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Old November 9th, 2012, 07:33 AM
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Running the 'lectric and plumbing. Epoxy painting the fuel tank and drive shafts. Sorting out the rear axle. On board air using the RRC EAS pump and tank. Exhaust. Rad/IC mount. Hydraulic winch mount.
After all that the body goes on and the interior fitted out. Then drive it.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 12:38 PM
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Bill nice wheels, but asking whats the prize for spotting the bulkhead on the forward side of the out rigger? or you just messing with us?
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Old November 12th, 2012, 01:42 PM
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ok my bad, its been a while since i've worked on a series
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Old November 12th, 2012, 07:27 PM
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John your wheels are looking pretty badass with the Kevlars. The tire shop said they wobble but so what!

------ Follow up post added November 12th, 2012 08:30 PM ------

Picked up more panels at the paint shop today. Stripped and painted the tank I got from Ike. I think I can make it servicable. Put POR-15 on as first coat and then "Hardnose" black one coat. More coats in the future.
It was covered with the worst black laquer paint that came off with just a light wire brush.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 08:48 PM
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If you squirt rust inhibitor (I have PB corrosion stop) into the gaps and then caulk them so that no water gets in, that tank should be fine especially because you will have diesel inside of it.
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Old November 12th, 2012, 09:16 PM
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My tire shop said the same about the new pro comp rock crawlers fitted with duratracs I put on the 90
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Old November 20th, 2012, 11:50 AM
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brought home more parts from paint. My wiring harness is here.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Painted tank.

I thought I'd be all clever and see if I could somehow use the old tank sender. Turns out I'm about five years too late on that deal. Not much left of it.
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Is that the one from Ike ?
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Yes that's the one.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Looking good. I had to look up hardnose - looks pretty impressive.
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Well. Lots of riveting action, literally!

Picked up the last of the stuff from paint. For no explicable reason I started in on the tub. There were two major issues that needed attention. One was the left rear panel had to be replaced and the other was fitting the cappings onto the distorted corners.
Every rivet required coaxing, contortion, and a different plan of attack. This would often involve clamps, blocks of wood and figuring a means of flattening the rivet. Some were dead easy, some took 15 minutes of up front work. In the end the tub cappings took up the better part of of a day.
Looks great. Still need to get one more on each side where the outside of the wheel box meets the capping. Needs a longer rivet and access sux.
I also did all the roof side rivets, got the Z channels on the coach roof.
Also installed the fuel tank.
Much time was spent noodling out the IC/rad thing. I think I have a plan....
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Pics? What kind of rivets did you use?
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 08:28 PM
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No pics. Maybe next time. McMaster Carr domed aluminum rivets just like Ma Rover used to make.
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There's one thing I have too get off my chest, which is that I inadvertently allowed an irreplaceable 2A middle door bottom skin to be destroyed by the paint shop guy. I left one fire damaged one and the good one at the shop. The good one was for taking a paint sample from. The fire damaged one was for him to take a section piece from to repair the tub side. I guess i don't have to tell you which one he cut up. Heartbroken, and mad at myself no end.
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There's one thing I have too get off my chest, which is that I inadvertently allowed an irreplaceable 2A middle door bottom skin to be destroyed by the paint shop guy. I left one fire damaged one and the good one at the shop. The good one was for taking a paint sample from. The fire damaged one was for him to take a section piece from to repair the tub side. I guess i don't have to tell you which one he cut up. Heartbroken, and mad at myself no end.
That sucks!

But somewhat not surprised on the shop's part. It seems whenever I am not crazy explicit with what I want done - the shop will not get it correct. It's like you have to write down step by step instructions with diagrams and the whole 9 yards. Why on earth would he not cut up the fire damaged one? Or at least a phone call to double check.

Enjoying reading about the build - will be a great rig when all done.
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Yeah well, these guys aren't one of those thousand points of light....
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You know what would have helped? Pictures.

Just kidding. Sorry to hear this. This kind of story and the galvy one scare the crap out of me.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 05:39 AM
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It's cool I have fresh galvy framed middle doors with new (s3, another one of Ike's blown calls) skins.
The 2A skins have different rivet holes at the door pocket and holes for the drains.
Still have one good spare 2A skin
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Bill, did you separate the drip rail from the roof top and get it galvanized?
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