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Episode Transcript

(ANNOUNCER)>> TODAY WE'RE FINALLY TAKING PROJECT SUPER DUALLY OUT ON THE ROAD.

(RYAN)>> I EXPECTED IT TO A BE A LITTLE BIT MORE 1979 AND A LITTLE LESS 1997.

(ANNOUNCER)>> BUT FIRST WE'RE UPDATING STEERING COMPONENTS, DOING A WHEEL ALIGNMENT, AND FIXING OUR INSTRUMENT CLUSTER.

(RYAN)>> AND NOW POINT TWO OHMS, THAT'S PERFECT.

(ANNOUNCER)>> THEN WE'RE HITTING THE HIGHWAYS AND THE BYWAYS TO SEE IF ALL OUR YEARS OF HARD WORK

HAVE REALLY COMBINED A '79 F-350 BODY AND THE '97 DODGE FRAME INTO ONE REALLY COOL WORK AND TOW RIG. IT'S ALL TODAY HERE ON TRUCK TECH.

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME TO TRUCK TECH.

WELL THE DAY IS FINALLY HERE TO TAKE PROJECT SUPER DUALLY OUT FOR A TEST DRIVE. NOW WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON OUR HYBRID '97 DODGE CHASSIS, '79 FORD BODY WORK TRUCK FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW. AND THERE'S ONLY A FEW THINGS LEFT TO DO BEFORE WE CAN TAKE THIS THING OUT, SEE HOW IT DRIVES AND HOW IT TOWS. NOW THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, THIS WAS A VERY AMBITIOUS PROJECT THAT REQUIRED A LOT OF WORK. BUT IN THE END WE GOT A COOL AND UNIQUE WORK TRUCK THAT I'M ITCHING TO TEST DRIVE.

BUT LIKE I SAID, WE'VE GOT A COUPLE OF THINGS TO DO FIRST. THE STEERING LINKAGE ON OUR DUALLY WAS ORIGINAL

TO THE DONOR TRUCK. AND BY LOOKING AT ALL THE MUD AND CRUD ON THIS THING, WELL IT LOOKED IT LIVED A PRETTY ROUGH LIFE. AND THE WEAR IN THE STEERING LINKAGE INDICATES THAT AS WELL. SO WE'RE GONNA REPLACE ALL OF IT. NOW THE IDLER ARM WAS THE MAIN OFFENDER, BUT WE HAD

SOME PLAY IN SOME OF THE TIE ROD ENDS AS WELL. AND ANY PLAY IN THE STEERING LINKAGE CAN EFFECT AN ALIGNMENT, AND YOU CAN'T GET A GOOD ALIGNMENT UNTIL YOU GET THAT STUFF TAKEN CARE OF. NOW TO REMOVE THE PITMAN ARM WE'RE USING

A PULLER FROM MATCO. PRELOAD THIS THING A LITTLE BIT. GIVE IT A COUPLE OF WRAPS WITH THE HAMMER. NOW OUR PULLER IS A GOOD QUALITY TOOL, BUT IF YOU'RE BORROWING FROM THE LOCAL PARTS STORE, QUALITY MAY NOT BE UP TO SNUFF. YOU CAN HELP SAVE THE TOOL BY APPLYING A LITTLE BIT OF PRELOAD AND HITTING IT LIGHTLY WITH A HAMMER TO BREAK IT FREE. NOW OUR REPLACEMENT STEERING PARTS CAME FROM LMC TRUCK. WE PICKED UP A NEW PITMAN ARM, IDLER ARM, INNER AND OUTER TIE ROD ENDS, AND ADJUSTMENT SLEEVES, BUT WE ARE REUSING OUR ORIGINAL CENTER LINK.

