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Old 02-16-2020, 09:08 PM
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I got out and worked on my truck, WHOOOO HOOOOO!

I noticed that the cab was lower in the rear, then I noticed that the frigging cab is hitting the running board apron and dented it! Man am I glad it's not painted, that would SUCK. Anyway, I removed the bolts and jacked up the cab to proper height and it needs a friggin half inch spacer on the shackle to the cab.

I don't get it, as far as I know these bolt in like I had it. They "settled" I guess but how in the world can I make up for that half inch without making a spacer. Which isn't a big deal, I just don't get why I would need to.

I also got my kitty stairs made from stratch, including going and getting the materials, did the whole thing, I am apparently better at making kitty stairs than custom trucks.


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Old 02-17-2020, 08:23 AM
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I got out and worked on my truck, WHOOOO HOOOOO!

I noticed that the cab was lower in the rear, then I noticed that the frigging cab is hitting the running board apron and dented it! Man am I glad it's not painted, that would SUCK. Anyway, I removed the bolts and jacked up the cab to proper height and it needs a friggin half inch spacer on the shackle to the cab.

I don't get it, as far as I know these bolt in like I had it. They "settled" I guess but how in the world can I make up for that half inch without making a spacer. Which isn't a big deal, I just don't get why I would need to.

I also got my kitty stairs made from stratch, including going and getting the materials, did the whole thing, I am apparently better at making kitty stairs than custom trucks.


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Isn't there supposed to be a rubber or poly body bushing in there anyway?
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Replaced the pair of bad 1141 bulbs in the GT third brake light but that didn't fix the cruise control. Shucks. Hmm, I wonder what the next step is. Maybe fuse, I should look. Think I have the underhood components, off the 02. Seems like if I find that it has juice it's time to start swapping junk. Hope it ain't the combo switch, no spare that.

It was a fairly calm, serene, placid ride today and so far showing 20 MPG. The thing seems so smooth and quiet. And it vrooms instead of yanking and jolting. I remember now that it has fullblown stock exhaust including cat and the maniacal U-bend at the rear O2 sensor. And needs the new downpipe gaskets sitting in the garage since way back when.

Now what to do with the cadaver in the street.
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Old 02-17-2020, 08:56 PM
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Isn't there supposed to be a rubber or poly body bushing in there anyway?
There are rubber bushings in the shackles.

I feel like I went to a therapist tonight, I got out in the garage and put my "five minutes" in on my truck! Damn did I miss doing that! Stopped on the way home from work and got some metal. Made a template of the shim for the cab mounts and marked off my metal and drilled holes. Damn, I feel like a man again!

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I got my brace built and installed to tie the fenders together today. Took no time at all to build it, but a lot more time to take everything apart to sandwich it into the fenders and my other braces. It stiffened things up so much I bet I could stand on those fenders now! The U shape will give me plenty of clearance for the fan.





I also made up my 3/8 radiator support rods. That took way more to thread than I ever guessed! I figured it's aluminum, so couldn't be that hard? But the short threads at the radiator end were brutal to get done. A 1/4 turn at a time or the die stuck to the rod! I decided the other end's 2" of threads would be impossible at this rate, so I turned the rod down on my 1" belt sander to reduce diameter. I think the 3/8" size they call it was much larger! Even after reducing it was tough, but not nearly like before!
After threading both ends I bent the offsets to get them widened, and drilled holes at both ends. They went in great, and the radiator is also really solid now.







