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About livingez_123

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    So... What's Next?
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  1. livingez_123

    Cummins powered Trophy

    A good bravo out drive and all the mounts wouldn't be to bad...maybe and I'm sure a person could source all the Marine manifolds and turbo parts used. Might as well spend the money now while your young enough to enjoy it.
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    My old 04.5 dually...

    Was in an accident last Friday. Some a hole in a radio cab blew a red light going 50+ and hit a Subaru next to the Dodge and the Subaru came to rest buried into the front end of the Dodge. I got the call and I as only 10 blocks away from the scene. After all the pictures were taken I was asked to try and move the truck. I started and ran fine with no leaking fluids. My friend was terribly shaken up and after about 40min she was able to drive my Denali home and I drove the truck. She was lucky she had 7200 lbs of Dodge goodness wrapped around her. The estimate from the insurance company was just shy of 7k...it is being repaired right now. It was the only vehicle that was able to drive away from accident scene. I will try and post a picture of it.
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    Cummins powered Trophy

    So when are you going to drop a common rail into your big boat and sell them 2 SBC and out drives? No excuses now and don't say filling in the transoms two extra holes would be too much work.
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    2nd & 3rd Gen Parking Brake Adjust

    There is a rubber cover for the adjustment wheel on the backing plate,
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    Bottom painting another boat

    My arm's hurt just looking at the pictures!
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    Project EOS

    I have been driving the EOS for 5 days now and it's finally starting to come around. I had some terrible negative camber on the rear tires and it was so bad it chewed up the inside edge of a fairly new tire. I started with -4.8 on one side and -3.5 on the other. When I was done I had -1.0 and -.85 I need to check the toe but I looks close enough for now. The rear camber adjustment on the MK5 and up VW's are a pain in the rear and I have found out that several dealers are calling -2.5 and up as normal. Some owners are getting less than 20k out of their rear tires. So make sure you keep your service managers on their toes and don't settle for the std it's in spec's BS. I also have a vibration that I tracked down to a bent rim, But I have a trade deal in the works that will get me another set of nice OEM alloys with decent tires. I also had a not so small oil leak that was causing a big stink, I though it was the turbo drain line but after cleaning it up it was dry. So I searched longer and found a trail up high on the engine, so I cleaned it down with brake cleaner and narrowed it down to the right side of the engine back by the vacuum pump but I still couldn't see a clear path. I pulled the vacuum pump off and they use a steel shim type gasket and it appears to have a crease in it. Maybe it was installer error...anything is possible but who knows. I found another steel gasket and this one had a groove around it so I put a small bit of gray sealer ( my new favorite go to) around it and tightened it down. I drove it home and it's still dry under the pump so I hope the current oil smoke will go away after more driving.
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    Project EOS

    In the car...now I have a lot of toothbrush cleaning work to do on the interior.... it's really dirty.
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    Project EOS

    Well I pulled out the JVC head unit that had a bad touchscreen and put in a nice OEM touchscreen unit. While I had the bezel off I decided to wrap it...
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    ISO OEM VW wheels

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a set of 17-18" OEM VW rims. 5X112 bolt pattern. Show me what you have and a price.
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    OVERPRICED, but interesting

    Try to find a used Scotty, they are on a 2nd gen Dodge chassis
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    Project EOS

    As a matter of fact I did have bacon tonight! Thanks Ben, I just wish I had more tools at my disposal.
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    Project EOS

    Here it is!
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    Project EOS

    Also on to another project. It looks like something is missing
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    Project EOS

    I know this isn't Torque Monkey approved greatness but it's what I had to work with. Scrap aluminum and a little cutting and bending and I ended up with this...
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    New enclosed trailer

    Where is the best place to buy a new enclosed trailer in OR or WA? Most of my contacts are old and most are out of business. Looking for a 8.5x20 with or without a dovetail and ramp back door. Maybe someone has a nice used trailer?