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76 GMC Crew, Long Box, Dually...Gotta get it on the road again!!

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by OldBlueDually, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. oneluckypops

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    IMO the brackets he has probably are made for the inside of the channel. If you copy the design of the brackets so the vertical leg exceeds the top of the frame and runs all the way from bottom of channel to the bed floor, then it gives you some extra meat to "bridge" the C-notches.
     
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    This is the one I have coming which is specific to the Dana 70 rear end for some reason. I don't know if it's different because I'm doing the airbag helpers or what the deal is but it has a lip on the inside of the frame also.
     
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    Here is a rough sketch I did hoping it explains it better

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    The c-notch kit that I have from Switch Suspension is supposed to go in this way. The pictures I found on their website with this kit show it installed that way, with a few beads of welds on them. If it is supposed to be different than that, I am not aware. They said the kit and c-notch is pretty self explanatory, and copying what they had on their website this is what I did, like they have.

    Hopefully nothing bends or tweaks, that would piss a guy off after spending that amount of money on it. If the bracket were to bed over the top of the frame, the bed supports would no longer work either in that spot.

    I do plan to weld it once I know all is good, so hopefully all is ok. If you guys know something different with this Switch Suspension kit I sure would appreciate knowing any minor details before I weld it into place.
     
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    Today I worked on the front passengers side drop spindle & spring. Took a bit of work, but was actually simpler to do than I had thought!! Stuff came apart nicely, and stuff went together nicely.

    You can see the difference in the spindles, and the steering linkage had to be rotated upside down too. Crap, forgot to bolt down the sway bar...oh well, will get that later.

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    I was starting to insulate the interior of the truck....

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    THEN I went to place it around the drivers belt and found this (drivers belt bracket was loose and was covered up by original floor insulation)...

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    So more cutting, making templates and more welding. I will throw some thick steel below here to drill through and properly mount the seat belt to be strong like it once was...

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    I can’t unlike this more.
     
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    Do you suppose one of those garden hose syphon sprayer attachments would work well to blast the Dawn onto the seat with the water?
     
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    The power washer (gas powered) does have that attachment, I chose not to use it and did it the old fashioned way, which I feel is quicker.

    The other reason being i am not sure how far into the foam of the seat that power washer could push that soap into it...?

    I will shampoo them by hand before putting them in the truck too.
     
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    You and me both!!!!!!

    I think I said "ah shit" when I saw it, but I've learned swearing doesnt fix stuff so I only thought the curse words while I worked on it :D
     
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    I FINALLY got to pick up my parts truck this weekend!!

    This baby has a BEAUTIFUL grill, front bumper, and gauge cluster and other neat stuff in it!!!! I needed the grill, bezels, tailgate, and now that I see this sweet bumper I am taking that too! Nice tailights...etc.

    Something blew me away on this truck I was NOT expecting...

    Here is where it was....

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    Here it is at my place..

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    Here is what really got me excited..(I guess it doesn't take much :D ) Notice anything different than most?

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    Gotta Tach and woodgrain, any wood screws?
     
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    Here is the tailgate on it.

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    Another shot of the grill, damned nicest one I have seen except for the NOS one someone sent me a pic of! It has one tiny crack right above hood release handle, otherwise all cross bars are there, no other broken/cracked plastic.

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    Another little treasure in the glove box! The original slip of delivery is in this truck too!!! It was delivered new on 11-21-1975 and had 9 miles on the odometer!

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    No wood screws, just plain old fasteners :Big Laugh:
     
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    Awww - you gonna parts it ? :oops:

    Poor old girl.
     
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