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RE: 2022 Bronco Raptor Debut

The new Broncos are Jeep killers. :)
specta 01/26/22 06:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Was his name MacGyver ? See any duct tape around ?:B Yeah, really:B The nail is an award winner. :B
specta 01/25/22 04:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck. Front shocks. :S Its apparent that the previous owner spared no expense when it came to buying parts and hiring the best mechanics. LOL The nail to keep the caliper from rattling is priceless. :B Looks like new brake hoses are due too.
specta 01/25/22 11:25am Tow Vehicles
RE: My new ride

Congrats on the new truck. Its been a while since I bought a new vehicle.
specta 01/24/22 07:00pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

I was really curious as to how much my 1976 F-250 weighed. I would have guessed a little more than it does.
specta 01/23/22 12:39pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

I weighed my 2011 Chevy when it was empty on my way to buy my camper and then hit the scales after loading the camper onto my truck. I work out of town and stay in my TC. I pull into a DOT weigh station every Monday morning on my way home from work. Don't know why I do but I do. :)
specta 01/23/22 12:38pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

This truck and my other truck are the only two I've had on the scales. And my newer one is a lot heavier.
specta 01/23/22 10:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

I've just driven my truck around the canyon here where I live. When I took it to the scale to weigh I took the old highway and took the freeway home. I kept it at 65 mph on the freeway. I'm sure its the first time in a LONG time its seen a freeway. In 70 miles it spit out 2-3 qts of oil out through the front intake manifold gasket. Gaskets and valve stem seals on their way. My place is starting to look like a parts store. I can't wait until its not a Fix Or Repair Daily truck. ;)
specta 01/22/22 10:57am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Those older trucks are definitely light compared to today. I used to have a '72 F100 2WD with a GVWR of just 5000 lbs, not much more than an empty, stripped down F150 today. Empty and from the factory it had to weigh under 4000. They were a lot lighter than today's trucks for sure. But then there wasn't much to them. My 2011 Chevy 2500HD regular cab 6.0 gasser 4-wd weighs 6580 lbs empty.
specta 01/21/22 12:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Amsoil makes great products period. Z-rod is a bit pricey for me, nearly 3 times what I paid for the Valvoline. The engine is old and tired and when everything else has been fixed I'll be looking for another 390 to rebuilt. One that wont require zinc.
specta 01/21/22 12:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck. I just took it across the scales this afternoon. Myself, a full tank of gas and two spare tires in the bed weigh roughly 400 pounds making the truck about 5000 lbs dry. The truck also has an aftermarket auxiliary gas tank but it is empty so it might not even weigh 5000 lbs from the factory. So with a 7700 lb GVW rating it is capable of carrying around 2300 lbs. Its kind of a light weight for a 3/4 ton truck. ;)
specta 01/20/22 06:47pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

It will definitely raise your heart rate , especially when you are on the brakes , and you start sliding sideways , so you let off , and then repeat , I came off a couple a bit faster then wanted . Or climbing and spin out , I got to when I’d lose momentum I’d let off throw it in reverse, and pop the clutch to catch me going backwards , that also raised the heart rate . Or spin out kill the engine , both feet on the brake , and sliding backwards, that was exciting .:) Been there done that in my other truck. Never had an issue with the t-case. Sometimes you just end up in one of those situations and you do the best you can. :)
specta 01/20/22 06:46pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

I had a 64 Dodge Power Wagon that would do that , I'd be coming off a steep road in granny, and the transfer case would jump out of low range . It would be pretty exciting keeping it slowed down . :) This is a first for me and I don't need that kind of excitement. LOL I've still got lots to do before tackling the t-case.
specta 01/20/22 01:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck. Bought some oil while I was in Salt Lake yesterday. I was hoping to find some blended oil with zinc but no luck this time. New shocks, front brake pads and new u-joints for the two front drive axles arrived yesterday. I took it out and was pushing it pretty hard in 3rd gear low range and it kept popping out of low range. It looks like the transfer case is due for an OH. All I need now is some time to work on it.
specta 01/19/22 09:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Is an old fantastic fan worth fixing?

No. Toss it in the garbage.
specta 01/19/22 08:00pm Truck Campers
RE: The world of tow vehicles would be a better place if

If they didn't cost soo much. LOL
specta 01/15/22 02:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Let's talk air bags...

At first I thought this was going to be a political thread. :B
specta 01/15/22 02:09pm Truck Campers
RE: Bought a second truck. Thanks. For now with everything being new I'm good with just one clamp. I'll keep spares in this tool box that will go in the bed. This is where I'll keep my hi-lift hack, pintle hitch, tow chain, recovery strap, tire chains and other miscellaneous stuff.
specta 01/15/22 11:03am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Wow, that truck is incredible for a $5000ish total investment! I have some very basic mechanic abilities, but you've attacked some issues that I don't have confidence in my abilities to handle. I imagine it would be double the cost or more if you paid labor. Absolutely beautiful truck though!!! Thank you again. My background is automotive, I've worked on a lot of these back in the day. With the cost of labor rates today would make this truck cost prohibitive for me. Sometimes it kills my back and legs. LOL
specta 01/15/22 11:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bought a second truck.

Wow, this is really cool specta! I love the older Ford trucks, they were beautiful!!! I lack the knowledge, patience or finances to take on a project like this, but you appear to be doing an amazing job. I like that you are just "rehabbing", not restoring it. That truck looks great with some dings and dents! Do you mind telling how much you paid for it and how much you have invested thus far? I'm just curious, because I have no clue how much something like that costs. Again, beautiful truck, beautiful locations to go driving! Thank you, I think its an awesome old truck. I stole it from a friend for $800. :E I tried to give him more because I knew it was worth more but he refused to take a penny more. It had been sitting on his property for about 18 years. He's a very good friend and has been for years. I have a HUGE pile of receipts but I haven't added them up. I would guess truck and parts maybe $4000????? That might be a little high though. Thank heaven the labor is free. ;)
specta 01/14/22 08:23am Tow Vehicles
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