What have you done to your square lately??

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mxer147

83 K20, 350 vortec, 465, 208, 14/10, 4.10, 33s
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Citristrip the door and kick panels, arm rests, door straps and trim. Also, the drip rails. I now have to figure out the path forward for refurbishing and what I am gonna buy new, hopefully not much because it’s crazy expensive and I’m a cheap SOB. I’m looking forward to getting some of this back together so I can reduce clutter around the garage and house.
 

SierraClassique

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Replaced the 40 year old trash bag + decaying insulation mess on the rear interior panels with a self-adhesive, closed cell foam. And yes, I reinstalled the scraps of cut up plastic bumper which I use as clamps to keep the rear 4”x10” speakers firmly in place against the cardboard panel… It works, so I feel no shame.
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I will share more photos in another post sometime, but I am rounding home on a sound deadener and heat/sound insulation overkill project on my ‘84 Jimmy. Getting married this month so I am racing to get the rear interior buttoned up so we have the Jimmy for a getaway car.
 
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They have to be obs trucks. I guess it could possibly be 87-91 but I swear they weren't j hooks. I was going to try the obs arms next.

Do these ones flip up and stay up? For cleaning the windshield?

I'm guessing it was just one part number? The reason I say that is the drivers side looks about the right length but the passenger side looks long on an obs.

They come up as FORD parts!!!!!!!

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Started cleaning up some new shoes. Took about an hour to sandblast it down. Than 2 coats of power coating.
 

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They come up as FORD parts!!!!!!!

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That would be totally fine. I just want some j hook arms that stay up by themselves lolol
 

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Got rid of the Choo Choo and made this orange thing out of 3" exhaust and a water pump nipple. I had refound the breather can and tube/boot in a box recently so I decided it was time lol.
 

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codfish

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Latest thing I did to my truck:(

Not on purpose of course! Too much birch firewood on a rather “rough” forestry road and this is what you get I guess.

Wish me luck on getting the bolt out of the leaf eye!!

Codfish
 

mxer147

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I removed the inside bed side spare tire carrier, two bolts were stubborn so I had to get creative with a drill, side cutter, chisel and hammer…..more welding now needed for the mounting holes.
 

mxer147

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And….the fun hasn’t stopped. I was delirious that I could spray the box inside this weekend, probably in a month or so, this was definitely a Frankenstein working truck which I believe hauled a gorilla that hungered for Swiss cheese. The bed is pretty hammered and a lot more holes to weld. I looked like buckwheat again after doing the right side. I did the left months ago, still shiny with zero rust, that’s a good indicator of humidity out west. The new Pantina!
 

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Bled in it...smacked my thumb with a 2 lb shop hammer trying to break a lower ball joint loose. Going to lose this nail. Good part is the springs are out uppers are off.
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82sbshortbed

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Bled in it...smacked my thumb with a 2 lb shop hammer trying to break a lower ball joint loose. Going to lose this nail. Good part is the springs are out uppers are off.
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Ouch!!!!
 

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Bled in it...smacked my thumb with a 2 lb shop hammer trying to break a lower ball joint loose. Going to lose this nail. Good part is the springs are out uppers are off.
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That's another reason I use a spreader to break loose the lower ball joint. Smashing a finger with a hammer is never fun.
 

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Got some cheap tips on the temporary exhaust for the 79. Much better. If you aren't running tips you're missing out!
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SierraClassique

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Replaced the 40 year old trash bag + decaying insulation mess on the rear interior panels with a self-adhesive, closed cell foam. And yes, I reinstalled the scraps of cut up plastic bumper which I use as clamps to keep the rear 4”x10” speakers firmly in place against the cardboard panel… It works, so I feel no shame.
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I will share more photos in another post sometime, but I am rounding home on a sound deadener and heat/sound insulation overkill project on my ‘84 Jimmy. Getting married this month so I am racing to get the rear interior buttoned up so we have the Jimmy for a getaway car.
mid-stride update:

it’s 96° outside.
my ‘84 Jimmy is black.
my wedding is in 8 days.
i have to finish this…
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