My '78 "Pickup"

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  1. Dan McBoost

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    This fabric was an old blanket covering the torn up seat while in New Mexico (that sun does some damage), thus being from before 1991 when then truck made its trip to NY. It was faded almost white, but when I flipped it looked new. Trying to find another would be impossible as it was definitely "home made/local made" back then.

    I'm OK with the door panels being black and matching the new carpet as is. Maybe when this one wears out I can explore other navajo blankets to customize the door panels too. I used to install custom stereos, making door panels, enclosures and such back in the day, so that could definitely be a fun possibility for v2.0 :D
     
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    Well a horrible north east spring with tons of rain pushed all of my home projects into summer and I have one more clean up to do from a new dropped tree. I did make some garage progress and have A/C in there finally. I expect to work on this again next weekend FINALLY.
     
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    Baby steps. At least the stage 1 interior is complete.

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    I did decide to install a large audio system in this next year. I will need to source or make a hard tonneau cover.
     
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    Love the progress you've made on this truck. Can't to see it completed.
     
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    It has been slow going, but life sure can get in the way, but thanks, I feel the same way! haha
     
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    man oh man, i have only had time to start plugging in everything from the 22RE engine for making sure this runs as good BEFORE I trim the wiring harness down for the final installation. With a 4 day weekend, yesterday was all thanksgiving (happy thanksgiving everyone) stuff, today i had to go into work to get something done before Monday (just a few hours, but it screwed up the day), I have a photoshoot in the middle of the day and Sunday lots of family stuff. i hope i can squeeze in a few hours tomorrow...
     
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    Any leads on a hard tonneau cover?
     
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    Looking forward to seeing your hard tonneau cover if you decide to make one. I need to make one for my truck and would be interested to see yours. Do you have any thoughts on it now?
     
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    I may go with a few slats of wood, a bit longer than the width of the top of the bed, then wrap it TIGHT with canvas, then resin it, repeat, and repeat. Then paint it black and make up some oil based rope over it to look like thats what holding it on.
     
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    Finally dig back into this a couple of weeks ago! I found the clutch safety switch plug and bypassed it, then finally tried starting it and had a fuel leak. took things apart to find the issue:
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    Then ordered the injector rebuild kids from LC and waited (for them to arrive). They came in last Friday and spent any free time over the weekend installing them and troubleshooting the no start issue. I did get it to run on Monday. I had the timing dead on, but it would not start until I retarded the timing a bunch, so I need to find out whats up. Also it runs ... for 3-10 seconds so far. I will check the COR and such to see whats up this weekend.

    Progress, finally.
     
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    Have you checked with Snugtop? I also want to say Leer makes one for gmc that fits, can't remember correctly if it's for the short s10
     
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    A vacuum leak was causing the stall. I knew about it, but didn't think that would cause a 3-10 stalling. Anyway, it runs great. Next up finishing the firewall coolant connections, then pull the bed to get at the gas tank for the pump swap.
     
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    Glad you figured it out
     
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    Thanks! I plan to get the coolant lines done tomorrow and may start pulling the bed. I need the space in the garage to bring something fun to drive back from my other garage.
     
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    I have been working on cleaning up the wiring I do not need from the OEM RN70 harness. It is almost ready to re-loom and relocate. I just need to find out why the RN70 check engine light stopped working (when key on and such). It starts fine, but I am a bit stuck.
     
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    Figured it out with the big book, I was just missing the power supply to the lamp.

    I did get the dash harness separated and dropped the right and left side harnesses into the cabin. I also mounted fuse panel to near where the battery goes. Look me up on IG or Facebook for up to date videos of progress and such.
     
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