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209 TACOS - B/S and shinanigans

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by Uphillshunter, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. Dec 12, 2017 at 11:28 AM
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    Uphillshunter

    Uphillshunter [OP] El Taco Diablo

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    *** EDIT *** 1/31/18
    Figured I'd change the premise of this thread for local (209) TWers. 925, 408, 916 and even 559 are welcome too, but I'd like to see if we can get a local thread going for meet ups, trail rides, wrenching sessions and/or beer consumption. Tag someone from the area and lets get the bullshit goin!

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  2. Dec 12, 2017 at 12:03 PM
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    Good luck bro..what ucas did you go with?
     
  3. Dec 12, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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    [Moved from original post in thread]

    So... I pulled the trigger on ordering a bunch of parts. They, pretty much, all came in while I was in Washington State last week. I'm looking to make all the new parts replace the old (worn out) parts this weekend. But it's gunna take a whole lot of movin and groovin to make it all happen, and have my daily driver road worthy on Monday morning.

    So... I'll throw it out there. If anyone is having withdrawls from turning a wrench and busting their knuckles, I've got your fix. If you want to hang out, have a beer, and shoot the shit, that's cool too.

    Wish list to complete this weekend:
    Upper control arm install
    Lower ball joints
    Lower control arm bushings
    Front shock assemble
    All 4 corner shock install
    Sway bar bushing install
    Sway bar disconnect replace
    Add a leaf install
     
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  4. Dec 12, 2017 at 2:44 PM
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    While I'm elbow deep in it... I will probably attempt the "Pinch weld mod" the "Remove the air box elbow from the fender well mod" and I have a deck plate on order for the "deck plate mod" but not sure if it will arrive in time.

    I guess have a tendency to set unrealistic goals for myself. :notsure:
     
  5. Dec 12, 2017 at 5:41 PM
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    Damn dude I would help you in a second man but I'm in SD at the moment...was just up in Turlock for a week for thanksgiving
     
  6. Dec 12, 2017 at 5:43 PM
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    And dude that's a heavy ass wishlist for just a weekend! I would be wrenching non stop and still would only get like half that done in a weekend. Good luck buddy
     
  7. Dec 12, 2017 at 5:56 PM
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    Damn... that sucks. You're gunna miss the party!

    Seriousy though, maybe next time.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2017 at 5:57 PM
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    Go big or go home :thumbsup:
     
  9. Dec 12, 2017 at 5:58 PM
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    Hell yeah! Post a pic when you're all done! Good luck buddy
     
  10. Dec 12, 2017 at 7:15 PM
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    Will do!
     
  11. Dec 12, 2017 at 7:59 PM
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    I have familia christmas parties to go to this weekend or I would swing by. Personally I would prioritize the list and be prepared to put the swaybar refresh, lca bushes and lbj swap off till the following weekend. If your lca bolts are rusted/frozen they will become a time sink. Chances are that everything will go smooth and ypu will get it all done, but you never know.

    Do a driveway alignment on sunday so you can drive all week and a pro alignment on the following week after finishing up the lca stuff.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2017 at 8:24 PM
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    I'm totally with you on the LCA bushings and ball joints. My plan is to back it directly in to the garage Friday after work and start peeling back the layers to get to the UCA bolts, and try to get all the way to the point where the front shocks and UCAs are removed before I call it a night on Friday.

    When I get the UCAs out and shocks removed, I will check the LCA alignment bolts. If they are stuck, I'll pass on them till next weekend. If they seem like they will give I will go ahead and move forward on them.

    I will assess the situation on Saturday night and decide what I'm capable of getting done by Sunday night.
     
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  13. Dec 13, 2017 at 9:16 AM
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    A lot of crap and too much money spent
    would love to help but I'm busy this weekend.
     
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    You get that mud cleared out buddy? I'm still finding pieces of mud here and there on the truck
     
  15. Dec 14, 2017 at 7:51 PM
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    A lot of crap and too much money spent
    Just washed the truck today :anonymous:
     
  16. Dec 15, 2017 at 11:06 PM
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    Drove the Taco in to the drive way, from work, 6 hours ago... here's the progress.



    Just me and my 17 year old son... I think we're doing pretty good! :yes:
     
  17. Dec 16, 2017 at 9:11 PM
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    So... the LCA bushings became a major time sink today. We did manage to get them out and the Whiteline bushings installed. LCAs are installed and adjusted to my marks. UCAs are also installed... along with everything that had to be moved in the engine compartment, for the UCA bolts.

    Not quite as much progress as I hoped, but moving in the right direction.
     
  18. Dec 16, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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    Right on bud. I got white lines pressed in a couple months ago and I love them. I also put new moog bj in the lowers at the same time
     
  19. Dec 16, 2017 at 9:22 PM
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    I've got new Proforged LBJs going in now, along with everything else.
     
  20. Dec 17, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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    Sunday afternoon... putting everything back together... pull the parts out of the boxes (that were correctly marked with R and L part numbers) to find this...


    You want to hear me screaming profanities? Because this is how you get me to scream profanities.
     

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