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JoeChiOhki

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Posted: 09/23/21 03:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

AnEv942 wrote:

Got truck back from body shop that installed new roof skin.
Spent good part of the day reinstalling interior I had removed (headliner, visors, trim etc).
Another day rewiring, CB, custom interior light that controls exterior 3rd brake light functions, GPS ant etc. I have a lot of funny wiring.

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Gosh- why is it leaking? Even heavy fog water dripping inside. Outside of the window rubber all that was visible was the bubbled paint.

Knew I had problem but extent surprised me.
Pretty sure cause, other than being a block from the Pacific, was bad glass replacement (scratched) few years ago.

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I really wanted to attempt repair and if anyplace other than windshield would have.
However once I seen the required drilling of 100+ spot welds glad I had it done. 4 days in the shop-done, likely I'd still be drilling[emoticon]
Probably spend a few hours today putting all my 'stuff' back in the truck.

Quandary now is clearance/ID marker lights.
Truck is over 80" wide so required but really don't want to drill 15 holes in new roof. Didn't have issue with them on original install but just don't want to do again.


As someone who bought a used suburban from the southern seaboard area of california that was from the 80s, I know that rust well [emoticon]. Mercifully, the body and frame is destined for the junkyard, I bought it off the neighbor who spent the money to haul it back for what buying another 350 small block, a 700R4 w/transfer case, 4x4 front and rear axles and spring mounts/perchs etc... would have cost me, but it is chock full of rust holes and badly done and now failing bondo patches.


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Posted: 09/25/21 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ya, like the J. Geils Band song "Rust Stinks" [emoticon]..

Got ID lights installed in Grill.. thanks for the suggestion Bedlam

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Jury's still out, functional but unsure. Looks a bit like the **** magnet left on going thru Pep Boys.
Do serve purpose at least for awhile.
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Found another option for cab lights without drilling or wiring. Caboveramerica.com makes lights that don't require
drilling or wiring. Remote controlled, Solar charged battery powered cab lights. Pretty slick.
But they are really expensive.
Camper has ID lights and truck cab lights are switched off because of reflection so battery lights not receiving
charge wouldn't be an issue.

Hard to justify 10X the cost and I have a new set of cab lights on hand. Maybe after paint has cured awhile,
unless these grow on me, install them on cab.
The grill lights would probably look OK in-conjunction with cab lights. Things that could be done...


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AnEv942 wrote:

Got ID lights installed in Grill.. thanks for the suggestion Bedlam


What’s the purpose? Are you thinking someone can’t see your headlights and running lights?


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Over a certain width requires the center lights whether hauling, towing or just a wide stance. This is why they are required even on some SRW model trucks.


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jimh425 wrote:

AnEv942 wrote:

Got ID lights installed in Grill.. thanks for the suggestion Bedlam


What’s the purpose? Are you thinking someone can’t see your headlights and running lights?

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Our new replacement roof does not have cab lights, so truck no longer legal. Truck is over 80" wide (exclusive of mirrors) so cab lights like on your F450 are legally required. Reluctant to replace due to drilling new roof though likely will at some point. This, placing ID lights into grill, was an easy interim token effort to satisfy requirement temporarily. I doubt, being a pickup, I'd ever get cited for lack of ID/clearance lights but where I can I try to be within the
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@AnEv, I seriously doubt you’d ever get pinched for no cab markers. Have to be a really schitty cop to do that. Besides, you could just say they never were there in the first place!
Man I’ve looked at those cordless marker lights. For a resto truck that I’m not drilling holes in. But idk if I can choke down $300 for marker lights either!


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Posted: 09/26/21 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like them and they look nice.

I am seriously considering having cab marker lights installed on my PU.

I bought some a few years ago and the guy that was going to install them moved so now I'm thinking I'll check with the local Chevy dealer.


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Most truck campers have those lights, but Host assumes your truck will have them and does not have the center lights on their units (yes, I asked).

If Raptors and Rebels and other over width SRW vehicles can run them in the grill as OEM, I don't know why a DRW could not. You see the center light option on narrower SRW's because if you tow a wider flatbed or dump trailer, you should also have them. Since there is no trailer location for these lights, the truck should be carrying the lights.

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Took it camping and hit 225,228 miles when I reached my camping site.
Maybe I should cut back on driving it soo much. [emoticon]

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Changed the fuel filter again.


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