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Old 05-21-2023, 11:21 AM   #926
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Re: What did you do to your truck today??

Got my front suspension put mostly back together yesterday. I'm going to look for a set of new shock bushings today. Also, the bolts that attach the new CV axles to the diff are too long, so I need to sort that out. Replaced the following parts:

Upper & lower control arm bushings
Upper & lower ball joints
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Leaf spring and Shackle bushings are next on the list.
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Old 05-22-2023, 02:21 AM   #927
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Took my truck for a quick test drive today, and the upper control arms are shifting on the off-brand bushings I got from O'Reilly. I ordered a set of 41mm Moog bushings today to match all of the other components I installed. Will swap them out in a couple of days when they arrive.
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Old 05-23-2023, 05:06 PM   #928
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I like how the 4wd has beefier control arms.

Pulled the transmission out of the van, now it's pouring rain. I did find a transmission at the junkyard, the only one they had, but its condition is unknown. The fluid inside looked decent and there were no chunks in the pan. They will warranty it, but it will suck to do all that work then have to pull it back out if it's bad.
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Old 05-24-2023, 12:04 AM   #929
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Well the Moog upper control arm bushings solved the slipping issue I had with the O'Reilly Precision bushings. The Moog bushings measure at 41.47mm in diameter, and the Precision are 41.13mm. That's a pretty big difference for a press fit. The Precision bushings practically fell out of the control arms, and the Moog bushings were quite difficult to press in.
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Old 05-26-2023, 11:20 AM   #930
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I got this truck with 33s and the p.o. cranked the torsion bars all the way up. It has been a stiff ride, there is interference when Im turning while going out a driveway. I softened the ride by adjusting the torsion bars, each turn of the adjusting bolt lowered it about 1/8. Eight turns and it lowered 1. The ride was noticeably smoother, but there was interference when turning. I decided to shave off the end of the front bumper and the plastic piece there. While I was at it I replaced the shocks, one was bad. I also greased the ball joints. It looks like the upper A-arm may have been replaced as it is not rusty like everything else, and the upper A-arm ball joint has a grease zerk. The lower ball joint has no zerk.
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Old 05-29-2023, 06:08 PM   #931
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Started the process of replacing the bushings in the rear Leaf springs and shackles. Moog lists the same bushings foe both, but the shackle bushings do not have an outer metal case. I ordered a set of Moog shackles today with new bushings already installed.

Spent some time with a hammer and dolly working out some large dents in the lower front corner of the passenger bed side. I've been searching for a light blue door for six months now to address the dent in the door. Seems to be a rare color.
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Old 05-31-2023, 05:09 AM   #932
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Road Tested her this past weekend
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Old 06-02-2023, 06:08 AM   #934
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Old 06-02-2023, 11:57 AM   #935
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Received and installed new rear leaf shackles. Front and rear suspension rebuild is now complete. Rides nice and smooth now with no squeaks or rattles.
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Old 06-04-2023, 12:42 AM   #936
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Less taco'd gate for the 90 needs a 2 tone now.
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Old 06-14-2023, 11:09 AM   #937
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Well, last night I finished replacing the lower intake gaskets, and plenum gasket, cleaned the intake, replaced the exhaust manifold gaskets, and did an overall clean-up under the hood. I had a leak on the rear of the intake manifold. Looked to be a previous job done wrong.
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Old 06-29-2023, 03:18 PM   #938
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After months of searching, I finally found a light blue door. I'm going to repaint the window frame before installing it.
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Old 06-29-2023, 09:06 PM   #939
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Less taco'd gate for the 90 needs a 2 tone now.
Are you going to full two tone... paint the top of the gate Silver and Bronze below the body molding?
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Old 06-30-2023, 09:13 AM   #940
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I bought my '95 Suburban from Cobb county GA Sherriff's Dept. all I found in it was in between the bottom and back of the driver seat... white sugar powder from donuts! Seriously!
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Old 07-10-2023, 02:43 AM   #941
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ordered a Holley sniper EFI kit for my 93 Suburban. Now im lookin at new heads, and a new cam to give my old burb some more balls while towing...... any suggestions are always welcome!!
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Old 07-10-2023, 09:16 PM   #942
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Old 07-12-2023, 05:50 AM   #943
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The 305 in my '89 Cheyenne developed a low-end knock, so I replaced it with a 4.8L LS from an '02 Silverado
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Old 07-31-2023, 01:13 AM   #944
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Replaced the passenger side door. The previous door had a big dent in it. The color isn't a good match, but at least the dent is gone. I will install the trim next.
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Old 08-12-2023, 01:14 AM   #945
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Installed the trim on my replacement door
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Old 10-15-2023, 04:54 AM   #946
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Been hearing some gurgling noises in the cooling system lately. When I pulled in the driveway at home later today coolant was spewing from the left radiator tank. Rad lasted 29 years so I cannot complain. Dorman replacement was in stock @ Oreilly's and a direct fit, $255 and lifetime warranty. AC Delco was more than twice that, had to be ordered with limited warranty. I would suspect it is the same part in my experience. Hope I am not taking it out for replacement soon.
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cool, i drive truck too, northeast region tho.

But today i had the day off and played with my 97 sierra. I rewired my headlights so now when the highbeams are on, all four lights light up. And i put on a led 3rd brake light ive had sitting around for a year or so lol.
I put in one of those kits! Got it at LMC Truck.
Made me want to drive around in town at night so everyone could see
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Recently found out that it's best NOT to be jam'n out in the shop
when changing plug wires. Important to here them "click" when
you push them on your spark plugs. Drove 35 minutes to show
after waiting all week for them to come in. About 1/2 way there
she started running rough again, only to find out I was on 5.

*Why the hood is popped in this picture someone took. I had
to let her cool down so I could put 3 wires back on the plugs.
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LUV2XCLR8,

That's a great Pic! ��
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That's a great Pic! ��
Thanks, been better if hood was closed...
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