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Boondock
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Apr 4, 2017
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Birthday:
Nov 26, 1995 (Age: 23)
Location:
North Carolina

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Boondock

Full Access Member, 23, from North Carolina

Boondock was last seen:
Apr 4, 2017
    1. Chevrolado
      Chevrolado
      Hey man. It's not really coming along. hah. I'm focused on some financial improvements in my life right now. No money to put into projects or toys - gotta send it all at my debts. Get myself out of the hole. hah.
      How about yours? How are you doing?
    2. bucket
      bucket
      Hey no problem! I'll still have it sitting around here for you :)
    3. Chevrolado
      Chevrolado
      I dont know actually.. I would honestly just rebuild it. Get it back to a prime condition so its drive-able. Rebuild the motor so its CA emission friendly and get it registered properly here (its currently an Arizona vehicle that lives in this storage lot). Then get the parts all refreshed and rebuilt and just drive it.. Enjoy it. I dont really have quick access to any major offroading spots or mud or rock crawling or anything like that.. So it would just be another vehicle to enjoy. Maybe take to the beach and drive around in some sand..
    4. Chevrolado
      Chevrolado
      Nah, I mean, the suspension is probably fine.. but the fact is it has been sitting there fading away for the past like 6-7 years. So I would personally be worried if I started driving it around. I'm sure the brakes and the lines and the shocks are a bit rusty and just haven't been used for a long time. Generally.. vehicles are made to be used consistently. They don't do very well when they just sit for LONG periods of time.
    5. Chevrolado
      Chevrolado
      haha. Unfortunately, I had to sell a car in order to get all that money for the hoe. I wont have that to throw at the '77. :( And I think the 77 would actually need a lot MORE than just a new motor. hah. Brakes, suspension, body panels... It would be much more costly.
    6. Chevrolado
      Chevrolado
      Thanks man! I dont know what HP would be rated at with it.. but the advertised Edelbrock torque graph for this "power pack" is found here.
      http://www.jegs.com/edelbrock/graphs/350-3704.jpg
      As for the tires, yeah man! They ARE too small. They are the standard optional 265/75/R16's (equates to a little under 32" tires) . I'm getting new tires in March and I'll probably go up to 285/75/R16 (equates to a bit over 33"). So it'll fit MUCH better with the 4" lift I have. They say 33's on 4" lift, and 35's on 6" lift.
    7. Chevrolado
      Chevrolado
      Thanks man! I'm having some fun with it. :) It's a standard 350 5.7L but added an Edelbrock Performer-Plus Cam, Edelbrock Performer aluminum heads, Edelbrock Performer TBI manifold, MSD coil and 8.5mm Superconductor wires, Flowtech shorty truck headers (ceramic coated), K&N intake, TBI spacer, Dynomax cat-back exhaust, and an Edelbrock coded piggy-back computer chip to compensate for all the new cam/head configuration.
    8. Chevrolado
      Chevrolado
      Thanks bud! I dont have a thread about it.. but if you want to see some more, I just posted my updates on it in the Toys thread.. check it out. :)
      http://www.gmsquarebody.com/forum/showpost.php?p=200093&postcount=373
      As for the push bar.. Ill check next time Im at the truck and see if its even removable. I think the previous owner might have welded that whole thing to the frame. I'll check though.
    9. Chevrolado
      Chevrolado
      Sweet. Congrats man! A great step to get through. :) Nice to hear the truck is still around though. Even though you havent been able to play with it much. You'll get there. Keep at it.
      The Silverado is at a complete stand still here (literally, it hasn't even been turned over in probably 6 months). No time or money to mess with it. It's been all attention to my Tahoe pretty much all of 2013. hah. Maybe someday Ill get back to it.
    10. Chevrolado
      Chevrolado
      Hey Dude! It's going well. Been crazy busy trying to get my Tahoe working properly! :)
      How are you? Hows your truck going?
    11. White85Step
      White85Step
      It is the aluminum frame (looks identical to the picture you have in your first post). It has that single blade style along the outer rim for fitting in the gasket. I picked it up awhile ago for my 85 and didn't end up using it. I wouldn't need much for it depending on if I shipped it or ended up going a little out of my way on the way out to Asheville if you ended up still needing it. I am gone this week for the holidays but can get a few pictures when I return. Let me know if you need any more info.
    12. Green79Scottsdale
      Green79Scottsdale
      I still haven't gotten the hang of the visitor message thing. bucket is cool. I like him.

      As long as you really like what you are doing, you can't go wrong. You could do a lot of really cool different things with a good welding background. Heck, you through in some engineering and you could build chassis' for a big time race team or start a company like Swartz Performance building custom hot rod chassis'. Maybe you develop a bolt-on chassis for the square body trucks, nobody has done that yet. Lots of cool stuff you can do man, just make sure you do the work!
    13. bucket
      bucket
      Lol, I'll go through my grilles and see how many I have. You want one with the optional trim strips too?
    14. Green79Scottsdale
      Green79Scottsdale
      Better than I deserve. Between my amazing wife and wonderful kids, I have everything I need.

      How are things in your world? I haven't been following things very closely here lately. Did you ever get your truck painted? I see you are looking for a grille. From my understanding, with your 78 you should just need the outer brackets to do a swap to the 73/74 grille.
    15. bucket
      bucket
      Gap should be .045 and yep, regular AC Delco plugs are a good choice!
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    Birthday:
    Nov 26, 1995 (Age: 23)
    Location:
    North Carolina
    First Name:
    Eric
    Truck Year:
    1978
    Truck Model:
    K10
    Engine Size:
    350 cu. in. (5.7L)

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