IT'S NOTHING BUT A SOLID CHUNK OF METAL, NOT A WEAR ITEM. WE'RE ALSO REUSING OUR ORIGINAL STEERING STABILIZER BECAUSE IT APPEARS TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE. NOW THESE ADJUSTMENT SLEEVES, SOMETIMES YOU CAN SALVAGE THEM FROM YOUR ORIGINAL LINKAGE. MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THE THREADS ARE GUMMED UP AND THEY'VE SEEN SOME CORROSION. SO WE PICKED UP NEW ONES. I ALSO APPLIED A LITTLE BIT OF ANTISEIZE TO THE THREADS NOT ONLY TO FEND OFF CORROSION, BUT TO MAKE ADJUSTMENT THAT MUCH SMOOTHER. NOW YOU CAN INSTALL THESE PARTS ON THE TRUCK ONE PIECE AT A TIME, BUT I LIKE TO DO IT ON A BENCH TOP SO I CAN INSTALL IT AS AN ASSEMBLY. NOW SOME OF THESE PARTS CAME PAINTED, SOME DIDN'T,

BUT I DID TAKE THE TIME TO PAINT THE ONES THAT WEREN'T. AND BEFORE I THREW AWAY THE OLD, WORN OUT STEERING

LINKAGE, I WENT AHEAD AND MATCHED UP THE LENGTH OF THE TIE ROD ASSEMBLIES SO WE'LL HAVE A MINIMUM AMOUNT OF ADJUSTING TO DO ONCE WE GET EVERYTHING INSTALLED. NOW MOST OF THESE ROD ENDS COME PREGREASED, BUT IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO ADD A COUPLE OF MORE SHOTS OF GREASE BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD.

[ impact drill spinning ]

(RYAN)>> NOW AFTER REPLACING STEERING PARTS,

YOU PROBABLY ALREADY KNOW THE NEXT STEP IS TO HAVE

AN ALIGNMENT DONE.

AND WE'VE SHOWN YOU GUYS HOW TO USE A COUPLE OF

TAPE MEASURES TO ROUGH IN THE TOE AND ALIGNMENT SO YOU CAN LIMP TO THE LOCAL ALIGNMENT SHOP AND HAVE THEM FINISH THINGS UP. BUT IF YOU CAN REPLACE YOUR OWN STEERING LINKAGE PARTS, WELL YOU'RE PROBABLY CAPABLE OF DOING YOUR OWN ALIGNMENTS IF YOU'VE GOT THE RIGHT TOOL. THESE QUICK TRICK ALIGNMENT TOOLS REALLY SIMPLIFY THE PROCESS OF THE ALIGNMENT. THEY ATTACH TO THE WHEEL SO YOU CAN MEASURE THE

THREE ALIGNMENT VARIABLES, CASTOR, CAMBER, AND TOE BY USING THE WHEEL MOUNTS, LEVEL, AND SUPPLIED TAPE MEASURES. I LIKE THE FACT THAT IT CLEARS THE DUALLY WHEEL STICK OUT, AND BY DOING IT OURSELVES WE DON'T RISK THE GUYS AT THE ALIGNMENT SHOP DAMAGING OUR RATHER EXPENSIVE CUSTOM WHEELS. ALRIGHT, NOW ONCE YOU HAVE THE FIXTURES ATTACHED TO BOTH FRONT WHEELS, YOU CAN USE THE SUPPLIED GAUGE OR LEVEL, ATTACH IT TO THE FIXTURE, AND GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF ROTATING THE WHEEL A CERTAIN NUMBER OF DEGREES TO GET YOUR CASTOR READING. TO MEASURE CAMBER YOU'RE USING THE SAME GAUGE AND YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO HAVE A LEVEL WORKING SURFACE. SIMPLY SET IT ON THE GROUND IN FRONT OF THE TIRE YOU'RE WORKING ON, ZERO THE GAUGE OUT, AND IT TAKES ANY SLOPE INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN MAKING THE CAMBER MEASUREMENT. TO MEASURE TOE SIMPLY USE THE TAPE MEASURES SUPPLIED

AND PUT THEM IN THE SLOTS BEFORE AND AFTER THE WHEEL, COMPARE THE DIFFERENCE, AND IF YOU HAVE TO MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS, YOU SIMPLY ROTATE THOSE TIE ROD ADJUSTMENT SLEEVES TO GET

IT THE WAY YOU WANT IT. ONCE WE GET THIS THING DIALED IN, WE FINALLY GET TO HIT THE ROAD.

