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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 22, 2019, 09:42:45 PM »
Nice work so far. Are you going with the spring caps or preload?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 22, 2019, 03:25:12 PM »
So is that PEX for the air?

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Homeless guy in a sleeping bag. Those aren't the good ones,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 22, 2019, 10:43:13 AM »
Wonderfull, now that I got sets for 2 axles! One cheby and one ferd.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 22, 2019, 01:09:04 AM »
Looks good. Almost thought it was Don's rig for 2 seconds.

Still kinda thinking of one for the new burb it just seems so easy with square lines, but you never know?

Is there a simple way to reinforce these "shells" so they don't just fold in with a little bump? I mean the centers are tuff as rocks, but outside the mounts it seems they would just fold over?

I have an old ruenel for the back and a winch ready for the front but that crosses my mind all the time and I need to get them on.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 Build Thread, Part 1
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:58:08 AM »
Think 80 is the low side. I saw 2019s at the sportsman show this weekend in the 20s alone! Add a trailer, mod the ranger and the Denali mods.

OK, Back to thread  :facepalm:

Don, don't discount the 9.5aam on this unless you plan on big towing or hard use. The 9.5 has been used for Dmax conversions on a few trucks and has some stout axles!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:52:37 AM »
Think about all this fancy stuff and who can watch whats going on besides us? I really like the idea, but don't trust cloud stuff.

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Not so much scary, but something I always remember and I have pics!

So around 15 years ago I was working grave shift. Just 2 on duty for 900sq miles. We roll into the office around 0545 and get call of possible suicide by train about 10 miles from the office. Jurisdiction was unknown, I was OIC so I took the call. Rolled up same time as a town detective arrived (my old partner in the SO) and he called jurisdiction. The Amtrac had slowed for the run through the city and was only doing 70 when they said some in a sleeping back had stood in front of the train. They were 2 miles away now and the route was closed. These were the old style tracks with spikes.

Since I was there I asked if I could take pictures, he said sure. (I later gave copies to SO for training) Not posting all though.

First thing see is you know what  :shocked: , then a pile here, a mound there and chunks ripped off by the spike heads. It was pretty hard to ID some parts plus it had that gammy smell.

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Sounds more like a movie. But they say real life is better than a movie.

OK, mine is coming and has pictures, kinda juicy.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: Chinooks
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:17:57 AM »
Bet that is sea level too. Ain't gonna be the same in places like Tahoe with 30% less density. (carb tuning days)

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 22, 2019, 12:15:24 AM »
Nice tool there. Now that's its used want to sell it?  :rolleyes: I make just have to make one or "borrow" one otherwise. Have 2 to do now.

Wondering looking at this and my axles, would they benefit from painting the shaft since the 60 does not have a wet shaft?

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 21, 2019, 05:07:06 PM »
Very nice work and in Dons fav color!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 20, 2019, 11:43:22 PM »
Did you guys sleep in it?


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No, it was to late to have it checked for soundness. It was solid and you could really feel the dif in the air temp inside it. I understand it will stay 50 with just a candle and a body in there.

We are watching the eclipse now, cool when the clouds let us see it.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:50:52 PM »
 :popcorn:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:26:45 PM »
I saw that gate, crazy. Lets just get a lift gate and be done!

Came back from snow camping with the boys, I am beat. Had to haul everything from the overflow lot (maint yard) to the camp and back.

Then they wanted to build Igloo's, but with fresh snow. Everyone jumped other builds, so I helped my oldest. After 7 layers we ate diner. Came back at 1930 and finished it, was midnight! Came out great though. His first and mine.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 20, 2019, 10:06:52 PM »
Nice for just a days work i'd say.

Just came from the Sportsman Show in Sac, the money there is crazy. Saw 6x6 rig that was well over the 250k mark and bigger than many military trucks.

