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Old March 24th, 2012, 01:31 PM   #21
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Rear in with help of new U-bolts and shackle from Marysville truck (good people - fast and quality parts)



Leaves didn't seat right first time in perches. Figured out perches were filled with a stone like corrosion. Evedentially the leaf pins go further into perches on 2wd than 4. Took a bit with a chisel to clean them out.

Side note - locked dually axles are a pain to manuever into place by yourself! But I guess that means I now have a 4x6 instead of a 1x4 :D
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Old March 25th, 2012, 10:01 AM   #22
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While the bed is off I installed the new B&W hide a goose hitch setup. Directions (with bed on) say its a 2-3 hour job. With bed off it took me 30 minutes or less.



I did the hitch install before finishing up plumbing and such in case of any clearance issues. There were none.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 11:18 AM   #23
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The dually truck did not have a sway bar, my truck did. I planned to use it but discovered the mounts are completely different. The dually mounts are tucked in closer to the axle and do not span the tube. It would be simple enough to weld on different mounts, but since I'm on a bit of a time constraint I just removed the sway bar for now. Maybe I'll swap it on in the future.

You can see in this pic the new Gabriel Maxcontrol shocks.

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Old March 25th, 2012, 02:19 PM   #24
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Heres a perfectly assinine discovery. Extended cab vs. Reg cab parking brake cables are different AT THE AXLE. Obviously the mid frame cable needs to be longer due to the extended cab, but whats the point of making them all different? The axle end cables are about 4 inches TOO LONG from the reg cab.

I would just replace both cables, but the pass side one is special order and wouldn't be in for 4-5 days. Fortunately they can get me the drivers side one by tomorrow (the one from my srw axle was busted)

I think I can reuse my Pass side one. It's crusty but still works.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #25
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Oriellys can supposedly get my pass side one by morning woohoo!
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Cables came in. Found out passenger side brake shoes were installed backwards and toast. So between business paperwork and calls today I've been piecing together rear brakes. Lines and driver side wheel cylinder were very crusty and suspect, so they got replaced as well. I was able to repair/reuse e-brake cable brackets.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 07:48 PM   #27
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Axle all buckled up........finally! My truck has working parking brakes again. Probably first time in 350,000 miles!

Now I just have to bleed the brakes and the rest is cosmetics.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #28
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Great work Keith!
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Arg, morning be here.

Todays challenge. Bleed brakes then get to work on this.

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Brakes are bled.

Funny story:

Last time I bled the brakes in this truck I was having trouble getting one wheel working, so I got the wife at the controls and asked her to slowly depress brake pedal. She kept doing it and doing it, but I was getting no pressure at the cylinder. After about 20 minutes of this, I figured out she'd been pumping the clutch pedal :p

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Brakes are bled.

Funny story:

Last time I bled the brakes in this truck I was having trouble getting one wheel working, so I got the wife at the contols and asked her to slowly depress brake pedal. She kept doing it and doing it, but I was getting no pressure at the cylinder. After about 20 minutes of this, I figured out she'd been pumping the clutch pedal :p
That's why the oven doesn't have a clutch...
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Marking sections to be cut out. Small holes drilled from underneath help locate locations of underbed crossmembers, as I don't want to cut into them.

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That's why the oven doesn't have a clutch...
Nice.

On that note, I've figured out there are only 3 types of people in this world.

1. Those who can cook.

2. Those who can't cook.

3. Those who think they can cook.

Unfortunately I'm number two and married number three. We eat out a lot :)
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Some of the cancer cut out. I'll have to patch the bottom of the wheel house.

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Brakes are bled.

Funny story:

Last time I bled the brakes in this truck I was having trouble getting one wheel working, so I got the wife at the contols and asked her to slowly depress brake pedal. She kept doing it and doing it, but I was getting no pressure at the cylinder. After about 20 minutes of this, I figured out she'd been pumping the clutch pedal :p

LMAO AWESOME lol... Looking good so far, can't wait to see it in person.


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Bottom of wheelhouse cut out and flanged. While I had room, I took the time to hammer and dolly the big dents in the fender. I didn't get too crazy, as I don't have a bunch of time, plus I'm planning on using some sort of spray or roll in bedliner soon.

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Wheelhouse patch tacked in. The rest is prepped.

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Floor patch. 1 inch 90 degree bend that will help with welding and strength.

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Patchs all welded in on pass side. I debated whether to fill and or smash up the low ridge areas and decided to leave them as is, and fill with seam sealer before coating over.

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