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Old 06-22-2012, 05:02 PM   #3021
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the ones ive done even once you get it broke loose, they are long bolts with a bunch of locktight on them
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"get the bolts to budge"

Last summer I took the bed off a 98 S10 to replace the fuel pump. 100 hundred times easier than dropping the fuel tank, like I did on the like configuration of a Bravada.

I know a full size Chevy bed will be heavier to move, but I think well worth having full access.
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Washed and polished with some Turtle Wax Ice Synthetic Wax. I think it looks damn good for a change
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"get the bolts to budge"

Last summer I took the bed off a 98 S10 to replace the fuel pump. 100 hundred times easier than dropping the fuel tank, like I did on the like configuration of a Bravada.

I know a full size Chevy bed will be heavier to move, but I think well worth having full access.
The plan, if we can get the bolts out, is to just lift the front of the bed like a dump truck. Use jack stands and straps to hold it in place while I do the work.

If I can't get the bolts to break loose, then I guess I'll have to drop the tank.

I haven't been too worried about though for a couple reasons. 1) I don't really have the money to drop on a new line from the dealer ($80) and 2) it'* really nice weather so I just take the motorcycle everywhere.
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My PA had me real concerned over the harsh up shifts when hot.
Originally I thought I was going to have to access the valve body and rebuild.
Anyways..Thanks to Dan & Mike...got around to installing the TransGo 4T65E kit today into modulator and all seems well again!
Let there be quicker smooth shifts! (BYE P1811) I hope 4 ever.
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I replaced the ugly round trunk release button with a square one from a Monte Carlo. I ended up making the hole a little too big, but it don't look too bad.

I also replaced my speaker (again). This one came from an '03 Century. I was going to get two out of an Impala seems they have the tweeter built in the housing, but I could only find one good speaker



While I had the door panel off, I noticed this plug near the mirror that wasn't connected to anything. Is it supposed to be used for a certain option? I have power heated mirrors with auto dim drivers' side..that side also had one of these connectors that wasn't attached to anything. I tested it with my DMM with random things to see if I could figure out if it does anything, but nothing happened when I tried the turn signals, hazards, and rear defrost.. any ideas what it'* for?

It has a green green and purple wires going to it, if that helps any..

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Cleaned it up and took some pictures.

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I could really use some rain. Parts of the river here are below the seawall.

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Replaced the front brake pads and rotors on a friend'* 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. Super easy. Also used my new Blue Point 1/2 impact wrench to remove the lug nuts, why have a done this so many years by hand.... The impact air tool is fantastic.
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impact wrenches are a godsend


i was in the dunes.. what else is new
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I need air tools, but I don't have a garage. I don't really feel comfortable having a compressor outside just chilling waiting to be stolen.

That, and they're expensive.
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