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Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/12/21 3:45 p.m.

In reply to solfly :

R134 with the vortec accessories and compressor 

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/12/21 3:45 p.m.

I hate to admit it but Lil Stampie says the Eagles.  I need to do a DNA test.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/12/21 3:59 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

There's no denying he's yours. He just has better taste is all. He likes Neons and the Funky interior in mine and billet wheels. I'm proud of your son.

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
8/13/21 7:50 a.m.

KMC hot bois

759NRNG
759NRNG UberDork
8/13/21 6:48 p.m.

Michael, I know you find solace in all things revolving around 'spit n' polish', I ask that you focus on these simply cuz of the time to address/cleanse is WAY less than the other choices. Hence allowing you to spend time on more pressing issues (than detailing funky ..oops hoops) like your dear daughter. wink 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/16/21 10:26 a.m.

my belltech drop shocks suffered from disintegrating bushings. They got very very rattley. 

I replaced with shock extenders (46 from ebay) and suburban bilstein shocks (14 from pull a part)

Much more better. Now to find matching front bilstein shocks. 

 

Also, 5k on trans swap. No issues. I like this truck. Its a good truck. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/24/21 9:02 a.m.

I think its probably tine for a full update, but thats going to wait until i have "finished" paint pictures.

However, im finishing the buffing, and then ceramicoating the truck. Bed done, cab not. Art left a lot of swirls amd missed spots and holograms, but has been coming by and helping the touch up process. 

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
8/24/21 9:33 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

That top picture looks like vertical vandalism? 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/24/21 9:43 a.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

Thats whats called buffer trails or holograms. 

Ill say, this is the worst ive seen that happen. I think its primarily a result of ambient temps, pad contamination from the trash in the paint, and soft clear coat. 

But im no expert. Its getting way better though! Whole bedside looked like that....

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
8/24/21 10:10 a.m.

The bed looks great, can't wait to see the whole truck done!  I do not have the patience to detail anything to that level, but it is neat to see the results.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/24/21 10:21 a.m.

In reply to eastsideTim :

Im actually quite enjoying detailing and such lately. Just kinda low stress and rewarding. 

Its a different kind of hobby, thats for sure. But im burned out on twisting wrenches and slinging weld. I needed something to do that was different. 

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
8/24/21 10:59 a.m.

Some of your welds do look like they were slung on

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/24/21 11:03 a.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

Ain't that the truth! Its why im blessed with many grinders....

Justjim75
Justjim75 SuperDork
8/24/21 11:13 a.m.

I'm just giving you a hard time, I haven't seen any of your welds.  

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/24/21 11:20 a.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

Oh, you've seen my skill level many times. Usually in welds that looked like bird E36 M3 and broke! laugh

 

Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter)
Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) Dork
8/24/21 3:34 p.m.
Justjim75 said:

Some of your welds do look like they were slung on

Savage.

solfly
solfly Dork
8/24/21 5:47 p.m.

As a dad I believe I'm required to ask you to do mine next.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/24/21 6:28 p.m.

So low.

 think the Eagles and Centerlines make the truck look 10 years older and the KMCs make it look more modern, if that makes sense.

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/25/21 5:25 a.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

The pictures make it look low due to angle, and the fact that the 31 inch tall tires are slightly tucked. However, its WAY higher than the red truck....

And that makes perfect sense on the wheels. 

Sofly: i can do that. Drop it off,  and ill get to it when i get a chance. Ignore extra mileage, as thats just a free bonus!

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/31/21 9:17 a.m.

$235 later, we have a non cracking, non scratched  and pitted windshield. 

I have realized how much i appreciate new glass after the daily got a new windshield. 

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand Dork
8/31/21 10:13 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Was that through a local outfit or one of the nationwide places (safelite)?  Mine has developed a small leak at the top of the windshield just to the right of the rearview mirror. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/31/21 10:15 a.m.

In reply to 06HHR (Forum Supporter) :

Local outfit. Dc autoglass out of midland nc. Good guys, good service. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/15/21 1:54 p.m.

So, dad just called me. Puddle under tbe pitman arm shaft of power steering fluid. apparently the seal no longer does. Yay steering box time....

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/15/21 3:19 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Don't you have a history with steering boxes?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
9/15/21 3:22 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

And ball joints. 

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