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Offline Nick7685

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"The Beast" The beginning
« on: October 29, 2011, 01:28:10 AM »
This is a truck i just got and over winter i will be Customizing but on a very limited budget but hope to have a Good 4x4 rig by the start of summer

Well here's the pics enjoy :D

This is what it looked like sitting in the field when i picked it up




Had to replace the starter to get it home




Not too sure and havent checked but this (should be) a 360


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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2011, 06:07:08 PM »
dam how many fuel tanks are on that thing?    ???   good looking project. have fun with it.
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 08:39:40 PM »
Haha it's got one main tank and 2 sub tanks but they're rusted on the inside so i dont even use them.
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2011, 12:15:09 AM »
looks like you got a nice truck with minor rust (for its age). good luck with it and remember we love pics.
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 10:48:29 AM »
 If you've got old Dodge truck's that solid just sitting in feild's then I think I gota move to Idaho !  lol {cool}

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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 12:03:19 PM »
Yea the guy has been one of my dad's life long friends and he's an old mechanic so he's got all kinds of trucks and cars sitting in his field. The one i really wish i could have is an old military 6x6 that still ran when they parked it up in the trees probably around 10-20 years ago. But anyways i made some small progress i went and got a new brake booster so i have brakes and today i'm buying a carb rebuild kit since i can't seem to find a carb for a 360 in any of the junkyards. But after that my next step is replacing the shocks with some Rancho shocks i picked up and putting in the front driveshaft for my all time 4 wheel drive.
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #6 on: November 1, 2011, 07:33:50 AM »
Remanned Holley carbs are available at rockauto for ~200$.

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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #7 on: November 3, 2011, 11:07:44 PM »
k so finally got some money now its time to go but the kit and rebuild my carb. After a few hours on here i finally found out that i kinda have a rare match up. The 360 didnt usually come with a 2 bbl carb like mine did, they say it can happen but rarely so thats why i had trouble finding a new one and why i gotta rebuild my own haha but heres a pic of the carb currently(not on the truck though now) Headed to NAPA tomorrow to get my kit strip it clean it replace parts and have my truck back to the power house it is.

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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #8 on: November 4, 2011, 03:31:02 AM »
My long gone 79 had that model carb on it...I hated it.  Depending on how the rebuild goes, you could always get a 2bbl from a newer model and put it on.  My little 318 in my 84 RC runs a ton better with its stock 2bbl than the 360 ever did in the truck.  I doubt that a stock 80s 2bbl from a RC or truck would set you back much and you may come out ahead to buy a rebuilder and put the time into a newer carb.  IIRC that model of carb you have is expensive to buy compared to the newer Holleys.
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #9 on: November 4, 2011, 02:00:14 PM »
Well i actually have a 2bbl off of a 318 its a Holley but it doesnt match up the same so i would have to switch the whole intake. and i dont have the money to get the whole set up new gaskets and everything i need so i'm hoping the rebuild goes fine.

This is the Holley i got off a 318
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2011, 12:35:11 PM »
Its parts day!!!!! :D got paid for some odd jobs now its time to go pick up my parts ;)
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2011, 11:11:23 PM »
So just a little update:

I finally got my Carb rebuilt and my truck actually runs like it should and i dont know how but my headlights magically started working too lol but my next thing to work on is getting my brakes bled and working, then tail lights. its starting off slow but i got a new job working up at the ski hill so i'll have money coming in and be able to invest it all into my truck so its gunna pick up but my truck will be getting bigger over time ;) but for now heres a pic of what i'm dealing with and pics of where i'm working up at Lookout Ski Resort.











