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. 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
  2. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    Put my truck at the hands of my girlfriend. This should go well.
  3. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    You poor soul.

    As for what I did to/for my truck, today I took the bracket template I made on Saturday to a local metal/welding shop for fabrication.
  4. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    Hey she's terrified of the high water and her car...
  5. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    And getting water in your truck is better? Umm, no...
  6. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member

    I applied my "mid-winter" coat of wax while parked in the garage. Wax takes forever to set up when it is cold. It is 41 in my garage and 17 outside. Instead of doing one panel at a time I was able to do the entire truck, then the first section I did was set up. A 20 minute job to wax the entire Yukon XL is not bad. Have to work fast around here, you never know how long the little one is going to nap.
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  7. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    Whatever makes her happy I guess lol. It's fine so far.
  8. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Dang -- you're already sounding married. You might as well put a ring on it so you can get the married discount on your insurance.
  9. rileyjr16

    rileyjr16 New Member

    Hopefully around Christmas time, I'll ask.
  10. Ape

    Ape New Member

    Picked up my new oil cooler lines for my '89 Burb yesterday. Should have changed them when I swapped the engine out this summer and put almost everything else in the engine bay new again. But now I have old lines creating a leak on the driveway! All that work and my own stupidity leaves me having to put new lines on in sub zero weather now! lol I'm hoping for 40 degree weather in a few days to actually put them on.
  11. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Ordered the wall bracket for my coalescing filter for use in frabricating a mounting bracket for it in the engine compartment.

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    I also met up with Nakranij and took measurements under his full-size overhead console so that I'll know where to cut my headliner when installing a full size overhead console. We also did some experimentation to determine if 'd need to swap the map lights ... and it appears that I will have to do so if the fleabay'd overhead console I bought is a 2-wire system. I liked Nak's Putco LED map lights better than my own (brighter and they function better) so I ordered a set when I got home.
  12. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    Yesterday I jump started someones van and over the course of the week I have been making a site about truck mods and how to's for my final project in a class. This weekend I might install my new cables, but right now it is too cold.
  13. Johnny_Buchanan

    Johnny_Buchanan New Member

    Filled the tank + added air to driver side back wheel, it was quite low. Must keep on eye on it.

    Also noticed an interesting cold weather (?) related glicth: Red Dust had stand parked for the whole week, last two days have been quite cold, at start up this morning it was -32 celsius. Anyway, with block heater on it started in a sec. and purred like a kitten, however it took almost 15 minutes (10 min. of idling and some driving) untill heater blower switched to "hi". The panel showed the setting but no air flow.

    As ever, with blower going on full blast the cabin was warm almost immediatelly :)

    -J

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  14. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    worked on a plan for a few aesthetic mods for my truck. more to come later.

    Alex
  15. BlackSmoke*

    BlackSmoke* New Member

    I got another Chevy BowTie and painted it.as-well. "Hopefully this one won't get stolen." I also went out and bought some heat shrink and some diodes and installed them so that I have all my lights on when on high.

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  16. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Removed a homelink controller from a full sized overhead console and cleaned it up. Installed the custom-mounting plate for my (also custom) Bussmann relay box. Wired in the relay box and tested to verify all was working properly. Located a template for flushmount Rigid Dually D2's on each side of the bumper and then drilled and cut the template from the bumper. Once done I painted the bare steel at the cut-out points and am now letting it dry overnight.

    Custom Bussman mounting plate (installed):
    bussman_mount.jpg

    Custom Bussmann relay box (installed):
    bussman_installed.jpg

    Flushmount Rigid Dually D2 template (driver's side):
    duallyd2_template.jpg

    Flushmount Rigid Dually D2 template (driver's side - drilled and cut):
    duallyd2_template_cutout.jpg
  17. jnbama

    jnbama Member

    The last thing I did to my truck was add little air to the ride front tire, swept out the floor , put up the windshield shade and parked it till for another week till I get home. Hello to everyone in the midwest and the southeast you may have passed me going down the road this week, stay safe :tongue:
  18. 20TahoeLT12

    20TahoeLT12 New Member


    I had my bow ties painted green!
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  19. Conlan Rose

    Conlan Rose Super Moderator

    Today I washed Tahoe and was going to check vitals, but didn't get a chance. Will do so later today.

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    Very unique, I like it :great:
  20. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Applied another coat of paint to the rear bumper cutouts for the Rigid Dually D2's, installed the Dually D2's, mated up the wiring and covered it in tape-wrapped 1/4" wire loom, and test to make sure they worked. Now all I need is a switch in the cab ... but cab wiring is a project for next weekend, weather permitting.
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