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Old 10-01-2019, 12:10 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Does the rust just blow around in the wind back there on nice days making the skies red?


I thought things rusted badly here in the Pacific NW..you guys back east take the cake!

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Old 10-01-2019, 09:25 AM   #152 (permalink)
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Did you get your backhoe going?

I've been truck shopping, I admit. My spirit is a bit broken.

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Did you get your backhoe going?

I've been truck shopping, I admit. My spirit is a bit broken.
First...if you're truck shopping don't look ANYWHERE near where you live! YIKES - find something that was out west or down south!!

BACKHOE

Well - the backhoe got moved up by the shop - but the brakes are stuck so I had to brute force it in low gear and floored..can't work on it 300yds from the shop!

Things a 20,000lb brute with air brakes - right now I believe i have a rusted or gummed up actuating rod as the left brake pedal won't release.

The Brake Pedals are supposed to be "pinned" so that you can remove them for servicing the individual sides of what appears to be the actuator assemblies (I'm no backhoe mechanic and don't know the terminology is the same as autos)

But long ago some y0-y0 put fully threaded bolts instead of shanked ones and I got the left side to loosen up but the right side which has to be removed to remove the left side is frozen up and the head turns just a skoosh but the threads don't - so we all know what that means - it will snap like a fresh green bean I try to wrench it too much, and the "hot-wrench" won't work because there's this nice rubber boot about 1/2" from the bolt passage...its always something...lol..

So I put some liquid wrench on both sides a couple days ago and need to get out there with a sledge hammer and pry bar and see if I can knock it thru yet...hard spot to swing a hammer with force.. I may get the air chisel out with the flat bit now that I think about it!

Thanks for asking about the backhoe..you gave me a good idea!
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:21 PM   #154 (permalink)
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First...if you're truck shopping don't look ANYWHERE near where you live! YIKES - find something that was out west or down south!!...
I strongly suggest anybody looking for a rust free vehicle look in the SW desert.

I'm from Michigan (rust central) and when my Michigan mom comes to visit me in Vegas she comments all the time on how nice the cars are. It's not that people here take care of them better. It's that there is no salt ever and hardly any rain. My 2006 has zero rust. Where its parked, I get a build up of leaves in the fender well between the well and the fender. And when I clean them out about once or twice a year they are bone dry and no rust. Besides people hammering on their 4x4s in the desert and rubber rotting like tires, batteries and windshield trim and paint fade, vehicles are solid here. Mine (never garaged, never seen salt):

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Old 10-01-2019, 02:50 PM   #155 (permalink)
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Rambo's Ride. I do have 6 years of experience as a heavy equipment repair manual author and have some experience at a hydraulic shop. If there's something I can help with, let me know. Looking at the parts breakdown for what your working on can give you some perspective. Hope you can get that bolt out of there.

MP, that is a gorgeous truck. The millennial in me however feels that the bumpers should be black instead of chrome, perhaps with teddy bears strapped to it so that we don't damage bicyclists or wildlife. Im jealous for sure!

Ahh truck shopping. Its more than just red rust, its red balance sheets!

Essentially, I have no savings to use on a vehicle purchase unless we are talking sub $1000. So whatever I buy has to be financed totally. Once the car is gone i can afford sub $400 a month payments. The truck's market value (maybe $3000 if they didn't see this thread) is whatever downpayment I could afford. Credit is already tapped out and taking a hit from excessive debt to income. Was tough to get a loan for the car, and I bought the car for under book with prime credit and no negative equity.

Probably the smartest thing to do would be get rid of the car and redirect to pay off my student loans, which would take two years with more free monthly capital so I can then overfinance myself on a tangible asset... Which should be my house, because I am paying interest only on 50% of the loan because I can't afford to live if paying on a full mortgage.

