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dogfishlake

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So true! I feel the same way with my build.
I know, I'm preaching to the choir, right?

We should trade trucks for a while because I'd rather watch progress on your pickup!

Speaking of that, I did get a partial 79 series cab the other day, and have a line on a 70 series LHD cowl for it. I also have a locked 80 series parts truck for a donor chassis. And I have a 12h-t/H55 waiting.

Your project definitely keeps me distracted!
 

Mr Cimarron

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I know, I'm preaching to the choir, right?

We should trade trucks for a while because I'd rather watch progress on your pickup!

Speaking of that, I did get a partial 79 series cab the other day, and have a line on a 70 series LHD cowl for it. I also have a locked 80 series parts truck for a donor chassis. And I have a 12h-t/H55 waiting.

Your project definitely keeps me distracted!
I’m going to take a long break from projects after it’s done.
 

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The shiny object pills are working for me Pat. No mas carros. Definitely working on a couple at a time is the strategy here as well. Feel like we are building the Great Wall a brick at a time at times😉. It got built. Have some solace. Trying to keep it fun for the boys so that they do not burn out.
 

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It's funny how getting going is tough but once the ball is rolling again it gets easier to find time. I am getting back to the point where I can't wait to work on the truck and will choose to go knock out a half hour on it if it is all I have available rather that rationalize that it isn't worth it.
 

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It's funny how getting going is tough but once the ball is rolling again it gets easier to find time. I am getting back to the point where I can't wait to work on the truck and will choose to go knock out a half hour on it if it is all I have available rather that rationalize that it isn't worth it.
nice work! I hear you. When I was wAiting on the machine shop work, I would go out to the shop for 30 mins before to scrape grease or clean parts in the middle of winter. No heat, just work fast. I got quite a bit of time consuming things done that way.
Keep chugging I want to see the 70 series project. :D
 

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It's funny how getting going is tough but once the ball is rolling again it gets easier to find time. I am getting back to the point where I can't wait to work on the truck and will choose to go knock out a half hour on it if it is all I have available rather that rationalize that it isn't worth it.
Yeah right now I have about an hour a day which is nice at the moment for electrical.
 

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nice work! I hear you. When I was wAiting on the machine shop work, I would go out to the shop for 30 mins before to scrape grease or clean parts in the middle of winter. No heat, just work fast. I got quite a bit of time consuming things done that way.
Keep chugging I want to see the 70 series project. :D
Thanks, I am excited to get that 73 happening. It will not be like this one in that I am calling it a "High schoolers restoration". Fast, and cheap. Made to be used and abused. I think a 70 series is perfect for that.
 

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Well Ben at 5’8” I fit in it easily. But I still modified the interior for comfort. I did a 20 ride in it coming back from SAS#2 in 2018. I was as comfortable in it as anyone could be for that duration of windshield time.
 

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I almost let myself spray paint the locker rods under the truck because they moved smoothly and looked like a lot to take apart, but I came around. Today they came apart and got blasted and powder coated. I used new washers and pins. The bushings looked great. I have to get new covers for the outsides (or figure out where I put the originals!). Thanks to @Samppahj, I have nice pictures of where to mount them now too!
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I almost let myself spray paint the locker rods under the truck because they moved smoothly and looked like a lot to take apart, but I came around. Today they came apart and got blasted and powder coated. I used new washers and pins. The bushings looked great. I have to get new covers for the outsides (or figure out where I put the originals!). Thanks to @Samppahj, I have nice pictures of where to mount them now too!
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Pat, I need to do this exact thing as well. I installed my locked axles but haven't installed the cables and linkages. Is yours from a left hand drive truck or right? I have both.

Also can you post the pictures you have of how they mount?
 
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