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77kc 620 build thread..bags in march(hopefully)


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ok to start out ive lurked around quite a bit and done alot of research...thanks everyone for the help so far...my truck has just recently gotten somewhat road legal for me to be able to dd it!!


ive owned this truck since april and haven't put near as much time as ive wanted to into it,but im hoping making this build thread will help motivate me to do so!!please bare with me lol


mods i have planned:

  • full bags all around,never bagged a vehicle but ive done my research!    accepting 110v welder recommendations
  • disc brake upgrade with upgraded ebrake(currently only running front drums since p.o. ripped out rears and lost them)
  • build fiberglass dash/fiberglass door panels/fiberglass sub enclosure in extended cab space between seats
  • ka24 swap(really wanted a rotary or a 4.3 chevy engine but i think ill take the easier more accesible route and go with the ka24de and turbo it when money allows)
  • im in the process of removing paint to bare metal,checking for rust and priming panel by panel
  • goal is to order the dipyourcar.com kit and plastidip it over the primer until i feel ready to sell a leg for a nice paint job
  • looking for a fuel cell and mounts for the underbody(for when i drag it)
  • sound proof interior 
  • replace all seal(currently only have weatherstripping on front and rear windows)p.o. ripped out most door seals and all window squeegies were trash so i pulled them
  • want to shave bed hooks,gas door,door handles and side blinkers
  • weld sockets into stripped window regulator crank spots and have ratchets for window crank
  • steering wheel upgrade/boss kit im guessing???dont know yet i hate the aesthetics of them though
  • re herculine floorboard(didnt put proper prep work into the floorboard in the sanding...first rain started peeling it off/herculine bed after cuts are made for bags
  • train horn to run off of the air tank ill already have for my bags(dont hate ive always wanted one)
  • replace all bushings
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find a good alternative to my lighting...hate driving at night now!!



mods i have done:

  • pinto shocks up front stock shocks in back lowered 3 inches with blocks in rear/adjusted torsion up front
  • 17 inch caddy escalade wheels/new tires/lugnuts...feel like i need longer studs for proper engagement but my top speed to work is 30 and i check torque every week 
  • changed driveshaft bearing...received good info on here with that total pita with inadequate tools though
  • changed belt/fluids/bulbs/fuses/thermo gasket/thermo/valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket
  • replaced all hoses and filters
  • replaced missing exhaust with a super turbo(not a fan except at idle)
  • ngk wires and new spark plugs 
  • ebay bucket seats...temporary but need brackets welded up still
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MY LOG MAKES IT SOUND MUCH BETTER...anyways heres some pics of so far 


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Get 220 volt wire feed wrench.

i know thats what i need but i will be doing the work on a military base where i live in housing that i cant modify at all...and it seems like there are no custom fabrication shops near me ive searched and called around to have someone else do the welding but noone messes with bags in my local area just lift kits unfortunately

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been gone a while so im just gonna throw all the pictures up ive taken recently...havent gotten much done but im trying 


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spent quite a while learning to use a stud welder to remove dents...i didnt realize so much went into this step in auto body..the more i researched how to do this online the more intimidating it got,but i was able to get pretty decent results with it...


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there is where my bad crease was in my driver door...got most of it out just needs a little finishing putty after grinding it all down smooth


here are some more pics that i took doing prep work and putting epoxy primer on

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still havent decided how im going to go about patching all of these holes...our panels are so thin my welder on the lowest setting just burns right through


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bought a door popper kit on ebay that i couldnt seem to setup right....got the relays wired finally...that was a task for me itself since it was my first time and im not great with electrical but even 100 pound solenoids wouldnt pop these old latches open..here soon im gonna try an avs solenoid and see if that fixes my problem


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also got my new fuse panel all wired up but have yet to mount it...its a little too big but ill be pulling my dash soon anyway


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peel and sealed the whole floorboard to try and help with road noise and rattle 


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ordered a nrg glow in the dark wheel and boss adapter...i know a little premature but caught it on sale




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got a weber 32/36 since my hitachi crapped out on me and it was my daily at the time...ive since parked it to prepare for bags which obviouslly didnt happen in march...had a lot of trouble with the weber at first due to the adapter plates not wanting to seal right...had to dissasemble twice and eventually just permatexd all the gaskets and it solved my problem


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for the time being i got myself a little scooter to get back and forth to work and help me save some cash for the datsun


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this thing was so beautiful out of the box!! unfortunately right after i got it i read that a lot of people have problems with these carbs from webercarbsdirect...we will see i guess i only drove it twice after installing it but i felt a noticeable difference in acceleration





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took it out once last time before starting frame work...this was about 3 months ago and no frame work has been done yet lol


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got it all leveled out to start setting up cnotches...so far all i have to work with is my 8 piece cnotches front bag mounts and air tank so im gonna have plenty of time to take it slow and hopefully get it done right the first time.i wish i had more suspension knowledge but most of my procrastination has been me doing research and learning because im scared to death of ruining this truck lol


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tank and train horn


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 just put this up to get a visual...and inspiration this week i will be setting up the cnotches i just hope i can tack it all decent enough to hold it to take it to a welder...anyone have insight on if it would be fine getting loaded onto a trailer if my whole rear bag setup is just tacked in?i want to set it all up and then have it towed to a certified welder

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in my free time ive been playing with the idea of having fiberglass door panels and kick panels im just not sure on how its going to turn out and how i will mount them


decided on my color scheme also...it kinda reminds me of like a beach wedding or something but i really like these two colors together for some reason


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came up with that color scheme drunk in the kitchen soooo....i will see if i still like that idea in a few months but for now i do lol

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I actually used herculiner...it came out really nice but after i rode around with it for a little while the interior didnt feel comfortable to me...it was also pretty noisy..if you decide to use ot i bought the 1 gallon kit from autozone and it was way too much.u could probable do ur floors with two coats and have ur first coat in the bed if u wanted to

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just doing a picture dump to stay updated...front bags are in and all mounts tacked in.may end up needing a few adjustments but it works for now to sit over the winter...\


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