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Post by Joe73 Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:46 pm

Threw on the new fender, bumper and new cowl hood.  Its a 2" rise and fits nicely. The original grill only has the missing piece where it meets the headlight. Im going to bend a piece of flashing aluminum to make the piece, epoxy it on and cover it with some chrome vinyl wrap. Just so its together to get through the state inspection.

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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Wed Dec 22, 2021 11:02 pm

Looks good. Like I always said “A hood with a cowl is the cat’s meow”. You should be finished soon. I lived without a truck for a couple of years. It was tuff.
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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:26 pm

These just arrived before I went on vacation. When I get back, and get the time, my little truck will have 4.10 gears.

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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Thu Dec 30, 2021 12:08 am

Cool! Santa was very generous at your house!
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Post by Joe73 Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:44 pm

Nice. What brand bearings are those? I always lean towards SKF or Koyo. Are you changing out the "gov-lock" unit as well. They're not reliable at all. Ive blown up three of them over the years.
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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:01 pm

They are the Koyo brand bearings. I am keeping the G80. Eventually it will break, but maybe, by then, Detroit Tru-Trak will come out with a direct fit unit for this application. From what I have read you have to use a spacer for the one they sell now. I am building this truck for all highway use. There will be a good bit of red light fun, so let’s see how long it lasts.
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Post by Joe73 Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:05 pm

I like the Koyo bearings. Im real leary of the gov lock diffs. Too many issues. The ones Ive broke all took out a couple teeth on my pinion gear.
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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:35 pm

Update:  gears are installed. Truck is quick.
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Post by Joe73 Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:26 pm

Congrats. Yes, 4.10s really liven things up. I said the same thing when I put them in my chevelle.

I have the state exam for my silverado next thursday. Should be able to squeeze the truck into my buddies paint booth after that. Hoping to get some color on the parts by late next weekend. I'll post pics of it. Cant wait to see it together, in color, with the cowl lined up.
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Post by Joe73 Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:38 pm

Couple paint pics.  This is after removing the masking paper.  Then pics of the sanding.  I dont have a pic of it buffed but it looks good.  Last pic is of my new compressor.  Probably going to sell my current one.  Front end parts are just bolted on quickly to do the 1:15 ride home with it.  Also put new tires on and used some Counteract glass beads inside for balancing.  No weights on these tires.  Going to put the 2" level kit in the front end and get an alignment next. Today I sent out the ECM to michigan to disable the AFM and related codes. No more V4 mode for me.

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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:25 pm

That looks great! This summer I might try my hand at painting my Laguna. Getting rid of the V4 crap is the best thing that I have done so far. My gas mileage hasn’t changed either. What a poor excuse for a gas mileage bandaid.
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Post by Joe73 Tue Jan 18, 2022 7:27 pm

I hear ya. I love painting. 2k epoxy is your best friend. Put it on all bare metal and filler goes on top of that.
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Post by ant7377 Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:46 pm

Looks great Joe! Enjoy it.
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Post by Joe73 Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:14 pm

Thanks Ant. I still have the air cleaner for you. LOL
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Post by ant7377 Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:17 pm

Joe,I've been so busy with work. I will get over there soon ,will let you know when. Maybe next week
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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:37 pm

Hey. Check out this picture of my dash. This is after the gear install and turning off the V4 mode nonsense. The truck is really quick now by the way.

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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Sat Jan 29, 2022 12:48 am

Nice! Almost 20 mpg! And it hauls donkeys!
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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Sun Jan 30, 2022 12:52 am

Yes it is!  I really thought that, especially with the way I drive, that the mileage would drop to maybe 16 or so. I think that I will reset it tomorrow and use the cruise control all next week just to see if it will get 20 with 4.10 gears. I think that would be amazing.
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Sun Jan 30, 2022 1:12 am

Heck yeah, you gotta love technology!
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Post by REVINKEVIN / Mr. 600+HP Sat Apr 02, 2022 8:02 pm

Hey. I picked up a couple of more things for the truck.

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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Sun Apr 03, 2022 6:56 pm

Cool! That truck will run like a raped ape! Now don't forget about your Laguna.
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