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About dieseldawg142

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  1. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic '66 Chevy crew dually   

  2. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    ya, pretty much why i keep it, i can go up and down the biggest mountains around here and never touch the brakes and very little throttle. locked in low and first gear the crawl ratio is right up there in the hi 50's...as long as the tires can get a bite, it's like a mountain goat off road- even with ifs...
    ideally i would like another squarebody as a daily, realistically though, it will prob be another gmt400. i know where there is a '92 k2500 ex/cab longbox with 46 000 orig kms, old couple own it, used only to haul a camper occasionally....but HAVE to take the old 12 ft camper with it, and no, i already have a camper and got no room for another, or to even sell...
  3. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    sounds good! they are pretty reliable.
    my '90 stepper was my wifes truck, bought it for her from the orig. owner in '96 with 56 000kms. 
    became un-practical after my son was born- she got a family truckster and i ended up with the stepper...belive it too is around 300 000k now, odo stopped working the other yr. 
    most people think i'm crazy daily driving a 27 yr old truck, but i like it, 5 spd, 3:73's, ss/sb, 2" lift- nice and short, easy to wheel around in the bush, very good off road with the gears, and has just a mild 350, so it's fairly decent on gas and dead-nuts reliable, got my crew if i need to do anything heavy...
  4. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    comman problem on the old GMT400's, did mine on my '90 k1500 three yrs ago. 
    couple other things to look out for if it is used or goes go off-road, cv's dont last long on these, nor do the factory (rivited in) upper ball joints.....easier to just swap out a-arms with new ball joints bolted in already, turn an all day-er into a couple hrs...lol. t-case output and front axle seals also seem to have a habit of leaking under constant off-road-ness, and in real cold weather it can take awhile for it to shift in and out of 4by. i replaced the thermal actuator with a posi-lok cable system, no waiting, 4by when you need it...
    just  (like 2 weeks ago!) swapped the stock 6 spoke 4by rims to my buddy for a spare np241...
  5. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic 66' Chevy Fleetside 4x4   

    that's a good looking chevy Max, i like it!
    orange & black is a great color combo. like your wider axles, gives the truck that nice "bulldog" stance
    put some Future/Pledge over your harley decals, will even them out and greatly prolong their life
  6. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic '66 Chevy crew dually   

    thanks guys!
    making like a super pro-touring or something Dan? that will be sweet....
    crew dually was on hold for awhile. usually takes 7-10 days for my parts to get here, for some reason i waited almost 4 weeks this time for my rims and tires to arrive....
    it now stands on it's own six legs. four hole 1 tons with 38" swamps

    while waiting for rims and tires for the dually, got some of the chassis of the '55 s/cab done.                      opt four wheel disc's from the '65 stepper

    was never a fan of all the cameo brightwork. imo that stuff belongs on cars, not trucks....

  7. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Aloha Bobby & Rose Camaro Model Build Help   

    true, '67 only had wing windows, it also did'nt have side markers. they came on '68- up.unless someone filled in the side markers, i'd say a '67 tub with '68 doors, unless they cut the wings off the '67 doors
  8. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Honda Accord, Muscle Car?   

    true, i remember most people calling them "supercars" back in the day.
    with detroit trotting out 400, 500, 600 hp cars, i'd call them muscle...their not wimp cars

  9. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Pontiac TransAm fans unite   

    not so much into cars, prefer my pickups, but if the rims were black, the white letter tires gone, and the screamin' chicken scratched off the hood, i'd drive it.
    one of my all time favs is the 67-68 bird
  10. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Honda Accord, Muscle Car?   

    not going into the semantics of what a muscle car is, everbodys opinion of what one is, is different.
    to me a honda will never be a muscle car. my definition is pretty simple-
    #1, big power v8 (old or new, dont matter, if it can melt the tires that's good enough for me...)
    #2, must be american, no and's ifs or buts. (again old or new, 2 dr, 4 dr, i'm not prejudiced...)
    never heard a bimmer or a renault, toyota or lada ever called a muscle car, it is uniquely american
  11. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Honda Accord, Muscle Car?   

    muscle car? - no, not even close
    fast japanese car? - yes
    to me an accord will never be a "muscle car" , just a fast rice rocket...
  12. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic '66 Chevy crew dually   

    Steve, same around here, lots of '65's but not so many '66's. tried buying one off fleabay, it got back ordered to july....found my '66 at a mom and pop coin/model store about 120 miles from my place.....
    using all of revell's mid '60's for this one...the cabs from the '64 & '65 and the boxes from all 3 trucks.  and ya, all the parts are interchangeable. as are the amt '60 chevy's. they fit nice despite what people think, check out the
     amt '60 fleet on the revell '66 cab, nothing wrong with that. like how the amt has stake pockets
    the left over cab from the '66 will be combined with this to make a '60 chev crewcab
    and i would'nt swap my '85 K30 crew for a new truck               

  13. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic '66 Chevy crew dually   

    thanks guys! and ya Mark, crews all the way!
    waiting for my tires and 1 ton rims to hurry up and get here...removed the box floor, got some basswood for there

    little longer than the stocker...

    while waiting for rims and tires, started scabbing this together from extra parts. love '55-'57's, already got a stepper, a cameo, a panel and a crewcab, so this one will be a s-cab. rims are'nt correct (5 lug) but for once i will forego that cause i like them, and i already have them, and they fit the deserter tires nicely 

  14. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic '66 Chevy crew dually   

    thanks Leslie, Gator and JT!
    427 mostly there, frame stretched a couple times...

  15. dieseldawg142 added a post in a topic Highway thru Hell   

    Nice ^^^^^^^
    happened to be working in Hope today, some truck wrecks at his secondary yard. pretty much guarentee some of them will be on season 6.....and ya seen them here first...
    some trailers torn up                                                                                                              whole drivers side of this one was ripped open like a tuna can...

    here's that dark green truck i mentioned earlier, still not sure what it was... the lite green KW and burgandy Star look like they were rough rides...that chevy looks grouchy too

    If you ever wondered what happened to Adam Gazzola (i just happen to work with Adam's sister's husband) he drove his own truck for awhile, also drives for Jamie's "competition" just down the road from Jamie's place. Mario's is about the same size as JD towing, Adam was driving Mario's old 35 ton wrecker, now he's got a Star tridrive with a 50 ton century on it