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Old September 24th, 2017, 10:28 AM
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A Thank You to bloodyknuckles brothers

I want to say THANK YOU to Uncle Doug and his sidekick, Trey for their help on Saturday. They literally took up most of the daylight hours to come to my rescue. My wife and I had driven 350 miles from Portsmouth Va to Rural Retreat Va to work on my mom-in-law's empty house on Friday. I noticed a horrible rotational squeal/chirp as we arrived in Rural Retreat. There was no vibration issues other than minor tire imbalance above 70 mph. I couldn't pin point it and checked the front wheel hubs for play, looked at the brakes, checked the driveshaft, etc. On the way to dinner that evening a rear caliper froze up smoking the rotor so I assumed it might be related to the noise. As I was far from home with no tools, parts, transportation or local support, I reluctantly called Doug who lives 140 miles away in Concord. He and his son, Trey got up early Saturday, pulled a caliper assembly, rotor and hub from a D2 at their shop, loaded up tools and drove 2.5 hours to assist me. I swapped in the 'new' parts and took it for a spin. The brakes worked fine but the noise was still there. Trey determined that the sound was more frequent than tire rotation which pointed to something under the truck. I said 'F it' and told my wife if it blew up it was just a truck. It's not like there aren't a few more a home. We headed back to Portsmouth after feeding Doug and Trey and offering money for fuel. I swapped in another driveshaft and discovered the centering pin on my newly rebuilt driveshaft had failed. Good friends like this are the reason I continue to drive these frustrating heaps after 25 years.
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Old September 24th, 2017, 10:45 AM
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Those guys are the best!!! I can't tell you how many hours they have spent turning wrenches on my truck.
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Old September 24th, 2017, 11:09 AM
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Excellent news Mark....so we look forward to seeing you at MAR - right?

Uncle Doug and Trey are the best.
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Old September 24th, 2017, 01:49 PM
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I'll be at MAR and Uwharrie! I can't wait!
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'84 110 5 door 'Nigerian Princess'
'90 RRC
'97 D1 LSE (parting out)
'02 D2 Kalahari
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Old September 24th, 2017, 03:22 PM
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Cheers Mark.

Glad we could help an old friend.
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