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Bobzilla UltimaDork
1/31/17 2:14 p.m.
stuart in mn wrote:
Bobzilla wrote: Flight is booked for March 3rd. Planning on spending Friday installing seat belts
By 1976 pickup trucks had seat belts as standard equipment...did someone remove the old ones?

Yep. IIRC, Arizona didn't require trucks to use seatbelts until sometime mid 2000's

914Driver MegaDork
1/31/17 2:54 p.m.

Trucks outside the rust belt are worth the trip!

Gunchsta New Reader
1/31/17 3:00 p.m.

Nice! Following along. I'm envious of the "fly and drive" and yeah, don't worry about the carb. As mentioned before they are tough to make perfect, but fairly easy to make good enough to get you home.

Also very interested in what you have planned to make this one handle!

Bobzilla UltimaDork
1/31/17 3:54 p.m.

Inlaws just got it home. I now have owned 3 consecutive generations of GM trucks.73-87, 88-98(GMT400) and 99-06(GMT800).

Bobzilla UltimaDork
2/1/17 10:09 a.m.

Also realized the difference between her family and mine. Mine would have sent 2 dozen photos to me by now of the new truck. Hers lectured me that it was a sting and they were going to get arrested.

Mad_Ratel Dork
2/1/17 10:26 a.m.


Stealthtercel Dork
2/1/17 10:36 a.m.

Sure: rogue operatives from the Federal Seatbelt Administration. Happens all the time.

Bobzilla UltimaDork
2/1/17 10:39 a.m.

She thought that it was a BMV sting. No lie.

ultraclyde UberDork
2/1/17 10:58 a.m.
Bobzilla wrote: She thought that it was a BMV sting. No lie.

Wow. our DMV can't be bothered to get up from their desks most of the time, much less plan and operate a "sting."

grover New Reader
2/1/17 6:02 p.m.

Man, I got pretty close to pulling the trigger on a 70 c10 over the thanksgiving holiday. still holding out for my 67 f100 though. Good luck with this one, looks great.

minivan_racer UltraDork
2/1/17 6:20 p.m.

I have an 80s themed event on the 10th, can I borrow this?

BrokenYugo MegaDork
2/1/17 7:45 p.m.

Carbs really aren't that complicated, it's more or less a self filling bucket of gas that the engine drinks from via a few different straws depending on how far the throttle is open, no magic, just pressure differential. That and getting port fuel injection (because berkeley Toilet Bowl Injection) on a SBC for cheap is kinda tricky.

Bobzilla UltimaDork
2/2/17 9:02 a.m.
minivan_racer wrote: I have an 80s themed event on the 10th, can I borrow this?

10th of this month or next? Next absolutely. This... you will havea long drive. (1761 miles to be exact)

Also, talked to a friend of mine that works for the BMV. Apparently Indiana got smart and as of Jan 1 we can have LEO of the state the vehicle is in fill out the paperwork and send that with the title and have registration/plates ready to drive it home.

BTW, if it wasn't for my Restoril I would not be sleeping at all.

Bobzilla UltimaDork
2/7/17 9:53 a.m.

SO... why are all the 17x10 wheels ugly as sin? I can find these in 9.5 at least. I really don't want to go bigger than 17. Those wrapped in some 275/40/17 would be pretty nice.

Bobzilla UltimaDork
2/7/17 1:22 p.m.
thatsnowinnebago SuperDork
2/7/17 2:27 p.m.

Aren't C4 corvette wheels 17x10? The ZR1 ones could look pretty cool.

CLynn85 HalfDork
2/7/17 7:30 p.m.

This is exciting! Can't wait to see pics from the return trip!

Will UltraDork
2/7/17 8:18 p.m.

Clone Jed's truck from Red Dawn?

petegossett UltimaDork
2/7/17 8:20 p.m.

In reply to Will:

It needs the push-bar at a minimum. Hell Bob, you should make one out of carbon fiber!

Nick (Bo) Comstock
Nick (Bo) Comstock UltimaDork
2/7/17 8:24 p.m.

Carbs I understand. Electronic fuel injection is all black magic and voodoo. Get of My lawn!

Dusterbd13 PowerDork
2/7/17 8:28 p.m.

Vette wheels from a c4 are 17x9.5

Id look at mustang bullitt wheels. 17x8, will sort of fit a 275/40/17, look like the torque thrust, and are cheap. Just need some 1 inch pattern adapters and you get 4.5 inch backspacing that these trucks need. Should be able to get all in minus tires for 300 bucks.

MulletTruck Reader
2/10/17 10:03 a.m.

I have the bullit wheels on my Mullet Truck but I redrilled the hubs since I didnt want any added width to the truck.

There are a bunch of cars and trucks with the 5X5 (127mm) bolt pattern, just have to look at what the center bore of the wheels are as compared to the hub


Bobzilla UltimaDork
2/10/17 10:12 a.m.

I'm waiting on wheels until I get it home and find out how much other stuff it truly needs at this point. But I'm thinking about the 275/40/18's and 18x9.5's I listed above. All I know is that the tiny front wheels and big fat rear wheels look has to go.

Bobzilla UltimaDork
2/13/17 12:58 p.m.

I keep surfing the bay of ee's and got to stop. any and everything one could want is there. like a 4 wheel 13" Baer brake kit with adjustable prop valve. looked pretty. This is not going to be cheap is it?

Dusterbd13 PowerDork
2/13/17 1:21 p.m.

In reply to Bobzilla:

Please refer to the project drivabeater 2.0, or amc challenge car build thread for a familiarization on the term and practical application of scope creep.

Welcome to financial ruin and cam!

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