My Dodge Truck Project (Cummins Inside)

ck80

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What do you know about snow, GA boy? :p
Born and raised, worked 2 careers in the northeast. Except for 2 years of it in North jersey/South NY, I ranged from Vermont, to new Hampshire, through mass ct and RI. Even built an off grid cabin in the Adirondacks on rented timberland

Lots of snow driving, I had some great old fashioned shows that would push my 87 cutlass with the buick 6 up unplowed hills where the air dam was pushing snow and you saw the differential dragging a groove like the car had nuts :LOL:

Of course, when I was poor in high school I ran snows in the summer too. I got tires with good tread but worn out studs and pulled out the studs by the hundreds with pliers in the driveway.

Oh the memories you bring back
 
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ck80

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All good ones I assume, none of you digging a stuck @$s car out of a snowbank in a blizzard
I had skills, never once got a car or truck stuck. Good driving, better equipment, and appropriate decisions make that happen.
 
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I had skills, never once got a car or truck stuck. Good driving, better equipment, and appropriate decisions make that happen.
I haven't put dedicated snow tires on vehicle in years but there really is no replacement for them. 3PMSF tires are good, much better than all seasons, but still not as good as studded snows.
 
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I pulled the truck into the garage earlier this week to try and band aid some of the rust forming on the bed sides. I peeled away the loose paint and rust as much as I could and brushed on some POR-15 that I had laying around. I had to restrain myself a bit because I easily could've started poking holes and before I'd know it, I'd be ready to replace the bed sides. That would be the right way to fix this but I'm not looking to do that, I just want to buy a bit more time before I need to address it.
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After I got the POR-15 on I drove over to the PPG dealer and got a pint of Emerald Green Shopline Acrylic Enamel mixed up so I can top coat the POR-15. This stuff has gone up in price, paid $41 for this pint. I use to buy this stuff for $15-25 a pint just a few years ago.
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I spent a lot of time today cleaning the exterior. Probably the most thorough cleaning it has had since I've owned it. I washed and clayed then polished the paint with Meguiars 205 on my DA polisher and finished with a coat of Mothers California Gold liquid wax. It got dark before I got any good pictures.
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Also I found out these exist and I'm dying to find a (reasonably priced) set for this truck.
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