My new truck

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Re: My new truck

Postby THE BOSS » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:53 am

watching paint dry, ain't nuttin funner!

new rims are (were) matte black, i had one mounted and put it on, i just cant do the matte black.

it has to have some shine.

Tractor Supply enamel and there clear coat is looking pretty good.
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Re: My new truck

Postby THE BOSS » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:05 pm

i backed it out of my brother in-laws barn and went for a ride yesterday.
everything worked well, motor ran good, trans up and down shifts all by it's self now, all the gauges worked including fuel level, the speedometer is a little bit slow, & it stopped good. WHOOOO HOOOO!

the taller gear ratio and tighter converter made a huge difference.

it dont steer as good as it used to.
I have to get the front end aligned, toe in adjustment was "that looks good" alignment, the caster camber may be off now due to me tipping/wedging the front axle for a better u-joint angle.

the road surface of them tires are not flat, arched so to say, that may be part of the problem too, maybe too much air??

I'll get it aligned and go from there.

i found 1/2" bolts in the front springs that should be 9/16 for the hanger and the spring bushing, i seen the spring move back and forth at the front hanger when looking around after the ride, I'll get the right bolts tomorrow, then have the alignment done.

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Re: My new truck

Postby meyers56 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:36 pm

nice looking, what tires are those? You make me wanna get my old orange big ford back together. Maybe next year or the one after that.
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Re: My new truck

Postby THE BOSS » Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:33 pm

Yea come on out, dunes this year!

Them are 36" 13.5 X 15 Super Swampers Irocks.
i bought them brand new used with maybe 10 miles on them, they still had all the little tits on them.
my day job has keep me real busy this week, I'm hoping to get it alignment done yet this week.
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Re: My new truck

Postby bad company » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:01 pm

Work always gets in the way...such bullish!t..should be a good dune year.
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Re: My new truck

Postby THE BOSS » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:38 pm

i do belive that the speakers are toast all ready.
caused by AC/DC whole lotta of Rosie I'm afraid.

we'll get something better.

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Re: My new truck

Postby THE BOSS » Wed May 01, 2013 6:12 pm

I changed 3 of the 4 speakers last Saturday, already I have a couple bad ones.
Note to self, no AC/DC

I do have plan 3.

I've been driving it around in good weather a lot, the wife even jumps in and takes it. it a fun ride and it gets a lot of attention.

i did get the steering working real good too.
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Re: My new truck

Postby THE BOSS » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:50 pm

I put in some Pioneer TS-A6980R 350 watt max 4 way 6X9 speakers last Saturday, my ears hurt!
them are some real nice super loud speakers, ROCK AND ROLL!
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