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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. Oct 19, 2014 at 5:07 PM
    #421
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    They shipped out the new one right away. Think you have 40 days or so to return the core. You're also responsible for return shipping, but they have an option of include a label, which is what I did.

    OK, I rub. Not all that bad though, there's a few places I need to add some clearance, including on the top/front of the wheel well. Also need axle relocation plates to push the axle back an inch or so. Rubbing just a bit in the front of the rear wheel well.

    Seems to be in very good condition. Shoot me a text if you want it. I'll drop it off on one of my drvies.
     
  2. Oct 19, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I do. Monte drilled a hole through mine when he was sodomizing my front end. :eek:

    Young Brett - I'll shoot you a text. Thanks dude.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2014 at 7:36 PM
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    Deathbysnusnu

    Deathbysnusnu Work is just a daily detour to happy hour.

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    Well, if his leaks from tire rash, you're welcome to mine too. :)
     
  4. Oct 19, 2014 at 7:54 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    told ya:cool: but yes axe relocation plates worked perfectly for me
     
  5. Oct 25, 2014 at 7:00 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
    Worked on wiring and installing the lights on my swingout today. First was to run the wires to the back. Ran a 14ga wire straight from the battery in case I want to add anything else back there. Relay is tucked up behind the taillight:

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    Taped it up and installed:

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    Here's the only places I really found for the lights:

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    Ended up removing the reflector panel from the light behind the tire. Turned it from a spot to a very wide flood. Looks a little funny as you're looking at a circuit board, but actually worked out pretty well.
     
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  6. Oct 25, 2014 at 7:20 PM
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    teamhypoxia

    teamhypoxia MichelinMan

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    good idea on the reflector.
    pretty sure the style of reflector is the only difference between spot and flood
     
  7. Oct 25, 2014 at 9:46 PM
    #427
    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Just wish there was an inbetween. Without any reflector, it makes a very wide flood. Which actually works well in that location. But I still have too much of a spot for the backup light. That's the biggest downfall of these cheap lights, way to acute of a beam angle. I guess you could cut like 3 of the reflectors out, have a half spot have very wide flood.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2014 at 6:40 AM
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    teamhypoxia

    teamhypoxia MichelinMan

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    wad up some tinfoil to get it all crinkly then flatten it back out and cover the original reflector with it, cut out the holes and replace it
     
  9. Nov 1, 2014 at 3:10 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
    My massive project for the day:

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  10. Nov 14, 2014 at 11:57 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    Sitting in the library, procrastinating on school work, so good time to update this with some of my last trips. Stole a bunch of pics from Eric, so, thanks Eric! :D

    Spring Creek 10/19

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    Mine Exploring:

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    Rock Garden:

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    Subsequent skid plate modification. That rock garden is also where I smoked my clutch really good.

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  11. Nov 14, 2014 at 12:00 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Middle Saint Vrain/Coney Flats to T33A Plane Crash 10/26

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    Brake pedal started going to floor right here, note the brake fluid on the tire

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    That added a bit of excitement to they day.
     
  12. Nov 14, 2014 at 12:03 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Kelly Flats 11/02

    Heart Attack Hill:

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    Pulled up to the Chutes, tried setting up with a few different line, but backed out after decided there was much to great a chance for body damage.

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  13. Nov 15, 2014 at 1:33 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    Stock grill back on. Deciding whether to color match it or go black. Been tossing around the idea of color matching the bumper too. Going to throw a 30" LED bar on the front soon as well.

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  14. Nov 15, 2014 at 1:38 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Color match the grille (and corner light trim), leave the bumper black.

    IMO
     
  15. Nov 15, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin [OP] Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

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    And finally get a new bumper filler? :eek:

    Maybe I should have the Rembrandt of rattle can help me....
     
  16. Nov 15, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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    johnboyTRD

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    Ditto. The black surround has been done a lot... :)
     
  17. Nov 15, 2014 at 4:58 PM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    If I'm around... absolutely. :eek:
     
  18. Nov 17, 2014 at 8:40 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

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    More character added yesterday. It's always the passenger side with me

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  19. Nov 20, 2014 at 6:53 AM
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    Wishbone Runner Because 4R

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    Why the change in grill/light removal?
     
  20. Nov 20, 2014 at 7:14 AM
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