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Forum: General Chat
06-27-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By abig84

I've always daily drove older trucks. I currently...

I've always daily drove older trucks. I currently have a 1990 Silverado that I drive to work everyday and pretty much anywhere. anything can break on anything at anytime. I bought a Ford ranger New...
06-27-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By abig84

I had the same issue with my 1990 silverado,...

I had the same issue with my 1990 silverado, seemed I was changing the cheap ones every 4 months. I bought a oversized moog one and it's been fine for the past 5-6 years. It's a bit bigger and a lot...
06-27-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By abig84

I have a similar issue with my 93 and I never...

I have a similar issue with my 93 and I never really seen a answer or fix to this. It's been a while since I messed with it but I remember there was a lot of stuff on that circuit including the...
04-04-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By abig84

yeah i second 4x4 vacuum lines. one should go to...

yeah i second 4x4 vacuum lines. one should go to a source of vacuum and one to the actuator on the passenger side fender. theres also a third one coming off the vacuum switch at the transfercase but...
02-08-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By abig84

for the front driveshaft they should all be...

for the front driveshaft they should all be interchangible between pick up trucks, suburbans and blazers. i know that cause i took all my drivetrain off my k5 blazer put it on a suburban, now its all...
Forum: The Lounge
12-26-2017, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By abig84

i used to do the same thing as sears hardware was...

i used to do the same thing as sears hardware was only like 5 blocks away.

craftsman tools just seemed to turn into crap lately. it got to the point where literally every time i used my ratchets...
Forum: General Chat
12-16-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By abig84

i made all my own brackets like 10 years ago and...

i made all my own brackets like 10 years ago and i pretty much had no clue what i was doing. its pretty simple just need a bracket up front and one in the back to hang the leaf springs from. theres...
12-16-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,486
Posted By abig84

if it has a rear window pop button on the dash...

if it has a rear window pop button on the dash get a really long thin piece of metal (i remember using conduit for some reason) pry the door open just enough to get it in the top right corner and its...
12-04-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By abig84

if the speedometer isnt working it could be the...

if the speedometer isnt working it could be the vehicle speed sensor.

my 93 has some goofy issue where it keeps popping the ign/gau fuse, but when it does that it goes into 2nd gear until the...
12-04-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By abig84

if you dont mind it looking ghetto just use a...

if you dont mind it looking ghetto just use a ratchet strap, had one on my 93 for years untill i found that little rubber hold down thing you posted. mine is a offroad truck and the strap held it in...
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By abig84

i forgot all about that thing. whats funny is i...

i forgot all about that thing. whats funny is i owned 4-5 k5 blazers and that switch was either broken or bypassed on all of them
11-05-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By abig84

i agree. if youre going to do the lift and tires...

i agree. if youre going to do the lift and tires anyways drive it around and see how you like it. i have 33s and 3.73s on my 93 and its pretty slow.

not unbearable undrivable slow but you...
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By abig84

if i remember correctly the motor should have 2...

if i remember correctly the motor should have 2 wires going to it?

the motor itself grounds to the actual tailgate. so the ground should still be working if it goes up one way. try throwing direct...
Forum: General Chat
11-02-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By abig84

around here you can get antique plates for...

around here you can get antique plates for anything that is 25 years old. my daily driver is a 1990 pick up i really dont look at it like a classic. i also have a 86 1ton thats in pretty good shape...
10-27-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,119
Posted By abig84

thats going to be the biggest problem with doing...

thats going to be the biggest problem with doing this job. in a perfect world its just basically removing one bolt per body mount and replacing. i replaced body mounts in a old k5 blazer years ago...
10-27-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By abig84

where that break is its just too thin to weld. my...

where that break is its just too thin to weld. my fix would be to cut like a inch of pipe off from the left of that picture, then just cut the flange off and throw it in the garbage. clean the metal...
09-26-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By abig84

when i did mine i just googled around and found a...

