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Finishing Up The Truck - All The Small Little Wrap Up Things - With Pics

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Resurrection_Joe, Apr 30, 2004.

  1. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    Ok, I just shaved and threw the 14BFF in yesterday and today along with new rear springs, so I have very minor things left to do on the truck. I know most of them, because they are individual projects, but there has to be a lot of generally universal things I am forgetting.


    Ok here's the few projects I need to get done (not coutning major fab work)

    Rear U Joint
    Front Shocks
    Tourque Everything Down
    Wire In Winch
    Fill All Fluids
    Bleed Brakes
    Bolt Up Front Shaft
    Wire In Fuel Gauge
    Front Hub Install

    The Fluids I Can Think Of Are

    Power Steering
    Transmission
    Differential
    Brake Fluid
    Motor Oil

    So overall I've swapped in new steering, suspension, and axles

    Is there anything you can think of that I am missing?

    (Besides Shoving Golf Balls In The Tires....)

    Oh yeah, what is the proper tightness for crown nuts on steering link ends? Mine are pretty damn tight.....

    Anyway, have some pictures

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  2. TONYP

    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    damn you....I have to do the same but have no time... /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
    looks good, so when will it be wheeling again /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

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    Re: Finishing Up The Truck - All The Small Little Wrap Up Things - With Pic

    Well if my amazing stint off getting of my lazy ass keeps up, sometime next week

    I need to pull the van gas tank to cut out the cab bottom to drop in part of the new subframe and make better supports for the gas tank, otherwise I could propbably drivie it around tomorrow, that is of course if it doesnt blow up/break/not start/ not shift/leak bad/overheat

    Thank you for the compliment
     
  4. Drey

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    Re: Finishing Up The Truck - All The Small Little Wrap Up Things - With Pic

    Looks good but your missing one KEY element...


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    Other then that its looking good /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  5. Resurrection_Joe

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    Re: Finishing Up The Truck - All The Small Little Wrap Up Things - With Pic

    You're such a wiener Jeremy
     
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    Re: Finishing Up The Truck - All The Small Little Wrap Up Things - With Pic

    Weiner...yes....but with a tailgate /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  7. Resurrection_Joe

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    Check It Out, Check It Out, Check It Out, Check It Out, Check It Out

    Ok if you don't feel like reading through the whole top post, here's the stuff I REALLY need to know

    - Is there any wierd process to bleeding power steering?
    - How tight should the crown nuts on the steerinbg links be?
     
  8. rjfguitar

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    Re: Finishing Up The Truck - All The Small Little Wrap Up Things - With Pic

    You need less lift, bigger tires, and narrower rims. /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif















    /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  9. Resurrection_Joe

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    Re: Finishing Up The Truck - All The Small Little Wrap Up Things - With Pic

    Hey I always told you it was too tall! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    I would like some 39.5" IROKS.......

    Hey everbody I'm typing with really greasy hands, I need answers to those last two questions
     
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    Re: Finishing Up The Truck - All The Small Little Wrap Up Things - With Pic

    start the motor, take off the cap to the p.s.

    then just cycle the steering slowly a couple of times, also put the cap back on..dont ask /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    oh and dont try to fill while truck is running..unless you want to have a grimy face too...dont ask /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

    as for the nuts I would just tighten till its hard to turn, then another 1/2 turn and slide the cotter pins in /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    I just got mine on the road too /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

    new axels, gears, lockers, cross over, motor, wiring, cross over....and more /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  11. diesel4me

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    Re: Finishing Up The Truck - All The Small Little Wrap Up Things - With Pic

    Off topic-- Nice garage!. Is it a "Miracle Truss" building?.I almost bought one of them,but ended up getting a steelmaster quonset hut garage.Its a good building,but sometimes I wish I had rafters and wall studs,when you want to lift something or make shelves /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif.Your truck is coming along nicely too!. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Check It Out, Check It Out, Check It Out, Check It Out, Check It Out

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    Ok if you don't feel like reading through the whole top post, here's the stuff I REALLY need to know

    - Is there any wierd process to bleeding power steering?
    - How tight should the crown nuts on the steerinbg links be?

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    The way I bled my PS system was to jack the front up to where both tires were off the ground, then get in and start the truck. Turn slowly from bumpstop to bumpstop. It will sound nasty, but eventually you work most of the air up. After you can get some power assist when you let it back down, continue to do this until all foaming stops.
     
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    There are a few ways to do it I'm sure, but how I always done it (and I have done it quite a few times) and am told this is the most proper way to, is NOT start the truck...jack the front with tires off ground, have one person in and turn lock to lock, while other guy fills the reservoire until you don't see bubbles.
    (if you have a cooler and hydro ram, this will take awhile)
    Fluid will move up and down, so make sure you tell the guy to stop when fluid is about to come pouring out...once it's settled...tell him to continue...you may have to buy him a 12 pack or two for his efforts...
    Boss
     
  14. Resurrection_Joe

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    Re: Finishing Up The Truck - All The Small Little Wrap Up Things - With Pic

    Thanks Niel SS75 and Boss for the PS stuff

    Diesel - I have no idea, was built before I was built.... I mena born..... heh heh

    Could be, damn fine building if you ask me!

    Thanks for the compliment
     

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