You know how it goes…It is hard to stop once you get started detailing or cleaning a particular area, in this case the engine compartment.
The popularity of these trucks makes for a very healthy aftermarket industry supplying anything you want. For about 50 clams this two part battery box showed up at my door.
I noticed that the brake pedal was a bit low during the drive. Turns out that the rear brake cylinders endured a urinary explosion. Well, it looks like it’s been going on for a while. Funny thing, the braking performance did not really changed much. It tells you how much we rely on the front brakes on a vehicle.
In any event, with the powerful V8 installed we have to have good brakes in all corners. Back to that Very World Wide Wild Web again and within days I have brand name brake shoes, cylinders and hardware kit for pocket change. Working on a domestic truck that that was made by the billions has it’s advantages.
There! Mo betta. (yup, technical term)
Small detail but important to any verified sufferer of OCD. I just realized that I can see the rusty drum through the slots in the wheels. That’s a no-no so I added a coat of wrinkle finish black to the drum.
See! Well no see! Now you can’t see the rusty drum beaming out through the slots.
With the bumper in the right location and the truck all detailed we got our self a decent parts hauler. The 2 1/2 inch stainless dual pipes make sure everybody knows we have V8 power.
Damn it! Now I have to fix up the interior! No rest for the wicked!