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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2017, 10:05 AM »

found this friday

knocked the dent out and changed the color

installed


still need a license plate mount

even though (on paper) I have 3-1/2 inches of lift the rig really only came up 2-1/2ish with the tire laying
in the back.  Now with the weight off the back the rig sit even lower.  rides great but now I need more
lift so I think i've solved the problem (my issues) with the blue rigs rear spring pack.  Grin Roll Eyes

oh and I need to find another one.
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« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2017, 09:46 AM »

not much to this post but went to p-n-p to find a frt license plate holder for the blue rig.  the plate has been
living on the dash and I'm just sick of it rattling.  ended up finding more junk. Roll Eyes


but I can finally get rid of the clapped out no support Sport seats in the white rig.  they are filthy but have no tears
and nothing a good cleaning plus seat covers can't cure/hide.  also picked up an antenna to replace the broken/stuck half
way up electric one on the blue rig.  grabbed a few other little parts so all in all a good score.
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« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2017, 09:53 AM »

after debating for a couple of days Saturday morning I went back to p-n-p for the rear seat... and a few more parts.

I knew the frt seat was torn but... Roll Eyes


found a $1.37 Shocked under the seat and prob what that change came from... just fawking nasty puke


I cleaned both the carpet and dr side seat but they both need to be done again, and again, and again.  the plan was to get new carpet
and I think that plan hasn't changed... just yuck.

also a few weeks ago I painted the frt grill.



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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2017, 07:39 PM »

Looking great on that project.
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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2017, 03:38 PM »

the blue rig needed a new muffler so I just order a complete cat back kit from rock auto.

this is what I got


it ended up being a dynomax 2-1/2 instead of the stock 2-1/4 which woke up the rig a little more but that
end was hideous... I think it's suppose to clear a trailer hitch but the hitch really isn't in the way.

so I hacked it off  Grin


the blue rig also received new door seals and the p-n-p antenna.  went to safelite to see about getting the front windshield re-sealed.
the guy quoted 430 for a new windshield.  laughed and walked out.  the problem with the windshield is it's not sealed at the top, sides,
and prob bottom.  I think the molding is the only thing holding it to the rig...  going to see tomorrow.  take the molding off and see if I
can remove it. Grin  

the white rig has the p-n-p interior and center console installed and it smells like dog Roll Eyes but it is comfy...er.  I'll get some pic's.

and I need to remember not to take pic's sideways anymore or learn how to make them smaller.
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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2017, 10:07 AM »

took the molding off when I got home.

pushed on the pass side...

then the dr side...

giggled but then got to thinking and kept on pushing

put it back down and had dinner but curiosity got the best of me so


and yes the molding/trim was holding the windshield beat

time to do some research.  read
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« Reply #21 on: October 25, 2017, 12:54 PM »

started removing the old seal..s hmmm

so much sealant... the headliner and frt dash peace were glued in better than the windshield.

removed/cut the sealant away from the headliner.  shaits as thick as my thumbnail.

not sure how thick of a bead is suppose to be on the frame (research) but  Roll Eyes

half the trim clips were glued to the rig.


just threw a bead right over the original bead.  it did cut out easier than I thought it would and I was surprised to only find
one somewhat bad rust spot plus a few surface spots.  with all the sealant and dirt there was no way water could flow away.

ordered some primer and sealant yesterday.  while waiting for that I'll clean-up the rust spots.
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« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2017, 02:30 PM »

took a closer look at the old sealant and it looks to be 3 layers... new windshield never had a chance.

also looked at the '87 (original windshield) and there is very little sealant (thickness wise).
maybe 3/16 at max after smooshing the windshield down.

found some website that had a bunch of good reviews on paint matching so instead of
just painting the rust spots whatever color I have (black) I ordered a 2 ounce bottle of paint.
they had the blue rigs paint code on their website so if it match's I might just order a quart
and try and paint the hood myself and then go from there.

so while waiting for the paint to show up I moved to rebuilding a saginaw steering box.


this is the box out of the white rig which looked to be original.  if it was original it has 224k
on it.  it had a lot of play and was leaking so that's why I replaced it.

I want to find out why rebuilt boxes are so expensive and the rebuild kits are so cheap.
the rebuild kit only has 2 bearings but like 20 seals.

all for now Roll Eyes


         

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« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2017, 12:28 PM »

the paint I received is a really good match


I just slathered paint everywhere.
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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2017, 01:11 PM »

well it survived the last 2 rains we've had.  can check that off the to-do-list.


with the new door seals and windshield fixed it's kind of nice inside.

threw the white rigs new bumper on the back of the blue rig.

order 31x10.5's today.  I kept on going back and forth between 30's and 31's... I just couldn't
buy 30's.  hopefully they will help the suspension a bit more.
 
instead of new carpet kits I bought full floor mats.  2 sets of full floor mats for the price of 1 new carpet kit.

I still have a bunch of parts so just switching from one rig to the other.
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« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2017, 09:33 AM »

new shoes


rig rides much better but the rear springs still suck.
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