Jump to content

What did you do to your truck today?


Recommended Posts

I have a couple grab handles off a Peterbilt that I want to put on the Freightliner to help the wife and kids get in easier. I figured a few self taping screws and we will be good but the skin is awfully thin right there by the doors. I will have to pull some interior panels out and find some structure.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 67
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

1 hour ago, rickeieio said:

Lots of fiddling and screwing around, but got it.  Knocked the big lumps off the Volvo this morning.  Now it's getting a soft water rinse, courtesy of Mother Nature.

 

Have you run the litmus test ? It may be an acid rinse . ;)

Edited by Pat & Pete
Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, Jaydrvr said:

To post pictures, go to the site recommended by Jack. http://photoposting.is-great.net/

After selecting your picture and converting it into a URL, strip off the [IMG] from the beginning and end. Then copy the remaining link and post that into the forum using the Other Media link. A little clumsy, but it works. Jay

Thanks, did not know that before!!! 😃😃😃

Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, Jaydrvr said:

You're quite welcome! Can't wait to see your pix. Jay

I got a lot done today, I am sunburnt, my arms burn from polishing by hand, and delt with the in laws all day. Everything turned out great. I am going to do everything I can to get them posted tomorrow. I am going to post on Facebook tonight if you are on there on the HDT forum.

Later Cory Ossana 

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Vegas Teacher said:

I got a lot done today, I am sunburnt, my arms burn from polishing by hand, and delt with the in laws all day. Everything turned out great. I am going to do everything I can to get them posted tomorrow. I am going to post on Facebook tonight if you are on there on the HDT forum.

Later Cory Ossana 

"And a good time was had by all.." Jay

Edited by Jaydrvr
Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

It snowed so I thought I would do a quick tune up on my generator. That turned into a couple broken bolts and needing new rings. I was going to actually follow directions and pull the heads off to clean the carbon. I sold have just kept buying new spark plugs. The first side came off real easy. The head gasket was leaking. Not a big deal they are $12. The other side was the one that wouldn't come apart very easy. So for now I am gong to pull it off the truck and install my spare. I may be in the market for a new generator. We will see. The bolts were really messed up so I'm not confident that the threads will be much good either.NE2C4hjl.jpg

Edited by jenandjon
Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, rickeieio said:

Looks like it's time to polish those bolt removal skills.  I think I'd try the ol' "weld a washer and nut on the broken bolt" trick.

They started coming out then got tight. I worked them back and forth until the first one snapped. There were 4 that were stubborn. We will see how this goes.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Found a little time to jerk the old generator out and get ready to put in the spare. Time to wipe the dust off the Brute and put it to work.  It will fit in there but I have to take the wheel kit off. Then I will plumb in the fuel line to run off my 50 gallon generator tank. I will be adding a second shut off on the fuel line. I have one on the tank I am gong to add one just before the inlet on the generator. Its gravity fed so shouldn't be a problem.

As for power the wire going to the old Onan will just get a plug put on. That will power up the breaker box on the truck. I will be able to plug my camper in the same way I always did.

The old Onan is getting mothballed for the time being. I need to evaluate if it's worth it to me to fix it or get a different one. I really would like a bigger one. All it needs is extract the broken bolts, finish cleaning the carbon, rings, head gaskets, head bolts, carb kit, reseal the intake and all new exhaust.

5ZpD6oml.jpg

iCVVomhl.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/21/2021 at 7:10 AM, beemergary said:

I put on my new Michigan Historical plate. Good till 2031 and only cost $35.00.

What part of Michigan do you live in? My wife's family is from the Grand Rapids area, they now live in Morley. We make it up to that part of the country about once every 3 years in the summer. I went once and only once at Christmas, I have never seen so much snow.

Later,

Cory Ossana - Vegas Teacher

Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, jenandjon said:

Found a little time to jerk the old generator out and get ready to put in the spare. Time to wipe the dust off the Brute and put it to work.  It will fit in there but I have to take the wheel kit off. Then I will plumb in the fuel line to run off my 50 gallon generator tank. I will be adding a second shut off on the fuel line. I have one on the tank I am gong to add one just before the inlet on the generator. Its gravity fed so shouldn't be a problem.

As for power the wire going to the old Onan will just get a plug put on. That will power up the breaker box on the truck. I will be able to plug my camper in the same way I always did.

The old Onan is getting mothballed for the time being. I need to evaluate if it's worth it to me to fix it or get a different one. I really would like a bigger one. All it needs is extract the broken bolts, finish cleaning the carbon, rings, head gaskets, head bolts, carb kit, reseal the intake and all new exhaust.

5ZpD6oml.jpg

iCVVomhl.jpg

I just took my generator to the shop to get fixed. Carb, was all gummed up and I had old gas in the tank that was causing the problem. $165.00 later runs like new, I am not 100% sure it was worth it on an 10+ year old generator but the "D.W." said no on buying a new one, So I said "Yessss Deeaarrr" and paid for a clean up and repair.

Later,

Vegas Teacher - Cory Ossana

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/23/2021 at 11:27 AM, Vegas Teacher said:

What part of Michigan do you live in? My wife's family is from the Grand Rapids area, they now live in Morley. We make it up to that part of the country about once every 3 years in the summer. I went once and only once at Christmas, I have never seen so much snow.

Later,

Cory Ossana - Vegas Teacher

Lapeer area about 100 mi. east of Grand Rapids.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...