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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:45:42 PM »
Still waiting on the machined out hubs, but getting closer with every day.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:44:34 PM »
So for the heck of it, I tossed an axle into the housing, started it up and threw it in gear.

I almost got a nasty surprise because it was in 4WD and when I tapped the gas, it wanted to climb off the rear supports powered along by the front tires. Switching into 2WD I functioned checked it and everything seems to be operating as it should

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:41:59 PM »
But, I am not liking how the U-joint saddles do not bolt down flush to the saddle in the diff yoke. Going to have to do something about that

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:40:55 PM »
With some press work I had the hybrid U-joint Tate supplied swapped into the driveshaft and then bolted that in

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:39:38 PM »
Oh, I velcroed my rusty lock blade into my door panel

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:38:24 PM »
Then I pulled the ugly white torpedo thing off and made Dave happy:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:37:25 PM »
A bit more finish work, covering the unused channels in the 80/20 runs.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:35:59 PM »
And with two pre-rangers installed:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:35:09 PM »
just enough to get the job done me thinks

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:34:02 PM »
Pouch minimum on the other side as well

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:33:11 PM »
Still plenty of room for a medium sized pre-ranger to bed down

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:32:17 PM »
And that fit rather nicely with the folded seat and cooler arrangement

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:31:01 PM »
I didn't add a bunch of pouches although each seat cover comes with seven of them. I like the large pouch to store a hoodie for those chilly mornings

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:29:21 PM »
And it fits

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:26:04 PM »
The underside is rubberized

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:25:17 PM »
Built pretty well IMHO

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:24:38 PM »
I went cheap on the seat covers. I like the minimalist/military style of these covers by Smittybilt. They are made to fit a Jeep, so I needed to do a bit of tweaking to get them in my cab

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:19:35 PM »
Outstanding Chief. Excited to see this take off.


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I'll take good care of everyone here, and build the community too.

So worked on that business plan some today, but mostly had good wrench turning time spent on the Burb. I can see light at the end of the tunnel. As long as these brakes sort and there is no reason they won't then it will be on to alignment, some driving, some sorting, some tuning, then packing and I'll light this candle on both ends.

Right now I have to go watch my youngest get promoted into high school and maybe eat a little chinaman's food

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 10:06:28 AM »
So, I just ordered a set of custom made heavy rubber floor mats from a company the cuts specific patterns from industrial rubber mat. Let's see what these look like.

and a bit of foreshadowing, but when I return from the trip, there will be a new addition to the Real man thing. it will offer products that are custom made for Real Man, stuff that works that will be available only through the site. That and a ton of T's and other clothing that carries the kind of message we all wish to promote.

I don't want to get too deeply into this but, I have long wanted to create something Christian men could sink their teeth into with no PC apology to the plastic sheeple crowd. I am going to launch that. Believe it or not, floor mats were one of the thing I was looking at to be made for us!

Oh and with the money I make??? Going to provide scholarships for men/women who want to spread the gospel. Pay for people I identify who are the real deal and in need. Pay for a bunch of things which supports those who are a part and the community of believers in Christ.

Nuff for now...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 22, 2019, 09:32:59 AM »
I have weather tech in my Silverado. They are crap. The sides have all folded inward and they will shift around on the floor easily. They do, however hold the dirt, but are very thin and when you fold them to remove, oftentimes you will spill a percentage of the dirt during the procedure.

The ones I threw away inadvertently were Huskie standard mats. They were an ugly gray and did not fit all that well. Were thin and hard and those spikes on the bottom were always punching holes in my hands. Can't say I like them much either. I would prefer some heavy rubber matt that fit well. Such a thing exist?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 22, 2019, 09:27:27 AM »
Good work Ken. Now start a build thread and organize this chaos


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^^^ What he said

You know, you people amaze me

Many of you go off and start some project and all of a sudden the thing just blossoms into this amazing thing. This property of Ken's will no doubt be one of these things. We will all watch this and JR's place turn into some really cool place to live. See it from scratch to end up something like Tex's place that bests Marriott's offerings.

It is fun watching these projects and really your lives. And, Ken (and others) 22 loads of rock...three words come to mine: Ex-Pen-sive! I'm dropping around $400 ish for 22 tons, with the truck delivery fee being the dominant cost, not the stone. So I can only imagine what this little "Week in the woods" is costing.

Whew'

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CIEMR / Re: The real russian agent
« on: May 22, 2019, 09:16:34 AM »
It just might. Barr seems like he’s on a mission


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Naw,

Media says he's coverin' for trump. He's just a lap dog

or

Maybe he is building a much larger case that points to an attempted takeover of our nation by some prior administration.