(ANNOUNCER)>> UP NEXT WE'VE GOT JUST ONE MORE FIX TO MAKE.

(RYAN)>> ALRIGHT, LESS THAN ONE OHM OF RESISTANCE, THAT'S PRETTY GOOD FOR A LIQUID.

(ANNOUNCER)>> AND LATER SUPER DUALLY FINALLY HITS THE ROAD.

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO TRUCK TECH. NOW WE GOT OUR ALIGNMENT FINISHED UP. WE'RE JUST ABOUT READY TO HIT THE ROAD. BUT AFTER TURNING THE KEY ON AND FIRING UP THE ENGINE, I NOTICED ONE LAST NAGGING PROBLEM THAT I'M GONNA NEED THIS TO FIX. [ engine fires up ]

(RYAN)>> ALRIGHT, WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING, IT'S PRETTY EVIDENT THAT THE OIL PRESSURE AND FUEL LEVEL GAUGES ARE FUNCTIONING CORRECTLY, BUT THE TACH, VOLT METER, AND WATER TEMP GAUGES ARE NOT. HERE'S WHAT I DID TO DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM. NOW THE VOLT METER IS THE SIMPLEST TO DIAGNOSE AS LONG AS YOU'VE GOT SYSTEM VOLTAGE GOING INTO IT AND A GROUND CONNECTION ON THE OTHER SIDE, WELL IT SHOULD FUNCTION CORRECTLY.

NOW PIN NUMBER EIGHT, THE GREEN AND YELLOW WIRE, IS OUR BATTERY OR SYSTEM VOLTAGE POINT. AND WE'RE GOOD, WE'VE GOT 12.38 VOLTS.

SO WE SWITCHED THE METER OVER TO A CONTINUITY TEST, ATTACHED THE OTHER LEAD TO A GOOD KNOWN CHASSIS GROUND, AND COMPLETE THE TEST. AND IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS WE'VE GOT A GOOD CONNECTION. ALRIGHT, WELL NOW THAT WE KNOW THE PROBLEM IS

ISOLATED TO THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER LETS TAKE A CLOSER LOOK. NOW ON THE BACK OF THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER IS THE PRINTED CIRCUIT, OR THE CIRCUIT BOARD TO THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER, AND THESE SQUIGGLY LINES ARE CALLED TRACES, AND THEY'RE WHAT CARRY THE CURRENT TO THE BULBS OR GAUGES. NOW THIS IS WHAT A GOOD TRACE IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE. IT'S BASICALLY A FLAT COPPER WIRE LAMINATED IN PLASTIC. THIS TRACE HERE OBVIOUSLY HAS SOME PROBLEMS. THERE'S DEFINITELY A CONTINUITY ISSUE HERE. THIS ONE, LOOKS LIKE IT NEEDS SOME REPAIR AS WELL. HERE'S ANOTHER BAD ONE RIGHT HERE AND IT'S THE MAIN POWER SUPPLY FOR A LOT OF THE BULBS THAT AREN'T FUNCTIONING. NOW TO FIX THIS STUFF YOU'VE GOT A FEW DIFFERENT OPTIONS, AND NONE OF THEM ARE THAT COMPLICATED. ALL YOU'RE TRYING TO DO IS ESSENTIALLY COMPLETE THE CIRCUIT WHERE IT'S PARTIALLY DAMAGED. NOW IN BETWEEN THESE TWO TERMINALS THERE'S NO CONTINUITY. WE'VE GOT A DEAD SPOT HERE IN THE TRACE. SO WE'RE GONNA FIX IT WITH A SIMPLE JUMPER WIRE.