Next I bent up some 1/8" x 1" steel flat bar and drilled two holes in it for my hidden hood pins. I drilled two pilot holes first, and laid it on my grille top plate and then opened all the holes up to 1/2". I bent up the flat bar so it contoured to the inside of the hood. Then spaced it up and put it over the hood pins so I could bond it to the hood. At this point things went a bit sideways as they sometimes do. I set up the 3M panel bond in the double caulk gun, but no matter how hard I squeezed only the gray half moved! The cream colored half wouldn't budge at all, and eventually it started bending the caulk gun. So I stopped and removed the tubes from the gun. I grabbed my band saw and cut the ends off of both tubes, and used a paint stir stick to dig it out of the tubes. I mixed it together on a pallet, and applied it to the inside of the hood where I'd pre marked it. Then sat the hood in place over my bracket and let it set up. It worked fine, and the bracket is extremely solid. I'll need to open up the holes in the bracket slightly so the bracket slides over the hood pins easier, but not much. Maybe 9/16" should do it.
Stripped both headlights, and shot them with primer. I need to weld these holes up on the side, so didn't bolt them down yet. There's one hole per light, but both on the right side, so maybe these were off two different cars and both from the same side?

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There are rubber bushings in the shackles.

I feel like I went to a therapist tonight, I got out in the garage and put my "five minutes" in on my truck! Damn did I miss doing that! Stopped on the way home from work and got some metal. Made a template of the shim for the cab mounts and marked off my metal and drilled holes. Damn, I feel like a man again!

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WOOOOHOOOO.

I'm jealous but excited to see you back on it.

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I can't make up these scenes. One does have to be outdoors to catchum tho. Pardon the cold stench of death on the last one.

Just call me MattCloud. Wheres my horse trailer?











I know some of you like that colorful stuff. Greatest art of all.

This is supposed to look grim, shadowy, and depressing. What with the sun setting figuratively on the GTP and all. But thats nothin'



There was a culled Saturday evening sunset pic that has a cemetery gate in it.
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Sunset pic from Tucson AZ a couple weeks ago...



All the sunsets around here have SNOW in them..
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Put up 3 under cabinet lights. they are LED with 3 "Warmth" ranges and dimmable. There is a sensor on them that you wave your hand and they turn on/off and by holding your hand steady, they dim/brighten.



The rope lights on top don't do much to help with food prep, only as a night light, which we don't leave on.

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Old 02-18-2020, 09:20 PM
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I love the lights in the kitchen! I have always wanted to do that but never have.

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I can't make up these scenes. One does have to be outdoors to catchum tho. Pardon the cold stench of death on the last one.

Just call me MattCloud. Wheres my horse trailer?
I just never get tired of cloud filled skies! It's like a giant painting, I love looking up at the sky like that as I drive down the highway.

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I was dead, absolutely dead tired falling asleep on the couch and I forced myself into the 5 minute a day plan and got up and dressed went out to the garage and drilled some holes in my shims. Found what I needed to make the nut plates on the top. Got something done!


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Forms came off yesterday. They did back filling and some leveling but realized they are going to need to get 2 trucks of fill to get the grade compatible with the apron in front of the shop. They are using a "Real Pro" for the floors and apron so I should have a nice floor when complete. In floor discussion we settled on 1 inch slope in 36 feet on the floor which is basically the minimum for that distance. I wasn't going for anything steep as I don't plan on hosing the shop down very often but if I do get water inside it will have a little slope for drainage. So no actual building with real wood yet.

No picture today I was lazy...
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Forms came off yesterday. They did back filling and some leveling but realized they are going to need to get 2 trucks of fill to get the grade compatible with the apron in front of the shop. They are using a "Real Pro" for the floors and apron so I should have a nice floor when complete. In floor discussion we settled on 1 inch slope in 36 feet on the floor which is basically the minimum for that distance. I wasn't going for anything steep as I don't plan on hosing the shop down very often but if I do get water inside it will have a little slope for drainage. So no actual building with real wood yet.

No picture today I was lazy...
Ah maaannn, While I was reading it RIP, I thought it really happened......

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Put up 3 under cabinet lights. they are LED with 3 "Warmth" ranges and dimmable. There is a sensor on them that you wave your hand and they turn on/off and by holding your hand steady, they dim/brighten.


The rope lights on top don't do much to help with food prep, only as a night light, which we don't leave on.

Damn....you got the fancy stuff. Mine are one brightness fits all and I need to hit a switch to turn them on....barbaric.....
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