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Old March 19th, 2013, 10:34 AM
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It's looking great, Brian ! ! !


Fantastic stuff. Thank you very much for posting !
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 11:09 PM
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Three days of wrestling with this...
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has me only a couple gremlins away from a complete functioning electrical system.

Simple circuits left to do are the horn, the wipers, the backup light switch, and when the new switches arrive the fan speed control.

Truck is at the glass shop having the windscreen installed (so I don't break a brand new one)

The last month saw the all the doors being rebuilt - Click image for larger version

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In addition was able to get the insulation and sound reducing foam installed in the roof and the rear and center sections of the LaSalle headliner installed

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Old April 23rd, 2013, 11:27 PM
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What wiring harness are you using?
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Old April 24th, 2013, 09:58 AM
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What wiring harness are you using?
I repaired/rewired the original harness.
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Main harness was in good condition with some smoked connectors and a few bare spots, much of the rear was crap and i stripped it out, replaced wire as needed and rewrapped using 3 sections of heavy duty 4' long shrink wrap before refitting the connectors.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 12:05 PM
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Looking great, Brian.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 01:45 PM
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Tucked away at the back of the glass shop waiting for the "Senior Glass Tech" - AKA "the owner" to get to it - mostly because he wanted to be the one to do it. The benefits of being in a fishing town is the vast experience that comes from repairing and maintaining working boats on shore and in Alaska.

I drove it to the glass shop with no issues -
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Thanks in part to a cobbled together indicator/dip switch repair
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Old April 24th, 2013, 08:46 PM
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Finally out of the shop and at home...
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Old April 24th, 2013, 11:24 PM
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Old April 30th, 2013, 10:17 PM
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LaSalle Headliner installed...
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cut for the sunroof
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Very nice!

keep the pics coming!
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Old May 1st, 2013, 08:41 AM
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Looks great. Love the Arles blue with the white roof and Wolf wheels. Someday I'll trade out my headliner for a LaSalle...
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Old May 1st, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Very nice!

keep the pics coming!
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Initial road tests have been good, steering is a little bit of an issue. Vague/wandering (more than average) and i get to full stop much sooner on right hand turns vs left. Wandering I am attributing to worn out steering dampener (replacement due in with our next container this week) but I'm not certain yet on the right turn/left turn variance.

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The to do items remaining prior to the drive down to the Overland Expo in AZ in two weeks -
  • Wipers (pretty certain its a switch issue and with a new switch here this week I've not bothered to look into any other possibilities yet)
  • reverse light
  • 4wd light
  • cluster warning/indication light rewire - the lights work, they just are lighting up the wrong light...
  • middle row seat riser and latch - missing parts for the 60/40 bench and will have to fab some risers and latch system. I have parts from the original three seat mount that are nicely restored if anyone needs them. Fresh black powder coat on the brackets...
  • seat belts - inbound in container
  • door handles - same
  • new window channels - same
  • full length G4 type roof rack - in container
  • rear spare carrier - in container
  • bonnet spare carrier - waiting on bonnet checquer plate
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Old May 1st, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Old May 1st, 2013, 03:02 PM
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The stickers from Jay came out great.

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Old May 1st, 2013, 03:32 PM
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[*]bonnet spare carrier - waiting on bonnet checquer plate
Dang, it's too bad that I'm not up in Washington yet. I would gladly trade you my checquer-plated spare tire bonnet for one without the plating.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 03:35 PM
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Dang, it's too bad that I'm not up in Washington yet. I would gladly trade you my checquer-plated spare tire bonnet for one without the plating.
I have a couple blank bonnets available for you... Both in green as well.

May take you up on a trade for a bonnet mounted spare on the 130
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Old May 1st, 2013, 03:36 PM
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Old May 1st, 2013, 05:00 PM
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Misallignment of steering box would be my guess unless you have a big lift and the axle is being pulled off center.

Next guess is the steering stops are not set properly. I can imaging the damper being the issue.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Misallignment of steering box would be my guess unless you have a big lift and the axle is being pulled off center.

Next guess is the steering stops are not set properly. I can imaging the damper being the issue.
Funny I didn't even think to look at the steering stops - my mind automatically went to something more significant as the potential issue. No lift at all - still running the worn stock springs for a few more days until the nice new TerraFirma's are delivered.
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Start with cheap/free and easy and work your way up is my view.
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