OUR LITTLE RED JUMPER WIRE IS BASICALLY JUST PROVIDING AN ALTERNATE CURRENT PATH. NOW POINT TWO OHMS, THAT'S PERFECT. ANOTHER OPTION IS THIS REAR WINDOW DEFROSTER REPAIR KIT. THIS IS A CONDUCTIVE LIQUID THAT BRUSHES ON, AND WHEN IT DRIES IT ACT VERY SIMILAR TO A WIRE. A LITTLE FINE LINE TAPE WILL KEEP ME FROM PAINTING OUTSIDE THE LINES.

NOW THIS SPOT DOES HAVE CONTINUITY BUT IT'S CLEARLY BEEN DAMAGED. SO WE'RE JUST GONNA REINFORCE IT. FIRST GET RID OF THE PLASTIC DOWN TO THE COPPER. WE JUST WANT TO ISOLATE THIS TRACE FROM THE OTHERS. NOW THE OTHER TRACES ARE LAMINATED IN PLASTIC AND SOMEWHAT PROTECTED, BUT I WANT TO KEEP THE REPAIR CONFINED TO THIS AREA. GIVE IT A FEW COATS AND WE SHOULD BE GOOD.

A LITTLE EXTRA MATERIAL WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE REPAIR CAN HANDLE THE CURRENT LOAD.

[ beeping ]

(RYAN)>> NOW THE REPAIR IN THIS BURNED UP SPOT IS DEFINITELY A LITTLE BIT MORE AGGRESSIVE. THIS IS ASKING A LOT OF LIQUID, BUT WE'LL SEE HOW IT DOES. PROBABLY BEING A LITTLE EXCESSIVE HERE, BUT ITS

GOT TO CARRY CURRENT. SO I'M GIVING IT THE BEST SHOT I CAN. NOW THE REPAIR IS NOT THE MOST AESTHETICALLY PLEASING, BUT IN THIS CASE IT'S DEFINITELY FUNCTION OVER FORM.

ALRIGHT, LESS THAN ONE OHM OF RESISTANCE, THAT'S PRETTY GOOD FOR A LIQUID. AND JUST LIKE INSULATION PROTECTS A COPPER WIRE, A LITTLE BIT OF CLEAR PACKING TAPE WILL HELP PROTECT OUR REPAIR AND GIVE US THE BEST CHANCE AT SUCCESS. ALRIGHT, NOW PARTS OF THAT REPAIR WEREN'T THAT PRETTY, BUT IT'S HARD TO ARGUE WITH RESULTS. CHECK IT OUT, WE'VE GOT BULBS LIGHTING UP THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE, AND OUR GAUGES ARE WORKING. PRETTY COOL, AND IT SURE BEATS FORKING OVER ABOUT $300 BUCKS FOR A REMANUFACTURED CLUSTER. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

(ANNOUNCER)>> WHEN WE COME BACK, IT'S PAYOFF TIME FOR PROJECT SUPER DUALLY, STICK AROUND!

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO TRUCK TECH, WHERE WE'RE FINALLY GETTING SOME SEAT TIME IN THIS MONSTER OF A TRUCK, PROJECT SUPER DUALLY. LOVE THAT TURBO WHISTLE.

AFTER WORKING HARD ON THIS THING FOR A FEW YEARS, OFF AND ON AGAIN, IT SURE FEELS GOOD TO GET SOME SEAT TIME FINALLY. I'M ACTUALLY REALLY SURPRISED HOW SMOOTH THIS THING IS RIDING DOWN THE HIGHWAY. I EXPECTED IT TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE 1979 AND A LITTLE LESS 1997.

