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Interesting song! Very catchy.
 
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Damn Chris, I didn't think you were old enough to remember that song.
 
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Thanks! Not too fancy, just enough to say im a sophisticated country boy. One word: cupholders!


Agreed! Although I havent heard that song. It definately caught my eye. I thought, Purple?! Its an unusual color for a truck.
You aren't old enough to hear that song. Or, more correctly, to have heard that song. In any event, I do like the new seat. It seems to do what I'd like - provide cup holds and the ability to carry 3 adults at times.
 
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:39 AM
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Well, thanks to Chris, I have now heard it. I was going to look it up, but he did first. And the weird part is, I like listening to music from the 30's and 40's.

And thanks! I got it from the back of an 88 F350 crew cab. Its wicked comfortable.
 
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:53 AM
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Well, thanks to Chris, I have now heard it. I was going to look it up, but he did first. And the weird part is, I like listening to music from the 30's and 40's.

And thanks! I got it from the back of an 88 F350 crew cab. Its wicked comfortable.
How hard was it to fit in?
 
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It fit like a glove. IIRC, all bench seats from 80-96/7 fit.
 
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FWIW, factory crew cab setup is two bench seats. The front one is pinned so the back doesn't move, the rear one is a standard front seat complete with adjuster. I just put a 96 rear in mine and Pete's wrecker service is installing my old rear seat in one of their wreckers. (same ownership as the junkyard).
 
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I'm not sure what you're looking for, but here is the 1981 in my ex-favorite yard. Somebody already took the boots; I had asked Gary last weekend how to get the things off as they appeared to be screwed in but yet covered by rubber, seems somebody else already figured it out.


How does that transfer case shift rod become removed from the linkage?
 
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FWIW, factory crew cab setup is two bench seats. The front one is pinned so the back doesn't move, the rear one is a standard front seat complete with adjuster. I just put a 96 rear in mine and Pete's wrecker service is installing my old rear seat in one of their wreckers. (same ownership as the junkyard).
That explains it! I tried to test the seat backs on the front bench and it didnt move, I thought it was broken.
 
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How does that transfer case shift rod become removed from the linkage?
Technically you need the special tool. But it's a press fit inside of a small bushing. I usually just use channel locks to press it out. Put one end of the channel locks on the end of the pin that goes through the bushing, and the other on the linkage. Make sure you don't block the pin from coming through the linkage.
 
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That explains it! I tried to test the seat backs on the front bench and it didnt move, I thought it was broken.
The front seat is supposed to move fore/aft. Just the backrest is locked, as there's no need to tilt it forward.


I loaned my B2300 to a friend, as he's moving and it will haul a bit more than a Subaru......
 
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The front seat is supposed to move fore/aft. Just the backrest is locked, as there's no need to tilt it forward.
The front bench did move forward and back. I just didnt know about the seatback being locked.
 
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The front bench did move forward and back. I just didnt know about the seatback being locked.
Yeah, they were like the older 4 door cars. The seat back was fixed, while the same model car in 2 dr trim had a folding seatback.
Not much reason to need to tilt the seat forward, when there's rear doors to allow access behind it. Plus, in the event of a crash, rear passengers didn't sandwich the front passengers between the seat and dash/steering wheel.
With most newer cars having front buckets, the old fixed back bench is almost a forgotten thing.......
 
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Well yesterday I went to install a Thrush glasspack on my truck just for fun....asked for one that'd just slip over the 2" pipe.

Well, it will slip fit on the stock pipe...but where I cut it, it won't. The muffler shop had added a section of pipe when I last took it in and it's the exact same diameter as the inlet on the new muffler. I didn't realize this until I had it already cut with the hacksaw.

So I've been running around straightpiped since yesterday afternoon with it cut off even shorter than when I had the 40 Series. Sounds decent but acceleration is bleh.

I'll just get it welded up this next weekend and just take the turndown off of the stock muffler that's on it now so it'll sound louder. lol
 
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Well, it must be exhaust day. I got the exhaust system on, as shown in Dad's Truck Build. Sure was exhausting.

I'm still amazed that what came off of one 1981 F150 4x4 wouldn't go on another 1981 F150 4x4. But, in the end I got a better system because I got rid of the Flushmaster muffler and put on a Magnaflow that's twice the size. And, I got it to fit better than it did on Rusty as I like the way the tips just poke out now where they stuck out further on Rusty. In addition, I got the O2 sensor installed for the A/F ratio meter.
 

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