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CIEMR / Re: Seriously, What is it with these Democrats???
« on: Today at 06:05:38 PM »
These people are SO obviously frauds

Is everyone blind?

Can you just make stuff up, do nothing with your life

or things of a nefarious nature

And be upheld by the Democratic national committee?

It's very unsettling, and heck, we the real people do not want to soil our hands and get into politics to try to stem the tide of outright stupidity being exercised by half or more Americans these odd days.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: Today at 09:33:51 AM »
^^^ Looks good!

Line-X, OK I'll take a look

I had my Tundra Line-X coated back in 2001. The stuff faded and pilled up. Not a great coating in my view.

But if they changed their formulation, well...

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CIEMR / Seriously, What is it with these Democrats???
« on: Today at 09:24:50 AM »
Fifteen times between May 5, 2005, and October 6, 2006, an unidentified customer walked into Charlotte’s Furniture Store in El Paso, Texas — an establishment owned by Beto O’Rourke’s mother, sitting on a site partially owned by Beto himself — to buy furniture.

He must have needed a great many sofas and chairs. On each visit to the store, he spent between $22,000 and $50,000 in cash.

Over the year and a half, this unidentified customer dropped a cool $630,745 in cash shopping for furniture.

Then Beto’s mom divided the cash into separate piles of less than $10,000 each and recorded them as deposits.

Why $10,000? To avoid having to report the suspicious transactions to the IRS.

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She was arrested, indicted, and, on May 11, 2010, convicted of “structuring transactions to avoid reporting requirements.” U.S. District Judge Kathleen Cardone fined Mrs. O’Rourke $250,000.

Startlingly, neither the prosecutors nor the judge made her disclose the name of her customer, despite the obvious and natural implication that his (or her) cash stemmed from ill-gotten gains.

Beto lived under the protection of his father, Pat O’Rourke, the local political boss of El Paso County, Texas. Pat’s life was controversial.

In February 1983, sheriff’s deputies installing a two-way radio in his car “discovered a tied condom containing an off-white powder they believed to be either cocaine or heroin. The sheriff’s captain ordered the substance destroyed” and hushed it up.

The incident came to light several months later, in October 1983, when the captain was indicted by a grand jury on charges of official misconduct and tampering with evidence. The captain lamely said he believed the drugs had been planted by one of O’Rourke’s political enemies.

In yet another instance of covering up for his son, Beto faced only the basic DUI charges for an incident involving so much more. Aged 26 — on the night of his birthday — O’Rourke was speeding on a Texas Interstate long after midnight (exceeding the 75 mph limit) when he struck a truck, crossed the large grassy median strip and came to a stop. He tried to leave the scene of the accident, according to a police report, but a passing motorist made him stay. Police said he “was unable to be understood due to slurred speech, had glossy eyes, and smelled of alcohol.” His blood alcohol was measured at 0.134.

But he was not charged with leaving the scene nor with a more serious vehicular felony.

Instead, the charges were dismissed after O’Rourke completed a court-approved diversion program. The Washington Post noted that Beto’s father “had been El Paso Country judge from 1982 to 1986 and was running for the position again” at the time of the 1998 incident.

Pop’s intervention may have saved Beto once before. In 1995, at age 22, he was arrested on the campus of the University of Texas El Paso campus for “attempted forcible entry” of the University “Physical Plant” and had to spend the night in jail.

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There is no evidence of Dad intervening in either arrest but connect the dots.

With this family history, particularly his father’s brush with the discovery of cocaine in his car, it is odd that the O’Rourkes did not have to reveal the name of her disclosure-averse furniture customer. Now that Beto is running for president — and his mother is still living — it would seem appropriate to press them for information about the tax-evader they assisted in the commission of a felony.

It is obviously relevant to know if the customer was involved in narcotics or organized crime. Her son is, after all, running for president.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: March 19, 2019, 11:10:55 PM »
Don you could use the KBS stuff on the bumpers, but then use the topcoat, too, which has the UV protection.

