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Ordered the GM Bed Light Kit.
 
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Three wing knobs, try Ace Hardware or Rockler Woodworking. If you have a Woodcraft store, they may have them.
 

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Three wing knobs, try Ace Hardware or Rockler Woodworking. If you have a Woodcraft store, they may have them.
Sadly 1/2-13 isn't a normal size for those. McMaster Carr has one I think but the mobile lookup kinda sucks and I haven't hit the laptop yet to continue the search. Plus I'm an avid builder of random crap so I'll use these ones I have for some project for sure anyway. Amazon just had the fastest shipping and price at $2/knob. And the flexibility to either do a through hole nut or a bolt of whatever length. Once I'm back from Chicago, and visiting the guys at Tackform, I will continue that search. But thank you for the references on those places. Fyi I also checked locally at Lowes, Home Depot, Tractor Supply Company, and Fastenal. Fastenal had a stainless product at way outrageous pricing and you had to buy pack qty. I didn't need to spend over $100 for one knob 😂
 
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You will never see them at Lowes, HD, etc. That is usually best found in the Woodworking stores. My Do It Best hardware store has everything, cost more, but when I really need something odd, I go there, 1/2 mile away. HD and Lowes are 5 miles away and never have what I need.
 

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Did an oil change this morning. At 70 years old, I really do not enjoy that job anymore.
 

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Did an oil change this morning. At 70 years old, I really do not enjoy that job anymore.
It doesn't get better at 73!

Hardest part is getting back up from the ground.
 

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Lets see. This week, I've added rain guards, removed the rear seat, added running boards, removed the antenna, and added a couple of tie downs to the bed. Next up, install the seat covers. I'm going to put my S10's bed may in the back until my Line-X appointment at the end of the month. Hoping to make a dump run with it this weekend.
 

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Did an oil change this morning. At 70 years old, I really do not enjoy that job anymore.
It doesn't get better at 73!

Hardest part is getting back up from the ground.
I hear you I just did my last one two I turned 85 last week.
Well that is lots of encouragement for this 50 year old.

Must say the wheels are tires always seem so heay now when they get rotated..

The joys of the ageing process.
 

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Your going to want that mat even after Line-X. I have the factory spray inbedliner and it is SLICK. I used my GM points to buy a Bedrug mat for mine.
If it’s slick they changed the formula since I had my 09 Sierra done when new. That one was grippy as hell. Half the time I regretted having it because it made loading stuff harder.

Today’s truck related activity was adding tie down cleats to the bed. Three retractable ones on each size.
 

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Almost done with the water tank. Motivation has been a little low. It hasn't been hot, but it's so humid (for Vegas). Just need the back plate, then build a front mount with it in the truck. Almost out of argon, so this will be cutting it close.

Don't judge the welds. I hate inside corners with a passion. Need a better TIG for Aluminum.

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I painted the trailer hitch if that counts. And dropped the Ford off at the dealer with it.

Windshield got a massive crack the night we took delivery and they finally got one in. (Had 30 miles on it?). The service writer said didn't say the glass on the new trucks is particularly soft and has some issues... allegedly. Based on the fact the finger prints on it scratched it I may believe him.

Then towed the boat to the marina. Still impresses me how well these trucks tow. Switch to tow haul, quarter throttle and let the ecm runit out to 4k on the shift. They're great. Once the Ford goes past 1k you're "allowed" to tow so I'll see how much better it is if at all.
 

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It's in and no leaks! Holds 14gal comfortably. Can almost squeeze 15gal if it's at the right angle, but that's not needed. Still need to sort out the front mount and may need to trim or bend that bottom lip outward. It's just barely resting on the carpet. You can see the front is just slightly higher compared to the fridge. IDK why I didn't just cut it off. Oh well, we are here now. It's workable as is. Did a temp connection to the pump, so it's fully operational now. Was running the last weld bead on fumes (tank gauge was reading zero, but regulator still held pressure), so I'm not modifying anything until I get more argon next week.

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Pardon my folks, they were just enjoying the shade.. took the family to the beach this past week and broke out my 270 batwing canopy.

I have a crap ton of updating to do on my build thread, but the canopy did well, especially in the crazy wind we had.
 

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It's in and no leaks! Holds 14gal comfortably. Can almost squeeze 15gal if it's at the right angle, but that's not needed. Still need to sort out the front mount and may need to trim or bend that bottom lip outward. It's just barely resting on the carpet. You can see the front is just slightly higher compared to the fridge. IDK why I didn't just cut it off. Oh well, we are here now. It's workable as is. Did a temp connection to the pump, so it's fully operational now. Was running the last weld bead on fumes (tank gauge was reading zero, but regulator still held pressure), so I'm not modifying anything until I get more argon next week.

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What are you using for air/water pressure?

I’ve got the 8 gal WaterPort and I’m champing at the bit to get some sort of compressor on it after just one week/trip of usage. My short term fix was to buy one of those handheld air compressors off Amazon (which worked great, for what it is), but it just takes a long time to build pressure if the tanks not completely full up
 

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What are you using for air/water pressure?

I’ve got the 8 gal WaterPort and I’m champing at the bit to get some sort of compressor on it after just one week/trip of usage. My short term fix was to buy one of those handheld air compressors off Amazon (which worked great, for what it is), but it just takes a long time to build pressure if the tanks not completely full up
Having a pressurized tank inside the cab is not an option. Even a modest 40psi over a tank this size can be dangerous. I'm using a FloJet 12v water pump. Self primes, auto shutoff so much less 12v amperage draw, instant pressure, and less complicated than the air route. Flows ~3gal/min which is plenty.

Ideally, you'd want constant pressure for the waterport, so wiring/plumping the compressor full time would be the ticket. Just use a pressure switch to auto maintain the pressure.
 
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