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What did you do to your truck today?

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by Coast Steve, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    Awesome, Steve! Always great to have posts from you. With that log it looks like you should have wheelie machine! :D
     
  2. Coast Steve

    Coast Steve Member

    Thanks Keith!

    Yes it was a little light in the front for sure, but not unsafe feeling.
    I had another huge load in the other day and had the heavy end up to the cab, but with the heavy crane up front it felt really really heavy in the front and the two front 65 psi 8 ply tires were really low looking on air.
    It kind of freaked me out so I now try to put the weight on the rear axle more where the massive springs and 4 tires are.
    Saying that, this one really is a little wacky.

    I'm delivering the log in the morning to the mill, then it's off to get another one and back to the mill again.

    I'm driving slow on the corners as always though.;)


    Steve
     

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  3. Casper

    Casper New Member

    Ordered a Mikuni TM32 carb for change out on my new toy "new to me anyway". Will be putting snorkel on as well, pretty dusty here in Nebraska. It's a "95 I think" Suzuki Carry 660cc
     
  4. packrat

    packrat Member

    Went 4 wheeling on the weekend

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  5. Buckwheat363

    Buckwheat363 New Member

    Took a couple of my rides to the beach:cool:
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  6. TRAX and HORNS

    TRAX and HORNS Well-Known Member

    Casper, Please let us know if that TM32 works.
     
  7. Coast Steve

    Coast Steve Member

    Hey cute girls drive mini trucks too!
     
  8. Casper

    Casper New Member

  9. Buckwheat363

    Buckwheat363 New Member

    Actually Coast Steve thats my girlfriend haha and i still dont have her fully convinced to drive it yet....working on it tho
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2012
  10. Coast Steve

    Coast Steve Member

    Oh no fair man, YOU need to pose next to your truck next time.

    People ask me all the time if it's hard driving a RHD truck, but it's really not I tell them, it's mostly in the mind.


    Packrat, the 4 wheeler looks perfect in that little van!
    I miss our little van, if they were only better on fuel I would have kept it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2012
  11. Buckwheat363

    Buckwheat363 New Member

    With a little help from a dremel, a file, and a few extra screws I put a Kenwood deck and 2 speakers in to replace the original am radio and single paper speaker.
    Old VS New
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    New speaker Installed
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    Original Deck
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    New Deck
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  12. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

    wow the original speaker looks toasty.. good job :)
     
  13. Coast Steve

    Coast Steve Member

    Wish I could do something like that, mines all 24 volt though.
     
  14. Buckwheat363

    Buckwheat363 New Member

    hey Coast Steve, you can hook up and standard car audio or any other 12v device to you truck with a 24v to 12v converter... i did it on an old tractor once. Just google 24v to 12v converter... Farmtronics.com pops up and its under electrical products, it will run ya about 200 bucks. looks like a bunch of other places online carry them also so shop around and find a deal....or try a truck/transport shop or other farm dealer...used to be all kinds of 24v farm machines and heavy trucks that people convert/partially convert.
     
  15. davecaris

    davecaris New Member

    Nice and clean install Coast Steve!
     
  16. spaner

    spaner Well-Known Member

    For Coast Steve,
    Just put a 12v light, like a 1157, in series with the other 12v unit. Will also act as a fuse, depending on the amp rating of the light that you choose. 12v+12v=24v. You can do the same thing with LEDs to eliminate the resistor drop. Problem is, if one blows, they all fail. Think tree lights.

    Easy stuff really.
     
  17. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    ok so today i finished puting on some parts i had ordered forgot to take pics but i replaced the arms and ball joints(beings u can just do ball joints in mine) and the steering bushing with a stock one(couldnt find anyone to custom make me one in time for this weekend) my death wobble is now gone i can hold it at 90 km plus with three finger lightly still pulls a lil to the left but that is just needing to adj. a tie rod in a lil 15 plus miles on since parts we'll see how long it takes the bushing to go out.

    On a different note has anyone else looked into the power steering any more or done it yet? im between that and a new paint job as the next project.
     
  18. kbruce

    kbruce Member

    Installed some tailgate limiter chains on my Acty from scrap parts I found in the barn.

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  19. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    kbruce looks about like what i did other than on the tail gate i did the same as u did on the side ones with the d ring and all u will want some rubber hose or something to go over the chain sooner or late it bugs me every time i hit a bump
     
  20. kbruce

    kbruce Member

    I hear ya on the rubber hose! I plan to do that... until then, I have wrapped the chain with black electrical tape to keep the clanking noise down :eek:
     
  21. Coast Steve

    Coast Steve Member

    Thanks for the tip spaner and Buckwheat,

    I took Buckwheats advice on this though and bought a 24-12V converter.
    It's a big one, a 60 amp unit.

    Now I can run a radio, a cool roof light (for when the crane's running that is) and other lights I want to add later on.
    I got one big enough for the 40 watt heater if I decide to do that VEG oil switchover from diesel

    Pics to come later !
     
  22. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    i got bored and put on the flexy fender flares i have had sitting around for 4 or 5 months here are a few pictures there are more on my profile

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    took me a little over an hour to do all four does not look as good as i hoped but not to bad for me doing i like them
     
  23. kbruce

    kbruce Member

  24. spaner

    spaner Well-Known Member

    I like those flairs jonny,

    Coast Steve, yea, more than one way to skin a cat.
    For a low amp unit I'd recommend pairing with a bulb in series.
    For a high amp unit I'd recommend running dual 12V batteries in series and pull a feed line off the third pole.
    A converter will also solve the battery redesign option.
     
  25. dwlb

    dwlb Member

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    I used tailgate cables from 2001 GM pickup on mine to replace the chain for the same reason . Doug
     
  26. dwlb

    dwlb Member

    Looks good, I have had flairs on for about 1 1/2 years. They keep most of mud off and help with stones when on gravel roads. Doug IMG_0842 Standard e-mail view.jpg
     
  27. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    the rocks are the main thing before i take out a mirror. and on another not i started paint those silver rims planing on black for now till i get the truck painted :) ill make sure to take some pixs after i get it painted hopefully but the first of july or close to it
     
  28. davecaris

    davecaris New Member

    That a great idea dwlb! Guess I'll be making a trip to the salvage yard this weekend!
     
  29. rwsem

    rwsem Member

    Bought it!
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    Regards, Ron
     
  30. Shade tree mechanic

    Shade tree mechanic New Member

    Actually figured out how to rewire my 4x4 switch to disengage my front axle while in low range .you still have to depress the switch to pull the lever in low but then you just press the switch again and it disengages the front axle , a must when you don't need 4x4 but you need slower ground speed, less stress on your cv joints also. 1996 Mitsubishi mini cab
     

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