Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: st.louis, mo
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Not sure if this correct place for this or not but hoping to get some of yourideas.
I’ve had my truck now for 12 years and up till now I’ve kept it in pretty decent shape. Or so I thought. But a couple of weeks ago I was driving home down a two lane winding highway at night and there was a freshly fallen tree that landed just over the white line and into my lane. I didn’t see it and a six inch diameter branch that was four feet off the ground scratched and dented all the way down the side of my truck. Damaging from headlight to tail light.
I love my truck and finally have the drivetrain right where I want it. So I do t want to get rid of the truck. I do autobody for a living so repairing it is not a big deal. But there will be a lot of rust repair. At least to the bed. The branch ripped my wheel flare off and basically the bedside and inner and outer wheel arches are gone from rust.
The plan is to replace both bedsides, inner and outer wheel houses. Fix doors and fender. And pull cab and bed to por15 the frame and undersides of cab and bedside. Also gonna put cowl hood new headlights and tail lights and installing fourth gen seats. I plan to spend all winter doin this in my garage. So my question is, is there anything you recommend for me to do to motor to keep it healthy from not being used over the winter. Like should I drain all fluids or put some type of additive in it or what? Then also, is there anything you guys can recommend I do to the truck while everything is completely torn apart that would help make truck last longer, or perform better, or anything like that.
04.5 2500 qcsb ,DTT trans,stainless stk/s475, Hamilton pushrods and springs, raptor150, bms 100hp injectors,fleece stroker 10mm,smarty tnt, bds 6" longarms, black 5in tbe, snow perf w/m, cat 2mic fuel/fil,