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munch

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #90 on: July 09, 2021, 12:01:08 PM »
I couldn't get everything to line up that nice on a stock frame.  :o I like the 5 window cab too except for chopped ones. The side windows look like port holes.  ::) Too bad you are so far away I have a 5 window top that's been removed. I think the inside pieces are there too.
Dang Sixball, I ended up buying the replacement panels. Now I have to find someone to do the work as I don't have the skills. Its hard to find someone around here that you can trust to do good work.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #91 on: July 09, 2021, 12:04:44 PM »
Munch ..Are you using the Code 504 conversion kit....?  Nice looking truck
Yes FATnLOW, I used there brackets and four link setup. The four link is a nice piece as it uses the front spring perches.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #92 on: July 09, 2021, 01:01:02 PM »

 Watch it Sixball, I'm half a Ford guy ;D

And the other half?........ ::)  ;D
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #93 on: July 09, 2021, 09:59:04 PM »
Munch you are coming right along on that pickup, looks good.

Rattiac, sorry about your truck. That really sucks! People just don't pay attention anymore.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #94 on: July 10, 2021, 06:16:51 PM »
Friday I dealt with the insurance.
 I can either take a check , slap a new bumper on and call it good or send it to a shop of my choice have the frame checked and bumper swapped. 
IDK what would yall do?

Nothing looks crooked.  Im pretty sure the frame is stronger than these newer midsize pickups.
Ive heard a horror story about the new ZR2 and jeep trucks
« Last Edit: July 10, 2021, 06:21:34 PM by Rattiac »

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #95 on: July 10, 2021, 07:23:44 PM »
If the frame looks straight and nothing else looks damaged,  i'd run a tape measure and "X" measure the rear rails. Some of those small holes in the frame are for alignment and measuring points. If it "X"s with in 1/4" or less of being the same....i'd take the check. Might find a good used bumper at the salvage yard and save more coin😁

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #96 on: July 11, 2021, 11:16:17 AM »
If it were me and I was even the least bit concerned about the frame, I would send it to the shop, it isn't costing you anything. If I didn't think the frame was damaged I would take the check, buy a bumper and a case of beer.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #97 on: July 23, 2021, 02:22:10 PM »
Insurance is sending a check for 751.
Called wrecking yards to no avail.
Ordered a new bumper through Interstate auto body for 438 and they delivered within an hour.
Beats 101° temps searching yards and working in dirt.
Have a little left over for an alignment and a trailer brake controller,  some beer 🍺

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #98 on: July 24, 2021, 09:26:57 AM »
A little aggravation, but it could have been worse and no one was hurt. I call it a win
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #99 on: July 24, 2021, 12:04:51 PM »
I'm assuming the person who hit you had insurance. that is becoming rare around here. Valid driver's license, registration, & insurance are only suggestions for tax payers.
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #100 on: July 25, 2021, 09:40:18 AM »
In Philly we have a program where if you are stopped by the police and do not have a license, registration or insurance your car is towed. It's a great tool for the police.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #101 on: July 25, 2021, 08:27:59 PM »
New bumper went on yesterday. 
Sooo shiney, sooo chrome.

Even installed a 1-7/8" ball on the bumper for those light little trailers that need moving.
The quarter panels are dinged where the bumper hit the sheetmetal but no biggie,  its a truck.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #102 on: July 26, 2021, 11:30:52 AM »
Looking good. :)
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #103 on: July 27, 2021, 07:11:02 AM »
Much better  8)
Home schooling my grandkids gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #104 on: July 30, 2021, 09:05:48 PM »
A little repair it looks new again

 


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