the fabrications that you have done on your truck.
You should be proud of the quality work that you do.

It is going to be a fantastic truck when you are finished with it.

As far as color goes, it seems like no matter what I have done to any of my projects choosing the color is the hardest part. It can really make or break the vehicle no matter what else that you have done to it, the color is what really gives it its "personality".

Every vehicle that I've done I have never painted it the color that I originally have had in mind. I changed my mind at least a dozen times before I decided on the final color.

Best of luck with the "toughest choice" that you will have to make on the truck. No matter what you choose I'm sure that you will come up with something great.
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Post by 66e100pu Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:30 am

Keith D wrote:You have done an amazing job on the fabrications that you have done on your truck.
You should be proud of the quality work that you do.

It is going to be a fantastic truck when you are finished with it.

As far as color goes, it seems like no matter what I have done to any of my projects choosing the color is the hardest part. It can really make or break the vehicle no matter what else that you have done to it, the color is what really gives it its "personality".

Every vehicle that I've done I have never painted it the color that I originally have had in mind. I changed my mind at least a dozen times before I decided on the final color.

Best of luck with the "toughest choice" that you will have to make on the truck. No matter what you choose I'm sure that you will come up with something great.

Thank you for the kind words! The only safe color for me is black. Love the way it looks out of the booth, hate the way it looks a week later. Just a nightmare to maintain. I played it safe and went with something I know. Still not sure how it'll look, but you get to the point where it's time to pull the trigger and hope for the best. I have to shoot the interior of the cab prior to delivering it to my painter (saves me a ton if all he has to do is the outer panels), so if it goes haywire I guess I can change direction?
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Post by sweetvan Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:28 am

Man you do nice work. Gold is good. Would love to see your truck in person soon. Where abouts in S. CA do you live?
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Post by 66e100pu Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:44 am

sweetvan wrote:Man you do nice work. Gold is good. Would love to see your truck in person soon. Where abouts in S. CA do you live?

Small world, I'm about 20 minutes from you in Moorpark!
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Post by sweetvan Sun Jul 04, 2021 9:58 am

Do you have a shop?
Happy 4th.
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Post by 66e100pu Sun Jul 04, 2021 10:48 am

sweetvan wrote:Do you have a shop?
Happy 4th.

Same to you! My shop is my garage at home with no room to work. I do have access to a shop, but transporting it makes it more agro than it's worth. Once the paint is done and it's roadworthy again, I'll be able to get to the shop and finish up some detail work underneath.
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Post by 66e100pu Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:03 pm

Trying to get the bed prepped to do the paintwork.  I doubt this bed saw any real work even though the 1st owner was Pac Bell.  I removed the outside fuel filler, but that left the opening for the filler hose to deal with.  Just welded in a patch panel and it's almost there.  The PO must have thought a 3rd brake light was a great idea, but it's not in keeping with the vibe of the build, so out it goes.  The rest of the bed has numerous little dings, so a bunch of time ahead trying to get as many as possible handled.  In looking at the massive size of the bed, it will be quite the project to lay down the paint.  Unless you have 5 foot arms, the best way looks to do the sides and front of the bed, and about 24" of bed floor on each side while using the middle of the bed for a "catwalk".  Once that is done, come back and finish the center.  Not optimal, but without a trapeze not sure what else might work?

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Post by 66e100pu Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:01 pm

Keep plugging away on sub-assemblies as I go along.  Hit the door panels with SEM Landau Black.  The arm rests come from a '70s Dart I think?

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Post by Keith D Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:10 pm

Lookin good !!!
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Post by 66e100pu Sat Jul 23, 2022 5:26 pm

My painter is backed up for the next 1.5 years, so I do what I can when the opportunity presents itself.  No need to rush, lol!  I'm going to get the outside basically done and ready for paint before I shoot the bed and interior.  I was very lucky that this truck was actually rust free - except, and there is always an except, for a small piece of rot right under the lower door.  I had this truck media blasted and that was the only spot on the entire truck.  I'm not sure why it rotted there?  You would think the horizontal metal at the bottom might rust out, but the vertical?  The good news was the inner structure was unaffected, but I had some time so I got the patch done.  I roughed it in and put a skim coat of filler over it.  It's the patch that eats up all the time, so now that it's in I'll do the final finishing when I tackle the rest of the battle scars.  Someday this will all get done, but for now it is fun just pulling it in and out of the garage.

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Post by 66e100pu Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:23 pm

A few months back I had to get all the "projects" out of the garage so the contractor could install new doors.  I took a couple of shots that I forgot to post of this actually sitting on all fours.

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