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Old November 29th, 2009, 10:59 PM
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Looks really great. I was thinking that I might have to get different side marker lights - but those look good.

I see you also have the Craftsman rolly-stool that likes to dump you on your ass and roll off down the driveway and into the street.
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Old November 29th, 2009, 11:18 PM
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Hey I have masted the rolly stool! I spend so much time on it working on stuff like this that I have to keep using a bottle jack to straighten it back out. It is not designed very well for sure, but in the past couple years the bolts finally quit coming loose (when does that ever happen?) and overall its been a pretty good little stool. I vaguely remember one new years where we all took a turn on it getting pulled up and down the street behind a 49cc pocket bike...
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Old November 30th, 2009, 12:31 AM
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Looks really great. I was thinking that I might have to get different side marker lights - but those look good.

I see you also have the Craftsman rolly-stool that likes to dump you on your ass and roll off down the driveway and into the street.
Jim- the bolt for the lower hing on that Mantec spare carrier has to be installed upside down to clear the NAS bumper, but you probably already figgured that out.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 01:31 AM
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i'm really diggin' that color, especially with the white rooftop. keeping this one for personal use, or are there plans to sell it as soon as it is done?
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Old November 30th, 2009, 07:44 AM
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Jim- the bolt for the lower hing on that Mantec spare carrier has to be installed upside down to clear the NAS bumper, but you probably already figgured that out.
Yeah, I immediately found that I couldn't use the supplied nut-plate since the new crossmember has a big fat weld that interferes. And I haven't been able to get my step bumper installed since the new frame rails are 1/4 in closer together than the originals. Still more work to do before I can stick that bumper on...
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Old November 30th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Joel, we discovered that the inner fenders required less cutting if the forward upper perches were re-drilled and the towers rotated ~45-degrees so that the piggyback reservoirs were parallel with the frame rail.
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Old November 30th, 2009, 05:14 PM
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Joel, we discovered that the inner fenders required less cutting if the forward upper perches were re-drilled and the towers rotated ~45-degrees so that the piggyback reservoirs were parallel with the frame rail.
The thought crossed my mind, but with the amount of engineering Equipe puts into their products, I have to believe there is a reason for the way they are built. Plus, mounting the $650ea shocks in a non standard orientation just did not sit right with me. In the end it was a royal bitch to trim the first one, but once I had it I just made a cardboard template and cut the other one out. In hindsight the absolute A number one way to do it all would have been to trim the inner wings prior to the trip to the galvanizers, so they could be blasted and re-dipped- then once everything was installed pull the towers and have the silver paint stripped off and then powdercoat. I powdercoated before installing the wings and ended up with a couple light scratches even after wrapping them in a masking tape cocoon.

Also unless my memory fails me, and it might be, there is no easy way to rotate and re-drill the towers I have here- due to the fact that the retainer studs would end up under the tube? I'll take a look later.



Steven do you think I should loosen the main bulkhead bolts, bolt down the wings where I want them, then retighten the bulkhead before finalizing the door adjustments?
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Old November 30th, 2009, 05:37 PM
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The thought crossed my mind, but with the amount of engineering Equipe puts into their products, I have to believe there is a reason for the way they are built. Plus, mounting the $650ea shocks in a non standard orientation just did not sit right with me. In the end it was a royal bitch to trim the first one, but once I had it I just made a cardboard template and cut the other one out. In hindsight the absolute A number one way to do it all would have been to trim the inner wings prior to the trip to the galvanizers, so they could be blasted and re-dipped- then once everything was installed pull the towers and have the silver paint stripped off and then powdercoat. I powdercoated before installing the wings and ended up with a couple light scratches even after wrapping them in a masking tape cocoon.

Also unless my memory fails me, and it might be, there is no easy way to rotate and re-drill the towers I have here- due to the fact that the retainer studs would end up under the tube? I'll take a look later.



Steven do you think I should loosen the main bulkhead bolts, bolt down the wings where I want them, then retighten the bulkhead before finalizing the door adjustments?

I've never had any issues mounting wings to a tightened bulkhead, nor has door adjustment been an issue. Doors typically go on last when we build a truck. I don't think you'll have any issues doing it with a loosened bulkhead though. You may discover that it is easier.

If you look at the tower (on our kit anyways) there's a flat spot that will align with the inner edge of the upper perch, which led me to believe that the towers were intended to be mounted in that position. When mounted in the original holes Marsland provided, the tower actually hangs over the edge.

To mount, I re-drilled the chassis and rotated the retainer and tower to the 'proper' angle.
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Joel.. any interest in giving up those shocks from that Freelander in the background?
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Sadly I do.. the shocks are finished.
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Old December 4th, 2009, 07:39 AM
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I see you also have the Craftsman rolly-stool that likes to dump you on your ass and roll off down the driveway and into the street.
Holy crap, I thought I was the only one!
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Old December 4th, 2009, 07:28 PM
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You guys will be proud, been worked on the truck yesterday afternoon, all last night and all day today.


Pics coming later (if I don't fall asleep)
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Old December 4th, 2009, 07:54 PM
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Old December 5th, 2009, 02:12 PM
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I finished for the night, got ready for bed, grabbed the laptop, uploaded the pics from the memory card, made it as far as opening D90 Source and clicking on the thread... and woke up a little while ago.

Getting back in the swing of things again now. Might not look like much progress picture wise, but it is really coming back together now. All the glass is in and all the body panels in place, got all the little details in place and hit the switch- had to adjust the idle bleed a little but the truck starts and runs great.

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Today I am need to find a skinnier condenser fan. I had a feeling it was gonna be a little tight once the front end was assembled, and it was. About 3/8". Wish I could get one last nice day this year where I can coat the front door panels. All the interior color change parts so far I have followed the process to a T, and all have turned out fantastic and I really need the door panels to match.

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If anyone has a QT drag link could you take some detailed pictures of the ends for me? And maybe a measurement from the centerline of the steering drop arm to the centerline of the RH end. I am afraid they might have shipped me the wrong part from taking a quick look at it last night. If the end with the tie rod is supposed to have a nut then I am missing that too.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 01:31 AM
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Got the fan taken care of and got the cage mounted today, although its coming back off tomorrow so I can finish the wiring for the X-lites.
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Old December 7th, 2009, 11:04 PM
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Why is it more people keep up with this thread when nothing is happening to the truck? LOL

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Had a small problem with the alternator not charging, I was worried my choice of a higher output GEMS Range Rover alt. was the problem but it turned out that the powdercoat on the bracket was keeping the alternator case from being finding a good ground. Made an 8g ground lead and it works perfectly.

Got the X-Lites mounted on the roll bar and hid the power/ground wires in the tube. Obviously you have to be careful doing this if you dont want to be blowing fuses left and right. Truck starts and runs like a dream, only thing left up front now is the drag link which I am missing jamb nuts for and thats about it. I bled the brakes and backed it out of the garage tonight on its own power and boy did it feel nice. Its been here almost a year now.
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We follow it all the time and only complain when there are not updats.

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What about the hood hinges? They are galvy underneath the powdercoat. [img]images/smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] I hope its turning out as nice as I planned it to be, my goals for it have been in my head as long as it has been in the garage and at this point its all so familiar that I am losing perspective on it.
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