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Betty's "I want to be a mule" progress log thread

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    1. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      One time were were getting ready to head home from Ouray KOA. Fuel pump would not turn on with key. Man I miss Tbars4 being around because he was gong to help swap the fuel pump right there before himself heading home to California.( Miss ya Ted)

      But first he jiggled the relay and all was well. I was in such a stress mode I forgot all about the relay. Just the thought of one dying "out there" is the driving force for this modification I should have performed years ago IMO. As a rule of thumb, a fuel pump will die at the worst possible moment while you are far from home. Either pay the ransom at a shop or drop the tank right there in the dirt are your only options without a trap door.
       
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      Since it is the stock unit, and you now have the hole cut out, I would just replace the pump before you go on your next trip, and use the stocker for a spare to bring with. That's exactly what I did for our trip last year to CO.
       
    4. Turdle

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      LoL why'd ya glue it on? That's what screws nuts and bolts are for.
       
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      Well ok, not glue, silicone sealer and screws. Air-water noise sealer has to be applied and I had no weatherstrip foam on hand, which might be a better choice.
       
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      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      hehehe fair enough... You know what you have to do now.
       
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      i was just about to say grab some of that stuff they put between the top of the box sides of trucks and the cap. should work i would think.
       
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      The wind fairing on my roof rack had a Curt logo. stupid people would say "hi curt" to me.

      That had to change, and, since I had some powder left over from the bumpers I just shot over the existing stuff. Fooling around mainly because I really intended to ditch it altogether.
      I was able to pull this off so I'll run it for a while. No more Curt advertisement here. 001.JPG
      You can't see the Mountaineer logo well enough in the above, here is a close up, dead center showing base of antenna mount. 002.JPG
       
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      Excellent, subtle, sweet.
       
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      Very nice
       
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      If bags of top soil go for 5 bux per 100 lbs, I just washed about 15 bux worth out of this ol dirty gal. This truck lived for over 10 years on a dusty road. I'll never get all the dust out.

      First I blew out all I could with a bow gun, then I pulled the drain plugs, got them soaking in soapy water and washed them. Some windex, a scrub brush and garden hose sprayer to avoid high pressure wiring saturation. Blew out all the channels, and crevices. Gonna look for infiltration spots and use some silicone sealer if I find em.




      Now a wet towel wipe down.

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      Awesome! let me know if you run into any electrical problems, or other negative side effects. I'd love to give Eddie a good thorough cleaning.
       
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      I will. The harness seems to be real tight, no connectors in the channels. I made sure to keep the spray away from the ones under the seat, and to the rear wiper washer near rear passenger seat.
       
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      18 years ago, Betty was in bits and pieces, probably rolling down an assembly line wanting to be a SUV. She didn't know yet her owner would subject her to 25 miles per day of dirt roads, and 2 large dogs with white hair that shed all over sh!t. Being a smart truck, she blew her heater core so a guy like me could rescue her.

      Back to the story. The cleanup. Facebook said you could mix hair conditioner with water for a quick "wax as you dry" solution.

      Happy Birthday Betty.





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      The glare in the next picture hides a real nasty scratch.


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      She looks better than new, and 20 years old, good times.
       
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      Thanks Don.

      So I got this hole. sound and rodents can get in even with the carpet, bottom boot, and trim boot installed.

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      I also got a silicone oven mitt.

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      Hmmm.

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      Just need to screw or rivet it down, the lower boot and carpet will hold it also.
       
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      If you have rodents coming in(mice I presume), they will keep going through there, until you erase their scent from the entire area, and have a very good barrier.

      I'd find the best odor cleaning chemical, and spray/scrub that on thoroughly, around the hole underneath, and inside. The mice, like ants, trace their old paths by smell, which leads them back to the hole.

      I think that kind of cover can work(help), but it may need to be doubled, placed on the underside as well. I'd try some leather or rubber also as an outer layer(with bigger holes than the glove material), plus the gloves inside.

      Good luck, I've seen mice eat through cement sealant(fills holes in cement). We had mice coming in along an underground water pipe, sealing the hole around the pipe didn't stop them. Poison took care of it slowly, but they were not stopped from getting inside. Try to erase their scent trails.
       
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      I know what ya meant as you told me that story and your just prepping for future trips.

      But... I stuff holes with sos pads before sealing them up. They chew it, and croak. Might not be a good deal on a rig, as it might promote rust, but for the home, yeah, works like a charm.
       
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      I have a 100% kevlar oven mitt which I also never use, I might lay it down first. Kevlar will challenge the little bastages.

      Main goal is sound deadening. A lot of sound comes up through there.
       
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      huh.... I've never had any issues with the opening for the shifter. either rodents, or sound. I have a B&M Shifter boot on it, and the original F-150 Shifter boot over that one. No problems.... yet.
       
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      Oh crap, yeah, last year they got into my console, opened a pack of cigarettes and jacked one without even asking. Got all the cookies out and they went for the tobacco. @traveler doesn't smoke or eat cookies so his truck is safe. :)

      I have cleaned the console out since, but I am going to use Don's advice to clean it up real good with pet kennel cleaner stuff when it comes back out for carpet fitment. Thanks Don for the "not nice mice trail" tip.
       

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