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    Silver Hawk Member Milaca's Avatar
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    I'm happy to see your progress. I have the same things to do to a pair of Champs. When you are finished, you can come help me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milaca View Post
    I'm happy to see your progress. I have the same things to do to a pair of Champs. When you are finished, you can come help me.
    You might want to hold off on any invitations until this thing is actually back on the road - but it is nice to have another Champ sitting on the other side of the garage...good reference.

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    Everything is out from under the rear of the truck, except the emergency brake cable, brake line, and rear wire harness - would love to get the rear frame POR15ed before the temperatures are too cool...


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    So the end of summer temperatures held on into the second week in October so the last part of the POR15 went on some of the exposed metal on the truck.

    Got much of the rear frame covered - wish there was a way to reach into the cross members and paint them...





    The bed upturned against the back wall gives good access to the underside, but again, there are places that cannot be reached. Had enough to almost cover the underside parts I wanted to cover.




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    Winter and a new position at work has really put the brakes on things - not much has been done - other than finding some items that are needed.

    Was convinced that an NOS gauge cluster was probably out of reach so I had started getting individual parts when I brought the truck home initially. Ended up with a good used fuel/temp gauge housing and an NOS fuel/temp gauge housing. Found a $5 NOS metric speedo with a broken glass and an NOS metric speedo - still in the original box. Last May, someone at the South Bend meet had an NOS unit on a table, but it had a dozen of the numbers/hashmarks that had fallen off the inside of the gauges - price was $150...

    I asked a couple vendors about a complete clusters and most did not have any - the one who did have one said it would run four bills - way out of my price range... After waiting and watching, finally found one online from another SDC member - arrived today and looks as nice as the NOS one in my other truck that was installed back in 1997... I can remember a chapter swap meet back in the mid-90s where someone had four of these complete NOS clusters for $75 each - I think he only sold one that day.




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    Good score. My lack of funds has made me very patient. The parts are out there at a price you can afford if you look long enough.


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