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Username Post: LOL got a new one for ya!! Off the wall fixes!        (Topic#274373)
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
03-17-12 10:45 AM - Post#2203776    
    In response to DD74Chevy

Here is a new one!! Took a picture of it but cant get it off my phone A guy used 4x4 blocks to lift his truck 6 inches. And used welded coil springs.....What was he thinking??

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
utahpaul 
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utahpaul
Reg: 09-16-07
03-17-12 05:47 PM - Post#2203911    
    In response to DD74Chevy

Maybe they're "termite treated"....



 
free_bird49221 
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free_bird49221
Loc: Adrian, MI
Reg: 04-29-12
04-29-12 08:15 AM - Post#2220193    
    In response to technitom

i have had to use panty hose in place of a water pump belt on my old f250. got me home and to parts store in the morning to get a new one

Ande
81 GMC c2500
06 Chevy Malibu
80 Olds cutlass


 
DD74Chevy 
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Posts: 201
DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
04-29-12 07:15 PM - Post#2220432    
    In response to free_bird49221

Thats a good one. Glad it worked out to get ya home. Thats what counts

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
free_bird49221 
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Posts: 223
free_bird49221
Loc: Adrian, MI
Reg: 04-29-12
04-30-12 11:29 PM - Post#2220978    
    In response to DD74Chevy

In traditional hot rod fashion of use what you have available the paint on my 81 gmc c2500 falls under this header. Sunday i decided to paint the old girl. was going to do a rattle can paint job but quickly found out was going to need way to much spray paint to cover the 31 year old paint.
I remembered I had a gallon of left over paint from when i painted my bed room. found the paint, tray and roller in my closest and went to town. currently have 3 coats on with plans of couple more after rain lets up. after i get all my coats on will be hitting it with high grain sand paper to get rid of the orange peel look. so far im happy with the results.
http://s1066.photobucket.com/albums/u407/free_bird ...

Ande
81 GMC c2500
06 Chevy Malibu
80 Olds cutlass


 
DD74Chevy 
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DD74Chevy
Loc: Idaho
Reg: 12-10-11
05-16-12 11:25 AM - Post#2226555    
    In response to free_bird49221

Saw a redneck way of putting a windshield in today lol. The guy used his chain hoist with windshield wrapped in duck tape. Yes duck tape and then installed the window and duck tape and gorilla taped it in. I said to him what are you smoking or drinking he said well i think it will hold I about lost it and busted up laughing

My TOYS
74 Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4. Crate 350.Edelbrock intake,cam and carb.
93 K5 Blazer 350tbi,700r4,flowmaster 40 series
98 Chevy 2500 6.5 Turbo Diesel vin F 4x4 Ext cab long box
00 Pontiac Grand am GT 3.4l


 
someotherguy 
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someotherguy
Age: 48
Loc: Texas
Reg: 08-01-03
05-16-12 11:26 AM - Post#2226556    
    In response to DD74Chevy

Tell him it will last longer if he rolls his windows down before shutting the doors each time.

Richard

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
drummertom 
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drummertom
Age: 65
Loc: Durham NC
Reg: 09-03-06
08-20-12 05:33 PM - Post#2261467    
    In response to someotherguy

Link Can't believe no-one has posted this link on here. WARNING: You can waste a LOT of time browsing through these . (Don't ask me how I know) !

www.picturetrail.com/drummertom

"Well my time went so quickly. I went lickety spickley out to my ol' 55"


Edited by drummertom on 08-20-12 05:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
WadeR 
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Age: 23
Reg: 03-29-14
04-03-14 10:09 PM - Post#2441809    
    In response to DD74Chevy

Hey, what's wrong with wireing your exhaust up? Mine is on my 81 burb, but just at the back, but at the manifold as well


Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high, keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. Live like you ain't afraid to die, don't be scared just enjoy your ride. Chris LeDoux


