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C30 custom build

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by BigDaddy72, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. DoubleDingo

    DoubleDingo Drain The Swamp, Completely

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    Hmm, you have a point. I guess I am used to the older trucks and the more boxy tanks that were completely behind the cab. I forgot that these tanks do go under the cab some.
     
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    7E3C3813-BAA8-4666-A505-6880E882C808.jpeg 61A4BD3E-CA4F-4349-9ACB-D069E8655B76.jpeg 94DA961E-1567-4EA1-87EB-9F4E43BEF2A8.jpeg Well it was sort of a lazy day as far as the c30 was concerned anyway. Mostly because I hate bending and flaring brake lines.
     
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    20674123-D6C8-4FD5-B7F5-A0901ACA4F9A.jpeg Had to put antifreeze in the old ss.

    Yes sadly it sits in storage most of the time.
     
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    83FE5291-2BAA-45AF-8527-1B560A0375BB.jpeg 1FC41B88-4040-4960-8C05-75BD6BD74322.jpeg Not much progress we’ve been side tracked with the “55 Gasser” just a bit.
     
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    Had to order new ebrake cables don’t know why I waited just figured I was gonna use the 45 year old one I guess.
     
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    4802F197-E4C3-41FB-A4C2-DD28E049F3D4.jpeg A2AC02BF-F871-4B15-9E94-BF4C06B16C88.jpeg 466B301A-C0AB-45E0-801E-EA1B4197331F.jpeg C2073BC8-5B53-4442-9AF8-4774F44F1AE4.png Well o’really’s ordered the wrong parking brake cables so no work on the chassis again today.

    So I did something I really hate doing. Body work!

    Had some rot in the firewall so I fabbed up some patch panels.

    Welded them in. Did a little mar glass work.

    Let it dry tonight, then filler tomorrow.

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    Progress is progress my friend!
     
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    Well no progress today. Ran to the machine shop today dropped off my youngest sons 454 Tunnel Ram motor for his 55 Gasser. (The Block) a buddy that builds bbc’s for a living has donated a crank for some shop clean up.

    He’s gonna have him press some pistons off rods and swap him a set of thumb rods for his 454.

    My son has me and my buddy’s pretty stoked about his Gasser build.

    A few has already donated a part or two for his project.
     
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    Those are beautiful handmade lines, what is the cost versus the benefit against something like stainless or aluminum hard lines? I’m getting ready to do my brake lines and transmission lines now so it’s not a question of what your doing just a personal information question,

    Thanks Kurt
     
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    It's FAR cheaper to make your own lines... but most people refuse to do it and if they do, they refuse to do it nicely. There's a certain satisfaction you get from making your own lines and you can route them exactly how you want too. Some people are willing to do it that way and they are a special breed. I'm a lifetime member of the Hardline Whackadoo Club, lol.
     
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    Oh and Travis is using NiCop line which bends easily and does not rust.
     
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    NickelCopper 3/16”?
     
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    Looks to be 3/16 on the axle and 1/4 to the rear axle like original, but @BigDaddy72 can confirm I'm sure.
     
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    Yes you are correct it is nicopp. They do bend nicely 1/4” is cake the 3/16” can be Challenging to bend.

    I barrowed a little bender from a buddy and I’ll take a pic of it, but it made the bending a snap.

    I appreciate the complements but you guys give me too much credit. It’s really the tool and the line is very forgiving to work with compared to any other material.

    Thanks again for the kind words.
     
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    Nice work!!! That 55 Gasser sounds like a Gas!! :cool:

    Do you have a thread going in "other vehicles" on that one? Would love to see some pics. and the work!!

    @BigDaddy72 Man too bad you live so far away, I actually enjoy doing bodywork and paint! Painting is the fun part, but its a great feeling to take a piece of junk & work it into a work of art!

    Worst car I ever did bodywork & paint for was on a 1976 Corvette...think it was a 76?? It was the last year of that little kick up spoiler on the back of the deck. Dam near bit off more than I could chew, soon found my short flat block was the ONLY thing to do all the sanding, my DA worked on the deck lid and that was it. When I was done with it though, that baby was straighter than what the factory had it, but making the hood seams-gaps/door seams-gaps correct was a bit of a challenge, but came out great. The paint turned out awesome, but could hardly feel my hands at the end of this project! He threw on some rims similar to Torqe-Thrust II rims, and dropped in a potent LS1 with custom stainless headers & side pipes. Very wicked car!
     
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