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My 88 C3500 3+3

Discussion in '2wd Pick-Ups C/R 20 2500 C/R 30 3500' started by Stumpuller6.5, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. foamypirate

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    I know the feeling there...I started my teardown 9 months ago and I finally finished stripping stuff out of the cab today...

    Git'er done! Looking forward to seeing the 4wd swap down the road!
     
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    hahaha, usually rinse is about the only thing that doesn't work on the MFS. That's some funny shit right there. Must be a Canadian thing Clancy. The truck is a collectors item already. I think I'd the leave the rest of the switch broke. :rofl:
     
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  3. Stumpuller6.5

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    Well, got the drivers window in today, rewired the window switch and fixed the ground. Install door panel, vacuumed the interior and changed the oil over to some Amsoil oil and filter.

    Tomorrow I`m gonna shop for some new fuel tank mounts and get the new tanks in, making an order of parts to make her legal, then of course as time allows fix her up!

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  4. Stumpuller6.5

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    Completed today:

    All 4 ball joints
    RH outer Tie Rod
    All 4 Shocks
    Pressured washed under front end
    Removed rear axles and drums for inspection

    To Do:

    Both rear park brake cables (tomorrow)
    front sway bar bushings (tomorrow)
    rear sway bar bushings and links
    fuel tank saddles (don`t have any yet...)

    Tomorrow I may pickup two front doors that are fully dressed (panels power window motors, switches, widow and mirrors, they were basically just pulled off a truck) and a tailgate.
     
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    A step in the right direction. No more rut grabber.
     
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    You got a nice shop there. What shocks did you go with?
     
  7. Stumpuller6.5

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    Monroe-matic Plus gas charged shocks, Not top of the line just middle of the road shocks. Luckily they are painted dark blue instead of monroes` typical yellow. :laugh:


    Today I scored 5 grilles (most are soso, one is all there) 4 LH front windows and one one LH front window, a tailgate and two front doors fully dressed, (basically just unbolted from the truck). I will strip them down and use or keep most of the parts, depending on how I fix my drivers door I may just use the ones on the truck, but I will likely have to use the passenger door as mine is no longer straight....

    pics.

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    My tailgate was quite cancerous, and had cracks in it, this one will work.

    Got all this for $175 bucks. :)
     
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    Not sure If I mentioned it but also Scored 7 almost brand new 225/75 R19.5 tires for when I get some Ricksons wheels ordered up. :naughty:

    You can see them in the back of the truck bed pic above....
     
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    Good job. :High 5:
     
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    Did some work again today. Cleaned the brakes and drums, threw in some new hardware, axles seals and lubed up the backing plates, installed and setup the drums. Took a tough mother of a wire wheel on the grinder to them and gave them a thick coat of Rustoleum gloss black. I also installed the new park cables.

    I cleaned up the rear wheels and painted them too along with the wheel nut flanges.

    Tomorrow I will have new front rotors and Rf brake hose (and the one rear) u-joints and water pump to do. Whew!

    Some pics!

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    I will use that same high gloss when I get the new fuel tank mounts and do the whole rear frame!
     
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    Cool, you got some good parts. Sounds like good pricing too. :High 5:
     
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    Completed today, input seal(s) on PS box, rag joint, front sway bar bushings (4)painted front wheels, installed wheels and took truck off jack stands. Replaced the two bad u-joints. Tried doing the rear brake line, but lines won`t budge, soaked them down and will let them sit over night.

    Will do it tomorrow, along with bleeding rear brakes, rear sway bar bushings and links. I ended up purchasing front sway bar links for the first gen GM IFS, they are about 1.5" shorter, only issue I see it causing is having more ground clearance at this point (sway bar will be held abit higher/closer to frame) , looked at them many times, and other than length, they are identical and I feel they will work. :)
     
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    Seems I missed posting other progress??? :wtf:

    Replaced all 4 ball joints, Rf brake hose, Rh outer tie rod....
    Installed new front rotors, and painted them. tried breaking loose the bolts for rear sway bar bushings and broke them all...

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    Yeah, that mussta been that other forum. Better go over there, copy it and bring it here too. :Sumo:
     
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    Sorry Bud, I`m lazy, but thought there would be more enthusiasm on this specific site for this particular project. It will be done for a bit soon anyways.
     

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