What did you do on your 70 series today? (5 Viewers)

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Loaded up for 5 day camping trip on the coast. First time using the 3 bike rack I welded up out of scrap. Really like my new inverter mig setup. Picked up a co2 bottle at the scrap yard with regulator and 900psi still in the tank for $6. I can make really pretty welds and weld really thin sheet metal for the first time in 20 years..... Truck is completely 637 olive now. First spray in too cold weather to 5 weeks to harden up. It ran and wrinkled. Sanded out imperfections cut and buffed, and just repainted all the spots where I burned through with the detail gun. Round 2 cut buff in another 3 weeks.
Installed a new binary switch in the AC. Previously it was just straight wired hot. It would build too much pressure at highway speed get the condenser too hot heat up the engine and leak the gas out around the fitting on the high pressure line . Now it's cycles the compressor off when the pressure is too high. I ran over 100 miles at 67 to 72 mph running AC Temperature gauge never went up past Midway. Air still blows cold when needed.

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jblueridge

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I treated the front indicator light housings with the Cerakote Trim wipes. That stuff made the black plastic shine. Hopefully it will last as advertised.
I used a heated steel rod to melt/mash the "shades" to the amber part of the lenses. The factory clearly had just the right temp for the melting action. After the melting I added a drop of gap filling cyanoacrylate glue. I put the led bulbs from Odd Iron in and reattached the pods to the truck.
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Gun Runner 5

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The original builder of my truck had installed the rear locker incorrectly which caused oil blowback into the ARB compressor. The compressor and engine bay looked like the second grounding of the Exxon Valdez. After the rear locker was repaired it was time for a new compressor so now the ARB compressor, the a/c compressor and the alternator are all new. 😊
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