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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #15 on: February 16 2024, 09:50:45 AM »
I need some rest after reading that!  Gonna run like a new truck!
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #16 on: February 17 2024, 06:29:13 PM »
Forgot - I purchased a radiator with the factory oil cooler and added the lines. Less than $100 for a factory style oil cooler - yes please
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #17 on: March 06 2024, 12:59:01 PM »
It's time for an update!
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #18 on: March 06 2024, 02:41:26 PM »
I'll get some pictures up soon.
Got it all back together and took it for a test drive on Sunday. Runs and drives very nicely. I've got some oxygen sensor codes to look at but, other than that shes good.
I'm patching the driver's floor pan at the moment - it had a sheet of floppy tin screwed down with 3 screws, I can do better. don't know if I'm gonna try to weld it or just rivet it in place. I know it should be welded, but it'll take 10x longer lol.
Factory radio only had the tweeters in the doors hooked up, found out it had all Rockford Fosgate replacement speakers in it. Someone burnt out the front channel on the factory radio so I stuck a head unit it, and going to hook up a backup camera. I've been telling the wife I might just order a sub for it.....but I'm done bleeding money atm.
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #19 on: March 06 2024, 06:23:10 PM »
Need some beads in it to make it stiffer.

they have some darned strong panel adhesive out these days that does a really good job.  You could put some of that around the seams and then a few rivets to hold it nice and flat.  Some undercoat on the bottom side and some insulation on top.
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #20 on: March 06 2024, 09:18:51 PM »
New door handle
New Head unit - it was on clearance for $75 - looks like walmart was liquidating stock on Boss audio.  Not normally a brand I'd go for - but it had the features I wanted and it was nearly $150 off the retail price.
The floor - looks much better. I ended up spot-welding it. Seam sealer is drying right now, I sealed both sides. Still need to hit the bottom with some rattle can.
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #21 on: March 06 2024, 09:59:52 PM »
It looks really nice! 
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #22 on: March 17 2024, 01:58:59 PM »
Looks good!  You must have a lot of time on your hands.  I like to use a rust converter on metal with rust to get that magnetite layer on it which then prevents further rusting. :cheers:

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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #23 on: March 20 2024, 04:02:35 PM »
Probably should have hit it with rust converter/encapsulator - I spray bombed it all while I was in there.
Tried some $60 ebay fender flares, and learned why the bushwacker flares are $400. Nothing was correct on the mold. Had to fight to get a return....
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #24 on: March 20 2024, 08:50:08 PM »
Derek was on Tony DeAngelo's show getting a Fairlane GT running that he had bought.  He kept spraying rusty drums and such black.  He said he was making it "new" again.

He's got some nifty tricks.
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #25 on: March 20 2024, 09:04:37 PM »
1st place in age group
2nd place in cub/boy scout boys
3rd place overall

1st attempt and we only had 2 cars faster than us. One was a 15 year old boy scout and the other was made by one of the scout leaders. I only cut the shape, advised on weight placement and installed the axle wheels.
We had the only car that had a nut-sert in it, and a 5/16" bolt holding on washers for weight

Honestly, if we would have polished the axles I think we would have had it.
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #26 on: March 21 2024, 05:16:05 AM »
Great job! You all did really well!   :icon_fU: :icon_fU:
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Re: New to me Truck 2005 GMC Sierra
« Reply #27 on: March 23 2024, 06:50:59 PM »
The lad is happy- all that  matters. "we" polished ours and used graphite lube and max weight to great success...
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