The Beige Jimmy

  1. ZooMad75

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    I love to hear that.
     
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    I should have some extra bed metal to cover this hole if you want it. I'm in Parker. I bought it new to cover my fuel pump access hole but its a 4 foot long sheet and and I don't need that much.


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  3. regal403

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    Hell yeah, I'll take you up on that offer. I'll pm you my cell number.
     
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    Degreased the engine bay yesterday. The 8 year old asked why it smelled like firecrackers in the driveway.

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    It came with 1 ignition key and 0 door keys, so I dropped $16.99 on a new set.

    Tools required: a Phillips and a flathead.

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    Before
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    Panel off, lots of dust built up
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    This clip is all that holds the lock cylinder to the door
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    Cleaning
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    Cleaned
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    How do interpret the date on this panel?
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    After
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  6. 6872xtc

    6872xtc make mine modified Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Always nice to clean up decades of dirt, even if you won't see the progress in the end. It always makes me feel better about the truck.
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    Did you lube the all if the mechanical stuff too? I have had to use a pick to scrape the old grease out of the window regulator tracks at times.
     
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    82355 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Get a lead on any smog parts yet?

    Martin
     
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    Shoot, I should have done that when I was in there. Silicone spray works well, I've heard.
     
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    I may have spent all morning at the junkyard with an owie to prove it.

    Junkyard haul pics forthcoming...

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    My favorite junkyard in the Denver metro area is Colorado Auto and Parts. They've been around since 1959, don't charge admission, and until recently, served free popcorn.

    They also have a bunch of older vehicles in the yard and some just for display purposes. Occasionally they have their air-cooled radial engined powered Plymouth pickup sitting in the lobby.

    Tow truck that had no usable parts for me today

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    There was an '80 3+3 dually with a big block and a very picked over '89ish K5 hat I forgot to take a picture of. It had a ton of its sheet metal swazalled off.

    I spent my time on these '85 specimens: a K5 Blazer and a C10 GMC Suburban.

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    I need to pass emissions every 2 years with regular license plates, or every 5 years if I get a historical tag. Regardless, I need to pass both a sniff test and a visual inspection.
    I was complimented twice by other customers for my overflowing wheelbarrow on my way out. Not sure if that's a good thing or not.

    Smog stuff
    Air cleaner and filter
    Air pump and brackets
    Whole lot of large diameter rubber hoses and hard piping
    Thermostat housing with a temp sensor


    AC stuff
    Compressor and brackets
    Accumulator
    Lines

    Interior stuff
    Gauge cluster with a cute little compass
    Dash bezel (mine isn't terrible but has some water spots or pitting, plus a hacked up radio hole)
    Headlight switch (mine is stiff and glitchy)
    Dome light cover
    Shitload of screws
    1 door pull strap in saddle tan
    Rear cargo floor sill plate

    Misc
    Napa gold oil filter (may or may not be the right size, idk. It was on the Burban's back seat)
    1 K5 Blazer fender emblem
    2 crusty Sierra Classic 1500 emblems
    1 kinda rusty gas tank filler neck panel
    2" scratch on left arm above the elbow (triceps region)

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    Nice haul! I grew up going to Colorado auto and parts. Back then you didn't have to be 18 and sign a release like all yards do now. I got a ton of stuff for my Nova over the years out of that place.

    Shouldn't be too hard to make it legal.
     
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    You didn’t grab those sliding rear windows out of that Blazer?

    Martin
     
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    Air cleaner, and duct, nice!

    Did you get the top hat for the core support as well?

    Martin
     
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    Thought about it. All the seals were dry and crusty. I left it for someone else to grab.
     
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    Not sure what the top hat for the core support is, but I don't think I got one.

    I now realize I also need a driver's side exhaust manifold shield and a (charcoal?) emissions canister to sit up front behind the headlights.


    I put some Tiger Patch exhaust bandaids on my muffler. Carole Baskin would be proud.
     
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    Seals are easy enough to come by.

    I’d nab them the next time you are there.

    Martin
     
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    Dang it. Between the time I removed the gas filler neck panel and the AC compressor, another K5 enthusiast removed the fuel tank and some other stuff.
    They may not be available for long.
     
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    Take a spray bottle with soapy water with you next time.

    Martin
     

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