I painted my rear bumper black with that stuff.




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I was actually considering the KBS stuff, but I've had terrible luck with it in a UV environment. Paint over it and you've got soft paint over kryptonite.

After hearing all the comments, perhaps the standard finish I give them is best. Acid etching primer, a two stage urethane product, then overcoat with some sort of urethane based bed liner. Painting over that is something I have never done, but I just may. I've found the stuff fades and really absorbs the sun's heat. Perhaps a clearcoat of a blast of urethane black or semi-flat black would provide a good looking finish.

And, I did not plan to make a career out of painting those things, as I am on a timeline to get ready to go...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:59:10 PM »
I got some of that hooked up, but most of it remains to be completed. I also lengthened the transfer case breather. It used to vent right on top of the transmission. Now it has found a new home up near the hood line in the engine compartment.

I want to check the trans vent to ensure it, too, can stay high and dry.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:57:05 PM »
Then I located the control module according to the instructions, then started to lay out the wiring harness

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:56:01 PM »
So far, so good

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:55:23 PM »
These three pics would suggest that I just threw the steps on there with little to no fuss, but that is no where near the truth.

The placement of those hinges requires some painstaking locating and drilling of holes, then an alignment process to make things come out OK. I was very pleased to be rewarded with a perfect fit of everything.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:52:48 PM »
There is an ordering to things. I would have assembled the exhaust, but without knowing where the exhaust sits and the relationship between that space and the room needed for step extension/retraction, I had to install the Amp Research steps first

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:50:47 PM »
And, yes, Tex, I remembered to fill the case with new fluid!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:49:38 PM »
So, here are the finish shots of the transfer case. Now that completes the engine, transmission, and transfer case, where everything got touched, rebuilt, replaced, renewed, or something. It's in like new condition

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:46:55 PM »
So, I also ordered the entire roof rack structure yestertag.

This time I am going to use a simple bolt together extruded aluminum product called 80/20 aluminum extrusions.

I will bolt the side rails directly to and through the existing factory rack both anchoring and strengthening that system, and extending the rack into a rectangle from the rear ro almost the windshield.

The included slots will provide infinite possibilities for attaching things like the tent, a basket, lights, the kitchen sink and a milk jug just to get me started.

Seen the back to the future Delorean?? That's the look I am going for with Ravin8 :shocked:

Hey don if you are going the 80/20 route before you buy a bunch of stuff let me know I have tons left over from a few projects, it all depends on the size you are going to use
Now ya tell me!

I am working the T-10 size 1" X 1" and 1" X 2"

Two side rails of the 2" stuff, 114" long, the front and back in 2", then 6 lateral bars evenly spaced along the length.

I will be using a combination of internal 90 degree and external 90's to assemble and add rigidity to it. From what I see, it should be as stout as a a WW2 battleship but super light.

I also have plastic filler strip to close in wiring that will extend to the various lights I mount up there, and some decorative end caps to make it look professional. Intermediate braces are 46.25" in length and all the tubing and hardware is black.

I could use some for the interior. Would like to assemble a catch-all rack and some other things.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:41:01 AM »
Oh, and the winch never arrived. I called to trace it down and found a shipping label had been created, but no further action was ever done. So, they are sending out another one and that should be here Friday ahead of the bumpers

It's coming together nicely!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:38:24 AM »
So, I also ordered the entire roof rack structure yestertag.

This time I am going to use a simple bolt together extruded aluminum product called 80/20 aluminum extrusions.

I will bolt the side rails directly to and through the existing factory rack both anchoring and strengthening that system, and extending the rack into a rectangle from the rear ro almost the windshield.

The included slots will provide infinite possibilities for attaching things like the tent, a basket, lights, the kitchen sink and a milk jug just to get me started.

