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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:02:20 PM »
Yea, here's one

No kilt picture thread!  :shocked:

;-)

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:57:03 PM »
And here it was when I went in to ruin supper. BTW that heater I installed in my garage is kickin' booty! I haven't had a chill one this winter!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:55:47 PM »
But since the prior owner told me he did not change the front brakes, I will. So in preparation for all that, I pressure washed the front suspension best I could to get ready. I did find some dirt built up behind the fender well liner, so I cleaned all that up. I'll apply undercoating to that area prior to reassembly just to be sure

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:53:21 PM »
The fit without a hitch. Easy to install from below, plenty of room. Now both tubes are in, time to see what fits and what doesn't in the exhaust.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:50:42 PM »
Last moment of life without attachment

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:50:02 PM »
Then in a quick minute, that side was on the ground. It had also been removed once, showing a non stock gasket

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:48:34 PM »
Then got after the drivers side

I expected that side to be awful, but it was not. Not very hard at all, just busier with all the wire looms.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:47:00 PM »
Polished this heat shield up. Don't know why, just did.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:45:36 PM »
did he happen to say anything about the transfer case?
Sure did. It has never been touched...

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Camper gutting
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:44:44 PM »
I would like hide-away ideas . Bed folds up etc.
Someone?s done it lol


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Ya know, take a look at the space either side fwd and aft of the wheel well. You could easily hang an aux something there, or cur a access door to access from inside. Then there's hanging stuff on the outside, like a propane tank to free up space inside. Add a carrier for a couple 5 gal cans. Could be fuel or water, who knows. Get a reverse osmosis filter and a hose, then simply pump right from the lake and enjoy. I'd add an awning aft and maybe to one side. You could add a fold up shelf to the outside somewhere to use as a wash basin or utility table. Add a couple all weather 300 watt solar panels to the roof, and skip bat numba two, save more space. If you get ambitious you could hack into one side and create a fold up shelf that hinges on the bottom and is held horizontally with cables, Sew up a rubberized tent to connect and bang, just like that you'd get a free room that packs up ricky tick.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Camper gutting
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:37:32 PM »
I think it was
Yea, it was Kamfitt, but was he from MI or MA??

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Camper gutting
« on: December 13, 2018, 02:08:16 PM »
JR and Ken modified campers on here so far. Way back when i modded a slide in like yours which was marine plywood base construction. Yea, you could gut and reconfigure, pretty much the sky is the limit. I'd say to set it in a strong jig to keep it where it is while you break things down if you are going after structure. Then reinforce the snot out of it before proceeding. Also be keen to look for rot which is common in those.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 12:57:59 PM »
Talking to Vinci cams...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 12:42:19 PM »
JR, thanks again!

I found the owner and talked to him

What a gentleman! And what a truck! He was able to tell me the history of it. He owned it since 2006 and only used it for long highway trips, never as a daily driver. I know the service record somewhat now, and what it needs. I was right when I suspected the manifold had been removed. He said the mani cracked and he replaced it himself. I thought the alternator looked newer-check! He had replaced it along with the AC compressor, the rear brakes and had the transmission serviced. He had difficulty removing the front calipers, so I'm going to address that (today??)

Oh and I have procured a set of "243" casting LS GM heads which are now headed my way. Its coming together!

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 12:24:46 PM »
Whew, what a way to start off a new member.

Man did I bone that up or what?

If I could, I'd probably fire myself!

You have a 1 day ban
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Bummer :-((

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:31:18 AM »
Maybe there's a quake coming Don?

Going contact the seller on that case? Should be something you can do with a long distance buy and a checkout before hand.
Longshot JR

I bought it from Rob in Michigan who business is hunting the world over for finds like this, then reselling. He found this one in Oregon. But good idea, I'll reach out to him.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:28:51 AM »
Whew, what a way to start off a new member.

Man did I bone that up or what?

If I could, I'd probably fire myself!

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:27:42 AM »
You got me! I thought I upset you somehow and went into ?I hate peoples? mode.
Blood pressure lower...green skin changing back to winter tan.
Copy

CM (Continue mission for all you non Armee types) ;-))

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:15:22 AM »
Guys, explain if you can about me

The warrant screwed this all up trying to be friendly

So you guys explain to our new member pretty please

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:12:26 AM »
Oh, and I call everyone knucklehead or bonehead here
I was just being inclusive of you, you know moving you into the "In" crowd, that's all

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:10:28 AM »
Not sure who you are, but I can tell that you and I are either identical or polar opposites.
I deal with stress through laughter and brutal honesty.
For you to come at me like this is out of line.
We?ve all had a wife who said no when we asked.
It?s not a rape reference...
I would give you my history, but am already done with this


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You misunderstand
I am just kidding with ya
We play big boy rules here
Apologies for anything you took or thought was out of line
We're good

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:02:55 AM »
Hmmm, not a good mornin'

Dogs ran off, had to run em down

Got em back but then this

Plug wire booties
Transfer case is all ganked up and ready to crack in half
need to put a diaper on the headers
and some Dave doesn't like the shine

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:58:32 AM »
I may get fired for not mentioning this earlier, but I'll risk it.  I would have heat wrapped the headers to keep the heat down.  Maybe when you swap the heads.
It's cold outside, I like heat

Remember you earned a get out of bein' fired card. I'll only fire you when I know I can ban you right afterward. That takes a bit more of a grievance.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:55:07 AM »
Had first construction meeting on new home this morning. They are ahead of schedule by a few days and digging basement today.

