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Picked up an 06 LBZ a couple weeks ago and finally got around to starting a thread.











So far I've cleaned it, replaced the batteries, got most of things moved over from my old truck, and put some ditch light brackets on.



 

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What are you gonna use it for? Looks like it could have been a portable welding outfit at one time. Sure has enough tool/storage space!
Well, mainly I got a good deal on it and needed the 4 wheel drive and power. As much as I love my 96 C2500, I just needed a little more capability. If I can get my stuff in order, I hope to find a welder helper job on the pipeline this spring and eventually start welding.

I guess I could have introduced my truck better. It was originally set up as some sort of welder/service truck but never left the shop. The second owner bought it a few years ago with about 26,000 miles and shortly after put new injectors in. It was used as a construction work truck but stayed in pretty good shape. Now I have it as the third owner.



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Finally got around to putting my ditch lights on today. Also put in some 9011/9012 bulbs awhile back.




Pulled out the useless cubby and zip tied my switch in place for now. This will all be done correctly later, I'm just trying to decide if I want to make a switch plate here, or put one in my covered cigarette lighter. Plus I plan on getting a couple more lights and might put them on the same switch and make up my own harness.

 

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So last week I went to the junkyard and found a jump seat with center console to put in place of my non-folding middle seat. The lid was busted up, the latch was gone, and it was dark grey instead of the light grey that's in my truck. Today I went to another junkyard and was able to find not only a good lid and latch, but also another seat that's actually the right color. Wasn't to worried about color at first cause I think I'll end up putting an LT2 console in down the road, but since I found a good one, I figured I might as well grab it.

 

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Yesterday I got my new radio harness all soldered together and an android radio installed.


Also relocated the airbag switch and put one of those little cubbies in. It's barely too small to hold my phone, but I'm sure it'll still be more useful than the 4x4 switch space cubby. I wasted way too much time trying to do the resistor/auto headlight mod while I was in there, but couldn't ever reach well enough. I don't know how you guys that have done this ever got the wires unplugged. One of these days I'll just have to pull the dash off.
 

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Can say from experience, those android head units are trash. There’s a reason why they’re so cheap.


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Oh. Well it works great so far. I would have gladly gone with a pioneer, kenwood, or something, but none of the name brands have the options I wanted.
 

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Between today and yesterday, I got my oil changed, tires rotated, new fuel filter, put a folding center seat in (disconnected the seatbelt wires while seats were out, no more annoying light/chime)...

...pulled the dash apart and did the auto headlight resistor mod...

...and got my cb antennas mounted and the coax ran up under the dash.

 

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Yeah, I don't much care for them. I'd like to put some k2xx mirrors on eventually, like I had on my 96. I'm just not in a position to worry about the body work right now.
 

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Went to a couple junkyards today and found everything to add 99-02 fog lights to my truck besides the driver side light.

Also got some floor mats and Hella ballasts from a BMW.

 

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I couldn't find any in the yards I went to. Plus the bumper's a little bent out of shape on one side, so I don't know if a valence would fit on it right. Down the road I'd like to get a buckstop or road armor bumper anyways.
 
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