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Old 11-24-2014, 10:11 AM   #326
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Re: What did you do yo your truck today??

generic gun. I learned it is VERY important to keep it clean. I break it down cap tip soak while I an rinsing the body. I didn't take the tip out after the last time I used it. it has such a small hole it doesn't take much to affect the pattern. dad taught me back the fluid adjustment out until it almost falls out then back in 1/4 turn. this gun only has a 4" wide pattern. but lays out nicely.
I will post pics. as I go. should have truck back this weekend. so I can finish rockers etc.
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:03 PM   #327
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Cleanliness is key, If the very fine holes in the fluid tip get clogged with paint soak and try to clear with a blow gun if they stiff don't clear I pull a single wire from a wire brush and clear it with that. Torch tip cleaners are often used to clean paint guns but they ream out the holes and do more damage than good.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:14 PM   #328
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Dropped the 402/434 stroker and th400 into the 98 crew cab
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #329
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Engine bay- no detailing here, just an "upgrade" power wise from the 5.7 vortec. Next pics when I get the new floor pan
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:21 AM   #330
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New battery tray,painted the wheelhouse below the battery,new radiator, grease job and oil change. I have had a wreath on every vehicle I have owned for Christmas for the past 30 years at least. My daughter hated the wreaths and didn't even like riding with me when the wreath was on. Today when I put the wreath on she asked me how to put one on her 08 Silverado.



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Old 12-15-2014, 12:25 AM   #331
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Nice-Merry Christmas to you and your family(of trucks) also
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Old 12-15-2014, 06:21 AM   #332
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Old 12-24-2014, 11:25 PM   #333
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changed the oil! added a set of free tires, and had a buddy with a tire machine mount them! all for free.. minus a little help around the shop! all in all cant beat free!
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:40 AM   #334
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Well a couple days ago, removed the lettering, and cleaned up the bedsides. Now I need a bed to match, my apologies if these come out upside down: (Fixed)
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Old 12-26-2014, 12:42 AM   #335
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:28 PM   #336
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Installed some new door speakers since I'm converting my 95 to become my daily. Replaced the oil cooler lines, ordered some glass headlights to replace the dinged plastic ones. I'm looking into putting a newer center console in so I can have a proper set of cup holders.
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Old 12-28-2014, 11:40 PM   #337
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Truck got its second set of new shoes, a pair of the new BFG AT KO2s. They are stock size, LT245/75R16s. Now the fronts have a week and about 200 miles on them. Pics to come later. I'm planning on doing a mild build shortly.

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Old 01-14-2015, 03:06 AM   #338
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Installed driver side bushings and roller pin. What a paint doing it myself. Oh well all fixed now
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:03 PM   #339
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Went from this
to this

all of this to repair a no heat situation, install tilt column and convert to gray.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:04 PM   #340
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Curious to what was causing the no heat problem. When I bought mine it had high speed only for the blower and I replaced the resistor. The heat was weak but that was due to a bad thermostat. Changing the thermostat let the engine idle lower and get much better mileage also. I think the computer was staying on cold engine tune.
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Old 02-01-2015, 05:08 PM   #341
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I need to take blame for not checking the truck over when I bought it. So far I replaced the thermostat ( old one had the center beaten out of it ), flushed the heater lines and at that point it was almost passed winter and forgot about it. Fast forward to this winter and first real cold snap, I remember that I have no heat, not to mention no a/c ( another story ). Well air would only blow out of the defrost vents, so I assumed ( first mistake ) that I had a defective blend door actuator. Well finally had enough one weekend and actually took things apart to check and found all of the control wiring was not connected to the heater controls and the dash was really broken up. So I decided to replace the dash ( change colors ) and look into the heat problem. When I removed the dash I found that all of the blend motors were disconnected and the heater box was cut up. I repaired the heater box today and still have a lot to do find out what else is missing. So I cannot blame the person I bought it from as I diddle around for a year before I tore into it. Live and learn.
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:19 AM   #342
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While you have it apart check the seal between the cowl and the heater . Pour water onto the cowl vent on the passenger side and see if any drains into the blower motor area. My truck came from Arizona and the foam seal deteriorated causing a leak. Rather than pull the dash and heater I just covered the air inlet cutout on the passenger side. I still get plenty of air from the cutouts on the drivers side and all the water goes down the left side now. No leaks.

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Old 02-02-2015, 07:18 PM   #343
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OK, thanks for the tip, will check it.
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Old 02-03-2015, 01:38 PM   #344
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Discovered a wet spot under my Tahoe and found that the intake gaskets are leaking - just when you think you got all your trucks road worthy!!!!!
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:09 AM   #345
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Pulled the intake on the Tahoe to find a couple issues - the front and back of the intake was seeping (especially the front) and the driver side gasket failed in the front which was the main source of my leak. The coolant was actually working it's way up the bolt and leaking. The PO or his mechanic used the old style plastic Fel Pro gaskets = no bueno. I am also going to update the spider injection while I got it apart.
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Old 02-13-2015, 08:19 PM   #346
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I was able to find my truck under a big white lump in the driveway.

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Old 06-11-2015, 09:31 PM   #347
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I got to replace the quick connect adaptor that connects the heater hose to the intake manifold. Not a fun job but I managed to remove the broken part without trashing the threads. Still running hot I must have cooked the thermostat when I lost the coolant. Gives me something to do in the AM.
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:52 PM   #348
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Cleaned the '95 up on the inside and gave it a good vacuum. Found out it's going to need all new ball joints here soon what fun I can't wait. Other then that not much truck related hung out with the family and girlyfriend.
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:18 AM   #349
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Cleaned out the A/C evaporator
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:10 PM   #350
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well I didn't do it all today but.........
I finished the new 5.7 long block swap and the NV 4500 tranny overhaul
I am back to driving the truck.................

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