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. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Got more mini-ATM fuses and finished replacing the 10amp mini-ATM fuses in the in-cab fuse box with Bussman EasyID fuses. I also replaced my 30amp and 40amp FMX fuses in the under-hood fuse box with Bussman EasyID fuses. I couldn't find 50amp and 60amp EasyID FMX fuses locally, so I'm on the prowl for those in order to complete my replacements.

    I hope I never see a single one of the new Bussman fuses light up -- but if I do, it'll make troubleshooting a LOT faster.
  2. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    Got my 4 gauge lugs in, just waiting for the 1/0 gauge lugs. Also brought the truck to my local shop to see what the code that keeps popping up is. Once again getting a p0430 code for three way catalytic converter inefficiency.... Seems I need new cats. Luckily I don't have to worry about that until June when I redo my registration.
  3. 1BadSierra2011

    1BadSierra2011 New Member

    Yesterday I took it in to get 5% tint put back on my front windows cause I can't stand the 20%, and while in there figured I would get some door speakers so I went ahead and got kicker door speakers. And my new LED tail lights and 3rd brake light will be here today or tomorow! So will get those on also!
  4. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Ordered blue, twin-LED rocker switch bodies and custom laser-etched rockers for my front LED offroad lights, rear LED offroad lights, air compressor (clutch), and a horn toggle that I intend to fashion once my air system is done.

    I'd have done this back in November but the vendor was out of stock on the blue, twin-LED switch bodies I wanted -- and didn't get them in until this week. :(
  5. TimTom64b

    TimTom64b New Member

    Ordered aftermarket grill and headlights today... First step in getting her ready for this years King of Trucks event in Syracuse NY... :)))
  6. jsmith4816

    jsmith4816 New Member

    [MENTION=50075]SurrealOne[/MENTION] I;m looking forward to pics

    Gave her a bath today. I think MDOT decided to go extra heavy salting the roads this year
  7. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Will do when it's complete. It'll be a while since I've still got more parts (bracket, high pressure hoses) to fabricate and since it's been too cold to work outside. The shop's heated but my truck won't fit in the garage (and with the door open there's no point in running heat, as I can't heat the world). :(
  8. the phantom

    the phantom New Member

    Took the Caddy to the car wash today to clean all the road grime, salt, snow, and ice off of it. I HATE WINTER!! Looked at the phantom sitting under its blanket of snow waiting for spring time. Another 50 days and I will have owned the Phantom for a year. Only 6800 miles this past year I feel im doing good keeping the miles down. Keeps the insurance rate lower if I keep it under 7500 miles a year also.
    winter.jpg
  9. PantheraUncia

    PantheraUncia New Member

    I burned my finger replacing my dome light bulb and it broke while I was trying to pull it out. (This was not the LED one). I taken the led bulb out, and put a festoon bulb back in to diagnose an electrical issue and figured it out the hard way what the problem was.

    Needless to say, my finger is doing fine and the dome light, my map lights, and my cargo lamp are all working again.

    For those that know I have been having some issues with my interior lights, replacing the headlight/interior light switch was not the issue, but its nice having a new one in dash, the old one has 12 years and 220,000 miles on it.
  10. 95C1500

    95C1500 New Member

    finished installing my lift woo hoo
  11. pmf608

    pmf608 New Member

    Found out the projectors I mounted into my fog lights are too hot for the shrouds I built. The heat from the projectors melted both shrouds. On one side, the shroud fell off and is just sitting in the light housing now and the shroud on the other side just has a hole melted in it.
  12. BlackSmoke*

    BlackSmoke* New Member

    auxiliary cord

    I installed an auxiliary cord from the back of my iSimple and then I cleaned my whole truck. Now I just need to buy a little cap to make the hole I drilled look cleaner and more professional looking. I also took some pictures of the I simple that I installed in my truck a few months ago. I thought I took some pictures of it before but I didn't so here you go. The best part about the iSimple to me is that its never in my way. I'm not as pleased with the auxiliary cord but I had no other choice as it was so short and it came with the iSimple and takes a certain connection to work. All in all I think it looks alright

    IMG_20130106_163250.jpg IMG_20130106_163228.jpg IMG_20130106_163159.jpg IMG_20130106_163313.jpg IMG_20130106_163350.jpg
  13. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Replaced the bulb in the driver's side fog light housing.
  14. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    Installed new bulbs in the tail lights, wow does it make a diffrence really bright and the whole housing lights up like it is suppose to.
  15. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    drove it back from visiting minnesota. beyond that nothing. tomorrow its gonna get a bath!

