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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. renjaminfrankln

    renjaminfrankln Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Lubed the heat/ac blend door cable. Look at that WD 40 running all the way through the cable. Nice

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  2. IDIBRONCO

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    On the way home, I hit another pheasant. This time it was in my F150 and it was a couple of feet higher so it hit just about perfectly in the middle of the windshield. No broken headlight this time!:Thumbs Up The windshield has been cracked since I bought the truck in August 2011. I believe that I'm really starting to hate pheasants though.-cuss
     
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    It started snowing before I left work. I went to another town to go grocery shopping. While I was there, the snow really picked up. There was at least an inch of snow on top of the slush on the ground by the time I was heading home. IOt was dark and I was in no hurry so I just left it in 4th gear and was going along about 45MPH. That was fine until I started getting into the steep hills on the way home. I would run up to 50 going down hill and let up to about 35 going up the next hill and was still spinning the back tires. After I almost ended up sideways in the highway, I gave up and got out to lock in the hubs. i was able to go 50 for the rest of the way home with no problems (of course). So I guess that I got to use the transfer case for something other than backing up with or to a trailer. I suppose that's what it was made for. It sounds funny, but I hardly ever use 4x4 at all. It's just REALLY nice to have when I need it.
     
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    IMG_20190112_150610.jpg IMG_20190112_150555.jpg The wife wanted to go for a drive and all I can say is I'm glad I have tire chains I got stuck and slid I to a tree and broke a tail light out :frustrate but I got creative with the chainsaw and cut .A new path to the road but before I cut the new road a few guys with Polaris rzr stopped and thaught they could pull me out lol we spent 20 min getting them out of the way but all said and done all 4 chained new road I pushed through over 2 foot of snow and only suffered the tail light
     
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    Made a commitment to her. Was toying with the idea of going new and paying it off by retirement time. Can't get half the truck she's going to be after I invest a couple few thousand $$ in her though. Over the next couple years she gets some love & will be my daily driver when I retire.
    This weekend I finished up rebuilding and installing a winch.
    Next up new headlamps. 20181231_085822.jpg 20190113_142941.jpg
     
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    Wow details on the winch?

    Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
     
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    It's a Ramsey S2001 (predessor to tbe RE-8000 / 8,000 # capacity) worm gear, power in / power out with a free spool clutch.
    It came welded to an 18' trailer I bought used a few years back. It was quite a mess and had been sitting in the project area of the garage.
    New motor, seals / gaskets, oil / lube (with new zerk fittings / crankcase vents), cable, solenoids, remote controller, some paint, plus some fab work to mount it.
    Some history I found says it was the winch installed on 1982 Jeep CJ-7s as part of the "Jambo" accessory package.
    It's a beast weighing in at between 125~150 pounds all together.
     
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    Today I put the trash out, and took the dog for a half-mile ride (he insists on it when he sees me grab the trash bags) ;)

    Then I looked under the hood and decided that turbo installation can wait for better weather! It's really cramped back there.
     
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    I know that you want it installed NOW, but that's probably a good decision.
     
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    Bought another idi today. 92 f350 cclb 7.3 zf5 4x4. Runs and drives and is pretty clean for $775. I’ll have pictures and a thread for it tomorrow:Thumbs Up
     
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    SOOO jealous! I'll have to check it out when I'm there!
     
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    That's an amazing price for a running truck :shocked:... so which drainage ditch did you dump the former owner in after you mugged him? :sly
     
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    Hey now LOL I’m pretty happy with the price. Dana 60 would sell for more than what I paid for the truck, and the zf shifts great. It’s na, which I can fix later down the road, but it will give me a good platform to build some parts to support the guys that just want to get a bit more pep out of their na engines without investing in a turbo.
     
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    Hog those ports out!:Thumbs Up Straight pipe it too!:angel:
     
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    I'll trade ya a D60 for it then! :joker:
     

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