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Old 12-01-2017, 11:33 AM   #231
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A quick weekend in the woods.





"fixed" the broken and rattling running board. LWB problems....

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Old 12-01-2017, 11:34 AM   #232
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One more quick project down. I needed better access to the propane tank. I had a 6" deck plate in the tool box, it was enough to turn the gas on and off, but not fill the tank, I had planned on a remote fill (and may still do that) but I couldn't even get the remote fill parts hooked up without dropping the tank.

Sooo in comes a bigger hole.


Round corners dont crack as easily.


Annnnnd door.



Much better access, I am going to ask my local fill guy if he can work with that rather than the remote fill....
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:40 PM   #233
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Finished up the backup light project.

Finally bought a riv nut tool, where have these been all my life?! No more trying to hold a box wrench on the back side for me!



Cheap Amazon light bar. Tied to the trailer reverse light circuit. Just clears the license plate light, and the door latches.


More light!
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:15 PM   #234
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A storm was headed through Friday night which was supposed to bring snow. So what did we do? Pack up and go looking for it!

Off the highway and headed up for more altitude


Found the snow line, so we parked and called it a spot for the night. Whipped up some tasty dinner and had a nice little fire. A couple went by just as we were headed inside for dinner, just after dark. Driving a 4x4 early 80's Toyota Chinook camper, say hi if your on here! Looked awesome



Woke up to 2" of new stuff! So pretty.


Kid and dog had a good time.


No drama heading down in the morning, we were a little worried as its pretty steep. I had grabbed some chains on the way home from work, but first gear idled us down the hill safely.

Now the interesting parts..... 4x4 doesn't work.... At least the hubs wont lock in with vacuum as they are supposed to. Hubs lock fine manually.
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Old 12-06-2017, 01:06 AM   #235
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Finished up the backup light project.

Finally bought a riv nut tool, where have these been all my life?! No more trying to hold a box wrench on the back side for me!
Great idea for the light!

FIY...I've had single rivnuts come loose and pull out in alum. If you notice streak of grey on the alum below the mounting bolts it means something coming loose.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:39 AM   #236
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Thanks, I'll keep an eye on them!

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Old 12-06-2017, 11:14 AM   #237
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Decided to do a little "camp light" project. Sometimes I hate having the bright outdoor lights on, so I did some little puddle lights along the bottom edge of the truck. Enough light to find the stairs, but not be overly bright.

Start with cheap marker lights, they mount in a 3/4" hole.


Bottom flange that runs around the truck is ~1.25", works great, drill a 3/4" hole.


Pop in the rubber ring first, them slip the light in it.
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:15 AM   #238
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One cheap light up switch from Amazon, still need to make the bracket.... Apparently I am out of large angle alum.


And done. Camera makes it a little brighter than it is, but they don't shine in your eyes, and give enough light to find the stairs etc.
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:40 PM   #239
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I used 2 LED strips (6 foot each) under our new truck...
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Looks good!

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