Look outside the box for the wife, more prayers sent you way.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 20, 2019, 09:57:23 PM »
And the garage is till cleaner than mine.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2019, 10:06:34 PM »
Packing for an overnight with the scouts in Tahoe. Supposed to be at least 2ft of snow on the ground. I'm not roughing it, will sleep in the DMax.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 18, 2019, 08:13:45 PM »
I would talk to him for sure. Even 225k is not bad but I would do the tranny while out.

I hear of many of these going 400-500 so with the EGR delete you should be fine.

Mine is 162k right now and runs great.

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Build Threads / Re: Spartan part 2, Suburban build.
« on: January 18, 2019, 07:57:44 PM »
I would like to address some of the turbo setup too. It works, but I see issues with it. As is, it puts out 4psi, which I read can go as high as 10, but 8 is safe. The oil drain is 45* off center and they mangled the AC stuff to get it in there. Plus I want my AC back. Need a new housing, evap and dryer.

Biggest is where the turbo sits. It should fit forward more with the intake forward. I think the air filter is an issue too. Makes three 90* and then is really taped to the filter housing which looks like a DIY box that is cold air at least, 3in. Easiest fix here would be the Banks pass manifold, but they are $350. It would require a new downpipe (inside the frame at least!) and a crossover. I have looked the van and HMVV manifolds, but they just don't seem to work.

New air filter sitting on the pass fender is the way to go. Then I can get cold air from the window area or a snorkel. Research shows a 80s gm truck filter setup may work. I am leaning towards that or a round HD tractor filter if I can find the right one.

The 6.2 is growing on me more and more, but it will never be a 6BT either.

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Build Threads / Re: Spartan part 2, Suburban build.
« on: January 18, 2019, 07:15:55 PM »
Been buying parts and struggling to get it to start all the time. Got a similar battery and redid the cables (what a mess) using military style clamps. Most cables got new crimped and soldered connectors. Will add the correct color heat shrink when it comes in and + post covers.

Now it starts great but the glow plugs just seem to run work when they want to. Picked up a bypass setup that uses a relay and momentary switch, that is next when the rain stops some with the lift pump/filter.

Rear door opened up for window motor. Needs a new lock solenoid also and someone removed the little rod for the manual lock I need to find now.

I have seen were they have a relay kit for the windows so the switches don't do all the work.

Also want to find a remote kit for it and add a solenoid to the rear door. Any of you guys have a system you recommend? There are so many out there it is nuts!!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 18, 2019, 04:44:00 PM »
Black Bear sounds like a solid tuner. Have a trip this weekend and will have to call him when I get back.

Are you doing a multi tune Don or just 1 tune?

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:08:23 PM »
Great idea, made a low cart for mine in another thread.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 17, 2019, 08:00:50 PM »
My wife and daughter have the same BP.

I would think O2 content/transfer too, almost like COPD that my mom had. 95%+ at rest, down to 80 when she moved around but she smoked for 40 years.

Time for a specialist!

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Firearms / Re: .35rem “brush gun”
« on: January 17, 2019, 04:15:56 PM »
Something different and the price was right?

Cute

Glad to see your still thinking of us a little,,,,,,,,,,,

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General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / Re: LBZ dash lights
« on: January 17, 2019, 04:12:32 PM »
Bump for Mr all-timers JR.

Looking for the easy way out, probably not going to work.

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We have a praxiar local but I drive to a welder supply in Napa. Cheaper and better.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: January 17, 2019, 10:13:02 AM »
I hear you Dave, the big one hear is who rides in the front seat (went odd-even with boys). But that only holds if they want it. Daughter will be driving soon and will help with at least one of them.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:22:31 PM »
Just gonna put this out there, and we won’t tell her but..... that pretty lady right there is WAY out of your league


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That is why the seat goes back in!

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CIEMR / Re: Here is a nice win,
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:25:53 PM »
Do you think Tex has an opinion on the subject? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ :smiley:

My thoughts exactly. If Texas was next to me, I would moved long ago.

