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My truck was just painted and next weekend I will be doing an engine swap. Even the guy who painted my truck told me if I chip it bring it back and he would fix it no charge. I was walking out of WalMart and saw these noodles . so I bought a couple and now this is defiantly the way to save chipping the paint. here's a video.

The pupple piece of wire loom by the oil cap I tested after driving all day and it didn't melt so looking good so far.


PERTTY SOON I'M GOING TO HAVE TO DO ONE CALLED THE BEST OF:poke:

CLICK ON PICTURE THIS IS NOODLING CALIF. WAY:secret:

 

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Be careful that doesn't mark your fresh paint. It takes about 120 days to fully cure.
 

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I always used old army blankets and movers' blankets. Not being in a rush is critical...
 

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I always used old army blankets and movers' blankets. Not being in a rush is critical...
that's the whole plan. I have been collecting everything I need and checking it twice. I can't think of anything I messed but sure there:beer: is. When I did all my air conditioning I took my time by myself with help here and it was perfect the first time. Too fast takes twice as long.
 

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Be careful that doesn't mark your fresh paint. It takes about 120 days to fully cure.

I will you can count on that. but were pulling the motor straight up and out with no hood so I should be good to go. also have a big long hoist.

 

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It should be "cake". Send the women shopping, turn your cell off, chill some beers and tell everyone to stay away. Distractions are usually how I get screwed up when I am doing something of a delicate nature.
 

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It should be "cake". Send the women shopping, turn hour cell off, chill some beers and tell everyone to stay away. Distractions are usually how I get screwed up when I am doing something of a delicate nature.

By the end of the week I should have everything I can swap on the new motor and the old one unbolted and when Rich comes over sat, to help most of his time can be spent on the prep and final check before cranking it over.:beer: and I live alone:nanawrench::nanawrench:
 

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..Don't let that hood ornament poke ya in the belly..:poke:
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You can use a ilttle blue or green masking tape on underhood areas you want extra protection on.
If you want help removing the hood, drop it off at a paint shop to have the underside done on the way home before starting & get them to help set it in place when you're done. 2 problems solved at one time. You could do the drill 2 1/8" alignment holes through each hinge & hood trick to help re-alignment.
 
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