lifted 60, soon to be Dobermobile II

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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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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'm guessing Robbie convinced you that the "newer" truck was more valuable for putting money into than the older one you were driving.
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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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
 

DanS HJ-45

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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
1HZ-T
TRD sticker
Fixed it for ya!

Dan
 
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