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Posted July 18, 2012 - 10:37 PM

Great that is runs!! :thumbs: That has got to be a relief and a boost towards finishing the project!! On the final stretch now Ray.
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 09:24 AM

The engine compartment in the old truck is getting full.

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The battery is set on it's tray and the vacuum tank is mounted on the drivers side inner fender.

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Over on the other inner fender, the radiator overflow tank and the windshield washer fluid tank are mounted.

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The windshield washer hose runs back along the inner fender and up the firewall.

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The exhaust comes out behind the right rear tires.
I got a polished stainless exhaust tip off ebay and here is how it looks on the truck.

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The radiator will be mounted back in today and the front wheels will be put back on and this part of the swap will be finished.
Then I can start finishing up the interior.
The new insulation for the firewall and the floor arrived last week so I can put both of those in.
The new rubber floor mat hasn't arrived yet though.
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 11:36 AM

The radiator and shroud went back in easier than I thought they would.
The big advantage of using the Dodge radiator that went with the engine is that I can then use the factory formed radiator hoses.
Also makes it much easier to get parts later on.
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 11:58 AM

That sure is turning out nice. I think your going to be very happy with it when your done. What have you got lined up for your next project?
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 12:08 PM

That is looking more and more like it came with that engine! Great work, Ray! Boy, that's going to be sweet!
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 05:13 PM

What have you got lined up for your next project?

The Buckley show is comming up for August 16 thru 19 so I'll be getting everything ready for that.
After the shaw, it will be back to work on that last Ridemaster that I had been working on before I broke off and redid the truck.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 06:13 PM

Ray, I think the real test drive for this is when you have it loaded. Then you will know if it was all worth the effort. I'm betting it is!
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Posted July 22, 2012 - 09:47 PM

Excellent progress Ray, keep it up and get back on the road.
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Posted July 23, 2012 - 08:08 PM

I'm just playing a little catch up on this thread Ray...WOW! You get more done than two of me! It looks really great too. Keep up this pace and you'll be tooling down the road in no time flat!
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