Category Archives: Body

New Engine Bay Grommets

Today I installed all new round rubber grommets throughout the engine bay.  Four months ago I removed all the dried up old grommets and measured them so I could procure fresh new replacements. There are 14 total grommets in six … Continue reading

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New Paint in the Engine Bay

Last week I cleaned up and prepped the right and left inner fenders in the engine bay. Today I spent the morning repainting the inner fenders. Ordinarily the best way to paint an engine bay is to remove the engine … Continue reading

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Right Inner Fender Cleaning

I spent this afternoon cleaning up and addressing surface rust on the right inner fender. This side has considerably more going on than the left side, so it was a more involved process. Near the front the single hard fuel … Continue reading

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Left Inner Fender Cleaning

While the exterior of my truck has clearly been repainted at some point and looks very nice, the engine bay is a bit of a mess. As I do the mechanical overhaul, I also would like to make sheet metal … Continue reading

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Engine Bay Tidying

I spent some more time this afternoon cleaning up the engine bay and the steering column and engine block, which still had a lot of greasy dirt on them. Here is the engine bay before I started. I wrapped the … Continue reading

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Engine Bay Grommets

I plan to replace all of the firewall and fender rubber grommets in the engine bay. Some are just missing and others are dried up, crusty, or falling apart. The first step was to inventory all of the holes in … Continue reading

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Latest Engine Bay Pics

Here are some shots of the engine bay as it stands today. I’m slowly working toward getting this area in shape. Okay, it’s still a bit of a mess.

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