1972 C10

sprint_9

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Sprint Just asking ..........can you remove the lower window bump or stop and lower the glass a little to get some screws or rivets in the sweep?

I wish you could but the stop is welded in with only a thin piece of rubber on it for vibration.

I guess I am somewhat confused as to how you found window seals with no clips?
Generally they have a small metal tongue that fits into the pre-cut slots. If too loose you can use a pair of pliers and squeeze them slightly before installation.

Stock replacements have that clip, but the stock replacements dont fit right. I'm trying to adapt universal sweeps that fit better. I have some of the stock clips to try and retrofit but they leave a lot to be desired too.

I have the same problem with my sweeps - I expected more from Precision. I'm thinking about buying these: https://www.fatfendergarage.com/product/67-72-c10-truck-outer-window-seal-kit/

I haven't seen those. Wonder what glue they use to hold them. I still lean towards using some kind of mechanical clip or fastener, at least something in addition to using adhesive or sealant.
 
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sprint_9

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Finally got back to work on my truck. Motivation is still lacking somewhat but seeing some progress feels great. The weather has also turned for the better so that helps as well. I still cant get over the look of this clear once its sanded and on its way to being buffed. I have to pinch myself on occasion to make sure this is all real.

I started off a few weeks ago cleaning up my windshield wiper arms, it was a great small task to get me going again.

After that I began sanding on the drivers side box. I posted over in the trizact 8000 thread with some details on my sanding. More or less I started with 1000 and worked up to 8000. I dont think Ive sanded more than 2 panels on my truck with the same method. I try something and it doesn't pan out so I try something else. This time I made more of an effort to finish sand with the fine grits in hope of avoiding super aggressive wool buffing. I think Im on the right track but need to figure something out after 1500, I seem to derail here based on some experimenting. I still need to get pretty aggressive with the wool, but not for as many passes. From there I can go to a yellow pad with Sonax Cut Max and get something that is starting to come around nicely.

Ive got a little more cleanup on the drivers side then I plan on starting the passenger side. I will probably pull it into the sun at some point before I do any finish buffing. After I wrap up most of this sanding and buffing Im shooting to start the transmission swap.

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sprint_9

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More buffing this weekend. I can see the appeal of a lightweight buffer after using mine the last 2 days, I feel like I got ran over by a truck.

On this side I worked the 2000/Green Buflex more before 3000 and 8000. It seemed to make a nice difference, I really was pretty happy with the way that this buffed. I still have to work it more then what some of you are but the difference between when I first started buffing my truck and where I am now is remarkable.

This passenger side didn't come out quite as nice as the drivers, Im not sure if its just urethane wave or if I missed some stuff blocking. This side has had a rough life already as its been dropped once and slammed into by a jack handle. Nothing too major and I decided to not mess with it, you know the old saying, leave well enough alone. Overall Im really happy with how it turned out.. All but a final polish on this side.

It was even nice enough I could have the garage door open to get a little sun to check my progress.

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I also had a couple cell phone videos to post. One of a quick walk around of my box, and another quick one of the engine.


 

sprint_9

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Thanks.

I will have to get a couple driving videos this summer, the exhaust note really comes to life. I've had a couple people mention that it sounds healthy, :cool:.

You know I would be lying if I said I hadn't thought about going to a show and possibly doing well, it would be kind of cool accomplishment. But it's not something I really expect or even set as a goal when I started.
 

texasking

Promoted Users
Thanks.

I will have to get a couple driving videos this summer, the exhaust note really comes to life. I've had a couple people mention that it sounds healthy, :cool:.

You know I would be lying if I said I hadn't thought about going to a show and possibly doing well, it would be kind of cool accomplishment. But it's not something I really expect or even set as a goal when I started.
My advice is to get a storage building to hold the trophies:)
 

sprint_9

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Super bored at work in a training meeting so I decided to post a small update.

I got the old transmission out and the new one about ready to go in. Everything came apart pretty good, a small engineering blunder with some bolts that was easily fixed, a small engine oil leak I'm hoping I got sealed up, and a few wiring issues I'm working on fixing.

