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Prevented repairs overload

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by fernalddude, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Ok guys who have gone over the edge with repairs to get ready for the season. Been working almost every day since summer on complete rebuilds of 2 rigs like every year along with standard paint and checking everything on all the rest of rigs so they look new again. Pulling every axle, drive shaft, front end, brakes, alt test, batts, fluids, pumps on every rig. Then rebuilds of every spreader sand blast, paint motor checks, grease, seal and stickers. Plow rebuilds of power units, rams, sand blast, cutting edges, paint more stickers. Not including all the new stainless hardware bolts, washers, lock nuts ect. I found my self getting down to the small stuff this week. I was in the shop getting some clean up done and could not help myself with a couple of hours of replacing my lite bulbs in some rotors and polishing the lens covers on everything from brake lites to yellow covers on the rotors I think I need a vacation. But they look good…..:dizzy::dizzy::dizzy:
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    I found my coffee mug and washed it out ,does that count?
     
  3. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Grand your killing me.:laughing:
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I got tired just reading what you have done and are doing.....lol
     
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
     
  6. Fire Guy

    Fire Guy Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Me too. I had to have a nap lol.
     
  7. brad96z28

    brad96z28 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,526

    I thought I did alot to hose off the plow after sitting all summer.
     
  8. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Heck i just got done with a ten hour day at work then power washed 2 plows 2 salters and touch up paint on one along with moving the stuff around to get ready to paint some on friday. (got ten rigs) Just wash them down, sorry must use mine more than most payup
     
  9. sluggermn

    sluggermn Member
    Messages: 85

    wow I'm impressed!
    so far this summer I have rebuilt 2 pumps and stripped and painted them

    I replaced the intake gasket (mechanic did that one for me)

    routine maint. oil changed, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, air filter, fuel filter, ect

    replaced the front leaf springs on my F250 with 1 ton springs. ( took her to a specialist for that job)

    made a back drag edge for the blade.I wrote the program myself and cut it out on the laser and then took it over to the brake and bent it.

    am in the process of rebuilding 2 snow blower motors.

    installed my new l.e.d. light bar

    installed my new predator 10K cb antenna (puck mount bolted directly into the roof of the cab)

    had the dealer install a recall speed control wire harness.

    remodeled the entire bathroom of out home
    (yeah I'm stretching trying to look as busy and productive as you)

    mowed my lawn on a fairly regular basis

    neither of my two kids injured each other this summer ( that is a HUGE accomplishment!)

    put a little over 2000 miles on my 92 Yamaha seca II

    worked a full time job

    damm I still look like a sloth :angry:
    keep up the good work man :rolleyes::salute:

    slugger
     
  10. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    slug good work, another 10 hour day at work then in the shop to do some simple stuff paint,lites, ect. after this weekend should be done.:confused:
     
  11. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Wow, I thought driving across town to drop everything off at Jerre's was bad enough. I did get the salter frame sandblasted and repainted it and assembled with brand new shinny stainless steel nuts and bolts, whoo hooo!
     
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Pictures would really help this thread.
     
  13. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

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  14. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    That's a classic GV....lol
     
  15. carl b

    carl b PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,330

    G V . will you fix my trucks ?
     
  16. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Still looks like an old Ford to me. LOL
     
  17. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Ok just a few pics from around 8:30 am going to finish another rig today and another tonite. Hope.... Down to the last then just hang here LOLxysport

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  18. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Have enough DOT striping LOL. Looks good
     
  19. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Ok burn others out. Had to repalce the front drive train on #3 truck (dad's) then had to load up the others soon to be done.....:realmad:

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  20. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Out again today working on #2 rig breaks must be the vac booster changed everything else. Got beer, food and 60+ deg and the games on so much fun.....