Nice work sir keep at it it will look like new!
And what is wrong with Mickey Mouse's truck? LOL
Jump to content
Posted 12 January 2017 - 08:07 PM
Here is my build link:
Here is my 86 720 2WD King Cab Thread
Here is my 85 720 2WD King Cab ST Build Thread
Here is my Photo Bucket Album Link:
Posted 12 January 2017 - 09:59 PM
Posted 15 January 2017 - 03:43 PM
-Sorry for the late response. I appreciate the offer, but I'm pretty well stocked on parts at the moment. Think I'm going to try and sort through all of mine and sell a few as well.
-That sounds rad. I'll not sure what I'll be swapping with yet, but either way, it's going to be a while. I posted a couple pics of the gas pedal below, let me know if you need a different angle.
Posted 15 January 2017 - 11:03 PM
Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:05 PM
Sorry about that, here's a couple more. Had a hard time squeezing the camera in there, but hopefully this gives a better idea.
Looking up from the gas pedal
Pulling cable with gas pedal slightly depressed
Posted 18 January 2017 - 02:35 PM
Started working on the floor. The vinyl covering was cracked and broken, but luckily the floor didn't have any serious rust. Only a little bit of rust behind the pedals, and a quick sand took it all off. For sound proofing, I used Frost King duct insulation. There is a lot of info about using it as a vibration dampener on other forums, with a lot of mixed reviews. Some folks say it works nearly as well as DynaMat, or similar products. I personally don't believe that, but I do believe that it will help a little bit, and the price was right. I was able to cover the floor and door panels for under $40 (2 rolls @ ~$19 each), with a little left over for doubling up in certain areas. I'm going to be putting carpet over it anyways, and that should help a bit too.
Floor all sanded and cleaned, ready for insulation
Duct insulation installed
Also made some speaker boxes for under the seats, as I wanted to keep the door panels looking clean. Carpet is going in today (hopefully), will have some pictures soon.
Posted 18 January 2017 - 03:48 PM
Your door panels are already cut, and if they are in the doors you will be able to hear the music better.
Posted 20 January 2017 - 05:43 PM
Been staying busy with the carpet and panels and such. I have a handful of pictures for show-and-tell:
Carpet in. It doesn't cover completely (it was for a different truck), but close enough. Some old floor mats cut to fit cover the rest.
Panels all finished and insulated to keep from vibrating against the metal. Need a few more pins.
I was planning on keeping the radio that was in already (not stock, but a classic look still), but the tuner didn't work and cassette player was pretty spotty as well. Took it apart and decided that it was beyond my abilities to fix. Installed a Sony multimedia player (no CD player, keeps the unit much shallower).
Without a CD player, this is shallow enough to fit without hitting the heater behind.
Had to cut the dash a bit.
Installed. I put a little bead of sealant around the face (not pictured) to keep it looking clean, and prevent any little movements.
All back together and cleaned.
Old floor-mats hide the most of the areas not covered by carpet.
Started some lumber racks as well.
Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:24 AM
Finished up the lumber racks:
Still waiting for the door rubber the get in, but other than that I'm pretty happy with the progress on the truck. I think I'm more or less finished with little upgrades for now, time for this little work truck to get busy actually working. Sometime in the distant future I imagine a motor swap will be happening, but with everything working so well now I'm not in a huge rush.
Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:50 AM