TIRES AND WHEELS MUST HAVE BALANCED OUT GOOD, THERE'S

NO WHEEL SHIMMY, NO BRAKE SHIMMY. A LITTLE BIT EXTRA WIND NOISE, BUT CAN'T HAVE IT ALL RIGHT? NOW THESE 12 VALVE CUMMINS ENGINES ARE ALL MECHANICALLY CONTROLLED. THERE'S NO TUNER, NO ELECTRONICS. SO IF YOU WANT TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS OR UPGRADES, YOU'VE GOT TO GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY. BUT THEY'RE REALLY FUN TO TINKER WITH, AND THEY RESPOND TO MODIFICATIONS REALLY WELL. THE POWER GAINS ARE REALLY IMPRESSIVE. THE FEW MINOR BOLT MODIFICATIONS WE MADE TO THIS TRUCK REALLY WOKE IT UP. THE FUEL PLATES, GOVERNOR SPRINGS ALLOWS THE ENGINE TO REV AND GIVES IT PLENTY OF FUEL, LET THAT TURBO DO ITS JOB. OUR DIESEL ENGINE IS BACKED UP BY AN NV 4,500 FIVE SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION. I KNOW SOME GUYS PREFER TO TOW WITH AN AUTOMATIC, BUT I ACTUALLY PREFER TO TOW WITH A MANUAL. I FEEL IT GIVES ME MORE CONTROL, AND YOU'RE NOT LOOKING AT $3,000 OR $4,000 DOLLAR OVERHAUL BILL WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR A REBUILD. PUT A GOOD CLUTCH IN IT, LIKE THE SOUTH BEND CLUTCH

WE PUT IN, AND CALL IT DONE. WE'VE ALSO FIXED THE FIFTH GEAR NUT ISSUE THAT PLAGUES THESE TRANSMISSIONS. SO WE SHOULD BE GOOD TO GO ON MAINTENANCE

FOR QUITE SOME TIME. GOT THE TURBO SPOOLED UP. [ turbo whining ]

(RYAN)>> ALRIGHT, NOW OUR ENCLOSED TRAILER IS EMPTY. YOU GUYS THAT TOW A LOT KNOW ENCLOSED TRAILERS, WELL HALF OF IT IS WIND RESISTANCE, NOT NECESSARILY THE WEIGHT THAT'S INSIDE OF IT.

SO ITS A PRETTY GOOD REPRESENTATION OF A LOADED DOWN TRAILER. BET HE DOESN'T KNOW WE'VE GOT A CUMMINS UNDER THE HOOD. NOW WHO'S GO THE COOLER TRUCK. HIS IS QUIETER, RIDES SMOOTHER, PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT NICER, BUT OURS IS COOLER, HANDS DOWN.

NOW OUR CREW CAB TRUCK ISN'T VERY COMMON, BUT IT WILL HOLD FOUR PEOPLE AND SOME GEAR, AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT NBA PLAYERS. NOW THERE'S NO DOUBT IT WON'T COMPETE WITH A LATE MODEL MEGA CAB FOR CREATURE COMFORTS, BUT IT'S STILL A NICE TRUCK AND KINDA HARD TO FIND. NOW OUR ALUMINUM WHEELS ARE FROM NASHVILLE WHEEL COMPANY, AND IT'S A GREAT MODERN TWIST OF A CLASSIC DUALLY STYLE. AND THEY'RE WRAPPED IN COMMERCIAL GRADE RUBBER THAT OUGHT TO LAST OVER 100,000 MILES. THEY MIGHT RIDE A LITTLE ROUGH COMPARED TO MOST LIGHT TRUCK TIRES, BUT THAT'S THE TRADE OFF YOU GET WITH SUCH DURABILITY. NOW THE INTERIOR OF THIS TRUCK GOT FRESHENED UP AS WELL. IT'S GOT NEW CARPET, A NEW HEADLINER, AND THE MASH UP FORD AND DODGE DASH. THE FRONT SEATS ARE OUT OF THE DODGE AS WELL, BUT THE REAR IS THE STOCK FORD BENCH THAT KEVIN JUST APPLIED A LITTLE GRAY DIE TO TO CLOSELY MATCH THE REST OF THE GRAY IN THE INTERIOR, AND IT TURNED

OUT PRETTY GOOD.

