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Old 10-04-2021, 12:26 PM   #111
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I did a Coolant Flush this weekend. The fluid that was in there was a nasty brown color. It seems as if, at some point Green coolant was mixed with Pink/Red coolant. I flushed all that out with distilled water and refilled with the Pink Fluid and distilled water. I havent run it much since then because I started a Bumper swap project in the middle of the flush.

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Old 10-05-2021, 01:53 PM   #112
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Left: Mercedes Benz Trumpet Horn
Right: Nissan Disc horn

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Swapped my Disc horn for a trumpet. The Merc Horn is a two wire set up with a brown/black stripe wire and a black/white stripe wire. The Nissan is a one wire, green/red stripe, set up. I cut the connector off of the Nissan wire and made a ground connection for the 2nd wire with a self-tapping screw right below the horn location into the Header panel. It didn't seem to matter which color wire was on left or right of the Merc Horn. Since the Mercedes came with 2 horns, I tried running a "dual merc horn" set-up but for some reason, it kept popping the horn fuse. I tried swapping the wires around, but could only get one horn to blow. Will get more pics when the weather clears up.
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Old 10-05-2021, 02:46 PM   #113
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You say trumpet, but I think it looks more like a french horn.


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You say trumpet, but I think it looks more like a french horn.


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Old 10-11-2021, 06:05 PM   #115
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I got the 94 bumper attached to my 87 truck.

It was NOT a direct swap, per se'. The brackets are not even close the being the same. The 87's were flat and simple. The 94's were stamped, with bends and curves, and all kinds of angles.




The top hole matched up and mounted flat ( no shims), but I still had to make the hole bigger so the bumper would sit a little lower.


The bottom holes were so far off, I had to drill a new one in a curved section of the bracket and them cut some spacers out of some 1" metal pipe. The spacers are flat on one end and go from 3/4" to 1" on the other end, at an angle.

That little gray piece poking out is the original bottom hole for the '94 bracket. As you can see it had to be re-drilled about 2" closer to the front.

This is the PS shim/spacer for the new brackets










If you follow me on Instagram, I also posted some before and after shots

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Old 10-11-2021, 10:25 PM   #116
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Old 10-12-2021, 12:24 PM   #117
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Are you referring to the bumper brackets or is that your French Horn Band's Name?
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Old 10-12-2021, 01:51 PM   #118
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Are you referring to the bumper brackets or is that your French Horn Band's Name?
My guess is he is saying the bracket design was changed in order to accommodate the federal regulations for crumple zones. They would still have to fit the same bolt patterns and dimensions.
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Yep. Brackets were re-designed to keep us from upgrading under the guise of "crumple zones". LOL It's all a plot to make us buy new trucks, but WE have drills and steel tube for spacers. Bwahahahaha!
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pics added to the #115 Post.
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