I've got to work tomorrow morning and were going to a football game tomorrow night. IF Fri afternoon frees up, I'm there. Don't hold your breath. I volunteered for a Habitat house framing in Canton for Sat AM. Let us know if you're still working Sat PM.
Rear done. Front torn down, build it tomorrow. Start on Barry's Sat AM at Brian's shop.
Thanks to Brian for the wrenching. Thanks to Johnny and Jes for drinking beer and shoving a tool my way when I asked. Thanks to Barry for being so psyched about his cruiser and fpr shoving some tools my way.
I will try to make it. I came home tonight to find the brakes on my Dodge grinding metal to metal. Not doing it when I left but my wife drove it a few days so who knows. I need to fix that early Sat. morning and we will be leaving for Gulfport tomorow night. I will be home for good on Wed. night. Thank goodness! I'm tired of sleeping on a cot!!!
Yes. It is a done deal. My truck rides quite a bit higher and less jarring. As far as we can tell the entire suspension system down to the shocks and (badly frozen) bushings were stock, original 1982 stuff. Held up well, but definately time for a change. We braved a hurricane rainstorm and ensuing flood in John Mills garage (ca 2 inches of water gradually crept in as we--mostly Greg--were banging on a seriously stuck shackle pin. Greg ended up cutting it off with the grinder after the rain cleared up. I am contemplating naming my truck Rita, since it was lifted during the hurricane.
Many thanks to Greg for parting with his springs and for overseeing the installation process. Yet another of many helps I can never repay. Thanks to John Mills for providing space (even with the leaky roof) and hanging around to keep me company and handing an occaisional tool after I insisted on seeing it through and putting the shocks on tonight. The light helped alot too.
Thanks to my boys for their patience in hanging around and for amusing us with their rain antics. Sorry, no camera for Josh's buns.
Looking forward to trying it out at Grey Rock.
I believe the noise we heard on the test drive was a lugnut flying off. In my exhausted frenzy to get the shocks on, I forgot to cinch them down . At least the tires were put back on in the right direction....... Will check on it tomorrow. Too tired to care at the moment.