frenchyd
frenchyd SuperDork
6/4/18 6:51 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

I owned the 1997 version of that truck ( that color) in 4x4 

drove it 371,xxx mi before the dreaded tin worm put an end to it.  It was pretty rust free for 15 years but the last 5 Minnesota salt  started to show up  damage. In that mileage it never let me down and I spent only a little over $1000 in repairs ( other than normal replacements and maintenance.  

The engine still had new oil pressure and ran without noise or using oil. The original engine starter transmission, rear end, etc. 

It got 17 mpg in the city 19 on the highway and hauled home my house.  Seriously 55,000 bd ft of Timbers and hardwood. Some in the bed and the rest on a trailer.  It hauled home 4000+ pounds of Granite stone  in the bed per trip from the quarry.  Wiring plumbing tools equipment and misc.  

In addition it made many trips to Florida, California, and various race tracks around the country towing the race car in a tandem axle enclosed trailer.

20 years I had that truck. It earned it’s cost three times over, in that I worked for three different companies who paid me enough per mile to  pay for it at least three times including all maintenance fuel cost insurance registration etc.  plus I probably made a nice profit.  

I expect you’ll have a similar experience. They are that good!  

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
6/4/18 7:29 a.m.
Patrick said:

Now i regret selling my 90 last year.  

and i regret not buying it.   :-(

Dirtydog
Dirtydog HalfDork
6/4/18 8:32 a.m.

PRESTO

Dirtydog
Dirtydog HalfDork
6/4/18 8:36 a.m.

CHANGEEO.  Mikey Magic.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
6/4/18 9:06 a.m.

In reply to Dirtydog :

Thanks! Really puts into focus just how much has changed. 

Dirtydog
Dirtydog HalfDork
6/4/18 11:48 a.m.

Well deserved.  Your welcome.

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
6/5/18 8:29 p.m.

and another example why my '91 ext cab sits on stands awaiting my undivided attention......DBd13 you've nailed this!!!!

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
6/5/18 8:32 p.m.

Thanks guys.

 

Working towards interuor rehab next. After i replace the sending unit, and take care of some other minor things.

And find time.

Mr. Lee
Mr. Lee UberDork
6/5/18 8:51 p.m.

Damn that looks good man!

 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
6/10/18 6:20 p.m.

Budget first:

previously was 2534.41

new money:

 

headliner material: 19.59

spyder headlights: 76.99

dash cap: 210

 

new total: 2840.99

 

my test driving and tint revieled a flaw with the cheap ebay headlights I ordered. They sucked at night. Horrible beam pattern, and useless. Couldnt have that. So I ordered what I should have in the first place, the spyder glass headlights. The lens is glass, the reflectors metal. The backers fiber reinforced plastic, etc. much. Much higher quality pieces. The benefit is the fit better too. At the same time, I tossed in some cree switchback LED bulbs, and the clear corners that I used krylon stained glass paint on to turn orange. Came out nice!

 

20180608_135433 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr

 

20180608_140648 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr

20180608_152120 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr

 

lights need some more aiming, but far better already.

Also finally got my new hitch mounted.

 

20180610_143443 by Michael Crawford, on Flickr

 

getting ready to do interior and call it done!

Run_Away
Run_Away HalfDork
6/10/18 7:33 p.m.

Interested in what you think of the lights once dialed in.

I'd love to retrofit mine, but don't have the time right now. I have  a set of Morimoto D2S 4.0 projectors with no home, and I'm willing to cut up the core support to make them fit.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
6/10/18 7:45 p.m.

Ive mirumoto swapped every car ive had in the last 5 years. However, i seriously dobt think the gmt400 headlights will allow an attractive appearing swap.

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
6/10/18 8:38 p.m.

Bruh, I know that you know, but now you know that I know, that hitch looks like ass. Tough love and all.  I hope it's coming off for cleanup and paint.  ;-)

Bent-Valve
Bent-Valve New Reader
6/10/18 9:01 p.m.

It looks great!

Hows your finger doing? If it scars you have to come up with a good drinking story for it...

wink

Mr. Lee
Mr. Lee UberDork
6/13/18 5:10 p.m.
AngryCorvair said:

Bruh, I know that you know, but now you know that I know, that hitch looks like ass. Tough love and all.  I hope it's coming off for cleanup and paint.  ;-)

I was thinking that the hitch just didn't look right with how good the rest of the truck looks.

DUDE... c'mon man! Seriously... BAAAAAADDD cheeky

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
6/13/18 5:17 p.m.

It's on the list but not very high

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
6/20/18 9:23 a.m.

This is NOT fun

pres589
pres589 PowerDork
6/20/18 9:50 a.m.

What all are you hoping to fix with the dash all apart?  I forgot what issues you had there.

Truck is looking better and better.  

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
6/20/18 9:54 a.m.

I had an intermittent no blower fan issue, weak air flow out of the dash Vents, and Incredibly busted up Dash, and a plug the AC condensate drain. Hopefully all those problems will be corrected. While I'm in there I'm also cleaning it and putting a dab of Dielectric grease and all the electrical stuff

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
6/20/18 12:07 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13 :

Jeebus dude, you don't berkeley around, do you?!?!

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
6/20/18 12:18 p.m.

Not a bit! And im too damn fat, and too damn yankee for no ac.

Its 95 degrees with 95% humidity today. 

And has been for the last couple of weeks.....

759NRNG
759NRNG SuperDork
6/20/18 6:07 p.m.

crusty rusty trailer hitch.....where/what???? The dash awaits you....plus the hitch is a reminder of all that is winter in OHIO

Carry on you're an inspiration to this knucklehead..... 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
6/20/18 7:16 p.m.

Dash fixed. Part way back together. Tomorrow is another day....

Dirtydog
Dirtydog HalfDork
6/21/18 8:34 a.m.
759NRNG said:

crusty rusty trailer hitch.....where/what???? The dash awaits you....plus the hitch is a reminder of all that is winter in OHIO

Carry on you're an inspiration to this knucklehead..... 

I couldn't agree more.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
6/21/18 7:47 p.m.

this thread reminds me of how much of a slacker I've been this year.

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