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Old February 3rd, 2011, 11:21 AM
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I stopped over to Randy's place this past weekend to drop off some parts. Chris's truck looks amazing! It was cool to see two newly built diesel trucks in the garage.... the garage was full of crap everywhere

His suspension set up is great. Should be unstoppable in the nasty.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 08:35 PM
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The seat heating elements are from RN.

As for the roll cage, I will be installing a new C hoop and Cantrails...thanks Barry. Now, all I need is to find a new/near new B pillar.

Thank you for all the compliments!
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 09:56 PM
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Wow! Just when I was getting ready to put my ugly little truck on the road I had to see this. I think if I pulled up next to this truck at a stop-light I'd just drive mine into a lake... Spectacular.
That would at least prevent fires.. I hope to see this truck soon, it is in the town next to me.
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Old February 16th, 2011, 08:14 PM
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Chris -

Awesome rebuild!

What size tires are on the truck in the PIC in the top attached thumbnail? I have a black 95 as well. I am in the middle of a simple restore and need to decided on tires and suspension. Can you make a suggestion or just reply with what you have installed in the PICs above? Thanks

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Old February 17th, 2011, 04:48 PM
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The original tires were 255/85's
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Old February 18th, 2011, 11:53 AM
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Front end and engine bay continues to come together. You can also see that we customized the galvanized front wheel wells to fit external shock mounts.

What headlamps are those? I like them.
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Old February 18th, 2011, 04:35 PM
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Old March 17th, 2011, 08:55 PM
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Ok...It's been a while since we have worked on the truck. Most of our free time was spent on mission trips to Lake George for snowmobiling.

Today was the first day back in the garage, since December, and much progress has been made.
1. Engine bay and front grill completed and now waiting for hood installation
2. Front shocks and bump stops installed
3. All dash wiring completed and coming back together
4. Floor boards, sound proofing and transmission tunnel cover installed
5. Wiring in the battery box completed and getting sorted
6. All fluid reservoirs topped off with premium liquids
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Old March 17th, 2011, 10:35 PM
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How many more hours do you guys suspect?
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Old March 17th, 2011, 10:54 PM
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Not sure, but I am not in a rush. Much more concerned with what I will do with my time, once it's complete.
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Old March 17th, 2011, 11:09 PM
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In your third picture, is the metal piece that your hood latch goes in (not sure of name) radiator support maybe galvanized?
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Old March 17th, 2011, 11:17 PM
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you might as well remove the grill, you'll need access to the latch for adjustment when you set the hood.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 01:06 AM
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I just went through this whole build again. Damn it is impressive.
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Old March 18th, 2011, 09:05 AM
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Agreed. He's doing a fine job and taking his time to make sure it's right..... something most people don't do. Nice work!
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Old March 18th, 2011, 08:06 PM
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you might as well remove the grill, you'll need access to the latch for adjustment when you set the hood.
It just has 2 screws in it now for looks... and a photo lol
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Old March 18th, 2011, 09:11 PM
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Nicely done. I love that color. In fact everything about this build is spot on man!
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Old March 20th, 2011, 09:28 PM
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Traded my black wingtop protectors for these that are bare aluminum. Thanks Dan.

These were in great condition but in desperate need of cosmetic TLC. I have never polished aluminum before and I must admit, I am still shocked...this was undoubtedly the dirtiest part of this entire build!!!

Anyways, I got a tip from a local fire department volunteer, who regularly enters into fire truck show competitions. He suggested his three step process for restoring aluminum: (1) clean aluminum of all contaminants, (2) buff with Liquid Metal Polish (fine grit) followed by (3) buff with Mothers Metal Polish.

The wingtop protector on the left, was my starting point after a thorough cleaning with various detergents. The wingtop protector on the right, was the result immediately after the Mothers Metal Polish.

It may be difficult to tell from the pic, but I can assure you that the result is amazing...like new.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 11:15 AM
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You might have to wear sunglasses every time you drive... Nice looking truck!!! Hope you can make it out to the beer garden on April 2 (look at the NYC meet up).
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Old March 21st, 2011, 03:08 PM
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These were in great condition but in desperate need of cosmetic TLC.
hehe, yeah i don't think i ever washed those.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 04:02 PM
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wow, just read the whole thread. that is one quality 90. love the 2.8 TGV, shame it's not hooked up to an auto
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