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Re: Another one

Post by Spicoli » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:12 pm

Think I'm gonna go swap in the factory cluster again. Speedos way off since it came out of my 2wd with 225s and 3.9gears. Need to do some checking on my AC and figure out whats wrong with my auxiliary fan.
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Re: Another one

Post by Spicoli » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:20 pm

Also I need to fix the temperature control cable on my heater. Its broke and blows hot air 24/7. I hate removing dashes and those heater units are terrible as I recall.
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Re: Another one

Post by Spicoli » Sun May 10, 2015 10:04 pm

Hello all. Been playing with my little blue truck again. I'm sure shes tired of seeing the welder and plasma.

Flatbed project got started now its on a never ending delay it feels like. Heres the basic idea what I want to do.

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Tail lights kicked my butt for a while. Come to find out I need a converter to use only one tail light per side. Its on the way. Been waiting to get that done so I could drive it over to my buddies place and use his tube bender. Front headache rack will be there like on a regular old flatbed. Then I'm gonna put a removable one on the back so I can use it as a ladder rack set up kind of sort of.

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Initial plan was to use diamond plate as the flooring part but my buddy had this stuff laying around for free. Came out of the floor of an old refer truck. Its aluminum. Wish I would have known I was gonna use it from the get go. And I would have flush mounted it. But I didnt feel like tearing my bed all the way apart to do that.

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Since my beds been slow I decided to work on another project. Half doors for her.

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They've been a huge pain in the ass. Got em all welded up today and was gonna start grinding them smooth and my eyes started to feel a little burnt. So I called it a day. Hopefully by this time next week. I can wrap up the doors and flatbed. Or at least send them to paint.
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Re: Another one

Post by 4g63mightymax » Mon May 11, 2015 8:54 am

That's pretty awesome. I always though the steel tube door were really sweet. I wonder how they would look on these trucks. Nice progress!
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Re: Another one

Post by Spicoli » Mon May 11, 2015 10:31 pm

I've thought about tube doors also. But I feel like thats a little bit out of my talent range. Figure out how to mount hinges and a latch then build a door that looks nice and pleasing. Plus I'd need a tube bender at my place because theres gonna be a lot of figuring and standing around. I did manage to get one of the doors ground smooth tonight after work. Talked to my old body shop guy about putting a little filler on em and painting them my flatbed and my front bumper. He'll do it. But I need to go fix his front porch. Now to figure a color. Probably just be black. Maybe another color would be nice.
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Re: Another one

Post by 300D50 » Tue May 12, 2015 8:34 pm

I approve of this update.
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Re: Another one

Post by LethalEthan » Thu May 14, 2015 3:00 am

+1 that's good stuff Kerby.
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Re: Another one

Post by 4g63mightymax » Mon May 18, 2015 8:26 am

Kerby - based on the sign in the background, I'm assuming you have your own business of some sort. Mind if I ask what it is? Seems like a badass garage!
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Re: Another one

Post by Spicoli » Sun May 24, 2015 10:59 am

Jeremy- My parents had a feed store back before I was born. Theres a Purina emblem on one side of it.

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This is where I'm at right now. Need some more parts to come in So I can finish it up. Little stuff I could probably have just made, but I like nice smooth gussets thats are uniform and all that jazz. Plus I'm gonna end up doing some sort of a bed light back there and the ones that are coming have holes prepunched in em. But sometime next week my gussets, tube cabs, bushings, and brackets for my top rack will be in and then I'm pretty close to paint I think. Need to figure out mud flaps and get some pipe to splice my back rack together. Then I think I'm done. Also need to figure out what I'm gonna do with my exhaust. I don't like how it looks now.

Half doors went to my buddy thats gonna paint em for me. He's almost as slow as I am. So its hard telling when I'll get em back. I'll post pics when I get em back. He was relatively impressed with my skills, or at least he said "better then I was expecting"

Also I've came into a Ford 300 I6 with transmission and transfer case. I need to do some measuring........... Then I need to go find my front axle....... Then madness will begin :twisted:
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Re: Another one

Post by 4g63mightymax » Tue May 26, 2015 8:43 am

Spicoli wrote:He's almost as slow as I am.
That actually made me laugh out loud. I think we all feel like we work too slowly. I know I do! Maybe not Ryan though, he's fast with all of his stuff. Anyway - Great update!
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Re: Another one

Post by Spicoli » Tue May 26, 2015 8:29 pm

Can anyone tell me what this is? The ECU looking thing.

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I unplugged it truck ran. Lights worked. Blower fan worked. Not real sure what it is. Never noticed one before. Its under neath the dash on the trans hump. Thought about pulling it out and looking at the part number but that didn't sound like fun. So I'm hoping you guys no what it is.
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Re: Another one

Post by 300D50 » Tue May 26, 2015 9:07 pm

Do you have cruise? Looks sort of like a cruise module.
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Re: Another one

Post by knuckshaft » Tue May 26, 2015 9:24 pm

Good stuff Kerby!
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Re: Another one

Post by Spicoli » Tue May 26, 2015 9:41 pm

No cruise. Only cruise I've seen a MM was on an 87SPX and it was just the typical ball of vacuum lines.

Maybe its AC. I do have that option. Never checked to see what's the story on it.
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