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Re: SquareD Part 6: Paint, topper, Roof rack, and continued change!
« Reply #100 on: October 12, 2014, 09:18:26 PM »
And here it all is at the end of build day 123

I must have been using street pharmacueticals or eating mushrooms, or sucking down paint fumes or a combination of all of the above when earlier I stated "The end of build day 200"

Not 200

No where near

Build day 123

By the tie we hit Day 200, I'll be fitting a Mr. Fusion from back to the future fame or mounting that recoiless 90mm I've been eyeing down at the VFW
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« Reply #101 on: October 12, 2014, 09:19:47 PM »
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Most Soldiers wear a watch upside down like that to prevent the glare from giving their position away (designated marksmen or snipers). That caught on with a lot of Soldiers who are actual door kickers or marksmen. But yes wearing a watch face down will prevent the crystal from getting broken (when wearing a cheaper shock resistant watch).

I am liking that coating don.

I always did it because playing Armee tends to get stuff broken. However, I practiced keeping my bodie from getting broken. I failed miserably a few times, but most of the time, the inside working space was protected.

Another semi-funny story from Monday this week

So we all know Humpty Dumpty here took a great fall a couple weeks ago. Afterward, I got an appointment to see a chiropractor. He shot some X-rays of the spinal column. Afterward he wanted to talk to me. Monday, he set up the X-rays in the viewer and showed me the mess.

He said, looking at the two shots he had taken, I had lived a spirited and interesting life. He then said, while tracing lines all over twisted vertebra that I had broken my back three times.

I corrected him, saying that I had broken my back twice doing Armee stuff, and they had operated on me both times to correct it.
He smiled and said, Yes, those would be here, and here. Then he pointed at another vertebra that was about 1/4" shorter on one side than the other. He explained that a major crushing trauma did this one 20-30 years ago. Thinking back, I was in a helicopter crash then. We hit wires and spun in from maybe 50 feet onto a frozen river up near Socheu, Korea. I remember the Armee pulling a bunch of viles of blood out of me for drug testing, but no one paid much attention to the fact that I was sore like I had been dropped on my butt from, well, 50 feet.
Surprise, surprise, surprise....
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« Reply #102 on: October 12, 2014, 09:21:08 PM »
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Don, good progress, sir.

How would you rate the U-Pol compared to line-x or high pressure Rhino Liner?


Different product

Allow me to explain.

Line-X and Rhino liner are professional products sprayed by high dollar equipment. Said equipment can spray on 1/4" thick product which U-Pol cannot.

I had my Tundra sprayed with Line-X coating in the bed, and it started to break down in 5 years. I had Rhino liner sprayed on the roof and sides of the truck which looked OK, I'd rate the application job a "C" at best which held up.

After those two experiences, I realized what you get is pot luck. Line-X sprayed on by a three tooth meth addicted loser is going to be crappy no matter what

It's the Armee Prime Rib syndrome... Sometimes the US Armee feeds something like prime rib to their soldiers. Thing is they boil the meat! So even though you started with the Mercedes Benz of beef cuts, boiling it would be like adding dubs on that lowered Merc which is adorned with jingle balls and a flame paint job.

So to me it all boils down to the fact that after many years dealing with boneheads, I'll just do it all myself. I may get a run in the paint, but at least I know the rust was dealt with, it was primed and painted properly with descent materials and no short cuts were taken.

So that's the real compare. If I had the $$$, I would use Rhino liner which I sprayed myself or found one of the few people in the business who could actually be trusted. But since I couldn't afford it, U-Pol was the best product which I could afford to spray myself, so for that reason, it's good enough.

Continued editorial comment: With the flooding of Chinese car parts into the parts market, we have come to accept mediocrity. I'll cite an example on this build. I ordered a rebuilt Cardone steering gearbox from PartsGeek.com.

I should have been concerned when I found dirt in some of the ports and cheap almost tar like black paint on the unit in the box. I cleaned it, prepped and painted it with a quality 2 part paint and installed it on the frame. Later when I was hooking up the steering column, I noticed it had about as much play in it as did the worn out unit I had just removed.

So I called PSC, the performance steering experts. They chuckled and asked if I still had the old core. They said CarDone doesn't rebuild many of the units they sell, other than to replace the seals, and tighten up the free play, which does nothing to address the core issue of overhauling real worn areas in the piston unit. They are all about just getting the junk back out on the street.

