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Offline Captain Swampy

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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2015, 10:23:16 PM »
The frame wasn't broke, but we added the brace for the steering box so it won't crack. I think it will interfere with the bumper support when we try to put it back on. The outer rocker was wide, so I made a cut on the yellow line. Looked good after welding back together. The lower cowl patch is welded in also.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #31 on: December 14, 2015, 10:38:02 PM »
The engine doesn't have a lot of miles, but sat for about 12 years. It's burning some oil. Any suggestions? I'm guessing rings are stuck. She's been driving it since August. Was told to try Restore. We're running 5W40 Amsoil.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2015, 06:26:23 AM »
Try finding OE doors, hood, and fenders from a 1988~1991 Blazer or Suburban. They are galvanized and resist rust better than the steel up to 1987.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2015, 11:40:36 AM »
To paint inside rockers and such, Eastwood sells a product called internal frame paint. I won't vouch for it(never used it) but the wand extension it comes with can be used on aerosol cans. You can also do a search on Google for aerosol can extensions with a 360 degree spray pattern

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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2015, 03:59:31 PM »
It also looks like someone is goofing off a little while someone else is doing all the work. Haha
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #35 on: December 18, 2015, 07:15:39 AM »
It also looks like someone is goofing off a little while someone else is doing all the work. Haha
im usually the one goofing off if i can get someone else to do the work also lol.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2015, 11:00:42 AM »
It also looks like someone is goofing off a little while someone else is doing all the work. Haha
True story, I try to avoid the camera when goofing off. Brooke probably has a few though. She's been reading this, I'm surprised she hasn't jumped in with some comments yet.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2015, 11:44:24 AM »
Just to prove she worked very hard on her pickup.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2015, 12:02:57 PM »
We cut holes so we can wash out behind the inner rockers. Painted rockers with POR before we welded the outer on. Lots of spaghetti, scotch locks, and stripped wire with a wire twisted around it covered with electrical tape.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2015, 06:50:55 PM »
Looks like someone's got some wiring to do. But coming along nice!
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2015, 12:16:27 PM »
We used the front clip and engine harnesses from our suburban. Most of the stuff inside, we could remove the garbage and fix with a heat shrink butt connector.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2015, 01:03:05 PM »
We did have fun though! Brooke has a great sense of humor. Put new spider gears in it. It has a 12 bolt swapped in. When we put the axle shafts in the drivers side had gunk on the end so we pulled the carrier and found this mess. I almost talked myself into running it a month and then changing the oil. Thank God for that nagging feeling that wouldn't let me do that!
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #42 on: December 19, 2015, 01:31:14 PM »
Not sure where the pictures of the finished metal work went. Here's starting to finish it.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2015, 01:34:13 PM »
We started a lot of other stuff once the hole in the floor was gone and the under side of the cab painted.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #44 on: December 19, 2015, 01:35:42 PM »
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