Drove the truck to the grocery store last wednesday. Truck sounded louder than usual. Got home, and sure enough, exhaust had fully separated right after the cats. Poked around under there and figured out what coupler/etc i'd need to do the repair. Need the truck this weekend.
My M18 grinder was still at the tool depot, being repaired under warranty, so I hopped on the moto and ran out to storage to grab my shitty old corded one. Ground down the welds, made some modifications to the coupler to get everything to fit over the parts I couldn't get the grinder to.
Go to put the clamps on thursday night, and one of the clamps is missing the nuts. Truck still inop.
Friday night, stop by Ace and pick up two flange nuts for the clamp. Get 'em on, do a fuel run, and quick run to home depot. Running well.
Going to have my buddy's shop (shop I actually trust) replace the slowly-leaking heater core, investigate why it overheats on a hard pull with a trailer (didn't used to get that warm with the same trailer behind it, so something's up), and while they've got it, i'll have them do a more permanent repair on the exhaust.
Needed the pickup saturday for a tower decommissioning. Like climbing a wet noodle... everything came down fairly easily, but goddamn was it sketchy af over 40ft (of 60ft).
May not be the most fuel-efficient vehicles, but damn they're handy to have. Old junk getting moved around.
Saturday night, finish the prepwork for a bedliner. $80-ish DIY roll-on kit from autozone.
Not super pumped about this stuff (Herculiner). First "primer" coat went on okay, but I feel like i'm going to need a lot more than the 1gal (and additional qt I bought just-in-case) that came with the kit. Like, a lot more.
Waiting on the first coat to cure right now, sun's going down... either finish out the material I have later tonight or tomorrow morning.
I feel like i'll have to buy another kit and throw on one or two more coats before it's sufficiently thick/durable.