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Offline VileZambonie

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #45 on: April 13, 2021, 06:42:42 PM »
Thank you. The color is very vibrant in sunlight and dark in the shadows. I kinda dig it but I wouldn't have chosen this color for me. I put the bed on by myself using the lift and my motorcycle jack.













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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #46 on: April 13, 2021, 08:12:33 PM »
One SWEET Ride! Congrats on your hard work, looks showroom ready.

Did the interior go period correct or custom?
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1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #47 on: April 14, 2021, 07:43:22 AM »
Thanks, I'm happy I'm able to get wrapping this one up. Stock interior with replacement carpet etc. It has a crappy Grant wheel on it still for now.
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #48 on: April 14, 2021, 03:38:12 PM »
Frig Vile, that's just beautiful....
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Offline Mike81K10

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2021, 06:01:55 PM »
Your buddy should be very happy with the way it turned out. Very nice!

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2021, 02:20:12 AM »
Awesome workmanship VZ, that thing is beautiful.

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #51 on: April 16, 2021, 03:54:35 PM »
Great looking truck, you do good work!

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #52 on: May 02, 2021, 09:14:22 AM »
Thanks for the kind words. The truck was picked up yesterday and I got to watch it drive away. Bittersweet, and although I killed myself and robbed my trucks of the attention they seek, it was time for it to go home. Looks awesome, sounds awesome and has been spotted all over already. I'm willing to bet it either gets sold or destroyed lol, I cringe.  :'( I ordered wheels and tires for it yesterday so when I get them in, I'll mount and balance and put them on. It will look sick with the wheels and tires I ordered.

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #53 on: May 17, 2021, 02:54:13 PM »
...and there goes one happy camper












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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #54 on: May 17, 2021, 05:51:46 PM »
Very Nice VZ! Thanks for sharing.
1957 Apache 3100 235 Inline 6, 3 on the tree
1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #55 on: May 18, 2021, 03:48:42 PM »
Nice!
Now that you're finished you have time to re-build mine!
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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #56 on: May 21, 2021, 06:39:13 AM »
I initially welded it with silicon bronze, clamping it while moving around. I finished it with carbon steel ...

Really curious why you start with the silicon bronze?

I'm also curious. Do you use the SB because of it's lower melt temp to help position the patch?

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Re: 79 K10 build
« Reply #57 on: May 21, 2021, 04:26:20 PM »
No, I used it mainly because of the pinholes that were there after I sandblasted it. You get a better bond and fill vs the ole bzz, stop, bzz, stop, grind & repeat.

There's plenty of good information on using it. Just be careful if you do use it. Pay attention to your settings as you need to be more precise and use striaght Argon. If you don't have the correct feeder wheel, you will bird nest as well. U-groove instead of V groove.

https://www.millerwelds.com/resources/article-library/silicon-bronze-mig-brazing-basics
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