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Gregski 06-25-2016 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by hatzie (Post 7634901)
I've used GM, Chrysler, Dorman, NAPA, ... hinge pin kits. They all work just fine...

Thanks Hatzie that's what I was hoping to hear, as soon as my kid is up I will give them a try, probably best to have an extra set of hands to mount the passenger side door back on

looks like it's going to be 100 F today and for the next five days, Awesome... Not!

SkinnyG 06-25-2016 01:24 PM

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I plan on building racks similar to your so I can haul 20' lengths of steel. I will likely have an extension over the cab.

However, I would place the cross bar lower, so the posts stick up above the cross bar to help keep things UP and not fall down. Gives you something to tie stuff against. For Kayaks, though, it probably doesn't matter.

rusty76 06-25-2016 03:13 PM

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Take pics once you get the kayak up on it. I want to see it.

Gregski 06-26-2016 01:06 PM

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found some rust under the doors, which was expected, fortunately its just surface rust

so a short dance with the wire wheel followed by a paper towel acid bath and we will be ready for primer in no time

P.S. got a call from my buddy Lucifer he asked if I wanted to come down to his place to cool off today, (day 2 of over 100 F streak)

flashed 06-26-2016 03:03 PM

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I would think Lucifer's place would be much hotter.

y5mgisi 06-26-2016 04:52 PM

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Do like progress!

UKNOWME 06-26-2016 04:55 PM

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Originally Posted by flashed (Post 7635937)
I would think Lucifer's place would be much hotter.

That's what I was thinking too

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by rusty76 (Post 7635126)
Take pics once you get the kayak up on it. I want to see it.

simple ~ and as my buddy puts it "A Truck doing Truck Things!!!"

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:21 PM

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in the front I use the holes in the purches to hold the tie downs, in the rear I had to bolt back up the hooks I removed when I first got the truck, lol, but this time I mounted them underneath, these are temporary and will do for now, ie this trip

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:24 PM

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now back to the door hinges, here they are off the truck, I wasn't going to let one missing bushing prevent me from taking these pics after it went missing, of course I found it as soon as the pics were taken, ha ha

I can't believe how I loose things all the time, its as if there was someone hiding in my garage just pranking me all the time

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:27 PM

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and a mandatory old door hinge pin and old pushings along side a new pin and new bushings

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by y5mgisi (Post 7636034)
Do like progress!

Thank you, lots of work

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:31 PM

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and new bushes going in (not sure what these are made of - some orangy stuff) with a liberal coat of white lightning bacon grease

the top one slid it beautifully...

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:32 PM

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the bottom one was a bit shy

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:33 PM

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had to use a rat tail file to open up the hole a bit (GM gods forbid I had a proper sized drill bit) to have used that instead, and made guick job of it

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:35 PM

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and wouldn't you know it, the door still sags as it did before, so once I again I fixed things not needin' fixin, I recon my old bushes was fine, it was just hinges that needed proper adjusting - and still do, I bet the fender needs to come off for that type of action, fun level = 2

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:38 PM

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now there are things that need doin', things you ought to be doin', things that need to be fixed, things that you oughta fix... BUT THAN THERE's things you WANT to do

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:39 PM

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hey, what ever, works for me

Gregski 06-26-2016 06:42 PM

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Yup I finally decided this truck suffers from TMG

Too Much Green

enaberif 06-26-2016 07:22 PM

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I say leave the one stripe and don't do another lol. Also if you want to save your doors spray some lubrication oil down the insides.

The doors normally rust from inside out because of bad window seals at the top.

muthstryker 06-26-2016 07:33 PM

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Nice! I like the single stripe a lot.

rusty76 06-26-2016 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregski (Post 7636093)
simple ~ and as my buddy puts it "A Truck doing Truck Things!!!"

I like seeing trucks doing what trucks do. Nice.

Valarius_Starchaser 06-26-2016 11:26 PM

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I will likely be shunned from Gregskis build and the forum for all eternity for posting these pictures of my daily driver but I will risk it we are like brothers Gregski!

Gregski 06-27-2016 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Valarius_Starchaser (Post 7636448)
I will likely be shunned from Gregskis build and the forum for all eternity for posting these pictures of my daily driver but I will risk it we are like brothers Gregski!

Wow yup, I can barely tell our vehicles apart, ha ha. By the way how did you manage to swap an LS into that little Honda Cervix (wink wink)

Gregski 06-29-2016 08:04 PM

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removed the door striker pin (came out much easier than expected with that torques star screw thingie, I thought I was gonna strip it fer sure) so that it would not interfere with the door alignmentability

with it worn the way it be, it's time fer a new one soon


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