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Old 12-11-2018, 01:30 AM   #1
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I seen the truck on the Market Place and couldn't pass it up, so I did some dealing and brought it home and have been wrenching on it ever since, I went thru the front end and replaced

new output shaft seals in the front diff
new CV axles
new inner and outer tie rods
new wheel bearing and hub assembles
new sway bar links
new brake rotors
new front brake lines
new upper ball joints
new lower ball joints
new urethane bushings for the lower A arms and upper control arms
used suspension bump stops
new rear passenger side hard brake line
15x8 6 lug Summit Racing Soft 8 steel rims
used 33x12.50R15 Mud and Snow tires
4 Boss 3 way 4x6 speakers
Pioneer FM/CD/MP3 Walmart special
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Had to cut the knock out on the drivers side steering to be able to grease the new lower ball joint and had to weld some bracing, I made out of some plate, cause the cross member for the torsion bar keys was cracked on both ends, and I also had to tack 1/4 20 bolts too the rear end to attach the missing rear hard line and replaced the stock radio with the cubby and installed the Pioneer deck
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I was given this 15x8 6 lug Chevy Rally Rim to use as spare and I looked online and they are $100 or more for one
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Wow what a difference a simple tune up makes, by replacing the sparks plugs and plug wires, new cap and rotor and throttle position sensor, it starts easier and the rough idle and the slight miss is gone and runs good

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I bought a curved 54'' 300 watt Led light bar and a set of roof mounts and a 12'' 72 watt Led light bar that I made my own license plate mount, I also bought a set of these battery terminals, too clean up my battery terminals and too be able too run leads too the fuse block too run both of my Led light bars
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I also made a spare tire bed mount, that I tried to get centered in the middle of the bed over the rear axle, but the there is a channel underneath the bed, so I moved it forward, I might have too move it, cause my neighbor has a extra truck box that I'm thinking about getting from him too be able to carry some tools, so I will have too move the tire mount back
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I been doing a little fabricating and I made a light bar mount for my license plate/front bumper out of Red Iron Z Metal and I made my roof light bar mounts out of 1/8th plate and cut slots in the plate made my bends and then welded the slots and I was able to borrow the Nut-Sert install tool and using 1/4 20 button head screws, it looks pretty dam good for my first attempt at making roof mounts and a bumper mount, going to wait until the weather warms up enough to prime everything and dry and paint and let cure and maybe spray some flat clear too help seal the paint
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The next step for my led lighting is too run power too my fuse block and run my wiring harnesses and thinking about making a 3 switch panel, roof light bar, bumper light bar and the 3rd switch is for back up lights, I seen some 4'' square ones that mount inside the bumper, cause right now you can't really see shit with just the reverse lights
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I'm really liking these battery terminals, I had to buy 2 new 4 gauge battery cables, I got the negative side done, doing the positive side next and then start wiring the fuse block
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I think my Led light switches with look good backed lighted with a blue tint, I'm going to use a thicker piece of aluminum plate and use my Dremel and get them close and use a hand file, so the rocker switches fit tight, in the picture I'm using and piece of aluminum flashing and used a utility knife too cut out the openings and the switches are loose, now I'm trying to figure out where to mount my reverse lights, the bumper light switch and rear light harness are being shipped
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I made my switch panel and like how it came out and have enough aluminum plate to make another panel and add more switches if I add more lights
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Sweet! Trucks used to be so simple and cool. Sure, they now have tons and tons of power, but they are moving salons with every accessory a girl could ever want.
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I installed a simple Tach and its lights up when I turn on the head lights
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I picked up a used truck box and going to fabricate my own Hi Lift Jack mounts, out of 2 pieces of angle iron to make a C Channel, then bolt the channel too the box and then use a bolt thru the channel and thru the jack and get the locks from the guy who sold me the box has, my mounts will be a lot stronger then the thin ass stamped steels ones they sell and a lot cleaner
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It me a little too figure out how to mount my Hi Lift jack too the truck box, still need to get the lift locks
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Today I had too make this crank out of rebar and grind it too fit the tube on the tire carrier. so I can get the spare down or up from under the bed of my truck
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