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Old November 5th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Think I finally have the paint work on track. Met with body shop today.
Had the pizza cutters mounted. They look pretty spank.
Front floor height is right at 29, sans body.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 04:59 PM
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With the Bilsteins, it seems that the shocks are just about at the limit of travel. Granted there's no body on the chassis at the moment, but even with it on I can't see much more than another maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inch deflection. What's the next step up in length if these don't work out?
Those are bearmach big blues which give 2-3in of lift. I don't see why you could not run a 10in shock with extended bump stops and/or raised mounts or just run stock 110 springs or you can run the lowered mounts and keep the shocks (probably would still want extended bump stops). I suggest you get it all together and then decide what you want to do about the springs and/or shocks.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 05:29 PM
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Big box on my doorstep. The OE genuine SW fuel tank from Ike is here.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 07:29 PM
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OK Well, maybe not so OE and genuine after all. Ike sold me what is clearly an aftermarket repro tank. Maybe it was made twenty years ago and has a nice coating of dust but it's still a pig in a poke. Flimsy and the quality is for schmidt. Maybe it was made in some post Soviet era sweat shop in Romania, no clue. I have no idea what this thing takes for a sender. Has a round hole with two ears cut in it for the sender. Definitely can't use my OE stuff on this. Boy did I get taken on this.
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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Aren't the RRC and 110 tanks the same?

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I think so.

What size tires? Looking good...
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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:06 AM
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Aren't the RRC and 110 tanks the same?

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Probably, possibly, but those would be for a different chassis.
This chassis is 2A with coil stuff welded on. Therefore the rear legs don't have the "dip" that lets the RRC/D filler neck fit between the tub and the top of the chassis rail.

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I think so.

What size tires? Looking good...
Those are Goodyear Wrangler Kevlars in 235/85-16. I had all of them mounted, valved, and balanced at a local place for 118 for all 5.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Looking good! Sorry to hear about the fuel tank - what a PITA.

I have those Goodyears in a 35" size and they work really well. Plenty of traction in dirt but still very smooth on pavement. And not that loud either.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:16 AM
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Bill while I'm following your great build thread I find myself lusting for that chipper and backhoe....
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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Bill while I'm following your great build thread I find myself lusting for that chipper and backhoe....
haha, me too! Could have used the chipper for like 2 days straight at my house.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 07:33 AM
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Bill while I'm following your great build thread I find myself lusting for that chipper and backhoe....
I spent a day and a half two weekends ago clearing all the growth around the pond. Vines and trees had gotten all in the fence and it was a real mess. The worst are those darn cedar trees. The make nice nesting for hamster cages but that is the extent of their value on this planet as far as I am concerned. I cut them flush with the ground and put them bottom first into the chipper. They clog the F out of the thing. They have like a thousand little branches so limbing is out of the question. All you can do is shove another tree in and hope for the best.
I'd offer it to you for an extended loan, but it's an awful long haul from Cambridge to BFE, Virginia.
The best part of ownership is that you don't have to wait for all the stars to align, like you do with a rental, when you want to use it.
The backhoe is a sit-around. I have used it maybe twice in 4 years. What I really want is a grapple.
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We just burn everything instead. Chipping encourages termites. Is the backhoe universal ? Ie 3 point hitch, how many sets of hydro service does it need ? That bitch would be awesome for my home built offroad course if it would fit on the smaller 40hp John Deere aka "Little John". Big John with the cab etc won't go in the woods.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 09:27 AM
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We just burn everything instead. Chipping encourages termites. Is the backhoe universal ? Ie 3 point hitch, how many sets of hydro service does it need ? That bitch would be awesome for my home built offroad course if it would fit on the smaller 40hp John Deere aka "Little John". Big John with the cab etc won't go in the woods.
Backhoe is sub frame, sorry mate. Could always trailer the Kioti over since you have that nice big trailer!
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looks great Bill. Did you play with turning the turbo yet ? Still planning on retro fitting a Wabco system ? I think that would be awesome on a 60's vintage truck.
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Old November 8th, 2012, 05:47 PM
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looks great Bill. Did you play with turning the turbo yet ? Still planning on retro fitting a Wabco system ? I think that would be awesome on a 60's vintage truck.
Looks like I will only need to clock the aluminum turbo housing. I think the steering shaft will clear OK. Not going to use ABS on this at present.
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Looks like I will only need to clock the aluminum turbo housing. I think the steering shaft will clear OK. Not going to use ABS on this at present.
Are you using a p38 outside the frame steering box or are you able to use the rrc box ?
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RRC box cz that's what I have.

I think the P38 box would help with the radiator placement as the RRC box fouls the intercooler side. Then you have a whole other set of issues with wings, with the outboard box and I really don't like cutting into them.
The rad/intercooler install is going to be interesting, and probably the most time consuming, part of the build.
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