Upgraded my dingy water filled headlights with LED's. I may have made a mistake on getting the black ones. Now the truck looks like it has black eyes or at the least the headlights look like they're still full of water. I'm sure I'll get over it. I still need to do my instrument lights and looks like one of my front marker lights went out. I was looking for LED lights for another project and stumbled upon these 4x6's for tractors.
I purchased the headlights here.
I took the boat out Saturday, but had some issues with the crank trigger not moving freely. I replaced the new teflon bearing with the old one and now it works flawlessly. I have a new winch strap and shift counter level coming to repair the forward control box. So in the free time I made a box to cover the trolling motor batteries. I'll pick up two more seat poles this week. I found that it's cheaper to stack seat poles than to buy one 23 inch seat pole. Go figure.
More pics here.
I was looking around in old parts boxes today when I found these really kewl hinges. I examined them for a bit and right before I tossed them back in the box I had an epiphany. Instead of spending 60-70$ on a RAM mount why don't I just build my own. I needed some thing that wouldn't tear the cover when it was on, so this is what I came up with. I still lack a locking mechanism. I was thinking about a sliding window sash lock or touch catch.
Not the first time I've worked on this Caballero. My Dad's last in a great line of El Camino's and Caballero's. This has allot already done to it, but it still desperately needs help.
- New upper and lower control arms
- New shocks
- New draglink
- New tie rods
- New idle arm
- New rear air shocks
- New tires
- Rebuilt Rochester Quadra-bog (might get a 750 dbl pumper)
- New alternator
- New ac compressor
- New ac lines
- New windscreen washer and tank
- Steering sector
- Steering wheel (Absolutely nasty with human slime)
- Brake hoses, all five (they feel swollen)
- Drums, discs, pads and shoes
- Door hinge pins and bushings
- Door striker bolt
assessment still ongoing.
Short little video of the little things we've gotten done so far.