2002 2500HD - Solid Axle Tow Rig

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  1. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    The new tunes are freaking perfect....best money I've ever spent. If I need an update, it only takes him a few minutes instead of several weeks to months. I can't quite explain how happy it makes me!

    Starlite Diesel is the shit!
     
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  2. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    Got a chance to try out the tow tune today. Hauled a 3/4 Suburban back to New Bern from Elizabeth City. I averaged like 13 mpg running 70. Not bad.

    I also ordered the internal parts for the transfer case build and I can get moving on that soon.

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    Sorry for that stupid half sideways picture that my buddy took.
     
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  3. YotaOnRocks

    YotaOnRocks Well-Known Member

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    What length is your trailer again? Makes the burb look short
     
  4. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    It's a 26 footer.
     
  5. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    I've just got done building the new transfer case for this rig and ordered a new rear driveshaft. I'm sure I'll get around to doing the swap soon and measuring for a front shaft as well.

    Nothing else major to report. I've just been driving and towing as usual.
     
  6. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    One of these days I need to go ahead and swap the transfer case in this thing...

    For now, I'm more worried about fixing the AC again. If you remember from several pages back, I wrecked the truck. When I did the HVAC box was broken from the fuel filter housing making contact with the drier/accumulator and pushing against the evaporator core which busted the box.

    In the winter you get cold air blowing on the passenger's feet and if you run the AC you get a wet floor. So since the AC has leaked down again, it's a good time to fix it for good. It's getting a heater core, evaporator core, and a high side conversion fitting with a schrader valve instead of the stupid rubber ball.

    Hopefully this will happen next weekend. I don't handle the heat as well as I used to...

    I got my box all cleaned up this afternoon!

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  7. usmc42

    usmc42 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good dude


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  8. Lurch830

    Lurch830 messin' with sasquatch

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    My 12 year old inner self giggled...
     
  9. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    That was really what I was aiming for. :D

    The laugh, not your inner 12 year old....
     
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  10. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    Time to blow the dust off this thread...

    After weeks of swamp ass weather, I'm finally past tired of not having AC.

    I had two small holes busted in the bottom of the new box where screw bosses were broken off. JB Weld has some plastic epoxy and it works damn good!

    I've also got a new evap core, heater core, heater core quick connects, drier, Schrader valve conversion fitting for the high side, cabin air filters, and the top door actuator that you can't get to unless you take the dash out.

    I'm headed to drop it off with a buddy tomorrow after work. He works at the local GM dealer and will assuredly be quicker to fix this than I would be, even if he's only messing with it after he gets off work.


    You can see my currently cracked HVAC box in the pictures and then there's the new box and a slew of parts. I'm ready to have AC again!

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  11. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    Good news....the dash and box came out this afternoon.

    Bad news...the firewall was buckled behind the insulation from the wreck. My buddy hammered it back as best he could. Hopefully everything will go back together like it's supposed to. We'll see!

    I may have to hit it with some great stuff to seal it up a little better, but that's not the end of the world.

    I guess absolute worst case scenario...eventually I'll do a cab swap.
     
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  12. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid More parts than a 9 dollar chicken bucket!

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    I've got AC again :D

    Here's the carnage that is my old HVAC box. I'm surprised it came out in one piece.

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    No wonder it leaked in the floor and the air came out the vents weaker than hens piss....

    I'm hoping to get the transfer case swapped in it next! :D
     
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