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2004 6.0 NV4500 Tahoe

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by Dantheman1540, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. iamdub

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    They were just on those two studs? Someone's fix for a bent wheel or hub?
     
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    That’s what I’m thinking, something was bent and they ‘fixeded it’ good
     
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    Yep on the studs, 2 of the 4 hubs had these custom spacers but there others did not. I suppose they were trying to make all 3 mismatched wheels and tires appear normal. I did however run into a snag I think the spindle that had no tire on it when I bought it is bent. Not sure if its fixable or not yet.

    Should also having the hubs in today and get the PPV wheels on it finally.
     
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    Yep looks like some Tom Foolery. Did get one ramp built yesterday and I might knock the other one out tonight. Then start stripping the deck to do some repairs and possibly add a small dove tail. 20200805_215813.jpg
     
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    First things first the bump stops are now perfect. No yoke problem and it rides as good as it did.

    Got the rack and appliques on! Looks good but still unsure about the chrome, it needs a bath badly. Had a heck of a time trying to get the appliques on all the way. Ended up lubing the 3 clips that go under the window and just kinda bopped them in gently with my hand over a microfiber towel.

    Also confirmed the trailer has a spindle that's as crooked as the Clinton's

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    I'm thinking the rack ties in nicely with the bumpers, wheels and grille. I'd leave it unless I was gonna black out everything.


    That trailer just has a little toe adjusted in to help with high-speed stability and steering response.
     
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    Thank you. Its due for its quarterly wash and wax this weekend so I'll see how it like it when everything is clean. Might even pick up some chrome polish and attempt to clean up the stain on the back bumper from the exhaust.

    I suppose I could tow the other spindles on the trailer and then it could crab walk.
     
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    Slowly chipping away at the crust caboose. Got the new axle in today and finally got it on it's own 4 wheels again. Decided before I spend a bunch of time in fab work repairing the under structure, building fenders and finishing the ramps I ought to go pull the thing around to see if it even pulls good.

    I was impressed. It pulled straight and true no crab walk. Didn't squat the rear much even though it could use a hitch riser, and it felt great at 75mph. Another week or 2 of work and it should be ready for a load!

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    Awesome news. Probably a relief to know it tows good huh.
     
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    Yeah after I realized how bent the axle was and how bad the rear of the trailer deck is I started getting worried. But my neighbor rode behind me on his golf cart and said it looked near perfect. I even took it down a section of wash board to see how it does and it was really smooth.

    Still have to cut the rest of the rear deck off, remove the old slide in ramp rails, add supports so the sheet metal doesn't sag and reinforce the end rail so it will hold the ramps. Shouldn't be too difficult just time consuming.

    Oh and wire lights which I think I'm going to go a minimalist approach with those.
     
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