    Alex
  16. Toymyster

    Toymyster New Member

    Hmmmm, Let's see, Topped off the coolant, trans fluid, and transfer case oil, took off and cleaned the front grill, finish fabricating the new front cross member, finished running the wiring under the hood, painting the lower part of the doors, installed the airbox, and a few other stuff! :great:
  17. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I worked on my engine driven compressor/on board air project, today (Saturday), and did the following:
    • Determined mount location for my custom Bussmann relay box
    • Revised auxiliary battery cabling to allow for mounting in my chosen location
    • Tested to make sure I didn't bork anything while re-cabling!
    • Constructed a bracket template for use in fabricating a 1/8" steel bracket to hold the Bussmann relay box
    • Determined the lenghts for the main positive and negative cables to the Bussmann relay box and then created and connected these to the relay box so that it's ready for bolt-in when the bracket fabrication and painting is complete
    • Installed EasyID fuses in the relay box (10amp for my rear LEDS, 15 amp for the front LEDs, and 20 amp for the compressor clutch)
    • Determined mount and bolt-up location for the coalescing filter and commenced bracket planning for the filter
    • Determined mount and bolt-up location for the under-hood manifold and commenced bracket planning for the manifold
    • Ordered a portable air tank manifold with an inlet valve in order to pressure test my tanks prior to mounting in their carrier, next week

    I need to get my LEDs installed at the nose and tail of the truck but there's just not enough daylight left this weekend to get either end of the truck done, so I suppose it's more OBA work, tomorrow. Maybe I can get the tanks sealed and interconnected ... and find a place for the aft manifold. *shrug*

    - - - Updated - - -

    Today (Sunday) I elected to skip on board air system tank work because it was still warm outside and I can do tank work in the shop when it's cold. To that end I worked on two projects (my on board air project and my Rigid Dually D2 installation) under the truck, as follows:
    • Cut a length of red 12ga wire long enough to run along the passenger side frame rail from the intended Bussmann relay box install location in the engine compartment to top dead center above my rear license plate
    • Placed said red 12ga wire in a 1/4" conduit and wrapped said conduit in electrical tape
    • Secured the protected 12ga wire along the frame rail with wire ties for use next weekend
    • Located an existing frame bolt near the rear of the vehicle that could serve as a good ground
    • Removed said bolt, stripped the area immediately around it to bare metal and cleaned up the bolt, itself
    • Cut a length of black 12ga wire long enough to run from the new ground location to top dead center above my rear licence plate
    • Added a terminal ring to one end of the black 12ga wire, crimped it, soldered it, and applied heat shrink tubing
    • Protected the black 12ga wire in the same manner as the red one, secured the ring to the new ground location, routed the new ground wire, and wire tied it into place for use next weekend
    • Completed covered the stripped surfaces of the new ground location with dielectric grease to provide protection from the elements
    • Determined the mounting location for the on board air system's rear manifold, made a manifold template, and used the template to properly place and drill two 3/16 holes in the passenger side frame rail
    • Determined the mounting location for the on board air system's rear quick disconnect, drilled two 1/4" holes to allow a bulkhead bracket to be mounted, and then bolted the bulkhead bracket into place
    • Removed the overhead console to allow for indoor electrical and switch work, this week, as it gets cold


    Here's the new ground prior to being covered in dielectric grease:
    NewGround.jpg

    Here's the quick disconnect and bulkhead bracket after installation (rear bumper is to the right):
    OBAQuickDisconnect_Mount1.jpg

    Here's what it looks like at eye level from behind the truck (note the cover hanging down):
    OBAQuickDisconnect_Mount2.jpg

    Here's what it looks like with a hose connected:
    OBAQuickDisconnect_Mount3.jpg

    And here's what it looks like at eye level with the protective dust/moisture cap in place:
    OBAQuickDisconnect_Mount4.jpg
  18. Toymyster

    Toymyster New Member

    That is great Surreal, I have to figure out compressed air for my beast. :great:
    Saturday: finished putting on the exhaust and put the dash back in, and drove her about 75 miles on Sunday. I guess I can call my engine swap done! Going to finish putting the HVAC ducts in and wire my temp gauge in using a second coolant temp sensor. It's all little stuff after that. Next, getting the A/C and cruise control to work. :party:
  19. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I'd have been done long ago if I wanted an electric compressor for something like air horns or just airing up tires. Going with an engine-driven unit that can crank out as much as 10CFM so that I can run air tools ... well, there's a lot more to that ... and a lot of it is fabrication work. I'm about 6 months into the project, so far, and just beginning to see visible progress since I have most of the parts. :)
  20. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    one thing we have all learned about surreal is he dosnt do anything half way. its taken to 11, or dosnt get done.....

    not that there is anything wrong with that.

    Alex
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