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Forum: Hardbody Forum (D21) 06-10-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 582
Posted By PoodlePuncher
I'm Curious how the Emu springs are working out...

I'm Curious how the Emu springs are working out...
Forum: Project Build Log 06-06-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Finally found an upper joint locally that fit. ...

Finally found an upper joint locally that fit.
Took forever because the only 2 stores in my area that had the parts i needed either got looted or burned to the ground
...
Forum: Project Build Log 06-01-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
as you can see in the last picture, i still...

as you can see in the last picture, i still haven't gotten the shock bolt out of the lower control arm.


I got a great deal on a brand new set of Snapon Extractors, they were supposed to arrive...
Forum: Project Build Log 06-01-2020, 04:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
started with the upper balljoint, drivers side...

started with the upper balljoint, drivers side (problematic side).


The nut came off suprisingly easy, but no matter how much beating i did on the knuckle, the joint wouldn't break loose.

...
Forum: Project Build Log 06-01-2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Been stalled for a while due to work and travel,...

Been stalled for a while due to work and travel, but finally had some time to day to get to this stuff
https://i.imgur.com/SiPh0JFl.jpg
Forum: Project Build Log 05-14-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
spent the last few days working on the front...

spent the last few days working on the front shocks...
managed to get the passenger side replaced, and then snapped the lower bolt on the drivers. :censor:
it's always the drivers side with this...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-11-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Thanks. Drilling it was a bit tricky since it's...

Thanks. Drilling it was a bit tricky since it's right by the muffler, but i got r dun
Forum: Project Build Log 05-11-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Since the bolt and washer only restrict lateral...

Since the bolt and washer only restrict lateral movement, i decided to drill and tap the mount.


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


Ground down the remaining threads, leaving the shoulder to...
Forum: Introductions 05-11-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By PoodlePuncher
welcome!

welcome!
Forum: Project Build Log 05-10-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
i grew up in so cal. i don't live here by...

i grew up in so cal. i don't live here by choice...

once my kids graduate, i'm out of this hell hole.

4 years to go...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-09-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Workin on the shocks today. this is a job i...

Workin on the shocks today. this is a job i always dread, because while it's rather simple, the mounting hardware is rarely in good condition...


Front lower bolts wont budge. i've been soaking...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-06-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
no spare tire. it is clearly driveline...

no spare tire.

it is clearly driveline related, as the truck doesn't move smoothly in the above scenario.


also worth noting, when i set the truck down after doing the rear brakes, there was...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-06-2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Yesterday i went to pick up my air compressor,...

Yesterday i went to pick up my air compressor, and put the truck on the freeway for the first time... that was interesting...
Not the scariest 100 miles I've ever driven, but def top 10.

...
Forum: Project Build Log 05-03-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
The passenger caliper was still sticking, so i...

The passenger caliper was still sticking, so i ended up replacing it, and i'm glad i didn't replace the bracket earlier, as it was included.

https://i.imgur.com/HrZLBngl.jpg
Forum: Exterior & Paint and Body 04-29-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 445
Posted By PoodlePuncher
unfortunately no. that was way back in the...

unfortunately no.
that was way back in the 90s, where if i could manage to get my hands on a camera, I'd never remember to get the film developed.

was a powder blue Town Sedan, and was in...
Forum: Project Build Log 04-29-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
I was prepared to do just that, but the bolts on...

I was prepared to do just that, but the bolts on the other rotor broke free nicely with the impact. I assume it was only this bad due to the fact that it had been sitting in that field so long...
...
Forum: Project Build Log 04-29-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Bled the new wheel cylinders today, and went for...

Bled the new wheel cylinders today, and went for a drive...
This is a totally different truck, now that it's not fighting the e-brake. :p


Once i replace the shocks, and sort out the exhaust...
Forum: Project Build Log 04-29-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Despite my skepticism, the caliper bracket from...

Despite my skepticism, the caliper bracket from O'reilly fit perfectly, and for $15 I probably should've just replaced them both...

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


in the two days it took to...
Forum: 4x4 and Offroading 04-26-2020, 03:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Hijacking this thread, because i can't find the...

Hijacking this thread, because i can't find the answer, and it's technically on topic...

Disassembled my auto hubs to clean/inspect them,

I know not to goop everything up... but he large...
Forum: Project Build Log 04-26-2020, 01:15 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
would've finished the front brakes last night,...

would've finished the front brakes last night, except, the last bolt for the caliper bracket snapped. it's always the last bolt... :censor:

https://i.imgur.com/aG15cCpl.jpg

It's really welded...
Forum: Project Build Log 04-24-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
didn't have much time today, but i did make some...

didn't have much time today, but i did make some progress with the brakes.
Figured out how to remove the rotor bolts from the hub...
Put the old rotor in a vise, and throw your back out breaking...
Forum: Project Build Log 04-22-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
but if the hub is mounted to the wheel, how do...

but if the hub is mounted to the wheel, how do you access the rotor bolts (lack of a better word)?

I figured i'd wedge a pry bar between the lugs, with the other end touching the ground. had to...
Forum: Project Build Log 04-22-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Guess the PO got every penny out of them.

Guess the PO got every penny out of them.
Forum: Project Build Log 04-22-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Gotta say, the rotors on this truck really threw...

Gotta say, the rotors on this truck really threw me for a loop.
I've done hundreds of brake jobs, and i've never seen rotors mounted behind the hub before.


the 1 hour job i was expecting, is...
Forum: Project Build Log 04-22-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,162
Posted By PoodlePuncher
Took some work, but i finally got the hubs off. ...

Took some work, but i finally got the hubs off.

https://i.imgur.com/hno0Qxsl.jpg


They're really goopy, but the internals rotate freely, with little resistance.
got em soaking in kerosene, so...
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