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Old 08-20-2017, 09:00 PM   #91
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Entered her into her first judged competition.



She took second in her category -- 1973 and newer stock trucks. First place went to a 2015 Chevy Silverado High Country. Third place was a 1999 Dodge Dakota Super Bee. There was close to 200 total cars in the show.



Still have tons of exterior work left to do to include the new (NOS) stripe kit.



And the bed is about to come off so I can get after everything from the cab back...this project is about to hit overdrive.
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Congrats!! Truck looks awesome
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And the bed is about to come off so I can get after everything from the cab back...this project is about to hit overdrive.
4 link 9" or fuel cell for the LS swap?

That is pretty cool, did you get any results about how to improve?

A peeve of mine is how big car shows have the truck classes, my club is the same way 2wd stock pickups go from '76 to present. It is hard to compete with new iron, but they don't get near the entries a comparable car class gets though.
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No score sheet review. But I know where all the imperfections are...and they're getting more difficult to correct.
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GRATS!!

Car show scoring/entry cats can be a joke. I agree with open to present shouldn't include anything under past 20 years... i see way too many from 5 years ago... no offence but... so what....

2nd beef is a ford body with a chevy engine.... those are my walk bys.... I don't even bother looking as soon as i see the bow tie....

and my 3rd biggest bitch is that there needs to be a complete different class, back yard built and shop built.... any one can take a frame and beat up body to a shop and drop a credit card down and say build me this.... versus a guy who beats his knuckles to a pulp every weekend in his back yard....

Cheers!!! and keep going, your truck is a nice piece of history.
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Car show scoring/entry cats can be a joke. I agree with open to present shouldn't include anything under past 20 years... i see way too many from 5 years ago... no offence but... so what....
The flipside is they are low traffic classes, our show last weekend had two stock trucks in that 76 to present 2wd class. A bullnose Ford and a square body Chevy. Break it up into two or three classes and I am not sure we would ever get three places deep in all three classes... so it is just a bunch of extra trophies.

4wd's always have a better showing but I think the years are similar (I park the 2wd's)
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Car show scoring/entry cats can be a joke. I agree with open to present shouldn't include anything under past 20 years... i see way too many from 5 years ago... no offence but... so what....

2nd beef is a ford body with a chevy engine.... those are my walk bys.... I don't even bother looking as soon as i see the bow tie....

and my 3rd biggest bitch is that there needs to be a complete different class, back yard built and shop built.... any one can take a frame and beat up body to a shop and drop a credit card down and say build me this.... versus a guy who beats his knuckles to a pulp every weekend in his back yard....

Cheers!!! and keep going, your truck is a nice piece of history.
Thanks Angie! Every car show is subjective...loved your 'rant' and point of view.

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Have been on a hunt for the correct front grille emblem and finally found a NOS one (bottom emblem in pic below)!! Ford darkened the shade of blue in 1989 (top emblem).



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Backside view for those wanting to know how it attaches...two 'locking' type nuts...have seen the aftermath of many pry off attempts in the salvage yards.



Seems like a small thing but...back to factory specs!



Total cost: $7

Took her to another car show (pre-emblem replacement) to support a local high school band. About 100 cars and they had a class for stock trucks - all years. She took third behind the 1976 F250 Ranger in the background and a pristine 1994 Chevy 4x4 that looks showroom new. There were 7 trucks in the class to include a near-perfect 1964 Studebaker (in the foreground). Not sure how it did not win. Again, all shows are subjective.




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Old 10-22-2017, 07:58 PM   #99
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Winter projects have begun.

Driveshaft



Starter



Crossmember



You know where this going....

Transmission





Glad that's out! Off to remanufacture. New clutch, flywheel, and rear main seal up next while it's out. Giddy Up!
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Wow, you've been busy since the last time I checked.

Congratulations on the show placing too...I've never been fussy enough to keep something looking any better than necessary but I appreciate those who do.

And that cross member...lol. Brought back memories of my first truck. It was one of my first actual projects that involved more than a few simple cuss words and head scratchings.

Keep up the good work~
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