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Mr Cribb's 94 Extended cab Z71

Discussion in 'GM - Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, GMC, Hummer, Pontiac,' started by mr cribb, December 21, 2015.

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  1. mr cribb

    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    My truck will be home later today so I can start the tear down. It is getting heavier duty bumpers so this doesn't happen again.
     
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  3. Josh P

    Josh P Shaggin Wagon Elite Explorer

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    Hopefully no one needed to ride in the meat wagon.
     
  4. mr cribb

    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    The offenders rode to the hospital. Don't know anything beyond that, nor do I care. I know they survived due to the airbags in the Ford.

    I got the bumper tore off to assess the situation a little bit more. It's not as bad as it looks. I do need the obvious radiator support, two fenders, and a drivers inner fender.
     
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    My first aerostar didn't fare as well in its wreck. A 2005 Malibu pulled out in front of me, the only car on the road. It was sunset and they didn't have lights on so they got hit with my foot still on the gas. That car flew a good 15 feet knocking over a pregnant woman and her boyfriend on the sidewalk.
     
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    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    I had a similar situation with this wreck, I never had time to get off the gas. No skid marks, no nothing. Just a straight smash into the Focus at 25 mph. They were traveling west, I spun them 180* facing east upon their stopping point, on a sidewalk at that. Fortunately no pedestrians were present.
     
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    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    THE REBUILD:
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    NEW BUMPERS:
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    NEW HOOD, NEW MIRRORS, CAB LIGHTS:
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    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    INTERIOR REHAB:
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    ALL LIT UP:
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    I'd give you the right of way with that guard on the front of that truck.
     
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    Really digging the truck man!
     
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    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    Not a lot has happened with the truck. I upgraded the fuel pump and pressure spring in the throttle body. I put tailpipes back on the truck, because I got tired of the drone in the cab. I can hear myself think now.

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    Finished the bed in bedliner:
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  12. mr cribb

    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    Drove the truck to my girlfriends house in eastern Missouri earlier this month, and I’m quite surprised how it drove.

    Given all the power I have, keeping my speed between 60-65 mph, I’m getting 15.5 mpg. That’s not bad for a well built truck with 250 pounds of bumpers (combined weight) on each end.

    I had the truck aligned in August after I replaced the steering gear box and steering shaft, it tracks straight down the road like it should.
     
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    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    Still no serious updates, I have relocated from NE Oklahoma to SE Missouri.

    I have however gathered most of the pieces to do a 95-98 dash swap. That will be the next undertaking, my first Z71 was a 97 with the dash style I speak of, and I just really prefer it to the dated square dash I currently have. People will ask how come I didn't buy that style to begin with? Because 99% of those trucks were automatic, and I don't do automatics in trucks, so I took what I could get when I landed my current 5 speed truck, plus my late grandmother helped buy the truck for me, so there's sentimental value there.
     
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    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    Almost a year later, I had honestly forgot about this thread.

    Rust repair and repaint:

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    Lights blacked out/ plastics repainted:

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    My son making sure I had my decal line straight:

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    My old 1997 Z71 from 2006-2007
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    heck yeah the little dude is a helper!
    I'm loving this truck and thread, thanks for sharing :)
    FYI two gallons of Monstaliner with all the things needed to roll it on runs about $350, with the $$$ you put into Rustoleum or Duplicolor or whatever you can have Monstaliner
     
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    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    Yeah little man LOVES to be outside, I figure I will have him turning wrenches before long.

    I hadn’t heard of monstaliner before, thanks for the tip. If I calculate all the liner material I bought, I might have $300- $350. I probably have two cans in the bed. The can in the picture wasn’t empty, so there’s still some left. I have brushed it all over my truck several times, over the years. The bottom is gloss black spray paint, and the grey is charcoal grey gloss rustoleum spray paint.
     
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    @410Fortune

    I’m also back in a first generation explorer again, and I hope to finish what @red.EDDIE.4x4 started, so if you’re interested keep your eyes peeled for the updates.
     
  19. mr cribb

    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    I got a little bit more done on Monday 3/18, I finally sorted out a parking light/ turn signal malfunction. I was getting power on the socket, but nothing on the turn signal side. Long story short, as this issue has plagued me for several months where weather and family activities have hindered progress, it was the junction point where they all tied together because it had corroded.

    I love how simple it was to repair, the signal indicator was lit up on the dash as a clue but because i was getting power to the socket, I was thinking it was in something I had done when I wired up my dash swap.

    I am really looking forward to driving this truck again, I haven't driven it since I started my dash project only a few little things to go and it will be done.
     
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    mr cribb US Army Retired Elite Explorer

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    Update:

    I drove it and forgot about how much fun it was to drive. Then, I noticed I had a couple issues: 1) a battery drain, so I fixed that with a cutoff switch. 2) another left side sidemarker light issue, so I sourced another light harness from a truck that doesn’t have them built into the wiring harness, known as the work truck package with the 5x7 single headlights.

    Now to reassemble things and put them back together.
     

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