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Offline VileZambonie

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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2008, 10:25:06 AM »
The sector shaft was leaking  which I could have fixed but the bearings were shot in the worm housing and you could feel it. Just not worth wasting the time with when I can get a reman for $95 bucks.
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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2008, 10:32:23 AM »
Where did you get a reman box for 95?  I havn't seen them that cheap.  How much is the core?
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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2008, 07:22:49 PM »
Very nice.  Black on black...so sweet.  Is that an aftermarket hood?  Or did you go to town on a factory style cowl?

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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2008, 07:26:39 PM »
Thanks! The hood is made by reflexxion dual cowl with the ram air scoops.

I got the steering box from my autoparts vendor. Anything for me he adjusts the price down to as low as he can. It's a price override he can do to price match :D He ended up just giving ti to me anyway since I do so much business with them :D Score
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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2008, 08:26:42 PM »
Vile, you lucky dog :D :D
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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2008, 05:49:17 PM »
I Fully expect to see a post under member project on this one!  :D  I can't believe you are going to do it.  Whoo Hooo!

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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2008, 05:54:47 PM »
you going for a short bed you go VileZambonie
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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2008, 05:58:26 PM »
I think ur truck will look alot better as a swb :D  Be sure to post alot of pics on this i wouldnt mind seeing it done
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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #38 on: February 19, 2008, 06:11:02 PM »
I almost lost interest in this truck and it sat for a few years with me doing little to it but moving it in and out of the garage along with the occasional burnout simply due to the fact that I got sick of hearing too bad it's a long bed and such. The truck even from the factory looked BAD but would have been MEGABAD if it was a short bed. One night my g/f and I were hanging out and we both decided I should convert it to a shortbed. So I started looking for a decent bed and everything I found was crap. She asked why I didn't just buy a new one? At the same time this is why I picked up the 4X4 that I stripped to the frame (Mutt) so I can put the bed from my 74 onto that truck rather than selling it... So there's my story on this ordeal... That reminds me I need to go load up my plasma cutter! I will document the whole thing and make a post on it.
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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2008, 07:07:32 PM »
Man! I wish I knew you could convert long beds to shorts.. I coulda gotten a BRAND NEW bed from a friends wrecked truck for $100. And it had the paint job I was gonna do to my truck and everything..

Oh well it's a 4x4, kinda meant to be a long bed anyhow.

And it's funny, this WHOLE time I thought your truck was already a short bed. :P
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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2008, 07:41:10 PM »
It's weird, sometimes it does look like a shortbed from the right angle.
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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2008, 07:43:16 PM »
Hey, good luck with the conversion. I have a 75 LWB that I am starting to want to convert to a Short bed.  I'll have to keep watching this thread to see how it goes.  I will definitely be asking you some questions about how it went later.

Have fun with your new short bed,
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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2008, 04:08:01 PM »
Dude, where did you find that 454 emblem? That thing is sweet!!!

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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2008, 04:27:17 PM »
Vile,
couple of questions, 1st are you planning on marrying this g/f you got?If so you scored there again, and do you work at a machine sho[?Cause you definately know alot bout motors.If you plan on doing the frame section i dont know if you seen the thing on trucks where they took a 66 LWB and cut it into a swb and didnt have a section of the frame used to support the cut like 1 in a link here on the site.

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Re: My 1974 GMC C1500
« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2008, 04:52:32 PM »
The 454 emblems I had a guy make but I think I'm gonna ditch them when I repaint the truck.

Marriage? You never know... The girl that lands this hunk a burnin love is gonna be one lucky chick!  ;D

I don't work at a machine shop but I have alot of engine building equipment including valve grinding equipment. Anything like boring, or resurfacing I take to the machine shop I deal with. I didn't see the episode but I've got a few tricks up my sleeve and the frame will be very strong and look nice when I'm done. I'm going to pop the cab off and replace the bushings since a few of em are splitting.
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