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K5 Best Practices lists

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by wazzabie, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. wazzabie

    wazzabie 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I would like to start a K5 Best Practices lists. This is a list of things to prevent damage or save cash. So things to make it look better would be for another list. Also this would not include idot or obvious stuff like change your oil regularly. As I find items I'll add it to the list.

    K5 Best Practices list to prevent damage
    1. Oil hood hinges to prevent hood buckle
    2. Use struts from engine mounts to tranny cover for OEM support
    3. Use stut from Off Road Design near gear box to prevent frame crack


    K5 Best Practices list to save cash
    1. Save some cash and use old intertubes on the two gas tank straps
     
  2. Brocky

    Brocky 1/2 ton status

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    If its falling off and isn't stopping you cut it off. :haha:
    Seriously, keep a few u joints on board with tools to fix these problems.
    Weld or screw a strip of metal onto the bend zone on the bonet to keep it from bending. Not idea for accidents but it will keep your bonnet from bending. Carry some hose and a few clamps with you incase you snap a line off.
     
  3. 78 k5

    78 k5 1/2 ton status

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    Never leave for the trail without a condom :D
     
  4. Jagged

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    F4 tape, I carry three rolls with me, handy for fixing vaccuum/radiator leaks. Zip ties, hose clamps, safety wire, and electrical wire are all in my "fix-it" box.
     
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    Duct tape is a must.

    I would add to the list service/maintain tail gate glass regulator.
     
  6. dremu

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    If you have a tailgate with window, or if you even have a tailgate :haha:

    -- A
     
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    Go with someone with a truck big enough to pull your stuck a$$ out
     
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    Don't sell it!
     
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    Could have used this information BEFORE I sandwiched my hood. All good though...
     
  10. wazzabie

    wazzabie 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Just add some grease to the regulator right? I had to pull my regulator out some time ago. I have the manual style. The tracks had rusted so bad that the arms were locking or falling off the track. I think the window sash was bad a water ran down. Also the back of my glass is full of streaks. Some thing has carved into the glass.
     
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    I've got a manual windown too on my 84 and I have the same problem with the streaks in the glass. The tailgate is just so rusted on the inside and there just so much crap that will scratch up that glass. Mines really bad though, I wanted to get my windows tinted but they said they woudln't be able to warrant the back window. And they said the tint would probably peel off or be scratched so badly the first time I rolled the window down it wasn't worth the money. That's why I'm trying to find a nice power tailgate to replace it.
     
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    My advise is NOT to go to the trail with this guy :haha:
     
  13. OffRoad

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    a condom is a cheap source of medical grade latex. they'll hold about a liter (pint) of water.

    maybe don't use them for their intended use before you try hauling the water. unless you like the taste of throat yogurt. :eek1: :crazy: :haha:
     

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