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1974 K10 Dirty Sancho

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The belt squeal decided to go away on it's own.

The new fuel filler neck works great and I no longer need to hold the pump handle with the larger tubing & hose. I think the extra weight over the rear axle is helping the rear springs settle, it's definitely sitting more level now.

I've been driving it all over, whenever I can. It's pretty funny how much attention it gets between the color and the engine sound.


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I've been driving it all over, whenever I can. It's pretty funny how much attention it gets between the color and the engine sound.
People really noticing the belt squeal?




Sorry, couldn't resist. :haha:
 

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Some of you may have noticed the brown paint inside the wheel wells from the other long bed fenders and floor I swapped in. The brown paint stood out too much so I picked up some 3M undercoating from autozone, taped off the frame, wheels and shot a couple coats. Came out pretty damn good.


 

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I also spent a couple hours diagnosing the fuel gauge that’s pegged past full. I already double checked the ground at the sender previously, that was fine so I traced the wire from the tank to the gauge and eventually pulled the dash apart so I can access the back of the gauges. I verified the ground and 12v at the gauge and the sender signal is reaching the gauge as well. If I ground signal wire at the gauge it goes to empty so I think the gauge is good. I really don’t want to remove the bed again but I might have to verify the sender is operating with a ohm meter.
 

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So much awesome, nice work!. I wonder if this would solve my 79 taking 3 hours to refuel... since it trips the pump every 7 seconds..
My 73 will trip the pump only after it overfills a little and splashes gas out.
 
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How’s this thing doing these days?
Been a bit.

It has been a while since the last update however I really haven't touched it, other than drive it. I can't go anywhere without a stranger approaching me to talk about it or offer to buy it.

I have an ongoing list of loose ends and upgrades that I want to hammer out this winter.
1) Fix fuel gauge
2) Replace Speedo Cable (exhaust melted it)
3) Connect E-Brake Cable
4) Buff the paint and remove the black paint from the top of the bedsides.
5) Spray in a bed liner. I have a raptor kit for it.
6) Install carpet or a vinyl floor, not sure which yet.
7) New Windshield
8) Replace window regulators and tracks.
9) Add tailpipes
10) Replace D44 inner axle seals
11) Replace rear studs (broke one a few months back).
 

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It has been a while since the last update however I really haven't touched it, other than drive it. I can't go anywhere without a stranger approaching me to talk about it or offer to buy it.

I have an ongoing list of loose ends and upgrades that I want to hammer out this winter.
1) Fix fuel gauge
2) Replace Speedo Cable (exhaust melted it)
3) Connect E-Brake Cable
4) Buff the paint and remove the black paint from the top of the bedsides.
5) Spray in a bed liner. I have a raptor kit for it.
6) Install carpet or a vinyl floor, not sure which yet.
7) New Windshield
8) Replace window regulators and tracks.
9) Add tailpipes
10) Replace D44 inner axle seals
11) Replace rear studs (broke one a few months back).
That’s a good update.
You are enjoying it.
 
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