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Thinking about making a FAQ compendium.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jagged, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Jagged

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    All you know we tend to see some repetitive question (I've been guilty of it too). I've been thinking using some of my spare time this week to make a list of the 'useful' threads and either, make links to them all, or compile information in a sort of all-encompassing general FAQ.

    Goals wolud be to have answers for questions like... What size tires can I use on 10 bolts? What's the cheapest way to lift 4 inches? Good, cheap, and flexy suspension setups. Maintenance (carbs, oil, transmission, diffs, etc). Gearing suggestions, etc.

    Please add any input you might like to see in something like this. Heck... I think I might be able to even create a wiki so that everyone can expand on it. I just need the appropriate motivation.
     
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    A picture ID guide for "What transmission/t-case/axles/etc... do I have?" would be cool.
     
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    I need to steal CK5's SQL database... then I could code up some stuff to parse everything for me :thinking:
     
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    YES!!! I even need one myself sometimes. Find some photos of what posi's, lockers, and gov-locks look like.

    How about a bit of different inputs on all the transfer cases, and outputs on transmissions?
     
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    ORD has a pretty good page on 205 inputs, might wanna shoot him a PM as they also have pictures.
     
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    I'll keep that in mind. Instead of creating this Ad-Hoc, I'm developing a list of what information would be most beneficial, what photos and diagrams need to be obtained, etc. Then I'll work on getting everything together, and then in a presentable way.
     
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    ttt... come on guys, I know you've got some other 'common' info you'd like to see in something like this.
     
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    I bet a wiki system would be nice.... it would allow some of the knowledgeable members to add and modify sections as they see fit. It'd make your job easier....
     
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    That's what I was thinking. I could build a base wiki on this computer, then export the DB for hosting elsewhere ::looks at my server:: ::looks at CK5:: :)
     
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    Oooh. Geeks with trucks! :haha:

    Umm, for photo ID, Chuck has a great page www.chuckschevytruckpages.com

    He's mostly pickup-centric, but it's a start.

    There's also a whole pile of stuff you could do about trimlines, what models came with what options/drivetrains/etc, much of which is covered in the year-by-year here on CK5 or on my Brochures pages.

    And the what-tire-size-what-lift-what-trimming should be made into a four dimensional Excel thing by Greg. :D

    -- A
     
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    the information there is very unreliable.
     
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    I mentioned it earlier in the thread
     
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    How about a list of typical build designs? I know there seem to be discrepancies but really why not a list of what works with what. How long are typical tranny and tcase combos, and effects of this on that.
     
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    Yep. Hi-Tech Redneck ;)

    Anyways, I have decided on the Wiki approach. I'm using phpWiki to test on my machine here, and once it's operational and I get some base article I want to add onto it, I'll export it and host it on my server for the time being.
     
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    I can provide web space, as I work in this field. It's on a nice T1.
     
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    I've got sufficient space and bandwith, appreciate the offer though :)

    Hrm, if this works out I might get a seperate domain for it.
     
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    Technical as in content-related? or what?

    I've done my fair share of coding (C, C++, Java, Perl, Ruby, Python, PHP), so I think I've got a handle on the 'computer' technical aspect of everything. It's just assembling a test set of information that I need to work on, I think for simplicity's sake I'll start off with the 52" spring info (since it's already been collected in a way), and a Transmission/Transfer-Case reference.
     

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