The never ending build of my '89 stepside

Jun 6, 2006
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kelowna, bc, canada
Re: The never ending build of my '89 stepside

thanks for the compliments guys!

chevytruckguy50... all 'baby transport' is done in my wife's car!! :cool: to get those pics of our daughter, my wife was laying down across the driver's seat and center console, trying to hold our girl up just high enough that she wasn't caught in the pic too



GotCha21.... thanks. i think most of the stuff i got at www.autoanything.com

the headlights, front turn signal/parking lights and clear corner markers are all manufactured by anzo....

headlights:
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sk...s+&+Lighting

the turn lights are the second one down on this page...
http://www.autoanything.com/lights/6...0A2669463.aspx

...i guess they call them LED parking lights


the clear corner markers
http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/sku/Anzo/Corner_Light/A1R521023.html


one thing i discovered about shopping online.... do your research!!!! some places seem to have great deals but then nail you on the shipping. other places have higher prices, but free shipping (in the u.s.). generally, i found that the places with the 'free' shipping were the better deals once all costs were taken into account
 

chevychris

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Jun 6, 2006
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kelowna, bc, canada
Re: The never ending build of my '89 stepside

nothing major... just a little (simple) fix on the weekend....

i had a little issue with my truck - when i turned the heat/air/vent/fan on it wasn't allowing me to choose windshield/feet/dash vents for the air to come out - is was just sorta blowing out of all of them. i went to my local chev dealership and asked the parts guy what was broken. he told me there are these little 'arms' that have a spring in them that have likely broken. he could get me the parts - total was around $90. he gave me a print out of the part/where it's located and said that i might also have some luck at the wreckers.

so i checked out the part and sure enough it was the little 'arms' that were the problem. but the problem wasn't the arms themselves, the problem is the spring that's held in place with 2 small plastic brackets (one at each end of the spring). of course, chevy won't sell me just the plastic pieces, i have to buy the entire assembly.




so sunday morning i headed to the wreckers (which to me is like christmas... my wife just doesn't understand how much fun it is to go to a scrapyard and start pulling apart a truck - i LOVE it!!)

i found the little plastic parts i needed - which was great - and on top of that, the wreckers didn't charge me for them!! sweet!

i also found a bunch of parts that i don't need just yet, but will be handy to have for future stuff!
 
Jun 6, 2006
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kelowna, bc, canada
Re: The never ending build of my '89 stepside

are you referring to the digital cluster or the 'needle' cluster??

both are from dakota digital

i currently have this one in my truck: http://www.dakotadigital.com/index....tegory_id=421/home_id=-1/mode=prod/prd159.htm

but will be switching to this version once i've got a spare $800 kicking around: http://www.dakotadigital.com/index....tegory_id=421/home_id=-1/mode=prod/prd911.htm


***with the above cluster - i did hear back from dakota digital that they will do a custom cluster in metric at no additional charge. they just don't stock them, so turn around time is 6-8 weeks
 
Jul 5, 2013
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Rossville, Georgia
Re: The never ending build of my '89 stepside

Well, after seeing that price on that one you got in there right now, ill just change the bulbs in my factory one for now and imagine its digital :cool:
That's a helluva nice truck you got there by the way man ! Love checking the progress on this thing!
 
Jun 6, 2006
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kelowna, bc, canada
Re: The never ending build of my '89 stepside

it's not that hard to do... you need to use manual mode on a dslr - just slow down your shutter speed so you get some motion blur and adjust the iso & f-stop on the camera so the picture isn't over exposed. you just follow the vehicle as it passes and click away. i think my wife drove by 4 or 5 times, just to make sure i'd have a bunch to chose from.
 
Apr 25, 2013
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slidell, la
Re: The never ending build of my '89 stepside

Man I just spent like 2 hours going thru the build.. great looking truck! I love stepsides... its like hips on a woman... lol. Keep it up man!