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Old 07-23-2020, 06:56 AM   #21
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Old 07-23-2020, 07:51 AM   #22
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Old 07-23-2020, 09:44 AM   #23
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:05 AM   #24
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Small update. I fabbed up a winch mount that uses the stock CUCV bumper and shackle mounts:



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Old 09-17-2020, 10:59 PM   #25
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Very clean work, I like what you’re doing.
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Old 09-25-2020, 05:11 PM   #26
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Small bit of progress this afternoon. Got extended bump stops in the front. And have mods for the rear end!

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Hopefully I lowered the stops enough. I may have to swap to a lower profile engine cross member because of the crossover steering. I need to flex it out and see how close it gets.
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Old 09-25-2020, 07:01 PM   #27
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The beauty IS the beast
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Old 11-14-2020, 01:49 PM   #28
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Nice work. Love that style truck.
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Old 03-31-2021, 05:11 PM   #29
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Update, the truck completed Pott's Mountain Jeep trail including the 4 hour drive there and back. Had to winch 2 times. Winch and mount performed flawlessly. Sustained minor body damage on the driver bed side and passenger lower front fender when it dropped down on a rock. On to some pics:

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I'm trying to get some videos that some people took of the outing. Edit:

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Old 04-05-2021, 05:59 PM   #30
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Old 04-06-2021, 02:03 AM   #31
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Nice clean exhaust work. Iíd probably wrap the pipe under the oil pan though. Donít need any extra heat radiating into the engine oil.

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Old 04-06-2021, 03:28 PM   #32
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Nice clean exhaust work. Iíd probably wrap the pipe under the oil pan though. Donít need any extra heat radiating into the engine oil.

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I'll probably put some heat reflective tape on the pan instead so I don't rust out that pipe too fast.
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Old 04-18-2021, 04:33 PM   #33
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Good looking little shortbed man! If your into more fab work maybe a set of sliders would be good addition to help stop damage on trail runs.
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Old 04-19-2021, 02:57 PM   #34
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Good looking little shortbed man! If your into more fab work maybe a set of sliders would be good addition to help stop damage on trail runs.
I really want to do sliders but I need to get rid of the saddle tanks and go to a fuel cell in the bed first. That involves removing the bed which I'm working up the motivation to go do...
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:43 AM   #35
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What about a blazer tank under bed vs fuel cell in bed? Obviously your money\truck etc but I'm not a big fan of fuel cells on a street\trail truck (or street cars really)
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:59 AM   #36
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What about a blazer tank under bed vs fuel cell in bed? Obviously your money\truck etc but I'm not a big fan of fuel cells on a street\trail truck (or street cars really)
I thought about that too but filling it becomes a pain in the ass. Also with it under the bed it now will need a skid and could potentially interfere with that nice new exhaust. Assuming the fuel cell is properly restrained in the bed, I donít see what the negatives are other than consuming bed space.
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Old 05-22-2022, 02:40 PM   #37
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Update! So I finally decided to keep the saddle tanks under the truck and incorporate protection for the tanks into the slider design. Now, I don't have the equipment or skill to build custom bolt on (they have to come off to service the tanks) sliders but I was able to find a talented fabricator in my area willing to work on my old junk. I got him to custom make me some sliders and a bed rack (because overland, duh? lol). So after a few weeks of waiting this is what I have:

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The rack will hold the spare, a 4 gallon Rotopax because she's a thirsty girl, hi-lift and various recover gear associated with the winch etc. It also has a provision for the CB antenna and additional Rotopax mounts for water/coolant or whatever else I can decide. This frees up the bed by allowing me to lose the giant heavy steel tool box and go to a lightweight footlocker for spare parts. It also allows me to camp in the bed if need be.

The sliders have an integrated step (a requirement from the wife) and protection for the saddle tanks. The are also bolt on so they can be removed to service the tanks. I need to replace the passenger side as it has a pin hole leak.

I intend to drive the truck wherever I go to wheel, gas prices be damned so it needs to have the ability go down the highway at 70 mph. Next mods up after the fuel tank replacement, is hydro assist steering. I'll post more pics of the sliders when I get a chance to take some.
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