And what if that is what he finds?

Arrests?? Riots? Civil disobedience? Civil war on a limited scale?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:31:08 PM »
So have the dash bezel reinstalled, and the interior cleaned after accumulating a bunch of junk

But when I went to find the floor mats, the weather tech things, I couldn't find them

They were next to some stuff I told the pre-rangers to throw away last Sunday night

Yep

Guess I'll be purchasing some new floor mats!!!!!!!!

Suggestions??

Not weather tech. Try the Husky liners.


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off to look at them...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:23:34 PM »
And genemens that's all I got done today. Ran around more than half a day chasing after this misfire in my mower. I have that Briggs Vanguard big block 32 HP engine which had this weird miss and backfire. The miss would change from the left to the right, disappear, then come back.

We rebuilt the carb, twice. Replaced a coil, adjusted the valves, twice, changed out spark plugs, twice and no tomato!

We did compression tests wet and dry. 120 psi dry on both sides, not much more wet so all that is good. I was about to start pulling down the motor when today I discovered two diodes that are wired between each coil and the kill switch. Two tiny diodes. They fit in a wire harness consisting of three wires and maybe 18" in length. So no worries, I thought I'd just replace that harness.

Well I run off to one small engine shop and they are no longer selling Briggs stuff. I call another one. They need the motor serial number. I drive to my son in law's place to get the numbers. We share the thing. I get the wrong numbers and drive 20 miles to a scag dealer. He says he can order it and it would cost $54 + $9 in shipping.

Over $60 for two dollars worth of diodes and wire. No freakin way, so I drive home and really start researching the reason they are there in the first place. They are used to ground out the coils to kill the motor. But wait, this motor has a fuel solenoid valve as well.

So I get the idea to just remove the diodes and tape off the wire ends and that's what I did. When we fired it up, it ran, but ran funny. So one more time we checked the spark plugs with a tester and the right coil seemed weak. So on a bet we swapped the old coil out for the other old coil and just like that we had a whole bunch of power and one sweet running engine.

Then I cut my 8" tall grass and with all that time blown. I had very little remaining to work on Ravin8

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:10:10 PM »
I'll have to look at this setup Shawn.

Perhaps if the stock stuff won't fit are we thinking of just running another caliper on the same rotor with the bolt spacing I currently have?

Might be an option, but need to go over some dimensions of things when you’re near it probably.
If I do this, do you have the calipers and kit stuff or just the stuff minus the calipers??

I can supply all or partial let’s talk and we’ll figure best course. Maybe tomorrow?
Sure, sounds like a plan

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:07:13 PM »
Lifting him up and you as well.  Good job being obedient and planting a seed.
Thanks Matt, but I take no credit in this.

Pray for me to be sensitive to his spirit and have wisdom to say the right thing at the right time. If God is setting an appointment here, then I'd ask that he aquits me for the task at hand

Thank you.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:03:51 PM »
I'll still need to figure out how I want to mount the brake line hardware. I am hoping I can just drill and tap a couple of holes to mount the brackets. That is first up tomorrow.

And, yes, I have all new brake hoses.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:02:10 PM »
The mounting plates are now rust proofed.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:01:35 PM »
I'll have to look at this setup Shawn.

Perhaps if the stock stuff won't fit are we thinking of just running another caliper on the same rotor with the bolt spacing I currently have?

Might be an option, but need to go over some dimensions of things when you’re near it probably.
If I do this, do you have the calipers and kit stuff or just the stuff minus the calipers??

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 10:00:41 PM »
Two renewed calipers ready to go back on...Now where are those hubs??

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:59:37 PM »
A wear comparison. New on the left "Old" on the right

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:58:49 PM »
The pads came with the rotors, so good enough, I don't have to figure out which compound to run.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:57:46 PM »
The stainless brake pad guide bars were cleaned up and reinstalled along with assembly grease


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:56:14 PM »
New hardware

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:54:59 PM »
The caliper parts turned out OK, but when i worked on them today I buggered up the paint a little bit, so they got touched up. This is before that happened

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:53:45 PM »
So have the dash bezel reinstalled, and the interior cleaned after accumulating a bunch of junk

But when I went to find the floor mats, the weather tech things, I couldn't find them

They were next to some stuff I told the pre-rangers to throw away last Sunday night

Yep

Guess I'll be purchasing some new floor mats!!!!!!!!

Suggestions??

