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Redneckstone's Project Splash "re-build"...

(3/30/08)

Finally figured out what the problem was with the driver window. it hasnt worked since i got the truck. checked out all the wiring, thats good.. hmm must be the motor, pulled the motor out and moved it by hand hooked it up to the plug and presto it works. musta had a dead stop on where it was at. reinstalled and motor works..




next finally pulled out the carpet, what ya know the driver side carpet is SOAKING wet and there is rust... wonderful.. good thing i bought carpet from a guy for cheap.. so washed the whole floor. the problem was the wire plug under the seat was poped out and mud and water came up into the floor. so washed down all the floor let it dry and painted... here is the before and after...

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also worked on the dash. first the stock dash piece that goes around the (gauges, headlight switch, vent, radio, ac, ashtray) had about 5 broken clips. well when i went on the parts hint i picked up a new one. notice in the before the astray is sticking out and down thats how it sat.. now its all better lol..

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After





now here is how the suspension is all torn apart





spindles all sand blaster and painted, also here is the bearing drivers and seal driver for the spindle needle bearing my father made.. good stuff...






Next I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone with a TTB suspension and replacing axle u-joints, here is the axle machined down so you can run full C-clips instead of the half clips that the U-joints come with. this way less likely hood of it popping the half clip and spitting out a U-joint cup..







Thats it for today more tomorrow....





(3-23-2008)
Well got some more parts...

First Special thanks to Q man for the great birthday present, my fav tail lights of all time to go on the truck




Next special thanks to Catie (GF) for coming with me tonight, We picked up a chrome bumper with brackets tonight and also a very nice ext cab 2 door carpet, because mine is hosed badly, its wet and also smells of smoke and looks like vomit, so it is going in the trash and this one will get a good cleaning and go inside!








(3-19-2008)

Ok so if you ever want to rebuild a TTB front end word of advise "Open up your check book!"

ok just spent dang near $500 on parts some stuff is missing from this pile

-Tons and TONS of seals ( i mean dear god there everywhere )
-Bearings galore!!! what the heck i think there is 5 sets on this front end?!?!??!
-Wagner pads
-Calipers
-Flex lines
-ball joints
-more seals
-rear wheel cylinders
-rear brake lines
-star adjusters
-Spicer 5-760x u-joints for axles (btw the most hard freaking u-joints to find(the upgraded one's from stock)








(3-16-2008)

this weekend it sits up on jack stands.

For rear brakes need driver side rear brake line, drums cut and 2 wheel cylinders, everything else is pretty new.

front brakes, need both flex lines, calipers there leaking, rotors clean cut, there really new and pads..

need all front end u-joints on the axles, wheel bearings, gonna pull the diff and flush it..

ok now the best part of the weekend.. drove up to Port Huron to my dads, buddy's barn from work. he is parting out a 1994 ranger, picked up all my cab mounts/bolts/pucks, tons and tons of interior parts i needed even the whole dash for my silver truck because its cracking, and even an A/C condenser because mine has a hole in it on the splash..






(2-2-2008)
Ok.. spent all weekend making sure the motor is ok..

Installed the new Radiator, lower rad hose. made sure it would hold coolant. burped the system.. all is well...

now sunday I pulled the drain plug to see if coolant in the oil.. and NOPE... kick ***! then pulled all the spark plugs... besides being black as hell no coolant... sweet...

so replaced the plugs, idler pulley, tensioner pulley, belt, did oil change and filter, alternator pulley(it was bent had a spare laying around).

now i need a upper radiator hose, thermostat, fan, fan clutch, and fan shroud and the motor is good to go!






here is what the radiator looked like when i took it out.. god this kid was a moron...






here is my lovely bent up fender...





oh i have two cool things!! pop out windows... and CARGO COVER!!! kick ***






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Check list....


