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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: 1986 C10 next therapy project
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2019, 07:29:54 PM »
Sounds like a custom order. Bet she was a screamer!
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Re: 1986 C10 next therapy project
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2021, 05:14:02 PM »
It is amazing how the time goes by.  Luckily no real damage from sitting in the pole barn.  Now that I don't have a truck to drive it seems perfect to finally get this old girl going again.  I have been back and forth on the engine/transmission and have finally decided on the 350 and the MY6 NP440 4 speed overdrive.  I will take pictures as I go.  This won't be exciting but may interest someone.
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Re: 1986 C10 next therapy project
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2021, 09:42:38 AM »
I'm down for another project truck!  8)
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Re: 1986 C10 next therapy project
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2021, 01:43:26 PM »
FINALLY... started after 14 years... I tore into my rust problem.  I wasn't expecting what I found but I can't say I was surprised.  Not sure exactly how I am going to attack the wheel well under the battery yet but I have to mig in a few little patches behind the w.w. motor and on top of the cowl.  Here is the starting point.  I have to get more wire for the mig.
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Re: 1986 C10 after 14 years finally started on
« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2021, 03:29:22 PM »
Mine is rusting in the same area on that firewall smh. Best of luck to you I didnít have time to weld  a patch at the time, great truck by the way.
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Re: 1986 C10 after 14 years finally started on
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2021, 05:02:56 PM »
I would have a double restro project and find parts from a salvage yard instead of the donor truck. C20 would have a stronger frame as well.
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Re: 1986 C10 after 14 years finally started on
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2021, 06:07:24 PM »
Could be sooo  much worse! I would use an epoxy to fill those areas and move on!
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1973 C-20, 3+3 454 4BBL TH400  Water Injection
1978 K-10, 350 4BBL TH350 NP203 M.M. Part time Kit/Hubs
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Re: 1986 C10 after 14 years finally started on
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2021, 06:56:35 PM »
I would have a double rest project and find parts from a salvage yard instead of the donor truck. C20 would have a stronger frame as well.
That donor truck was long parted out.  The firewall on that was 10x worse.  The cowl had rusted which made it a Flinstone mobile where it wouldn't pass safety inspection. This truck has most of the paint still on the frame.  This is basically the truck with a wash job.
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Re: 1986 C10 after 14 years finally started on
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2021, 07:41:42 PM »
Time consuming and frustrating it is to make patch panels but there's no better feeling than knowing it's done right and most importantly, by you.
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Re: 1986 C10 after 14 years finally started on
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2021, 08:00:53 PM »
Why make patch panels for surface rust? A couple of tiny holes wouldn't make me lose and sleep.

Cure it and fill it! You've got bigger fish to fry.

Jus sayin... 8)
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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: 1986 C10 after 14 years finally started on
« Reply #25 on: November 28, 2021, 01:31:50 AM »
Nice truck!

We used metalized epoxy around the windshield to deal with pits. Should work on the firewall too.

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Re: 1986 C10 after 14 years finally started on
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2021, 01:31:28 PM »
Why make patch panels for surface rust? A couple of tiny holes wouldn't make me lose and sleep.

Cure it and fill it! You've got bigger fish to fry.

Jus sayin... 8)
Pinholes are one thing and metallic epoxy is amazing if the metal around the area isn't thin. But in the cowl on the driver's side ain't pin holes, they just the regular ones. Benefit is the trash in the cowl has a place to go,...right on top of the harness bullhead connector.

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