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Been taking it out every, to every other weekend to try and root out any issues that weren't obvious on immediate inspection, and everything has been holding tight. Only gripe is the right cotter pin to the cab cradle likes to walk out if you get too frisky, so looking into some remedies for that, but otherwise been great so far. (... and if anyone has a window crank knob I could still use that!)
What cotter pin? Do you have a pic?
 

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What cotter pin? Do you have a pic?
Don't a pic of it specifically, but it's this one (from the TMs ... same side amazingly enough):
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Looks like the spring-loaded piece on the end of that pin is sticking, so I figure I'll just get another, or make a more secure holding mechanism. Easy fix regardless.
 

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Don't a pic of it specifically, but it's this one (from the TMs ... same side amazingly enough):
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Looks like the spring-loaded piece on the end of that pin is sticking, so I figure I'll just get another, or make a more secure holding mechanism. Easy fix regardless.
Ok. I was hoping you weren’t pinning the air bags down. So it’s only in the stowed position you are having the problem?
 

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Ok. I was hoping you weren’t pinning the air bags down. So it’s only in the stowed position you are having the problem?
Yep, stays in until you start jostling the cab too violently. As I said though, easy fix. New pin or a steel bracket can put a stop to that. Even though the left one is holding, I'll probably put a sturdier retainer on that one as well.
 

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Yep, stays in until you start jostling the cab too violently. As I said though, easy fix. New pin or a steel bracket can put a stop to that. Even though the left one is holding, I'll probably put a sturdier retainer on that one as well.
But you’re not SUPPOSED to pin the cab especially when off road. That is for shipping only. It should only be stowed not pinned to keep the air bags from working.
 

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But you’re not SUPPOSED to pin the cab especially when off road. That is for shipping only. It should only be stowed not pinned to keep the air bags from working.
Well today I learned ... The thing was kind of half-hammered in when I got it, so checked the docs, and first result must have been related to shipping. Led me to believe it needed to be installed. Good to know that's one less thing to do.
 

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Very nice rig - not only the upgrade lights, but also a nice newer-style grill in the front.
I can see one reason it's not a runner: the rear drive shaft disassembled in the cab. First thing I'd find a good truck driveline shop and take the shaft down for rebuild. Probably do the front as well at the same time.
Then inspect the engine for missing parts, like alternator nuts and bolts, and the bolts for the bracket between the air compressor and the power steering pump. That was severely messed up on my truck, but got noticed and fixed in short order.
Welcome, and enjoy!
Good call on the drive line. Mine was out of phase on the front shaft. Believe someone removed mine for some reason and pulled it apart and stuck it back together three splines off. Nice job someone but next time you do not have to pull them apart like you did and then put it back in the truck!! I just took my best guess and rotated it counter clockwise the three splines, put it together and took it for a ride. Must have gotten lucky with the balance and the rotation as there is no vibration and runs smooth.
 
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