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82sbshortbed

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1500 shortbed, 1500 longbed
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454, 305
Two hundred mile round trip with a few buddies to the all GM truck show in Jonesboro, AR.
Fun, windy day........

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Nice looking truck, love the colors!
 

Camar068

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10 yrs Air Force
Washer fluid reservoir leaking again. I had to try this. The stock pump isn't strong enough to pull fluid with this setup.

I'll probably go with a 2 liter aluminum tank from Amazon for $30 and a different pump.

Then again, might just upgrade the pump and let it fly.
 

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DoubleDingo

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1981
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81-C20 Silverado Camper Special-TH400-4.10s
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Carb'ed Vortec 350
Replaced more vacuum and canister hoses, cap, rotor, plugs, wires, pcv, and changed the oil. Then took it for a drive, to fill up the passenger side tank, more placebo effect, it ran better...lol...

Did verify the air cleaner flap is working, closed when cold, open at operating temperature. Next up, emissions testing.
 

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On the plus side, no flakes or anything shiny in the oil.

May have located the tiny ATF leak, too, the speedometer cable was a smidge loose at the trans, so snugged that up while I was crawling around on the concrete.
 

chevytech87

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GMC R1500
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305
Got my tcc lockup working on the new transmission today. Ended up using the B&M controller, so far I like it a lot! Install was pretty easy and it’s easy to set up. Hopefully that’s all of the mechanical done on the truck (for)now, fingers crossed
 

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GMC Sierra Classic 1500
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350
Fender and door. I used to do a couple vehicles in a day at the shop in my 20s. Now in my 50s gotta take a few breaks. Lol

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Also got the led strip light under the front bumper glued on now.

Started to rain before I could get done. So gotta finish tomorrow if weather holds up.
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Fender and door. I used to do a couple vehicles in a day at the shop in my 20s. Now in my 50s gotta take a few breaks. Lol

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Also got the led strip light under the front bumper glued on now.

Started to rain before I could get done. So gotta finish tomorrow if weather holds up.
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You're gonna have a new truck soon, Doug. Lookin' great !
 

incubus2432

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Shekkie
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1983
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K10
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350
Friday I scuffed and prepped the bed. I bought one of those nylon cup brushes that are raved about for bedliner prep and I am not a fan. I ended up just doing it by hand with some aggressive scotch-brite type pads that were included in the Monstaliner kit. It took me about an hour and a half.

Saturday morning I scuffed a few spots I missed, taped it off, wiped down with solvent and rolled two coats on the sides and three on the floor/tailgate.

As you can see from the pics the bed is pretty dinged up/dented so I wasn’t looking for perfection but wanted to protect it from rust and provide a good surface for frequently hauling nonsense for my various house/farm/tractor project shenanigans.
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5.7 L 350 v8
Cleaned up the shop and she got to come inside for front suspension rebuild!

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Can my truck have a sleepover to replace gas tanks, sending units, and hard lines one day?... I'm in Midlothian and travel to Mathews County to our Family house in the bay often...not too far from the beach BUOY!
 

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Silverado
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Chevy 350
Maybe we'll see. Front suspension on this beast first, oil pan gasket/rear main seal, probably a timing chain and looks like some brake fun too. Oh the joy hope to be done before memorial day.
 

PeteJr

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Cleaned up the shop and she got to come inside for front suspension rebuild!

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Rebuilt my upper and lower control arms........... spend the money and get the tubulars.
I will if there's a next time.
 

Confused

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1982
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C10
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3.42 with limited slip is installed and quiet. $150 ebay limited slip and used factory gears from eBay as well. Replaced the warped and leaking trans pan with a new one with a drain plug.
 

evlblkrfl

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1977
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K20
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350
I highly recommend a sway bar disconnect kit. I have the exact same springs and shocks on mine. Before the sway bar disconnect kit, it was rough. Sway bar connected with the disconnect kit, back to feeling about like it did stock, then with the sway bar disconnected, rides great.
Already on my list my freind. I kinda thought I was going to need them but wanted to see how things went first
 

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