Had appraisal on existing home done today.

Officially signed lease and deposit on new town home for six months. Spoke with all utilities & have things set up for the switch.

Movers have been hired and we move on the 26th

All the heavy equipment is in my shop except for the lathe as it still needs moved along with odds and ends mostly steel parts. Compressor is extremely top heavy and no fun to move, retired neighbor cop stopped by and gave me hand off loading it along with bottom roller tool chest. Second set of hands was very appreciated.

Finally received refund from Richmond American Homes on original build, vp is lucky they have cameras in his lobby. I exchanged some choice words with him about his disfunctional company. Not my finest moment.





So bottom pic, home in the middle is similiar to ours being built except we have more windows up top. Single car on the one side is moms separate entrance to her suite.


Man, you bought swamp land?

What's wrong with ya

Nah, never mind, don't have time to go there...

When the EPA gets wind, (And in that hippie haven of a state that you are buildin' on marshland, you'll be cooked).

Start moving heavy equipment onto the site and the first thing, it sinks! Pity.

Get rid of that wasteland while you still can!

Honestly, was hoping you were smarter than that!

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:51:34 AM »
So, Bobbee, this knucklehead prior military?

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:51:01 AM »
Welcome Harv.  Sounds like you'll fit right in.  Isn't Bobby close to GB? Yo! Siracha!

I'm the one who talked him into joining and approved him.
Cool, a PVNM (Pre Vetted New Member)

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:49:45 AM »
Already feel at home...
Just waiting for someone to blame me for something, and tell me no


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Hey, all this is your fault

So, NO!

That what you lookin' for? ;-))

Thing is here, be honest, open, keep it clean as if you were talking with Jesus in the room. Do that and I won't fire or ban ya like I've had to do to all these "Commoners" writin' on your thread

Copy?

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:21:14 PM »
Welcome to the club! Plenty of LEO and mil types here, you should feel right at home.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:17:56 PM »
Why not buy some aftermarket spark plug boots from jegs etc?
$$$$$$

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:35:16 PM »
Anyone know if it would be of some benefit to try to fit the stock spark plug boot heat shields onto my aftermarket wires?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:33:29 PM »
I installed new spark plugs and wires, then the dipstick tube for the win!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:32:12 PM »
Bolting these pipes in was almost a non event...so far...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:31:25 PM »
I had to trim off a part of the old exhaust system support hanger system, but when I did the header fell right into place. You can drop it in from the top or slide it in from below, easily

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:29:14 PM »
I took care to mark the gaskets for proper installation

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:28:22 PM »
Here's the aero spike in the collector:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:27:22 PM »
What is the year range of the suspect transfers?

Ya know, when I was under there, I was thinking the transfer case looked pretty new. I noted the fasteners were shiny and the aluminum wasn't showing the age of other aluminum components nearby. I wonder if its already been replaced?

Another thing, I found copper anti-seize on the manifold bolts and copper gasket sealer on the exhaust manifold gasket. Finally, the gasket was a composition type. I thought GM used the layered steel gaskets.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:24:23 PM »
What model of x-case do you have?
dunno Nate
Has the auto 4WD feature, 2H, Neutral, 4H, and 4L

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:23:06 PM »
The quality of these pipes is pretty good. The welds were nice, the inside of the ports showed signs of smoothing with a sander, and the collector was fitted with a spike to blend the flow from adjacent tubes. Not bad for stainless pipes under $400!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:19:47 PM »
Then just like that, the right manifold was unbolted and fell right out!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:18:00 PM »
Next this EGR thing was yanked off. It left a gaping hole in the intake which I will need to address, but you can bet that thing was killing some performance!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:15:48 PM »
Everything I read told me to just pull the heat shield, so I did. It, will go back in when the headers are installed

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:12:23 PM »
Have you alresdy sourced the transfer case pump rub kit from merchant auto yet?
Is mine one of the suspect trucks??

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:01:10 PM »
Pop off a few plastic retainers and voila'

easy access to the side of the engine

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:59:31 PM »
The previous owner must have installed this front bumper hitch, perhaps to move a boat trailer around?

Anyway, it's added weight that I don't need, so off it came

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:52:50 PM »
I pulled the front wheels for the header install. I planned to go in through the wheel well. It turned out that by doing so the dreaded manifold removal was a non event

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:51:00 PM »
The frame and some crossmembers were sprayed with undercoating after some cleaning

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:49:18 PM »
And sure enough, it did a decent job. Heck the undercarriage will likely get muddy like the truck, so who cares really!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:47:34 PM »
I'm trying this Chassis paint from HF. Inexpensive enough and I've been noticing an improvement in product from there. Heck everything else is made in China, the difference being the other stuff is marketed by American companies and marked up

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:44:18 PM »
No surprises, it all looks pretty good

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:42:02 PM »
The undercarriage cleaned up well enough

Note the ink stamp on the underside of the leaf spring!

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