Vegas Teacher Posted June 20, 2020 Report Share Posted June 20, 2020 Well I went to see my truck today, it was all good....... Most of you who have read my posts have heard about my truck and how I have been doing projects over the last few years. I have had ups and downs but I finally found a place to take my truck and a team of mechanics I feel like I can trust. I am using a Shop here in Vegas called True Blue Heavy Duty Repair Shop, It is just off of I-15 and sits between Cheyenne and Craig on Losee. Steve is the owner and his shop number is 702 - 908 - 5899 he will even do an emergency call with a mobile truck repair if you need it. Anyway I went to see how things were going on my truck and pay him for the work done up to date. I got there and a lot of new parts were on my truck. I have new king pins, all new air bags, every air back on the truck is new from cab to frame. I don't have a single air leak, my truck is tight. Many things were done on the engine from injectors to gaskets to rings to oil change. I now know why my cab leaned, I know why my truck drifts and pulls. I know it was never in a wreck and I know the frame is not bent at all. I asked about the "Bull Gear" both mechanics said there was no issue with it. I found out I was only running on 5 of 6 cylinders and man does it have a lot more get up and go now!!!!! I got to go for a test drive, the mechanic told me what each sound that made truck made what it was. I was taught how the Ishift transmission works and how the computer is set to run when it is under a load and when it is "Bobtail." I left extremely happy with the progress made on my truck. It is not perfect yet but I it so much better than it was. So I asked the mechanic if I could just leave it at his shop for the next few months so I could call him and ask him what he would do next. He has a large parking area and was happy to do that. I don't park my truck at my house so I have to go to where I keep it and drive it to the shop then have my wife follow and drop me off / pick me up. The other nice thing is the shop where I am getting tires is right across the street. Oh By the way I had a typo in the post about tires it is only $3000.00 for everything plus a 3 axle alignment and the two shops work together. Southwest Tire is who I am getting tires and the alignment through. True Blue will take my truck over to True Blue when they do the tires job. I just feel like I finally found the people I could trust. When I went to the shop he had a whiteboard that was 5 x 10 feet with a list of stuff to do just for my truck. I just can't say enough good about True Blue. I asked him about the truck overall and in his words he said this is one solid piece of machinery, fix the little things and it will be great. At this point I will not get red flagged for anything at any check point I have to go to. Also after it is 100% mechanically perfect I asked about the spit, polish and shine "Chrome won't get you home" type stuff and he said if I ordered it and brought it to him he and his guys would put it on. He also said he would help me located cabin parts I needed from wrecked 780's, he has a lot of friends in the business of slavaging wrecked semi's. So I finally feel like I am making headway. After going through 3 years of people not wanting to put in the time on small potatos type stuff it is nice to find a shop that is willing to do the work and take the time, plus go for a test drive before they started the work and after then call me to come take a test drive, plus keep my rig for me inbetween jobs. Happy Father's day to all the Dad's on the forum. Later, Cory Ossana - Vegas Teacher Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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