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About greenthumb

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    Langley BC
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    1970 521
  1. So I'm running around at work today and I find a piece of flexible grey plastic hose (spa flex maybe). At any rate it is slightly smaller than 1 1/2" id. This is easily conformable and non denting. If I wasn't such a picture posting noob I'd post up a pic
  2. my 70 must be a late one then. It had the stampings for the shoulder belts and the lock pulls
  3. Not sure, but I think 72 was the first year the captive nuts were installed from the factory. Truck is looking great!
  4. good call on the shoulder belts. Lap belt only in a 521 no buena in a collision- ask me how I know. Does your truck have the captive nuts in the B pillar already? I'd be embarrassed to tell you how many hours I just spent adding retractable shoulder belts to mine. Mine did not have the captive nut in the pillar, just the stamped area where they would go. Spent a bit of time head scratching how to get them in there in an elegant way. Very happy with the end result though.
  5. I replied to an ad here on Ratsun. This guy wanted to clear out a bunch of parts, and we came to a package deal for all he had. Pretty happy to find the fuzzies in the box of goodies
  6. Excellent progress on that trans. Nice to have that peace of mind knowing that all the internals are in great shape. re the window fuzzies- I just ended up with a set that came with a 521 parts stash I stumbled across. Any tricks to changing them out easily?
  7. I too have a 99 Silverado with high miles. 410000km which is slightly lower than yours. Best truck i ever owned i think. Bought it as a farm beater, but it drives so nice its now my daily. Uses NO oil, and runs like a top. Body is failing, but I'll drive til its dead. Could be a long wait...
  8. nice. You win! Is that trans removable without pulling the engine? I don't think I'd be able to worm my KA 5 spd trans out of mine very easily. I have looked at the frame to see how difficult it would be to make (or modify) a crossmember to be able to drop out for ease of servicing (and engine/trans combo install) I hate installing them separately and fighting to line things up. So far all I have done is look and ponder...
  9. That is so shitty. All that blood sweat and effort... hope you're all right yourself
  10. Lol! Where I'm from that would be rather improper. We're 45 min north of Auburn. Headed out here shortly en route to Bristol Conn, so pretty happy we don't have 2 feet
  11. Congrats to you and your wife! To echo mikec4193, fatherhood really is the best job ever. Best to you as the adventure begins. I’m actually in Maine at the moment, enjoying a proper snowstorm cheers
  12. the Moxie tribute is too cool! Lots of great memories with a wonderful old friend in Maine, and an ice cold glass of Moxie on the patio at 'camp' I do feel like the formula has changed since then. It seems sweeter and has less bite than I remember
  13. nice work! I love those kind of 'restore to new or better' projects. Love your truck btw
  14. So sad to see this. Glad to hear you're okay, but man, that sucks so much after all the blood sweat and tears you put into your sweet truck...
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