when i did mine i just googled around and found a few builds i liked and stole a few ideas here and there and kinda went my own way. mine is strictly offroad and dont think its ever seen over 10mph...
09-26-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 441,073
Posted By abig84

my 93. doest really get much use anymore ...

my 93. doest really get much use anymore

basically just a set of k5 axles and transfer case attached to a all stock s10. has done amazingly well, biggest issue i keep having is every other year or...
09-26-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By abig84

once those bolts and clamps are out of there, get...

once those bolts and clamps are out of there, get in there with a pry bar or large screw driver and just pry between the two. years of rust make them get stuck. also if the sliding part of the...
09-26-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By abig84

ive always been jealous of how clean vehicles are...

ive always been jealous of how clean vehicles are from colorado. my good friend has family out there and hes always bringing vehicles back to chicago from there pretty much rust free. good find, you...
Forum: General Chat
09-20-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 807
Posted By abig84

ive been watching these trucks lately and the...

ive been watching these trucks lately and the pricing is all over the place all depending on where you are at and exactly how rusty it is. rusty in the south is just some surface rust or maybe a...
Forum: General Chat
09-20-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,990
Posted By abig84

good advice, ive done that a few times but most...

good advice, ive done that a few times but most the time you just end up pushing out the cut bolt and inner sleave. most the time i just cut the bolt, drop the springs down, burned out the bushings...
09-14-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,817
Posted By abig84

depends how many coats you do and how thick, etc ...

depends how many coats you do and how thick, etc

the suburban i posted took 8 cans total, just did one thick coat. it was like one can per 1 1/2 have body panel and i didnt pain the roof. so one...
09-09-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,817
Posted By abig84

ive painted many trucks with the cheap quik paint...

ive painted many trucks with the cheap quik paint from homedepot over the years

...
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By abig84

i think theres a switch in the transfercase or in...

i think theres a switch in the transfercase or in the front differential that should tell that light to light up which might be bad.

if the front driveshaft is engaging and you are sure that front...
08-23-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,031
Posted By abig84

ive always had the dual set up where they are...

ive always had the dual set up where they are stacked on top of each other. the problem with that is about every other year i ended up smashing the lower shock as it was on a truck that seen a lot of...
Forum: General Chat
08-19-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12,825
Views: 865,333
Posted By abig84

so after about 2 years of sitting under the tarp...

so after about 2 years of sitting under the tarp i decided to dig it out, whats funny is im actually taking it to a truck show like a hour away. they have a ugly truck trophy im hoping to win :)
...
08-19-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By abig84

sometimes after a electrical component like a MAF...

sometimes after a electrical component like a MAF or crank sensor gets replaced the computer will sometimes have to do a relearn which could take a few miles of driving, i would usually pull the...
08-19-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By abig84

i never had any issues with the distributor...

i never had any issues with the distributor pickup so couldnt tell you. ive had ignition modules go out but when they do the truck just dies and never starts back up til you replace it.

maybe just...
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By abig84

i had a old k5 blazer with a body lift and...

i had a old k5 blazer with a body lift and cracked fan shroud and never had any issues. if your running a mechanical fan you can get a heavy cooling clutch for it. bought one of those years ago for a...
08-09-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By abig84

yeah i guess i should have been more descriptive,...

yeah i guess i should have been more descriptive, keep it on a wide beam and keep a bit of distance. i bet with a good pressure washer you could cut one in half
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By abig84

if your talking about a EGR valve yeah i always...

if your talking about a EGR valve yeah i always just bought a new one. in my case it wasnt clogged the diaphragm inside of it broke so it wouldnt hold vacuum and was just leaking all over.
08-06-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By abig84

i wonder if you can just pressure wash the carpet...

i wonder if you can just pressure wash the carpet since its out of the truck. when i was a kid i detailed cars, any carpet that actually came out like the floor mats or trunk mat we sprayed cleaner...
08-05-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By abig84

ive yanked many trucks out of holes hooking to...

