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Old 01-17-2021, 11:37 PM   #22551
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Gabriel ProGuard Shocks. Do not recommend. They are floaty and bouncy and get worse with a load. Taking a 50mph turn at 40 and the truck feels like it's going to fail over. I gambled with budget shocks and lost. Guess I'll be looking at bilstein because Koni doesn't make them for the D21.
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Old 01-18-2021, 01:12 AM   #22552
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Junkyard run today. Grabbed a handful of assorted bolts, a (hopefully good) fuel pump, a wax idle unit, and another GM blend motor.
Picked up a new negative cable yesterday at work. Truck won't know how to act with a new cable.
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Old 01-18-2021, 03:35 AM   #22553
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To update my prior posts about the power steering reservoir molded hose...

IT FITS PERFECTLY!!!

Part Number 80564 from a 1995 Nissan Pick Up 2WD. My truck is a 1997. For my year, make & model. The power steering hose I.D. is too big(maybe 1/2" or 5/8") from the ones(they made the same mistake twice) they ordered for me. My truck needed a 3/8" I.D. for the correct sizing to fit over the reservoir and metal pipe tubing.

I removed the old rubber molded hose and installed the new hose. PERFECT FIT! Took about an hour to remove/replace. The two wire clamps are a pain in the a$$ to remove. Due to them having zero spring back when removed. They need to be forcefully pried open larger than the O.D. of the hose and to also get the wire clamps over the bumps in the metal tubing. Also, removing the 4 tank hold down screws(10mm or #2 Philips) helps with the removal/install of the hoses. Remember to remove/reinstall the foam separator piece for protection from rubbing against other nearby lines. After it was all said and done. I let the engine cool down and sprayed Gunk foamy engine degreaser and hosed it off after 20 minutes, idled the engine until all the water was dried off and checked for any leaks. All clean! I'll give it a few days of driving, turning etc. to test the hose and recheck it for any leaks. Lastly, I topped off the fluid and "burped" the system.

Hope this helps someone down the line.

I also pulled off my map lights to get photos of the lamps for a member asking about the size of these map lights.

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Old 01-18-2021, 04:49 AM   #22554
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Worked on scraping away the old ratty plastidip on the wheels, then some rust removal and chrome restoration on the front bumper... it was much needed!
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:04 PM   #22555
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Worked on scraping away the old ratty plastidip on the wheels, then some rust removal and chrome restoration on the front bumper... it was much needed!
I found out the hard way that plasti dip does not stand up to gasoline and it doesn't take long either. YMMV

It's flammable so you have to take all the precautions when working with it.

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Old 01-18-2021, 06:18 PM   #22556
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I found out the hard way that plasti dip does not stand up to gasoline and it doesn't take long either. YMMV

It's flammable so you have to take all the precautions when working with it.

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Yep, had a buddy that did this on a motorcycle gas tank. Needless to say, that lasted maybe 2 months and was repainted shortly after.

Good to know on the "flammable" aspect.....
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Old 01-18-2021, 07:17 PM   #22557
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does anyone use a batter maintainer other than the little harbor freight cheepie? curious what people think about th3 7 dollar special vs stuff like a battery tender etc. for 40+
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Old 01-19-2021, 02:52 AM   #22558
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I have an opportunity to get a 2wd 83 720 single cab that was an orchard truck for free. Should I? It's a little rough.
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Old 01-19-2021, 02:55 AM   #22559
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hell yeah if you have the space why not haha
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Old 01-19-2021, 03:51 AM   #22560
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I have space. Throwing around the idea of a V8 swap. Do a little stump puller 350 in it.
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