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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 02:56:48 PM »
Things got dicey when I tried my best to lower the spare tire the normal way. Something wasn't meshing and I never got the tire winch to move! I ended up cutting the tire retainer off and just dropped the tire

They never function properly on those GM?s, I believe there is an official GM bulletin that in fact states you have to cut the retainer to use the spare. It?s really handy when your tire blows crossing the Ohio river on I75 north bound into Cinci, not that I have any experience with that... :popcorn:

The plastic gear teeth in the winch assembly bring the tire up, but most people get them caught on the receiver or the backside of the bumper, and crank and crank until there's some nice flat spots once they get it all the way up. they're not very waterproof, either, so couple corrosion with a flywheel missing some teeth and she'll go up but not back down, not without a fat guy hanging off the spare. like Shawn, pulled that move in the snow at night on US2.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 06:16:09 PM »
I feel like I'm getting hammered on this subject.

It started out a little rough on the edges, but finished rather keen.

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Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:07:59 PM »
I SEENT IT 1ST! KOOTER'S HERE!

Glad it's doing so well for you. So do you have aftermarket stub axles in that? I've know of some contacting and jamming up the selector when the cap's tightened down all the way. could be something along those lines or not enough gasket material under the bezel spacing it out correctly?


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 07, 2018, 12:04:49 PM »
I don't know, saw this guy in person at SEMA 2015 and think you've got more room than he did.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxtHaceb6kw
twin 427LS '69 Camaro



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Sorry I missed this. Fire for effect!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: John Clem
« on: December 05, 2018, 11:11:05 AM »
That's pretty darn cool

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 05, 2018, 10:24:43 AM »
That's really cool Charles. I've still got Grandpa's worm drive Skilsaw and that thing will torque your hand right off your wrist if it binds up. Love those things.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 04, 2018, 10:58:44 AM »
That is a cold weather Midwestern problem there Jon. I don't believe I've ever heard of such a thing

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 29, 2018, 12:55:48 PM »
Fighting with blower motor in truck. Ken any ideas?

Digital dual climate.
PWM fan controls.
New fan now...

Have power at all HVAC fuses.
Have power at input to PWM, have variable resistance to control output.
Have 7-12 volts output from PWM controller to fan plug.
Add solid ground to fan plug negative and goes to beat all.

Old fan no go, new fan no go.

Old fan goes now with lighter plug and inline fuse.
Bad ground?
Bad ignition switch switch?
Bad PWM controller?

Somewhere something not giving power.

Anybody else seen this?
2006 LBZ loaded at the time.

mine did the same thing a few years back. pull the glove box, cut the wires, solder and heat shrink and i was back in business.
https://www.partsgeek.com/ddxxlfl-chevrolet-silverado-1500-hd-hvac-blower-motor-resistor-kit.html?utm_source=shopzilla&utm_medium=pf&utm_content=dc&utm_campaign=PartsGeek+ShopZilla&fp=pp&utm_term=Chevrolet+HVAC+Blower+Motor+Resistor+Kit

can't beat the price.

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You know, I think RMTWS boosts my daily laughing by maybe 25%!  :likebutton:

That last one had me crying actually.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 27, 2018, 10:02:11 AM »
GOOD STUFF!! Ive always got a spot for family hauler that's done up just right and that's a good platform. I just sold my excursion  :cry: and went back to a duramax.. been a short 2 years ish.. but I just missed the truck so much.. but ill tell you my wife thought I was crazy that I was considering a DURABURB to replace the excursion..  CHEKC THIS OUT

https://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/d/duramax-suburban/6750240826.html

whoa, that's in my neck of the woods and I'm still down a Yukon... hmmm.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 27, 2018, 09:58:22 AM »
So Tate what happens when the axle is hit with the punch?  Does it break the c clip?


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Slide hammer and punch simultaneously allow that spiral wound snap ring to roll out as intended without snagging on the lip of the case half and taking it with it.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 21, 2018, 02:47:54 PM »
Sell those bumpers, shed about 1000lbs and then the 318 might be able to move it too.

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Names may have been changed to protect the innocent :rolleyes:

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:34:12 PM »
Well Wednesday really is Friday, and Thursday Friday and Saturday are all one long food coma day, so they're kinda right?

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"their eyes make it hard to shoot..." SMDH

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That's good stuff right there  :grin:

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 19, 2018, 04:19:14 PM »
Man, I'm so sorry to hear this JR. God bless you.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 19, 2018, 02:39:50 PM »

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 19, 2018, 11:11:35 AM »
Keep in mind that on that year truck, the front diff on the drivers side dosent like to release the cv shaft due to the "C" clip that was used on the inside of that diff.

X5000!^^^^ remove the breather assembly to gain access to the end of the stub shaft, contact with a long punch and have the pre-ranger on the flange with the slide hammer and coordinate your strikes, you should be gtg. get it even the slightest bit off center and you might be buying JR's case to replace the one you just fragged.

Full floater from Duane should work perfectly, 00-04 are of the same lineage.

I know from Les Schwab days you can stuff 33" under the existing suspension with a level kit and bumper trim. I've had guys just crank up the torsion bars to achieve this, albeit the wrong way, but you could just get the right porkchops, throw some good billstiens on there and be done with it.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 16, 2018, 05:43:55 PM »
Today I dealt with 3 women during their period. I need a drink


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You sir, deserve a bottle. I grew up with 3 sisters that synched up all together. I feel your pain.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 16, 2018, 05:42:22 PM »
DURABURB! DURABURB! Seriously jealous right now sir. Almost messed myself laughing at the AWACS comment Tex.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:42:59 AM »
more...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 14, 2018, 11:42:33 AM »
just watch the video tate

https://youtu.be/Ffs4gSJjjV4

Happy belated birthday you old fart. me and you aren't that far apart. the wife is taking me and Sophie to AZ for my birthday on the 10th. Ken, my AZ geography is no bueno. how far from Marathon are you?