He asked me to please not send the "Rebuilt" Cardone unit to him, but send the original unit, which he felt was probably in better condition. I did not mention this before because I am going to do a write-up on the high performance steering mod I am doing which will feature a properly built gearbox.

THis is all part of the slow cancerous death of our once great nation. No longer great, I think we seem to be on drugs or something, since we are selling to accept this crap. And you did this! By buying cheap chinaman's junk over the more costly American or at least north American stuff, real American companies have had to move operations to other countries or outright contract out the manufacture of once great parts to people who grow their rice and fish in ponds of human feces.

Yup, that's true...I have seen it with my own eyeballs.
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« Reply #103 on: October 12, 2014, 09:23:03 PM »
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What? You don't remember the 90W gear oil that 14 bolt axle we picked up for you spewed all over my pristine trailer several years back?

PAYBACK BABY!!!!!


Yea, but that oil actually prevented that part of your trailer from rusting away.

Hey, here's a question:

How many times a year does Duane wash his vehicles?

A. Monthly

B. On his birthday

C. Twice a month

D. Weekly

If you answered with any of the above choices, post a demerit

Duane does not bother washing vehicles. It was washed at delivery, why waste any more time on it!
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« Reply #104 on: October 12, 2014, 09:24:48 PM »
I pulled the tape off the truck parts just now

Here's what I saw

Oh and I forgot a pic of the panel all primered up yestertag prior to being mudded up
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« Reply #105 on: October 12, 2014, 09:26:15 PM »
I don't think the roof is as ugly as I thought it was going to be. Also nice contrast in both color and texture. I think it works...
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« Reply #107 on: October 12, 2014, 09:28:32 PM »
I'll get a good comparison between the various bed coating products on this project. Eventually, I'll have 4 different brands on it.
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« Reply #108 on: October 12, 2014, 09:29:45 PM »
Partial reason for the project success

Sled dog kept the red dog at bay!
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« Reply #109 on: October 12, 2014, 09:31:43 PM »
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Yea, but that oil actually prevented that part of your trailer from rusting away.

Hey, here's a question:

How many times a year does Duane wash his vehicles?

A. Monthly

B. On his birthday

C. Twice a month

D. Weekly

If you answered with any of the above choices, post a demerit

Duane does not bother washing vehicles. It was washed at delivery, why waste any more time on it!

The wife's Jeep Wrangler gets washed at least once per quarter.

The Sequoia, well... I honestly cannot remember the last time it was washed.



I think I'll go outside and pee on Don's trailer myself...
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« Reply #110 on: October 12, 2014, 09:32:39 PM »
Well,, even with church today, I still got a few things done.

First let's play parts

Who wants to play parts?

OK, no one, well, I do

Here's the transmission oil cooler I will be mounting up on the roof rack in the very near future
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« Reply #111 on: October 12, 2014, 09:33:34 PM »
I'll be using some descent AN-8 hose. I believe this stuff is rated at 250 psi or there about. It will keep the line size about the same transitioning between hard line to rubber/braided hose to the cooler and back

Here, also, is some of the purdy fittings that will make all that happen
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« Reply #112 on: October 12, 2014, 09:36:42 PM »
I started on the bed. The goal remains getting that thing put back on to the chassis to free up work space and make the truck start to come back together.

First up was the fitting of the electrical access panel. I cleaned up the threads with a 5/16" tap
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« Reply #113 on: October 12, 2014, 09:38:17 PM »
Then fitted some foam weather strip to the underside
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« Reply #114 on: October 12, 2014, 09:40:21 PM »
It's important to use anti seize when screwing stainless hardware into regular steel threads. Failure to do so can easily strip the stainless bolt and snap it off in the threads
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« Reply #115 on: October 12, 2014, 09:41:18 PM »
With that done, I bolted that sucker into place
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« Reply #116 on: October 12, 2014, 09:42:34 PM »
Next came this task of enormous significance. Slipping the tail gate straps onto their mounts. You see, these things have been on that shelf forever, and now, finally, they are moving back onto the truck!
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« Reply #117 on: October 12, 2014, 09:43:41 PM »
Whew, that was a monster!

Next, on to the fuel doors and caps

First I masked the area up a big because sure as the president is a foreigner, I'd drop something and scratch up that purdy not so shiny green stuff
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« Reply #118 on: October 12, 2014, 09:44:21 PM »
The hardware got a coat of shark hide to prevent corrosion.
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« Reply #119 on: October 12, 2014, 09:45:11 PM »
Then assembly could start
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« Reply #120 on: October 12, 2014, 09:46:49 PM »
So far so good. Nothing fell apart.

