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What have you done to your square lately??

Discussion in 'Garage' started by Old77, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. Catbox

    Catbox Full Access Member

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    Last night I supervised the installation of a simple ground strap.
    Since we know the engine has been out of the truck at some point for a rebuild, but don't know if they put the ground straps back.

    This ground strap came of the recently purchased heads from the junkyard.
    So we found a factory ground wire in the engine compartment and ran the strap from there to the alternator mount.

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  2. Catbox

    Catbox Full Access Member

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    Junior also installed the newer style windshield washer tank with built in pump.
    Our stock one doesn't work right and has been unplugged since we bought the truck 3 years ago.

    He picked out a tank from a newer truck and mounted in place of the stocker.
    The wires were as simple as just connecting them to existing plug wires and routing them.

    After he got it all installed we just had to aim the nozzles to get the stream to where it needed to be for best coverage.

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  3. 1985c20

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    New passenger side rocker and cab corner installed. Now playing the bondo game of fill, sand, find low spot, repeat. I’m not a body man by any stretch so no laughing...

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  4. hoagster

    hoagster Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    stripped and primed front valence, front grill support! I knew I bought those wood working clamps for something. Still working on stripping rust and paint from the cab so I can do rust repair.

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    Removed bed tool box and home made tie down rails then reinstalled the cab trim that fell off 15+ years ago.
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  6. gotyourgoat

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    Received a part relayed from @bucket to my friend to me. He's an honest sole and it was indeed filthy as hell but did make it here in one piece. Also not a murderer in case some of you were worried.;)
    Thanks again buddy!
     
  7. 82sbshortbed

    82sbshortbed Get outta there! Supporting Member

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    Nothing today
     
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  8. OldBlueDually

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    I was sweating my ass off, that's what I was doing on my square!!!! It's only been around 90 here... :favorites37:


    I did this.....

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    So I could to this....(won't put on any welds until rear axle is mounted and I know it is correct).

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    BUT THEN....I noticed busted springs on each leaf stack. Called about 18 different places looking for used, and what I did find I was warned they were worn, so I said screw it and did this...put on new ones. They arrived the next day.

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    You have been rocking this thang out man kudos to you , wish I had the confidence to do the rocker and cab corners replacement myself , but I don't trust myself to be honest . Wish you were in Florida

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    where did you get them? price? got the same problem on my 80 k3500 rear springs
     
  11. Big Chip

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    • From this: 1BEEB150-DD71-4262-9035-9C80D30D0B6C.jpeg To this: BDF71F52-B98E-40CE-9D27-AADB246D22E5.jpeg And found this: 43A7EA1C-4F60-46A5-B11B-173E5FBBFEFF.jpeg
     
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    I got them at Husky Springs in St. Cloud, MN. Originally cost around $215 each...BUT I asked if they can compare to SD Springs pricing ($157 each, but $189 shipping!!!!), they couldn't but did give me a break on them. $60 shipping from Husky, but I'm 2.5 hours from them. Not sure how much shipping would be otherwise.
     
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    Thank you. I've been trying hard to have this on the road by August, will see though!

    I actually love doing bodywork, been doing it as a hobby since I was a teenager. Restored many vintage snowmobiles (and fiberglass hoods), welded up and painted many vehicles. Even did a fiberglass Corvette that turned out smoother than glass. Give me steel and a welder any day though!

    If I lived closer I'd love to help out!! Always like helping out others when I can.
     
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    It was under the drivers seat.
     
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