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Old 12-07-2015, 08:33 PM
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I went to a junkyard today and found a spare wheel for my 93 Indy Pace truck and a set of hubcaps for a 72 GMC Jimmy or truck.I also got the El Camino running and out of the shop today as well as the Malibu .Also got the 81 Trans Am on the roller skates I bought from Wild Bill and moved it to the front of the shop.
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Old 12-08-2015, 07:31 AM
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I have a soft spot for those 88'-98' Chevy/GMC trucks. I have owned a few in the past, always liked the styling. I actually tried to find a 91'-93' 454 SS truck before I had bought my 2000 Silverado 5.3L Stepside. Looking back, I would have been better off, they already have the engine/transmission/rear axle that I want. Vs. all of the work swapping in what I want in the newer trucks.
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Old 12-08-2015, 11:28 AM
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This is my first of this bodystyle truck but I do like it ,runs and drives great .Im kinda getting used to the funky Indy Pace Stripes on it but not sure they will stay as I know they are not reproduced .
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Old 12-08-2015, 02:18 PM
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Really? I am surprised that Phoenix Graphics does not reproduce them.
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Old 12-08-2015, 05:52 PM
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Only 1500 of these trucks were produced so I guess they dont think they would sell enough of them to make it worthwhile .
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Old 12-08-2015, 06:20 PM
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John...if you need those stripes replaced...I'm sure Tim could reproduce them. He does factory stripes in vinyl for quite a few local body shops.
If you recall my blue Dodge Diesel pickup, Tim did the silver/gray Bumble Bee stripes and hood graphics for it.
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Old 12-08-2015, 08:36 PM
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Bill ,I will keep him in mind .
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Old 12-10-2015, 04:29 PM
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Beautiful day today, worked like a mule to get things done. I started by pulling the seats back out. I put in the insulation pad out of my old truck on top of the one in the truck. Should be quieter in the interior now. Put all the plastics out of my old truck, not busted up and in MUCH nicer shape. Used the carpet out of my old truck as well. I changed out the steering column, it's nice to have a key that works in the doors and ignition. And again, it is in way better shape. I ran new wires for the rear speakers, installed the RCA cables for the amplifier.

All that is left is a little bit of wiring at the head unit, install the head unit, install the subwoofer (just a little 8"), and reinstall the sill plates and kick panels.

It's already a way nicer truck, I'm extremely happy with what I got done today. I'd love to be doing the engine and transmission swap next, but that will have to wait until spring.
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Old 12-10-2015, 06:34 PM
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Its looking good .
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:48 PM
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Truck started running hot Sunday night. Limped it home, coolant starts pouring out. I got it apart today. Someone had previously replaced the water pump, but the cheap SOBs reused the original gaskets and o-ring. They globbed on a ton of orange rtv sealant. So rather than spend $10 on two gaskets and an o-ring... ugh.

I put a new pump on it even though the one I took off seemed OK. No more leaks, runs nice and cool. Took me about an hour and a half, start to finish. I really wanted to have this engine and transmission out and the other one in by now. I hate to spend money and time on things that I have no intention of using.

Still haven't had time to get my radio installed, maybe Thursday.
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