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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-29-2002, 09:54 AM
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Labor Day project: paint, sawsall...your projects?

I figure I'll take this weekend and (in the words of Superlifted94) make my truck MORE BADA$$! [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]. (sorry, just red the thread about the cool looking pavement pounder he admired.) Anyway my plans are as follows:

*remove all chrome pieces placed on my truck by the idiot
I bought it from.
*try to sandblast/paint chrome diff. covers (any
suggestions)
*get rid of any body cancer before salted winter roads eat
through the floorboards.
*trim out my fenders with the sawsall (I figured
what the hell, why not 38.5's?)
*Prime and paint (if time allows) a nice base coat/base
coat flat rustproof paint, probably army green.

Hopefully the lift will be on by the middle of next month and tires/wheels soon thereafter.
What are your all's plans for your trucks over the weekend?
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Buy and install new glow plugs, get radio and wire it in so i can have some tunes, change oil, take out this one 208 bolt and stick my figure in the hole, then have my dad put tape on it and then quick put it back in [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img] check oil pan bolts for tightness. maybe hook up my CB and put my dashboard in
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Re: Labor Day project: paint, sawsall...your projects?

Rebuild front axle:
seals and bearings if necessary
balljoints (already got all four)
universals
tie rod ends (save them and do a boot rebuild kit if any are good)
rotors
pads

If time permits:
fix bad spots in paint
new master cylinder
start working on converting the 14FF to six bolt disk.

Of course, this will all be done in one day. I'm going home Saturday and coming back Monday. 8 hour drive each way.


Also I'll be finding me a new toilet for cheap (they want $75 for an el-cheapo) and see about getting a 24' extension ladder.


For your covers, I'd just hit them with some 80 grit and then wipe them down good. I'd then just paint them. It's better to have them shine when the paint flakes off than have them turn brown incessantly like mine do.
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Install my Cut-Out flares on my truck Sunday, and maybe into Monday...

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<font color=green>If I get a chance, I'll clean and paint all of the brake parts for the D60, and install the OBA, at least everything except for the compressor, since I don't have the mount made yet.
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I have a busy weekend!! Just got my new truck so I have to:

Replace all filters
Replace gaskets for Tranny,Front and Rear diffs
Put in rear seal of T-case
Change battery cables
Find some temporary cheap 16" tires
Change all fluids


Thats it.
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kill antelope and drink beer...in that order.
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Going to pick up a puppy way the hell up in Vermont. The wife and I are making a weekend out of it. Finally some relaxation. Untill the puppy starts whinning.
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Unless you have the cable already, use jumper cables and split them. They work very good and are cheaper for a larger gauge. Then get eye lugs and/or terminals. For 4gauge 20ft. cables, 4 eyes and two terminals it costed $30. I mounted the battery in the back but if you are keeping it in stock position, get 10 ft. of 2 gauge. With the 20ft I also ran the alternator wires back and the starter wire, two grounds (one strait down to the frame and one to an alternator bolt), and a power wire for the ignition.
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