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#1 thisismatt

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:28 PM

Just picked up this 521 this weekend from h2theizzo. Drove it from Seaside, OR (West of Portland) down to Santa Barbara, CA - a bit over 1,000 miles. Other than a few hiccups it made the drive fine. Even changed the oil in the middle of a walmart parking lot tongue.gif Overall it's in great shape, just needs a few things here and there. Right now I'm looking to retrofit a new fuel filler hose/neck, and I need tailgate hinge pins. Does anyone have a good picture showing them installed? Anyone have some for sale? I'll maybe just get some stainless socket head cap screws if that'll work just as well. Also, any ideas for a fuel filler neck would be cool.

Ohhhh, and I need to do something about the seat. Mainly, I need something that is lower to the floor...gonna have to see what my options are, though I'd like to keep it a bench seat.

I haven't taken any new pictures so this will have to suffice for now:
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:36 PM

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definitely a nice little truck

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:37 PM

Nicee!!! Congrats. I really like that truck. What's your plan with it?

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:58 PM

Glad to see it made the trip. You scored gettin that truck.
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:58 PM

He said something about wanting hauling fat chicks in the back of it (here comes the yomomma jokes)
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:58 PM

Nicee!!! Congrats. I really like that truck. What's your plan with it?

The plan is to keep it on the road, unlike my 510! :blush: Going to clean up the electrical and get the fuel hose situation resolved, maybe rebuild the dogleg I got with it and put that in so I don't have to wind it out on the freeway. Once I get my VQ running it might find its way into the 521 instead of the 510 :lol:
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:53 PM

Clean trucK!

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:54 PM

solid.

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:00 PM

Are those bumperettes I spot? Damn, I want a set!:angry:
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 04:24 PM

Are those bumperettes I spot? Damn, I want a set!:angry:

no...doesn't have stock rear bumpers, just a square tube bumper, but it seems well built and I'm fine with it.

I just noticed as I was walking in from work that there's at least some bondo on the back right corner of the bed. Boooooooooooo :mellow:
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#11 thisismatt

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:48 PM

Adjusted the valves since it started ticking pretty loud on the drive home. The rearmost valve (exhaust) adjuster was completely loose...durr, no wonder it was ticking.
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 06:55 PM

What the hell Mat! I didn't take you for a truck guy.... You must have got the sickness as well. Before you know it the whole yard will be full :)


Nice score dude! 3" blocks and re-index the torsion bars and she will be perfect!

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 07:50 PM

I'm gonna keep it stock height for the time. I kinda like em stock height. We'll see. Yeah...my landlord already gave me some passive aggressive crap about hoping the neighbors don't complain about all the vehicles on the street... :lol: Fug em, though. Everyone and their mom parks here to walk to work around the corner.
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:20 PM

yea hopefully that solves the ticking problem..

over all its a really decent little truck, matt will have it done up nice soon enough

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:44 PM

Where was the bondo? It looked pretty straight? i saw the couple little outties.. but no bondo :blink:
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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:52 PM

I'd be very interested to hear of your solution to the filler neck. I haven't been able to fill my tank for about 8 months. No biggie, but I'm starting to miss driving the 521.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:53 PM

trucks are better ;) keep on truckin! love the 521

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 07:14 PM

I'd be very interested to hear of your solution to the filler neck. I haven't been able to fill my tank for about 8 months. No biggie, but I'm starting to miss driving the 521.

Well, I replaced it yesterday with some straight hose. The stock hose really doesn't have that much bend to it...the straight hose is kinked a little, but not totally collapsed. We'll see what happens. If it collapses too much, or if I get around to it, I'll probably get a piece of pipe bent to the correct angle and use it as a coupling. I haven't been able to find any molded hoses that would work, since nothing seems to be as big in diameter on newer vehicles (2-1/4"). There's actually a hose on the front tank on my F250 work truck that looks like it could work, but it's a utility bed and I assume the hose is custom to that particular bed as I haven't been able to find a replacement for that one.
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 10:45 PM

Good score. Nice truck. And that it made the 1,000 mile trek. Awesome!

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Posted 19 March 2011 - 09:53 AM

Good score. Nice truck. And that it made the 1,000 mile trek. Awesome!



gas gauge went bonkers, and one of the valve nuts came loose on the way, but still made it :D
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