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    Simply amazing how well that old paint cleaned...

    Simply amazing how well that old paint cleaned up! Keep the updates coming.
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    A fullsize truck has at least 4' between the...

    A fullsize truck has at least 4' between the wheel wells. 4' wide is enough to sleep two (average, not large) people. I do essentially the same thing in a Ford Ranger; two of us sleeping on a 4' x...
  3. The seats in my truck (Ford Ranger) are not...

    The seats in my truck (Ford Ranger) are not especially comfortable, particularly for my boney rear-end, so I bought a couple of pieces of 1" medium density foam from the upholstery shop and trimmed...
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    Awesome build. The only thing I see wrong is...

    Awesome build. The only thing I see wrong is your fuel cans seem to be a razor blade away from theft. Is there something more than they nylon strap?
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    I have apprehension about welding onto the frame....

    I have apprehension about welding onto the frame. Any regrets, or should i just get over it?
  6. ^ That is a really nice truck overall. A couple...

    ^ That is a really nice truck overall. A couple of things I find strange though.
    - All that lift without "better" steering. Crossover steering would have been a minimal investment.
    - There's no...
  7. I didn't want to bring up the diesel option,...

    I didn't want to bring up the diesel option, since you initially stated you weren't interested. Sounds like you're coming around to the idea.

    A 12 valve Cummins would be the ONLY diesel swap...
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    How are your rock sliders installed? Welded or...

    How are your rock sliders installed? Welded or bolted?
  9. Keeping a lower average highway speed in mind,...

    Keeping a lower average highway speed in mind, getting respectable fuel economy from an older truck should be pretty easy if you make smart choices with a modern drivetrain. An engine optimized for...
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    Yes, it is visible in the your last pic. I meant...

    Yes, it is visible in the your last pic. I meant the OP.
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    I've been thinking about making something similar...

    I've been thinking about making something similar to carry a spare on long trips (a 33" in the bed of the Ranger takes up a lot of valuable space.

    It looks like this blocks you license plate......
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    Those of you with some "miles" on your Blitzpro...

    Those of you with some "miles" on your Blitzpro lights, how are they treating you? I'm looking to make an order, but I'd like some long term feedback before I do.
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    That's a nice old truck! If you don't need the...

    That's a nice old truck!

    If you don't need the brute strength of the Turbo 400, consider putting the money from you theoretical gear swap into getting an overdrive transmission. If you go with a...
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    Nice tractor. Outstanding fabrication. I will...

    Nice tractor. Outstanding fabrication. I will be checking back to see the finished product.
  15. Simplicity?

    Simplicity?
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    I may have to source a couple more. It would add...

    I may have to source a couple more. It would add some peace of mind. The topper cost me $350 and some fuel, but would cost me at least 5X that to replace with one as nice in the correct color. I'd...
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    Lock washers I could do. Thread locking compound...

    Lock washers I could do. Thread locking compound is possible. A tack weld wouldn't really work, as they're aluminum clamps w/ steel bolt. Jamb nuts aren't possible with the style of clamp I have....
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    Truck canopy clamp tricks?

    I figure you overlanders should have some tricks for canopy hold downs. My clamps keep working loose, I'm sure from the rough gravel road I travel to work.

    I currently have 4 aluminum clamps...
  19. Thread: S-10 v. Ranger

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    Rangers have always been solid little pickups,...

    Rangers have always been solid little pickups, the engines usually a bit lacking until the 4.0 came around.

    S10s are good trucks too, also underpowered until the 4.3. Being a GM product, they're...
  20. Sounds like you've made the right choice for your...

    Sounds like you've made the right choice for your needs.
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    I've been using stubby, "ATV length" rubber valve...

    I've been using stubby, "ATV length" rubber valve stems. They are tucked in very close to the wheel minimizing the chance for damage.
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    I put a set of these in my Ranger a couple of...

    I put a set of these in my Ranger a couple of months ago. Well worth it, especially now that it is well below freezing in my area.
  23. Thread: 2003 F250 V10

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    That is a nice truck with some great add-ons!

    That is a nice truck with some great add-ons!
  24. There is a tandem version that specs out at...

    There is a tandem version that specs out at 7500lbs, I assume this to be the version he has. http://www.roamingtimes.com/rvreports/jayco-baja-camping-trailer.aspx Pretty heavy for a Bronco.
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    That is the exact truck I've been dreaming of...

    That is the exact truck I've been dreaming of building! What engine/trans combo was in it when you started? What transmission/transfer case did you use? Anything you'd do different?
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