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Today 07:00 PM
PhullD Just a heads up, I had trouble getting ink to stick to those labels. Pretty much every pen/marker I used bled or rubbed off easily.
Today 05:40 PM
General_Tarfun Scored a Blue Sea 6 circuit fuse block for $20 online, can't wait to install this thing my wiring is about to finally get cleaned up.
Yesterday 11:10 PM
General_Tarfun
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^^^^. Ok, one question.... did you test the stalk after putting it back together? Doesnít sound like you if you didnít.


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I was so laser focused on the turn signal function because that was the reason I rebuilt it that I didn't test the headlight function! That's what I get for doing it on a Thursday night and installing the next morning before work haha. It turns out there are a few different internal knobs that have to be aligned perfectly before you press it back in.
Yesterday 10:59 PM
SledheadX ^^^^. Ok, one question.... did you test the stalk after putting it back together? Doesnít sound like you if you didnít.


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Yesterday 10:34 PM
General_Tarfun Out on the trail yesterday afternoon and was about to head home but saw an open gate on a trail I've wanted to do for a long time so I went for it even though there was a decent amount of thunder rumbling and it was close to 7pm. The trail turned out to be a bit of a trap because it was so narrow with a huge dropoff on one side I couldn't turn around and had to follow it to the end.

When I finally got to the end (actually a merge with another trail) and was able to turn around I turned the headlights on because it was getting kind of dark out and discovered when I replaced the guts on my turn signal lever that I screwed something up and it was stuck on high beam.

I'm thinking crap I have to 1st get out of the mountains followed by at least 50 miles of highway driving so that won't work. I carry all the tools needed to work on pretty much anything fixable so in no time at all I had the switch removed and opened up. Figured out what was wrong, I even happened to have dielectric grease so I was able to regrease everything before assembly.

It's kinda weird but there's something satisfying about being deep in the mountains, miles down a narrow dark trail that I'm not even sure the name of, having a problem like that and being able to fix it before driving home to where most of my neighbors don't know how to change a headlight bulb haha.

07-20-2019 11:53 PM
General_Tarfun Had enough of making everything look nice and decided to head up to the mountains and do the opposite:

07-18-2019 11:25 AM
SledheadX ^^^. I still have to color my handles and side moldings. Now I know what Iím gonna use for sure.


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07-18-2019 11:06 AM
General_Tarfun My bedliner job on the the rear bumper trim from a couple years ago wasn't holding up too well so I pulled it off to work on it again. That was the first thing I've painted and honestly I had no idea what I was doing back then so I made more than a few mistakes made that I think led to this result:



It took about an hour to scrape all the bedliner off and I scratched it up pretty good so I need to sand it down now before painting but I noticed something interesting on it. I'd touched up some of the missing bedliner sections with that Black Satin paint I've been using on everything else lately and when I was scraping off the bedliner I had to also scrape over those sections. I thought it would probably flake off like paint normally does but instead the color was actually in the plastic, almost like a dye. It could be scratched and would still show black and not gray. I'm hoping that translates to longevity for the rest of the plastics I've painted with the stuff.
07-14-2019 03:20 PM
General_Tarfun
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How hard was it to pull off the windshield wiper cowl? I want to paint mine but last time I pulled on off on a vehicle I cracked the windshield.
That's what I was worried about too but it actually wasn't that bad. The drivers side was a little more stuck than the passenger but neither was horrible.

It helps if you have something to pry with, a long crow bar would have been great. I used a large flat tip to pry it up using the cowl itself as leverage with no problem but if I was doing it again I'd have used a wooden block or something.
07-14-2019 02:30 PM
zanethan How hard was it to pull off the windshield wiper cowl? I want to paint mine but last time I pulled on off on a vehicle I cracked the windshield.
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