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85HeavyChevy's '85 C20 Build

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by 85HeavyChevy, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. 85HeavyChevy

    85HeavyChevy Full Access Member

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    Bored today so I messed with some pics I took :cool::
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  2. Mr Clean

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    like the color on the 2nd pic.
     
  3. 85HeavyChevy

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    Some progress has been made today:D.
    Went to my dad's friends's shop and me and my dad finally changed the leaky wheel cylinder:headbang:
    Lifted up:
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    Quick shot the the rear end (gasket in the future):
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    The culprit:nono::
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    The passenger side:
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    Old vs. New:
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    All Done:favorites37::
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    Turns out my truck has the 13in brakes which I love. The repair went smooth until we put the driver side back together, turns out the self adjuster was bent:whymewhyme:. we tried everything to fix it but no luck. I'm picking up a set for both sides later. The difference is night and day now:burnout:. I can finally get on it without having to hope that the brakes will stop me:naughty:.
     
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    Nice truck, gotta love HD chassis equipment, I bet those big brakes stop on a dime.
     
  5. HotRodPC

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    Yep, it sure needed some brake work.

    I like that color blue alot better than the OEM Blue. Do you know the paint code or paint name for that color and who the paint manufacture is?
     
  6. 85HeavyChevy

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    I don't know the paint code sadly:(. I know it was originally painted light blue by the RPO sticker, you're right though I love the color:D.
     
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    that is a BEAUTIFUL truck. oh and just for reference, Oreillys carries a "ProKit" hardware kit that has EVERYTHING in it. thats what i got when i did my rear brakes. springs, adjusters, and whatnot.
     
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    Good Info
     
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    Happy Birthday Day buddy !!!:happybday:

    A great excuse to get you something new for the truck !!! :waytogo: Have a great day !!!
     
  10. 85HeavyChevy

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    Thanks :happy107:. Plans are in the works:secret:.
     
  11. 85HeavyChevy

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    Long time update:):
    Well it's been a while but I still have the '85. Nothings really changed other them some dirt on the paint:rolleyes:. But things have been a little tough because back in November I got in a 4wheeler wreck and broke my arm. I spent weeks in a brace that made no progress so a month ago I had surgery and now I have a metal plate in my arm. My plan is once I get my arm back in business I'm gonna get my car running, clean my truck and start living life again:driver:.
     
  12. HotRodPC

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    DOH, That sucks about your arm. Sorry to hear, but it sure could have been alot worse. Hope that heals well and you're back at it sooner than later !!! Thanks for the update.
     
  13. 85HeavyChevy

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    Update:):

    Well my arm is almost back to how is was. gonna have a scar on my left arm but thats fine with me:gr_grin:. I've has a recent problem with my truck, it's in the transmission. when you mash the gas the engine revs and it takes a second to move. Also it doesn't seem to shift right. i'm going to change the trans filter and see if that helps. Things have been going great other than that.

    Also here's a pic I took a while back:boti:.

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    Good News on the arm. Battle Scars are the norm. All REAL MEN have plenty of them.

    How old is the trans and/or how many miles on it? And has it ever had a fluid and filter change? If it's high mileage and never been maintained, and now that it's a ailing, a good chance and flud and filter change will do it in for good and it need a rebuild.

    I still like the looks of that truck. Stance on 3/4 tons with the OEM taller skinnier tires on OEM wheels with dogdish hubcaps is just the shit IMO. That trucks looks so much like my 84/86 Silverado. Mine would looks so much better if I'd paint the wheels and put the hubcaps back on.
     

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