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This is something that I stole from a VW forum which ended up being

over 250 pages long.

 

Post what you've done to your truck today. As little as cleaning the

windows to as much as swapping the motor. As always, post pictures

when you can.

 

 

 

Today I pulled the door panels off so I can take them to work and

re upholster them and measured the belt line window weather stripping.

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This weekend I stripped the Hustler of all the good parts. Pulled the engine and tranny, SOLD btw, took out the glass, ALL the interior and wiring. Stripped the doors off and started filling old mirror holes and painted one of them flat black for the KC. I also swapped my brown interior in the KC for the black that was in the Hustler. MUCH better condition. If anyone has a stock black '79 steering wheel for sell, let me know. Or one from a old Z car. Not a wood one just an old deep dish Z wheel.

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painted the valve cover.

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vortex???

 

ummm ordered a new clutch master so i can get my baby back on the road. other than that, i am almost done withthe install. still have to fill the trans, put my trans cover on, and MAYBE put my MOMO shift knob in it. anyone have a good reverse switch i can get? i would like reverse lights that work.

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I tossed the old useless battery and swapped it with an Optima red top :lol:

 

 

 

 

 

and then I put my new 50" plasma in the back and drove it home :D w000t!!

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Nothing today as its 6am, but yesterday i kicked it as i walked by to steal its battery for my 210 wagon.

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This weekend I stripped the Hustler of all the good parts. Pulled the engine and tranny, SOLD btw, took out the glass, ALL the interior and wiring. Stripped the doors off and started filling old mirror holes and painted one of them flat black for the KC. I also swapped my brown interior in the KC for the black that was in the Hustler. MUCH better condition. If anyone has a stock black '79 steering wheel for sell, let me know. Or one from a old Z car. Not a wood one just an old deep dish Z wheel.

 

Jes, I have a good steering wheel from my truck, you can have it. Call it a trade for the window if you must.:lol:

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I just ordered a lot of parts for the 720 to a total of 600 bones!:cool: I will be very busy the next few weeks.

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I replaced my clutch, put on a 2" exhaust, and test fitted a 60 amp alt. :D

 

On Sat...so what, I am a little late. haha

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For the first time ever, my truck wouldn't start.

I took off the air filter and sprayed some WD-40 in there. It sputtered and then fired right up!

I put in a new air filter since I had it apart. No problems sense, and I'm not really sure what the issue was. The WD-40 was just to see if I still had any spark. hmmm :D

 

yes, this is a 2000 Frontier

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I took my little truck to the exhaust shop on the corner and they hooked me up with a really cool, chrome straight tip. I was tired of the downturned steel end spitting Weber juice all over the concrete. IT LOOKS REALLY NEATO!:D

 

Plus...it was only 30 bucks for the extension and the tip...BLING!

 

Pics coming soon.

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welded support brackets under cab, power washed to get ready for de rusting mission:w00t:

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well,welded and shaved side marker lites, welded and shaved fender logo holes, welded and shaved lock holes on doors, welded up all tonue cover screw holes from previous owner, counted 56 holes, finished welding and shaving all bed seems, shaved bed hooks, now this week/ wekend i will pull and fix dents in cab and roof sections, and hood, this is all being done on my 77 620, trying to get into primer for the art of noize show here in phx az on feb 21-22-09 , so ican show with my friends that r coming in from cali..pac u comin, also steroid u comin..:D

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Well... (this is the last 3 days)

I got the exhaust put on- Finally fixed the heinous leak at the bottom of the manifold/flange.

Had the rust-fest original exhaust cut off and put a 2 1/4" Magnaflow in it's place.

I had a 2 1/4"-to-3" chrome tip sitting around, so I had them tack that on. (IMHO, it's a little ricey for my taste- huge tip, 2 1/4" piping... but it looks way better than before!) It sounds sweet! ruuuuuummble! and no more backfire!

 

Retorqued heads (500miles), re-checked valve lash,

 

Installed kill switch, heated and bent accel. pedal shaft so it won't hit the bolt on the e-brake. (it wasn't getting full travel)

 

failed at attempt at wet sanding some overspray off the fender- now I have to repaint the whole stupid section. stupid me.

 

the end. for now.

 

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Today I did some parts hunting... Couldn't find a solid answer :( This weekend we stripped the cab off the good frame.

 

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In due time we will have it finished :D

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Removed my doors, ground down a crap load of bondo on the front end. Got the front end and fenders in primer. Working on the doors this week

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greased the front end ... damn there are a lot of grease fittings everywhere on a 73 620 ... like 20

cleaned horn connection

adjusted rear brakes

cleaned steering wheel ... hand gunk on it

adjusted carb, dwell

checked tire pressure, found a tire down then found a plug (never plug a tire just get a patch)

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put oil in the trans , unlike me!!!!!!!!!! now broke 521!!!!!!!

 

i have to do that in my truck. today i just feel like ass so tomorrow is the day it gets finished. i hope my new master works right.

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saterday i installed my gear drive starter, adjusted choke cable and through a fresh battery in her. drove it for th first time in a couple months. blew the bugs out of the tail pipe.

 

today, got new weather strip for canopy.

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failed my recon inspection again today. I need two new tires for the rear because the load rating on the tires did not match the load rating on the VIN plate....:mad:

 

Just ordered the tires, I love wasting 300 bucks on something i dont need..

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Drove mine....after I replaced the head gasket this weekend. No problems encountered with the job, except I might consider leaving the intake manifold on the head the next time it comes out. It's an LZ20 and those manifold bolts are just about inaccessible. Running good again. Now to find the vibration....smooth on deceleration, bad on acceleration 2750 rpm and higher. Been a while since I checked my u-joints....hmmm

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:D:490 points for Madness...for starting a very functional, motivational and enjoyable thread!

 

The points of course...mean nothing.:lol:

 

Good job...way better than the one about running out of one dollar bills:rolleyes:

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