Newbie Curious What I Missed

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AtlantaSBR

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Still waiting on my EUC to be approved and I am accumulating parts for my new truck:

Converting to 4-man and have already purchased most of the parts for that including rear seat bases, seatbelt kits, Breton Kit with doors & c pillar. Have headlights and rear light as well as gas pedal, wipers and blades.

Probably forgetting a few more things.

I feel pretty good about where I stand but the thread from the NYer has me more nervous.

Here is my truck:



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DREDnot

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Nice rig. It seems to have a shelter mount kit for that compressed air foam system.
You may need shorter tailgate latches to replace the spaced out versions that are part of the shelter mount kit.
 

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Big question to me would be did you end up with a GM engine or a GEP. 2000 was the change year. I think GM. See the bar code decal, that’s a GM thing. I also don’t think that engine has ever been removed or rebuilt which is a good thing. Given the engine is NA, most likely the cracks that happened to the stressed 6.5TD engines in pickups may not have occurred. Truck looks great and had a super easy life as a firefighting rig.
 

AtlantaSBR

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Big question to me would be did you end up with a GM engine or a GEP. 2000 was the change year. I think GM. See the bar code decal, that’s a GM thing. I also don’t think that engine has ever been removed or rebuilt which is a good thing. Given the engine is NA, most likely the cracks that happened to the stressed 6.5TD engines in pickups may not have occurred. Truck looks great and had a super easy life as a firefighting rig.
I was hopeful it was a GEP but I guess I won’t know until it arrives and I can take a look.

The fact it was a firefighting truck is a big part of why I got it. In my head I have pictured it not doing to much and due to its history I am hopeful there aren’t any big mechanical issues hiding out there.


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fasttruck

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If you have not already done so, while you are accumulating parts also accumulate the pubs: operators manual, organizational maintenance manual, parts book, lubrication order. These can be found in the TM section on this site and in digital or paper format elsewhere.\Don't make a move without the pubs. Grease is cheap, parts are expensive. A military HMMWV as somewhat more grease points than a civilian Hummer. Neglect them at your own peril.
 

AtlantaSBR

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If you have not already done so, while you are accumulating parts also accumulate the pubs: operators manual, organizational maintenance manual, parts book, lubrication order. These can be found in the TM section on this site and in digital or paper format elsewhere.\Don't make a move without the pubs. Grease is cheap, parts are expensive. A military HMMWV as somewhat more grease points than a civilian Hummer. Neglect them at your own peril.
Thanks! I have already downloaded all the relevant TMs.

What grease does everyone use on their trucks? I saw some folks sourcing GAA grease but figure you can use something else as well.


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