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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. Ironman03R

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    My motivation isn't what it used to be, I need to do the same thing with a trailer I have but it's just so much work....lol.
     
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    Mine isn't really either. I need it for a long trip in July and I was like "oh crap it's almost June" LOL
     
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    Looked at her today cleaned the bed/cab out,still trying to diagnosis a no start/over issue new batteries,glow plugs go relay starter fuel filter no bowl style.

    Just has a split second wat to start light then acts like batteries are drained no air at the fuel filter head either brand new fuel pump as well total cost so far besides a jackass move to a garage that cost me $500 for replacing fuel pump/fuel filter the parts was not bad the $358 labor killed me drove truck total of 50 miles after new fuel pump/filter been sitting ever since still clueless
     
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    What do you use to deck it? All I can think of is pressure treated lumber, and I'm not sure that's a good idea.
     
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    Would be pressure treated 2x8 but there's a sawmill near me. It'll be a mix of white oak and locust because the locust is being given to me. 1-1/2" thick in varying widths.
     
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    Our choices here are white spruce or black spruce, or lumber imported at geat expense from down South - Canada or the Lower 48.
     
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    Door overhaul. New actuator cable, cleaned and lubed actuator and other door hardware, new window channels, sound deadening, new hinge pins and hardware.

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    Ouch yeah that sounds like a real pain.

    Just went over today and picked up a few boards for the crossmembers. I got 6pcs at 1.5x6 8 feet long white oak. They're "seconds" with bark or other blemishes and I paid $23 total. If I need something cut special it'll be about twice the cost but still I can't complain about it.

    I'm waiting to order the rest until I see how much locust I'm getting.
     
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    Can't beat white oak & locust! If the wood is dry a 50 : 50 mix of used motor oil and diesel makes a good protective coating to repel moisture and rot. Another material to consider for the floor is diamond plate steel. I built the dumpbed on my old 74 highboy wood hauler back in 98! That's over 20 years and no holes and lordy I'd love to see everything that's been hauled on that truck.
     
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    It's not dry yet but I plan to coat it next year. I've heard horror stories about wet diamond plate or poor traction in winter. Besides, I don't think I can get diamond plate as cheap as this wood.
     
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    Wow, that's the whole shootin' match! Changing out the power window motor on my '89 crewcab was yesterday's project for me, but now I feel like a slacker.
     
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    As for diamond plate can you dig at scrap yards for old running boards or topper covers would save a few bucks. Nice trailer progress as well.
     
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    LOL Well I kept breaking door handles which annoyed me enough to fix it. The PO had already done the bolt mod so I figured it was the cable stretched, and it was. All boogered up and the cable had worn a trench through the plastic. Figured well shoot since I'm already in here.... might as well do er right. Good for the next 100k miles!
     
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    Onto the fine tuning before our trip towing the caravan (travel trailer). The wiring on the rear view camera needed some attention. Plugged it in for a test, :Thumbs Up working. rear view camera trailer.jpg Love to put up pics of my "wrong side" cab configuration !;Poke
     
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    After 3 brandings, one fixed fence, and one tree chopped I think I have to unload

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