Well hope to be posting again soon and i always love to see your guy's trucks. Also gives me some cool ideas, mainly looking for some cool military paint jobs for one i'm going to be doing to this truck.
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 01:31:11 AM »
Good to hear you got your truck running good. I'd maybe check into your headlights a little, even with them working now, while figuring out your tail light problem. Nothing worse than having your headlights go out at an inopportune time. Good luck with your truck.
Man, you have a lot of snow there... that's good for the ski resort! Hope your new job goes well for you.
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2011, 02:07:53 PM »
Ended up running into some problems with it running again, the alternator went out but luckily i have a spare and put it on today and now gunna run a tester on it hopefully thats the last of the problems for now.
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2011, 04:24:36 AM »
Nice truck, any updates.
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2011, 08:26:35 AM »
That's some snow! Hope you get some time and money to work on your truck because you're doing good
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2011, 06:01:14 PM »
Finally got the internet hooked up again. I've been busy moving to a new house but after working on it finally got it worked down to one problem: The gas tank. That tank is so full of gunk that it keep clogging the line and choking it for gas so once i can get back in the shop Jan. 4th i can get it all cleaned out i already have it dropped and out just need drained and cleaned gunna run a new line for it and hopefully thats the last of it for awhile. Been putting in extra hours working on the mountain hoping for a good paycheck next monday. :D
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2011, 10:09:00 PM »
I'm excited for you.  I'm in the same boat as far as cash to do stuff  :( but remember that patience and perseverance are key to going where you want...that and good friends like the folks here at RCC  {beer}
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2011, 10:24:44 PM »
haha yea i wouldnt of been able to do the whole carb without a friend here showing me where i can find a step by step guide but Mondays payday again and i get some Christmas money Tuesday and thats gunna buy the parts i need for finishing up the gas tank
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2011, 10:35:41 PM »
Oh and heres a pic of the truck as it sits now til i start work on it again Wednesday its been almost 3 weeks since I've been able to do anything to it



and then this i just thought would be funny to throw in

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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #20 on: December 31, 2011, 10:52:36 PM »
Sweet club.  :)  Pic looks totally different from the last one with a foot of snow on "The Beast". Keep on pluggin away at it. I know the feeling of having to wait till payday comes to make any progress.
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« Reply #21 on: January 8, 2012, 01:47:40 AM »
So slight update not much finally got back in the shop to find someone took a hammer to my driver side mirror (wasn't to happy about that) Finally got the sending unit out of the tank and its junk which was my whole problem waiting to get a new one of those then i still have to clean the tank and put it all back on run the new line and i'm good. Because i didnt want it sitting in the shop where people are abusing it i walked in the next day with a 5 gal. gas can strapped it under the hood ran my fuel line to it and it starts up and runs just fine so i got a few pics to add and more tomorrow of the tank the sending unit and my new 5 gal. "gas tank" haha


Just pulled out of the shop




Front bumper is back on and all together


Being put straight to work towing and hauling the last of the stuff from our move




And extras :D


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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #22 on: January 8, 2012, 07:23:51 PM »
That sucks on the mirrior. Don't know why people gotta be a-holes. Just my  {2cents} but I would lose the wood rack outta the back. Looks like an old mans truck.  ;D
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #23 on: February 8, 2012, 12:36:32 PM »
Yea they're old and cracked probably gunna tear them off once i get it outta the shop. But anyways its been awhile since i've posted been really involved in school but finally getting some more work done. I went to fix my tire chains(which are now in the trash) and i decided to check my rear brakes. i didnt know i had to pull out the insides of the axel to see under the drums  {think} So once i did that and got them out i found some of my real problems. #1 They're not greased and were close to seizing #2 there were absolutely no back brakes in this truck #3 someone broke a bleeder off in the cylinder. So I've started my journey to fix these i have one side completely done as of now, now i'm working on the other side with the broke of bleeder and all that i will be posting the new pics i took as soon as i get the cord to upload them from my phone. But hopefully by Friday the truck will be rolling back outta the shop and out driving  {cruise}....still haven't fixed that gas tank though.... I'll do that next week haha.  {beer}
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2012, 12:48:57 AM »
Finally for all those pictures haha

Jeep we were busy stripping in the shop


My work on the brakes













Hate when this happens lol it wasnt salvageable have to get a new one.





And the finally look with brand new brakes and all cleaned up the best i could
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2012, 10:15:31 AM »
 {cool}
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2012, 04:56:39 PM »
haha trade ya
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2012, 06:16:26 PM »
I said a club cab not that club cab! Keep up the work on it and it will be beast!

...or ya could trade and finish it like you want. hehehe  ;D
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Re: "The Beast" The beginning
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2012, 08:40:52 PM »
Just keeping up with some more pics not much has changed just kinda waiting to get a little money to continue and the shop has been so busy i can't work on it right now.
















And doing another engine swap so they need me on this one its why i can't work on my truck right now


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