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Old 10-06-2017, 08:15 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I was joking around looks to me like someone smeared some bondo over the rust and threw some paint over it - usually when you see a rust hole like that the rust is bubbling out from under the paint - in that pic it looks pretty smooth so thats another reason I thought someone tried a prior hack-ish repair (not you!)
Aah I see, it's hard to pick up on the camera but the paint is bubbling a lot around the hole. I wonder how it started though.. No holes on the other side as far as I could see, so wonder where dirt and **** came in from.
Really want to find the cause, since I don't want rust to come through again in a few years after I fix it.

Hopefully be ordering the quarter panels and this one next month. Then get it welded in and re-painted. The front grille will also be painted black while I'm at it.

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the front side markers are amber from the factory. clear is aftermarket.
the rust on the cab could be coming from an interior leak. windshield, drain plug missing, hold down bolt removed......

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the front side markers are amber from the factory. clear is aftermarket.
the rust on the cab could be coming from an interior leak. windshield, drain plug missing, hold down bolt removed......

I see, thanks! Got my US lights fixed today, amber lights came in earlier than expected!

What is the 'hold down bolt'? Never heard of that term before haha


Okay, so this might be a little early, but then again never too early to get some information. I was walking around my truck today with my dad, debating on wheels&tires after the lift.
We figured there's a few options:

6 identical rims&tires, a little bit wider than the original. Can't go too far in on the rear because of the leaf springs, and obviously we don't want the rear tires rubbing each other..

Option two we figured was to get 4 identical rims&tires on the rear, and 2 different one on the front. Then either remove the front wheel hub extension and put on a normal tire, or keep it on and look for a rim that comes more towards the outside of the car (hence why in that option I couldn't have 6 identical because they would be rubbing in the rear).

I'm not a hero when it comes to wheels and tires, and I believe it's different in the USA as well (for example we don't have 19.5 inch wheels in Europe) so any help here would be appreciated.

I added a picture, just to give an idea of the overall height I'm trying to achieve, and the width of the wheels I'd like.

I really like the wheel width on the blue one. And I think that's about as wide as I'm gonna get away with in the rear without the tires rubbing. I believe the front tires are a bit wider, which will look good with some extended fender flares (regulations here don't allow tires to stick out more than 3 cm) hence the fender flares. Also as far as I can see they removed the hub extenders at the front.

I use myself as a reference and would like the top of the bed to be at least at eye-level, maybe a little higher, but not too overkill.

22" would be the absolute maximum size rims for me, I'm hoping to go a little bit smaller and still achieve my desired overall height.

But then comes the million dollar question(s):

What offset and what size tires do I get on them? As said before I know absolutely nothing about wheels and tires.

Any suggestions / pictures etc welcome!
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With that size tire/wheel on the back you'll probably want a set of spacers so the tires won't rub. There are a lot of good reviews for Fred over at wheeladapters on DP.



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I......What is the 'hold down bolt'? Never heard of that term before haha..............
a bolt for one of the seats but now that i think about it, i think they use studs.
front hubs will have to be machined unless you get a hub from a single wheel truck.
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With that size tire/wheel on the back you'll probably want a set of spacers so the tires won't rub. There are a lot of good reviews for Fred over at wheeladapters on DP.



Wheeladapter.com - dually spacers.
Thanks! Didn't think about that yet!

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My new front axle Actuator got in today, replaced it, and now my 4x4 is working perfect!

Also looked into ordering the new Fenders and panel for the rust underneath the back of the cab. Shipping costs came at a whopping $500?! There needs to be a cheaper way to get those panels across sea?
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My new front axle Actuator got in today, replaced it, and now my 4x4 is working perfect!

Also looked into ordering the new Fenders and panel for the rust underneath the back of the cab. Shipping costs came at a whopping $500?! There needs to be a cheaper way to get those panels across sea?
Might be cheaper to move to where the parts are

I'd suspect you'll want to save up and purchase a partial container ship the lift kit etc all together.

Maybe check with the place you bought the truck from - see if they get routine parts shipped over in a container from the states..maybe you can piggy back on one of theirs?

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