New Project - 68 Double Cab

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Postby DaKine » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:53 am

You driving this thing yet?? \:D/
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Postby 56Hotrod » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:14 pm

I keep saying I'm getting close...I guess that's relative though.
Engine is tuned on the test stand and ready to install.
I think I may have a small leak at the CV flange seal I need to fix.
Electrical wiring up front is done, minus the stereo. I ended up getting a deal on a Pioneer 6300bt up front. I'm going to mount a 17-22" LCD in the back on the partition for the kids. This unit can send DVDs to the back for the kids, while we listen to Pandora, ipod or whatever else in the front. I have the speaker wiring almost done - just need door panels to complete that. Running speaker wires down the b-pillars was the biggest pain in the ass I've had. 5 hours of trial and error on the passenger b-pillar. But its done. And I'm come up with a great idea for a door jamb loom. In the Oval, I had rubber grommets with a hose running through that would slide on one side. Doing the same here, but the challenge was the 3rd door can open 180 degrees. So I'm going to loop the speaker wire hose long, and attach a long spring to it, so its always got tension inside the door, I'll post pics of that when I get it ready.

I've got this bastard 2 speed fan motor reinstalled, and hooked up to a spare light switch (parking lights = low, headlights = high).

I got some vintage looking fog lights to install, and have it wired into a rear defroster switch I had laying around.

Tonight, I patched an area under the front driver nose section that was bothering me and replaced the master cylinder reservoir that was cracked.

What's left? A ton of small stuff. Door panels for one. I have to source some seat belts. I want 4 retractable shoulder belts and two lap belts. I have to make straps for the gas tank, and get it hosed up to the filler. Run the gas line to the engine bay. Shocks. Install dash top and windshield. Por 15 just behind the engine bay. Install motor and axles. Un, headlights...bed liner the truck bed. I'm stretching now...double triple quadruple check everything...

A lot of that stuff isn't needed to test the truck down the street - so that may come sooner than later. Next week, I'm taking the fam to the beach for some R&R.

Soon after that, I hope to get it road worthy

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Postby tlambert » Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:14 am

Godd progress. You're getting there!
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Postby 56Hotrod » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:04 pm

I can almost taste it.
Its been a good 2 weeks. I got the motor installed last weekend. Shew, it was more complicated than I had expected. Mainly because the motor would not slide into the engine compartment with the carbs installed. Installing these carbs with the motor installed is such a pain in the ass. But, we got away with just removing the carbs from the manifolds (leaving the manifolds installed is key - as that is the tricky part).

The previous owner had some funky throttle cable installed to a rigged throttle pedal (linkage was welded to the front of the pedal. I think that cable was as thick as a clutch cable too, and wouldn't have worked good routing through the fan shroud. So I get all stock parts from WW and got that hooked up legit today. Had the wife test for full throttle and its good to go.

Got the clutch, bowden tube, and all that jazz installed - needs some adjusting though.

Headlights are in and working.

Finished all the wiring in the rear too with only one snag. The back up lights above the tail lights don't work. I think its either a ground or something, but will check tomorrow...but the truck bed lights in the Ford F250 third brake light work when put in reverse....so at least I know the reverse switch is still working.

Also installed a new ABS glovebox and got that squared away last night. Today, I installed the rear bumper.

The only real thing I have left is the remote oil filter housing. Its going to be a tricky install. The previous housing I had leaked no matter how hard I tried to seal the fittings. My Pops picked me up a new on, but its ports are opposite (right side) than the one I planned to use. Plus, these Gene Berg stainless hoses don't flex much, so that's going to be tricky in itself. Looks like I will have to slot the rear engine cover to route the hose from the oil pump, but that should be a big deal.

Then, its just installing axles, and oil and she'll be ready for a test drive around the block. Planning on that next weekend.

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Postby el arod » Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:07 am

=D>
gettin' close!
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First Drive

Postby 56Hotrod » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:17 pm

Well, its been almost 2 years. Maybe that's not too bad for only getting 4-5 hours a week to tinker in the garage. Honestly, it makes me more impressed with how fast the KCW crew can put out work. But alas, the truck started on the first key turn, and drove the neighborhood streets with no real issues today.

I've still got the upper dash out and the windshield isn't installed. I just want to make sure everything is golden before doing that. Tomorrow, I'll drill the front doors for speaker wire routing and then, the dash and windshield can go in.

Still have to get new door panels, headliner, seat belts, and roll bedliner in the rear.

Oh, VIDS!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c6QdJqmrYf8&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cdJ5B6TZ48&feature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXp89BOgP38&feature=youtube_gdata_player

There's still one more video from my buddy Ed to come.
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And the final first drive vid:

Postby 56Hotrod » Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:59 pm

Here's the final first drive vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jj8UGor ... e=youtu.be

This weekend, we'll try to get the windshield installed. 3 point retractable seatbelts on order and should arrive Tuesday.

\:D/
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Postby DaKine » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:57 pm

Nice job! That first drive always feels good, you built it \:D/

You nailed the color on this truck. I dig the two tone wheels =D>
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Postby 56Hotrod » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:26 pm

It does feel good. Mostly because pretty much everything worked right off the bat.

Started prepping the sway bar for narrowing tonight. Going to make a Z cut to take 2 inches off the middle, and I have a large 5/8" ID 1 1/8 OD bar to go over the welded area to give it some strength. There's a lot of little stuff to do this fall, but once I get the seat belts in it, it will be time to start testing on longer drives.

One thing I noticed that I'm still unsure about how to fix, is the heater boxes have the linkages on the inside, and the cables want to be on the outside. I'm not sure how this worked with the actual heater boxes that VW put in the truck, but its going to take some fabbing to get those to work before it gets too cold.
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Postby Franz » Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:41 am

Almost done!

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Postby 61ragtop » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:43 pm

Any finished pictures of the double cab?
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Postby Grand pooh-bah » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:06 pm

61ragtop wrote:Any finished pictures of the double cab?



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