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Re: Body Side Panels Replacement
I here what you're saying about the snow and ice Taz! I've got some interesting winter stories about finding creaks, groans and thumps during the winter. Best way to fix them is get the rig inside overnight and let it all melt out!
Still, the idea is interesting in an abstract way. One of the things I did think about was the tight clearance there. The other was that if I decide to open up the fenderwell, that would give even less room. One of those "Doable, but is it a Great idea or not?" kind of things!
As an aside, I did some late fall 4x4ing in a my Ranger once, and when I got home I checked for water in my diffs, tranny and transfercase. Don't know how I missed the front diff, or if I was smoking something the Govt. wouldn't approve of, but I did. I went on vacation, and when I came back, the front of my truck WOULDN'T move! Got it into the garage, let it sit over night, then went over the front end careful like....found I HAD got a little water in it, and it had frozen solid, keeping the front end from turning (I have the hubs in from freeze-up to break-up for ice and snow driving). It also pushed the seals out, which I didn't realize until I had gotten the water out of it, put in fresh oil, and put it outside--where it commenced to leak! Back into the shop, and tear it ALL the way down for those! Lots of fun. Been very careful about water in my fluids ever since.