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Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Forum' started by chevychase, Dec 18, 2011.
Watching snow collect on my truck
Today around 3:50 p.m. I took out one of the pins that hold my front passenger headlight when I put on my new bulbs I missed the hole so I got it in now but to me it looks like it’s pointing to much to the right side and it was to cold and windy for me to investigate it more hell for now it’s ok.
Now when my son put on the OPT7 bulbs he put them on though the back now on the passenger side my hand was to big that’s why I removed the pins to pull the light out.
Thought i would be nice and price the 4L80E w/torq converter out of my truck for $200 and my phone is non-stop calls and text from people wanting me to accept under $100 for it
Here are two my pics of here and my poor truck check out the wife’s van we don’t even use it I have it on a battery maintainer.
Today I adjust my headlights that’s about it and I’m close to half a tank I was going to fill it up but it was chilly.
I went to see my son at work and you guys wouldn’t believe the traffic it’s bad especially since I live close to the mall so I had to take a long way around to get to the shop.
Automatic to manual conversion wont be a pipe dream for much longer.
Buying some metal to reinforce my flatbed over the weekend (hopefully) ha. Should cost about $100. Beats buying a new $1995 dollar flatbed and that's for the lowest priced one, they can go a lot higher than that. This should make it twice as strong as it is now.
Changed the motor oil finally I’m running Castrol Magnatek and Wix oil filter my oil pressure just about pegged out but it was cold in the morning.
Finally got around to working on my flatbed. All I did was run two 8 foot pieces of 6" c-channel along the frame. At the front of the truck bed are 4 mounting holes for the original bed. These holes were 1" lower than the rest of the frame and wider apart. I ran 1"x2" rectangular tubing across and let the c-channel rest on these. I then drilled the rectangular tubing and bolted them to the frame. I lined it all up and made a bracket out of strap metal to bolt the c-channel to my frame. My brother-in-law welded the c-channel to the brackets and welded the c-channel to the rectangular tubing. We then slid the flatbed on top of the c-channel and welded it in place. I feel that now it is at least 3 times as strong as it was.
Total cost: original flatbed $180
Metal to extend it from 6.5' to 8': $60
Extra planks: $95
C-channel and rectangle tubing: $120 (99 for the metal and the place charged me $21 for cutting it).
Total: $480, seems like a lot but the cheapest flatbed at the local dealer is $2134 out the door. My original truck bed developed a crack down the middle and to replace it and paint it, too much ha.
I would've called 'em cheap b@stards, LOL. Good job on that flatbed, nothing wrong with a functional & versatile flatbed. Didja put recessed tiedown points in that bed? Those are the bomb...