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Offline JApple

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Another from TX
« on: December 23, 2022, 08:57:02 AM »
Thought I would say hello from Texas.  I finally retired, so I'm hoping to have time to finally start working on my 85 K10.

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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2022, 10:11:32 AM »
Welcome from Central California.  That truck looks pretty nice just the way it sits.  Excellent platform from which to begin your adventure!  Looking forward to watching the progress.
Rich
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Offline Rapid Roy

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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2022, 10:44:16 AM »
Welcome neighbor.
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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2022, 02:22:32 PM »
Welcome from the St. Louis, MO area
Carl 
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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2022, 02:44:36 AM »
Welcome from SoCal San Diego- land of fruits and nuts!

Nice rig, what do you plan to do to her?
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

Offline JApple

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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2022, 09:10:28 AM »
That's a good question.. I go back and forth exactly what I want to do.   Needs new paint, but the passenger door is oil-canned & hood has hail dents. Has a little rust around the windshield I need to fix before it gets worse.   Currently is runs great.  I have had to fix minor issues over the years. -Heater core, window motors, fuel pump, A/C, spider gears, minor electrical shorts, etc...-Learning as I go.    I'm trying to determine how much money to spend on it.  It sits outside and there is something to be said about not having to worry about storms & parking lots.    So I'm pretty fickle about how nice to make it.
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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2022, 01:32:43 PM »
Welcome from AL! I was just in TX during Thanksgiving to visit my brother in McKinney.
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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2022, 01:44:19 PM »
For a truck kept outside I've been thinking this stuff might be a good way to go and not bother perfectly smoothing out all the dents even.
https://www.raptorliner.com/

You can find lots of YouTube videos on guys doing whole reprints with it.
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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2022, 07:28:54 PM »
I haven't heard the term 'oil canned', do you mean dents? I get the hail part.  ;D

Well, you can walk a little farther in the parking lot to get to the store, and you can set up a manly canopy to park her under.

As an aside, I notice that the K trucks have a level stance and the C trucks have a slight rake. I guess that is/was the factory accounting for actual loads being freighted.

The reason I ask is I am putting together a C10 and installed coil spring shims to level her out. I tend to like the level look of my K10. Don't know if others have an opinion... ;)
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

Offline 76Texan

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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2022, 10:10:45 PM »
Welcome from Texas as well :)
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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2022, 07:54:50 AM »
@mr diesel.
  There is an  80 something K5 around town I’ve seen that has done the bed liner all over.  I’m still not sure what I think about it. 

@johnnypopper.
 Oil canned = stretched metal.  I’ve been told you could heat it up with a torch to shrink it back, but it takes talent.  Most just replace the door.   The body of my truck is straight with no dents.  Just the hood & passenger door needs fixing.   I’m not sure about the stance.  I prefer level also.
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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2022, 04:28:34 PM »
Thanks! My lexicon has increased!

I too have heard that, I tried it about 40 years ago, it worked to a limited degree on a big punch on the side of fleet bed.

We didn't have U tube so had to live with it. It was a work truck after all... 8)

You'll find quite a brain trust on this site.
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

Offline jc99

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Re: Another from TX
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2022, 12:58:00 PM »
Welcome from Tx here also.  Nice truck


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