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Rattiac

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2021, 11:06:49 PM »
Funny thing about that "leak" . I put $20 of gas in and the light turned off  :o.  Oh well till next time.  ;)

Swapped the new pump in the jeep (Delphi). Took me about 5 minutes thanks to the awesome hole in the floor. 😎
Getting the plug undone took me longer.  Im used to the lil electrical plastic connectors with safety locks and such but this was tight.
Also made some RV mudflaps for trailer protection.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2021, 11:08:58 PM by Rattiac »

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2021, 11:23:37 AM »
Gotta' protect that trailer. Can you still get the little jewels? :o
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #62 on: June 02, 2021, 11:20:54 PM »
Since the clearcoat is almost gone up front.
I think I wanna add some "patina" on the hood,  eventually clearcoating that.
Let's discuss how to weather it up some.  Just a little surface rust poking through.
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2021, 06:53:09 AM »
If your going for that faded paint look. I would use a red scotch brite pad to rub off the base coat. that would give a good surface for the clear coat to stick to

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #64 on: June 03, 2021, 11:47:07 AM »
What is happening to your truck is patina. What you are trying to do is faux. Patina happens, but you have to be patient.  8)
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #65 on: June 03, 2021, 04:23:52 PM »
I know what Sixball is saying, the real deal is ideal. I also think I know what you are trying to achieve. Here's one of many videos out there.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GJG3jPKG5k
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #66 on: June 28, 2021, 01:52:25 PM »
Yesterday I replaced the upper ball joints. 
Not too bad of a job since they bolt on.
Now im ready for tires.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #67 on: June 29, 2021, 11:40:39 AM »
On my '89 GMC they were riveted on and you had to cut them off, the replacement bolted on. I need to check all of that on the '06. I had one fail on the '89 as I pulled out of my parking place at work. The day before I had made the drive home from Tahoe.  :o
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2021, 05:11:59 PM »
Ball joints can be a pain to change, especially the ones that are pressed in

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #69 on: June 29, 2021, 05:22:16 PM »
Ball joints and control arm bushings, especially on the older cars, was a P.I.T.A!
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #70 on: June 29, 2021, 06:52:44 PM »
I just got new tires rod ends for my roadster. The old sockets were just shot out. The new ones are a newer style, mid '50s.  ::)
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #71 on: July 04, 2021, 05:53:58 PM »
I have a bag of those somewhere in my toolbox.

Yesterday I got new tires for the truck.  Wanted some cheap M/T's but they were discontinued.
So I settled for some mild A/T's. $500 out the door.
Also it got a good driveway wash .

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #72 on: July 04, 2021, 09:26:09 PM »
New shoes and ready to dance! ::) I've been doing some shopping for my '53. I may have to have Diamondback make the rears.
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #73 on: July 04, 2021, 10:01:17 PM »
Pretty decent price on tires, these days everything has gone crazy on prices.

Sixball, heard a lot of good things on Diamond backs. Lots better than the Coker stories.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #74 on: July 07, 2021, 04:29:50 PM »
I have never had a truck and after selling my Astro of 35 years, I wanted one. This is where I am at on my 1953 3100 build.

 


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