Seen the back to the future Delorean?? That's the look I am going for with Ravin8 :shocked:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:21:46 AM »
Charles, thinking he was referencing the aftermarket unit Dave had mentioned earlier.
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s'evaD knil dewohs a looc tekramretfa yart tub ym noitareneg fo nabrubuS saw ton derevoc

See right there how your brain works...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: March 19, 2019, 09:57:31 AM »
Let me ask you a question publically about final coating your bumpers.

Throughout this build we have seen attention to detail and fretting over the most minor things. All that, of course adds up to one outstanding product, which is readily evident in the pics laid out in these pages.

So since you so, Well, I can't say the word, since I am striving not to be so coarse (See that Nate, the Warrant officer is trying to clean up his act). Well since you have put so much thought into these steel bumpers of yours, how would you recommend I finish them?

I am not going to use the globular matter sometimes called truck bed liner. It is all cobbled up lookin' and these works of art deserve a finer finishing. Something near but a tad short of something Tex, the Redness of neck, would do for his beautiful trucks.

Lets hear what you are thinking...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: March 19, 2019, 09:51:32 AM »
Looks good. Hub should be 116mm or 4.56 inches.


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I grabbed a hub diameter of 130.81mm or about 5.15" off the box that Don's new wheels came in.  Guessing those might have been a little larger then the factory wheel.
Brian,

I just tried to stick my dial caliper inside the wheel to measure that hub. The calipers will not fit into the wheel recess from either side, (Wrong type caliper) but I can see that it is measuring something north of 5". So I suspect the 5.15" is correct without actually being able to verify. It is definitely not 4.56"

That spacing design is clever. Good idea. I will likely stay with these totally inexpensive but serviceable wheels forever, but nice to have options. Who knows what the future holds. I can say with certainty that I will not be using re-centered HMMWV wheels and Army surplus tires. Those things were enormously heavy. Taking them off SquareD was a real workout.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:12:27 PM »
Front driveshaft and new trans mount in, ran out of time, but only lacking the crossmember to put this one in the bag.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:04:23 PM »
Reinstalled

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:01:52 PM »
Buttoned up and ready to reinstall

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:00:44 PM »
I like the way these case halves turned out. THat KBS paint is super, super hard. Try to scrape a drip off the underside of the case, on the flange and it takes some serious omph to get it removed.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 18, 2019, 09:56:39 PM »
Feedback: Overhead console not sold for that year Chevy, at least I couldn't find it...

So tonight I plugged away at the transfer case. First installing some new seals

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CIEMR / Re: 6.6L GAS!
« on: March 18, 2019, 05:49:51 PM »
I don’t think I have ever heard any gripe about that ol 6.0 gas motor besides gasmailage.  I knew 12 and it didn’t matter what was behind it from my three rail little bike trailer to the big ugly enclosed work trailer. 12 12 12 12 all day long!! But it pulled well, it sounded great and I was happy.... until I drove a duramax lol


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Ya, my LQ4 powered Hummer H2 SUT got 11.3 all day and all night. Was not fast, but never broke down or failed to 1. Run, 2. Suck gas, 3. Sound great!
Frankly, I'm tickled to have another one.

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CIEMR / Re: 6.6L GAS!
« on: March 18, 2019, 02:00:58 PM »
So basically gm is bringing back the 400 big block?
Its a good idea. That LS motor is a keeper. so freshen it up with a few cubic inches and the latest and greatest. I mean 460 ftlbs is nothing to sneeze over. That's some real useable power for a truck

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Build Threads / Re: The Bus
« on: March 18, 2019, 01:02:12 PM »
Holy crap!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 12:52:24 PM »
Is the pond deep enough to dive into from the wall you built?
NOOOOOOO

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban Bumpers
« on: March 18, 2019, 11:10:19 AM »
Wow, good thoughts, great discussion, thanks to all of you for participating!

Here's why I asked Brian to build a radiator/front end guard

The design is one of my favorites, roughly modeled from the effective ARB Bull Bars.

