Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE Membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

'84 K10 White Lightning (Operation Squish Bang)

Discussion in 'The Driveway (build threads)' started by skunked, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Posts:
    13,092
    Likes Received:
    1,768
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    Sweet! Thanks @nvrenuf & @skunked
     
    nvrenuf and skunked like this.
  2. bent72

    bent72 Desert Solitaire Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2002
    Posts:
    11,046
    Likes Received:
    9,837
    Location:
    colorado
    Fittings?!?

    Youre lucky you have the tap.

    I only buy bolts from Ace Hardware. BLows and Homeless Depot arent even worth the effort
     
    Babaganoosh and skunked like this.
  3. skunked

    skunked in the garage Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Posts:
    8,071
    Likes Received:
    5,283
    Location:
    Placer County CA
    I bought the NPT tap online a while ago for another project, no way the local stores would have that.

    For bolts I use ACE, however I've been ordering in bulk from McMaster-Carr primarily for this project.
     
    bent72 likes this.
  4. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Posts:
    13,092
    Likes Received:
    1,768
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    I use Ace some. Also McMaster for my favorite grade 8 serrated flange bolts and nuts in bulk.
    There's also a local supplier called Tool & Anchor Supply; their price is typically better than Ace.

    @bent72, there's a Tool & Anchor in Denver.
     
  5. bent72

    bent72 Desert Solitaire Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2002
    Posts:
    11,046
    Likes Received:
    9,837
    Location:
    colorado
    Theres lots of places in Denver, which is nice. 4 bolt shops within a mile of my work
     
  6. skunked

    skunked in the garage Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Posts:
    8,071
    Likes Received:
    5,283
    Location:
    Placer County CA
    we have a place out in Sacramento that sells hardware by the pound but it's far enough that I rarely go there. It's not worth my time unless I need some wheels or other odd ball stuff they sell.
     
    bent72 likes this.
  7. truck-oholic

    truck-oholic 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2014
    Posts:
    1,015
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    Spring Hill, TN
    Tractor Supply is my go to for grade 8 if i just need a couple things, but they don't have certain sizes and very limited nylock nut selection. I find myself buying more and more hardware from Ebay, especially when i need bulk quantity like for diy beadlocks.
     
    skunked likes this.
  8. 78K30

    78K30 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2012
    Posts:
    816
    Likes Received:
    714
    Location:
    Monroe iowa
    Were very spoiled here in the Midwest. I'm normally within about 30 minutes of a few different farm stores or a Fastenal. And I get a good deal on CAT hardware at work which helps.

    Loving the progress though, makes my truck look like complete Hackery
     
    bent72 likes this.
  9. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Posts:
    13,092
    Likes Received:
    1,768
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    Honestly I'm glad not to have a bunch of fastener places nearby because that would mean I was living in an urban area, not the rural area I prefer.
     
    78K30 and skunked like this.
  10. max 02

    max 02 N.E.D. Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2009
    Posts:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    1,321
    Location:
    Clive Alberta Canada
    Lots of coolness in your pictures! :waytogo:

    For sure this will be one of my favorite trucks on here...it already was.


    I love short boxes.
     
    skunked likes this.
  11. skunked

    skunked in the garage Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Posts:
    8,071
    Likes Received:
    5,283
    Location:
    Placer County CA
    Thanks, much appreciated.

    Booked our cabins this morning for Blazer Bash 2017, no pressure :yikes:

    Not sure if I mentioned this earlier or not..... but with the exhaust routing down the drivers side it was too difficult to keep the OE shift linkage so I decided to go with an art carr-winters shifter.
    Ordered that from Poly Performance this morning

    Rock Crawler with the flush mount option (regular shift pattern)

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2017
  12. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Posts:
    13,092
    Likes Received:
    1,768
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    I've loved mine. I did melt the cable once; unintended consequence of removing the catalytic converter heat shield because it was rattling and I don't have a cat. Didn't realize it was also shielding the shifter cable. Now I have a heat shield insulation sleeve thing on it.
     
  13. wetoolowdingbangow

    wetoolowdingbangow 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Posts:
    4,483
    Likes Received:
    2,624
    Location:
    East Bay, Ca
    Where have you been getting your exhaust bends? All from summit? I'd like to get a 3 inch S bend but everything I've found on summit is gigantic in length.
     
  14. skunked

    skunked in the garage Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Posts:
    8,071
    Likes Received:
    5,283
    Location:
    Placer County CA
    I have some some thermo-tec sleeve that I could use, probably a good idea as it's going to get a little warm....thanks for the suggestion.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. skunked

    skunked in the garage Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Posts:
    8,071
    Likes Received:
    5,283
    Location:
    Placer County CA
    I only needed a couple 3" J bends https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-623009

    all the 2.5" was from Speedway
     
    wetoolowdingbangow likes this.
  16. wetoolowdingbangow

    wetoolowdingbangow 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2014
    Posts:
    4,483
    Likes Received:
    2,624
    Location:
    East Bay, Ca
    Ah cool. I can just chop that in half and rotate it. Just realized my exhaust should sweep up with the frame.
     
    skunked likes this.
  17. bmxbryant9

    bmxbryant9 Rock Rookie Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2014
    Posts:
    704
    Likes Received:
    742
    Location:
    Chico
    Have any extra room in the cabin for blazer bash?
     
    F.S.F.W and bent72 like this.
  18. skunked

    skunked in the garage Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Posts:
    8,071
    Likes Received:
    5,283
    Location:
    Placer County CA
    good chance we can, I'm not even real sure on the head count right now but I wanted to lock down the accommodations. We arrive Thursday the 7th and leave Sunday the 10th. We'll grab a hotel on the road Sunday night.
     
    bmxbryant9 likes this.
  19. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Posts:
    13,092
    Likes Received:
    1,768
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    He drives a pickup, there's always the bed...
     
  20. bent72

    bent72 Desert Solitaire Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2002
    Posts:
    11,046
    Likes Received:
    9,837
    Location:
    colorado
    Glad we got in. 9 month lead time seemed like plenty
     
    wetoolowdingbangow likes this.

Share This Page