Dusterbd13 MegaDork
7/1/18 1:12 p.m.

In reply to Dirtydog :

And translate their engineering and data into English!


My only German experience is a 72 superbeetle and a passat tdi.

Tbis ought to be fun!

When i have something else to drive im finishing the interior. 

Dusterbd13 MegaDork
7/21/18 9:24 p.m.

Its not a screwey angle or camera setting 


I think at least 50% of this picture is compensating for something.....

Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/22/18 12:33 p.m.

Michelins and mudfaps. Life is good. 

pimpm3 SuperDork
8/22/18 7:43 p.m.

How has she been doing now that you have her sorted?  I still love the look of the Camaro steelies... 

Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/23/18 6:50 a.m.

Its a GOOD truck. Its honestly so good, i wonder why i got another car for a daily.

14.7 mpg avg on my normal rounds, highr18-low19 insterstate.

Comfortable, quiet, fast enough, llooks good, drives fantastic. Really no downsides. Uses .5 quart on 3k oil changes. 

I can't ask for anything else. 

759NRNG SuperDork
8/23/18 10:29 a.m.

New FLY tailights for your birthday perhaps?

Dusterbd13 MegaDork
8/23/18 11:45 a.m.


Christmas list!

759NRNG SuperDork
8/23/18 6:00 p.m.

I'm sportin the faux CF triple lenses.......looks with good gun metal gray.

Run_Away Dork
11/11/18 12:25 p.m.
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
11/11/18 1:16 p.m.


Twins separated at birth?

759NRNG SuperDork
11/11/18 1:49 p.m.

Perhaps, but your body color bumpers complete the look......and the rims fit this look without spending a gazillion dollyarz 

759NRNG SuperDork
11/30/18 7:35 p.m.

pushin' my fav's to the top y'all

untchabl Reader
11/30/18 7:47 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:


Christmas list!

Rock Auto has stock replacement TYC taillights for about $15 each. Got a set on my 90 c1500.

Patrick MegaDork
11/30/18 8:09 p.m.

I have something that’s coming for the truck soon, next time i have to ship something i’m getting paid to send out it’s got your name on it.

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/30/18 8:13 p.m.

Ok, now im curious.....

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/3/18 11:12 a.m.

Twospeakers stopped working, and the dome light was burned out. 

Things sort of escalated from there....

Oh, and its my daily. And i need to pull the girlscout parade float saturday. And the seats and carpet conr out next after work. 

Its ok to drive around with a dash and seat as your only interior for a little bit, right?

Bent-Valve Reader
12/3/18 2:12 p.m.

So is the bottle for oral or intravenous injection? Is that how you get so much done? laugh

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/3/18 2:16 p.m.

I should try it by intravenous injection. May work better!

I get a lot done with the15 minutes rule, no sleep, a very supportive family, and sheer determination. 

No rust helps, too. Very few stuck fasteners to fight with here.

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/3/18 5:00 p.m.


This has to be pretty much the definition of the word "snowball "

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
12/3/18 5:12 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Heck of a job there, Snowflake. 

Norma66 Reader
12/3/18 5:13 p.m.

I love me a bit of scope creep

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/3/18 5:24 p.m.

Girls are back from school and dance.

Tomorrow morning ill finish sound deadening between bus stop amd work. 

Edit for those wondering how i do all this:

45 minutes before work.

1 hour while eating a sammich at lunch.

20 minutes teleconference. 

1.5 hours after work, including a harbor freight run for a new heat gun.


I typically rehearse the job in my head a bunch of times before starting, going through the needed tools, supplies, and steps. That way i can maximize the time i have. Ive been rehearsing this one for MONTHS. had the supplies for longer. Ive had a few of these trucks before, so i knew the steps and tools 

The only suprise here was the timing, and the wet passengers side floor that prompted this. I am fairly certain that mold was in the white glued down insulation, and by the smell of the carpets and headliner, starting there as well.

I cant see any evidence of where the water leak is coming from, which leads me to believe that the clogged ac condensation drain that made me pull the dash over the summer is the root cause. Im open to suggestions though.

Floating Doc
Floating Doc Dork
12/3/18 6:49 p.m.

I've seen somewhere (and it even could have been in this thread) that GMT 400 windshields leak in the top corner. Mine does, but it's intermittent enough that I never would have known where the water was getting in. 

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/3/18 7:06 p.m.

Ooo. Ill rake a lookat that. Ive also read the cowl drains clog, causing wet carpet.

Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/4/18 7:33 a.m.

1 hour before work, sound deadening done!

Jute laid out and glued down on drivers side. Wont glue passengers side right now so i can roll it up out of the way to find the leak.

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