Being a creature of habit, and having grown up with HMMV's , Pengasuers, Ranger Jeeps, DMV's FAV's, and that family of special purpose vehicles, well, they pretty much all had guards of some sort. We ran them at high speeds through brush, and sides of buildings. When lifting them, I drug quite a few through the branches of trees in Kentucky, Arkansas, Flordia, Massachuettes, New York, Alaska, Germany, Korea, Panama, Columbia, and a bunch of other places. Most times the vehicle was operapable afterward.

The Burb will see zero flight time below a Chinook but, things hitting branches is likely for this family cruiser.

I do run into deer on occasion. One I saw actually entered the engine compartment through the stack of coolers. I doubt a grill guard would have prevented this 70mph impact, but it might stop a 50 miler???

I have experienced quite a bit of "Nose damage" on C-Max while driving on primitive trails here in the tuck. I kind of want to minimize that and keep the Burb "Prettier."

I plan to add limb risers from the outward corners up to the coming roof rack.

I have always like looking at the back side of two KC daylighters mounted close together on the top tube...not sure why... :rolleyes:
I like the look of a grill guard
I really like the look of this thing Brian cobbled together!

I will have to literally push a tree out of the way 1X-2X a year that has fallen in the road into my farm that prevents me from getting in, or going home in the evening after a couple days.

So for those reasons I opted for this beautiful addition and will proudly hang it on Ravin8 shortly

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:33:46 AM »
And after two days of hard work, Spud the mights Kubota that could, is put to bed all dirty just as it likes to be!

That little machine continues to be the most robust thing I have ever purchased. It just roars to life, works all day and goes to bed with not a hint of a complaint. Well done Kubota! Well done!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:31:33 AM »
Here as you view a small section of the woods, you can see the damage caused by the Emerald Ash Borer. Those destructive beetles have killed off almost all of the Ash trees in Kentucky.

Kentucky is the number one producer of hardwoods in the world, so losing an entire species of tree is no small thing. I heated my home this winter on three ash trees and a couple cords of logs from Duane. Of that a percentage was Ash.

Here in this one "patch" you can see all the dead trees:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:27:30 AM »
Although it is not readily apparent, a lot of earth was relocated, and I even deepened one side of the thing another couple feet.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:25:30 AM »
Then I continued the wall around an entire curve on the west side. I still have about another 300 feet of wall to build here, but at least I got it started. The pond just keeps filling, so I added another foot to the low side of the levee. Might as well capitalize on the thing's ability to impound water. The first courses of large stones are now well submerged. That will make for great critter habitat when the time comes

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:22:04 AM »
I added the final courses of large stones to this wall to finish it out. Afterward I added earth to the back side to bring it level with the surrounding contour. SHould look great in the years to come, almost natural

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:20:29 AM »
It takes a couple frost heaving cycles to settle in fill dirt, and after this winter, everything is looking great. This clay and being tracked in stands up very well

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:19:00 AM »
Signs of spring were everywhere, I love this time of year, still cold and a bit tough, but full of the promise of approaching greening of the forest

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:16:46 AM »
I was basically down there to shake off the frost of winter and get the machines a good exercise, so I worked repairing and widening one of the roads and on the pond. Here I cut into the banks either side to my south road, then started lining them with the long, slender "Bob-the-Builder" stones

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:14:19 AM »
Pre-Rangers had a good time. Took a friend along, a Marine vet from the first Fallusia and another tour in the Iraq. He zero'd the little guy's M4 and together they spent half a day of romping and shooting. It is so good to get your boys/girls around strong/real men of God. I can see a bit of all my friends in my boys...Wonderful! Of course, being teens, then were lazing around as well!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:11:29 AM »
That deck I built a couple years ago has simply not weathered at all. Still yellow and fresh looking. But I have it on the north side of the camper and shielded by a roof overhead

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:10:07 AM »
I had one bad line which I discovered in the late fall, so I replaced that and Chief roared to life, and gave me a couple hours of it's earth eating work. Man, that thing can dig...What a powerful concept, the hydraulic excavator.

