Family Truckster Vol. 2

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I got the headliner done today at Leon's headliners at the Barnyard Flea Market. Looks good, reasonable at $375.

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Since I took everything out of it for that job, I thought a little about my back of truck sleeping arrangements. It's plenty long and about 52" wide. I'm not sure if I want to get a full air mattress and squeeze it in or just get a twin and have some extra room down the side.

Now I need to order a driver seat base cover from the seat shop and the interior will be all good.
 

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Thats awesome! what does something like that run? I didnt know replacement parts like that were available.
It's $209 for a bucket base, $219 for a back. They have replacement foam, heaters, arm rests, head rests, etc. This company pretty much started with the gmt800 trucks and have expanded to a few ford's, grand cherokees...
 

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Keeping with my pattern of overdoing things with this rig, I put a ginormous trans cooler on it. This is a Tru-Cool 40k with brackets from some random guy off the internet. The kit works out pretty well. It positions the cooler where the driver side line fits just by removing from the clip. The passenger side gets cut and rotated, then put back together with a compression fitting he supplies.

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Factory one for comparison.

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#51
I need to put a bigger one in my F150. Towing small loads such as my boat I see 175-180 degrees and I just feel like it should be lower.... But its also usually above 90 degrees temps outside when i'm towing that.
 

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Did my first and probably only automatic fluid and filter change. I had talked myself out of it a few times but finally did it. Fluid was dark but didn't smell burnt. Nothing on the magnet, nothing concerning in the pan. Hopefully it's healthy and good for another 200k.

I'll happily pay the ~$100 for someone else to do it from now on. I'm tired of working on things under vehicles.
 

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I had been looking for radios to come back in stock and happened to catch a Pioneer DMH-2660NEX come in late one evening before going to bed. I wanted a back up camera to be able to hitch trailers by myself and the last camping trip driving up by myself really made me want hands free and nav. I've never had anything with phone mirroring so decided to give it a shot.

There's a lot more involved in this than the last one I did (either Dad's '94 Camaro or my '02 Civic).
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One evening during the week I made all the harnesses connections.
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Today I finished up the backup camera and put in the data port for Android Auto.
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I had the battery load tested and it checked out "ok" but the guy said the machine said it was near end of life. I killed it just sitting in the garage installing the radio, so figured especially with winter coming and this one living outside I'd go ahead and replace it. Optima was the only AGM I could get with top and side posts, so we'll give them another shot.

When I went to install the new one I saw that there were no threads left on the positive terminal screw. Basically just shoved in the hole... For some reason I had a new terminal in a random drawer so all good now.

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