Monday, January 31, 2011

Took truck out for longer test drive today. Temporarily fastened window in drivers door as temps were a little cool. Still have a few bugs to work out. Quieter now that I have insulated the cab. After sitting for 38 years put the truck back to work...hauled some items to storage unit! Got a few "thumbs up" along the way! Had to run the heater also. Used a GPS unit to compare the speedo...a little fast!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Re-worked the alternator pulley and brackets yesterday. Now runs steady and inline with water pump. Replaced drivers cowl panel, and welded patch panel behind drivers front wheel. Another pass on body filler where side vent once resided. Got divers side SS bed angle strip in.
Alot of drivers side items...truck is shoe-horned in my garage so wifey has plenty of room!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Converted the oil bath air cleaner to a paper element filter

Got the roof insulation in and headliner installed

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Got the alternator installed and wired today, which completes the conversion to 12 volts. Up next...shocks, emergency brakes, turn signals

Monday, January 24, 2011

Today installed floor board patches, floor insulation, pedal seals, starter bellows, floor mat, new ignition switch, shift boot, new cig lighter , insulation in doors.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Installed the beauty rings on the wheels,. Got the floor mat and insulation cut to fit. Picked up replacement fender for passenger side

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Finally got the rear window in...quite a bit harder than the windshield. Installed the replacement transmission cover, third brake light, new glove box, replacement drivers door, beauty rings on the wheels, sound deadener in the cab, defrost hoses, cowl drain hose, replacement radiator, and started cutting floor mat and padding.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Big Day. Drove the truck from the shop to my house. Need the shop space for a project. Truck drove quite nice. Roads were dry from all the recent snows. Still over heating a radiator in the plans.

Got the new windshields and seal in
Has hole from a spotlight...may put one back on!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Engine started over-heating. Took radiator out and flushed...found  deposits from sitting so long. Combined with new water pump she runs about 160 now. Replaced broken needle on speedo. Took for a second test drive. Looking good! Prepping for move to a 24/7 heated garage to install glass. Former parking lights are now repainted and to be used as turn signals. All sheet metal re-bolted on. Re-built and installed interior light, which just about completes wiring.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Latest progress

Got the wood bed floor done, oak wood, stained and epoxy sealed, SS strips and bolts, taillights and wiring done

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Got the lights wired today. Headlights, taillights and brake lights

Monday, January 3, 2011

Well. today was special...made the first trip around the windshield! No drivers door! A little cool in the 30 deg Indiana air! Something about  driving a project for the first time!