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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. JAKRANCH

    JAKRANCH Full Access Member

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    Changed the oil and oiled the door hinges, no more squeak!!!! Then hauled bulls and shoed a horse. Little guy already wants to drive 20190610_180052.jpg
     
  2. Slicknik

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    @pelky350 , oh my bad that photo was of the old 2” spacer before I turned it down to a 1” spacer. Way too much lift w/o drop down brackets.

    the 2” spacer

    I Fought that alignment the whole time , started at +3 positive camber , then got some radical +\- 4 degree camber bushings that made the knuckle rub on the I beam. Headaches after headaches

    1” spacer

    turned the spacer down to 1” for the time being (camber is at +1 degree) until I can get some drop down brackets as you mentioned.

    Any recommendations on which ones to get ? Haven’t looked around yet

    If it’s Chinese metal , I may just try and R&D some way down the road if the quality isn’t there.
     
  3. IDIBRONCO

    IDIBRONCO IDIBRONCO

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    This is for both of my trucks.
    1981 F150:
    I discovered that one of the rubber brake lines on the front is leaking brake fluid. Apparently, 38 years was long enough for it to keep the fluid on the inside.:dunno I guess that would be why the pedal felt soft. The good news is that I discovered it while it was sitting in front of my garage so it's in the right place!
    1985 F250:
    After the "enlightening" discovery, I finished loading up stuff from my garage for my camping/riding trip this weekend. A thre wheeler and a four wheeler in the truck bed. Two three wheelers in the trailer behind. I knew that it was low on fuel so I headed out for a gas station. I was getting nervous when the fuel gauge needle was kissing the empty mark by about half way there (I didn't realize that it was that low). After I got to the gas station, I put 18.27 gallons in the front tank which is the only one working. The good news about that experience is that my shower head is obviously NOT broken off!:rock: I don't usually push it that far. When I'm on a trip that's farther from home that 45 or so miles, I'll fill up at the halfway mark just in case.
     
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    My boy who is 2 this month won't ride In the car seat In the idi and has to finger everything he can think of while I. The front seat but I love and so does he
     
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    First new tires I’ve ever owned I bought today after owning the truck for around 90xxx miles now. Many people kept saying I should buy cooper tires so I went with it. 315/75/16 cooper stt pro mts

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  6. chillman88

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    Good choice! I loved the old STT's I had on my Chevy. Couldn't get that thing stuck unless the frame was laying on the ground. Trust me, I had a plenty of fun trying!
     
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    First transmission service after a full rebuild. 350 mile roundtrip, nice tight changes now. Gave it a bath too
     
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  8. Randy Bush

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    Put a new spare tire hoist on my 99 dually the other day, first time had a truck with share mounted under. but was tired of tire in back of the box. So put the tire on the ground , stem , center up. Will not pull up tight, thinking what in the world is going on. So drop it turn it over ,center down pulls up tight now. Somehow seem like I am missing something, maybe not.
     
  9. laserjock

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    You ran out of cable. The part that holds the tire is fairly long so you need the backspace of the wheel to get it up tight.
     
  10. Randy Bush

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    The holder bar bottoms out if you put the center up. Plus get to job today and tire needs to be hoisted up tight again. Thing is going to get saftey chains on it to hold tire up. Not sure I trust just the cable.


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    Cut & Split big load of firewood! Creeper gear & low range makes a nice ride out of the woods. IMG_0016.JPG
     
  12. RDieselKid84

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    Got the Bilstein on Old blue and I have a new truck. It drives like a new one, it hasn't rode or drove this way in years. The old shocks were gone, no gas left in them after 25 years.
     
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    Well discovered more rust than I hoped to find, gonna located a new cab at some point but for now just rust reformer and bed liner. Nothing really rust here so cabs of bricknose only cost like 100$ Usually. Just some surface rust here and there but this hole after brushing away loose stuff is almost the size of a quarter. But new carpet still goin in, got to make it to “no bs obs” this weekend! I’ve got a pile of must have parts for the swap meet including a visor, a warn enforcer and a double cup cup holder, some diesel badges, f350 and fsuper duty.

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