Vegas Teacher Posted April 23, 2018 Report Share Posted April 23, 2018 Over the weekend the Jackalopee was installed. I drove to Vegas Flyers house in Pahrump, and Flyer did a lot of work and taught me a number of things. One of the things we decided to do was measure from side to side of the back wall under the cab from side to side along with the height. All of my saws were in Vegas so I had Home depot cut me a 1/2 inch sheet of plywood in 7 foot 1 inch section long 14 inches wide. Flyer mounted this to the back of the wall and we then mounted the Jackalopee to it. I might take it off and put some insulation and some Styrofoam behind it, but now I have a lot of mounting space for various products. I also kept all of the wood from the 4 x 8 sheet of plywood in the 14 inch wide strips so I could mount that in various locations under the cab, to use to mount other items to the walls instead of on the floor. I bought the wrong multi-cable. Mine had 6 instead of 7 wires, Flyer had bought one for him with the correct number so he game me his and I ordered a new one for him off of Amazon. While there we figured out my air bags on the cab were dry rotted and the cab shocks, air valves and air lines were also shot. So I ordered all new stuff from TEC / Volvo Las Vegas today. Just shy of 300.00 worth of parts. Flyer is pretty sure this will fix my lean issue, once the bags and shocks are on the truck all should be good. Might now have to tear into the leaf spring, I would be happy, used they go for 300.00 plus new are over 500.00 Flyer is not around this weekend and I am training in Fontana this weekend so the following weekend I will be going to Pahrump again to work with Flyer if a plane does not fall out of the sky. When I was getting gas last I saw a new truck at the pumps, so I asked the guy if it was a 860, OMG they are incredible. Watched Smokey and the Bandit 2 last night, did not like it as much as the first. Later, Vegas Teacher - Cory O P.S. Dolly Trolly - you live over the hump in Pahrump don't you? Would you like to meet up for lunch with me and Flyer next time I do a little bit of work on the truck? I will P.M. my phone number if you would like? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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