Monday, October 6, 2008

U-bolt redux

With the help of a local vandweller who is extremely experienced with anything mechanical, and who has access to a well-stocked tool shed, we jacked the box up high enough to move the wood shims into their right places. I then torqued the u-bolts back down and all is now as close to original factory condition as I think I can get it without spending a lot of unnecessary money and time. Took a couple hours total.

It rained a bit over the weekend-- first rain since May, IIRC--, which reminds me that winter is now here. So this week I have to Parr-Bond the cab to the box, and maybe try to Kool Seal the crunched box corner too. And fix the window. Then, I am weatherproof and ready for winter.

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