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Old 06-24-2015, 07:52 PM
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This is it. The previous owner put updated wheels and rear bumper on it. I'm going to look for some steel wheels with dog dishes and the right bumper.

Eventually I'm going to use it to tow the boat.
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Thats a nice truck...

In that pic,the truck may appear lowered because its cinched
down to the trailer?
Also,are you replacing the crome stripping,or are you going
to eliminate the holes?

I took my stripping off,an welded the holes on my truck!...
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That would be cinched down crazy tight if it is the case...
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The suspension is not compressed. You shouldn't be compressing the suspension when you are towing something on a trailer. By doing that you are waiting for the vehicles suspension to compress and the straps to loosen allowing the load to move on the trailer. I have four straps here creating Xs on the axle for the rear and to the beams in the front. The front did not get Xs because I had the wrong ends on theses straps.

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Most of the trim holes have been filled. Someone else alreadybstarted that project. For now I'm not going to worry about it.

It does run now. I can't seem to upload the video but it sounds good. Checked the timing and the carb. The power steering was bleed. New battery was also installed. No picturds of that because its pretty straight forward.

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The suspension is not compressed. You shouldn't be compressing the suspension when you are towing something on a trailer. By doing that you are waiting for the vehicles suspension to compress and the straps to loosen allowing the load to move on the trailer. I have four straps here creating Xs on the axle for the rear and to the beams in the front. The front did not get Xs because I had the wrong ends on theses straps.

Attachment 3786

Most of the trim holes have been filled. Someone else alreadybstarted that project. For now I'm not going to worry about it.

It does run now. I can't seem to upload the video but it sounds good. Checked the timing and the carb. The power steering was bleed. New battery was also installed. No picturds of that because its pretty straight forward.

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Ah,I see, I thought maybe it was cinched down by the frame,causing
it to compress the suspension!
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So. Spent some time on the truck. Figured out how it was lowered. They cut a coil out of the front springs and removed some of the pack in the back.

Took it for a little ride and it runs great. The brakes have some air in the lines. Need to bleed them some more. Power steering still needs more bleeding. But it doesn't smoke at all.

But it has already had the points removed and an electronic setup done in the distibutor. New plugs wires cap and rotor. Headers have been installed also by the previous owner. The heater core has been removed so I need to find one to install.

Tomorrow I am going to change the fluids and bleed the other systems. Making progress. Over all its solid.



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Well after jumping through the hoops to get it tagged and titled it is done.

First order of business is to figure out what parts were used when the disc brake conversion was done. I think the master is no good. I ordered a factory 71 master for power brakes and it's not right. The ports are on wrong side.





In looking at pictures on Google it looks like it could be a mid 80's f150 master.

I did try to lengthen the push rod. It made no changes to the pedal feel.

When the truck is running and you push on the pedal it goes to the floor before anything happens. Pumping it up makes no difference either. If you put the pedal to the floor and put it in hear it won't idle through the brakes. It will keep it from moving. But it doesn't instill confidence to drive it on the street.

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Well after jumping through the hoops to get it tagged and titled it is done.

First order of business is to figure out what parts were used when the disc brake conversion was done. I think the master is no good. I ordered a factory 71 master for power brakes and it's not right. The ports are on wrong side.





In looking at pictures on Google it looks like it could be a mid 80's f150 master.

I did try to lengthen the push rod. It made no changes to the pedal feel.

When the truck is running and you push on the pedal it goes to the floor before anything happens. Pumping it up makes no difference either. If you put the pedal to the floor and put it in hear it won't idle through the brakes. It will keep it from moving. But it doesn't instill confidence to drive it on the street.

And some more pictures because everyone likes pictures.





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I absolutely love this rig.....I'm jealous.....the compressor looks new also.....does the AC in this beast work?

Like everyone is saying, you snagged a really clean and solid rig.
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^^^don't know what the ac configs looked like in the Gen 5's, but in the dents, there was generally those large black boxes on the passenger side of the engine bay.....mine was professionally hidden under the dash in my 77 specifically for show, but is normal in the 79.
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