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Old 02-03-2019, 08:28 PM   #876
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

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The Sway-Bar sounds interesting. I'm almost afraid to ask how much.

Well, ya made me look! Price seems reasonable. The installation image looks a lot like the sway bars on my Studebakers.

I had a Summit coupon code and paid $118 shipped for mine. That was a couple of months ago. I drove my truck yesterday and again today about 100 miles total. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Easy install too.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:52 PM   #877
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I had a Summit coupon code and paid $118 shipped for mine. That was a couple of months ago. I drove my truck yesterday and again today about 100 miles total. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! Easy install too.
Love your username, reminds me of the Marx brothers!

So, took the wanderlust out of your steering, did it?

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Old 02-05-2019, 10:56 PM   #878
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Love your username, reminds me of the Marx brothers!

So, took the wanderlust out of your steering, did it?


I recently replaced all my suspension and steering and had the truck aligned and it drove great. The sway bar made it better.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:32 AM   #879
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Made a drink holder that clips under my seat out of stainless network server rails. Any ideas on what the seat came from?
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:57 PM   #880
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

Last couple of weekends installed 70HD rearend with 3.54 gears, rear sway bar and painted rear and front suspension. Looking for rear upper shock mounts so I can install shocks.
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:40 AM   #881
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I got in new bulbs (LED) for the dash cluster and tested them ...now to finish everything else!
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Old 05-25-2019, 11:18 PM   #882
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

Installed 1 gauge battery cables and ground and also added a group strap that goes from the frame to where the battery ground connects to the engine block. I am hoping that this will help with my truck having a hard time starting up again right after I turn it off.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:47 PM   #883
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Wife painted the hood and grill surround today.
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Old 06-10-2019, 12:01 AM   #884
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

I added another heavy duty ground strap on the driver side that goes from the block to the frame and a standard size one from the frame to the cab. I hope that will help me not get shocked when I push on the horn button. It seems to be starting better when hot sense I beefed up the electrical system. I still am planning on wrapping the starter motor in heat shielding just in case the problem is caused by heat soak.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:05 PM   #885
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Installed Eaton posi unit with a 3.42 gear to replace open differential with 3.08 gear
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:08 PM   #886
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Nice.
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Old 06-12-2019, 06:56 PM   #887
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

I need a FB-type love button for that drink holder! Brilliant piece of fab work!

Wife does wonderful paint work!

All I did today is finally get my truck running again after two weeks of tinkering abound and trouble-shooting with the help of our Technical Forum! We're off and running again!
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Old 07-02-2019, 03:47 PM   #888
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Re: What did you do to your truck today part IV

I had to stay home today while my DD was being serviced. While that was being done, I decided to cut in the bumper gaurd holes while I'm waiting for the painter to finish them. The factor OEM templet made the drilling easy. Once I got past the 1/8" hole, I used a step drill to cut up to 5/8". You will notice the placement of the Bumper gaurds on the GMC are set outside of the lettering vs. using the bumper mount bolts as Chevy does. This is because the bumper gaurds would have interfered with the lettering. I've been wanted to cut these holes for about a year and never got around to it.
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Old 07-03-2019, 12:59 AM   #889
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Got grill support, grill, bumper and misc. back on. Had the grill, bezels and bumper powder coated.
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Old 07-03-2019, 10:06 AM   #890
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That really looks good.
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:30 PM   #891
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That really looks good.
Thanks, got it finished, took it to cruise night at Summit Racing. Installed bumper stickers like the originals, a friend made them for me.
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I installed my new gauges.
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I installed my new gauges.
That's a nice clean setup!
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:19 PM   #894
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Thanks. Today I installed my controller for my kicker audio stereo. A little less glamorous but much more important I took out my fuel filter and dirt fell out both sides. I could not replace it because I have to order it from Summit because it threads into AN fittings. So just sprayed some engine degreaser into it and blew it out with compressed air. I know thatís probably not the right thing to do but it helped the truck runs a lot better. I will order one and install it next weekend. I might also add a filter before the pump.
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