Dad's GMC

Home Up


All smiles now that the grill is in!

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The front end is coming together

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First Road Test (20-APR-2002) !!!

We put the engine back together and after fixing a few minor things decided it was time to take the truck for a test drive.


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Dad backing it out of the driveway for the first time in over 10-years.


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Popping the clutch and chirping the tires.


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Driving by us on his first trip around the neighborhood.


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Look in the window and you will see he's all smiles!!!


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Back in front of the house after completing a successful first road test...

Last Fall (2001) we started the engine for the first time and noticed a leaking head gasket. Now that Spring is here (2002) we pulled the head and replaced the gasket and a bad head bolt.

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Dad, cleaning the nasty exhaust manifold.

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Pulling the head.

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Cleaning the block.

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Everything is looking good.


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