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Old 06-21-2019, 08:17 PM   #101
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Yes, that looks really good!!
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Old 06-22-2019, 05:39 PM   #102
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Thanks TKR, Iím really pleased with it!
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:13 PM   #103
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Since I finally got the tracking number for the replacement seat cover, I decided to pull the original cover off in preparation. The foams are in very good condition, but the lower crossbar on the seatback was completely broken loose from the pivot points. After a few PM’s with TKCR, I dove in head first and now that’s all fixed.

That’s why I love this site! Great folks who are willing share their knowledge!
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Old 06-23-2019, 06:35 PM   #104
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Since I finally got the tracking number for the replacement seat cover, I decided to pull the original cover off in preparation. The foams are in very good condition, but the lower crossbar on the seatback was completely broken loose from the pivot points. After a few PMís with TKCR, I dove in head first and now thatís all fixed.

Thatís why I love this site! Great folks who are willing share their knowledge!
It took me awhile to find the pics I have. But yes that is a common problem on these seats. If anyone ever wonders why they are leaning to one side, this one of the reasons. 1st pic is after it was welded, 2nd pic is the break.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:12 PM   #105
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Exactly my problem and how I fixed mine! My welds aren’t anywhere near that pretty, but they’ll certainly do the job. I didn’t even notice a lean, does that make me a true blue gangsta?
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:42 PM   #106
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Exactly my problem and how I fixed mine! My welds arenít anywhere near that pretty, but theyíll certainly do the job. I didnít even notice a lean, does that make a true blue gangsta?
You should notice a difference, now that it is weld back up. Yeah, my buddy Lew does a hell of a job, laying down a pretty bead!!
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Old 06-23-2019, 09:25 PM   #107
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I snatched the bed liner out to see how the bed was actually holding up. Other than some extraneous debris, It was flawless!!! Whoop Whoop.

I also just needed to add another shot of the seatless interior...
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:23 AM   #108
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I can remember taking a lot of pics, of the seatless interior, lol. It looks awesome, even without the seat. It's so nice & clean!! You just have to sit back and admire it.
Do you have floor mats or a mat yet. I love mine, its a 1 piece. Had it made at Lloyd's Mat and emproided too.
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I have that lean too. Guess I know what to look for now. I had the seat covered about 15 years ago. It had the lean before and after. Sad.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:06 AM   #110
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I have that lean too. Guess I know what to look for now. I had the seat covered about 15 years ago. It had the lean before and after. Sad.
Luv how this truck is coming together.
It could be broken springs on the bottom also. Upholstery shops only do the upholstery, they wonít touch anything else. It is sad. I found this out the hard way on my seat too. I was so upset about it, this is why I started restoring seats. I hate to see this happen to anyone.
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:33 AM   #111
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No, I don’t have floor mats yet. I’m digging your one piece floor mat... I guess that’ll be next TKCR, is yours black or smoke?

Rich84, I didn’t even know I had an issue until I popped the upper cover off. But in my defense, I only drove the truck one time from Georgia to home. Then I started in on the interior. Glad it was an easy’ish fix, especially with TKCR’s help.
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No, I donít have floor mats yet. Iím digging your one piece floor mat... I guess thatíll be next TKCR, is yours black or smoke?

Rich84, I didnít even know I had an issue until I popped the upper cover off. But in my defense, I only drove the truck one time from Georgia to home. Then I started in on the interior. Glad it was an easyíish fix, especially with TKCRís help.
My seat broke in the same place but, my speaker box butts up against the seat so, she holds strong till I find another daily driver and I can tear her down. Not looking forward to pulling that seat part to weld it up! LOL
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:29 PM   #113
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Well, the seat cover showed up and with a little help from my beautiful wife, the seat cover is on and in!!! It looks and fits great! Iím still not happy that it took 5 weeks, but I digress.
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So I took it for the first drive since the day I drove it home...almost 2 months ago. Took it on a 20 mile round trip drive and filled it up while I was out. Had 2 older guys (I’m 50, so 60+) ask me questions about it at the gas station.

No weird suspension noises and it drives and rides great. The a/c belt seems to be slipping slightly when the compressor engages and the steering wheel is a little off center (but I only aligned it with a tape measure) and the speedo is a bit fast...or this thing loves 75-80 mph.

I’m going to check the rear gear ratio and the speedo gear to see if I can get it closer. Tighten or replace the a/c belt and check the charge on it and get an alignment. Then detail it one more time and drive the STEW out of it.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:41 PM   #115
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Well, the seat cover showed up and with a little help from my beautiful wife, the seat cover is on and in!!! It looks and fits great! Iím still not happy that it took 5 weeks, but I digress.
Looks great!! Those are nice covers, arenít they? Iím still waiting on my replacement.
Do you mind if I steal your pics of your seat? I like to have some, of them in the truck. But a lot of people never send any back to me, after they install the seat.
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Looks great!! Those are nice covers, arenít they? Iím still waiting on my replacement.
Do you mind if I steal your pics of your seat? I like to have some, of them in the truck. But a lot of people never send any back to me, after they install the seat.
Yeah, the cover is a nice piece for sure. And, by all means, steal away
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I drove Belushi to work today (100+ miles round trip) without issue. I also stopped and pressure washed the bed and it cleaned up great. A couple of spots of paint pealed up and exposed primer but NO RUST!!! Iíll touch those spots up and probably just throw the bed liner back in since itís paid for
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Looks like a good solid truck. Glad it's cleaning up well.
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Looks like a good solid truck. Glad it's cleaning up well.
Thanks! Yeah, itís the cleanest square Iíve had, and Iíve had quite a few
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Pulled the speedo gear housing and found out what’s going on. It has a 0.909 “reducer” on a 15/42 tooth combo. I have a 29” tall Tire & 3.73 (COOL!!!) gears, so The correct speedo gear is a 44 tooth, or a 0.95’ish reducer, so it was off twice. I ordered the new 44 tooth gear and the speedo should be fixed... NEXT?

After looking at the picture... I swear that I’m quite literate and capable of legible penmanship
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