THIS THING RIDES REALLY GOOD, JUST LIKE MY '94 DODGE DOES. I THOUGHT THE BODY WOULD MAKE IT RIDE A LITTLE BIT

ROUGH OR ADD SOME EXTRA WIND NOISE, BUT SO FAR SO GOOD.

MUST HAVE DID PRETTY GOOD ON THE ALIGNMENT.

TRACKING PRETTY STRAIGHT, NO WHEEL SHIMMY, WHEEL STRAIGHT AHEAD, YES SIR!

THIS HAS GOT TO BE ONE OF MY FAVORITE BODY STYLES OF ALL TIME. IT MAKES FOR A COOL TOW AND WORK RIG. LET'S SEE HOW MUCH BOOST WE MAKE HERE. FOURTH GEAR, A LITTLE BIT OF LOAD, ALRIGHT, GOT

BOOST, GOT ALL SPOOLED UP. MAKING 30 POUNDS OF BOOST, EGT'S ARE IN CHECK, ROLLING LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN. NOW THESE DODGE TRUCKS HAVE AN OVERKILL COOLING SYSTEM. IT'S DEFINITELY WORKING ON THIS TRUCK. 90 DEGREES OUT, A/C ON, RUNNING NICE AND COOL. IT LOOKS LIKE WE DID PRETTY GOOD ON THE ENGINE ADJUSTMENTS TOO. WE'RE NOT GETTING A LOT OF EXTRA BLACK SMOKE. NO POINT IN WASTING FUEL. OUR CREW CAB DUALLY FROM THE '70'S, IT'S DEFINITELY ONE OF A KIND. IT CAN HAUL FOUR PEOPLE AND A HOUSE DOWN THE ROAD. AND WITH THE BLUE AND GRAY TWO TONE PAINT JOB AND THE DIESEL UNDER THE HOOD, OUR SUPER DUALLY IS 100 PERCENT AMERICAN AWESOMENESS.

(RYAN)>> HEY GUYS, WELCOME BACK TO THE SHOP. NOW TODAY WAS DEFINITELY A GOOD DAY. IT ALWAYS FEELS REALLY GOOD TO PUT THE WRAPS ON A LONG TERM PROJECT AND HAVE A SUCCESSFUL DAY OUT ON THE ROAD TESTING THINGS OUT. NOW ON A BIG AMBITIOUS PROJECT LIKE THIS, USUALLY BY THE TIME YOU GET TO THE END OF IT, THERE'S A FEW THINGS YOU WISH YOU WOULD HAVE DONE A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY. THIS TRUCK'S NO EXCEPTION.

THE AIR CONDITIONING WAS WORKING GREAT, BUT IT

COULD USE SOME HELP FROM SOME TINTED WINDOWS. AND THESE SIDE VIEW MIRRORS, THEY LOOK COOL, BUT WHILE TOWING I DO WISH I HAD A LITTLE BIT MORE REARWARD VISIBILITY. THESE ARE MINOR CHANGES AND EASY FIXES. NOW WE'VE DONE SOME COOL AND UNIQUE PROJECTS OVER THE YEARS, BUT THIS ONE SEEMS TO HAVE GOTTEN THE MOST ATTENTION. I THINK PEOPLE JUST DIG THE BODY STYLE OF THIS TRUCK. SPEAKING OF WHICH, HAVING A '79 FORD CREW CAB BODY SITTING ON TOP OF A '97 DODGE CHASSIS GIVES US MODERN SUSPENSION, BRAKES, AND DRIVETRAIN.

SO IT'S THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS, AND IN THE END TRUCK TECH ENDS UP WITH A VERY COOL, VERY UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND WORK TRUCK. AND THE FACT THAT WE DIDN'T DROP $40,000 OR $50,000 ON IT MAKES IT EVEN BETTER.

