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  1. spring mounts

    It is some time since I dealt with this on my build but the following is what I recall.

    I looked at available springs and found nothing available in the size I wanted. I tested a few old valve...
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    I had something similar in mind but worry about...

    I had something similar in mind but worry about welding the tank bracket on. Booom?
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    I have the same issue with my wife. Not only are...

    I have the same issue with my wife. Not only are the Oem steps awkward but they are too close to the front. I made a set of folding steps that hook over the wheel as shown is another thread...
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    Yes at some point I will build a rig to hold...

    Yes at some point I will build a rig to hold spare wheel, a crane to lift it up and down, a spare tyre above the wheel and a rack to hold firewood we pick up on the way in to camp. There will be a...
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    We have a roof

    Well after the previous spurt of productivity we had a week or so of rain and then some business to attend to. Last weekend we managed to lift the roof up with the solar panels etc and position it...
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    charging strategy

    My solution is not optimal because I bought some gear when I planned to use AGM batteries. Had I bought the gear after making the decision for LiFeP04 (LFP) I would probably centred more around...
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    My current 'bright idea' is along the line of a...

    My current 'bright idea' is along the line of a jack that was with my mother's car 50 years ago. It was simply a screw thread in a tube with an arm that stuck out at right angles through a split in...
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    I asked at a truck place about those and was told...

    I asked at a truck place about those and was told that in NSW anything that stuck out beyond the rim or nuts was illegal.

    I am still thinking hard for the reasons you say.
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    I have tried to design something to go where the...

    I have tried to design something to go where the factory fitted step is but that is far too close to the door hinges and makes it near impossible to get in. Actually if you tie a piece of chord to...
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    My battery bank is 320ah @ 12v. I originally...

    My battery bank is 320ah @ 12v. I originally intended to use agm and bought quite a few 12v items. After making the change to lfp I felt that I had too much tied up in 12v gear to go to 24v. In...
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    build continued

    The other side of the truck showing balanced lockers and tanks
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    A lot of work went into building lockers, tanks mounts etc but is not worth showing detail. Eventually we got to the stage of...
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    NPS slowly emerges

    Well despite my embarrassment at how long it has taken me I am finally prepared to show some shots of my build. Pls ignore the dates on the pictures as it shows how long things have taken due to life...
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    Ok thank you for explaining why the larger tank...

    Ok thank you for explaining why the larger tank is required. Not related to making the vehicle fit for purpose, which a simple brake test would prove. Some official has decided that if you fit SS...
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    I have never understood the logic of increasing...

    I have never understood the logic of increasing the vacuum tank size when doing a wheel upgrade. Increasing the size does not change the vacuum just how many times in quick succession you can apply...
  15. 2 stroke oil

    On the Aus Exploroz website there have been several threads discussing the use of adding a small amount of 2 stroke oil to diesel tanks to help lubricate the injector pump since the advent of low...
  16. Pilat, In my response I did not recommended...

    Pilat,
    In my response I did not recommended 2400km as a target range. I bought the 2 tanks because they were the right size and shape and gave me a capacity that was over 300L which was my aim. I...
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    Yes, been there & done that but in a Landcruiser....

    Yes, been there & done that but in a Landcruiser. I would love to do it in my truck but am sure there would be hand and nether region clenching moments.
  18. fuel tanks

    I agree with Skifreak here (a worry) re the sizing of tanks.

    I have always liked to have enough fuel so I can choose when to fill rather than have to. This is not just cost but also fuel quality....
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    Shannon sorry for delay but have been busy with...

    Shannon
    sorry for delay but have been busy with another project (house building) that needed attention. I was told by a friendly mechanic that it would not easily fit to mine so I guess I will give...
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    Shannon, I would be very interested if it fits...

    Shannon,
    I would be very interested if it fits my 2007 MPs. What year is yours?
    I would pay the freight etc
    Alastair
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    Water pipe

    Like most folk on here I have fallen foul of the tyre shops who crank up their rattle guns when doing up wheel nuts. In my 4wds I have always carried a cheap torque wrench which I have 'calibrated'...
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    On my NPS I built a steel frame (1" rhs) that...

    On my NPS I built a steel frame (1" rhs) that goes around the existing start batteries and out flush to the edge of my subframe. I clad it with 2mm Al checkerplate. It has room for other messy stuff...
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    Allan, Fair enough. I tossed the option around...

    Allan,
    Fair enough. I tossed the option around before doing it. I may well end up with atw springs but will wait until the vehicle is finished to decide. As an interim step they work quite well and...
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    yabanja, Have you considered putting in air bags...

    yabanja,
    Have you considered putting in air bags rather than normal end stops?
    I recently put Firestone bags into the front of my Isuzu NPS300 with cabin control. I have not yet done any real...
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    Diplostrat, As I said in my response to Pugslyyy...

    Diplostrat,
    As I said in my response to Pugslyyy I regret posting and overstating re AGMs as I can see I was too generalised in my comments, it was intended as a warning and I was tired when I did...
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