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Old 07-22-2021, 02:49 AM   #101
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Great job!

Love that shiny new sprocket and chain!

How would a clear valve cover look?
Messy?

So in the process of removing all these parts I heard some crunching sounds when removing hoses. Also waiting on an oil pump gasket. Oddly enough, when buying the new part FROM NISSAN it didn't come with one. So while we have some dead time I'm cleaning up as much as I can.

Its crazy to see the actual color, with the flake and all. The exterior looks NOTHING like this haha.



The wheels I bought have some nasty cracking of clear coat, so I need to punch out these fake rivets and strip it clear. Ill just re-polish the lip and leave the centers painted this same color.



Also, when removing the metal/rubber gaskets I pulled out these two, which I have replaced. However the OSK kit comes with a third that I do not know where it goes. Any idea?

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Old 07-22-2021, 09:21 PM   #102
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Spent 2 hours cleaning more of the parts last night. Again, these parts were SO dirty and covered in oil I assumed they were black like the other brackets on the truck. Crazy...

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Old 07-23-2021, 05:51 AM   #103
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A while back I mentioned wanting to fix all the rust spots on the truck. For whatever reason I decided to try one spot tonight. I am o mechanic but I have been messing around with cars since about 1995 and tonight was very first try at any actual body work. It was interesting trying to learn something new. Not sure I really like it but at least (assuming I did everything correctly) the truck will stop rusting.

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Before you ask why the primered area looks much bigger than the original damage, I will say I found more rust under the paint as I sanded. Which was unfortunate because I was paying attention to the window trim and tried staying away from that. Unfortunately it went right up to it. I also should have removed the tape before I put down the etching primer. You might still be able to see a square shape under the surface primer. Oh well. the car has like 17 more little spots like this so I am sure ill get better as we go along!
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i got a little rust spot on my roof as well, but mine looks a tiny bit smaller but goes into the window trim. looks similar to yours. one day i’ll get to it haha. trucks coming along nicely!
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Old 07-23-2021, 09:20 PM   #105
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Well... I dont know why I thought this painters tape would keep out the aircraft remover. I wanted to keep the white centers since they matched the decals.



Oh well, I guess Ill rock them all chrome for now.

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Old 07-24-2021, 03:12 AM   #106
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So after stripping the paint, I realized that the corrosion on the wheels was not jsut cracked clearcoat. Its actual corrosion on the wheels.



Did a small test area to see and it sanded right off. Now I have to decide weather to take this on myself, or send to a wheel place to be professionally refinished

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Probably cheaper to find different wheels, unless you are in love with those.
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Old 07-24-2021, 03:35 AM   #108
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I do like them, and I paid too much to ship them to me to toss. Ill probably just end up correcting them myself. It will just take a while.
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oh definitely do them yourself, you’ve already done everything else. i get it though, super tedious. mine have that corrosion on two of them and some of my hardware is fucked. i totally thought yours were 3 piece, at least that’ll save you a bit of money.
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