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Old 11-20-2016, 11:50 AM   #126
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Nice lookin purpose-built rig.
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Old 11-20-2016, 11:53 AM   #127
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Part of daily driving in MN is snow. We got over a foot on Friday. Here's about half way through the storm.
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Old 11-20-2016, 11:57 AM   #128
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A shot of the truck clearing snow.
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Old 11-20-2016, 12:01 PM   #129
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Old 11-20-2016, 03:42 PM   #130
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I love your truck, especially with the tall pizza cutter tires.
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Old 11-21-2016, 12:14 AM   #131
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Good looking snow pics! We have had one event with a few inches. I probably didn't need to but I plowed my inlaw's place with the GoPro on the truck. Need to get some video uploaded with sweet straight six sound effects.

How's your plow working? Mine wasn't turning one direction but I serviced it and seems to be 100% again.
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Old 11-21-2016, 02:59 AM   #132
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Part of daily driving in MN is snow. We got over a foot on Friday. Here's about half way through the storm.
It was a heck of a way to ease into winter! I drive truck, and I was in the Brainerd / Bemidji area all day Friday.
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Old 12-05-2016, 06:35 PM   #133
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Thanks for the compliments!

The foot of snow we got has pretty much all melted. It hasn't been cold enough yet to make any real ice. Looks like that's changing soon. Were getting an inch or two of snow today. I stopped at a landing on the way home to check it out. Here's a pic from the cab.
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Old 12-17-2016, 12:03 AM   #134
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:20 PM   #135
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We finally got out of our cold snap here. Mornings were down to -30 degrees with highs in the single digets.

So I took the opportunity to give the truck a good wash and quick wax for good measure.
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Looks great all shined up. Do you park outside or have some warm storage?
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Old 01-16-2017, 09:21 PM   #137
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Looks great all shined up. Do you park outside or have some warm storage?
Thanks. It's kept in a heated garage.
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Realized itís been quite a while since posting. Truck took a break from daily dutyís for a while but is now my daily again. So far Iíve got about 45,000 miles on the rebuild. Also did a few upgrades.

Hereís a pic of her all shined up.
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I didnít use the plow enough to justify keeping it on the truck. I like the look better without the frame.
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Also ended up having to rebuild the front brakes after the drivers side started dragging. It had the original rotors and calipers. New rotors, calipers, pads, and hoses were installed.
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Also got some new rubber. Kept with the original size. 235/85-R16.
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Installed the ORD steering box brace and sway bar links.
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That turned out great. 45,000 miles is some good utilization!
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Any good pics of the steering box brace????
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Glad to see some updates
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Any good pics of the steering box brace????
Not the easiest spot to get pics of. Hereís a couple more.
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That turned out great. 45,000 miles is some good utilization!
Thanks. 45,000 and climbing. She was built to work.
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Thanks buddy, easy install? Direct bolt in?
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Thanks buddy, easy install? Direct bolt in?
Fairly easy. Fitment to the steering box was good. You may need to shim with some washers depending on year and crossmemeber. I had to drill the hole in the center. Also had to clearance for the brake line.
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