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Offline macr0w

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2020, 08:11:23 AM »
Looks like you are making some great progress.  8)
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Offline Mike81K10

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2020, 03:19:12 PM »
Agree with VZ! Just prime the engine well prior to cranking it up.

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2020, 05:50:51 PM »
Best bet is to break it in in it's home. You can do it.

I agree, prob is that I live in a condo, she is non-ambulatory, so I would have to run in the garage for 20 mins...

Noisy Gas out + cranky neighbors= getting written up for sure...
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1980 C-10 under construction

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2020, 10:34:57 AM »
Best bet is to break it in in it's home. You can do it.

I agree, prob is that I live in a condo, she is non-ambulatory, so I would have to run in the garage for 20 mins...

Noisy Gas out + cranky neighbors= getting written up for sure...
Is there a fine, or just a demerit?
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2020, 12:19:55 PM »
I've heard all my life that an HOA is a micro form of socialism.

In this case, they look for things to try to ping you with, and if you don't respond timely, they 'summon' you to one of their beat down / extraction meetings.

But hey, if I were in their shoes (never would be) I would look for reasons to justify my existence too...
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2020, 02:28:27 PM »
I live in an HOA myself, but it's actually decent...no "Karens". 
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98 C2500 ext cab longbed

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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2020, 09:52:39 PM »
Before pics of Booster
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2020, 09:54:54 PM »
Used Flitz Metal Pre-Clean wire brush and 600 wet and dry
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2020, 09:58:22 PM »
self etching primer, then the 'red'
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2020, 10:01:18 PM »
Wow, those last pics look like the gravitational field just increased by a factor of X!

Afta afta...(Mr. Miaggi)
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2020, 10:02:49 PM »
Sweet Home Alabama 8)
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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2020, 10:19:07 PM »
Wow...Great paint job on that booster man
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2020, 10:43:28 PM »
Thanks man!

The trick is temperature:

I use a blow dryer (BD) to dry the object first, then heat the object to above outdoor temp.

Then I heat the can of primer and paint for about 5-8 mins. This will create two things. Good flow, and extra pressure. Shake well...

Use the B D to dry the prime between coats.

Do the same with paint.

After the final coat, gently BD the paint till it sets up.

That job took about 2 hours to complete.

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: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2020, 10:27:49 AM »
Looks good JohnnyP!  8)
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Re: That 1980 C10 I keep talking about...PICS Finally
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2020, 04:07:10 PM »
Johnny, you going with a chromed out Master Cylinder or are you painting it also? This is looking sweet, you are motivating us all for sure.
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