88GMCtruck's never ending 88 GMC build thread

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by 88GMCtruck, Oct 6, 2016.

  1. Tiki

    Tiki Well-Known Member

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    Following you on Instagram now. Are there any decent FB groups that aren't yeyes talking about how their clapped out rust bucket needs new LED lights? I endorse the 6 lug :cool:
     
  2. 88GMCtruck

    88GMCtruck Woooo Boost!

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    OBS Obsession isn't too bad, nor is GMT400: Anti OBSers
     
  3. SlowHoe

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    I think Cooper makes a good range of tires in very good quality for the price. Currently running Discoverer AT3's on mine
     
  4. 88GMCtruck

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    I have the STT Pro on the 88, ST Maxx on the dually and AT3s on my work toyota. lol I'm a cooper guy now i guess.
     
  5. SlowHoe

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    It's worth it. They make really good tires
     
  6. Khaos

    Khaos Bed Dent Club Founder

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    Also following on ig now. Frame looks clean though!
     
  7. 88GMCtruck

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    Been a hot minute, had quite a few things happen since the last update!
    Pulled the axles. This is the only easy way to move a 14FF.
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    Got the frame setup and acid etched.
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    Then spent many hours coating it.
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    I then spent a bunch of time doing some other things - had my great uncle pass away, the Black Fox started making a ticking sound that ended up with a failing cam/lifter which was ripped apart and replaced, and bought a 46k mile 06 GMC K3500 SLT Duramax/Allison truck.... Among thanksgiving and two trips back to back. Progress has slowed a little but I should be back at it soon. More details on the other endeavors are in my Black Fox thread.
     
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  8. 88GMCtruck

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    Since the weather has been crap, I've been travelling to visit out of area friends, as well as prepping the 98 for sale (which sold on 1/31). In that time I was able to blast the axles, and then started tearing them down. Soon they will get coated and re-assembled.
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  9. Ginger

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    question for you. What the hell do they call the panel that goes in the diesel bumper on the drivers side hole, that helps force air into the rad? I looked and they must have some stupid terminology for it.
     
  10. a-fuso

    a-fuso GMC Owner

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    Looks like some good progress. Since you blasted the frame I have a question, we have been looking at getting a blaster for painting farm equipment. What brand of blaster is that and how much air volume was required to run it? How fast or slow could you blast with it?
     
  11. Ginger

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    those little pressurized sand blaster work great for the size project you have.
     
  12. 88GMCtruck

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    I think they call it a baffle. I actually have a complete one sitting in my shed.

    Mine was from Summit racing, it's good for a smaller project. I have a 20 gallon air compressor and it barely kept up with the demand, had many times of stopping and letting it recharge.
     
  13. 88GMCtruck

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    Finished stripping the cab out, then loaded everything up to move to start bodywork.
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    Removed the glass, then started fixing some imperfections
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    Ended up picking up a couple more body panels, want to make sure I'm using the best panels possible.
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    The put doors and fenders on for mock up and repair.
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  14. TheBrettster

    TheBrettster Administrator Staff Member

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    that dually though
     
  15. Tiki

    Tiki Well-Known Member

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    Awesomeness
     
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  16. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    I wish I would have had the time and place to do this to my 88, instead its been sent through like 3-4 high schoolers since I sold it :roflfp:
     
  17. 88GMCtruck

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    She's a pretty beast
    I don't have much space, i'm constantly moving things around to do this. And time.... well i have no social life anymore.
     
  18. 88GMCtruck

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    Well, it's been just over a month, I think it's a good time to owe you guys an update.....
    Started out by doing the 97+ passenger firewall bracket and 95+ pillar grab handle and column support, as well as cleaning up some firewall holes.
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    Also added the slots for the overhead console, and proper reinforced nuts for bucket seats.
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    Bodywork progressed. Big time. First up was the cab corner replacement, along with a huge mess of sanding and well, more sanding.
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    Installed new pins & bushings to make sure the bodylines are straight. The final adjustment will happen at assembly
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    Additionally, we pie-wedged the edge of the front fenders to create some more clearance where my tires would hit... Before and After
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  19. 88GMCtruck

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    More Sanding... primer... guide coat... block... primer.... sand...
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    I also cleaned up the upper windshield area where some rust was starting, and coated it with KBS rust stop frame coating.
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    Oh there was more sanding and primer and sanding. Did I mention sanding?
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  20. Tylers88

    Tylers88 3 GM's and a Jeep

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    Going with the original maroon when you paint it?
     

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