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got the cab stripped!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rubbinz raczn, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    over the weekend i finished ripping all the wiring dash etc from the 85 chevy. i decided since i wanted a in cab cage done right the dash was in the way. so it's gone. i also cut away any wiring that would not be used.today i degreased the frame and firewall. tomorrow i am playing hookey from work and welding up the firewall holes. also hopefully getting the frame painted flat black. gotta jack it up up and pull front-rear mounts- springs etc. hopefully get the suspension finished. still waiting on t-case and doubler adapter from NWF so if thatr shows soon i can install engine-tranny-t-case-fab shock mounts etc.

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    what combo are you doing with your doubler, more specifically, what tranny?? going to man up and put a 4sp in there???:D
     
  3. rubbinz raczn

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    i have been torn about which tranny to go with! i was thinking about using a th350 trans. the engine will be a stock rebuild type 77 chevy 350 with a cam-holley intake-lunati cam-holley truck avenger carb. i have the th350 but want to do it right even if i gotta do another tranny:D
     
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    damn, your a fast worker! 'should come down her and kick me to get me motivated... :grin:
    Looking good!!
     
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    i need some motivation as well. its taken me 2 weeks to get the front clip off the blazer.
     
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    Hey that looks familiar!!

    Not as clean as yours, but along the same lines.

    Except mine came off the frame now.:D


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    steve the the main thing about working on any rig is, keep mind of the way it comes apart the same goes for putting it back :D
     
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    LOL if I need any help putting something back together, I will ask you since you did this not too long ago:)
     
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    good advice for ya there steve. when i tore mine down, i had 3 best friends. masking tape, a marker, and ziplock bags.
     
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    I started doing that half way through, when I started it was a race again the weather and time to get it apart...
     
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    Take lots of pictures :D I do

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    good point! don't be afraid to mark and tag everything. even if you think you will remember. if someone else helps you make sure they do cause if you didn't take the part off you may not no what it is or where it came from :D
     
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    is that the new axle trend now (lawnmower)
     
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    got the firewall holes welded up. frame primed and painted :D

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    WOW. Looks good.
     
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    what did you use to clean and paint the frame with, that looks really good
     
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    Lookin' good lonnie!!
     
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    lookin good
     
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    first it got degreased, then makita with a wire brush then laquer thinner with a scotchbrite, then castrol superclean! i used etching primer in a rattle can then flat black. not sure how it's gonna wear but it don't gotta be purdy!:pimp:
     
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    I am in the process of putting my 73 back togeather after a complette tear down. Does any have some pictures of where the floor meets the rockers? The PO did a hack patch job there and I need to see what it looked like stock. I have fabed up some heavy inner rockers and am getting ready to rebuild the floor. I will shot some pictures of the inner rockers this weekend and post them.
     

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