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post #81 of 397 (permalink) Old 11-22-2013, 09:26 PM
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I like the way it looks Gary. Nice job!


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i think they look awesome, really different and stands out. the dura tracs are great tires too. you must be having fun working on the new project.
Thanks Mark. Yeah, having lots of fun with this one.

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I like the way it looks Gary. Nice job!
Thanks Rick.
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Sweet! When I did the tank in my 83, one of my trucks had a new Ford skidplate in it, it has the vents/slots in it which was cool so I threw it in my 83.
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Sweet! When I did the tank in my 83, one of my trucks had a new Ford skidplate in it, it has the vents/slots in it which was cool so I threw it in my 83.
Got pics? Not sure I've seen a skid plate with vents.
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Nice truck Scoop!
I had those stock steel wheels and hub caps on my truck for ever.lol They sure beat the hell out of aluminum rims. I needed a change after many years and went with the steel wagon wheels instead.No more bent up hub caps.

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Nice truck Scoop!
I had those stock steel wheels and hub caps on my truck for ever.lol They sure beat the hell out of aluminum rims. I needed a change after many years and went with the steel wagon wheels instead.No more bent up hub caps.
Thanks. How did you dent the caps? Going off road? Taking them off and putting them on?
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I love the HubCaps. Look great.
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I love the HubCaps. Look great.
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New tank has arrived!



Now I just need to find some time to install it. I have too many honey-do's to get it installed before Thanksgiving.
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love those wheels! great build so far! any major plans for it? probably gonna copy cat but in ford tractor blue i have a weird liking for that color

1983 351w h.o. 4 speed overdrive 33s edelbrock 600 3:55 gears. needs love. lots of love.
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love those wheels! great build so far! any major plans for it? probably gonna copy cat but in ford tractor blue i have a weird liking for that color
Thanks! No major mods planned. Biggest thing will be the 2-tone paint job. Just want to get everything working and reliable right now.

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Reupholster or seat cover for front bench
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sounds good! mines a high schooler project and ive actually gotten VERY lucky searchin junkyards. got a tub with no rust $250. 351 windsor high output $150. edelbrock 600 free. and the factory roll bar for $15. and got a set of those rims for free today!

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Looks like a sweet old truck you are building. Love the retro look wheels and color scheme. Peace

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Thanks Pete!

Got my new gas tank installed today. I tested the sending unit and it seemed to work well. The float was good and the screen was fine, so I reused the original one.



I also installed a pusher electric fuel pump.



I want to flush out the lines before I hook up the carb to get all the old fuel out of the lines and out of the mechanical pump. Plus I just like having a back up electrical pump in case the mech one craps out! I have the pump all wired up except for finding a good source for key-on power. I guess that will be tomorrow's project!
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Nice work Gary. All nice and shiney under there.


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Got it running off the new tank and took it to get gas. But not without some issues! I tried to find a switched source for the elec pump and I found 2 I thought should work. Both acted like direct grounds through the rocker switch I bought. Fried my fusible link first try. I then tried the other wire but it started heating up so I quickly unhooked it. I then just directly jumped the pump to flush the lines. I then just connected everything back up and it ran fine on the mechanical pump.

I'm thinking the rocker switch may have been the issue. It's lighted and has a ground. I'll check it out tomorrow.
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That is nice tank, I had one of those illuminated rocker do the same thing, it was from Vatozone, never again!

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Got pics? Not sure I've seen a skid plate with vents.
I put this skid in my 83, it is dated like 99 or something, still has the ford parts sticker on it.
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I put this skid in my 83, it is dated like 99 or something, still has the ford parts sticker on it.
That looks pretty cool. It probably helps drain the water better to keep the skid plate and the tank from rusting. When I took mine off it had a bunch of caked mud in it. Probably in there for 15-20 years! Thanks for posting.
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Got it running and driving pretty well. Looks like I'll need a new fuel pump. Took it out yesterday and it ran fine in town. When I got on the highway and accelerated to 50 or more the engine started cutting out. When I would back off the throttle it would catch again and run fine at slower speeds. This morning I removed the old in-line fuel filter (shoud have replaced it before I started it!) and tried it again. It ran much better but did start cutting out some. Flipped on the electric pump and it smoothed right out. I went right to 75 mph no problem. I ran it about 10 miles keeping it from about 60 to 75 mph and no cutting out. Looks like the old mechanical pump can't keep up without the help of the pusher electric pump. So add that to my list! LOL

Driving it did let me know I've got a pretty bad oil leak in the front on the engine. See this Noobie Tech thread!
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