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Old 06-22-2014, 03:50 AM   #451
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So this thing has been doing great. No major problems. aside from routine maintenance, I haven't really had to touch her. Every visual inspection has been great, and she's been running rather smoothly. Since I've been spending most my time and money on the Jeep and house, it has been a great blessing having such a reliable DD.

but yesterday, everything just decided to break. no major issues. and it's kind of nice they all came on at once. but I got the stupid p0410 code. so I took out the smog pump and let it dry for the 6th time.

and I have been living in an apartment for the past 5 years, so I'm still re-learning I actually can use air tools I realized this when I thought to myself, "why the hell am I waiting for the pump and filter to dry out.



and while I was putting the pump back in, I looked at my tire and saw this



and also, one of my headlights burnt out, so I had to replace that. but she remains strong.
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Old 06-22-2014, 05:39 PM   #452
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Those tires looked a little dry rotted anyways. lol.

Isn't it great how reliable these are when they are maintained though!?
Old 06-23-2014, 12:50 AM   #453
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Quote: Originally Posted by tytotheler92
Those tires looked a little dry rotted anyways. lol.

Isn't it great how reliable these are when they are maintained though!?
yeah. it was time for the rears to go. so I picked up two new ones.

and heck yeah! I've been pretty impressed with her lately.
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she's dirty. but I got a pretty cool parking spot while on a beer run today.

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I was gonna say I can't wait to see it in October...but........lol.
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Quote: Originally Posted by tytotheler92
I was gonna say I can't wait to see it in October...but........lol.
ha! well, I'm looking for coverage
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I just went through your entire thread. I love your truck and all the work you've done to it over the years.

Nice score on the Cherokee, they have all the cool of the Wagoneer with two less doors!
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Quote: Originally Posted by Stewzer55
I just went through your entire thread. I love your truck and all the work you've done to it over the years.

Nice score on the Cherokee, they have all the cool of the Wagoneer with two less doors!
Thanks! and yeah, hopefully I'll have some time to dedicate to the Jeep soon. I have all the parts. just not the time
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Just went through the build thread that extended cab swap was cool love the bikes too, and I never thought about that tech tip for taping in the cup holders! This thing has come a long way man, now get some damn street scene mirrors!
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blazed5spd
Just went through the build thread that extended cab swap was cool love the bikes too, and I never thought about that tech tip for taping in the cup holders! This thing has come a long way man, now get some damn street scene mirrors!
thanks! and no way on the SS mirrors, I spent forever looking for these power-folding envoy mirrors

I suppose I could use this opportunity for an update.

My laziness has really gotten the better of me. I have NEVER had any part of my truck in a shop. ever (except paint). well, I got really lazy, and needed to change the U-joints on my DS. So I took it to some local guy at a relatively new shop. ever since, It's been wobbling and getting worse.

so I take the shaft out, take it to another long standing shop to get it balanced, and the guy tells me he won't touch any sort of s-10 driveshaft because he's gotten burned on them so many times.

So I pretty much had a ****y driveshaft. I went to the JY, pulled one from a 2003 (got lucky because I found an extended cab 2.2 manual) and I completely rebuilt the thing (carrier bearing and all) like I should have done in the first place. since then, no wobbles




so after that got all sorted out. I felt really bad for my old girl so I bought her a bunch on new parts and pampered her.

PITA drums cost me a hammer, tank of MAP gas, and full an of PB blaster





much nicer and easier front replacements. replaced the bearings cause they needed it pretty badly




couldn't figure out why my truck wasn't going anywhere when I was all done and ready to test drive it




really, I haven't done much to her other than routine maintenance. she's pretty strong.

I did however, find my first sign of rust luckily it's very small and not progressing at all. and it gives me a good excuse to paint the thing this summer (staying with white)



....and some other updates

got some ink



bought a "new" toy



saw this badass thing

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oh yeah, and the grill in the last picture has already been replaced
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I really hate the double joint setup on the extended cabs. No one wants to work on them, and when they do, they **** them up. You should have gotten a solid shaft, though I'm not sure if you can being lowered. (I can't remember how low you are.)

Also, I've never had that much difficulty with a drum brake except for my parents Town and Country.
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Oooo Nice Telecaster!
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Quote: Originally Posted by tytotheler92
I really hate the double joint setup on the extended cabs. No one wants to work on them, and when they do, they **** them up. You should have gotten a solid shaft, though I'm not sure if you can being lowered. (I can't remember how low you are.)

Also, I've never had that much difficulty with a drum brake except for my parents Town and Country.
**** two pieces
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I dig the Tele. Is it American?
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I dig the Tele. Is it American?
unfortunately no. It's a Mexican. and I need to re-wax the pickups. But I've wanted a Tele for so long. I sold my Epiphone Les Paul a while back because I hated the thing after playing my buddies tele.
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hey nice progress! check out my topic i started with the exact same truck its my daily drivin project
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