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Ok so this weekend i got some stuff done. i sanded and painted the driverside inner fender and installed the pasanger side fender.


:D starting to look like a truck again.

i installed the new/remand f350 booster and f100 disc/drum MC.



i also got the headers installed. it was a bit snug on the driverside. i see now why a lot of you guys that have big blocks use the stock manifolds lol


look what i found in my garage in a box, if it aint broke dont fix it. but..... its so shiney and new :wink:

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So here is a pic of my 10inch wheels in front. now i have 10in wide all the way around. they are all 15x10 eagle alloy wheels
whatchia think?
the pics don't give it justice, in person you can see the difference
i like it :hd:

and here is the 8 or 9in wide wheels that were in front.

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the new battery tray came in today finally. i loosely installed it since the i do not have the whole front end on. she looks nice. i noticed how 'not' shiny the paint i used is my inner fenders is, compared to the battery tray paint. lol its too shiny for an under the hood part. or maybe im just not one of 'those' classic truck owner types :rolleyes:



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well not much of an update but i installed a lower radiator hose the choke and brake booster hose.

i also painted the hood hinges, and installed one. (i still have a few things that i still need to install on the driverside)




i also sanded, painted and installed the upper valance. it came off a early 70s truck. not super nice but a decent used part.











next is the lower valance (is $45 too much to pay for a used lower valance in decent/good shape?) which i hope to buy from this guy a few towns over this week sometime.
then install the valance and prep the fenders for paint.

i found a decent 67 steel grille from a different guy a few towns over and MAAAAN hes weird. i almost dont want to meet up with him. but the price is right on the grille. $80
then once all the the parts are painted and on. i hope to get the engine running after i fill the radiator and change the oil and add some fluid to the C4 and power steering.
wish me luck :)
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I think 45 is cheap for a good valance, especially if it has the end pieces where it meets the fender (I say that because I think I paid 100 and mine wasn't great)

Looking good!
 

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Welp, some updates. i have the brakes done ready for a test drive.

Heres a pic where im splicing in some line for now to get the brakes going.

and here it is done. not my best work but all the brake bleeding went well with zero leaks :D

I aslo picked up a lower valance in so so shape. its has 2 creases that im going to try and smooth out. i plan on finding another down the road. but for now this one will do just fine


next ill be installing the rest of the fenders, and get the engine started.

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Thanks for the update and photos, I've been following since the wreck. You're doing a great job getting it back together. As I said before I really like that truck.
 

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Heres the driver side inner fender installed and hood hinge.
hopefully tomorrow ill be able to try and start it :D






also how does this center core support bar connect to the upper valance?
some pics, of it just wedged in there:


anyone know?
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Looks like you just put bolt thru / into speed nut/clip on backside of valance.
In bottom picture
 

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Whelp heres some pics of the seats i got. they turned out nicer then i expected. i got a great deal on them. all i need now are the truck brackets. oh and they are out of a 68 or 69 mustang.






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Not much to post. ive been tinkering around tying up odds and ends on the truck.

I got to work on the lower valance a bit, i got it cheap cause it has a bend/crease in it. i didnt do too much to straighten only because i was working on it at night. couldn't make too much noise. but i think once i get her done she will straighten out well enough.

I slapped her on the truck to see how well she lines up.




Here is where you can tell i still need to work on it, its sits different on each frame horn. i dont want it to touch the frame horn. the pic on the bottom is the bent area.




Just for fun :D shes starting to look like a truck again. :hd:


 

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Ok so i just came back from vacation so i haven't done anything on the truck. but i did manage to to find me a steel of a deal on a 67 steel grille!

$40 can u believe that?! :D

and hes got an aluminum one i may make an offer on.




its only got one dent, looks easy to punch out.


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in case you guys are wondering why my brake line splicing is so bad. whats u see isnt final, its just till i make sure everything else works. see i will be installing a proportioning valve, up near the MC. and i want to do it right so i will be replaceing many of the brake lines on the truck at a later date.
Why not now? beacuase there are so many other things i had to do and spend money on. Also at the present time didnt have the money or the eqiupment to do it the right way.
Incase you are wondering i dont plan on driving it much till ive finished the brake job the right way.
 

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where did you buy, and what did you spend, on the brake setup?

I almost killed my friend and I, since mine just has manual brakes and all drums.....

please share.

those seats are freaking sweet. mine has mustang II seats, but theyre pretty beat. I wanted to find a nice alternative.
 

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oh man lets see if i remember correctly.

I installed a remand f350 booster and f100 disc/drum MC. the booster is a cardone reman dual diaphram booster 54-73112, $95.99 at autozone $24 core. The MC is a fenco reman front disc rear drum M1779 for $15.99 $14 core. the booster bracket i got for $20 with a bad booster i used for the core exchange.

so $96
$16
$20
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$132 for that set up.


the front disc twin i beam ran me $250 which came with a proportioning valve. and the new calipers were $14.99 a peice with a $5 core.

so$132
$250
$15
$15
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$412

so with all the odds and ends like bushing and such lets say its close to
$500 for the entire brake upgrade.

so how did u guys almost die? lol your manua brakes are that bad? a booster will solve that for sure.

i know i got lucky really, long story but the guy i bought them from was asking $250, it was on craigslist for while which was shocking so i offered him $100 which he declined at first. he asked me what i was putting it in. after i told him my 68 f100 he said he has been following my build thread. he told me his seats would look great in my truck. i agreed lol he said hed take the $100. i was shocked. they were even nicer in person. i gave him a T5 bellhousing i had and told him to try and sell it to make up some of the difference. pretty cool, super nice guy.
 

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Thanks for the update and price list. I got a donor setup, but I think everything will have to be used as a core. I paid the same, $250.

any updates on your project?
 

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been awhile since ive posted. im craigerGTA except I can log into that account so I ill just continue posting as craigerf100
Thx to a generous fellow bumpsider I got ahold of some 2" wheel spacers. So I installed them the other day.

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Looks great I think!!



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