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Offline frotosride

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #120 on: December 20, 2021, 09:56:56 PM »
Sorry to hear that Mike...no matter what part of the family, how old or young it's never easy! Already s not prayers for you and your family!

Froto I looked at the site, what are you referring to as 'pic-a-part'?
I think he's referring going to a yard for a new seat is much easier on the walker.

Thanks!

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Yes I was referring to the junkyard. Around here they are monopolized by corporate salvage companies. But 50% off engines, trans this week!
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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #121 on: December 20, 2021, 11:22:14 PM »
Congrats! I am getting much closer myself! However for the next couple of weeks I will not get much work done due to a niece on hospice and not expected to be around much longer. Your truck is looking good and sounded good as well.
Hi Mike,

So sorry to hear about your niece. Our prayers for you and your family.

Thanks much. Here's a tip, take the drive in full daylight. It seems much of my lighting stuff is off. Even a headlight adjuster popped off while we were just sitting there.

I canceled my backorder grille, ordered a '79 because it's black not gray. Hopefully it fits.

Mark

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1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #122 on: January 02, 2022, 12:21:54 AM »
I don't know that I'll get much done tomorrow, so here's w what I got done over the two week vacation. Pictures out of order...

1. Second drive!  to the gas station and around, calibrated speedometer
2. First haul! Friend indefinitely loaning me his cherry picker.
3. Epic failure on underhood lights. A short and the front ones falling off even though it should work according to data sheet. Well, power and fuses all in place.
4. Installed auxiliary 12V and USB. Plan to someday get one of those automotive air compressors.
5. Figured out not enough load on the led Taillights. New flasher on order and oscilloscope so I can measure the waveform.
6. Dash is ready to install, at last! Posts for the molding are too short, drilled holes and put in bolts to hold the vents, flipped the nuts upside down to hold the loulding.
7. Wrestled with seat positing.
8. Finished rebuilding one vent window! One down, one to go...
9. Insulated both doors, installed new latches. Closes with a solid this now. Sweet!
10. Ordering all the stuff I missed...
11. Lots of hikes in a rare big snow, family stuff, movies with the family

Happy new year!



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1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #123 on: January 02, 2022, 06:18:55 PM »
Nice progress
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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #124 on: January 03, 2022, 10:42:21 AM »
Thanks!

I realized I hadn't gotten any pictures with Blue in the snow...

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1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #125 on: January 03, 2022, 06:09:40 PM »
SWEET! Nice ride!
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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #126 on: January 05, 2022, 08:57:42 PM »
Thanks Johnny!

I'm itching to install the grill, it's been stuck in shipping for two weeks but has made it to our region. Any day now!

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1952 International L112 - waiting for EV conversion
1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #127 on: January 15, 2022, 10:57:13 PM »
I promised I'd post results of the flasher study.  The United Pacific relay, 90652 without using the swap component, works without any fanfare, yeah!

The other relay had just what I expected, drops to around 3V instead of 0V.  I superimposed the two images together, attached.


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1952 International L112 - waiting for EV conversion
1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350

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Re: 1980 K20 4x4
« Reply #128 on: January 23, 2022, 09:17:15 PM »
Boxes from 3 years to the recycler. Cold ride, 38F no side windows, but the heat works. Only half the boxes were mine.

Finally got the window brackets in. Could not find pics on internet so here are some. They were a fourth inch too short on length. Probably the aftermarket doors, but these brackets are aftermarket too. Broke the captive nut off, used a 1" bolt on the mirror, nut on the door wall took up the extra gap.

Door locks in. Yeah the pawl are left /right specific so I put the first one in swapped of course. All done now.

Time to start installing the door windows.

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1952 International L112 - waiting for EV conversion
1967 Camaro - 250 six cyl, 200-4R
1980 K20 4x4 Fleetside - 350 SBC roller Cam, TH350