Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:55 pm

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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:47 pm

Slow weekend, got some painting in the cab done, but mainly got the Instrument Panel assembled.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:38 pm

A little update here. It is 38 days until my Rifle Bull Elk hunt, and it is time to prep NOW! So most likely I won't be updating or posting much for the next month or so, but if I am successful, I'll show some Rocky Mountain Scenery in the future!
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Re: Operation Spud...Pics being uploaded now...:)

Postby Perkint » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:37 pm

Madman wrote:Detailing the engine...
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How did you paint the raised relief lines in the valve covers so well? The space between each line looks too narrow to mask off. Just curious.

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Re: Operation Spud...Pics being uploaded now...:)

Postby Madman » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:05 pm

Perkint wrote:
Madman wrote:Detailing the engine...
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How did you paint the raised relief lines in the valve covers so well? The space between each line looks too narrow to mask off. Just curious.

I used a foam roller brush, sprayed the foam with the engine spray paint, and used light pressure to prevent the paint from flowing out of the foam too heavily. The little runs I got I used the satin black and sprayed it onto a small brush. hope that makes sense.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby hfdco4 » Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:54 pm

Any updates?
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:24 pm

hfdco4 wrote:Any updates?

Well, I successfully took a 5x5 Bull Elk during season, and should start back on the truck soon! Only update so far! :D
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:01 pm

I've finally got back to working on the truck, here I've installed the new firewall pad and rebuilt pedal assembly.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:04 pm

And here is the painless wiring kit starting to be installed. I figured I'd better wire it before installing the steering assembly.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby popeyes71 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:43 am

Oh yes, the long and tedious process of wiring up a vehicle, it's all about patience. What did you think of the fitment and quality of the firewall insulating pad?
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:23 am

popeyes71 wrote:Oh yes, the long and tedious process of wiring up a vehicle, it's all about patience. What did you think of the fitment and quality of the firewall insulating pad?

So far so good, need a second hand to install the heater core, so I'll no more in about a week. Things line up "close" but not always perfectly.
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Ranchero50 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:42 am

Wiring with the factory harness was pretty easy. :)
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:11 pm

Got the steering shafts all rebuilt and installed, heater box is in, and routed the heater control cables, which was a bit of a bitch at times.

Question? Is there a better way to attach photos? I have been using Photobucket but it can be a bit of a bear at times. I see others attaching really detailed, large, and nice photos that do not rely on photobucket. How are you lads doing that?
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Madman » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:30 pm

Ok...got the new painless wiring harness routed (relatively), firewall pad is installed, and have wired up most of the switches. I got the new inner fenders laid out and am giving them a heavy coat of heavy rust resistant Eastwood Paint. Ordered the new seals to install the inner fenders, and a new Champion 3 row aluminum radiator is on the way. No pics as the wiring is kinda lame to try and look at.... :wink:
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Re: Operation Spud...Restoration of my 1970 F250 4x4 in Honor of my Father.

Postby Lone Ranger » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:00 pm

Your trucks coming right along looks real good. That motor is sweet! It's going to pop right out of the engine bay when it's in there!
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