2023 Winter Work Has Started

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  1. TRUCK ACTION

    TRUCK ACTION Grand Toyotaholic

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    Well like every winter I have changes or repair work to do after a show season
    Got started today,first up change out a damaged power steering hose, had the new one made a few weeks ago.
    At the same time replace the front Willwood brake rotors & brake pads , & change out the shocks ( 14 years ), going to QA1's front & rear.
    Repair & paint work will happen @ the front bumper, ( drag that shit on driveways every once in a while !
    And some body paint repair work.
    Photo's will come
     
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    No lie, i look forward to your annual winter updates bro.
     
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    Got the front brake/shock replacement done
    New Wilwood rotors ( the black comes off) ,new brake pads, & changed from Doetsch to QA1
    Next up the rear unnamed.png
     
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    very cool, I always love to see how these projects keep evolving. What are you hoping to gain with going to QA1s?
     
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    It was time for new shocks & I wanted to go with BILSTEIN'S but talking with one of their techs they had nothing with the same extended & collapsed dimensions of what I was running . So the next call was to QA1 & they had what I need. Will see if I notice any difference, the Doetsch are gas/oil, where as the QA1's are oil only, I have only heard good things about QA1's
     
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    Had to replace the rear calipers ,as when I removed the e-brake bracket the seal popped out on one of the calipers
    So two new ones were in order, & got them in paint 326443969_575034311173302_9010021099801070705_n.jpg
     
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    Today ,now that the paint is good & dry, I will load the calipers, install & bleed them, & get the e-brake cable back on & adjust the e-brake, clean & reinstall the wheels, & on to the next work to be done!!
     
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    Drivers side caliper would not slide over the rotor, found it wrapped & cracks in it.
    Found that the e-brake cable ( not stock) was binding on that side, cable wound not slide freely!
    Two new rotors & e-brake cable on their way.
    Back to the front bumper work!
     
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    Bumper repair work while waiting on rotors
    Filling damaged areas with weld 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg than body filler & paint work
     
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    1.jpg 2.jpg Found another problem , the front brace between the lower A-Arm supports which I had made to lay lower , damaged from hitting at speed on freeways ( fucked up road )!
    Had to remake a new one , done & wattling on new drill bits ,will finish up tomorrow.
     

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