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I saw an '07 Level II in decent condition. The wife says "oh no, not yellow". It's sitting in my driveway now. W/144Kmi

Basically the previous owner did a bunch of work, had the fuse box fire, including the passenger foot well & airbag fire. Still missing the cover in the passenger foot well. Replaced the entire front with stock looking parts. I guess he got tired of the thing, & flipped it.

Work to do:

1) fix the blend door motor. Just take it apart & clean up the carbon trace & test. I'll see how that goes.
2) The rear end has a very slight drip. Will need a new seal & perhaps a new yoke. We'll see.
3) Coil overs. Ha! Whose making those kits? Will need to finally purchase that MIG machine.
4) everything else that you all want to see.

Glad to be with a good group of mal-contents who want to make stuff better, well eventually. Who says taking the long road is such a bad thing anyway??

Anyway my name is Doug, living in Bryan, Texas. Going to keep it light & entertaining. Thanks to all who post here. All this had a huge impact to me buying another. I don't hang out so much on these forums, but will be sure to stay in touch. thx & more to come.
-MaicoDoug
 

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Today was an interesting day. All went well except....

1) The springs AND shocks are shot. Rebound dampening are total non existent. And I saw some yellow shocks (Monroe?). You can see the negative camber at the new lowered height. I'd say a 1.5 inch sag. My mind keeps saying...."not to worry, coil overs are only around the corner". I believe because of the atomic suspension crashes, new temporary shocks will keep the ball joints intact at least.

2) The CarFax report says that the truck incurred a "minor impact", that explains the headlight at max up adjustment pointing 10 feet out in front on the ground. Even the left side is maxed out shining (low beam) ~ 40 feet. Somewhere around mid span of mechanical height adjustment is where I would expect IF the front torsion bars were not sagging. Time to get out the tape measure that I completely forgot examining the truck and have a look at exactly what I bought.

3) The AC clutch is cycling at ~70% operating in the MAX position.

Anyway good to be here, and perhaps when I actually repair something, I'll start another thread.

-Doug
 
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