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Fun day in the world of K5 repair

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Pugsley, Jul 3, 2001.

  1. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I finally got around to going through my steering column today - Got pics to post for steering column virgins atleast. All went well taking it apart - except for finding that the dimmer switch rod was existing as two seperate pieces. How that worked was beyond me. I also managed to break my E-8 external torx socket on the first bolt. Took a nice 2 mile walk to Napa in 114 degree weather, and picked up a new one. Got the column all tightened up and started putting everything back together, when lo and behold, I realize that I neglected to deal with the broken dimmer switch actuator. Took everything apart and fabbed up a new one, started putting it back together again, and here comes the @#$%^&* monsoon with rain drops the size of softballs. Threw everything in the cab and started working from inside - atleast until it got too hot to breathe in the cab. At this point I found it necessary to go drink beer in the backyard until the rain blew over, finally finishing the thing up about an hour ago. The moral of this story? Never believe that just because you've done a job a dozen times with no problems that it will work this time. Sorry - just had to vent[​IMG]

    If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all[​IMG]
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  2. shawnboy

    shawnboy 1/2 ton status

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    I hear you. I ripped my dash apart to cure some raunchy rattles from it's nether regions only to discover I forgot to r+r the burnt out bulb behind the speedo. After I put it all back together, of course.
    Shawnboy.
     
  3. 80blazer

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    A fellow Arizonan I thought the monsoon thing sounded familure I feel your pain man had to deal with two electrical fires yesterday and it was hot! Hey Pugsley I see your a fellow Firefighter who do you work for. Talk to you later. Jeff

    Its time to lock them in!
     
  4. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I ripped my dash apart once cause all my dash lights had burned out...I meant to check the fuses but forgot, then remembered as I was finishing taking the thing apart.

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     
  5. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Ya, I never figure i can do the same job more than once is the same alotted time period. Somethign always goes wrong and ends up adding time!!!!

    <font color=green>MIKE</font color=green> - "Hukd on fawnics,werkd fer me!"
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  6. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Whats so 'nice' about the 'nice two mile walk' in Arizona?!?! [​IMG][​IMG] Especially when its 114 degrees out!!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    <font color=red>I m so we Todd did.
    I m sofa king we Todd did.</font color=red>
     
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    Yep...no job is ever easy!




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  8. solowookie

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    that sounds like the day I repacked the hubs on my new axle... [​IMG]

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  9. Pugsley

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    I'm unemployed at the moment - I got injured, and my "temp" moved right in to my job. Soon to be headed for either Tucson or the Valley.

    If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all[​IMG]
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  10. Pugsley

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    It was really nice - I probably managed to lose 15 pounds between the heat, the humidity, and the fact that it's mostly uphill[​IMG]

    If it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all[​IMG]
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