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Offline macr0w

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2020, 08:57:47 AM »
More pics.  ;)
I had to install new turn signals after I discovered a short while install the Dakota Digital gauge cluster.
All the connections that I made in the dash and the signals are Western Union spliced, soldered and shrink wrapped.  8)

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2020, 09:01:59 AM »
I'm working on the floor right now and I have seat upholstery and springs coming.
Pics to come on these projects.  8)

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2020, 09:14:15 AM »
For some reason I can't get pictures of my spare tire carrier and drop shackles to get small enough to load up.  :-\
Anyway, I recently bought a stock replacement spare tire carrier from USA1 truck. And I just bought a 2" drop shackle kit and put it on.
It's just a slight leveling. I don't want to really drop this thing.  ;D

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2020, 03:51:53 PM »
My floorpans are rusty.
I'm not going to take the time and money to cut them out and replace them right now. Maybe one day down the road.
For now I'm just trying to stop the rust. I painted it with several coats of Corroseal which is a rust treatment product. I put some on there a couple months ago and then got new felt and a rubber mat for the floor. When I pulled it up to get ready for my seat upholstery I found my new felt was soaked and there was new rust forming.  :-\
I cleaned it up and painted on a few more coats of Corroseal. I'm going to spray it with some bedliner/undercoating stuff next. I have to find out where the water is getting in.  :-\

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2020, 04:10:20 PM »
Also got a new factory replacement spare tire carrier.  8)

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2020, 05:57:33 PM »
I have Dakota envy now... :(

Looking good man!
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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2020, 07:23:51 PM »
The leak could be in your cowl area. Pull the wipers, and metal cover off and look around inside the cowl or inside the cab up high on your firewall. I had rust outs in that area that I had to repair with patch panels. The rust out was leaking water into my truck.

If your floorpans are not rust through, I would clean the rust from them with a poly stipper wheel, then use a POR or KBS product. I used KBS. After striping the floorpans, you use the cleaner, rust blaster (prep), and then the rust seal. Will keep them from rusting.
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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #22 on: June 06, 2020, 07:07:01 AM »
The leak could be in your cowl area. Pull the wipers, and metal cover off and look around inside the cowl or inside the cab up high on your firewall. I had rust outs in that area that I had to repair with patch panels. The rust out was leaking water into my truck.

Yeah, that's where I will look next. We'll see what happens after this latest round of sealing stuff.  ;D

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2020, 07:09:40 AM »
Right now my floorpans look like this.
Fingers crossed.  :o

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2020, 09:26:17 AM »
Loving your work!
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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2020, 12:46:20 PM »
Loving your work!

Thanks man!
I'm just hacking away over here.  :D

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #26 on: June 09, 2020, 10:16:53 AM »
Pretty far from it, but humility is a virtue!  8)
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87 R30 3+3 Longbed (days of yore)

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #27 on: June 09, 2020, 07:48:18 PM »
Shackles, battery disconnect and new air cleaner fastener.

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2020, 11:28:39 AM »
New seat cover and spring grid repair.
I was going to buy another spring grid but I got frustrated with the only seller online.

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Re: 1984 C-10 Custom Deluxe
« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2020, 11:30:08 AM »
It was a pain fixing the spring grid but it should be fine.  ;D