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    2nd gen short bed

    Are these easy to find? What's a good price? Just thinking out loud here. Just to clarify, just the bed, not the whole truck!
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    2nd gen short bed

    I was waiting for pancakes and I get this...your slipping Scotty!
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    Project Firebird

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    Project Firebird

    Maybe it should be titled Fireturd! I picked up a low mile 3800 V6 to replace the busted and broken 3800 that currently sits in the engine bay. When I mean broken I mean it has a nasty squealing rod knock that sounds like it wants to find a way out of the block! So I will start to clean the new engine up and replace the upper and lower intake gaskets because the OEM gaskets we're pron to dumping water into the oil and other needed parts that need to be changed. This engine has 92k on it so with proper care it should last a long time. Now you might ask why not just put an LS in it, well the cost of the conversion is cost prohibitive and I wouldn't see any profit in the sale. Keeping it a v6 keeps the cost way down and I will make some money on it. The car is in very nice condition, with a straight body and clean interior with no rips or tears and very minimal wear. If I remember to bring the camera I will take some pictures.
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    Project Firebird

    Engine is back together, will have a picture tomorrow. Going to check the trans out tomorrow and put a new filter on it and drain the converter. Then marry the engine and trans and put it back on the cradle.
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    2nd gen short bed

    Maybe I should clarify.....just the Bed, not the whole truck.
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    Project Firebird

    Well the old engine is in the scrap pile and all the parts are clean and the re-assembly has begun. I should have it all back together and running by Friday.
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    Project Firebird

    That dog photo bombs everything!
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    New battery for the old girl

    One of two things, fan control module, or the fan temp switch
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    Project Firebird

    it's definitely crowded in there! working on plans to make it better. 4 post lift be here next year so will be able to stack 2 of them.
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    Project Firebird

    67 Camaro RS/SS convert 68 Firebird convert 64 Malibu SS Convert 67 GTO needless to say, I have stuff to keep me busy for years
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    Project Firebird

    A few pictures for you...and several projects on the side
  13. I pulled some big coaches with tandem duals they were extremely heavy.
  14. Do you have room to upgrade to 19.5" wheels? Tire seems to be more readily available.
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    Project Firebird

    Well it's on the floor, and I can say that I will never do another 4th gen Firebird/Camaro. It's just not worth the effort and there are other things I would rather be doing. So after this is done and down the road I will work on the 68 Firebird convertible next. I rebuilt the engine about 15 year's ago and it's still a great runner but the rear main is leaking so it's time for an upgrade. Butler performance makes a Vinton seal to replace the old rope style main seal. So It will pull that and get it done in January. Maybe then I can get some work done on my Denali. As for my Beetle, I'm just going to put gas and oil in it and drive it until next summer. I will snap a few pictures of the progress on the bird.
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    Desired front driveline angle ?

    Anything under 1deg and the U joints don't rotate enough to keep them lubed.
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    Project Firebird

    I've been under the weather the last few days so no progress yet. I'm going to try and drop it tomorrow but it looks like I need to diagnose a shifting issue on a Suburban first.
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    Desired front driveline angle ?

    I like between 1-2deg of working angle, that will keep the U joints happy.
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    Looking for a small 4X4

    There is a 03 4x4 3500 dually on Facebook for $5,900....needs a transmission.
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    235/80/17

    Anyone have a nice pair?
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    Doin outside work

    That wall came out looking real nice Hoss! I had to come back and find this thread to see what blocks you used. I'm looking at a small piece of property and I will definitely need a wall built because of the step hillside. Cost of building the wall will be a big factor in getting the property or not.
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    Operation Enterprise has begun

    I have found as my brain ages I tend to be a bit more forgetful, but when it comes to cars, they can be apart for months and all the parts seem to find there home. When in doubt...take a picture!
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    Project Firebird

    Have you ever walked out to your work area and looked at the project in front of you and just shook your head and walked away? I did that yesterday. These 4th gen f body's are just a pain in the rear without a lift. So I took a day off and drove up to the mountain and got to drive in some snow. I still don't want to work on it...maybe tomorrow.
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    Operation Enterprise has begun

    Anymore it's the easiest thing to do. Good call on pulling the heads and looking, vw gassers are the same way when the belt let's go...the slower the better. This reminds me, I really need to check the belt on my Beetle. the thought of having to replace 20 valves doesn't thrill me.
  25. Hummmm, the hamster is turning his wheel.
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