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:51:05 PM »
I'll have to look at this setup Shawn.

Perhaps if the stock stuff won't fit are we thinking of just running another caliper on the same rotor with the bolt spacing I currently have?

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Build Threads / Re: 74 w200 cummins crew cab build
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:48:36 PM »
Is that hydro boost upside down?

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:45:13 PM »
Don, I'm sure this friend of yours is being put through the wringer. Prayers his family will be understanding and bond together in this.
He is...

And

I have another one

The biker guy

Had a conversation with him. He asked me not to say "God Bless you" to him. HE showed me the rest of his arm, basically a dedication monument to a future life in hell while serving Satan for the "breathing times."

But I can't say why, but I like him. I don't subscribe to all that nonsense even a tiny bit, but rather stand as that voice in the wilderness. I told him that it doesn't matter what he thinks about God, Christians or anything else, only that God loves him. And I mentioned that I think I was supposed to tell him. I have talked to him enough now that I can see good in him, I mean I think he was hurt by something a long time ago, and being a lifelong member of a tough group of people, the iron horsemen, he hasn't seen nor heard much of Christ. Not sure, but I think so.

Anyway, come heck or high water, I think I will continue to witness to him, sort of leave a calling card. SHould he ever need someone or want to talk about eternity or want to know how to find Christ Jesus, I will be there.

So prayers for this man of 70 years age to come under conviction, and for someone to be there when his heart is right and ready. I just don't want to give him to Satan although I really have no say in it...

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CIEMR / Re: The real russian agent
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:37:03 PM »
And don't we all wish justice would be SERVED!

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:09:04 AM »
That is really nice!

So, JR, I wish you only the very best and hope that box works, but behind 45 hp I keep thinking of big anchor on a row boat.

Again, I don't know western soils, so it may be fine and it would work on a finished surface...maybe.

But I have banged up my 72" box blade and will need one someday in the not too distant future. Land Pride is one of my go-to brands, so I may be a player when/if you down size. And if you do, I'd really be thinking 48" to maybe a 60". 45HP in the tractor world isn't all that much for construction work.

and I say all that with the kindest and best intentions!!!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 21, 2019, 09:02:35 AM »
In Vegas for a IT conference. Had to get my In-N-Out fix double double.

Mad house but not hot so that is good. 9 hours on conference room.








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My neighbor is there too. Mike Walton, presenting for MicroSoft.
Nice. I will have to look him up unless he is the one you had the “dog” incident with.


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No, not him, he is a good one. his boy and my pre-ranger are best friends. Plan to go to west point together. Mike is an Army full bird colonel in the reserves, an engineer, two tours in Iraq. stand up family.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 08:54:27 AM »
They may have used separate spot calipers for parking brake was my thinking. Two separate systems, one for parking and one for stopping. Granted parking can always be used for stopping in emergency.
That seems logical, but the calipers were teed together as in working off of a single pressure source. I have thought of doing that, but with twice the piston volume...master cyl sizing...added weight...Burb doesn't need that much brake...and other reasons, I want to stay as close to stock as I can.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 08:50:51 AM »
Thanks for the explanation Don. Still not clear on what was used for e brake when that axle was made. I also have to believe someone somewhere has service manuals or other detailed info on the original configuration.


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Oh, sorry I missed your point.

It had a hydraulic trap like most aircraft do. Press on the brake, pull a handle or rotate a valve trapping the pressure and you're all set.

That is what i will go to in the event I cannot get this factory E-brake (primary system) to work

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:24:53 PM »
In Vegas for a IT conference. Had to get my In-N-Out fix double double.

Mad house but not hot so that is good. 9 hours on conference room.








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My neighbor is there too. Mike Walton, presenting for MicroSoft.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:23:33 PM »
Wife is gone and I pulled out pork chops.  You know the cheapo pack from the local food store.  What do you guys do to cook them?  Planning on grilling and some pasta.   Seasoning suggestion


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Roll them in egg then coat with onion soup mix then pan fry

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Build Threads / Re: 74 w200 cummins crew cab build
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:21:18 PM »
Man, you are getting into the bones of this thing

Going to be a very nice truck when you get done.

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CIEMR / Re: The rats are starting to eat one another (Yippee!)
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:19:00 PM »
I wish it was old school Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.  Tried, convicted and executed.
Ya know...

Should there be some sort of power grab by some desperate demoncrats, I think it would be time to march on washington. Given that and people would swing

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 20, 2019, 10:16:11 PM »
I won't be reusing these pads, but I could. Still in nice shape:

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