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Squeaky Penguin's (Trip Reports) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Sep 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM
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    capturecolorado

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    Where are you going to school down here?
     
  2. Sep 2, 2014 at 8:10 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Going to CU, but living in Erie.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM
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    capturecolorado

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    Nice dude. Hope it goes well up there! We'll have to go wheeling up there sometime.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2014 at 11:34 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Yeah, there's a few front range trails I would like to get in before the end of this season. Most notably Middle Saint Vrain/Coney Flats.
     
  5. Sep 17, 2014 at 11:32 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Lots of dust and custom dents, Check Build
    Finally got the frame plates installed thank's to Wishbone Runner. Found out that CBI sent me two passenger side plates, so I had to notch one to fit on the driver side. Didn't turn out too bad:

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    And, first time running without the topper for a while:

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  6. Sep 17, 2014 at 12:06 PM
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    cynicalrider

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    What did you used to clean the old shit off the frame? Flap disk? My coating is super oily so when I did my sliders I remember it being a nightmare to get clean. Both my flap discs got gummed up super fast.
     
  7. Sep 17, 2014 at 12:29 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Flap disk. Only took a few minutes per side. The only thing that's on there is paint and dirt though. Don't think my truck has ever had any frame treatment or undercoating and I have almost no rust.
     
  8. Sep 17, 2014 at 12:44 PM
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    cynicalrider

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    They don't put an entire oceans worth of salt on your roads? I feel like I am always constantly battling rust.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2014 at 1:53 PM
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  10. Sep 17, 2014 at 2:15 PM
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    Use a thick grinding wheel and it pretty much just burns it off lol you'll look like you were standing behind a drag while it was warming up after but it works the best
     
  11. Sep 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM
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    Box Rocket

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    Brett, has your truck been partially repainted? Just noticed the color difference on the cab behind the door.
     
  12. Sep 17, 2014 at 4:38 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    nice job brett and james, cheap insurance
     
  13. Sep 17, 2014 at 5:35 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    No, the dry air helps too.

    You giving yourself a tumbs up becuase that's all your work. Thanks again!

    Not that I know of. One previous owner, clean carfax, of course, that doesn't mean it couldn't have happened. I've seen no indication of body work, but the paint on that passenger side cab is not very good (clear coat missing, paint faded off the top of the door, and is pretty thin on the top of the fender). Could also just be the sun and my phone camera. :notsure:

    I figured between the bumper with the swingout and the longer shackles that it would be a good idea. And quite typical of me, I bought these damn frame plates several months ago and just now got them installed.
     
  14. Sep 23, 2014 at 9:18 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Went wheeling on Sunday. Hit Yankee Hill, Kingston Peak, and Jenny Creek.

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    And me trying to get out from way up there:

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  15. Sep 28, 2014 at 11:36 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Crawled under the truck today and found this. Going to try to get the parts and take care of it this coming weekend.

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  16. Sep 28, 2014 at 2:51 PM
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    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    front output seal? i replaced mine after moab....
     
  17. Sep 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Yep. Doesn't look to be too bad of a job. Good excuse to change my transfer case oil too.
     
  18. Oct 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Output shaft seal was a fairly straight-forward job. Only issue I ran into was removing the old nut from the transfer case. My impact gun wouldn't do it, and with a breaker bar, I only moved the truck. So, my brother and I came up with a rather questionable method of removing it involving a breaker bar with a long cheater pipe, 4WD low, and the clutch start cancel button. :D


    Worked perfect!

    Also, ordered an ashtry location switch plate, some new OTRATTW switchs, and a pair of LED pods to use a backup lights. That project should be under way this weekend.
     
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  19. Oct 7, 2014 at 12:53 PM
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    My question is how the hell does your t-case "skid" still look so good?
     
  20. Oct 7, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    I hit the carrier bearing and the gas tank before I get a chance... :D



    But really, a true mid skid is on my list. I don't think I've ever really hit the transfer case, but I have very slightly hit my rear cat. Just a little dent in its shield. Surprised with all my wheeling that I haven't had more :notsure:
     

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