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by d3athm3talh3ad
Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: INTERIOR
Topic: Re-sewn seat covers
Replies: 13
Views: 9360

Re: Re-sewn seat covers

very nice work...i am looking forward to the pictures, i've been thinking of doing this as well...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:56 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2536
Views: 447166

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

replacement manifold came in, and it fits! also ordered some airbag parts today...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2536
Views: 447166

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

found out the s-10 exhaust manifolds won't work that were on the replacement engine as the pipe will be hitting a motor mount, and the right manifold that was on the van originally is warped, probably from when the original engine blew a head gasket and the previous owner ran it hot...ordered one of...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2536
Views: 447166

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

towed the van to the exhaust shop with no incidents...it vibrates like crazy, most likely due to the tires flat spotted from sitting so long, but they're dry rotting so replacements have been added to the to-do list, and i'm thinking i may go ahead and replace the idler arms as it wiggles a little t...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2536
Views: 447166

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

installed the battery tray...re-zip tied up the harness, removed a bunch of clips, wire ties, velcro and misc. stuff the previous owner added to the ceiling/walls....started straightening the floorboard in the rear with a jack and piece of 4x4...unfortunately work vans get used as work vans...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2536
Views: 447166

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

bolted on the l/f wheel now that it holds air, bought some bolts for the battery tray, j-hooks and a hold down for the battery...had the battery tested and it's shot, as i figured it would be, got some prices on batteries and will look at getting one when it gets back from the exhaust shop...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2536
Views: 447166

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

replaced the battery cable to the starter...cleaned it out, removed the driveshaft and pulled the l/f wheel off so i can get it sealed to hold air long enough to tow it to the exhaust shop for all new pipe...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Sun Nov 10, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2536
Views: 447166

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

replaced the upper fan shroud, couldn't find anyone who sells the lower, was a real ordeal as the lower would break if you looked at it wrong ](*,) ...also cut off all the rusted bolts holding the broken battery tray on...need to pick up some new hardware this week, but painted the new one and set i...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: a few years ago I copied this from a magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 2497

Re: a few years ago I copied this from a magazine

http://backissues.com/titles/Sport-Truck-Magazine/46?sortBy=codeAsc this site lists the november '93 issue of sport trucks listed in one of your pictures, with 4 available for purchase...looking through the '94 issues i see several i recognize, and might still have...they have no minitruckin' issues...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: ELECTRICAL
Topic: cruise control questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: cruise control questions

thanks guys...i've been good, busy, but good...checking in here and there when i can...the constant bombardments of snow storms have stopped work on my van, but work and a new puppy to train have taken up the time that the van had occupied for now...if there comes a break in the weather soon, will p...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: ELECTRICAL
Topic: cruise control questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: cruise control questions

it's on my long list of things to do, but i've looked into it on my '89...i'm lucky enough to have an '89 s-10 blazer with the 4.3 and cruise control for a donor, and after looking though a couple wiring diagrams and part #'s though alldata.com, i've found that the components should swap over to my ...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: removing hinge pins..rear doors 2003 astro
Replies: 5
Views: 3237

Re: removing hinge pins..rear doors 2003 astro

did this a couple months ago, and the easiest way i found was to use a hacksaw on the top grooves in the hinges, sawzall in the bottom grooves where the curve of the body doesn't interfere with the blade...removed the door and pound the pins out of the doors, then drill through the tops of the pins ...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2536
Views: 447166

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

got the passenger side rear door mounted this evening, and the door lock cylinder swapped...hope to get the driver's side done tomorrow evening...
by d3athm3talh3ad
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:23 am
Forum: WHEELS
Topic: Mesh Style Wheels For Astro...
Replies: 6
Views: 3602

Re: Mesh Style Wheels For Astro...

if you have a competant machine shop nearby, they should be able to re-drill the hubs and drums...nissan hardbody and older mazda mini-truckers have been having this done for years since there are few 6-lug rims that tuck inside the fenders, so they usually get them drilled to 5x4.75 or 5x4.5 to ope...