I'll just teleport to work it will be fine.
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BWD OPS 1/14 Heath PMD kit 3/14 Airtex boost solenoid 6/14 Lube Specialist cooler lines and cooler, rad support mounts, Pro Comp ES9000 Shocks, rear brakes 7/14 Interstate Batts, Cooper AT3 tires, Hummer H3 rims, stepper motor 4x4, coolant flush 11/14 Stabilizer bar links, soot trap gasket 9/15 Dorman tank, sending unit/sock delete, filler neck, filler neck, hose, Leroy's Tank Barbs, SAE30R9 lines, WIX filter head and prefilter with brackets by paleyjim, intake manifold gaskets 3/16 Used transmission, dipstick tube, fluid flush, drain plug pan by paleyjim, power steering fluid flush, transfer case seals and fluid 9/16 Duraterms 11/16 Ball Joints and wheel bearing drivers side. Powerstop pads, lubed sliders 4/17 AD244, Leroy's Flight Systems PMD 9/17
Performance:
Ashland Muffler 2.5 X-over 12/13 FTB FFM by paleyjim, ported upper egr delete S-code, lower F-code, ported IP fitting, FASS DRP-02 lift pump 3/16 Transgo Shift Kit by paleyjim, Energy Susp. engine+trans mounts 9/16 Ported GM8, Diamond Eye, Quadstar tune 11/16 K47 Box, Glowshift 3-1 1/17 Leroy's Billet Crank pulley, Fluidampr. 9/17
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Rambo's Ride. I do have 6 years of experience as a heavy equipment repair manual author and have some experience at a hydraulic shop. If there's something I can help with, let me know. Looking at the parts breakdown for what your working on can give you some perspective. Hope you can get that bolt out of there.

MP, that is a gorgeous truck. The millennial in me however feels that the bumpers should be black instead of chrome, perhaps with teddy bears strapped to it so that we don't damage bicyclists or wildlife. Im jealous for sure!

Ahh truck shopping. Its more than just red rust, its red balance sheets!

Essentially, I have no savings to use on a vehicle purchase unless we are talking sub $1000. So whatever I buy has to be financed totally. Once the car is gone i can afford sub $400 a month payments. The truck's market value (maybe $3000 if they didn't see this thread) is whatever downpayment I could afford. Credit is already tapped out and taking a hit from excessive debt to income. Was tough to get a loan for the car, and I bought the car for under book with prime credit and no negative equity.

Probably the smartest thing to do would be get rid of the car and redirect to pay off my student loans, which would take two years with more free monthly capital so I can then overfinance myself on a tangible asset... Which should be my house, because I am paying interest only on 50% of the loan because I can't afford to live if paying on a full mortgage.

I'll just teleport to work it will be fine.
First, love your writing style. Funny without being overdone. Ya make this reader feel your pain

Second, those bumpers of mine are stainless steel 100%. The "chrome" sections are highly polished to look like chrome. And the other sections painted to match truck. All from the maker. And that back bumper has a higher towing capacity than the truck itself. Front one, behind the plate, is made to fit the 16.5 Warn top dog winch of 2006. Idk what they have now.

https://reunel.com/ Beware of the price shocker.
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And we're supposed to believe that Democrats aren't for open borders simply because they say so?


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Wow. Spendy is right. They look good. Lots of bumpers exert some severe micro***** aggression vibes, yours are definitely tasteful and work oriented. And in today's money cost more than my truck did when I bought it.

Thanks for the compliments. Its not a horrible situation all in all, just frustrating. Need to make a decision if I want to keep struggling with this and potentially save money, or translate that effort into side work to pay for a different truck.

When I put the oil cooler on years ago, I put the grill in wrong. Popped the plastic lip above the rad support and tightened everything down, added some washers. That reduced front end noise some over bumps. I have a shock bolt I need to shim up and tighten to reduce that noise in the back. Fuel door bumper is gone, there's a rattle there.

Tightened the leaf spring ubolts a final time.

Braking seems normal now, noise gone, but pulling to the drivers side, hopefully goes back to normal or I'll need to replace the pads. I discovered an oil leak under there, which needs to be addressed before I put thin winter oil in there.
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Performance:
Ashland Muffler 2.5 X-over 12/13 FTB FFM by paleyjim, ported upper egr delete S-code, lower F-code, ported IP fitting, FASS DRP-02 lift pump 3/16 Transgo Shift Kit by paleyjim, Energy Susp. engine+trans mounts 9/16 Ported GM8, Diamond Eye, Quadstar tune 11/16 K47 Box, Glowshift 3-1 1/17 Leroy's Billet Crank pulley, Fluidampr. 9/17
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Wow. Spendy is right. They look good. Lots of bumpers exert some severe micro***** aggression vibes, yours are definitely tasteful and work oriented. And in today's money cost more than my truck did when I bought it.

Thanks for the compliments. Its not a horrible situation all in all, just frustrating. Need to make a decision if I want to keep struggling with this and potentially save money, or translate that effort into side work to pay for a different truck.