Hopefully have the new one installed this weekend if everything goes good.

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Syclone3Mt

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Truck looks sharp, wow. Nothing like tearing back into a freshly built truck. I get worried just walking around a newly painted panel, can't imagine ripping the trans back out. Looks like your on the right track. Good luck. Hope you can drive it again soon!
 

sprint_9

Rookie
Truck looks sharp, wow.

Thank you.

Im putting basically the same thing back in, a few internal sensor/wiring changes. I also am changing the torque converter to a slightly higher stall over stock.

You are right, I have really been dreading this whole deal. I've made sure to try and just take my time to not destroy something. I had to get more aggressive with with the transmission crossmember than I would have liked, but otherwise since everything is new it came apart really nice.
 

JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Super bored at work in a training meeting so I decided to post a small update.

I got the old transmission out and the new one about ready to go in. Everything came apart pretty good, a small engineering blunder with some bolts that was easily fixed, a small engine oil leak I'm hoping I got sealed up, and a few wiring issues I'm working on fixing.

Hopefully have the new one installed this weekend if everything goes good.

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Mmmmm working from home on a telecom that does not take much engagement and there is work to do in the garage...... multitasking....seems familiar.....
 

sprint_9

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I finally got old two tone installed, :cool:

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I had some issues with my wiring and found the engine harness didnt have the wires for the Input Speed Sensor, so I had to order parts to add it, those parts were wrong, so I had to order more parts. LOL, it felt like I was right back in time a couple years. I finally ended up with the right stuff and added a couple wires for the Input Speed Sensor, it all worked out pretty good. So the transmission and the wiring harness were both mixed up, Im not sure how that happened but its fixed now. While I was doing that I have always been concerned with the way the engine harness laid against the back of the head, it rubbed on part of the harness with no wiring loom, and on a sharp corner. A work buddy had just gotten a 3d printer and told me we should draw something up to protect it. Normally you have to modify or build something from scratch, so it was kind of weird designing something specific, and then just printing it out. It worked out pretty slick, I wish I would have had something like this for myself when I first started, I probably would have used it quite a bit.

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Once I had everything buttoned up I finally went for a drive, every transmission issue I was having is now gone. The addition of an aftermarket torque converter was a great upgrade as well, it really matches what I wanted and just complements everything. During the trans swap I got all of the brake pads changed and have improved my braking by quite a bit. Ive got some weird noise/chattering with the rear pads so I still have some kinks to work out, my brakes have been more of a battle than I thought they would have been, but there coming around.

Now that the big project is out of the way I can get back to a little buffing, some much needed tuning, and about a hundred little odds and ends.

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JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
I finally got old two tone installed, :cool:

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I had some issues with my wiring and found the engine harness didnt have the wires for the Input Speed Sensor, so I had to order parts to add it, those parts were wrong, so I had to order more parts. LOL, it felt like I was right back in time a couple years. I finally ended up with the right stuff and added a couple wires for the Input Speed Sensor, it all worked out pretty good. So the transmission and the wiring harness were both mixed up, Im not sure how that happened but its fixed now. While I was doing that I have always been concerned with the way the engine harness laid against the back of the head, it rubbed on part of the harness with no wiring loom, and on a sharp corner. A work buddy had just gotten a 3d printer and told me we should draw something up to protect it. Normally you have to modify or build something from scratch, so it was kind of weird designing something specific, and then just printing it out. It worked out pretty slick, I wish I would have had something like this for myself when I first started, I probably would have used it quite a bit.

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Once I had everything buttoned up I finally went for a drive, every transmission issue I was having is now gone. The addition of an aftermarket torque converter was a great upgrade as well, it really matches what I wanted and just complements everything. During the trans swap I got all of the brake pads changed and have improved my braking by quite a bit. Ive got some weird noise/chattering with the rear pads so I still have some kinks to work out, my brakes have been more of a battle than I thought they would have been, but there coming around.

Now that the big project is out of the way I can get back to a little buffing, some much needed tuning, and about a hundred little odds and ends.

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Beauty.....
 
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