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#1 Madness

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:48 PM

This is something that I stole from a VW forum which ended up being
over 250 pages long.

Post what you've done to your truck today. As little as cleaning the
windows to as much as swapping the motor. As always, post pictures
when you can.



Today I pulled the door panels off so I can take them to work and
re upholster them and measured the belt line window weather stripping.

#2 Jester

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:18 PM

This weekend I stripped the Hustler of all the good parts. Pulled the engine and tranny, SOLD btw, took out the glass, ALL the interior and wiring. Stripped the doors off and started filling old mirror holes and painted one of them flat black for the KC. I also swapped my brown interior in the KC for the black that was in the Hustler. MUCH better condition. If anyone has a stock black '79 steering wheel for sell, let me know. Or one from a old Z car. Not a wood one just an old deep dish Z wheel.

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#3 datto510

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:25 PM

Spit shined my bumper!
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#4 sanitys

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 11:40 PM

painted the valve cover.

#5 moparvwfreak

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:31 AM

vortex???

ummm ordered a new clutch master so i can get my baby back on the road. other than that, i am almost done withthe install. still have to fill the trans, put my trans cover on, and MAYBE put my MOMO shift knob in it. anyone have a good reverse switch i can get? i would like reverse lights that work.
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#6 Drummerboy4as

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:59 AM

I tossed the old useless battery and swapped it with an Optima red top :lol:





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#7 Bandit240

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 03:16 AM

Nothing today as its 6am, but yesterday i kicked it as i walked by to steal its battery for my 210 wagon.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:11 AM

This weekend I stripped the Hustler of all the good parts. Pulled the engine and tranny, SOLD btw, took out the glass, ALL the interior and wiring. Stripped the doors off and started filling old mirror holes and painted one of them flat black for the KC. I also swapped my brown interior in the KC for the black that was in the Hustler. MUCH better condition. If anyone has a stock black '79 steering wheel for sell, let me know. Or one from a old Z car. Not a wood one just an old deep dish Z wheel.


Jes, I have a good steering wheel from my truck, you can have it. Call it a trade for the window if you must.:lol:

#9 homewrecker

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:08 AM

I just ordered a lot of parts for the 720 to a total of 600 bones!:cool: I will be very busy the next few weeks.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:36 AM

I replaced my clutch, put on a 2" exhaust, and test fitted a 60 amp alt. :D

On Sat...so what, I am a little late. haha
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Posted 02 February 2009 - 08:57 AM

For the first time ever, my truck wouldn't start.
I took off the air filter and sprayed some WD-40 in there. It sputtered and then fired right up!
I put in a new air filter since I had it apart. No problems sense, and I'm not really sure what the issue was. The WD-40 was just to see if I still had any spark. hmmm :D

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#12 denveratsun

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:12 AM

I took my little truck to the exhaust shop on the corner and they hooked me up with a really cool, chrome straight tip. I was tired of the downturned steel end spitting Weber juice all over the concrete. IT LOOKS REALLY NEATO!:D

Plus...it was only 30 bucks for the extension and the tip...BLING!

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#13 Mandingo

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 10:40 AM

welded support brackets under cab, power washed to get ready for de rusting mission:w00t:
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#14 dat620

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:36 AM

well,welded and shaved side marker lites, welded and shaved fender logo holes, welded and shaved lock holes on doors, welded up all tonue cover screw holes from previous owner, counted 56 holes, finished welding and shaving all bed seems, shaved bed hooks, now this week/ wekend i will pull and fix dents in cab and roof sections, and hood, this is all being done on my 77 620, trying to get into primer for the art of noize show here in phx az on feb 21-22-09 , so ican show with my friends that r coming in from cali..pac u comin, also steroid u comin..:D

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 11:37 AM

Well... (this is the last 3 days)
I got the exhaust put on- Finally fixed the heinous leak at the bottom of the manifold/flange.
Had the rust-fest original exhaust cut off and put a 2 1/4" Magnaflow in it's place.
I had a 2 1/4"-to-3" chrome tip sitting around, so I had them tack that on. (IMHO, it's a little ricey for my taste- huge tip, 2 1/4" piping... but it looks way better than before!) It sounds sweet! ruuuuuummble! and no more backfire!

Retorqued heads (500miles), re-checked valve lash,

Installed kill switch, heated and bent accel. pedal shaft so it won't hit the bolt on the e-brake. (it wasn't getting full travel)

failed at attempt at wet sanding some overspray off the fender- now I have to repaint the whole stupid section. stupid me.

the end. for now.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:09 PM

Rebuilt and re-installed my weber. :D

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 12:27 PM

Today I did some parts hunting... Couldn't find a solid answer :( This weekend we stripped the cab off the good frame.

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In due time we will have it finished :D

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 01:41 PM

Removed my doors, ground down a crap load of bondo on the front end. Got the front end and fenders in primer. Working on the doors this week

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:04 PM

greased the front end ... damn there are a lot of grease fittings everywhere on a 73 620 ... like 20
cleaned horn connection
adjusted rear brakes
cleaned steering wheel ... hand gunk on it
adjusted carb, dwell
checked tire pressure, found a tire down then found a plug (never plug a tire just get a patch)

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 02:26 PM

put oil in the trans , unlike me!!!!!!!!!! now broke 521!!!!!!!
Throw on some Weber sidedrafts, Rising Sun hood.... call it good