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#551 987687

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:35 PM

I had a nail in the sidewall of a fairly new tire at one point. That one hurt. I don't know how long the nail was there, but it wasn't leaking. I noticed it one day and was like HOLY *$&#. So it stayed there for about 2 more weeks until I found a matching tire...

I've had flat trailer tires too. Ended up ruining that rim because I was miles from home at about 2am. It was a favour I was doing for someone for free that I got suckered into. It wasn't my trailer so I didn't give a damn :lol:

I've had a lot of mis-adventures with vehicles.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:25 PM

Posted Image This is our truck, obviously they aren't the trailer wheels, but they are the 17's (i think)

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:27 PM

Is that a 2500 Sierra? Must be, with those 8 bolt wheels! :drunk:

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:33 PM

Is that a 2500 Sierra? Must be, with those 8 bolt wheels! :drunk:

Yup 1994 Sierra 2500, with the 8 foot bed.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

Yup 1994 Sierra 2500, with the 8 foot bed.


Always wanted a Big old GM or GMC truck, 1-ton '87 GMC Sierra Quad-cab Dully, with twin tanks and a FI 350.

Someday :banana:

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:39 PM

The wheel discussion.
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:42 PM

To give ya'll the idea of what I want to go with on the Ski wagon, check these photos out.

These are 16x6 "Weller style" wheels? Aussie talk perhaps? With 205/45s. I think these would look boss on the Ski wagon!

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Offset looks good as well.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:19 AM

JoAnne, What were the wheels you had on the Ford? Automotive class?


yes, they were an automotive class wheel - the truck came with four, I ordered the 5th one for use as a spare so everything matched. :D but, that truck had a much more common bolt patter, making it very easy to get wheels for.

I'll be honest with you - expecting to get a "new" set of 4 matching auto grade wheels for $200 or less is not all that realistic - could probably be done for $300 tho.

the biggest issue with these cars is the odd bolt pattern that limits the choices severely.

either upgrading the hubs to something else, or re-drilling the hubs to a more common bolt pattern (as another poster did) would really open up your choices. if it were me, i think i would go the re-drilling route.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:16 PM

Well, after a lot of discussion and actual pictures. I think I am still going with the Trailer wheels (Might even be getting the Wagon style like you said JoAnne) but in 16" with 205/45 rubber. Nice and hard like the Legacy used to be with those Potenzas'.

Anyway, here is the Fuel pump and lines leading to it. All lines needs to be replaced and I need to de-rust and refinish the pump mounting bracket.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

Picked up a Factory Glove box light and switch out of an '82 Hatch.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 05:23 PM

Went down to IL and picked up some clean blue Floor mats from Dodge Aries K, now I'll have something to put down once I get the carpeting back in.

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I also adjusted my front struts today, they looked like this before.
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Now their like this. I'll have to adjust the rear once its back on the car.
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Posted 07 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

So,I got another (Rust free) set of EA81 Vale covers, and repainted them. I am looking at new Gaskets for them, I am going with Fel-Pro. But my question is, do I reuse the metal grommets that were on the Covers, or do I buy new ones? Rockauto does not list the grommets.

Hmm.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 09:56 PM

I am going to order the wheels from this place. Even with Shipping, it is $25 cheaper them other sites.

http://www.southwest...3-nw128699.aspx

This place offers free shipping on orders $99-up but the total comes to $250 vs $225.
http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/

Which site looks more trustworthy?

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:13 PM

Also, has anyone made a custom UEL Header for their EA81 or EA82? I am looking at building my own Header and whole exhaust on the Ski wagon (As everything is rotted and patched)

I am looking for a picture of an EA UEL header (Non-Turbo header) just to get an idea of how to wrap it in front of the Oil pan.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:45 AM

I am going to order the wheels from this place. Even with Shipping, it is $25 cheaper them other sites.

http://www.southwest...3-nw128699.aspx

This place offers free shipping on orders $99-up but the total comes to $250 vs $225.
http://www.trailerandtruckparts.com/

Which site looks more trustworthy?


I would say the 2nd one, they have a "find retail store" button. And their store is in cali. so i personally would say 2nd

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:29 AM

there are retail locations for the first one as well - just click on the "about" button...BUT, one thing I look at/for is copyright dates - those that are on top of things, keep those updated, those that dont...wellll, they may be fine to deal with, but not keeping up with the websites (of which they have many!) shows me that they dont really care.

#1 has a c date of 2011 - #2 is dated 2012

another thing to look at - if you put something in the cart and start the checkout process - does it go secure - as httpS - if not - do NOT enter any kind of payment info!!

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

I agree with the 2nd site as well. I will check it out when I order.

Did some more welding today, I was on a roll once I got started.

I am also planning on picking up EA82 Front struts, Knuckles, Axles, Brakes from Dodge Aries K. I plan on swapping the larger EA82 front brakes onto the GL at some point, I might also be getting onto a rear disc set up from Subruise as well. The rear disc might either go on this car, or the Loyale, Or I'll pick up a second set and swap both vehicles.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

If you swap ea82 front brakes, won't the ea81 wheels not clear anymore?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:46 PM

If you swap ea82 front brakes, won't the ea81 wheels not clear anymore?


Yes. Doesn't really matter since I'm going with the 16" Spokes.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

Whats in the Works:

Loyale front brake set up
Turbo rear disc setup
16" Steely wheels

Subruise sent out the Tank and Rockers today! And is seeing about rear discs for me :)

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 10:56 AM

Whats in the Works:

Loyale front brake set up
Turbo rear disc setup
16" Steely wheels

Subruise sent out the Tank and Rockers today! And is seeing about rear discs for me :)


WhooHoo! get to see some real progress soon!! :popcorn:

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:05 PM

:headbang::headbang:should be there monday. of course, it IS the usps:lol:

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

:headbang::headbang:should be there monday. of course, it IS the usps:lol:


Awesome! Maybe I'll regain my eye sight by then. The tank will probably be all crushed due to transit, cause we all know how good the USPS is :horse:

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:44 PM

USPS? It'll be there next month :-p

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

USPS always works great for me. Never had an issue. Looking forward to seeing the new metal welded in!




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