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Old 08-30-2010, 08:05 PM
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Finally!!! Fed ex man showed up today, and I about took his hand off when he handed me the box! I had it open and was headed for the truck before he got back to his van!

Got the new cross pressed on the axle, and gooped everything up with antiseize before installing the new wheel hub/bearing. I chose TIMKEN brand wheel bearing, not only was it the cheapest available...(I have been using Rock Auto.com for parts) but, I recognize the name brand as being superior bearing quality. This piece was $99. Sure 'nuff, ''Made in USA" cast right in the iron, and 'TIMKEN' bearings installed. Nice looking unit.
Why RockAuto.com? I like how their online catalog works. very user friendly.
about an hour later, I barreled out to the hay field... about 18 mile jaunt. That new track bar, stab shock, sure makes the truck handle better!

now it's down to some little stuff, Like bringing-back-from-the-dead headlites, I snagged a couple of 3-M kits... I will try to document my progress on that.
Also, get the new muffler installed, been running without most of the summer.
14 days to go!
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:25 PM
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Good to hear . Glad you got it back up and running .
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Congrats on the new part and being back on the road. Looking forward to pics and the project report.
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good stuff!
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Sounds like things are looking up for you! I am happy to hear that and I look forward to the future write-ups! Thank you!
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The 3M kits work well. One kit will be enough for both lights. Just take your time and follow the directions to the letter and I think you'll be happy with the results.
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The 3M kits work well. One kit will be enough for both lights. Just take your time and follow the directions to the letter and I think you'll be happy with the results.

Thought I would have an extra one on hand, my son's neon is in need of new 'eyewear' too!
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Sounds to me like yer havin' way too much fun and that the FedEx guy will probably wear a steel glove next time he delivers to your place.
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it helps when all the tools needed for a particular job are already laid out! And all the cleaning/prep work is done, just waiting for new parts to slip in!
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Sounds to me like yer havin' way too much fun and that the FedEx guy will probably wear a steel glove next time he delivers to your place.

Next time he will probably just fling the box out the window as he drives by! I hope he at least slows down a little!
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