Remember the slight curve of the bed sides vs the straight panel? Well the misalignment was maybe 1/16" to 1/8". Snugging the mount screws down made all that get along just fine! No gap, no muss, no fuss!

Next up the filler caps and rings.

Initially I used these socket screws, but you will soon see I preferred changing those to rusty bolts!
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« Reply #121 on: October 12, 2014, 09:47:36 PM »
The lanyard is standard fare for aircraft of all sorts, so since this isn't an aircraft, I did it anyway! Make sense???
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« Reply #122 on: October 12, 2014, 09:49:08 PM »
Next up, I decided to add the AN-8 ends to the 1/2" transmission cooler lines
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« Reply #123 on: October 12, 2014, 09:50:48 PM »
The factory actually used sloppy stainless clamps, the worm gear type. That's old school and works most of the time, but this aircraft stuff is way stronger and more reliable

The line itself will attach via one of these slick 90 degree fittings
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« Reply #124 on: October 12, 2014, 09:51:55 PM »
Then the other ends were built up in the same manner
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« Reply #125 on: October 12, 2014, 09:53:07 PM »
Since I had the fittings out, I screwed in the 1/2" NPT to AN-8 fittings into the oil cooler.

That B&M unit is very stout, and that's why it got the nod
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« Reply #126 on: October 12, 2014, 09:55:04 PM »
This is the point I got to staring at those gaudy socket head screws sticking out just begging for a "wait-ah-minute" vine to snag. So I changed them out for the button head.

Watcha think, good move or not necessary?
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« Reply #127 on: October 12, 2014, 09:56:05 PM »
Here's where it all sat at the end of build day 124

But there's more

Today I located and purchased a freshly rebuilt 12 valve P-Pump 1995 Cummins engine.

This beauty has moly coated marine pistons, new valves, head work, work to the injection pump and was completely gone through. In fact it is still being assembled. I anticipate a delivery this coming weekend. With the correct turbo, this motor will arrive on the doorstep making 600 HP and more than double that in torque.

I am actually going to take it to an engine dyno to have a diesel performance shop run it in to break in the rings, then give me a couple pulls before it ever sees the frame rails of square D.

Those boys, with me helping (Getting in the way) are going to build that antique A518 trans of mine to hold 1000 HP!

SO I will have one serious power plant going back into the truck with the correct pump to eat all sorts of nasty fuels and still possibly produce a 12 second quarter mile run if I really cared to do so.

600HP is actually a pretty conservative number for this motor. The guys up there were saying it will last forever at that low of a power point, and it could easily be turned up to make much, much more power if I wanted!
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« Reply #128 on: October 12, 2014, 09:59:11 PM »
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Ok, so now I have 2 questions.

1. In the pic of the foam installed under the inspection plate does it, squish down into the lowlands in between the ribs? (and I almost referred to them as depressions and the military definition of 2 hilltops with lowland between them)

2. You just bought another 12V to grace D2's front end? So what's happening to the original D2 motor? Is that going into CMax in the long run or am I overthinking something that's glaringly obvious to everyone else but me?

OK in hindsight, I had more than 2 questions but I made it work with my original comment.

The foam squishes just fine and fills the voids

Yes, I purchased a 1995 in-line Bosch 7100 series pump engine. Those pumps produce many times the fuel that a VE pump does. Where the VE is limited to 350-400HP, a P-Pump can produce 1,000 horsepower. The P-pump cas easily produce 600 horsepower and eat motor oil as a fuel substitute, so that's why I purchased it. Plus the new motor has just been completely overhauled.

I'll just sell the VE motor on Craigslist.
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« Reply #129 on: October 12, 2014, 10:01:53 PM »
Let's look at some square D progress, cause' there was some, sort of...

I picked up this cool Cat part meant for some earth moving piece of equipment. I ordered a rotating unit much different that this a few weeks ago, but it has never come in, so in the temporary mean time, I'll use this genuine Caterpillar part to fab in the rest of the rack.
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« Reply #130 on: October 12, 2014, 10:02:50 PM »
"Target me" yellow will just not do, so some sanding was in order
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« Reply #131 on: October 12, 2014, 10:04:00 PM »
Followed by four coats of OD green paint

You can see it getting darker with each coat
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« Reply #132 on: October 12, 2014, 10:04:56 PM »
While I was waiting for the paint to dry, I hung the tailgate

I have always said to the boyz, "As long as you have a pick-up truck, you always have a place to sit."

