So what did you do with your truck today?

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by GOOSE, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. chillman88

    chillman88 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Old girl surprised me this morning. We got 12" of snow overnight. My road wasn't plowed and was pretty rough. No issues at all. Not too bad for an open diff 2wd dually!

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  2. GOOSE

    GOOSE Happy IDI'er

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    Having some fun the other day. My 12 year old daughter was the videographer.



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    I like your color scheme. Truck looks awesome. Did you have it painted?
     
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    GOOSE Happy IDI'er

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    Its fleet white with reflective sign vinyl.

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    Take the license plate off your truck and pull the trailer with that thing :Thumbs Up
     
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    freebird01 Post Turtle!

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    i got stuck in my driveway with my 2wd cc dually a few years ago and had to get pulled out by my neighbors jeep (there was 18" of unplowed snow LOL) after that i vowed it wouldnt happen again... now there is a D60 under the front of my truck haha
     
  7. chillman88

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    That's in the works too! I have one out back now!
     
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    Checked the floor after last nights rain. Happiness is dry carpet. Finally looks like I got all those water leaks fixed. Too bad Ford didn't install the windshield right in the first place.
     
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    Discovered need new batteries again going the economy route need new batteries cables that looking in eBay is confusing the ones I bought from there crapped out. Spend the last few days cleaning the truck inside/out after a small bit of snow. All in all the replacement starter is still holding up
     
  10. IDIBRONCO

    IDIBRONCO IDIBRONCO

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    Today, I just drove mine 30 miles, round trip, down the highway. There were no surprises, but they were 30 glorious miles filled with the clatter of 8 extremely high compression cylinders hauling me smoothly the whole way! Maybe a little noise from the radio thrown in for good measure.:Thumbs Up
     
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    Drove the whole family (6 total) to the family Thanksgiving with all the bikes, soocters, etc. in the bed. My kids (oldest is 4) love when we take my truck anywhere.
    Much more fun than the Durango Citadel. Haha

    And the broken head unit makes the sound track very pleasing if you ask me. -clack clack clack clack clack clack clack clack-

    Bad news, I need a glow plug controller really bad. It's making starting it up not fun when I forget to plug it in. Lol
     
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  12. DuRolf

    DuRolf 1989 Ford E 350

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    Thanksgiving drive:
    Late night I note the headlights flickering. The under dash spade socket from which I have been running power to the voltmeter has gotten loose, so it is easy to lose the volt meter. I can't check the voltage to insure the alternator is charging, but joining the coach batteries to the engine batteries makes the lights much brighter. I pull over in Fruita and find that the battery charging post on the alternator is missing! I remove the air intake, then the alternator. Apparently the wire going to the battery shed its insulation near the ring terminal, and arc'd to the metal body of the alternator causing a short circuit.
    The replacement alternator that I had on hand in the back of the coach has but a single pulley, so I have to swap out the old double. It is tough to get the old one off, requiring PB Blaster and body english with my giant pliers. The new alternator has an allen wrench socket that the old one didn't, which takes me a long few moments to sort out. Lastly the new alt apparently has a metric threaded receptacle for tightening to the bracket, as the old bolt that has worked in every prior alt now is just a bit loose. I sub in a 1/4" dia bolt and nut combo. Success! We're back on the road.
    Salt Lake City: I note the driver's side front turn signal bulb has fallen out of its socket. It is a LED aftermarket bulb. I decide to replace the other one too, which was still incandescent. The LED bulbs seem to have the identical base as the old bulbs, but they must be just a hair smaller. They don't want to stay in the socket with near the stickiness of the old models. So I add a bit of silicone. But, now the blinkers don't work! I check fuses, and finally decide to put the old incandescent bulbs back in. Now the blinkers work fine! Discussion with mechanic brother in law at the dinner table suggests that the blinker mechanism is a on off solenoid that changes between off and on upon detecting current flow (or resistance). The LEDs have such low current that they don't activate the blinker mechanism.
    The reverse lights also don't work. I check power to the neutral safety switch, and it is there. Jumping the terminals turns the reverse lights on. My first thought is that the young mechanics at the recently visited transmission shop who were getting born when the C6 was last in production just didn't know how to put the neutral safety switch back on properly. I take it off and re-attach it, making sure the clock it. But no go. So I splice the to and from wires of the reverse light circuit and run a dual wire single sheath up to a rocker switch I attach on the dash. Now I can manually turn on the rear lights whenever I want to.
     
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  13. jwalterus

    jwalterus Made in America

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    I changed the batteries.
    Later I'll fill the flat right rear tire.
    I *may* even start it. :dunno

    On a side note: This getting ready to move sh*t is for the birds. If there is a next time, I'll spend the 2 grand for someone else to do it for me. LOL
     
  14. Danielle

    Danielle I'm kind of not allowed any more trucks! Supporting Member

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    We did it ourselves the first time, but Steve had a crisis at work so it was just me and the kids were still babies. So I hired some kids for the labor. WE SAVED NO MONEY haha.

    This last time we hired a company to unload and load and it was amazing! And cheaper to hire a pro crew for half a day than hiring 3 kids for 3 days (they didn't feel comfortable stacking the truck high so we had to do many many trips!)

    We are also planning on this being our home until 2032! (When the youngest graduates high school we downsizing and moving to Florida!)

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  15. laserjock

    laserjock Almost there... Supporting Member

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    Brought home my Christmas present. About 3 years overdue.

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    It even matches. LOL
     

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