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Cummins12V98

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MFL wrote:

Hey Ron, when did ya get the jeep? Should work fine for the bike trailer, boat, maybe not?

Jerry


No way on the boat it’s over 7k and no brake controller. Bought from my Dad last Summer with 2,400 miles. Has leveling suspension? and tow package.

Has the V6 but is very quick. Get a honest 21 running 75 highways and city mix.


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Since this is the super duper off topic tow rig thread, here's the old truck. (It's a tow vehicle!)
Got it so close to ready to paint, I can almost taste the base coat!

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Any of you Washingtonians handy with paint gun, sanding block or welder looking for a rewarding way to kill some time in this horrible weather we're having, Hershey's Auto Body is hiring. Full benefits (indoor plumbing, heat, free beer) and competitive pay (free beer, with a pizza as a sign on bonus!). C'mon over!


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Here's what it looked like about 30 minutes before I handed over the cash to some guy in Oregon and loaded it on the trailer.
Covid project, but ended up driving it all spring summer and fall last year, thus defeating the purpose of gettin some work done when the world didn't know whether it was foot or horseback and the kids were bored with no sports and school at home last year.
Paint is all purchased and ready to go. Same colors. 2 stage base/clear.
Short list of to do's before paint.
Fix 3 more rust holes around windshield frame.
Another round of High build primer and block out the doors and front fenders 1 more time.
Pull 2 little dents under the back window. (Bought cab trim to cover, but it doesn't...)
Spray entire truck with sealer coat of primer prior to base coat
That's it!
Best part is, there's probably only about 8oz of bondo on the whole truck!

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On a serious note, I need to find someone to blast the inside of the bed. It never was stripped and repainted like the rest of the truck was and still has the original peeling paint. I'm not sanding and scraping the inside of the bed. Too many bends and hard to reach spots.
Found a guy who will do it reasonably, but I have to deliver the bed to him during working hours. Not horribly difficult since I have the bed on a stout dolly and a trailer with a ramp, but I'm never home during the day...
Anyone know of a mobile blaster in the Maple Valley area? I have enough space and gravel that it would be a super simple option.

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Pics don't always show fine details, but truck looked pretty good when you got it!

Looks like mega prep work done, you for sure need the right paint guy to shoot it! Makes a big diff, if paint job is not too bad, or a beautiful finish!

Hope it goes well!

Jerry





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Aren't most brands of shocks better than Bilstein shocks??


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specta wrote:

Aren't most brands of shocks better than Bilstein shocks??


Those look like fighting words......

I do like my Rancho's I put on back in August. bilstien equal were not available.......
life went on!

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Posted: 10/28/21 06:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

specta wrote:

Aren't most brands of shocks better than Bilstein shocks??

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specta wrote:

Aren't most brands of shocks better than Bilstein shocks??


YES as Boat Anchors. [emoticon]

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specta wrote:

Aren't most brands of shocks better than Bilstein shocks??


YES as Boat Anchors. [emoticon]


Have to be a pretty small boat for most shocks I've seen to work....

May be inflatable rib?!?!?

Marty

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blt2ski wrote:

Cummins12V98 wrote:

specta wrote:

Aren't most brands of shocks better than Bilstein shocks??


YES as Boat Anchors. [emoticon]


Have to be a pretty small boat for most shocks I've seen to work....

May be inflatable rib?!?!?

Marty


I was thinking about tying several together.

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