project: Lucille

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  1. no mufflers

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    so kinda my last minute name. figured i would give it a name so i can keep updating as i go along. below i have the link for my other threads.

    first thread
    https://www.oilburners.net/threads/summer-pre-rally-upgrades.77398/

    second thread
    https://www.oilburners.net/threads/project-watch-out-kentuckians.79616/#post-941370

    first thing up is getting the core support cleaned and straitened. i got this in KY and its really clean, was just banged up from being in a junk yard and got bumped with a fork lift. i also really need to fix my front cab mount so i figured this would be a good time to take the fenders off so i have more room.

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    i was doing some sand blasting so i threw this in the batch.

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    mainly the bottom that got bent.

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    Wow, that came out crazy clean. No corrosion at all?
     
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    no, zero rot/rust. i was really surprised to find one that clean. i was a little bummed on the tweaks in it but there not that bad and for the price and lack of rust i couldn't say no.
     
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    "You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille". Are you a Kenny Rogers fan?


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    i do like his songs. the song i picked is from waylon jennings.

    there aren't too many waylon songs i dont like.
     
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    Ahh the fun junkyarding rally trips . We may need to do another one this year, haha!
     
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    Danielle I'm kind of not allowed any more trucks! Supporting Member

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    Is Lucille the truck I saw at the Jersey rally?

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    yes it is. my current truck.
     
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    little update. just so y'all can see what i am trying to fix here.

    as you saw i have a good core support, i need to get a cab mount and maybe two front fenders. there not totally rotted but might need more work then its worth.

    here is the rot on the core support and fenders. IMG_20180503_182753.jpg IMG_20180503_182844.jpg IMG_20180503_182902.jpg IMG_20180503_182922.jpg IMG_20180503_182933.jpg
     
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    here is the rot on the cab mount. it was perfect when i first got the truck but when i was doing some sand blasting it got filled with sand and i never cleaned it out. after four years of being filled with sand and water it gave me the :flipa.

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    Gonna have some upside down welding fun?
     
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    Yeah I'm not really looking forward to the cab mount. I have done several of them on other trucks but I got paid for those.
     
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    The worst part is all this stuff is going to make the truck slower with all the extra metal. LOL
     
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    Danielle I'm kind of not allowed any more trucks! Supporting Member

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    Where we at with this? I want to see what my future looks like

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