Breathing new life into Tha' Silver Slug!

Discussion in '1976-1983 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by Jarrod, May 22, 2020.

  1. Jarrod

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    97750385_905491056590721_7052049662504599552_n.jpg 98354719_347889146188160_1092397173363965952_n.jpg 99000279_923632234728032_9162298722892120064_n.jpg 99092866_2526692900974437_8381184608590364672_n.jpg 99103833_602667583933764_6663086433357529088_n.jpg 99161632_2768762769918142_2146516704832782336_n.jpg 99292322_574113720168883_7903535179568775168_n.jpg Alrighty Then! Tha' Silver Slug "restoration" is now underway. I pulled everything off and out of the driver's side door. Right now I am cleaning all the components (window/latch/lock parts). Right now I am looking for all of the rubber parts for the doors. When I do, I will pull the door off, clean and paint it, then replace everything and reinstall. Where's the best place to get rubber parts for these bad boys? The weather stripping isn't too bad to find, but channel rubber and especially window seals have presented themselves to be quite a challenge. Whilst doing the doors, I will be working on getting all maintenance done, including brakes. Also, still cleaning the block. Side note, I have decided to paint the truck hammeright silver w/ black trim/exterior pieces, and I am thinking red for the wheels just because I can't think of any other color that would look ok, except black, but that's boring. If you have any suggestions, please lemme know. Thanks!
     
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    Window channel run and belt molding are available on ebay. Got mine there.
     
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    Thanks bud!
     
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    Well, FINALLY started pulling the engine apart. So far I've got the intake manifold and distributor pulled out. Having trouble with exhaust bolts being rusted (surprise surprise). But, hopefully will have the head pulled this week. Then the 22r block and the 20r head are going to the machine shop. More pictures to follow. Side note: Can anyone tell me what the bar that I circled is/do I need to reinstall it. It was connected to a coolant hose that the previous owner cutoff and the ports on the manifold that it hooks up to were plugged. Looks like someone welded them shut. Again, more pictures to follow.
     

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    That's the exhaust air injection or whatever it is for emissions. In Washington you are fine to keep them blocked off.
     
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