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  1. All assembled in the shop.. the lights look much better now. Still don't like them as much as OEM but light output is way better, with a clean cutoff and no blinding other drivers. Lights on Day time after some miles Beside the old cab Close up on the mangled cab.. I'm glad that repair wasn't attempted. For those that scrolled through and read it all, thanks for taking a look! I don't know if I'll do another one again, but it's cool to have a truck that I tore down and rebuilt. It had to pass 2 inspections to be road worthy again, and did so with flying colors. Anything that had damage was replaced. IMO the proper way to repair a salvage vehicle. It does have a rebuilt title now, and it's officially a 2016 model . Apparently the cab determines the year where we are. The frame is technically a 2018 part #. But built even after that. Maybe I have one of the last produced short box frames around who knows. What does the future hold? I need to replace the suspension and upgrade that 4" screen. Have been invested in Grumpy Bears 2015 Silverado suspension and want to go the route he did. Plus.. who on earth has studied it more than him? Foolish not to take advantage of that info. The truck is currently resting for the summer inside, sorry about all the winter pictures but it was built for a purpose and winter driving/fits in my small garage is it.
    3 points
  2. Around this time I had to decided on what front end I wanted to use. 2014 1500, 2016+ 1500 or 2016+ HD front end. It basically came down to what I could find locally for parts, and I did want to do something different. Budget was a concern, so I couldn't go with brand new stuff. Amazing how much that stuff costs in Canada anyway. White hood located I had found this picture online. It's actually a shortened HD truck. I wasn't going to have 14 wides or the Dmax scoop but it looked different from all the white half tons that I saw. so I decided to buy the hood above and continue. My not so cool hood, and right side fender from salvage. By far the most expensive part.. the HD front bumper. I was told by all salvage places if they ever did get a fully loaded painted HD bumper in, the whole front end would generally be bought by insurance for thousands. It was far too new to be a part out item. Most the the trucks coming it the bumpers were shot as well. So ebay it is... the bumper was $1417 USD with one scratch. Perfect ones were about $1600 at the time. It arrived exactly as described. The last problem was finding paintable OEM HD headlights. Impossible!! Same story with salvage, if they had anything good it would be sold to insurance. Also were at least $800 per side. I was bummed but I went with aftermarket. Lighting is important to me so I tried to buy something with quality parts. I went with AlphaRex® - NOVA-Series Jet more details on - https://www.carid.com/alpharex/nova-series-jet-black-drl-bar-projector-led-headlights-mpn-880217.html?singleid=3034430856&url=111014919 The quality didnt blow my mind, but they were about half the cost of salvage when they were on sale black Friday. They will be painted to match later. Before I got the hood I actually found a white grille just over an hour from me at salvage. It was $350 which was super cheap at the time, considering I could find NOTHING on any style front end other than the hood local. Ok so front end parts are now waiting. Onto cab swap.
    2 points
  3. Until AMSOIL has one Purolator PL11424
    2 points
  4. I just added a similar setup to my 2019 6.0 2500hd today at 40089 miles. Used 6an stainless braided lines to replace the crossover pipe between the radiator and cooler, and mounted the filter mount behind the front bumper on the passenger side. Took about three hours with beer breaks to get it done lol. Sorry for the low light pictures it’s dark out now after riding around to check for no leaks. Pretty much got everything from Summit except for filter and quart of tranny fluid from Napa. Going to run it until next oil change and then see how the fluid cleaned up maybe cut the filter open if I have time.
    1 point
  5. The seats were killing my lower back and the backs of my legs before I installed a lift kit for the back of the seat. Not sure if it would help you but it sure helped me having the rear of the seat more level with the fronts. https://seating-solutions.com/
    1 point
  6. Thanks! I actually forgot about the rear bumper! Yes that was the plan, I need to start keeping an eye out for a painted one. I have a feeling I'll have to go new though. The other thing I need to change is the box cover. I put the fiberglass solid cover on that it came with, but that has to go at some point.
