Rocket Man's 2008 Bagged CC Silverado Build AKA "THE MACHINE"

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Thanks for being the guinea pig. I'm always looking at them when I go there but, unless I have a need for it at that moment, I don't get one. I definitely won't get one if I have to spend the big bucks to have one worth bringing home. I've made it this far without...
I might just return it, idk. I hate having a great idea of a tool instead of a great tool. I’ll give a replacement a try first I guess.
 

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I might just return it, idk. I hate having a great idea of a tool instead of a great tool. I’ll give a replacement a try first I guess.

No worries if you do or don't. I'm gonna do like I always do and look for a deal on Marketplace for a used quality brand. Searching everywhere between New Orleans and Houston ;)
 

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No worries if you do or don't. I'm gonna do like I always do and look for a deal on Marketplace for a used quality brand. Searching everywhere between New Orleans and Houston ;)
Good idea, I might give that a try. Do you have any cheats on enlarging the search area? All I can do is expand it to 100 miles or enter specific cities. It would be nice to have a search that covers half the country like search tempest does for Craigslist.
 

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Good idea, I might give that a try. Do you have any cheats on enlarging the search area? All I can do is expand it to 100 miles or enter specific cities. It would be nice to have a search that covers half the country like search tempest does for Craigslist.

You know how often a used quality tool is better than a new cheap tool. I posted about it elsewhere, but I scored a ~$90 DeWaLT Grinder for $40 today from Marketplace.

I'm still very new to FB- just a few months and only use it for Marketplace. So, if there is a cheat, I don't know about it. I used to daily CL and/or Search Tempest. Not since Marketplace. I should stop in, though.

I just manually search where I'm gonna be working that day. I'm headed to Pasadena and Houston this weekend, so I'll be checking those markets between here and there.
 

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Try and App called “offer up”. My wife said it’s similar to the FB one you guys were talking about.

Parking inside (which I do) would also go a long way in prevention. UV-reflecting windshield tint and, if it exists, a conditioner for the plastic just like what's available for leather seats to keep them soft and pliable.
Parked mine inside it’s whole life and when I didn’t a window visor was put up even though I have UV-tint. Dash still cracked.
^Stories like this^
Make me never want to unplug anything, EVER. It is my luck a simple repair turns into a week long event. Probably because I don’t have a spare vehicle.
A week, to a month, almost done a year later…it happens to the best of us.
The "trick up my sleeve" came through. Ordered the dash this afternoon for $483.60. It's coming from Michigan, so it'll be about a week.

That was the one I planned on ordering! Kidding…glad that good ole MI could help out.
 

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Try and App called “offer up”. My wife said it’s similar to the FB one you guys were talking about.


Parked mine inside it’s whole life and when I didn’t a window visor was put up even though I have UV-tint. Dash still cracked.

A week, to a month, almost done a year later…it happens to the best of us.


That was the one I planned on ordering! Kidding…glad that good ole MI could help out.

Whale... shít. I had this whole plan to get a new windshield, tint it (for UV reflection, not make it dark), research what type of plastic the dash is made of and what chemicals I can apply to it to keep it fresh, add additional support and reinforcement, etc.

I guess there's a warehouse in Flint? That's where it shipped from. A dealer supply warehouse perhaps?
 
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Mind sharing this trick? How the hell did you get one for $483.60 shipped @iamdub ?

It wasn't so much as a "trick". I guess I should've said "ace up my sleeve". A friend of mine (Jeff) asked his dad, a service manager at a local Chevrolet dealership, if he could help me out and he did. So that was my ace that came through.
 

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It wasn't so much as a "trick". I guess I should've said "ace up my sleeve". A friend of mine (Jeff) asked his dad, a service manager at a local Chevrolet dealership, if he could help me out and he did. So that was my ace that came through.
I like new friends, especially dads who know managers with connections at Chevy dealerships and GM warehouses.
 

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Well f**k. I did my usual grocery shopping this morning and as I was backing into my driveway the truck suddenly stopped going in reverse. I’m in the middle of the road and wondering if I just lost reverse so I put it in drive and pull forward and try again. Nope wouldn’t back up. I pulled forward again, out of the middle of the road and kinda on the side so people can get by. I tried reverse again and nope. Then I try to pull forward more and nope. Wouldn’t budge so I figure I’m out of the way so let’s look under it. As soon as I go to the passenger side I see the problem. The tie rod must have broke I’m thinking because that wheel is supposed to be pointed straight ahead.
 

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