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Old 01-12-2014, 01:34 AM   #8676
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Re: What did you do to your truck today!

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Nate's right.

Like any tools, if there's a good and a "better" one, get the "better" one.

I use a small chunk of dish towel wrapped around the shaft (all bad jokes aside) with some success.
Some are easier to get than others. But having extra wire "pins" is a good idea.

I'll risk this observation: When you put 'em back on, you snap the wire on the groove in the handle
and when you're ready, whack it into place....But you got that already, right?
I got that part down. I got a piece of stainless wire bent at the right angles where I can snag the clip & pull those off, that's the easy part. I've been messing with those ol' window crank clips for over 35 years. I was talking about installing the 4 escutcheons', those are a tad bit pesky to install. It's what some of the trucks came with on the doors. Not the thin flat plastic/nylon washer escutcheons that were used on padded door panels between the window cranks/door handles & the door panel. Mine had the thicker escutcheons'. See pic.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:49 AM   #8677
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Glad you used those , most are too lazy to care .

They're easy to install : hold them in place , and bang the handle on with the palm of your other hand .

I replaced these on my C/10 just because they were gone missing and I hate the drafts & rattles they prevent .
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:54 AM   #8678
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Re: What did you do to your truck today!

I got the dash pad replaced and new visors and rods installed. Will be putting my newly recovered door panels in tomorrow - along with new handles, cranks and arm rests.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:11 PM   #8679
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Did something a bit diffrent on the roof..
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:19 PM   #8680
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Re: What did you do to your truck today!

I got to spend a few minutes working on the truck. I replaced the shift indicator cable on my B&M shifter. It was a nice weekend here in CO. I tuned up the jeep, new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel and air filter. Running like a champ now. I had to recharged the K&N air filter on my Toyota and replace the serpentine belt. Damn Toyota is made for tiny hands. Sure makes me appreciate the room I have in the truck. Watching the bronco game now. Go Manning.
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:36 PM   #8681
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I bought a second set of front bumper guards.....just in case the current set ever takes a bad hit or I get another truck.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:26 PM   #8682
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Changed spark plugs, a/c vents and put on the sport mirrors
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:57 PM   #8683
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Re: What did you do to your truck today!

Like the smaller mirrors, what are you going to do with old holes?
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:16 PM   #8684
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You Sir , have MAD skills ! . I remember in the 1970's when so many Los Angeles cars had this typ of paint , it was *very* labor intensive and often had the appearance of overlapping lines in it .

Kudos .

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Old 01-12-2014, 09:19 PM   #8685
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Did something a bit diffrent on the roof..
That is awesome! Great work.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:34 PM   #8686
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Finally got it back in. Outside frame took hours of polishing... Planned on painting it originally. (Had it sanded)Brackets painted, headlights wired. Made some bumper bolts. (Watch your shins) Onto grille inserts now.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:02 PM   #8687
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Re: What did you do to your truck today!

Today I got my new black door panels on - also the new arm rests and internal handles



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Old 01-12-2014, 11:04 PM   #8688
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Re: What did you do to your truck today!

for about the last 3 days I decided to try and clean up and paint the inside of the hood area. after scrubbing and masking and painting this is how it turned out, if every one remembers how nasty looking it was before , I hope they can see a big change....I sure think it looks better...a few pic's...
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:10 PM   #8689
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Is that a 292 ? who's AC brackets are you using ? .

Are you using the factory AC ' suitcase ' and controls ? .

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:18 PM   #8690
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Is that a 292 ? who's AC brackets are you using ? .

Are you using the factory AC ' suitcase ' and controls ? .

Etc. , etc.

TIA ,
Nate I built my a/c bracket, it was easy, its a 292 , I have a under dash a/c unit , its a sanden compressor , to hot in Texas for an old fat guy to drive around without an a/c...
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:45 PM   #8691
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Looks sharp, ole.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:56 PM   #8692
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Looks sharp, ole.
thanks a bunch , got tired of the nasty dirty look...
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:50 AM   #8693
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Finally got it back in. Outside frame took hours of polishing... Planned on painting it originally. (Had it sanded)Brackets painted, headlights wired. Made some bumper bolts. (Watch your shins) Onto grille inserts now.
I like that look way to go
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:55 AM   #8694
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Nate here is a pic of the hang on unit I have inside the cab...and a pic of the mirror with map lights I installed some time ago..
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Looking good, Ole!
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