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  • #76
    Originally posted by Gene View Post
    For your radiator fill issue, can you install an inline radiator hose filler with a radiator cap? I got one from Jegs, or Summit, you basically cut the radiator hose at the highest point, then add the $20 part with a couple hose clamps, and presto, a radiator filler at the highest point. I've also seen guys use a small coolant reserve tank plumbed off a heater hose that works pretty well. The point is, the fill in the radiator doesn't have to be the only fill point if you create an access point up higher. Gene

    Thanks Gene, that will be much easier than extending my filler neck on my rad, Iím going to try that

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    • #77
      Sorry for the delay in updates everyone



      Bumper is mounted

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      Made a box to connect the heater I bought to the defroster
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      Installed the parking brake from the 1991 D250
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      Heater Box installed, I didn't like the idea of having hose clamps and flex tubes with hot coolant inside the cab so we soldered some copper pipes and made the connections at the firewall
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      I was going to build a flat deck but found this box on Kijiji (Canadian Craigslist) for $250 and couldn't pass it up. I also picked up the 3100 side steps so I have the choice to use the cab length ones I already had or the long ones that go along the box.
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      Here is the BIG NEWS, It lives. I put some borrowed dealer plates on and drove it 5km from Dads shop to mine so I can work on it more throughout the winter.
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      Sitting in my garage ready to finish up for the spring
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      I put the box together and set it on using a overhead crane I have in my garage (handy thing). This was I am able to get some measurements
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      Decided to lengthn it 12" and hope i got it right. I used some sheet metal and bent it in the brake at work and welded in some tubing that matched the OD so I could blend it in
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      Mostly finished lengthening, needs some more grinding and polishing. Its not perfect so it suits the truck well.
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      Going to try and post a video.

      Stay safe everyone
      -Danno

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      • #78
        Okay here is the video, it rolls a little coal under boost. I tried to do a little burn out but the one wheel peel was on the other side.
        Can't wait to be driving it next year!
        Stay tuned for updates on box install, electrical, windshield and whatever else I do. Right now it is the minimum to have it on the road legal and safe and I will worry about all the other stuff later.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_IBl3zq87Y&t=9s

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        • #79
          Man that is some killer progress! Super happy to see the updates- it is inspiring for me. Really like the bed length add which turned out excellent.

          I guess the best part is having it in your own corral so at the very least you can see it/think about it/tinker with it (maybe talk to it LMAO!) pretty much every day it you want to. Keep on truckin!
          https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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          • #80
            Test fitted the bed sides tonight

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            • #81
              One of the guys at work made me this 3D printed adaptors to prevent wires from rubbing when going through the firewall. Also relocated the Fass fuel pump to allow for clearance for the parking brake cable.


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              • #82
                My first inclination would have been to shorten the frame to fit the box....
                looking good.
                I'm also hoping to finish my rod enough for inspection this winter too....
                Keep us posted!
                My build thread:
                https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by Burnin#2 View Post
                  My first inclination would have been to shorten the frame to fit the box....
                  looking good.
                  I'm also hoping to finish my rod enough for inspection this winter too....
                  Keep us posted!
                  I shortened 9" out of the frame, any more and I would have had to change leaf spring mount locations and driveshaft length. This was the easiest way.

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                  • #84
                    Itís been a while since I posted. Since my last post I got a lot of work done, plus had a knee surgery.
                    itís so close. Here is the whatís happened. This weekend I will be doing the front suspension and steering stuff (because dodge). Next week is exhaust and trying to figure out why my A518 (727) slips after about 5 min of driving (mostly reverse)


                    box is on and extension is blended in
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                    Bent some plate for box mounts
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                    Dad bought me some mirrors for Christmas
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                    replaced the fuel lines. Couldnít get a wrench into the space to tighten the fitting on the VE Pump so I modified one.
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                    made a spot for my fuses in my glovebox
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                    Installed these gauges. They are from New Vintage and made custom for me with a Km/h Speedo, diesel tach and in the menu I have sections for fuel pressure, trans temp, boost on the digital display.
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                    wiring relays and fuses
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                    Wiper motor install
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                    I ordered Year of Manufacturing plates. Waiting on the Ministry to finish the verification so I can put them on.
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                    how I sorted out my coolant issue. The rad cap was lower than the water pump and many of the hoses. I added a tee for filling and moved the overflow to up high on the firewall.
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                    pulled it out of the garage because it was nice out and I like to
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                    seam sealed and painted the floors (should have not used gloss)
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                    I had these wheels from my Ram 2500 for winters. So I trial fit them and think I will use them. They are 18x9Ē DC matrix (no longer offered in that size). Just need a smaller tire to go from 33Ē to 31Ē. In the pictures there is a jack under the truck allowing clearance.
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                    so now I have a few things to finish up, but as long as the transmission isnít going to be too expensive to fix I should have it on the road legally with a proper safety in 3-4 weeks.
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                    • #85
                      Looking good Danno! Glad things are coming along. The fuse box in the glove box is pretty slick. No crawling in the floor for checking/changing fuses! (And besides- if you hadn't put that in there, you'd have just put a bunch of junk in it... LOL!)

                      Best to ya!
                      https://www.killbillet.com/forum/30s...the-30-chevyMy 1930 Chevy truck build link:

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                      • #86
                        Awesome man! Great work!
                        I got mine inspected, insured and registered last week!
                        wish you all the best if luck with registration!
                        Your date of manufacture plates... are they made new??

                        In Alberta if you register as an antique auto, it's a 1 time fee, and is required to run date of manufacture plates. I got mine from a friend who found it on Ebay, 1918 Alberta plate.
                        here it needs to be in very good condition to use it, and you still get a modern plate (labeled antique) and up until a few years ago you could run the date of manufacture plate on the rear as long as you had the modern plate on or in the vehicle.. now you must run the modern plate on rear and can put DOM plate on front...
                        I'm taking my chances and running DOM plate on rear.. and put magnets on my modern one and just have it stuck to the inside of my box.. and can put it wherever a offended police officer wants me to.


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                        My build thread:
                        https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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                        • #87
                          That's awesome your getting yours on the road too. I love the look of the dually rear. I plan to go that route but didn't have time or money in the budget this year. I will likely swap over the winter and 4-link with air. In Ontario there is one guy that does YOM plates and guarantees they are valid. Then you have to send them to the only office in the Province that accepts them, then they mail you a declaration and then once you sign that and get it back they send your plates back to you. Then you can register them.

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                          • #88
                            That's cool.
                            so you can run it on the back, and it's your sole plate?
                            My build thread:
                            https://www.killbillet.com/forum/20s...at-is-it/page7

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Burnin#2 View Post
                              That's cool.
                              so you can run it on the back, and it's your sole plate?
                              Correct, run them like regular plates with a sticker

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