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    Fixing my Diesel

    After years of my truck working "ok" but not right, it finally is great now. Local place made me like my truck again , so decided to fix it up.
    Gutted the butterscotch colored interior and starting over.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Stainless steel seat platform all welded. PT Cruiser seats fit with late 90's Dodge truck center section.
    Next to make the brackets to install into the truck.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Got the brackets made and weld. Fits great.
    Now took them back out to weld up the cracks in the floor caused by the stock seats.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Got the floor cracks all welded up today.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Got the headliner glued on and trimmed.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Scuffed up the floor and then wiped it down with cleaner.
    Brushed in the bedliner.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Nice, what year is this truck? Any pics of the whole thing?

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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    1992. Extended cab, 4x4 diesel.
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    What bedliner material is it? A hard type or a rubbery type?
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    Scuffed up the floor and then wiped it down with cleaner.
    Brushed in the bedliner.

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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    I used brush on Herculiner. Not sure how hard it gets. I have a factory style, insulated rubber mat thats going down on top of it.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    What did the shop end up doing?
    Ian Adams Function>Form 1990 shadow scrapped, too rusty:( 1991 Spirit R/T Scrapped, parts sold:( 1989 Turbo Caravan Daily beater with built-[I]ish [/I]​engine slowly evolving into weekend turbo beater.

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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Intercooler hose leak fixed. Fuel pin and adjustment.
    Also while at it a water pump, idler pull and belt.

    They said the adjustments were all wrong.
    ".................
    before that I installed new injectors, a lift pump and a rebuilt injection pump.
    i also did all new brakes and a rebuilt trans.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    One ugly colored door panel off and the grey one installed.
    traded a pair of engine mounts for the pair of door panels.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Oh ok, that's good that it's fixed. I was just thinking if you ever got the fuel mileage thing figured out or not. I got a 91 non intercooled a while back and I've done a lot to it. Added intercooler, put an he351 on it, and tuned the pump.

    Did you add a timing spacer? The timing spacer is an awesome piece.
    Ian Adams Function>Form 1990 shadow scrapped, too rusty:( 1991 Spirit R/T Scrapped, parts sold:( 1989 Turbo Caravan Daily beater with built-[I]ish [/I]​engine slowly evolving into weekend turbo beater.

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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Got a new latch installed, sometimes the door wouldn't stay closed. Now it does.
    Also added the grey door panel.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Test fit a 2nd gen back seat to my 1st gen. NO leg room, but would make a good nap bed while traveling.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    cool. nice job.

    Brian

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    This one is easy, I have myself to blame, I rush things, don't pay attention to gauges when I should, change to much stuff at once then expect miracles, the list is endless.

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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Made stainless steel boxes for the seat to bolt down to. They bolt to the truck using the holes the old jump seats were attached with.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    Rear seat.
    I shortened the seat bottom 5 inches today. Took it all a part and cut the steel seat frame.
    The original seat foam is pretty thin and it sits on a canvas sling.
    Since the sling is now 5 inches to long and cant tighten it, I welded steel mesh on the bottom and then added
    foam plus the original foam because it wraps around the front bar. Had to revise the latch system....which was the
    hardest part of the job really. Used zip ties to hold the seat cover in place.
    Installed and works pretty well. Kids can fit back there now. Or can be used for a emergency nap while traveling.
    Or to toss luggage in there if you flip up the seat bottom.
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    Re: Fixing my Diesel

    First I used something like dynomat on the trucks ceiling.
    Then my gal helped me install the headliner into the truck.
    Added a few pieces of the trim.
    Then did the mat and insulation on the floor.
    Added the rubber floor mat, but it needs to get warm to "relax" a little
    so I can install it right. Will do that tomorrow with a electric heater.
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