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It has been a busy week. I know some folks do not agree with using used tires, but this week, we were able to harvest the tires from the donor Isuzu truck. (9R-22.5's) took them to the tire store and had them transferred to the 6400's rims. Even the folks at the tire shop said that these are in nice condition. They are now on the truck, and it is nice to have it on good tires for now. I took the old rims, 450 pounds worth, to the scrap yard.

We got the radio dash repair panel and plan to start on that this week. I have the glove box door repaired and am blocking it now. I will be pulling the right door and front fender soon to start on the lower hinge area. (There is some rust in this area, mice got in here and the nest caused some damage.) It has an aftermarket radio antenna, and they did not route the cable very well. I need to find the correct OE route. I would like to start painting those items as I work around the truck.


Excuse me for butting in here. wave

You may have known this thread as "What did you get done on your “Bolt” today? - Part 2" and you may or may not have known we had some major fixing to do about that.

Let me 'splain (if you are interested, confused, or neither ... if neither, just move along then).

This thread actually comes from the original thread -- "What did you get done on your “Bolt” today?" -- started back in 2005 that had several other similar posts/threads added to it over the years. And those were the days before we had the ability to include images (other than links to images -- some of you will remember me fussing about this! nono ).

This topic has had a lot of traction and many found it helpful in their own build. Kinda like a mini Project Journal .... some *very* mini. wink

So we decided to split up the two (while we were restructuring and repairing the original thread of 2005), since the newer posts may be more helpful. The older posts are worth keeping and will come in handy in any searches out there.

From here out, all the posts about what you got done on your Bolt today (or thereabouts wink ) will be posted in here. Especially since the 2005 thread is now locked but still good for reading.

The End.

~ Peggy

Last edited by Peggy M; Tue May 02 2023 10:54 PM.
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Not really "done on" but "done for". I'm working to get the ole girl into shelter (trying to finish the floor on an OT project so I can get that body back on its frame - then I have shelter for Ole Red.) First real snowfall we've had, "great start to 2021" (sarcasm) and in the interests of being able to move it mid-winter, I've got to keep her mobile.

No, I'm not a fan of tarps - but the door seals leak (I"ve got replacements just ran out of time) and for the short term this has kept it dry inside - definitely not preferred though and I'll let it breathe asap.

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1949 Chevrolet 3/4 Ton - Still Solid. Regular Driver
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Built a drag link tool today and tried getting the drag link off the front axle to get it in the queue to be rebuilt this winter. But the dang plug was too rusted in place and bent my new tool (built out of a crowsfoot wrench and a piece of a thick washer.) Will try again in a day or two after soaking it in PB blaster.

Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos []
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Today we were able to repair the dash around the radio opening. The previous owner really hacked it up. Good thing they sell patch panels.


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Crusty Old Sarge
Got my Hydrobooster mounted up.

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Come, Bleed or Blister something has got to give!!!
'59 Apache 31, 327 V8 (0.030 over), Muncie M20 4 Speed, GM 10 Bolt Rear... long term project (30 years and counting)
'58 Viking 4400, 235, 4 Speed (Thor)
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Fitting -70 Ford F100 rear bumper to a Chevy P/U.

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FIN 3234 -59, looks like it belongs! Nice job!

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1952 Chevrolet 3100
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‘59 235 w/hydraulic lifters
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Originally Posted by Phak1
FIN 3234 -59, looks like it belongs! Nice job!

Yea it does. Looks great.

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Technically, I didn’t get anything done on my 54. But, I did remove the wire harnesses from my S10 donor, which will go in the 54.
Does that count?

1954 3100 with Hydra-Matic
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Bubba - Curmudgeon
Yes . . .

You can't install the harness until after you remove it from the donor.
This counts as something that got done.

step-by-step . . .

Tim []
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. []
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