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Those GM steering columns can be a "real pain in the butt" . I ended up buying a good one from a junk yard. It had a tilt wheel ! So that was a bonus.* Replaced the rusted out front battery tray with a freshly painted one (has more contact points, too).
* Painted the exposed rusty areas of the inner fender below the tray.
* Installed front battery hold down.
* Finished installing a tag bracket / light - just need to wire.
* Installed the pintle hitch cotter pin chain.
* Tore down the stupid steering column a little more - I'm about to yank it and start fresh.
Yeah, someone had already installed a tilt column in my truck. But, the second bearing was dropping the ball bearings, making the steering wheel loose front to back. So, that's where I'm at right now.Those GM steering columns can be a "real pain in the butt" . I ended up buying a good one from a junk yard. It had a tilt wheel ! So that was a bonus.
It does feel good to finish a project goal you set for yourself. The problem with mine is they are years in the making .I’m very pleased to report that as of about 10 minutes ago, all of the rust holes I found in the floor of my wife’s M1009 have been repaired. My goal was to finish the entire floor before winter, so now it’s on to painting and lining the rear areas. Driver and passenger position were done earlier in the summer.
It feels grear to make so much progress in what very little spare time I have!
Why do the hubs stick out so far ? The dually hubs on mine look like this. Stock backspacing H1s bolt right up, the hubs do not stick out past the tires.View attachment 741229View attachment 741230
Finally installed new set of tires.
They Were way past due.
Been gone flying a lot lately and haven’t had time until today
Was planning on Michelin’s, but decided on Coopers All Terrain.
For what I use truck for, these will be fine.
Stock size and E rated.
Made in USA
Rides and handles great
Saved some money
Angle of pic makes it seem worse than it is.
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