(KEVIN)>> CLASSIC PARTS OF AMERICA IS A SINGLE SOURCE STOP FOR RESTORATION AND REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR 1967 THROUGH 1972 CHEVROLET AND GMC PICK UPS. JUST CHECK OUT A SAMPLE OF SOME OF THE PARTS THAT THEY OFFER. YOU CAN GET COMPLETE INTERIOR KITS AS WELL AS INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS, LIKE THIS DELUXE SEAT COVER, EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR SHEET METAL, THAT'S KINDA HARD TO FIND SOME TIMES. ACCENT PIECES, REAR VIEW MIRRORS INCLUDING A BRAND NEW INSTRUMENT CLUSTER THAT'S RESTORATION QUALITY WITH DEAD LEVEL ACCURATE GAUGES. YOU CAN EVEN GET A TACH ADAPTER IF YOU'RE RUNNING AN AFTERMARKET DISTRIBUTOR. SO CHECK OUT CLASSIC PARTS OF AMERICA FOR YOUR '67 TO '72 RESTORATION PARTS. NOW IF YOU'VE GOT A LATE MODEL PICK UP TRUCK WITH A CRACKED OR BROKEN DASH THAT YOU WANT TO MAKE IT LOOK BETTER, WELL ROCK AUTO DOT COM HAS GOT A GREAT SOLUTION FOR YOU THAT'S NOT AS

HARD AS YOU THINK. THIS IS AN ACCURATE REPLACEMENT COMPLETE WITH THE GRAIN THAT MATCHES THE FACTORY, BUT IT'S FEATHERWEIGHT. IT SITS ON TOP OF THE DASH AND IT'S HELD IN PLACE RIGHT HERE WITH THE VENTS AND WITH THIS ADHESIVE THAT COMES WITH THE KIT. SO IF YOU WANT TO SERIOUSLY IMPROVE THE LOOK AND THE FEEL OF YOUR LATE MODEL PICK UP TRUCK WITHOUT DISASSEMBLING THE COMPLETE INTERIOR, CHECK

OUT ONE OF THESE COVERLAY DASH COVERS FROM ROCK AUTO DOT COM. JUST ABOUT EVERY VEHICLE THAT ROLLS OFF THE ASSEMBLY TODAY HAS SOME FORM OF LED LIGHTING, AND THERE'S A GOOD REASON FOR THAT. IT'S BRIGHTER, IT'S SAFER, IT DRAWS LESS CURRENT, AND RUNS COOLER. WELL NOW BROTHERS TRUCK PARTS CAN FIX YOU UP WITH LED LIGHTING IN YOUR OLDER TRUCK. BROTHERS GIVES YOU TONS OF OPTIONS FOR STYLING AND CONFIGURATION INCLUDING ADVANCED DESIGNED TRUCKS, '67 TO '72 MODEL TRUCKS. HECK THERE'S EVEN A TAILLIGHT FOR MY '66 CHEVY PICK UP THAT JUST SCREWS IN WITH A CONVENTIONAL BULB SOCKET. NOW ONE OF THE CHALLENGES OF INSTALLING LED LIGHTING IN A VINTAGE VEHICLE IS A FACT THAT WITH YOUR TURN SIGNALS IT DOESN'T DRAW ENOUGH CURRENT ACROSS THE FLASHER TO TRIGGER IT. YOUR TURN SIGNALS WON'T WORK. WELL BROTHERS HAD YOU COVERED WITH A NO LOAD FLASHER THAT PLUGS IN TO THE SAME PLACE AS THE ORIGINAL. SO IF YOU'VE GOT A '47 THROUGH 1991 CHEVY OR GMC PICK UP TRUCK, CHECK OUT BROTHERS TRUCKS DOT COM. HEY THANKS FOR WATCHING TRUCK TECH, SEE YOU GUYS NEXT TIME.
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