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Rattiac

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2020, 12:26:40 AM »
Plan is to paint the top and mainly keep it stock .
I do happen to have a police push bar for a Durango. I was going to put it on the jeep but I think it will go on the Dakota now.😊

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2020, 02:13:09 PM »
Dusty is officially legal today. Now my woman wants to drive it this weekend. :o

Gotta rotate the tires before that. Fronts are shot.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2020, 10:31:39 PM »
Fixed a few "free" things today.
1.) Rotated the bad tires to the rear , looks like I'll need brake pads and upper ball joints.
2.) Fixed the rear speakers. Used Chevy Tahoe woofers (we had left over from center seat conversions) . These are the subs for the Bose system. (Right in pic)
Sounds much better.
3.) Found a braided ground wire laying on the valve cover. Reattached it to the firewall with an eyelet.
4.) 3rd brake light was burned out. Fixed.
5.) Drivers seat was loose and moving forward when braking about an inch. Tighten up 4 bolts under the power base using locktight. Fixed.

Went for a drive up the canyon. Let the woman take a turn driving, she loves the rumble it has.
Saw my grandparents old cabin up in Heber.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2020, 01:22:21 PM »
Sometimes, fixing the little things add up and you get the most satisfaction, especially with a newly acquired car. :)
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2020, 02:11:50 PM »
That is so true. Taking a day and fixing some small things can make so much difference in how much you enjoy your ride. It can even make me ignore some of the other stuff.  :o
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2020, 05:55:25 PM »
I just bought my first personal truck a couple weeks ago, changed the oil and filter, had new tires put on, looking at having Rhino liner sprayed in the bed. Trying to put my personal touches to it.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2020, 12:38:44 AM »
Mocking up the push bar.  8)

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2020, 06:35:20 AM »
Looks rugged!
Home schooling my grandkids gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2020, 06:13:48 PM »
Nice Rattiac, you are moving right along with that toy.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2020, 02:04:27 PM »
Thanks.  8)
It's fully approved by Max. Took him for a ride.

An update on his abscess on his left cheek. It started to grow back, then one morning he scratched it open and it drained again. So far it hasn't come back. This is good, he saved me $800 from doctor "Doom". She got that nickname cause every time we talked the price went up.
Yesterday he was like a teenager, jumping around and even wanted to play catch. That hasn't happened in awhile but glad for him.

Today I sent the shell to Maaco for paint. These guy's are doing better paint than most of the hotrod shops around here. Better paint booth im sure.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2020, 05:40:03 PM »
When I was in high school there was a cheap paint shop that everyone joked about. My friend and I prepped his '57 Chevy pickup and taped what we didn't remove. All they had to do was shoot it. It was the best looking car in the school parking lot.
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2020, 08:52:56 PM »
I've had many cars painted by MAACO. It works. Always good enough for me.
How old is Max?
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2020, 10:53:26 PM »
He's 10.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2020, 08:21:59 PM »
Just finished mounting the push bar. I modified the upper mounts to the top of the bumper and the lowers I adapted to the frame with thick angle iron.
While I was at it I painted the grill black to add some attitude.
Started raining as I finished. Dont need to be getting sick.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2020, 08:36:19 PM »
Max looks like he's very content  :)

 


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