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Old 03-29-2017, 12:54 PM   #141
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My lighting showed up, they don't match... oh well. Mount is taller, covers are different, colors don't match.


So I started on a light bar. Bend attempt #1, fail.


Attempt #2, works. Floor jack, two pieces of 2x material, one big *** trailer hitch. Kinked the tube a little but it worked and its a light bar, who cares.

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Old 03-29-2017, 02:00 PM   #142
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A muffler shop could have bent the tube for you.
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A muffler shop could have bent the tube for you.
It's true, I'm cheap and it was late at night at that point. Work pretty well though.

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Old 03-29-2017, 06:09 PM   #144
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I have the ARB version of those lights on my URJ200. Still deciding which way to go for the rig. Lights are needed as well as a bumper. The elk are out in full force.

Propane tank is big, will be nice in the winter!
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Old 03-29-2017, 06:32 PM   #145
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I have the ARB version of those lights on my URJ200. Still deciding which way to go for the rig. Lights are needed as well as a bumper. The elk are out in full force.

Propane tank is big, will be nice in the winter!
Yeah elk and deer, lots of them....

Tank is huge! And my heat isn't propane any more lol

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Old 03-30-2017, 04:27 PM   #146
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Welding day yesterday. Made brackets to hold the kerosene tank for the heater. Blue was the first can on the spray paint shelf.... You wont see it.


Then started on the light bar.


Then got distracted for a couple hours.... It got dark. Turns out you can fit a headlamp over a welding hood
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Old 03-30-2017, 04:27 PM   #147
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Tacked up in the driveway.


Welded up. Im going to have a long date with the grinder. I left the mounting tabs a little big as the bar was kinda sloppy in my 'jig'
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:40 AM   #148
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bends didn't come out in plane very well. Oh well, I just bolted it on as we are trying to get out of town and those same bolts hold the bumper on!





May have to add some tabs to support the lights, we will see

Yep those are toast. Collapsed easily by hand and didn't rebound at all...

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Finished up the kerosene tank mount


Out in the woods


Chill dog



Nice sunset
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Old 04-14-2017, 10:42 AM   #150
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Chuckanut Dr is a bit tight in this thing


Propane fill goodies came in.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:15 PM   #151
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nice!

I just picked up a PLATINUM edition 2017 f350 long bed 4 wheel drive...i doubt we'll ever tow anything significant with it - just a replacement for my tired (looking) 2004 6.0.

The wife was out of town when i bought it so i had to tow myself home

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Nice! The new ones do look good.

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Nice! The new ones do look good.
I didn't like 'em at 1st but theyve grown on me.

the quiet-ness, and level of luxury (massaging front seats, heated steering wheel, 6 cameras) is a whole new level of stupid
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I didn't like 'em at 1st but theyve grown on me.

the quiet-ness, and level of luxury (massaging front seats, heated steering wheel, 6 cameras) is a whole new level of stupid
Yeah that's a lot of goodies to break down the road too! I'm looking at a 4 cam system for mine tho, one reverse, one under looking at diffs

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Heres some silliness....

Remote Tailgate release Video
Front Camera sprayer/washer Video
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Fancy

I wish I could make my RV door unlock with the damn fob!
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Propane tank is in! My god that was not fun, its tight, like really really tight, cant lift the tank up, it has to be tilted and wiggled into place.... Apologize in advance for crappy pics, its tight.

The front side of the tank got through bolted through the floor, its under the fridge, which meant fridge had to come back out. Back side I couldn't do that as it would have been right inside the door. So I made some brackets, they go under the flange on the tank, pickup both bolts, and then bolt sideways through the floor member. Getting all that lined up with the tank in place was interesting.

Brackets with the lovely blue paint


And in place.

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Remember it was tight? Its touching the spring hanger.....


A little sawzall action and more better. Hopefully that not enough to cause structural issues in the hanger.


Tucked up nicely, you cant even see it if your not looking. It will get a healthy coat of bed liner next.
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nice - any concerns regarding debris slung from the tire or a blowout / tread smacking the tank?
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nice - any concerns regarding debris slung from the tire or a blowout / tread smacking the tank?
Yes and yes. I did speak with an RV owner who had a blow out hit his tank. He said it didn't do a thing to it. The ASME tanks are much thicker than standard style tanks.

But, I will be adding a shield of some sort and bed lining the tank. Either a piece of aluminum, or maybe a big rig mud flap bolted on.
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