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Author Topic: 1976 GMC Motorhome  (Read 16942 times)

Offline SONIC.

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #270 on: Jun 23, 2017, 10:35:03 »
Thanks Dudes!

J, I cannot imagine driving that thing. Mike at stock height is scary if you don't have the rear suspension set just right, if it's too high the thing is all over the road, get it right and it's a dream.
I imagine that thing never has the correct geometry haha.
But damn it would be fun out in the deserts!

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #271 on: Jun 25, 2017, 19:33:11 »
Home safe and sound!



Trek, sorry I forgot to give you a heads up when we went and got it, I remembered about halfway home! Barber?

Made the 5 hour drive in style with only one issue, vapor lock caused by a stupidly designed fuel sump (not my design) so I drilled a hole in it and routed a line back to the tanks so now the pump is always recirculating and will keep the fuel from boiling.
Lots of positive comments at the gas station and lots of thumbs up on the road. Way different than the "who the fuck would drive that POS?" Looks that I got on the trip up there haha.

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #272 on: Jun 25, 2017, 19:55:00 »
Dude that thing is fantastic.
Thats ok about not calling.  I understand all the excitement. 
Yes, Rach and I are planning for Barber and doing Mid O in a couple weeks.
See ya there bro!

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #273 on: Jul 03, 2017, 17:43:38 »
Plugging away here, down to the wire. We're leaving on the 10th!

Got the exhaust mostly finished up today.
Started here:


A lot of cutting and welding and tube enlarging (for slip fits) later and it's about complete.




Long tube headers, to 2.5" collectors, into flex couplers into the Y pipe with a 3" out. 3" all the way back from there to a muffler in the rear.
All stainless.
Turned out great, lots of work though. Super sore from climbing under and out from under this bitch probably 300 times.

ALso mildly deaf after having to drive it in and out of the barn with open headers. holy SHIT a 455 is loud with open headers.
« Last Edit: Jul 03, 2017, 18:01:42 by SONIC. »

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #274 on: Jul 03, 2017, 21:06:46 »
Nice job!
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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #275 on: Jul 11, 2017, 23:46:28 »
Well were underway!
Tons of problems so far but they have all been solved. Yet another reason to learn to do shit on your own! We would have had to have been towed within 30 miles of home, and then again 100, and 200 etc. But here we are 1000 miles from home and still trucking g working out all the kinks. This is also what happens when you don't have time for a shakedown run haha. Probable equal time driving and wrenching so far. But tomorrow should be a good day I think it's all fixed!


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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #277 on: Jul 12, 2017, 07:29:47 »
Fuck yeah!
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #279 on: Jul 12, 2017, 08:04:54 »
How about some finished interior tour pics?

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #280 on: Jul 12, 2017, 09:17:29 »
Nice, enjoy and I agree on knowing how to fix your own shit, I watch folks pay hundreds or thousands to tow and fix a bike that died on the road that I could have fixed for pennies LOL.
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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #281 on: Jul 12, 2017, 10:30:42 »
What, no fuzzy dice on the mirror?!
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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #282 on: Jul 13, 2017, 00:31:40 »
Thanks dudes.
Finally made It out west.
Chilling in medicine bow national Forest at the moment. Had to do some serious offroading to get here haha.


Were going to take some good interior pics tomorrow I'll post them up.

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #283 on: Jul 13, 2017, 06:07:55 »
That's lookin' sweet, man.  Nice job!
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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #284 on: Jul 13, 2017, 08:37:45 »
I love the fact the BMW tags right along on the back!
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