    1 point
  7. Well, the one in the avatar is a '72 Ram Air Formula 400; super rare, all '72's are rare because of a UAW strike but Ram Air and Super Duty's are the rarest. My '72 is an Esprit, basically the non performance, luxury model with chrome trim and nicer interior than a base 'Bird. It has a Pontiac 350 with 2 barrel carb, a TH350, slick 1970's simulated woodgrain dash, 14" Rally wheels, and A/C. It also has a posi rear end but it's a 2.43 gear; great on gas but disappointing at stop lights, LOL!. It also has what's referred to, in the 2nd gen circles, as the "peasant steering wheel", not the cool Formula steering wheel but, I like it so, it's gonna stay. Here's what happened last time I went looking for a strange tick in a General Motors product: Here's a link to a photo album of my stalled restoration: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVUqhSg When I get back to it all the rot will be gone. I will keep the origional orange exterior and white on black interior. I will be adding tilt steering, PW, PL with keyless entry, Speed Hut gauges, Vintage Air, a lot of heat insulation and sound deadening, and maybe a cheap Chinese infotainment system. I think this car is gonna go full resto mod. I want to upgrade to an independent rear suspension with 3.50ish gears, 18" wheels, Iroc steering upgrade, and front coil overs. The engine will either be a FI Pontiac 400/355 or an LSX conversion. Transmission will be dependant on engine choice. I just need to finish my '79 resto and my brother's '51 Ford stuff first. I don't expect to be back on this project for about 5 years, LOL!
    1 point
  8. I thought about this for a while and I feel like gm put it where it is to keep the trans temp up in the winter since there is a cooler up front.
    1 point
  9. Not yet, they only list the Wix WL10351 oil filter. You can look up what all is available here.
    1 point
  10. 2021 Silverado RST Duramax to Trail Boss build.
    1 point
  11. Hi, if your mechanic stated your condenser is draining properly... Its time to find a new guy to diagnose the issue. Evaporator? Heater core or something else maybe.
    1 point
  12. I talked to my "connection", in the parts dept., he did some digging around, and he said it would not work, even with the JL1 option. So I bought the GM under dash controller, complete with plug in harness, for $85, and installed it.
    1 point
  13. Just so everyone knows, you have to go in and add the Alexa Skill called "MyChevrolet" then you have to launch the skill and link your Mychevrolet account with your alexa account. Once you do, it gives you the option for what vehicle to work with and that is all there is to it. Then you can ask Alexa to start your vehicle, etc...
    1 point
  14. GM released new gear oil specifications for the late 2020 and 2021 model year pickups that now call for DEXRON Low Viscosity 75W-85 gear oil (GM part #19365814) and GM Synthetic Gear Oil (part #19300457 meeting GM Spec. 9986375).
    1 point
  15. Recently discovered with my Amazon Echo, I can say "Alexa...tell Chevrolet to start my truck" I, then, get a response asking for my PIN, once I speak to the Echo with my PIN, it responds "Starting your Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab" and, then, the truck starts up. Also, I can say "Alexa... tell Chevrolet to stop my truck" and get a response "Stopping your Chevrolet Silverado Crew Cab." and, it stops. Kinda cool, I think!
    1 point
  16. I think it kicked it out about 1/2” per side. That’s every pic I’ve got with those wheels. Maybe you can make something of it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  17. 2020 GMC Sierra with leveling Kit and I was able to fit the 275/65/20 Ko2s no rubbing no issues. Was skeptical at first but did a test fit and was surprised how much clearance there was compared to previous models
    1 point
  18. Aerospace 303. Perfect nonshiny finish and really good uv protection. Use their stuff for interior details and bed cover conditioning too. Their full line of products are amazing.
    1 point
  19. Tint your windows, will take the interior temps down 10-15 degrees.
    1 point
  20. You must use the recirculate function to get maximum cooling.
    1 point
  21. I added the second battery to my 2017. Piece of cake. All factory stuff.
    1 point
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