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B_to_C's big day

Discussion in 'Rocky Mountain Region' started by mrk5, May 14, 2006.

  1. mrk5

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    I sure hope that Nick doesn't get a nose bleed :p: setting way up there. Hey Nick when are you going to narrow the front end and xo-skeleton the cab? I would say you are ready to stomp anything you choose.:rolleyes: You have the tools to really be the "HAMMER" now.:haha: :haha:

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    Hey Nick, have I ever told you..................you suck. :D I know you worked mrk5 very hard, he complained about his hiney every time I went up there. :haha:

    Congrats kid, looks great. :waytogo:
     
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    My hiney-ho.
     
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    First of all I think it's funny I have my own section in your online photo album :haha:

    Second, you didn't tell these guys enough about our DAY. It took 20 HOURS yes 20 hours STRAIGHT to complete this project...we started at 8am and finished at 4am :eek1:

    On my drive home after waking up in the middle of the lanes a couple times I pulled over and passed out on my center console in a truck stop for about an hour :crazy: got back to my apatment grabbed another couple hours of sleep then headed off to an 8 hour day at work. I actually felt bad for the customers, I kept giving them the wrong change I was so tired :doah:

    What else can I say?
    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    But for now I need to go pass out, more details later.
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Just a bolt on affair completed with simple hand tools:rolleyes:
     
  7. mrk5

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    That's why I didn't want to fess up about how long it took. 8AM Saturday 'til 4AM Sunday. I did have a 2 hour break to haul some trash to the dump. Liam helped out a few hours, so that may have added some time. :wink1:

    We did more than just the axle though.
    • Remove rusted on sway bar
    • Weld in steering box frame patch
    • Cut down HD tie rod to fit D60
    • Replace brake master cylinder
    • Install D60
    • Waste 2 hours trying to get keyed lugnuts off with no key, finally took it to tire shop
    • Waste another 2 hours thinking that steering was goofed up when it was really the sissy steer stabilizer hitting the steering stop
    • Fix brake system - ended up being the adjusters not working properly in the rear drums
    • Bleed the brakes numerous times
    • Replace front u-joint
    • One trip to hardware store

    I think that covers everything.:crazy:
     
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    Yup, that about covers it. I'm glad I don't have to stare at my brake light anymore, although it is kind of funny that the pull switched from one side to another, at least this time we know what it is from. And again can't thank Mrk5 enough, you're the best! :D

    -Also on our mini offroad test drive we figured out that I need some 1 or 1.5" spacers on the rear axle to keep the tires out of the inside fenders on the flatbed, oh well.
     
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    The hard part is done, the rest is gravy. Dang, I though we put in some long days. :weld:
     

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