Little pre-ranger saw the tailgate in the horizontal and asked if he could be the very first to sit on it!
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« Reply #133 on: October 12, 2014, 10:07:05 PM »
I simply switched gears and started on the long range light enclosure, which should keep them intact whilst driving through things.
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« Reply #134 on: October 12, 2014, 10:08:26 PM »
The idea is to make it in as few parts as possible, then fold everything together and then permanize with hot sparky stuff
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« Reply #136 on: October 12, 2014, 10:11:19 PM »
Here's the outside, side, which is much thicker than the rest.

Worry not if it looks flimsy at the moment, it will get much beefier and able to take a lickin' in the morrow
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« Reply #137 on: October 12, 2014, 10:14:26 PM »
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I like the light box. Good idea. Paint it in the od green, and hide all that shiny chrome! Will there be another light box containing two more lights for the other side of the truck, or was the plan to mount that box in the center mass ?

No, the light box gets stuffed in on the far left side, then a LED bar in the middle somewhere, and the right belongs to the cooler and lines and a scoop for that.

Don't need symmetry...Just get the stuff on and make it work
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« Reply #138 on: October 12, 2014, 10:15:35 PM »
Got some things done today. With the rain and nasty weather it was slow, and I had to work around the glass folks, but There was some progress made.

First up I got the light box pretty much finished. It heeds some trimming, shaping (Possibly), body work and coating but it's mostly there.
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« Reply #140 on: October 12, 2014, 10:18:10 PM »
I purchased a new saftelite windshield, new gasket, and had it professionally installed right in my garage!
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« Reply #141 on: October 12, 2014, 10:19:35 PM »
David, here, had 24 years experience and it showed. His son, Travis assisted. That man knew what to do to get that windshield to almost literally slide into place and Travis was very knowledgeable as well!
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« Reply #142 on: October 12, 2014, 10:20:29 PM »
Next was the back window

At first they tried to slide the assembly into the rubber gasket which was already installed, however that technique did not work

Next, they decided to install the thing as one unit using a nylon chord. THat technique clinched the deal!
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« Reply #143 on: October 12, 2014, 10:21:59 PM »
With all three of us pushing and pulling, the gasket pulled in true and the window was installed.

Note the proximity to the hydraulic tube mounts. Duane placed them perfectly!
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Re: SquareD Part 6: Paint, topper, Roof rack, and continued change!
« Reply #144 on: October 12, 2014, 10:22:47 PM »
The Red Dog was looking for some tasty tool to steal, but today, I bested her!
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Re: SquareD Part 6: Paint, topper, Roof rack, and continued change!
« Reply #145 on: October 12, 2014, 10:25:03 PM »
Note: I had started on a roof rack earlier, but the design was garbage, so I canned it and started again with this one

This rack will be much, much stronger than the last one. The tubing I used was twice the size and nearly three times thicker.

The concept this time is to build a frame with the perimeter, then add in the various accessories, then create a separate composite floor plate which screws in and is removable. THis should lighten it up considerably while keeping it very strong.

It will not be symmetrical at all, but live with a shape dictated by the function and protection it needs to provide.
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Re: SquareD Part 6: Paint, topper, Roof rack, and continued change!
« Reply #146 on: October 13, 2014, 11:59:07 AM »
Just like before I will form most of the outside hoop from pre-bent angles fitted together as I go
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Re: SquareD Part 6: Paint, topper, Roof rack, and continued change!
« Reply #147 on: October 13, 2014, 12:00:52 PM »
Here we go, first hoop going in:
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Re: SquareD Part 6: Paint, topper, Roof rack, and continued change!
« Reply #148 on: October 13, 2014, 12:01:44 PM »
This build benefits from the lessons learned from the first time. Notice that the front run is not straight, but more closely follows the curvature of the front of the cab
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Re: SquareD Part 6: Paint, topper, Roof rack, and continued change!
« Reply #149 on: October 13, 2014, 12:02:22 PM »
I'm not as good as I need to be at the moment, but I am attempting to do a multi angle bend which extends outward to encircle and protect the snorkel pre cleaner
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