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Old 02-26-2021, 03:40 PM   #176
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

More haste, less progress.

I wanted to do the side glass windows tint today.

FAIL FAIL FAIL.......

I was not patient enough to wait for Saturday till Sally could help me by holding the films one side.

So I cut a piece to size



Then I laid it out on the film on the outside of the door, remembering to place it so that once cut to shape, it could be stuck to the inside of the glass.



Then proceeded to removing the backing film, and using water (should have been soapy water) to place it, out in the sunshine with a very gentle breeze.......

Guess what.....??

Massive failure here. As the wind twisted it, alongside static pulling it about.

So I removed it.

Laying what was left of it, once removed, on the counter top, in order to copy it.





Thought I could copy a second one, then called over the hedge for Mickey to come hold one side........

And cut a copy of the failed item.

BUGGGERRRRRRRRR !!!


Cut it about 8mm short.


Close up.





So I removed and binned number two


So the outcome of the window tinting was good though, and this is the before ad after pcs.


Soon to be corrected.










Ordered some more film tonight after work, £10.99 wasted on education I guess.


Maybe I can fit the battery tray and radiator cowl over the weekend.


Little jobs we said.
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Old 02-26-2021, 04:51 PM   #177
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

You have probably done way more than me, but I was taught to and also remove the inside door panel (card I think you folks call them) before I do the tint. Gives me room to get it below the door wiper. I have never had much luck getting them on correctly the first time and the big issue I seem to always have bugs between the film and glass.
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Old 02-27-2021, 01:55 PM   #178
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You have probably done way more than me, but I was taught to and also remove the inside door panel (card I think you folks call them) before I do the tint. Gives me room to get it below the door wiper. I have never had much luck getting them on correctly the first time and the big issue I seem to always have bugs between the film and glass.
I am amazed that I failed twice.

But it happens.

Next time, 4 hands, and spray the film as well, stops it stu]Viking to itself.



2004 Chevy Silverado truck came in for a gas tank strap to Dennis’ body shop





Looking good.

Hardly abused.



And of course, bed off to repair said straps.





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Old 02-27-2021, 03:05 PM   #179
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What's the problem? It looks level.
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:05 PM   #180
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What's the problem? It looks level.
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Old 02-27-2021, 06:18 PM   #181
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

Some days start good.

Today started a lot earlier than I wanted, but hey ho...... sleep when we are dead ehhh.



So had breakfast then drew the truck down to the shop.



Battery out.

Wonder why these trays rust so badly.......?

Water access is easy from the front.

And putting a rubber mat under the battery, not ideal I would think.



Holes and probably more out of sight.



Old n new(er)



Battery back in.

Then removed the radiator cowl.

Old vs Replacement



While in there, I also noticed the new radiator that I had been told by the lady who owned the truck before, had been fitted.



I also dismantled the underside of the dash to look at the fog light switch..... completely broken, possibly kicked at some point.

So I just put it all back together. I will fix it another day.

It was time to head out to the shops for food etc.

Silly grin, and a distinct difference in response since I cleaned up the air filter and breathing system.

Headed home, Sally chuckled and said I looked really happy, which I was.

I have to keep reminding myself not to drive like an idiot, but it feels and sounds so nice.

She somehow sneaked a pic in while I was driving.





It was a good day.
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Old 02-28-2021, 06:47 AM   #182
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

Rubbish, Misty and chilly outside today.

So what can I do to keep busy?

Not a lot as mostly I want to be outside.

So I used a cut off 2 liter milk bottle and some oven degreaser, followed by boiling water, then neat dishwashing soap on a brush and cleaned every wheel nut and cap individually, 20 nuts, 11 caps.

Rinsed them all with more boiling water, followed by a further wash and boiling water rinse for the nuts to ensure they were oil and grease free.

Grubby as can be.



First wash and rinse.



Second wash and boiling water rinse.

Dried.



Then fetched some foam] from the garage, sliced a couple of slots deeply into it and fitted the nuts in order to protect the external threads.



Painted a few light coats of satin black.

Happy with the result.




So I hear a few ask me why ??

Simply put, to fool the eye.

There are only 11 of these wheel nut/centre cap retaining cap screws right now, so visually it should look better if they are all black, than some anodised gold or silvery from damage.

Much effort, but another small visual gain.

PS. Not fitting new wheels till the Poorboys wheel wax from Amazon has been delivered and applied to the wheels while they are off the truck.


Time for another drive now.
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Old 02-28-2021, 08:41 AM   #183
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Nice. Not sure about you folks over there, but I got in the habit of putting a dab of anti-seize in the nuts before I put them on. All our humidity and all makes them rust up pretty quick in the threads. It sure helped in Japan with all the snow and slush crap too. Keep on trucking with er Rian, she is good!
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Re: GRIZZ’s English 2001 S10 Extra Cab 4.3 V6 Truck

Grizz, I was faced with some shabby looking plastic lugnut caps myself a few weeks ago. I wound up buying these and I couldn't be happier.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1
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Nice. Not sure about you folks over there, but I got in the habit of putting a dab of anti-seize in the nuts before I put them on. All our humidity and all makes them rust up pretty quick in the threads. It sure helped in Japan with all the snow and slush crap too. Keep on trucking with er Rian, she is good!

Great advice Bill. Thank you.

Yes the truck is coming together bit by bit.
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Grizz, I was faced with some shabby looking plastic lugnut caps myself a few weeks ago. I wound up buying these and I couldn't be happier.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...0?ie=UTF8&th=1
Thanks for the lead.

Do they screw on and keep the centre caps fixed?
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:06 PM   #187
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My SKY internet and WiFi was down for 24 hrs, and where I live, my mobile signal is 2 bars on 3G and intermittently 1 bar of 4G

So a struggle to work from home.

However, by 08.00 I got onto this.........





Then late afternoon, well, just after 4.00pm I got out the Poorboys wheel wax.

The stuff is sooo frugal.

You hardly use any.

I did both the fronts and rears of the wheels.






Once it dries, after 10 plus minutes, you buff it all off with a micro fibre cloth.





Hard to believe it makes a difference, and I tried to feel if it felt any smoother, no idea.

But happy to believe that it will aid maintenance.



Once I was done, looking at how little of this stuff I had used, and that is on both sides, I was amazed at just how frugal it is.

At £14.00 delivered for the tub, I suspect one could expect to do another 50 wheels or more.



Another step closer to fitting.
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I have never heard of the stuff prior to you mentioning it Rian. Is that a UK polish or pretty much global? Those wheels look really good clean and polished up.
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Guess I never looked for or at it since I have had very few alloy wheeled vehicles. Almost all my wheels have been steel. Thanks Rian. I'll keep them in mind if I get some alloy wheels.
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Guess I never looked for or at it since I have had very few alloy wheeled vehicles. Almost all my wheels have been steel. Thanks Rian. I'll keep them in mind if I get some alloy wheels.
I think they will protect steel or alloy though Bill.
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