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post #1 of 26 Old 04-08-2012, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Does it take a second vehicle for you to work on your truck?

Is it just me or is this a common problem. I go to work on my truck and when I have it in pieces I need to borrow a car to get the right part from the parts store. I tried the local parts store for the front wheel bearing, wrong part, so I get one from the dealer after borrowing the wifeís car. So next time I buy a caliper from the dealer, check itís the right one, take the old one off and the new part is tapped wrong and I canít get the banjo bolt to thread in, the dealers dont have another one and the wife doesnít get home till after the parts store closes, so I end up calling my buddy to pick one up. I took my truck to a friends shop, and he's telling me that they had to have a second set of seals deliverd because the first set were wrong. So does anyone else keep a second car on standby when they work on their truck?
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I find it handy to have 3 or 4. That way there is usually a spare available .
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one of the main reasons i got the Excursion. Got tired of having to complete tasks over the weekend (auto to manual tranny swap in a weekend....not a fun experience) along with wife being gone for whatever reason and needing a part or two. but yea, i feel ya.
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I like to always have 2-3 cars and a motorcyle laying around. You never know.

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I'm with you, I need to find a beater before I do studs and all that other fun stuff. That could turn into a couple weeks long of a process.

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It definitely helps. I usually have to make a few trips for parts. I'm far to forgetful.

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Glad it's not just me. I thought about working in the parts store parking lot, if I could find one store that had all the parts I need in stock.
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Havinga second vehicle is definitely helpful! I figure if I have two vehicles then at any give time, one of them should be running right

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not just you. ive NEVER done anything on any vehicle without having to run out.

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cut me some slack, its a work truck.
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Sounds like its not a truck issue, all these replies sound like its the guy behind the parts counter not giving you the right parts the first time. LOL!!

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