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I am having an anti super bowl party in the shop with the dogs tonight.
I have good beer and the stereo going. The girlfriend is cooking up some tasty dinner and relaxing before her weeks starts.

I just quickly brainstormed a back up hood latch cable from a broken OEM one I had left over.
I routed it above the intercooler then to behind the turn signal of the drivers side. I will grind down the cable end stop to fit in the factory hood latch along with the stock main cable.

In the advent of a broken main cable, I will have to take off my turn signal to access my hidden spare cable. I didn't want it rubbing against the radiator or intercooler in the wind when cruising down the road so it is attached and snug against the bottom of the core support in its factory cable sheath.

It will be much faster than any other method to get the hood open in a time of need.

I am grabbing a second beer and headed out to the shop to work on the 2wd RC a bit. Enjoy the game tonight for whomever is watching it.
Iím doing the same in the shop only thing that I like about the super bowl is the commercials
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The wife is watching a Six Million Dollar Man rerun and I'm reading DTR.
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I have all the brackets and bolts on my shop table for the front of the rear leaf spring drop and rear of the rear shackle flip. The drop brackets from Archive Garage look like quality pieces.
I also ordered some longer shackles from Summit on Friday.
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I have all the brackets and bolts on my shop table for the front of the rear leaf spring drop and rear of the rear shackle flip. The drop brackets from Archive Garage look like quality pieces.
I also ordered some longer shackles from Summit on Friday.
Did they come powder coated, or raw steel?
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It just looks like paint.
He said he could get them to me faster and cheaper, if he didn't have to paint them. I don't like painting in the shop, if I can help it, as I don't like working in a shop full of paint fumes. I told him to paint them if it takes a bit longer that is fine.
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I drove Poncho into the shop to get it ready for a punch list of stuff that is planned for it during Wrench Week.
I smiled to myself as I drove it around in the 16 plus inches of packed sun beaten snow to get it out of the pole barn. With the hubs locked, the big 35 BFGs, in 4L the truck just tanked right through it like it was not there.
Man I just love these old 1st gens.
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Poncho got some love over the past week. I had a lot of help from a couple of friends over Wrench Week.

The front axle was completely gone through. The brake system was fine so it was just checked out and replaced with what was pulled off.
What started out as just replacing 2 axle U-joints turned in to a full pull the ring and pinion rebuild. Everything was resealed and new bearing and races as well. We found wear starting on the races that made us lean towards full rebuild.

The drivers side of the motor was worked on as well. I got the passenger side refreshed and re-sealed over Christmas break with some help from my daughter so that side was good to go.
The VE pump was pulled, cleaned and gone fully through with a new Bosch kit and a 366 spring.

While there was room the tappet cover got pulled and re-sealed. Then a new HVLP Lift pump set up from The Hungry Diesel was installed. It runs a steady 10 PSI at idle now.

The rear suspension received a new spring hanger drop along with a custom shackle flip and much longer rear shackles. It seems much softer now...at least from the jump up and down on the rear bumper test. I need to do some final adjustments to get it to what I want, then I can test drive it.

Blue Goose sounds like he will post a few pictures of the work on the truck that happened over Wrench Week.
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