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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1117272 Tue Aug 04 2015 01:33 AM
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We washed all the fire retardant off the truck; the filler panel that got burned definitely no longer matches. Bout to wet down the driveway really good & flap disc the burned spots on the frame...

Maybe touch-up paint later.

Brad

edit-Flap disc(ed?) the burned areas, wiped down, & coated with some industrial enamel. I'll let it dry, scuff it, and give it a full coat next week.

Last edited by Uncle Brad; Tue Aug 04 2015 03:06 AM. Reason: painted

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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1117294 Tue Aug 04 2015 02:54 AM
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Another good safety topic. Y'all pay attention. Don't let it happen to you.


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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1117302 Tue Aug 04 2015 03:39 AM
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Installed the HEI distributor and the hooker headers on the 283. acquired some mandrel bent right angle bends and will take some measurements and fab some connections from the headers to the original dual exhaust. Why does everything take forever?


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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1117347 Tue Aug 04 2015 03:25 PM
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Jim,

I've been down that road already with a dog bite. After two days of not seeing the doc, my finger swole to about twice it's normal size. Still doing good this time around and not showing any signs of infection. Might have dodged the bullet on this one.

Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1117361 Tue Aug 04 2015 05:12 PM
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I took off most of last week to try to install the 261 into the truck... and YAY, I did!
Putting in the SM420 was a bear. Coming out, gravity worked well for me but I had to rig up some STUFF to get that thing back in!
It's all done now. I adjusted the clutch and took it for a short test drive. I think I snapped my new Speedo Cable! I gotta figure out what gives with that thing!
I took the truck on a longer test run yesterday... I'm still trying to keep in close proximity of home for now.
I'm enjoying driving that tank of a truck though!
Jerry


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"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." ~ George Bernard Shaw
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1117364 Tue Aug 04 2015 05:17 PM
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Brad, that truck is looking great! I just smile when I see your Window Actuators all cleaned up and ready.
I smiled at the Bench Seat picture too... been there on both occasions.
I bought my seat cover from Raybuck's and it looks really good to me. I bought foam from Wally-World.
Oh... glad you got that back glass installed.
Keep the pictures coming!
Jerry

Last edited by Hellomrwilson; Tue Aug 04 2015 05:19 PM. Reason: Forgot to mention glass

1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Stepside
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"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." ~ George Bernard Shaw
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1117370 Tue Aug 04 2015 06:14 PM
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Thanks Jerry! (I know what you meant, but) I WISH my window actuators looked as good as the door relays (pictured previously). Door glass and door glass mechanisms/actuators may be a 'later-on' purchase due to their cost.

I had to pause work on the bench seat re-covering to repaint the rear frame fire damage last night. The smoke smell is still evident in the garage, so I picked some small items to fiddle with indoors. I did a thorough examination & decided I am keeping my original fender side emblems even though they aren't perfect. They serve no function & I am not paying $300 for new ones when these will do. I got some oil-based industrial enamel mixed in matching ivory/cream/white and cleaned, taped, and started painting the '3100 Chevrolet' background.

If I'm able - I will, however, be purchasing the reproduction hood emblem, which also serves no function. Mine had some teenage acne for 60 years and would just look awful.

Brad

Last edited by Uncle Brad; Tue Aug 04 2015 06:16 PM. Reason: gramma

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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1117380 Tue Aug 04 2015 06:52 PM
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Sorry Brad, yes.. door actuators.
I believe have some window actuators and window frames, channels etc. Keep that in mind when you're ready, I'd love to help you.
Today I plan to fix the clutch pedal. It was squeaking terribly, rubbing against the hole edge in the cab when I depressed it. I thought originally that it was because the Cab alignment was somewhat off... but last night I noticed the pedal shaft moves all over the place! I suspect I didn't tighten the bolt that connects the pedal arms. Quick fix!
Jerry


1959 Chevy Apache 3200 Stepside
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"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." ~ George Bernard Shaw
Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1117551 Wed Aug 05 2015 05:51 PM
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This thread is becoming a progress motivator for me;
I got up early & took an artist brush to my 55.2 "3100 Chevrolet" fender emblems. I still have some minor ex-acto knife cleaning to do, but I like 'em!

Brad


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Re: What did you get done on your bolt today????
BIG CHEVY 3600 #1117654 Thu Aug 06 2015 03:30 AM
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Boltergeist
....remember, it may not be fast but at least 15 minutes a day will git r done.

(my wife says she's going to put that saying on my tombstone)hehe

back on topic....I did some investigating on my 37 gas tank to move it in the rear and also checked on finally getting the headliner installed in the panel, Maybe! $$$$$


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