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Old 06-30-2017, 01:20 PM   #226
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TO EVERYONE THAT MAY READ MY THREADS. AS AN AVID USER OF PHOTOBUCKET.COM FOR OVER 15 YEARS ALL OF MY PICTURES AND HOT LINKS HAVE BEEN NUKED. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WILL EVER GET BACK AS I'M NOT WILLING TO PAY $400.00 RANSOM TO DO SO.

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Agreed on the frustrated part. I lost pictures in 8 of my build threads.
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:42 PM   #227
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I would like to know specifics on the speedo and tach. Thought you mentioned you purchased the smaller ones, not five inch?? Did you direct wire all the gauges?

Thanks Mike
Yes I started with the 3 3/8" or so gauges. I didn't want a needle as long as what comes on the 5". However the movements are the same. After pulling the housings apart, I pulled the needles and the movements. After that I created my own faces and then mounted them into the factory housing. This did require hacking away quite a bit of the factory housing. The toughest part really was reinstalling the ODO/Trip reset rod. I had to lengthen it and I ended up using a ballpoint pen ink rod to do that.

After that I used HP tuners to line up the RPM needle and then played with the Speedo needle to get it on the correct spot.
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:47 PM   #228
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That's terrible about the pictures!!!!

Thanks for the response.
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Old 06-30-2017, 02:17 PM   #229
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That's terrible about the pictures!!!!

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Thanks. Basically the same thing that happened to Anglefire 15 years ago. For the next 10 years this WILL have an effect all over the Web. Sad but true.

I'm currently downloading all of my photos back to my external that I don't already have copies of. Only way to try and keep them safe.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:36 PM   #230
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TO EVERYONE THAT MAY READ MY THREADS. AS AN AVID USER OF PHOTOBUCKET.COM FOR OVER 15 YEARS ALL OF MY PICTURES AND HOT LINKS HAVE BEEN NUKED. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WILL EVER GET BACK AS I'M NOT WILLING TO PAY $400.00 RANSOM TO DO SO.

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Well, guess I'll stop using that crap. Looks like they decided to change the rules for you because you linked a bunch of photos. Is that right?

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Old 07-06-2017, 03:10 PM   #231
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Well, guess I'll stop using that crap. Looks like they decided to change the rules for you because you linked a bunch of photos. Is that right?
It will happen to everyone on Photobucket. They are just starting with the highest bandwith users first. For some users the cutoff started about 2 weeks ago. But it will happen to everyone over the next month from my research. Not sure what to do at the moment. What's funny is, had they just charged like 25-50 I bet most would pay. But asking for $400 is suicide.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:15 PM   #232
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It will happen to everyone on Photobucket. They are just starting with the highest bandwith users first. For some users the cutoff started about 2 weeks ago. But it will happen to everyone over the next month from my research. Not sure what to do at the moment. What's funny is, had they just charged like 25-50 I bet most would pay. But asking for $400 is suicide.
They're idiots. The market expects free. They'll just go somewhere that's free. As much as I love my build thread, it's not worth $400.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:39 PM   #233
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They're idiots. The market expects free. They'll just go somewhere that's free. As much as I love my build thread, it's not worth $400.
Beyond idiots. They've made people mad. Lot's of people talking about it and none of it good and I haven't read one post from someone who was going to pay.
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Old 08-17-2017, 01:00 PM   #234
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Okay so after doing a ton of research on the upper door seals, I decided I wanted to add them. The wind noise in our Blazer really wasn't bad at all with all new strips and new vent window seals. However, it gets so hot here in the summer, and we plan to take this thing across the desert quite a bit, so we thought what the hell, let's give them a shot.

I was initially worried the door would be harder to close as we bought these from LMC and not from Soffseal. However, after getting them glued and screwed in they door closes the exact same as before! Seal butts up nice and firm against the upper body and looks like it should help out.

I had called the guys at Precision and they were adamant about not adding these to a truck that didn't come with them because we'd have to drill holes in the doors. I was thinking, "man, you should see all the holes I've drilled and filled over the years.." Ha-ha.

Here are some pics of the seals installed. Also yes, I plan to go back and fix all the other pictures in this thread, however at the moment I'm waiting for a friend to finish up a pic server. Once he does I'll get them updated.





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Old 08-21-2017, 04:30 PM   #235
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Also got some rain/wind shields installed behind the door panels. I was getting a lot of air blowing in and around the panel so hoping this will slow/stop that.. It's so hot and A/C is a premium this time of year!

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Old 08-29-2017, 04:20 PM   #236
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Come on man. I need some eye-candy. What have you been working on?
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Old 09-19-2017, 01:51 PM   #237
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Come on man. I need some eye-candy. What have you been working on?
I've been making some upgrades of course, but the new photo upload process is just too annoying for me to continue using. I need to figure out a better way. However look for a tailgate power window conversion and a radio swap to come!
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Old 09-21-2017, 05:46 PM   #238
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I got really tired of cranking my rear window up and down so I finally upgraded to a power setup. I will say it wasn't so much the cranking that bothered me, but the locking and unlocking of the crank handle. It's a two handed operation so if you've got your hands full that means you're setting your stuff on the roof. So, I purchased an original power regulator here on the board and had it converted to run on a late model power window motor over at Nu-Relics. It's not a 100% bolt in operation but with a few small modifications it's all in there. One thing is that the new motor requires a reversing switch unlike the original. So, in order for it to work and still use the key switch I had to wire in a pair of relays to do the polarity switching with the original 2 pole switch of the tailgate.

I also scored an NOS lock housing so I was pretty excited about that. Here is a video of the new setup running.. When Buffydores is here in October we can run a window drag race against the original setup. Hehe
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:46 AM   #239
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Sweeeet... I bet you're one of those guys that could rig it to run off a late model GM remote fob and roll down the back window if you wave your foot under the bumper. Someone is going to, eventually.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:35 PM   #240
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Sweeeet... I bet you're one of those guys that could rig it to run off a late model GM remote fob and roll down the back window if you wave your foot under the bumper. Someone is going to, eventually.
That's easier than it sounds actually. The key to all of that stuff is the BCM. If you get a vehicle that has that and the engine trans combo, just swap it ALL over. Lot's of wiring yes, but not physically difficult. Nu-Relics told me to throw some more grease on the gears and that should smooth out the operation some more. So I'll do that in the coming week or so. They always recommend wheel bearing grease over white lithium.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:35 PM   #241
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When Buffydores is here in October we can run a window drag race against the original setup.
I'm so gonna lose this race. You need timelapse video to verify movement of my setup.
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