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Built by a 14 year old (with some help from my dad)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by jwarr, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Jun 13, 2022 at 9:00 AM
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    ToxicTwin

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    I wish I had that much motivation when I was 14/15.
    Your truck is going to serve you well.
    Phenomenal job young man!:bowdown:
    Keep it up.
     
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  2. Jun 15, 2022 at 7:01 AM
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    rebooting and greasing our CV axles:
    cut the bands:
    upload_2022-6-15_9-58-43.png

    Pull off the inner, remove the clip and tap off the roller thing:
    upload_2022-6-15_10-0-1.jpg

    pull off the outer boot and clean out the grease:
    upload_2022-6-15_10-0-47.jpg

    paint:
    upload_2022-6-15_10-3-10.jpg
     
  3. Jun 15, 2022 at 7:23 AM
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    I don't know if this is the original shifter or not, but one thing to keep in mind is the black portion is rubber injected to help reduce trans noise in the cabin. On my 05 that rubber broke down leaving a lot of slop in the shifter, a new OEM assembly was night and day difference. I only mention it because you replaced the plastic bushing so maybe the goal of that was to help with slop.

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  4. Jun 15, 2022 at 9:58 AM
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    thanks, yes, shifter was pretty sloppy and the bushing seems to have tightened it up alot, we did look at the rubber filling and it still seemed pretty solid so going with it like this for now
     
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  5. Jun 15, 2022 at 7:47 PM
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    Looks like you did a good job. Your welcome to do mine.
     
  6. Jun 20, 2022 at 4:54 AM
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    We got the PS reservoir back in:
    upload_2022-6-20_7-42-52.jpg

    and a new DENSO condenser. we got it from rock auto and it says that it doesn't come with a dryer so we bought a dryer also, but there was one in it under the plastic cap:
    upload_2022-6-20_7-44-30.jpg

    Looking at the old one, we may have found the leak, one of the fittings was pretty corroded:
    upload_2022-6-20_7-46-6.jpg

    Got it in with new seals with some PAG46 oil on each one:
    upload_2022-6-20_7-47-25.jpg

    upload_2022-6-20_7-47-52.jpg

    The new compressor had a tag that said it came with 5.6 oz of oil. We put a cup under it and rotated it by hand until we got about 2 oz out of it, then put about 1 oz into the condenser.
    upload_2022-6-20_7-51-27.jpg


    We sand blasted and painted the radiator hose clamps:
    upload_2022-6-20_7-48-45.jpg

    and got the radiator back in, we reused the original:
    upload_2022-6-20_7-54-37.jpg

     

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  7. Jun 20, 2022 at 5:16 AM
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    The secondary filter had some stuff in it that we didn't want to work through over time so we removed it:
    upload_2022-6-20_8-10-27.jpg

    upload_2022-6-20_8-11-5.jpg

    put it back on with the washer tank and battery:
    upload_2022-6-20_8-11-57.jpg

    Added peak Asian, it took 2 gallons:
    upload_2022-6-20_8-13-21.jpg

    And valvoline max life ATF in the PS reservoir. We slowly cycled the steering rack back (engine off) and forth to get the air out
    upload_2022-6-20_8-15-34.jpg

    Checked for leaks, crossed our fingers and tried to start it... and it started right up!
     
  8. Jun 20, 2022 at 5:35 AM
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    sounds like a bit of a race car with our home made y-pipe and muffler
     
  9. Jun 22, 2022 at 4:53 AM
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    We decided to go with Elka for front shocks after looking at some of the corrosion issues people have had with everything that is steel bodied. got them through headstrong, they had one pair in stock. They are really nice:
    upload_2022-6-22_7-53-13.jpg
     
  10. Jun 22, 2022 at 11:52 PM
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    Wasn't expecting the lift. :popcorn::mudding:
     
  11. Jun 23, 2022 at 4:45 AM
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    We put the CV axles back together last night, black grease into the outer:
    upload_2022-6-23_7-44-54.jpg

    then the outer boot:
    upload_2022-6-23_7-45-45.jpg

    Then put the inner boot on and tap the roller thing back on, brown grease goes in the inner:
    upload_2022-6-23_7-47-47.jpg

    Then do the otiker clamps:
    upload_2022-6-23_7-49-9.jpg

    we left the small one on the silicone boot loose because CVJ talks about adjusting this once it is on the truck
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2022
  12. Jun 23, 2022 at 5:24 AM
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    Wow, most impressive !
     
  13. Jun 27, 2022 at 4:26 AM
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    front suspension is coming along. We broke one of the wheel speed sensors and while searching for replacement recommendations came across an old posting by @zippsub9 that he had some spare oem. We contacted him and he mailed one out for free! Thanks!
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