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CIEMR / Re: Here is a nice win,
« on: January 16, 2019, 08:30:55 PM »
Couldn't agree more. Nv is going the same way but way behind ca.

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No expert, but just use your Mig as setup for mild steel.

75/25 mix should be fine.

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: A deck of cards
« on: January 16, 2019, 11:07:21 AM »
 :likebutton:

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Build Threads / Re: We are going to build a Dodge...
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:50:17 AM »
I have seen double that in ca.

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CIEMR / Here is a nice win,
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:45:34 AM »

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Build Threads / Re: We are going to build a Dodge...
« on: January 16, 2019, 10:27:14 AM »
They sure wanted a lot for the gas rig.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:26:01 PM »
Don't use the Summit stuff. Roof on the burb rusted right through that.

Like the choice of colors there Norm, I am SURE Don approves.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:20:00 PM »
My new system is 48v and 4000watts. Using an SMA inverter that also has 1500 watt AC when the grid is down. Installed system is 4000w also, with a SolarEdge inverter. It only operates when the grid is up (as most do) so what I don't use, I get credit (very small). It will pay for itself in another 6 years.

I agree on the 48 volt panels and prices have really come down. Half my panels are new, half are used (1-2 years) but the price reflected that. Backup batteries are easy to series, but you need a lot of capacity to runs things of grid and not kill them. 

My new system will supplement my old system and I will post the setup and both inverters when I do it. In a new thread of course. That will not be the new property, but that will get a combo of it all and maybe wind, we will see.

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D.O.T. / Re: One has to wonder when RMTWS will make the SPLC list....
« on: January 15, 2019, 11:07:40 PM »
If he holds and gets the wall he will win. God help us and the country if the dems pull something out.

Not sure if I like Mattis. Even though he was a great general I understand he might be more of a polititian now and may have webbed feet.

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Build Threads / Re: M715.9
« on: January 15, 2019, 07:55:13 PM »
Nice, plans for a front bumper?

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 07:53:16 PM »
Try getting em down to around 1200, much easier to load. Pics are great, but not framing quality :azn:

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Build Threads / Re: M715.9
« on: January 15, 2019, 05:09:33 PM »
It does and looks great, but post it here too!!

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Build Threads / Re: We are going to build a Dodge...
« on: January 15, 2019, 04:50:49 PM »
JR I can hook you up with some pics of the "junk" if this freezing fog ever goes away long enough, I was out wandering the plantation here looking at assorted relics and assembling my plan. This might be kinda fun....like a barn find but all scattered LoL


When I get somewhere to put it that might work. Going to get a nice trailer at minimum just to move and pickup stuff.

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Build Threads / Re: We are going to build a Dodge...
« on: January 15, 2019, 03:11:45 PM »
Not doubting, just like pics! I'm slow for builds.

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Build Threads / Re: We are going to build a Dodge...
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:44:44 PM »
Extended cab, shortbed? With the engine/trans wouldn't help with driveshafts? Little extra cab room and same parts as a standard cab shortbed=easy for parts?

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D.O.T. / Re: One has to wonder when RMTWS will make the SPLC list....
« on: January 15, 2019, 01:39:26 PM »
Pence, 2024 :beercheers:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 10:44:43 AM »
Norm is right, upgrade to a better vs the cookie cutter stock. Would have better cutches too.

Wife doing OK? Prayers sent.

Get my PM back, seems it went to Charles?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:32:57 AM »
They have always been a mystery to me too, but learning. True with LU there should be no slippage and less heat. But depending on tune and the converter stall it could unlock a the slightest peddle pressure.

21-22 sounds high for a cruise RPM, should be under 2k with OD.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 14, 2019, 02:08:02 PM »
I may have. Was put on just about the time whole this foray was begun.

Probaly have a new system to do later this year in NV. Nice thing is I have a buddy in the industry now and I get cost :cool:

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: January 14, 2019, 01:44:50 PM »
I know right ware you are Shawn. Prayers sent.

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