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Old 04-28-2011, 10:17 AM   #1
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Dumbest thing you have done to your truck

I thing the dumbest thing I have done was cut up my glove box door about 15 years ago. I had the idea to use a glove box door for a gage cluster. I was going to cut holes and arrange gages similar to stock but with autometer gages. Why did I do it to the original door, I will never know.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:23 AM   #2
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Re: Dumbest thing you have done to your truck

About 20 yrs ago I cut some A/C holes on my non A/C dash and never put A/C in it.

I guess when the vehicle is not so old that you can easily get parts or find them in salvage yards, you don't think of them as valuable.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:30 AM   #3
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Dumbest thing- I bought it.
2nd Dumbest thing- fixing up a truck that really would not have made a good parts truck!
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:51 AM   #4
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Re: Dumbest thing you have done to your truck

cut the dash for a radio about 15 years ago, would like an am/fm now and it is not possible
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:18 AM   #5
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Re: Dumbest thing you have done to your truck

Let it sit out in the rain for about 15 years when it was my daily driver, now i need to do rust repair..
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:52 AM   #6
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Re: Dumbest thing you have done to your truck

hacked up my frame for headers, then i bought some that actually fit
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:09 PM   #7
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Re: Dumbest thing you have done to your truck

Started to fix a couple things, then a few more since I was already there. 7 years later she is still not together.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:12 PM   #8
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Re: Dumbest thing you have done to your truck

Believed my painter when he said "just a few weeks..."
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:37 PM   #9
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Re: Dumbest thing you have done to your truck

I have done more than one for sure. I guess the dumbest one was to take a plain Jane '67 3/4 ton long step-side mostly unmolested truck apart to make a short bed stepper that is made up of at least 6 different year trucks.

I hope to be able to say some day that it is drivable again, everybody has to have a dream, lol.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:47 PM   #10
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i didnt use a condom
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:48 PM   #11
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Thinking "clean it up a little, quickie paint job and I will be on the road for under a $1000" That was probably $6000 ago
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #12
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Right after i bought my 92, i cut the exhaust right off about 3 inches after the Y-pipe, thinking it wouldn't be so loud. my girlfriend hated it when i gave her rides home that week.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:06 PM   #13
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Dumbest thing- I bought it.
2nd Dumbest thing- fixing up a truck that really would not have made a good parts truck!
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:15 PM   #14
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cut the dash for a radio about 15 years ago, would like an am/fm now and it is not possible
anythings possible patch panel, or new dash.
dumbest thing for me. Buy a boat, now the truk gets used as a truck and doesn't have a warm or dry place to sleep. Dd in the rain and snow. You can hear the truck rusting.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:44 PM   #15
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i didnt use a condom
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I guess my dumbest thing was backing up with the pass. door open.

But it is much better now.
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:55 PM   #16
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Re: Dumbest thing you have done to your truck

How about the dumbest thing you've done WITH your truck?
Last night I was pulling my boat dock up the hill in my backyard to I could get it lined up to push into the lake. I had nobody spotting for me. On the last pull I felt resistance and like an idiot I just pushed harder on the foot feed. When I got out the forward dock feet plowed a 20 foot long furrow through my grass. I've done less damage with a chisel plow.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:01 PM   #17
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Dumbest thing- I bought it.
2nd Dumbest thing- fixing up a truck that really would not have made a good parts truck!
X3! My truck came home with boxes...

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Old 04-28-2011, 03:33 PM   #18
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Sold it.
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:36 PM   #19
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Right after i bought my 92, i cut the exhaust right off about 3 inches after the Y-pipe, thinking it wouldn't be so loud. my girlfriend hated it when i gave her rides home that week.
like i said ealier
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:01 PM   #20
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Threw away the original rear A/C unit from my Suburban. It probably still worked too.
Luckily I didn't have enough experience or money to pull off the kind of modifications I wanted to do to it as a teenager so there is less to regret now. Back then I did neutral drop on accident once which snapped the transmission output shaft in two....
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:12 PM   #21
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Re: Dumbest thing you have done to your truck

put power windows in it. they didnt work well at all, now I have to weld up 8-10 hols to hide that fact I was stupid.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:01 PM   #22
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i bought it
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:52 PM   #23
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I let mine sit for 12 years. It's almost back now.
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Old 04-28-2011, 06:56 PM   #24
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my truck came in boxes
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:33 PM   #25
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not doing the air ride when we had it all apart
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