The Purple Monkey Dishwasher TBSS

motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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Nov 18, 2009
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I've been thinking about adding this here for a while. Being the accomplished family hauler and race car... err... truck that it is, it contains some interesting information. We originally bought this 2007 TrailBlazer SS back in 2008 after the gas crunch/economic down turn for less than half of its retail price. It would take about 6 years before we managed to put a baby seat in it - but that was its intended purpose (and some poor planning got it on Drag Week in 2016). It remained my wife's daily driver until 2015 when she got her Colorado, and I got a Procharger. She's had a lot of drama, damage, and modifications over the years (my wife too for that matter), many of which are captured here (the truck, not my wife):

Build thread:
https://tbssowners.com/forums/membe...rple-monkey-dishwasher-tbss-build-thread.html

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Runs 11s:
https://ls1tech.com/forums/11-second-club/1846606-tbss-11s.html

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Among the fastest Stock Bottom End AWD TBSSes in the World (7th fastest at the time of this post):
https://tbssowners.com/forums/track-racing/97840-**official-1-4-mile-fast-list**.html

And how to spend a King's ransom on a shoddy transmission.
https://ls1tech.com/forums/automatic-transmission/1882228-4l70e-build-tbss.html

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I'll keep the journey going here...
 
motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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Today's activities included detailing this behemoth. Started by hitting the underhood area with some Scrubbing Bubbles doing some degreasing... smells lovely now. My pressure washer took exception to the paint on my throttle body - LOL.

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Washed the truck with the new foam canon - works as advertised. Smells like Honeydew. With the truck all clean the hard water stains and scratches were irking me. I hate waxing and the like - but I have the tools for a reason (self-respect I think).

So I whipped out the polisher and dug into the hood (the worst panel) with the third and second most aggressive polishes, and then a quick coat of wax.

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The truck is single stage and could use a glaze and sealer. But, I have my limits.
 
motorheadmike

motorheadmike

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I'm guessing the girls came up with the name. Either that, or you stumbled onto some peyote during field training......
Truth is it was the byproduct of choosing a build thread name/theme that was the same as another TBSS owner. Which as I recall was "Just Another TBSS Build Thread". So a change was required to reduce the confusion. The Purple Monkey Dishwasher reference is a nod to the Simpsons:


PMD:
 

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