It digs what amounts to a full pickup box full of dirt in a single bite. Imagine if you can all the earth that has been moved in this single project...???!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: March 18, 2019, 10:07:33 AM »
Got back down farm side for a couple days of hard work...Felt GREAT

new parking area for my beasts of burden:

The John Deere was broken down of course. Needed a new battery this time, and in all fairness, it is a 2012 so that's about right.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 15, 2019, 10:38:19 PM »
You going to order a dash mat? An overhead gun rack?  I have always liked the once that relocate your visors but never had the guts to tear into a headliner


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Dash mat? Elaborate?
Needed in the sunnier climes??
Overhead gun rack?? No knowledge>>>
Relocated visors? Why?
For extra do-dads and things
https://www.carid.com/vdp/shelf-it-black-overhead-storage-mpn-sh2167.html

To Keep glare of the window, reduces the haze buildup on windshields
https://www.covercraft.com/us/en/product/dashmat-custom-dash-cover.DMC




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Thanks!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:27:05 AM »
Been wondering about the farm.

Escrow closes in 3 weeks and have my eye on a couple plots.
Your own land, and a big plot is just so good for the soul.

Other than the inner reward I have from serving in the war for so long, it paid for my farm. I owe nothing for it. I do owe Kubota a substantial, albeit, diminishing sum for the little crawler, but that land is all mine. probably a half mile across.

A man ought to own land, it just seems right

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 15, 2019, 09:20:56 AM »
You going to order a dash mat? An overhead gun rack?  I have always liked the once that relocate your visors but never had the guts to tear into a headliner


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Dash mat? Elaborate?
Needed in the sunnier climes??
Overhead gun rack?? No knowledge>>>
Relocated visors? Why?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:52:04 PM »
We are not in the hazard area but have had a lot of sideways rain and one thunder storm after another. I can only imagine what things are going to look like in the morning.

Making a run down to the farm Saturday Morning. We will probably have to cut our way in with a chainsaw just to get to the machinery, to come back out and continue to clear.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:19:18 PM »
Oh, and one of the gentlemen who purchased a bunch of SquareD parts made this up for me, so I gave it a home:

Square D is really gone. Sold the frame two days ago. All that is left is a hood, two fenders, a wiring harness, snorkel and a bunch of bolts. Everything else has found a new home on other old 1st Gens out there. The frame went to a Marine who when pulling the gas tank out of his truck, discovered his frame was almost rusted in half. It will serve well under its new command!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:16:25 PM »
This will go Bye-Bye...No more hot pipe over the axle for me.

Have a little surprise in store for the void just behind the axle...Stay tuned.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:15:09 PM »
And a new one of these:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:14:27 PM »
I'll install new output seals, both ends before reinstalling it, but when everything is dry in the morning it will be time to silicone the case halves back together.

I got after the exhaust system. pulling it all off once more to get ready for the final installation of the muffla' story. Plus it makes it much easier to get in there.

When the case is bolted up, I'll be able to reinstall the transmission cross menber and the front drive shaft. That is going to get me way down the road on this massive project.

Before it moves under its own power, I will have touched literally everything that moves, rotates, slides, spins, pumps, or any other movement.

Think you can call me on not touching the fuel pump? Not so fast...Truck is going to get a Walbro

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:09:13 PM »
And placed the heavy half of the gearbox into a fixture so i could paint that half as well. I will reassemble the halves tomorrow

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:07:54 PM »
Then the stack was reassembled and the snap ring slid home to complete the stackup

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 14, 2019, 08:06:16 PM »
Hmmm, an aviation approved transfer case, a first!

SO here's the stock pump, and the same one modified with the Merchant no-gall replacement cover.

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