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What have u done to ur GM truck today?

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by devilsalmostfree, Feb 28, 2010.

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  1. reggiecab2000

    reggiecab2000 Member

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    changed the oil (full synthetic) on my back-up vehicle (Honda CR-V) and got a new battery for it, also tried helping my dad while i was home for the weekend pull the rear wheel off of his husqvarna( however you spell it) lawnmower, no success, after hours off pounding with the sledge and using a type of pitman arm puller device, and tons of PB blast, had to give up on it, even drove the mower around hitting as many bumps and turns as possible with nothing holding the wheel on and it still would not fall off, total buzzkill
  2. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    This evening I set up two pneumatic manifolds for my OBA project. I also set up one of the two air tanks for the project. Both would be done but I managed to round off a hex plug's head on the second tank and have to figure out how the heck to get it out of there to finish off that tank. Bleah...
  3. 06 DuRaMaX

    06 DuRaMaX New Member

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    worked on my truck...did the following... 189K on it and running like a champ..
    ...oil change
    ...oil filter
    ...front differential flush
    ...rear differential flush
    ...transfer case flush
    ...fuel filter
    ...glow plugs
    ...cleaned air intake filter
    ...changed cabin filters

    next on the list...


    ...trannsmission flush
    ..tranns inner filter
    ...tranns spin on filter
    ...power steering flush
    ...brake fluid flush
    ...coolant flush
  4. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

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    looking good man! really like the new rims over those old ones.

    Alex
  5. Pikey

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    Last night I installed my Denali Headlights and ordered the HIR1 9011 bulbs. Today, I dropped it off at the trans shop to have the front diff rebuilt (hopefully under warranty). Hope to have it back in the next day or two so I can install the PS pump that arrived today (two days early!:party:!)
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    drove it to work in morning rush hour traffic. I am glad I can see above cars.:lol:
  7. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    May I request before/after photos of the front end of the truck prior to and then after the HIRs ... and before/after photos of what is seen at night from the cab prior to and then after the HIRs?

    As for what I did, today -- I installed a tongue box on my trailer and I cut the head off the hex head plug that was bound in the drain port of one my air tanks ... and then drilled the bulk of the material out. I've still got the fine work to do to get the rest of the plug out of the bulkhead without destroying the original threads. Bleah.
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  8. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator

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    No problem. I had planned on it!
  9. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    Thanks in advance!
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    Today I:

    • Removed my hood
    • Scuffed the underside of the hood with a scotch brite pad
    • Cleaned the freshly-scuffed underside of the hood with degreaser
    • Created a fabric pattern of the underside of the hood out of a sheet
    • Used that pattern to cut a 6ft x 4ft piece of aircraft firewall material (from www.hoodliners.net) to fit my hood
    • Used 3M #80 spray adhesive to apply the material to the hood
    • Cut an opening for the port to hood's cowl
    • Removed overspray with Goo Gone Extreme
    • Applied an autobot decal
    • Used a heat gun to set the decal since the application was in three dimensions and the material to which it had to adhere was not solid
    • Reinstalled my hood
    • Found myself a bit surprised that this took all day

    Here's a photo of the finished product just prior to hood reinstallation:
    2012-10-23_17-12-14_342.jpg
  11. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

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    [MENTION=50075]SurrealOne[/MENTION] Did you just get the material or did it come cut like the guy says he does. Also what are the decal options because that looks really awesome.
  12. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    As I understand it there are pre-cut options for OEM hoods. Since my hood is not OEM I bought a 6ft x 4ft panel of the material after taking some measurements and made my own liner. You should call Gonzalo ("Gonzo") rather than email him as he seems to be more responsive to calls. Ask him about decal options if you have something in mind. That's what I did ... and he happened to have the decal I wanted.
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    That looks great. As usual, good job:great:
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    You do nice work [MENTION=50075]SurrealOne[/MENTION]
  15. Conlan Rose

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    Ok [MENTION=50075]SurrealOne[/MENTION], I'll call him I was looking for the tahoe logo like it looks like on the moulding, a chevy bowtie and maybe Gm truck or Chevrolet all caps in 90's style.
  16. SurrealOne

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    Today I ordered the following for my OBA project: rotolock fittings, an intake filter, an OEM York dipstick, an oil return kit, two 1/4" MPT universal couplers, and 2 rubber covers for those universal covers. I think that about does it for parts. (Finally!)

    Now I need to figure out what kind of rigid tubing to use and how much of it I'll need. I also need to find a place that makes flexible metal hose to specification, as I need it for three different locations in the project.
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    got home from a field exercise today, and installed the 87 octane tune from a diablo intune on my truck. super happy with it so far the little bit I have driven it since the install.

    Alex
  18. McClintoc

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    Cleaned my floor mats yesterday with some Zep's Citrus Degreaser. They needed it!
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    Readied my truck for winter... Installed the stock old geazer tires... And rust proofed the underside.
  20. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

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    What do you use for that and how do you go about it? Just curious...
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