lifted 60, soon to be Dobermobile II

Discussion in 'NM- High Desert Cruisers' started by sirenmoses, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. sirenmoses

    sirenmoses

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    2.5" lift w/shocks from BDS (thanks Hank!), anti-inversion shackles from $OR, blood & sweat from Robbie, and many many thanks to the HDC mudders who provided shop space (Evan), courier service (Onur), and last minute tool loans. :clap:

    Once I get the right meats underneath (come on tax check & overtime) I'll be out there wheeln w/yas.

    To do's include:
    * swap over goodies from saggy Dobermobile (Tuffy, $OR seat covers, maybe SROR bumper & Daylighters)
    * replace rear carpet w/vinyl (prolly $OR again, if'n anybody other than Shawn has lil order needs from there, pm me)
    * sort out dober-loading mechanism (prolly a commercial ramp, but I'm still pondering) & containment system (hoping to not stretch out headliner like DM 1)
    * install Rowlands panels & Dynamat (while I'm there...)


    Pre-lift:
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    to-do's also include:
    * stop the rust in rear tailgate
    * an order to Cdan for fender skirts & hood bumpers
    * CB radio so's I can talk to ya'll whilst wheeln :grinpimp:

    Post-lift (& the current K9 passengers):
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    Again, many many thanks to HDC'ers & Mudders: wouldn'ta happened without all ya'll. :cheers:
     
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    I'm guessing Robbie convinced you that the "newer" truck was more valuable for putting money into than the older one you were driving.
     
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    I know that fire station!

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    Didn't take any arm-twisting -- just had to emotionally remove myself from the rig my first doberdog traveled in to agility competitions, Xmas tree hunting, and lake playing. Lou died 2 years after I got the 60, and I've since lost 2 other dobers who grew up with that truck as their 'Let's go!' transportation, including Logan in the pic below, last Sept. :frown:


    Robbie spent 10 min under each rig & identified potential areas of concern. [Points for DMII] The PO's recent clutch job on DMII trumped my 8yrs of smallish fixes (PSP, radiator, smog pump) on my 1st 60. 60k less on the clock, less frame & body rust, and tunes instead of a hole in the door was why I bought DMII last spring anyway. Once I stopped being a :princess: about it -- :banana: decision.

    I think maybe Evan put it best: I will make new memories with this rig. :cheers:
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    The inside has improved beaucoup since you were here last, courtesy of a grant from HomeDespot & some other work done last year.

    Now if we could just tear off that 21yo wood siding & paint the cinderblock... :bang:
     
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    Brings a tear to my eye seeing someone else has an appreciation of these, er, vintage TLCs.

    You might as well add a few more items to your wish list:

    U-bolt flip kit.
    Bomb-proof rear bumper
    Tailpipe rerouted through the spring and out the side
    Better bucket seats from the boneyard
    Sliders
    5-spd
    V8
    TRD sticker
     
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    Looks great, Carol! You're getting there.
     
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    Fixed it for ya!

    Dan
     
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    Dan, I think breathing all those diesel fumes have taken their toll...
     
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