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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-27-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By OldGreyBeast
There's only a couple scrap yards here and they...

There's only a couple scrap yards here and they don't keep anything older than about 20 years unfortunately :( Hardbodies and gen1 frontiers are unfortunately scrapped immediately. Cutting the...
Forum: General Discussion 03-26-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 151
Posted By OldGreyBeast
lol bro I was watching Initial D season 3 last...

lol bro I was watching Initial D season 3 last night.


I've been working from home for the last week or so, have had to make 2 client visits so hopefully don't end up getting sick. Other than...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-26-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By OldGreyBeast
Got the other piece welded into the side. Trying...

Got the other piece welded into the side. Trying to figure out what to do with this wheel well/etc. area under the pedals. I'm not sure there's any good steel left. Most of that stuff is about the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-23-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By OldGreyBeast
Thanks guys :) Yeah I've been going a little...

Thanks guys :) Yeah I've been going a little overboard on the weld in some areas, but I figure it'll be hidden anyway so might as well make sure it's plenty strong. I've been using a flashlight...
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By OldGreyBeast
Seems likely. I had to change that on both my...

Seems likely. I had to change that on both my truck and the 190d.
Forum: General Discussion 03-19-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By OldGreyBeast
Nice find! That's a good looking truck,...

Nice find! That's a good looking truck, especially for that age/mileage.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-19-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,035
Posted By OldGreyBeast
Best solution for lifter tick is sound deadening...

Best solution for lifter tick is sound deadening :D


Mine's been ticking for years. I suppose I could fix it, but ignoring it is easier.
Forum: Interior & Audio/Video 03-19-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By OldGreyBeast
Nice! I used a center console out of a 98...

Nice! I used a center console out of a 98 Frontier. I was going to bolt it in but it fits so snug between the seats I just left it free floating haha. Having cup holders is dope.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-19-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 643
Posted By OldGreyBeast
Here's what I have so far: New rocker...

Here's what I have so far:


New rocker panel inside

https://i.imgur.com/PeCWR8Nh.jpg


New cab mount (4" C channel, thanks Reserector) and part of the floor...
Forum: Exterior & Paint and Body 03-19-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 91
Posted By OldGreyBeast
I'm going through the same thing on my truck. Is...

I'm going through the same thing on my truck. Is your cab mount still solid? Mine had basically detached, so I'm cutting the bad floor out and welding in 14g steel. I'm in a holding pattern at the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 03-05-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21,371
Views: 1,559,083
Posted By OldGreyBeast
I'm kinda with FM on this one, if somebody is...

I'm kinda with FM on this one, if somebody is going faster, gtf out of the way and let them go by. Brake checking is a stupid thing to do. It irritates the stew out of me when I'm in a hurry and...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 163
Posted By OldGreyBeast
You on any audi forums? I got a guy at a...

You on any audi forums? I got a guy at a dealership to send me a copy of the service manual for my E350. It is /amazing/. German service manuals are a thing of beauty. I think you're right about...
Forum: Wiring and Electrical 02-07-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 170
Posted By OldGreyBeast
There's a big grommet under the driver's seat. ...

There's a big grommet under the driver's seat. That's what I used to get the wiring into the cab for my rollbar lights and whatnot.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-07-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 133
Posted By OldGreyBeast
I use a MityVac 7201. I 3d printed a fitting...

I use a MityVac 7201. I 3d printed a fitting that goes in the dipstick tube for my Mercedes cars (same adapter fits all 3) then the hose from the Mityvac goes through that. Gives it a good seal and...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-07-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 390
Posted By OldGreyBeast
I don't use additives in mine either. I switched...

I don't use additives in mine either. I switched from dino oil to synthetic maybe 2 years ago because I couldn't find dino oil anymore.


Honestly this truck doesn't seem to give a f about what...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-06-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 390
Posted By OldGreyBeast
To reiterate h.stickeye and deerhurst, I also had...

To reiterate h.stickeye and deerhurst, I also had one for a while. I never had any oil starvation problems that I'm aware of, but it did leak quite a lot after about a year of using it. I wouldn't...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-06-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21,371
Views: 1,559,083
Posted By OldGreyBeast
lol mine have skid plates everywhere as well. ...

lol mine have skid plates everywhere as well. They do a good job of keeping the engine bay clean though.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-06-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 390
Posted By OldGreyBeast
Purple power discolors some aluminum. I used it...

Purple power discolors some aluminum. I used it at first on some brackets on the 190 and they went from having a nice silver finish to more of a dark splotchy dirty looking finish. Just something...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-06-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 390
Posted By OldGreyBeast
I use that foam stuff... I think it's called...

I use that foam stuff... I think it's called Gunk? When my 190d was leaking around the crank it slung oil all over the place. I didn't get super detailed with it but I got most of the oil off the...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-06-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21,371
Views: 1,559,083
Posted By OldGreyBeast
I was worried about parts being expensive on the...

I was worried about parts being expensive on the Benzes as well, but they're really not that bad. Most of the parts for 80s Benzes interchange between a ton of models so the aftermarket has lots of...
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-06-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By OldGreyBeast
Find a local machinist and get him to make you...

Find a local machinist and get him to make you some out of Delrin. I've got a buddy that works at a machine shop and he makes me bushings for stuff out of scrap they have in their pile.
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-05-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,259
Posted By OldGreyBeast
That's a good first post! My driver's side...

That's a good first post! My driver's side window rattles like mad, the passenger one seems fine. I need to get into the door anyway so I'll check on that weld while I'm in there, thanks!
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain 02-05-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 77
Posted By OldGreyBeast
So now when you try to crank it over you don't...

So now when you try to crank it over you don't get spark on any plug at all?
Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 02-05-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21,371
Views: 1,559,083
Posted By OldGreyBeast
The model year is an important designator there...

The model year is an important designator there lol. One of my mercedes was $600. Another one was $16.5k :P
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 116
Posted By OldGreyBeast
Yeah I should have been more clear, that grand I...

Yeah I should have been more clear, that grand I made was the cumulative sum of the profits (gross income minus taxes, money spent on equipment, etc). Most of my videos were in the 3-9k viewership...
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