When I put the oil cooler on years ago, I put the grill in wrong. Popped the plastic lip above the rad support and tightened everything down, added some washers. That reduced front end noise some over bumps. I have a shock bolt I need to shim up and tighten to reduce that noise in the back. Fuel door bumper is gone, there's a rattle there.

Tightened the leaf spring ubolts a final time.

Braking seems normal now, noise gone, but pulling to the drivers side, hopefully goes back to normal or I'll need to replace the pads. I discovered an oil leak under there, which needs to be addressed before I put thin winter oil in there.
Yea, those bumpers were over $6,000 iirc. I got those in a different life. Truck too. One where / when money was flowing....

On "if ya should", Idk. I mean, if you can't afford to buy something new, then you are buying another person's problems. Simply meaning, you won't be buying "problem free." Ya won't actually know what problems you are buying. So it's really about what you can afford and what your abilities are. In every situation I have been in with nature, that mother always wins. You are fighting mother nature with all that rust - the inevitable. But if you can't afford to buy one not rusty, not full of its own issues...

My Michigan mom comments on her 2011 that is rusting away, saying she maybe is gonna buy a new one because she hates seeing all that rust. Which I remind her, you'll see it on that new one too in a few years. Other than the rust, her 2011 is a solid vehicle. But of course mother nature is working on that.

My m.o. has been to buy new and keep for 15+ years. But I moved from the salt states and so I can do that. Anything used there is gonna be rusty underneath. If you do decide to buy new, consider Vegas. We are better than the coastal states for used cars because not even salt air. Also, depending on your own state laws, NV used cars carry sales tax ONLY if purchased thru a dealer. So if you buy from here private party, NV won't ask to remit the sales tax for your state.

If you do stop all this work, I'll understand.... and miss the daily chuckle.
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Correction above:

"If you do decide to by *USED*, consider Vegas...."
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My GF has family in Vegas, was there last year around this time. Had an excellent time, miss it. Only gambled $22 on "Kitty Glitter" and "Wizard of Oz" machines but saw a lot of sights. Was practically breaking my neck looking at mint 90's vehicles a few times. Would have been nice to pick up something there but already had paid for a round trip ticket.

I've had my truck for sale pretty much constantly for a year. Yesterday, someone seemed intent he was going to trade straight up for a rebuilt 366 big block and TH400 trans with a transbrake for my truck so he could have a winter beater. I was like, getting more information from him on and off all day to try to figure out where he could even get close to half of what Im asking... Nope just a standard rebuild. Ok. Looks like another $500 Craigslist motor bud? Goodbye?

Other notable trade offers were a 1999 GTP and an 1989 diesel F350 (that guy still asks me), a bunch of gas pre obd2 GMT400s.

Truck seems to be running okay, tank is not really even leaking anymore. Driven it to work a whole bunch. Last night vacuumed it out and emptied all the straps and muddy chains out and a bunch of debris from an estate sale a year ago. OCD kicking in for a whole interior detail.

Just waiting for the next thing to break so I can complete a Rock Auto order...

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BWD OPS 1/14 Heath PMD kit 3/14 Airtex boost solenoid 6/14 Lube Specialist cooler lines and cooler, rad support mounts, Pro Comp ES9000 Shocks, rear brakes 7/14 Interstate Batts, Cooper AT3 tires, Hummer H3 rims, stepper motor 4x4, coolant flush 11/14 Stabilizer bar links, soot trap gasket 9/15 Dorman tank, sending unit/sock delete, filler neck, filler neck, hose, Leroy's Tank Barbs, SAE30R9 lines, WIX filter head and prefilter with brackets by paleyjim, intake manifold gaskets 3/16 Used transmission, dipstick tube, fluid flush, drain plug pan by paleyjim, power steering fluid flush, transfer case seals and fluid 9/16 Duraterms 11/16 Ball Joints and wheel bearing drivers side. Powerstop pads, lubed sliders 4/17 AD244, Leroy's Flight Systems PMD 9/17
Performance:
Ashland Muffler 2.5 X-over 12/13 FTB FFM by paleyjim, ported upper egr delete S-code, lower F-code, ported IP fitting, FASS DRP-02 lift pump 3/16 Transgo Shift Kit by paleyjim, Energy Susp. engine+trans mounts 9/16 Ported GM8, Diamond Eye, Quadstar tune 11/16 K47 Box, Glowshift 3-1 1/17 Leroy's Billet Crank pulley, Fluidampr. 9/17
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