 
Bob491 
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Posts: 48

Loc: North side of Lake Ontari...
Reg: 01-28-15
01-28-15 09:49 PM - Post#2518684    
    In response to N8sToolz

  • N8sToolz Said:
Ive seen that beer can and hose clamp truck work a whole mess of times... Used to bend pipe at a muffler shop and you start seeing all kinds of creative things... but nothing worked like that.

these all work in a pinch but if you are compromising safety if you idle for any amount of time. I like the idea of a thread about this stuff. I bought an 87 short box to play with this winter(had to he practically gave it to me)I call it Frankentruck, it has glass fenders and hood bolted on with 5/8ths threaded rod welded to the body and nilock nuts on the out side, what else could I call it.


Lake Havasu City
...No Bad Days


 
chasbro51 
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Posts: 9
chasbro51
Reg: 01-15-17
01-17-17 09:05 PM - Post#2671925    
    In response to DD74Chevy

Is the tip #1 under the truck, or #2 behind the bumper. if #1 don't let wife kids check it out. If #2 it don't matter.



 
VanLife 
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Posts: 111

Reg: 03-20-18
04-12-18 03:13 PM - Post#2730811    
    In response to DD74Chevy

driver seat rusted off at mount hole in floor under driver seat.

compared to your everyday folks this is a off the wall fix.

Placing sheet metal on floor gluing using the great black sealant glue for windshields, driving screws through the intact layers to draw it together. (welding out of question)

Take the old seat frame that rusted off on bottom and bolt 6 heavy long brackets to the frame and floor once the rusted metal on bottom of frame is removed, so as not to interfere with the brackets.

can't find a replacement frame at the junk yard that not suffering the same problem.



Edited by VanLife on 04-12-18 03:14 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
56sedandelivery 
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56sedandelivery
Age: 67
Loc: Everett, Wa.
Reg: 02-26-08
04-12-18 08:00 PM - Post#2730833    
    In response to cla55ic

  • cla55ic Said:
Here's a great exhaust repair:



Leather belt & zip ties???





NO, that's NOT an exhaust repair. Look very closely, that's a suspension repair!!!!! Cast aluminum arm that broke; splinted with a pry bar, hose clamps, a belt, and zip ties will help win the race. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.





 
VanLife 
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Posts: 111

Reg: 03-20-18
05-31-18 04:24 PM - Post#2735526    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

repairing my van by adding passive A/C system. instead of an active one.

Going to run 2ft awning around the van to keep the sun off the windows when its not running.

Going to JB weld homemade L brackets to the bottom of the gutter rail pointing up. Placed on the 4 corners, 2 in the middle on the sides, 1 in the middle on front and back.

THe L brackets will have 1-2 holes drilled in them to hook a quick release clip through, that will hook the grommets on a 2ft wide heat reflecting tarp.

Along the bottom of the tarp just below the window will have a bracket of some kind, jb welded to the panel with possible a larger plate with rounded edges JB welded behind it, to hold a 6inch or 24inch reflector rod ,cut to length. The ones used for marking the edge of driveways they are like 1.99 for 3-4 foot rod. On The end of the rod connected to tarp will glue washers to the rod so the tarp can't slide down the rod. then have a bungee or cord going to the bottom edge of the van.

Will probably have to reinforce the bottom edge with a strip of metal to spread the stress out when the wind grabs the tarp. I can possibly do the tarps in segments so it doesn't act like one big sail with a lot of force. When the wind picks up and I am not there to remove it.

The 6inch rods are for when you parked on the street. You don't want it sticking out farther than your mirrors. But you want air space between the tarp and window so heat does not transfer to cab.

the 24 inch rods for when at a park etc want to see the scenery.

The tarp and bungees and rods can be removed and stored in van when driving.

I am going for function not so much looks. Due to extreme poverty and maybe for the "if it looks like a HOBO mobile it must be a HOBO mobile."

Walla passive AC system when stationary. AND you also get passive heating in winter by not having tint that reflects heat on the windows.



 
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