Let's see your pick-up trucks!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by trevorf, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    Getting around to installing the new cab mounts on the F deuce fifty today...... Think I’ve invented several new four letter words in the hour or so I’ve been working on this. It’s taking every restraint mechanism I have to avoid using the impact on these. The bolts have some unholy loctitie on them and they come out a 1/4 turn at a time with a 2’ breaker bar.

    Driver’s side, rear to front, L to R:
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    Couple of shots of the new ones:
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  2. SGrider

    SGrider I give up Supporter

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    I wouldn't hesitate to use the impact on them, you think mechanics and body repair guys waste time doing by hand?
  3. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    Service procedure says hand tools only.

    There are captive nuts inside the cab. If you use an impact, it will spin the captive nut in the sheet metal and the job gets way more complicated because now you need to remove the seats and carpet to get to them and replace those too.

    This is one of the new ones that came with the mounts I have.
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  4. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    came out to my pick up truck to find this yesterday morning.

    they left a note, and i have already called it in to my insurance, so it'll get taken care of, but DAMMIT i didnt need to be dealing with this shit!
  5. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    7 out of 8 done. The f’ing nut spun on the RF mount so now I have to go digging.

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    Done. Had to take the grill and some rubber shrouding off to get to the RF nut. Thanks to the help of my 76 yo mother and a 3’ breaker bar it came off easily when I put the impact to the bolt.

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  6. jon_l

    jon_l Long timer

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    Weather is weirdly warm, above freezing, which meant I could run it through a car wash to get rid of some salty sandy crap.
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  7. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day. Supporter

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    Hmmmm good to know, I've never used anything but an impact on them. Lucked out I guess, now I'll be afraid to use it. Mine were always GM stuff but probably the same design.
    BTW as clean as that underbelly and frame look I'm surprised the mounts went to hell already.
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  8. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    So, whats the verdict? Quieter, smoother? Was it worth the effort?
  9. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    Worth it 500x over. The annoying rattles and cab squeaks going into driveways and over bumps are gone now. It still rides firm but there’s a solid feeling to bumps now vs the way it handled before the swap.

    It wasn’t super difficult but it made me nervous as hell to jack up the cab.
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  10. beemerkid

    beemerkid Do you ADV

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    Picking this up tomorrow, basically doing a fly and drive, but I've checked it out before. I'll be replacing my f150 and getting a big boy trailer, maybe even a short gooseneck. Screenshot_20200131-151223.png
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  11. acesandeights

    acesandeights Noob

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    You must be very strong.
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  12. lookatdirt

    lookatdirt Been here awhile

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  13. beemerkid

    beemerkid Do you ADV

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    Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.


    Or a diesel truck. This will be my first diesel.
  14. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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  15. 1greenmachine

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    208e00862506f03c34c097f47e16f23d.jpg congrats on the new truck.
  16. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    Sad day today, figured I'd show @ydarg what hes missing.
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    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    That's ugly.
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  18. Johnny Kilo

    Johnny Kilo Sumbeotch

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    What brand are the replacements?
  19. 1greenmachine

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    Took a sledgehammer to knock the hub loose, I replaced it about 6 years ago.
  20. ydarg

    ydarg Miscreant

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    Fudge, I can’t imagine dealing with rust on top of the annoyance of working on the car to begin with. That brings back memories of my LBZ however, replacing unit bearing hubs.

    Did you pump the hub full of grease through the ABS sensor hole? Some people swore by it, I tried it and didn’t need to replace the hubs again but that may not mean anything.
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