• Radiator - DONE
• Check engine for problems – DONE
• Pulleys, plugs, belt, oil change, hoses – DONE
• Auto Trans flush, filter change
• Disassemble part of body - DONE
• Body mounts fixed
• Frame fixed
• Check front suspension for problems
• Rebuild body
• Do maintness-- (brakes, rebuild front end, rear axle, T-case service)
• Clean interior
• Body lift
• Wheels
• Tires
• CB mounted
• Bed box
• Tire carrier
• Compressor and tank
• Winch
• Hitches front and rear
• Door panel lower fabric
• Possible install of black console in truck
• OHC install.
• Custom front and rear bumpers
• Roof Rack



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you got alot done
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looks good zach.

looks like you need to do some cab mount work
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nice progress man....


once the motor is set to go, what's next?
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Looks good man, 1 step closer!
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I like it!
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looks good zach.

looks like you need to do some cab mount work
Soon.. need it to warm up a little... I have some welding to do to, the body mount holes got ripped bigger...

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once the motor is set to go, what's next?
I posted the check list.. but next is auto trans flush filter change...

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Looks good man, 1 step closer!
Heck ya!!!!!!
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Dang man this truck is gonna be the hawtness when you get done.
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Dang man this truck is gonna be the hawtness when you get done.
I hope so lol...
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glad i wasnt there to help put the radiator in or anything....
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i have a fan shroud, clutch, and fan that came off my truck if you want it.......you pay shipping and it is yours......shoot me a PM, email, or give me a call...

looks good BTW......now clean off the rest of the engine and you will be golden....
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glad i wasnt there to help put the radiator in or anything....
wow... someone mad.. lol yes GRANT thank you for the help... i was gonna post that... idk i forgot lol... serously...
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wow... someone mad.. lol yes GRANT thank you for the help... i was gonna post that... idk i forgot lol... serously...
yep...thanx for forgetting i helped you
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i have a fan shroud, clutch, and fan that came off my truck if you want it.......you pay shipping and it is yours......shoot me a PM, email, or give me a call...

looks good BTW......now clean off the rest of the engine and you will be golden....
why clean some thing thats gonna get dirty? never cleaned my XLT motor either it isn't a show vehicle lol...

is the fan shroud for a 1 core manual radiator? because there is 3 different fan shrouds...

fan and clutch i will take tho as long as its not cracked anywhere... mine was missing a blade and cracked in about 20 places...
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yep...thanx for forgetting i helped you
no *** hat lol.. i forgot to type it.. i was gonna say that i was thinking about it as i was typing... my mind just thought i added it lol...
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oh just like i thought i told you i went to the bathroom at dinner the other night? lol
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oh just like i thought i told you i went to the bathroom at dinner the other night? lol
basically. lol i was like ah i'll say thanks to Grant.. then some how it didnt get on there lol..

notice how on the saturday stuff I didnt type "I" lol... notice...
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LOL i thought my truck was like the only one with a cargo cover....it comes in handy
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why clean some thing thats gonna get dirty? never cleaned my XLT motor either it isn't a show vehicle lol...

is the fan shroud for a 1 core manual radiator? because there is 3 different fan shrouds...

fan and clutch i will take tho as long as its not cracked anywhere... mine was missing a blade and cracked in about 20 places...
it is off my stock radiator.........i will put it in the box with the fan itself....

i will grab the fan out tomorrow and take a look at it.....i know all the blades are there.......give me a call around 5pm my time to remind me....i will probably forget between now and then...
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basically. lol i was like ah i'll say thanks to Grant.. then some how it didnt get on there lol..

notice how on the saturday stuff I didnt type "I" lol... notice...
ANYWAYS!!! good to see progress with thr truck
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it is off my stock radiator.........i will put it in the box with the fan itself....

i will grab the fan out tomorrow and take a look at it.....i know all the blades are there.......give me a call around 5pm my time to remind me....i will probably forget between now and then...
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sweet, i should be getting a d30 soon, when i get the SAS done i will sell you my lift coil if you are interested.
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need to get the front suspension worked out first.. something is wrong with the passenger side... good thing thats the cheaper side lol...
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yeah, its going to be a month or two anyways.
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