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  1. The flooring looks good. Simple, and easy to clean in the future. Maybe a bit of sound deadening stuff on the bottom to help with cab noise, heat transfer, and cushioning to not destroy the rattle can floor? My 2 cents.....
  2. I know the window gaskets have been flying around the forum for years, however I'm trying to figure out if the window gaskets sold by DCM, Steele, and other vendors are a single piece gasket. It's hard to tell from looking at the pictures available and the lack of descriptions. I'm asking this because all the fixed windows on my C1 have a 2 piece locking gaskets like the one in this link: https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Locking-Stripping-Seal-Tow-Piece/dp/B00NUHRE6S/ref=asc_df_B00NUHRE6S/?tag=bingshoppinga-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid={creative}&hvpos={adposition}&hvnetw=o&hvrand={random}&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl={devicemodel}&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-4584001418518313&psc=1 With a cost of $35.00 for 15', that's a lot less painful than some of the solid one piece options, especially with the limited availability for C1's. Any thoughts on a cost effective and viable option? Thanks Eric
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    Science Fair

    SOOO True!!!!!
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    3/4 ton suspension upgrade

    I'd also thought about setting up my 3/4 ton for towing my 3500# popup camper. After some consideration and seeing what the total GVW is on the truck and not really feeling comfortable with the power I'll have in the mountains I've turned against that option for me. Even with an engine upgrade and other items, I still wouldn't feel comfortable towing without doing some serious frame stiffening in the rear to support the additional trailer weight and inertia from a hard stop.
  6. Radar Since you'll be done with your truck here pretty soon it seems, maybe you should start planning a vacation to drive around and kicking a few of us in the arse that might be slacking on progress, skills, or imagination. Your sketching skills could also be beneficial. Thanks. Eric
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    Value of extra parts

    Based on reading through this and knowing that I'll end up with some misc parts that are still of value to me or someone else. When the time comes I can see posting in the classified section with a buyer pays shipping. I also see this forum as band of brothers/sisters with the same goals of keeping em alive and helping each other with knowledge, input and parts as needed. Why ruin it..... Just my 2 cents, and I do agree that shipping on everything has gotten ridonkulous no matter where you are.
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    Scammed today

    We're pretty frugal too, only reason I added the house number was because our internet provider was through DSL, and it was cheaper to have a phone/internet bundle than having internet alone. Don't ask me but that's how it worked. We made it last night without any scam calls, I think the wife gets the majority through the day, and she surely isn't as nice I am with them. LOL.
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    Scammed today

    Thanks for the heads up!!!!
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    Scammed today

    I got a call last night on the "unlisted house phone #" with Col Oliver North wanting to deliver a message from an organization I belonged to years ago. 1st guy started rattling off about the message, played it, then another guy got on the line. When I asked what happened to 1st guy, he said it's an automated call system, I responded great, get in your automated system and remove my unlisted number from your system now. He then said he couldn't see my number, so I said you need to figure it out and pull this number NOW! Surprisingly he found it and deleted it...... Just tired of getting scam calls on a phone number that I've never given out to anyone but family.
  11. Those are the same gauges I've been looking at, I leaning towards trying to keep the original speedo, and updating the other 4 in the original cluster if possible. Only time will tell when I get to that point if it's possible. Thanks for all the great pics and work though. Eric
  12. What size gauges did you use? How wide is the 54 cluster opening?
  13. Love the wood handle!!!!!
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    1952 Windshield Wipers needed

    I'm probably gonna end up with Jeep wheels for a bit on my build, especially as the front disc/rear axle upgrades occur.
  15. Thanks for the clarification......
  16. Any concern with how close the RF brake line appears to be with the headers?
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    1952 Windshield Wipers needed

    Is that a 4 wheel drive hub on the front axle?
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    off the front deck just now.

    The front hit us last night and isn't expected to pass till Sunday. Just kinda sleeting on us here, snow is in the mountains though, just cold with the wind.
  19. Been doing a lot of research and planning before I start diving into my '54 C-1 (still in temporary storage), but with my plans of updating to 12V system and going to a 1-wire alternator I'm curious with the gauges. Can anyone give me an idea of the overall dimensions of the C series cluster and how wide the original gauge display openings are? I'm thinking about updating all 4 gauges to newer gauges that'll work with the 12V system easier and provide electrical sensors in the block for the oil/temp gauges. I would like to keep the outside appearance of the factory style cluster, only with new inside guts essentially. Here's a sample of the style gauges I'm looking at: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/atm-1715/media/instructions I know I might have to get creative with mounting, and inside trim, but that's part of the fun right? Thanks in advance. Eric
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    C Series Gauge Question?

    Thanks for the response, the thought of replacing the gauges with modern gauges (hopefully) inside the original cluster bezel / lens assembly is for a couple reasons. Reliability, accuracy and also ease of maintenance moving forward. I know there are a lot of variables with the gauges that need to be addressed. Old are set up for 6V so resistors would be required on a 12V system along with addressing any polarity issues and lighting issues. The fuel sender is a concern when it comes to Ohms required for the 54, but there are different options available as well. For me personally, I'm trying to update some items to a cleaner engine with electronic temp sender, and oil pressure sensor for example. This is obviously just my opinion and my preference, along with a voltage meter vs an ammeter. I'm just trying to find out what the dimensions of it are so that I can continue to do some research and know what options I have available when I get to that point. Thanks Eric
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    Me and the B-1-D

    The link has 2 parts: VIN Decoder, and the Serial Number break down for # of models by year/SN. http://t137.com/registry/help/decode.php
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    Thief tried to. .

    Link :https://www.dailywire.com/news/41846/heres-viral-photo-bloodied-man-female-ufc-fighter-amanda-prestigiacomo
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    Thief tried to. .

    Heard the same story on drive to work this morning. She's a "Straw Weight" UFC Fighter. 106 - 110 #'s. Couldn't help but laugh after seeing the guys mugshot when I got in the office either. She messed him up good with no effort.

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