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Old 06-29-2020, 02:08 PM   #71
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So after several mock-ups and combinations, and comments from experienced people, I will be going with 2 struts. BUT here's what doesn't work, hahahaha
Here is the strut, in the wrong place.
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This bracket didn't work, because the other end drops down further,
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The screw heads were too tall, and the strut would contact them, so I fashioned these brackets from some "C" channel I had laying around.
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I had to make a notch for the driver's side
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These will be bolted under the fender lip, in the same spot they were (pic#2), on top of the fender lip. When it's NOT so hot outside, I will get the rest put together with pics and possible VDO.
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Old 07-01-2020, 12:20 PM   #72
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After several more mock-ups, I have it complete. 2 struts.
So Here is what I did.
I bolted these home made brackets under the fender lip using 1/4-20 bolts and nuts. I used a 5/16' drill bit to drill the holes.
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This is the lower bracket/Driver's side.
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On the Uppers, I flipped the ball from the outside, to inside the hood hinge.
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complete, no hood rod
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Old 07-01-2020, 12:25 PM   #73
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Just a few pics of the hardware.
12 mm wrench on the ball
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a random 13mm square stainless nut I found in my bolt bin. Luckily I had 2.

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Old 11-04-2020, 02:59 PM   #74
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Not a lot going on lately. Got a new belt, got rid of the start up squeal. Nothing worthy of any pics. Still stacking parts though. Got a different throttle body to replace the one on there, got some OE window crank handles, waiting on some better regulators from a forum member. Also, I need to tackle the leak that I noticed over the DS running down the pillar. The list keeps growing ...
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Old 11-13-2020, 03:14 PM   #75
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Ever since I changed the cap&rotor I have had a miss or skip that I just couldn't track down. I assumed all new parts were good when I put them on. NOT TRUE. The distributor cap that I got from RockAuto was apparently bad. I changed it out yesterday and can't believe how smooth it is now. When I originally changed the plugs and wires, #4 plug had no tip on it & the wire was barely making any contact. After changing plugs & wires, I still had a miss and I assumed the timing was off. No worries because I wasn't driving it much and figures I would get to it eventually. Got a new house and Covid hit the same week so Project850 got put on the back burner. Crashed my DD and the d21 got moved up the totem pole, to the #1 postion. Now that I'm driving it on a daily basis, I had to get it figured out. Finally put a timing light on it and had no spark on #1 position at the cap. I removed the cap to inspect for cracks or some kind of indicator as to why "no spark". I couldn't find any damage but replaced it anyways. Immediately noticed a difference. Got the timing adjusted and she purrs like a kitten now. Still have a growing list of things to do. Hopefully I can get the new halogens in to replace the old halogens that are currently in, Now that I seem to be doing more Night time driving.
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Old 03-08-2021, 01:14 PM   #76
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UPDATE::::::::::
It's been a while. I have been using my truck as a Daily and weekend hauler so I havent been working on it too much. That's about to change because I got my true DD back on the road and Project850 is parked and ready to be serviced. Need some new parts first so I will be collecting and piling parts before I get back to wrenching.
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Now that the Console is in, lets get the sounds going. Since this is somewhat of a budget build, and Most of the stereo and A/C components have been deleted by previous owners, I've decided to start from scratch and go Wireless. Using my phone as the head unit my stereo will consist of ONE Bluetooth speaker. an El-Cheap-O from the $5Below Store.
For optimum output I placed the speaker in the Center Vents of the Dash, using Command Strips.
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I wanted the power access button to be easy to get to, so I put it on top.

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But the great thing about wireless is, You can put the speaker almost anywhere You want to.

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If I take off too fast, the speaker will fall from this location, and after a few test runs, It sits below the dash, right in front of my shifter, speaker facing UP, not Forward, It will roll into the floorboard because the Command Strips SUCK!!!!
Well, this got stolen over the weekend
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Well, this got stolen over the weekend
W H A T ? ? ?
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I was thinking that you meant someone stole your pictures, maybe for some Hardbody porn.
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i just read all the way through,PB.
thats a good story to go along with it, too.

glad it's back in the family. keep up the good work.

i admire your creativity and stockpiling of good stuff to "maybe" use it someday.

i hate wasting something when i know it'll make something good later, and for free.

but even worse is knowing i have it somewhere and can't find it.
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