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Offline frotosride

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Re: 81 Scottsdale build thread
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2021, 03:06:32 PM »
Definitely a great start. I do like the build and dream of the days I can add a SB to my collection, along with a crew cab.
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Offline Scaryfastatx

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Re: 81 Scottsdale build thread
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2021, 09:01:24 AM »
I've been on vacation since the 17th, but the kiddos went with my parents on Monday so finally had some real chances to work on the truck

I was gonna start replacing the leaking power steering hoses and valve cover gaskets

But i found a giant rats nest under the battery and behind the distributor, so i ended up cleaning out rat crap for like 6hrs, finally got the engine bay cleaned up and power washed, it's looking pretty great.

I found why the valve covers were leaking so bad, previous owner cranked the living daylights out of the bolts and completely squished the gaskets out  >:(

I started scrubbing and power washing the lower front end and sprayed it with undercoating

Offline Scaryfastatx

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Re: 81 Scottsdale build thread
« Reply #17 on: December 11, 2023, 02:17:17 PM »
long overdue update

the truck had a rat infestation previously, as such there were a lot of eaten wires, plus the previous owner fixed a lot of the wiring with Home Depot stuff

I ended up completely redoing the wiring with an AAW classic update kit, and it was pretty great to install, there are a few places I wished they hadnt preterminated stuff, like on the headlights, but overall, the experience was more than Painless... (sorry couldnt help myself)

I had finally thought it was ready to go, but then got gut punched by some white smoke (http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=39463)

With that done and out of the way, I replaced the leaky steering gear, got the brakes, suspension sorted and it finally passed inspection!

Past few days, I went ahead and did some patina restoration, I got some Penetrol and scrapped off the remaining peeled of clear coat and its looking pretty great, really happy with the resulting look









Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: 81 Scottsdale build thread
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2023, 05:06:58 PM »
She Lives!

Funny how fast two years go by!
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Offline Scaryfastatx

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Re: 81 Scottsdale build thread
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2023, 07:46:10 PM »
She Lives!

Funny how fast two years go by!

Yes it does!

Especially when the wife is starting to get annoyed by the monthly Rock Auto bill haha

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Re: 81 Scottsdale build thread
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2023, 12:07:11 AM »
Looks outstanding brother!  8)
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Offline Mike81K10

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Re: 81 Scottsdale build thread
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2023, 10:54:28 PM »
Your truck was an awesome find.
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Offline Scaryfastatx

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Re: 81 Scottsdale build thread
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2023, 06:53:26 PM »
Your truck was an awesome find.
Thanks! Didn't seem like an awesome find when I was knee deep in the problems haha

But yeah turned out to be a good truck

Looks outstanding brother!  8)

Thanks! I'm really happy with how it turned out