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    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Camper top looks good on there.........................
    yep, very 'farmtruck' lol.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 296moon View Post
    Camper top looks good on there.........................
    All thanks to you Moon

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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    yep, very 'farmtruck' lol.
    I'll take that

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    Engine colour looks cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Torment View Post
    Engine colour looks cool.
    Thanks Torment - I shamelessly gained inspiration for the colour from this slammed 60's project on the 67-72 Chevy Truck forum:




    I even bought the manifolds..




    But turns out they're not exactly universal, so will need some custom engine mounts made up..




    By the way the paint was eyeballed on eBay - let's hope they can mix paint better than they can spell


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    Getting closer.

    Fitted the 3" dropped spindles and 1" drop springs (I wanted 3" drop spring but was told to steer clear of them for ride quality) as part of the front end refresh. The spindles fitted fine but changed the geometry a surprising amount, giving lots of toe out and positive camber. These were eyeballed back into shape using a long stick and an angle finder, and will be checked by the local garage once we're allowed out.






    Continued fitting the ancilliaries back up, along with electrics, etc, tidying everything as I went. Alan Groves low mount alt and pas brackets nice but of course presented some of their own challenges. Did't want too much black so left them in a natural finish with a protective metal coating - might come to regret that but we'll see.

    Old headers cleaned up and VHT painted to tide me over until I can get the engine mounts modified for the ramhorns.


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    Not a huge amount to report as distracted by a new house and fannying around on other projects, but it's now in one piece and running.

    Spent some time on the wiring - already has a later model fuse box but I did some rewiring of the front end using modern superseal connectors so the front body clip can be removed more easily. Usual relays for H4 headlights, fitted a proper rated thermostatic fan control switch to the inlet manifold as opposed to the old dial one in the top hose, replaced any insulated terminals, etc, etc.

    Just need to fit new rear wheel cylinders as the old nipples rounded, then bleed it up and go for a spin (to the end of the yard and back). Rear still needs lowering; flip kit to bring it down and and shackle flip to take it back up again should balance out nicely.










    Little before and after ride height comparison - you can imagine the current rake!:







    And another motivational pic of how the engine bay looked when it first came to me versus how it is now:







    Roll on the spring for some road miles

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    Engine bay looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PONCHO View Post
    Engine bay looks great!
    Thanks! Tried to keep it clean and simple

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