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Thanks for all the insight.  My husband, Dan, is an experienced welder/fabricator with lots of time logged on fuel tanks, specifically.  Love seeing all the suggestions!  My new exhaust manifold is be

I spent four hours today scraping grease and cleaning the rear end.  She's really getting there.  Hope to be painting the frame and rear this week.  And...we fit up the exhaust manifold today!  Instal

Call us crazy, but I think we're going to proceed with a homemade header!  Stay tuned.  Good news is: my husband was able to successfully repair the intake, so we're only dealing with the exhaust.  We

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Wow excellent progress thanks for keeping us posted as of now you seem to be the biggest inspiration for the rest of us to get out there and do something Ha ha ha keep it up... bob image.png.456524e7492de27b0cc654a60f8f5d66.png

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4 hours ago, mattb73lt said:

Love the fabrication work on the exhaust manifold. I wonder if that’ll make it sound any different than a stock manifold?

I hope we're going to find out really soon!

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4 hours ago, mattb73lt said:

If you want those carbs and fuel pumps, let me know? I’m never going to use them and you’re the only people I know that they might help.

Thank you!  I think we'll know more later this week, maybe as soon as Wednesday night, in terms of issues with either.  I will let you know!

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very informative bunch of pics, hope the manifold works out. i would get it running and put back together, love the original look!!   terry👍:MackLogo:

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I rebuilt the shifters in my truck.  Bit of TIG welding to get the ball back to size and then very careful grinding until they fit in the rails and shifted smoothly.

Great work so far!

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Got the fuel tank prepped and first coat of paint on last night!  We stripped out wiring, took out gauges that need to be replaced, and continued the work to simplify the systems.  We finally have all brakes lines that will no longer be used (since we're not hauling with her) removed and/or capped off.  Piles of old wiring have been eliminated so we can build back as needed with the essentials.  Installing the shut off switch on the battery so we don't have to keep disconnecting it, though the electrical fire hazards should have been largely eliminated last night.  Thinking about painting the interior of the cab something that closely resembles the original green.  What do ya'll think?  I've seen some suggestions of comparable colors somewhere online.  

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If you have a half decent piece of paint from the interior left you could just get it colour matched 

No one (including the so call experts) will know if it isnt spot on as it cant ever be put exactly bedside another cab interior 

 

Paul

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1 hour ago, mrsmackpaul said:

If you have a half decent piece of paint from the interior left you could just get it colour matched 

No one (including the so call experts) will know if it isnt spot on as it cant ever be put exactly bedside another cab interior 

 

Paul

Both interior door panels have original green paint on them (everything else has been painted over).  Good suggestion, Paul.  Thanks!

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2 hours ago, SkippyMack said:

Both interior door panels have original green paint on them (everything else has been painted over).  Good suggestion, Paul.  Thanks!

 Omni (PPG) Acrylic Enamel #MAE45735 (Profit Reading Number 1335) for interior panel restorations. I had it scanned from under an ''over speed'' warning tag on a dash panel. Seems to be a good match.

Original Kirker Paints number was 812 (812A) A good body Supply shop can cross reference to DuPont, PPG or other paint brand.     Paul

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