And this, boys and girls is why some people build a trailer instead of a truck.
Also, why we learn to fix stuff ourselves.
But seriously, I feel your pain!!
Many things sound similar to my 1st build attempt.
FYI, it was probably not your brake pedal causing the problem.
It was either the height adjustment ( if you have that ) or the switch.
I fixed mine with a bungee cord.
THAT is probably what was killing the batteries.
That was not what was fried or stole the batteries.
Anyway, I would be looking at the master cylinder and or proportioning valve.
And do it before you build much further.
You said they replaced the caliper ??
If it got hot enough for a fire, they should have done the rotor and the bearings while they had the rotor off.
During the build the truck tends to sit a lot and do nothing.
I try to drive mine around every few weeks. More if possible.
That's how you learn whats wrong with it.
I know.... hard to do while you got other stuff on the go...
On my current build ( 2nd try )
I have already replaced both batteries, starter, bunch of the front end components, wheels, tires, etc.
I accept it as part of the process.
The 1st truck was WAY worse, and way older. It was a 73 or 76, so it was close to yours.
That's exactly why I changed trucks.
When I found an 89 come up for 3k, I busted my hump to get it before someone else did.
Although I loved the simplicity of the old truck, It was just that, an OLD truck.
I thought it would be ok for a - drive around town- kinda lunch truck.
But I heard that the real money is in the outa town festivals.
I love the story.
Thanks for sharing.
We all get a big smile at other peoples pain.
It helps keep our own crap in perspective.
Plus its great therapy!
post edited by Blakkmoon - 2017/11/09 09:24:58