ive yanked many trucks out of holes hooking to the leaf spring shackles. if theres no hooks you gotta do what you gotta do, you can also just wrap the metal bumper but always risk bending it.

on...
Forum: General Chat
08-05-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By abig84

probably going to have to get around the same...

probably going to have to get around the same year, or as close to it as possible. lot of the older ones were 2.8 engines. some hard carburetors, some had throttle body, there were a few different...
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By abig84

can you just connect the cable to the little...

can you just connect the cable to the little adapter thing instead of removing it? there might be something different from your new cable to the old cable, make sure the little square end that comes...
07-22-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By abig84

when i did my v8 swap on a 95 i had i just used...

when i did my v8 swap on a 95 i had i just used the engine mounted fuel pump and pulled from the return line on the sending unit which actually went to the bottom of the tank... just didnt have a...
07-22-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By abig84

make sure the float in the fluid reservoir is...

make sure the float in the fluid reservoir is working properly, like it floated all the way to to the top. if not tray tapping it with a small hammer.

if your confident your brakes are working...
Forum: Builds
07-22-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,797
Posted By abig84

im running the crappy ol 210,000 mile 4.3 in my...

im running the crappy ol 210,000 mile 4.3 in my 93. it can do the job depending on what gear ratio and how big of tires you want to go. im only running a 3.73 ratio and 33s and its about perfect i...
07-22-2017, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By abig84

if the blend door isnt the issue, check to see if...

if the blend door isnt the issue, check to see if a mouse built a house in the blower box. maybe take out the blower motor and see if installation falls out.

another thing ive seen before is...
Forum: The Lounge
07-17-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 17,712
Posted By abig84

if your looking for one in a junk yard, i believe...

if your looking for one in a junk yard, i believe all the fullsized trucks have the exact same one. for example the one on my 1993 s10 is the same as the one in my 1990 silverado. the older chevys...
07-17-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By abig84

i doubt that minor of a difference will be...

i doubt that minor of a difference will be detected by the abs. i temporarily put 1 bigger tire on the rear of a 04 Cadillac deville at my old job to get it through the day that was like 3 sizes...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,562
Posted By abig84

yeah unless you can find the entire assembly for...

yeah unless you can find the entire assembly for cheap on craigslist
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By abig84

yeah cracked coil can possibly cause this. only...

yeah cracked coil can possibly cause this. only other thing i can think of, might be unrelated to heat is the egr valves like to go bad on these trucks and will make the trucks randomly just shut off...
07-15-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By abig84

way back when i used to detail cars in the late...

way back when i used to detail cars in the late 90s we would commonly buff those out, the plastic there and that black plastic that went up on the doors of gm cars and trucks too.... but yeah that...
07-15-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By abig84

theres plenty of other free sites out there but...

theres plenty of other free sites out there but you have to wonder how long til they do the same thing a few years down the road. i been using imgur since pb decided to suck, so far so good.
07-15-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,576
Posted By abig84

normally with a faulty VSS you just lose your...

normally with a faulty VSS you just lose your shifting and your speedometer but should not effect the way the engine runs. my 1993 has the same transmission as yours and havent had the VSS hooked up...
07-15-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By abig84

i have seen the backs of the master cylinders...

i have seen the backs of the master cylinders blow out too and all the fluid just pools inside the brake booster. i usually just take a long zip tie or something non-metal, pull the vacuum hose out...
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By abig84

ah so you need the actual bracket to hold the...

ah so you need the actual bracket to hold the accelerator and kick down cable?

thats strange i dont remember ever having that issue but all my trucks were mid 80s, i think on those that bracket...
07-05-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By abig84

we always take my 1990 silverado with 220k on it...

we always take my 1990 silverado with 220k on it anytime we go anywhere far. the wife has a 02 liberty with 90k on it and that thing has way more issues then mine, last time we took it on a 300 mile...
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