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    Nice! Reminds me of those griddles made from...

    Nice!

    Reminds me of those griddles made from old plow discs:

    http://www.southwestdisk.com/southwest-discada-cooking-plow-disks/
  2. Yeah, forward blind spot mirrors. Common on...

    Yeah, forward blind spot mirrors. Common on trucks and busses and in particular, school busses.
  3. Heh. Well budget friendly wasn't the reason I did...

    Heh. Well budget friendly wasn't the reason I did it. Unbreakable, never fails, easy to maintain and works great was the reason I did it. It lasted a long time - went through a few El Cheapo sleeping...
  4. Can't find that story about the broken spring in...

    Can't find that story about the broken spring in the desert. It was bugging me because I started thinking maybe I was thinking of a shredded tire event and not a broken spring event.

    Anyway,...
  5. biotect, I gotcha! Those aren't protection...

    biotect,

    I gotcha!

    Those aren't protection bars - those are the MIRROR MOUNTS! He removed the mirrors and folded the mounts to the front so he could squeeze through tight spots. I think it's...
  6. Mogs don't have leaf springs. Not that it much...

    Mogs don't have leaf springs.

    Not that it much matters - I remember seeing somewhere a travelogue from someone with, IIRC, a MAN 6x6 who broke a coil spring. As I recall, he was lost in the desert...
  7. Stephen Stewart did a circumnavigation of Oz in...

    Stephen Stewart did a circumnavigation of Oz in his Man/Bimobil in 2010:

    http://www.xor.org.uk/travel/oz2010/index.html

    Some interesting quotes (from various log dates):

    "For the last two...
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    I'm now a Shantel fan. :D ...

    I'm now a Shantel fan. :D



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be7O4m9rOZE
  9. For quick and cheap and strong, check out how...

    For quick and cheap and strong, check out how westyss did his:

    http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/48351-out-with-the-old-in-with-the-new

    He used short screw jacks, wired with a...
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    246202
  11. Dude! Awesome hoodscoop! That'll really let the...

    Dude! Awesome hoodscoop! That'll really let the ol' Hemi breathe!

    But...um...isn't that scoop supposed to be on the hood...?


    (j/k - nice combo you got there)
  12. Take this: ...

    Take this:

    http://foammart.com/foam-flexible-open-cell/medium-density-1-in/

    Cut it up to get 3 layers that will fit inside of this:
    ...
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    To make it legally a "housecar" or RV you have to...

    To make it legally a "housecar" or RV you have to have toilet, stove, sink and bed. Permanently mounted.

    If it seats - I think 12 or more...maybe it's 15 or more...can't remember offhand - then...
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    And magic smoke.

    And magic smoke.
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    Reminded of a question I had quite a while back...

    Reminded of a question I had quite a while back and forgot to ask...

    If one of the alternators goes bad, what happens with that serpentine belt? I mean, can you just remove the bad (possibly...
  16. I believe the 3.5m bridge idea mostly comes from...

    I believe the 3.5m bridge idea mostly comes from Stephen Stewart, where he says:

    "A lot of low bridges (particularly in ex-soviet countries?) seem to be at 3.5 metres. For this reason I would...
  17. And WHY does a future vehicle have a steering...

    And WHY does a future vehicle have a steering wheel anyway? I would think it would be fly-by-wire.
  18. 245645 My dad called that a "necker ball"...

    245645

    My dad called that a "necker ball" because when he was back in high school, he could drive with one hand, and have the other around his girlfriend so they could "neck" while driving.

    The...
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    Lube it. Nothing special, just something to make...

    Lube it. Nothing special, just something to make the cone slippery. Vaseline, olive oil, bear grease - whatever.

    And don't forget to put the nut on first. Don't ask how I know this.
    And don't put...
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    If it's external regulator, then you should be...

    If it's external regulator, then you should be able to find the regulator bolted to the sheet metal under the hood somewhere. You should be able to trace the wiring without pulling the alternator....
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    Yea well...it's a van. The body is steel and...

    Yea well...it's a van. The body is steel and doesn't flex. The copper is strapped to the body. The appliances are bolted to the body. Nothing moves. Nothing can move. Nothing fails. Expect maybe that...
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    Rubber hose to copper is outside. First section...

    Rubber hose to copper is outside. First section of copper runs from outside up through the floor into the galley cabinet. Two Ts later (stove and furnace) it then pops back down through the floor,...
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    That'll work. And if those batteries have been...

    That'll work. And if those batteries have been sitting around for 4 months without being charged (and who knows how long before that) you wanna get them hooked up to a decent charger ASAP.
  24. Thread: Well, I broke it.

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    Another issue which I see as very important is...

    Another issue which I see as very important is that - depending on weight - the Fuso frame needs extra support. The ex-Szulc (spelling?) Santee which broke the frame was fixed by building a strong...
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    Hey Padawan...what the hell you think a float...

    Hey Padawan...what the hell you think a float stage IS anyway?
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