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« Reply #765 on: January 03, 2015, 05:23:59 PM »

Also decided I would build some winter front inserts for the grille.

First I made templates out of some thin cardboard.  You only need to make one for the upper, and one for the lower and then just flip them for the other side.



I grabbed some of that corrugated plastic sign material from a Home Depot when they were clearing out the seasonal summer plants....Free!  



I just drilled a couple holes, and then used some long zip ties to hold them in place.






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« Reply #766 on: January 03, 2015, 05:27:48 PM »

Cute!
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« Reply #767 on: January 03, 2015, 06:49:19 PM »

I use brass bar.  When the end gets beat up I just cut it off.  Use a dead blow hammer
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« Reply #768 on: January 04, 2015, 07:04:54 AM »

Change the title of this post - wrong year listed.  (Not to mention Dodge did not build a Cummins truck in '84.)
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« Reply #769 on: January 06, 2015, 08:21:22 PM »

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Change the title of this post - wrong year listed.  (Not to mention Dodge did not build a Cummins truck in '84.)

Done....Hope it's less offensive now....

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« Reply #770 on: January 08, 2015, 08:37:18 AM »

Not offensive, just confusing.
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« Reply #771 on: January 08, 2015, 06:10:14 PM »

Quote from: Snotty
Not offensive, just confusing.

I know...just bugging you....


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« Reply #772 on: January 15, 2015, 05:26:53 PM »

Having some brake squeal and wear issues on the crewcab.

Drivers side is wearing fine, inside and outside pads are making contact fine. But pass side is hanging up and both pads are not engaging properly. I have cleaned caliper track surfaces of all paint and debris. There is a little bit of wear on the caliper brackets where the inner pad rides, but I don't think it's enough to cause any "hang up" issues. Everything looks good, but that one side refuse to work properly.

With the drivers side doing most of the front braking I now have a warped rotor as well...:whyme:

Also the front end is starting to develop a "clunk" or ""bang" when I angle up to get a line on backing into a parking spot.  When I turn the wheel to either side, left or right, and start to back up and turn the wheel to adjust my angle...occasionally it will make this noise.  

It doesn't have to be a full lock turn to make the noise either.  Had it make the noise today when I left work, making a left out of the parking stall....first time it's done it going forward.

Going to have to climb under there tomorrow and see if I can find what's going on.


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« Reply #773 on: January 16, 2015, 03:31:24 PM »

And the caliper is not frozen up?  Sometimes they can go bad out of the rebuilders shop
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« Reply #774 on: January 16, 2015, 05:27:34 PM »

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And the caliper is not frozen up?  Sometimes they can go bad out of the rebuilders shop

Could be....I'm goign to have my neighbour help me tomorrow and see if I'm getting good pressure to the caliper, and maybe run the piston out farther in the bore and then crank it back down and in.  Maybe it will work something loose and it will function properly afterwards?

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« Reply #775 on: January 16, 2015, 05:27:39 PM »

Well it was a beautiful sunny day here today, Probably about 10*C (50*F) in the sun, so I climbed around under the front of the truck with my pry bar and start trying to find the source of the clunk/bang.

After about 5 minutes or so I finally located my noise.....turns out the rad support bolt had come loose.  Both had backed off at least 1/2".  So I drained the cooling system, removed rad and shroud, and then contorted myself to be able to hold a wrench on the top of the bolt, and then tighten up the nut from underneath with a long extension and ratchet.

I had used a couple used stover nuts when I assembled it the first time, but clearly they had lost their "stover" and were just regular nuts. ;)  So I tossed on a couple new stover nuts and torqued it all down.

Hope that eliminates that noise.  :)


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« Reply #776 on: January 16, 2015, 06:46:32 PM »

Now you have to get it to stop straight
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« Reply #777 on: January 17, 2015, 09:12:11 AM »

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Now you have to get it to stop straight

That's the thing...even though the left side is doing most of the front braking....it does not pull....???

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« Reply #778 on: January 17, 2015, 11:46:04 AM »

Is the inside worn more than the outside?
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« Reply #779 on: January 19, 2015, 11:23:47 AM »

What about the brake flex line having damage inside and fluid is causing a block because the inner lining has a hole or crack and fills with fluid, blocking the pressure? As far as the steering cluck goes, check the bolts on the steering box itself, which can come loose, or a crack in the frame where it attaches. Didn't you do work on that? Look for shiny spots for contact locations.

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