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1987 R10 Driver
« on: May 06, 2009, 12:25:14 AM »
I hadn't posted anything about my daily driver but this is what is looks like now, I will update the post with some before after pics later.  This truck will eventually evolve into the "website" truck with tan/red paint and the products we sell.

Friday March 28th 2009:Mounted the Impala SS wheels on.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009, 12:39:37 AM »
Sure is in nice shape. You kinda like red trucks dont ya?
Don
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 12:51:45 AM »
Actually I prefer Blue, 3 of my trucks (Jimmy and Blazer and the 73) will be some shade of blue.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011, 01:58:55 PM »
Showing this one some love finally...
Sunday April 17th 2011:The repaint on the roof was a poor job and over the course of the past 5.5 years since I got it, the paint has been slowly pealing back to where now its at the point were it needs to come off and be repainted.  The rust had gotten out of hand and this truck was to be painted this year but the Blazer got first in line.  The first pic is the best I have of the roof on the day I got it. 


So I spent the afternoon sanding it down to remove some surface rust and to put some rust mort on it.  I plan to spray can it with some sealer primer and some paint to make it look somewhat better.





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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 12:55:06 AM »
Saturday May 21st 2011: Rattle can Primed the roof to cover the rust.


Sunday May 22nd 2011: Rattle can painted the roof.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 01:06:14 AM »
Saturday Jul 2nd 2011: Replaced the cap/rotor on the truck, was running so bad it couldn't pull a hill, but noticed an exhaust leak (haven't driven it in a while...

Sunday Jul 10th 2011: Picked up some freon so I could charge the AC on the R10.  After Vacc'ing it down and charging it found the compressor was bad.  Started pulling the compressor off and when unbolting the adjusting nut for the PS pump noticed the O2 sensor was broke in half and hanging down under the truck, removed it from the truck also.


Sunday Jul 11th 2011: picked up a new compress or and O2 sensor and installed back on the truck.

Saturday Jul 16th 2011:  Charged the AC on the R10,  Ahhhh, much cooler.

Sunday Jul 17th 2011: It was going to well, AC belt shredded...

Monday Jul 18th 2011: picked up and new AC belt, back in business.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2011, 11:12:23 PM »
Friday, Sept 16th, 2011:  The 700R4 trans is about to give up on me.  Trans fluid is all burnt now and didn't think I would make it home.  It is now restricted to moving around the yard.  Planning out what it will take to get the 6.0L/4L80E that is destined for it and the related parts ready to put it in...

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2011, 11:32:52 PM »
Friday, Dec 30th, 2011: Time has come to say good-bye to the 305 in the Daily...
Today I started tearing it down to remove the engine/trans.



Drained the radiator (flathead Screwdriver), disconnected the trans cooler (1/2" line wrench), Disconnected the upper and lower hoses from the radiator (flathead Screwdriver), removed the core support retaining brackets (1/2" wrench) Took the Radiator out.



Removed the (3) 15mm Adjusting bolts on the compressor, the 15mm pivot bolt and set the AC compressor aside.  Disconnected the  upper radiator hose (flathead Screwdriver) and removed the fan (1/2" wrench)



Remove 14mm pivot power steering bolt, 15mm and 9/16" adjustment bolts and set the power steering box aside.



Removed Air cleaner, heater (crescent wrench and Razor blade) and vac/booster hoses (5/8"), spark plug wires and labelled connectors for the wiring.



Removed TBI (13mm) Throttle cable, TV cable, distributor (9/16"), coil (13mm), Fuel lines (5/8" line and 3/4").



Removed the Cruise hose and connectors, Grounds to block (9/16") Trans connector (crescent), Speedo cable (pliers), shifter linkage (13mm) O2 sensor wiring, fuel lines at the frame rail (5/8" line and 3/4"), transmission mount (15mm), starter (9/16") power cable (5/8") and exciter wire (9/32") and the engine mount bolts (5/8" ratchet and 11/16" wrench)

Didn't have any sawzall blades to cut the exhaust off (not using) so had to call it a night.  Did go pick up some blades for tomorrow..

When the LS gets ready to go in, I am going to start a project post for it.  It isn't going to be polished up, painted etc.  I am going to drop it in and go just like it is..
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2012, 02:14:40 PM »
Parts run to the warehouse !


Hang him !!!    (Judge Roy Bean)  Looters will be shot on site !!!

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 10:32:16 PM »
is that a suburban fuel tank?
86 c10 350 sbc 700R4 Daily Driver
79 gmc c20 350 th350
78 k1500 4x4 350 th350

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 06:38:09 PM »
No, it is a Blazer tank.  It isn't going to make it on this round, need it running...

Updates coming but the engine and trans is in the truck,  just been real busy..
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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2012, 09:37:21 PM »
ok.  ;D
86 c10 350 sbc 700R4 Daily Driver
79 gmc c20 350 th350
78 k1500 4x4 350 th350

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2012, 04:44:56 PM »
Saturday, Dec 31th, 2011:  Sawzalled the Exhaust pipes loose from the motor, removed the u-joint bolts (7/16") and started lifting the 305 out.


305/700R4 on its way out:


305 gone:

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2012, 04:53:26 PM »
Sunday, Jan 1st, 2012:  Had to make a parts run to get the 6.0L, 4L80E, an associated parts that were mocked up in the other truck.  Drove back home and got to work.

Set off the Truck, hooked it up to the hoist and..


Dropped it in.


I am using S&P plate adapters and the original motor mounts for the 81-87's.  It sat right back in place with a slight amount of maneuvering.

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Re: 1987 R10 Driver
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2012, 05:09:48 PM »
Friday, Jan 6th, 2012: Removed the crossmember to get the trans in, dropped the drivers side exhaust to get the trans in. Tools: 5/8 wrench, 1/2, 11/16 ratchet



Before I started I realized I needed to snake the old trans lines back into the truck.


Most Headers have issues with the tab on the 4L80E, so I removed it.  Then positioned the Trans to go under the truck (it is NOT lifted, it is sitting on all 4 tires.)


Lifted the Transmission up on the Jack with help from a friend, loaded the torque converter and spun it until it seated, jacked it into position (had to use the engine lift to level it out) put all the transmission bolts in (15mm).


Since it was getting late and it was expected to rain I went ahead and bolted the crossmember (5/8" and 11/16" wrench) in place to hold the trans up.  and to get an idea of how far the crossmember will need to be moved rearward some.


This is how far off the transmission crossmember is off from bolting up.