Tate, any idea where youre going? I can?t find a marathon in AZ. I?m down SE of Tucson.

So many goofy names to remember... I was in Anthem. a little ways north of Phoenix. We wound up checking out Montezuma's "Castle" and spend a little time in Sedona, aka hippy central. Very beautiful state though Ken. little dry though :rolleyes:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:21:21 PM »
just watch the video tate

https://youtu.be/Ffs4gSJjjV4

Happy belated birthday you old fart. me and you aren't that far apart. the wife is taking me and Sophie to AZ for my birthday on the 10th. Ken, my AZ geography is no bueno. how far from Marathon are you?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 07, 2018, 04:20:05 PM »
I'm just glad I don't have cable.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 07, 2018, 12:17:29 PM »
So what you're telling me is that a group of marketing mavericks, the best and brightest minds with their fingers on the pulse of today's society, observed the enormous void in the "women's man cave market" and the best name they came up with sounds like a nickname for lady bits? 

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Build Threads / Re: Spartan part 2, Suburban build.
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:53:46 AM »
Gotta admit that exhaust is creative in a Mad Max kinda way...  :beercheers:

That was my exact 1st thought. what year is this again JR?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:50:10 AM »
Chased a ground issue in my Peterbilt. All the chicken lights came on with the dome light when I open the door. Crazy. Wrestled the starter out of my new tinker toy the Nissan Pathfinder. That was fun. Not really.
Most importantly I got out and voted.


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Pardon my ignorance, but what is a "she shed"?

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 05, 2018, 05:49:33 PM »
Don and the pre-ranger getting ready to dig the trench for the PEX lines:

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Works of art is an UNDERSTATEMENT!

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: November 02, 2018, 10:28:17 AM »
That song came out the year after she was born and she fits all the lyrics pretty perfectly. we listen to a lot of music together, whenever we're driving and I like to get her talking about why she likes certain songs and how they make her feel. I have always thought of music as cheap therapy and want her to have an appreciation for it as well.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: smoked rib breakfast taco
« on: November 01, 2018, 12:48:39 PM »
You could paleo that thing and just eat with the egg as the taco. looks tasty chef.

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Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:38:17 AM »
That's how I look at things too Dooley. We had a 5 month term miscarriage a few years before Sophie. Put me in a really dark, angry hole for a while. a little before I found this place and these men of God. Looking at it from the perspective of the soul was so precious he had to have it back helped me reconcile my anger and sadness with acceptance and relief. God bless all who have to bury their children.

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:28:56 AM »
Thank you sir, she's an amazing kid.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:48:35 PM »
Dang, sorry Shawn

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Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:48:03 PM »
Thank you for sharing this with us.

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CIEMR / Re: “Refugees” from south america
« on: October 25, 2018, 10:17:07 AM »
I bet they make it here before the hurricane. Either that or they will use the hurricane to their advantage. They will get stuck in the middle of it and it will be all Trumps fault.

A sacrifice the left is probably very willing to make. (vegas?)

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 24, 2018, 06:42:37 PM »
The lunatics are already on the grass Charles.

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CIEMR / Re: “Refugees” from south america
« on: October 24, 2018, 10:41:53 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised by that Mikey. It's not like he likes us very much as it is, he's totalitarian so whomever doesn't want to stay can GTFO, and what better place to offload them then on your enemy to weaken their infrastructure.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 23, 2018, 02:12:26 PM »
Koi would be very cool, potentially bring $$ in, but bluegill and smallmouth and catfish can be eaten, and breed. just adding to the self-sustainability of the place.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: October 23, 2018, 10:20:35 AM »
I'm thinking besides the grass carp you could stock some smallmouth, submerge one of those pesky tree stumps that tried to kill you and have some nice cover to flip spoons at. Just sayin. Those stones couldn't have been quarried any nicer sir, really good work there.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 22, 2018, 10:37:32 AM »
I'm very sorry to hear that Sam. Prayers sent

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: October 19, 2018, 01:25:52 PM »
Isuz... woah!

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: October 19, 2018, 12:37:51 PM »
Bittersweet hearing both at once guys. Prayers for both

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 18, 2018, 01:08:13 PM »



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This one got me! hahahahahahah!!!!

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: October 18, 2018, 01:07:16 PM »
Thank you Jon, now I feel validated :cool:

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 17, 2018, 06:27:30 PM »
yeah, very coincidental. I was hoping for the smoking gun, but no luck there.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 17, 2018, 05:06:07 PM »
Since Shawn asked and I didn't want to clutter up Dave's thread anymore than we already had, I got my results from Blackstone back and it would appear that Jiffy Lube is off the hook, one way or another. Everything is consistent with them having put in 5w30 albeit cheap stuff, but not waste oil. (that is unless they were just covering their tracks and changed the oil again before sending Cyndie down the road to their "authorized mechanic." Either way, 6 in one hand 1/2 doz in the other scenario, so I'm going to do a hot flush, run some seafoam and ATF through it, dump new flush mixture in as I'm draining old out, and cycle it once again w/ new fresh oil, filters along the way etc. if it works, I'm back in business and sludge was my culprit all along, if not, I'll probably drop a good used long block in there rather than rebuild the top end of a 193k motor and oil pump... I'll keep y'all updated but for now it's just depressing.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: October 17, 2018, 02:11:25 PM »
Just get the lube serviced by Jiffy Lube. They'll put in waste oil and the rest will be history

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