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Hello Stove Bolt
#1345345 Fri Feb 07 2020 12:21 AM
Joined: Feb 2020
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I am Daniel from Buckley Washington. This is my 51 mix and match. The cab is a 51 3/4t and the engine and chassis are from a 54. The tranny is a late model S10 5 speed. The rear end came from a 95 Tahoe. I bought this two years ago and haven't driven my Jeep since. No more idiot lights. No more computer. I am not a mechanic but with Stove Bolt and YouTube I am able to keep up with maintenance and am gaining way! There were no shocks or mounts on the back. I had a shop do that for me. I got one king pin out but not the other. LoL. So I sent the whole axle to a man in Oklahoma who sand blasted it, painted it, straightened it and installed standard size pins. Didn't cost that much either. I did refurbish and upgrade the heater myself. I changed the door hinges, pins, latches and strikers and it banged loud and kind of latched...sometimes. Couldn't open from the inside. I followed two tech notes in this forum and my doors close lock and open correctly now. It was pretty easy.

I searched everywhere and could not figure out why none of the driver door latches have a key lock mechanism. The hole is in the latch but no lock. I thought it was an after market glitch. There is no key hole in my driver door either. When I ordered the key lock cylinder for the passenger door there was a note that said the driver's door did not come with a cylinder lock my model year (51). I think I will have someone install an electric lock for the driver door. I'm not into entering and exiting on passenger side. Right now I am just using "the club" to lock things.

Thank you,

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Re: Hello Stove Bolt
DanielMac #1345364 Fri Feb 07 2020 02:59 AM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt madness. There is no cure! shake
Glad you had a positive experience with Nostalgia Sids in Guthrie, Ok

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Re: Hello Stove Bolt
DanielMac #1345367 Fri Feb 07 2020 03:26 AM
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Welcome to the 'bolt. I grew up in Orting and was constantly threatened with being sent to a certain facility in Buckley

Another quality post.

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Re: Hello Stove Bolt
DanielMac #1345384 Fri Feb 07 2020 12:36 PM
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Welcome to the BOLT. Nice truck. You seem to be doing everything right, just take your time and don't get in over your head. Sid is a great guy to deal with, I have one of his dropped axles, real good work.


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Re: Hello Stove Bolt
DanielMac #1345398 Fri Feb 07 2020 02:36 PM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt. We are here to help and no such thing as a stupid question around here. Nice looking truck.
By the way, here in the south we call a truck with many different parts a "Dukes Mixture" LOL
Good to have you here, see you around the garage.

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Re: Hello Stove Bolt
DanielMac #1345434 Fri Feb 07 2020 05:29 PM
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welcome neighbor! Not sure on the older ones but on the Taskforce era trucks, you can use passenger side lock parts and make both driver and passenger side lock with a key.


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