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  1. offwhitefueler
    04-25-2017 05:47 PM - permalink
    My headliner is tan. I've thought about going to a shop, but honestly, aside from not having extra money, I kind of hate dealing with shops. I'd much rather learn how to do it and get it done myself at a turtle's pace haha. Mine is splitting and now I can see cardboard! Crazy there's 26 year old cardboard in there. Haha. I've seen a few vinyl Econoline ones on ebay but I'm waiting a bit before I make a decision.
    I have a weird question: Since my paint is oxidized, if I use a wax will it necessarily make it shiny? I actually love what it looks like and hate the idea of ruining it by buffing, but I want to protect it as is. Any ideas?
  2. offwhitefueler
    04-25-2017 05:40 PM - permalink
    Haha! Thanks, Jake! The mirror doesn't fall of, just the head (actual mirror part) dips forward. Like a door that can be propped open but just lightly touching it will make it close? I don't know if that makes sense. There's definitely a sweet spot for it. And those stinkin' lights!! I found a few but they were all chromed plastic where mine are at least still metal.
  3. Fastback460
    04-25-2017 04:53 PM - permalink
    The next time I'm at the scrapyard I'll keep my eyes open for you. The fuel tank switch shouldn't be too hard to find around here, I actually might even have one in my pile of spare parts . But license plate lights usually go pretty fast, especially the chrome ones, and visors can be hard to find in decent shape (as you already know) What color visors do you need by the way? I don't remember the color of your interior.

    And you can talk as much as you want, I enjoy our conversations

  4. Fastback460
    04-25-2017 04:53 PM - permalink
    I have been hunting for a nice set of mirrors for my truck for a couple years now. Mine still work fine but are just corroded and nasty looking after 20 years. I'm not really sure on your issue with the mirror, I've never had one fall off before, mine are usually frozen in But as far as I know they are just attached with a bolt at the bottom of them. I've also been searching for a front bumper for my truck since the rust is starting to come through the front of mine

    What happened to you at the scrapyard sounds horrible I would be pretty ticked if that happened to me.

    Have you considered maybe taking your visors to an upholstery shop? A good shop should be able to match up the same color and material and make them look like they did from the factory.
  5. Fastback460
    04-24-2017 08:09 PM - permalink
    I needed a sun visor in the worst way for mine last year, it was all just worn out and the foam was falling off like yours. So I was roaming the junkyard one day looking for an instrument cluster bezel and an ash tray, since mine wouldn't stay shut and I got sick of my spare change flying out every time I hit a And I came across a dusty old OBS that looked like it had been there for 10 years, and it had both visors, the bezel, and the ashtray all in the right color. So about 10 minutes and $20 later I drove out there a happy man! So I would recommend searching a few scrap yards first, you never know what you might find.

    I hope all is well out in Cali. I've never been there before, but maybe I'll get out there one day.
  6. Fastback460
    04-24-2017 08:09 PM - permalink
    Hey Christa,

    I'm doing great! The weather is so much nicer now, it actually hit 73 today, so I got to spend the entire day working outside without a coat on for once. I actually love the, It would be perfect for me if it was 80 degrees everyday.
    I live in the Northeastern part of PA in Bradford County, our closest Target store is actually in NY, which is about a 1 hr drive.

    I spent actually most of my Saturday detailing my truck inside and out for the first time this year, but for some reason I didn't take any pics. Next weekend I might give it a buff and wax if I can find the time.
  7. Fastback460
    03-31-2017 09:39 AM - permalink
    Apparently I hit the 1000 character limit in my last message

    My truck is a muddy mess right now from the snow melting and turning our dirt road into a mud pit, but I'll try to get some more pics if I ever get it clean

    Nice talking to you again, enjoy that nice weather you have
  8. Fastback460
    03-31-2017 09:33 AM - permalink
    Yeah I'm about sick of the cold now, I'm ready for spring. But unfortunately we probably won't see 60's everyday at least another 3-4 weeks.

    I agree with just fixing what you have, especially if you really like the truck and have fun driving it. I know a few guys who have been through 3-4 trucks in the 6 years that I've had mine. I try to convince them to just fix it when it breaks, but they'd rather just buy something newer. I plan on keeping my truck as long as I possibly can, and I'll just pick up some little 4cyl POS if I ever need better mpg for long trips

    I've never owned a diesel myself, but I have heard the opposite about the 80's 90's ford's. Most people that I talk to say the early 90's IDI are the cheapest, most reliable diesels ever, And the later 90's Powerstroke's are most powerful engines that Ford ever made. But everyone has their opinions, so who really knows

  9. jthorngate3
    03-25-2017 09:47 PM - permalink
    I'm sad too. Often actually. He was a great truck. Never should have sold him. Live and learn.
  10. Fastback460
    03-17-2017 04:59 PM - permalink
    Hey Christa!

    I agree, I hate seeing these trucks rust away. But unfortunately most people look at it as a waste of money to fix them since the resale value is often less then what it takes to fix any body damage/rust. (especially with a gas engine truck)

    It's not too bad parking with mine, the turning radius isn't that great going forward, but I can back that thing anywhere, even in the smallest spots . But I usually park far out anyway, I don't mind walking.

    It got up to 43 degrees here today, so it was actually pretty nice. Now I know 43 probably doesn't sound nice . But when it's under 20 for a week, it feels great.

    We got hit pretty hard by winter storm Stella though. We ended up getting 30 inches of snow in 48hrs, which actually set a record for PA. We were getting 4 inches per hour at one point. I'm 5'8" and the snow is above my knees
    Here are some pics: Winter Storm Stella

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  • About offwhitefueler
    I leave my wind wings open.
    venice, ca
    Cameras, old cycles, travel, and my truck.
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