- Feb 25, 2002
What I’ve done before is replace the pickup tube complete and silver soldered in the flange.
It's crazy to me, all these little details when it's so close.
Got myself a carpet kit for the cab off of eBay. I'll pull the seats, lay down a bit of sound deadener and the carpet the next time I touch it.
I have also recently pulled each wheel to tend to whatever was needed.
Front calipers (exercised) opened all the way and pumped back tight, fronts we're dragging a bit, this helped. Adjusted wheel bearings, found a bit of play in the lower trunnion on each side. I'll leave this for now. Whole front axle needs going through, but I have a plan
The rear was okay, I pulled the drums and cleaned up back there. Ordered some new e-brake bell crank pivots and hardware from @beno to reserect the ebrake.
I have changed all the oils, it's full of coolant...
Need to dump some ATF in the PS and check for leaks.
I have fianlly stabbed the gas tank, with new rubber lines. I'm gonna fill it and run the engine on an alternate source at first to flush the rest of the old gunk from the fuel system.
I still need to fasten the bed and cap down.
They have been kind'a half installed since it's return from the fab shop. I should pull all of it and do it right, seal it all up.
I think I'll leave the windows and hatch off for now.
I am craving driving this thing the way I used to want to ride a motorcycle come this time of year.
Oh, and it's registered and insured!