Been busy yesterday and today... Rear end on a '96 Dakota. Customer had it towed over, jacked up the rear end and put it in gear. Sounded like a brake problem at first (actually it kind of was), because there was mad noise coming from the drum. Pulled the drums off and the passenger side brakes in the rear kind of fell apart, the hardware was so old and rusty that it just called it quits. Pulled the diff cover off, and found the spider gear half gone with metal shavings and cylindrical bearings all up in the fluid. These trucks had the choice of 3.21, 3.50, or 3.90 gears in the back. Looked at every yard within a 75 mile radius of here, went through about 60 Dakotas and they ALL were the 3.50s, some 3.21s. A few yards could get the 3.90 rear end but they all wanted $400+. I thought that was a little ridiculous, I got the bright idea to look on car-part.com and found one for $250 about 5 miles from the garage. Had them deliver it. REEEETARD, should've just checked the Internet first. Got that fucker, put it in. New u-bolts, rear brake hardware, ran 2 new brake lines, bolted the shocks back up (even though they were completely shot), bolted driveshaft back up, and finished it. Apparently that 3.90 rear end is extremely rare. If it was 2wd I'd just have thrown any one in there, but not having the 4x4 work really brings down the value of the truck. Did both lower ball joints on a '01 Nissan Quest. Real simple, 3 17mm nuts holding the rivets down and it comes right off. Rear motor mount on an '86 Tempo. How often do you see one of those anymore? Lol... anyways, another simple one. 3 bolts and a nut and it's done. Did a brake line and an exhaust fix on a '97 Ram 1500. Talk about a shiny turd, this hick thinks this truck is in mint condition. "No rust!"... except that it's been repainted (over the rust), the body looks somewhat nice but underneath is rotted to hell. Talking about how he never drives it in the winter, doesn't drive it to the store because of cart dings, all this crap that is totally unnecessary because the thing is a piece. 2 3/16 standard brake line ran from the splitter in the front to the hose in the rear. Oil change and rotors/pads all the way around on a '07 Rav4. Would have rather not done it because the people are straight out of China and on top of being extremely difficult to talk to, they're the cheapest motherfuckers I've ever met in my life. Don't understand that more expensive parts are BETTER, you get what you pay for. One stopped by when it was done and he made a comment about the Snap-On 1/2" drive ratchet, "oh look nice, how much?" "$210" "TWO HUNDRED TEN DOLLA? China we make, look same, maybe $15" "yeah, but the China ratchet will last for maybe a few days, then it'll be broken. Cheap shit." Tomorrow have an oil pressure sensor and a coolant temp sensor (and oil change) on a '04 Ram 1500. Getting real sick of Dodge trucks lately, considering the brake line on the '97 was a bitch to run where the stock one goes, I didn't want it just hanging under the truck all half-ass like I would do if I still worked in the hood.