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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. wreck

    wreck Member

    Thanks Steve.

    Not to get into a one brand is better thing but I like this WAAAYYY better than my carry. Maybe it's the couple hundred extra pounds that makes it drive better, Maybe it's sliding the seat a couple inches further back, Who knows??? I do know that it's a whole bunch easier getting the dash apart, No more dropping the steering column down to get the bezel off.

    Wheels will arrive this weekend & get dropped at the machine shop next week. Hopefully within 2 weeks I'll have the RX-7 wheels on.
     
  2. Coast Steve

    Coast Steve Member

    Well it just looks so modern and clean.
     
  3. packrat

    packrat Member

    Had a death wobble at about 80km (50mph). Checked the front end, rotated the tires and it was still there. Then picked all the small gravel out of the treads (winter tires), and the vibration was gone. Go figure.
     
  4. wreck

    wreck Member

    Dopped my RX-7 wheels off at the machine shop to get the centers bored out.
     
  5. downhere

    downhere Member

    As I stated in another thread I was doing body work and getting my 96 Deck van ready for paint. Well Friday and saturday were paint day's. It was really cool to do all the body work and most of the paint. I didn't spray the clear but did the primer, sealer and base coat. I'm not done this project yet as I still need striping, decals and spray in box liner. Sorry for the iPhone pics but camera battery was dead. More pics to follow... IMG_1004.JPG IMG_1005.JPG IMG_1006.JPG IMG_1007.JPG IMG_1008.JPG IMG_1009.JPG IMG_1010.JPG
     
  6. wreck

    wreck Member

    Looks great.
     
  7. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

    looks excellent...
     
  8. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    nice looking truck. guess what i got today :D yeap the s/c came in today
     
  9. downhere

    downhere Member

    Thanks for the compliments. I got a quote on an armaguard spray in for $225.00. Kind of a no-brainer considering a kit at Canadian Tire is $140.00. Wreck your Deck van looks like its in great condition.
     
  10. downhere

    downhere Member

    Is It Christmas? Any pics
     
  11. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    no not christmas not yet just get stuff together that i will need and it was a good deal on a used one seems to work fine just needs cleaned up a lil pix to come in just a few
     
  12. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    ok here the pix i took only three for now [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  13. jkade72

    jkade72 Member

    I made a rear bumper for mine this weekend.

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  14. wreck

    wreck Member

    I put my wheels on, fixed my auto folding mirrors and replaced the cugarette lighter with a usb port.

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    I adjusted the mirrors how I liked them then gently removed and filled the bottom around the ball socket with black silicone caulking from home depot.

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    Last edited: Jul 26, 2012
  15. Jim Nelson

    Jim Nelson Active Member

    Replaced the clutch,pressure plate,throw out bearing and pilot bearing.Got everything but the pilot bearing from G&R.My friend,a mobile mech. helped me with it and when he took the flywheel to NAPA to have it cleaned up they came up with an alternator bearing that was perfect fit for the pilot bearing.I'm sure that if I had taken it in they would have never tried to match the bearing but my buddy spends a lot of money with them so they got it done.Yeah I went to town and bought a lottery ticket when we finished the job.
     
  16. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

    Nice info Jim :)
    Wreck the deckvan looks great...bet that's the best advertising $ can buy :)
     
  17. wreck

    wreck Member

    Thanks.
    I'm not sure how many customers it brings in the door but it sure gives us a presence in the community.
     
  18. Papagator

    Papagator Member

    I built a little bumper system for the back of my Carry. A little welding...a couple of loading dock bumpers...and there u go...protected corners.....cuz I knew I would back into something out there.... IMG_1555.JPG IMG_1557.JPG IMG_1561.JPG
     
  19. Nice and clean!! I like the minimilist approach...
     
  20. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    looks good
     
  21. wreck

    wreck Member

    I was reading on another forum about garage door openers on the visor and potential security issues for vehicles that are left outside. I'm not really paranoid, I just like to tinker. I had a couple momentary push buttons that were going to get installed on my bike for the garage door openers. I went a different route on that so I decided to bury my openers in the dash.

    I only snapped the finished product. I'll try to snap a shot of the bike ones when I do those.

    Items needed
    opener
    single strand phone/doorbell wire
    momentary N/O switch
    soldering iron

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    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
  22. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    thats a cool ideal
     
  23. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    just a small update im still awaiting the bed liner paint job been four weeks as of friday they just finished sanding hoping they get to it this week:frustration: not having mazie for a month sucks so many thing i could / would have done the past two week if it was done. oh well maybe / better be this week we will see.
     
  24. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    picked it up from paint
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  25. Arcticmini

    Arcticmini Member

    Mazda mini

    That looks great and should resist scratches much better then paint.
     
  26. firejonny89

    firejonny89 Member

    should i got to black out the frame but thats no biggie
     
  27. dwlb

    dwlb Member

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    Your truck looks great ! You should find that dirt & mud will just hose off bedliner, I use a soft brissel brush on worse spots. I blacked out frame before I bedlined mine. I also sprayed oil undercoating on truck after I finished paint work so that metal is protected inside and out. Doug
     
  28. Buckwheat363

    Buckwheat363 New Member

    I took the map tourch to the bumper and shined it back up, looks much better in person, and taking the pics with the blaring sun on it didnt help... but you can sorta see the difference in the pics, first one is the start, second one i did half of it, and third was the finished product. Think i will give it a buffing and mabe torch it a second time to even it all out, i highly recomend doing it, turns the plastic from grey to black again.
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    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  29. masspilot2004

    masspilot2004 Member

    finished truck.jpg Have finally got the plow I was wanting and got it installed this past weekend
     
  30. Jessf

    Jessf Member

    I removed the spare tire and the bed sides to reduce the deadload while commuting. I've seen an average decrease in fuel consumption by 3mpg which brings me to an average of 45mpg highway and city combined. That's on 155/80/13 snow tires as well. Truck feels zippier without the extra weight.

    highly recommend it.
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