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Unread 2016-04-25, 01:42 PM   #126
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Looks great, surprised you don't have a tach in your gauge cluster, but they are extensive.
It's a pretty low optioned custom deluxe. I am going to use a Dakota Digital VHX when I swap the LS in.
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If I ever get mine running again, I'm going to replace the gas gauge with tach, when I do the gauges, 67-72chevytrucks.com would love to see your build pics
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If I ever get mine running again, I'm going to replace the gas gauge with tach, when I do the gauges, 67-72chevytrucks.com would love to see your build pics
That's a good idea.
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Wiring is 99% done. I need to finish up the fan relays and install the wrapped engine harness. I went a little overboard with the grounds. The battery grounds to the block, which is connected to the frame, which connects to the core support, cab and bed. It lacked grounding before. I want everything to work correctly. My retrosound radio didn't work with a damn prior to all of the additional grounds. Works like a champ now.

Now I can focus on rebuilding the 6.0 and getting ready for this fall/winter.





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Love the attention to detail. Are you re-using stock grounding points, or adding additional?
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Love the attention to detail. Are you re-using stock grounding points, or adding additional?
My attention to detail is almost a curse. Everything takes 5 times longer because I end up fixing everything else along the way. Some of the grounds are new, some are factory. I have a bunch of LED lamps in various places and they are very sensitive to grounds. I figured more is better than less.
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My attention to detail is almost a curse. Everything takes 5 times longer because I end up fixing everything else along the way. Some of the grounds are new, some are factory. I have a bunch of LED lamps in various places and they are very sensitive to grounds. I figured more is better than less.
I know what you mean...but hey, at least you know it's done right.
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Yeah, you didn't overdo it on grounding at all. 90% of the tech calls we receive come back to grounding and the issue is handled.

Good to see you used weatherproof relays and bases. I'm probably going to just build a weatherproof box and have everything cleanly mounted hidden, possibly on the driver side where the factory emissions stuff was and will no longer be.
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Yeah, you didn't overdo it on grounding at all. 90% of the tech calls we receive come back to grounding and the issue is handled.

Good to see you used weatherproof relays and bases. I'm probably going to just build a weatherproof box and have everything cleanly mounted hidden, possibly on the driver side where the factory emissions stuff was and will no longer be.
I had my fill of dealing with open relays and fuse holders the PO installed, plus I like the beefy look of these Hella relays. I may move them when the new motor goes in. Still undecided on that. It's amazing how many people on the C10 forum put a new wiring harness in and can't figure out why the left brake light comes on when your turn the high beams on. Grounds people! If it is not grounded, electricity will fine a ground somewhere and make weird things happen in the process.
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The biggest culprit on lighting grounds and such is usually that people don't realize many of GM's lights ground through the housing itself. So they get their car/truck back from paint and toss everything together, but don't think to rid the paint from the light mounting surface.

We go a little further than the others to educate people on WHY good grounds are needed, not just to tell them to do it.

If you're bored, page 13-15 in this manual: http://www.painlessperformance.com/Manuals/20112.pdf

All of our manuals moving forward have all that info, and we are updating the old manuals.

Also, if you need a harness for the LS swap, shoot me a PM and I'll see what I can do for you.
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The biggest culprit on lighting grounds and such is usually that people don't realize many of GM's lights ground through the housing itself. So they get their car/truck back from paint and toss everything together, but don't think to rid the paint from the light mounting surface.

We go a little further than the others to educate people on WHY good grounds are needed, not just to tell them to do it.

If you're bored, page 13-15 in this manual: http://www.painlessperformance.com/Manuals/20112.pdf

All of our manuals moving forward have all that info, and we are updating the old manuals.

Also, if you need a harness for the LS swap, shoot me a PM and I'll see what I can do for you.
Thanks! I took a sanding disc to the back of my tail light and reverse housings as well as ground the paint away and added some dielectric grease to ensure good grounds. My OCD gets the best of me on these projects.

Thank's for the manual!
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It's been a while. I have been amassing parts for my build. I spent the last month an hour at a time rebuilding a spare 12-bolt to convert my truck to truck arms. I stayed with 30 spline axles for east of assembly and off the self parts. I'm not going to be drag racing so there shouldn't be any problems. If there are any problems down the road, Currie makes a bolt in 9".

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Started with a 72 open diff 3.07


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All assembled and ready to be buttoned up
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Another update on the truck. I've been working these last couple of months converting the rear end from leafs to coils. It's been a slow process, what seems like an hour at a time. Here is a few pictures of the progress so far. I've also been documenting it on YouTube. The frame is currently stripped down, coated in chassis saver and ready for a top coat. Once all of the painting is done, it's on to re-assembly, putting the bed back on and moving up to the front.

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Top coat is done. Just letting everything cure so I can final assemble.

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Not much progress this week. Been crazy busy with baseball and family stuff. Was able to get everything on the frame final assembled. 75 bolts all torqued down. Took about 3 hours. Next up is setting up the Wilwoods on the rear end.

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The rear frame is all bolted together and torqued. Started setting up the brakes on the rear end, but ran out of time. Everything went together smooth as silk. Just need to bolt the rear end back into the truck for the final time!



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Awesome! Ridetech makes some killer stuff. We actually have their '87 Square development truck in the shop right now with their 4-link setup. I wan that truck so damn bad.

It's awesome watching yours come together, nothing better than a fairly original appearing classic with all the modern amenities to me.
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It's awesome watching yours come together, nothing better than a fairly original appearing classic with all the modern amenities to me.
So far, I am impressed with the RideTech parts. I can't wait to get it back on the road.
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Didn't have a ton of time this weekend, but I was able to get about 95% of the rear suspension taken care of.

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