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Old 11-12-2017, 03:45 PM   #221
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i can't believe you dont have a winch on that thing!
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Old 11-12-2017, 03:47 PM   #222
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i can't believe you dont have a winch on that thing!
I hope too eventually.... $$ bumpers and winches are both super expensive for big trucks....

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Old 11-14-2017, 10:55 AM   #223
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So one of the guys over at Grassroots Motorsports forum just so happens to work for Webasto. He saw my incorrect fuel line and sent me a roll of the correct stuff! Apparently they actually use the fuel line ID as part of the fueling system metering. Too large of an ID (like my rubber) will actually over fuel the heater. He said it would likely work fine for a long while, but eventually it will kill the fire box. The pulse pump needs the restriction I guess.

Correct stuff.


So I got around to installing it between the fuel pump and heater last night anyway. Uhhh yeah no good pictures under there, but its clear tubing in place of the rubber.

Still rubber to the tank, not exactly sure how I will get around that one yet, but its only about 24"

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OK a couple of tiny updates.

Added a cell booster antenna. Will see how that works.



Added a handle to the bed, much easier to lift!


And worked on a backup camera. Huge fail so far.... Its wifi based and I had an old phone I was going to use for the screen. The idea os good, but the transmitter that claims 150m, is more like two. Too much metal I guess, as soon as I walk around the side of the truck it just drops.

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Stuck it all in a tupperware on the back of this panel, tapped the license plate light for power.


It works if you stand behind the truck..... not so helpful. I may **** with it later, or just get something different.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:40 AM   #225
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I'm the new guy here...but in no way new to mods/upgrades

My compliments on the design and workmanship Java.

It is great finding a site to share ideas.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:42 AM   #226
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Thank you! I appreciate the fine words.

I too like this site! I lurked for a long time gathering ideas. Glad I could give some back finally.

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Don't know if you where able to run the (3mm??) Webasto fuel line the last 24" into the tank.

When I've done this before I used a compression x 1/4"MIP (pipe thread) connected to the tank and another compression fitting on the end of the tube. The weight of the second fitting holds the tube down so it sits on the bottom of the tank.
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Don't know if you where able to run the (3mm??) Webasto fuel line the last 24" into the tank.

When I've done this before I used a compression x 1/4"MIP (pipe thread) connected to the tank and another compression fitting on the end of the tube. The weight of the second fitting holds the tube down so it sits on the bottom of the tank.
I haven't yet, but it seems to be working well so far.

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Don't know if you where able to run the (3mm??) Webasto fuel line the last 24" into the tank.

When I've done this before I used a compression x 1/4"MIP (pipe thread) connected to the tank and another compression fitting on the end of the tube. The weight of the second fitting hold the tube down so it sits on the bottom of the tank.

This is where I've had my head stuck for a few days, Propex heater (not finished), heating ducts, pumps, pump box, floor supports is all new

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Old 12-01-2017, 01:21 AM   #230
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That looks like a terrible spot to try to work!

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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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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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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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Old 12-06-2017, 12:42 PM   #240
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Looks good!

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