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    1986 F250 HD 4x4 hubcaps

    Another Mid-TN bullnose! I'll wave if I see you around. I've rattled into town in mine from M'boro 3 times this week picking up this/that to get my daughter moved into her new place.
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    The Official "Show Us Your Ride" pictures of member's trucks thread.

    My beater after throwing some paint at the hood a month or two ago. It's a good 30-footer. Draws a decent amount of thumbs-up going down the road.
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    Whats this?

    I put one of those in my truck when I installed the Racor W/S. It's doable, but not a straight plug-and-play into the factory harness. The sensor shorts to ground for a 1-second bulb check when power is applied, then constantly if it detects water. The idiot light on the dash requires a 12v...
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    Recharging AC

    New hoses are cheap - bought all of mine from Rockauto. Don't screw around with 35 year old rubber, particularly if you're going back with R12. Would also be worth your time to pull the evaporator and clean it, because if it's anything like mine was, half of it will be blocked with dirt and...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Well, 2 things. It's just about the worst paint job I've ever done from a prep standpoint, but it'll be hard for it to look any worse than the rest of the truck. Paint laid down fine and has a good gloss, but I just didn't spend any real time straightening out the dents. Is what it is, a...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Acted on a bad idea today. Swore 6 ways from Sunday that I wasn't going to do any paintwork on this truck because there isn't a straight panel on it. Got tired of looking at bare spots and the previous owner's rattle can primer on the hood. Can't just scuff and spray because of all the little...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Finally got around to welding up the holes in the bed rails and spraying the Raptor Liner in the bed. Have always been pleased with this stuff. Hard to beat for a couple hundred bucks. I considered buying the tintable version and doing it body color, but just the red tint was going to raise...
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    Truck Registration

    My county in TN is $76.50/year for a standard tag. Antique tags are something like a $35 1-time fee. Been a couple years since I put the antique tag on my '67 Mustang, so I can't remember it to the cent. Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Got my Marti report today. Figured why the hell not and spent the $55. They made the comment that the selling dealer got their money's worth ticking off option boxes on it when they ordered it.
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    Front springs?

    Yeah, those are most likely toast. My '85 sits about an inch off the bump stops and definitely rides low in the front. Next big purchase for it is a new pair to bring it back to stock height. Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Realized last weekend when I was hauling 2000+lbs of mulch that the truck was *years* past needing new shocks all around. Replaced the who-knows-how-old completely worn out shocks with a new set of Rancho RS5000s. Also wired the Racor RK30880e WIF sensor into the factory idiot light. I'm a...
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Hauled in 3 yards of wet mulch so I could tackle the flower beds at the house. Safe to say the old truck handled it better than my back did. I'll pay for it tomorrow. Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    Put in the new p/s pump and hoses, Racor 10 micron water separator, changed the oil, fuel filter, air filter and vacuumed it out. All ready to start hauling mulch, dirt, and gravel for Spring property maintenance. Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk
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    Radiator beat down

    Have had one of the cheap ebay 3-rows in my '85 for about a year now. Zero issues. Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk
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    So what did you do with your truck today?

    I finally let go of my '48 Cub last summer. Had been in the family for 30+ years, but I just didn't do anything with it besides look at it and change the fluids every now and then. My dad restored it back in the early '90s. I mowed my 5 acres with it a few times before I bought my big zero...