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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 28, 2020, 09:11:59 PM »
Several more things are installed here as Preston nears the buttoning up of the underhood work

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 28, 2020, 09:10:05 PM »
Blurry pic of the new boost referenced fuel pressure regulator

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 28, 2020, 09:09:05 PM »
The spaced the stack forward with the aluminum angle which also served to provide a mount to hang the new SC heat exchanger

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 28, 2020, 09:07:46 PM »
Supercharger heat exchanger stacked in between the radiator and the condensor

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 28, 2020, 09:06:16 PM »
Radiator coming back out. After looking at it carefully, and thinking it was original, I decided to install a brand new one.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 28, 2020, 09:01:45 PM »
The convertible mattress showed up

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:51:50 PM »
And I cut the flooring into 2" strips which I am using as moulding to finish out the flooring. I discovered that the dicor I used on the roof is one excellent glue to hold these strips of vinyl in place

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:49:15 PM »
And now I am trimming out the corners with 1.25" sections of the same cedar

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:47:41 PM »
And this is as far aft as I plan to run the cedar planking. The area below the angle cabinet will be covered by a curtain.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:46:32 PM »
Starting the trim work today, first I covered that pine stiffener that reinforces the flat and angle sections mating surface

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:45:11 PM »
And this is the trim for the corner box that will allow me to use that spot for storage

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:44:06 PM »
This is the corner shelf unit that will use the dead space beside the door

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:43:01 PM »
The AC trim surround is now installed. I'm pleased with how that turned out

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:42:02 PM »
What holds the pop up frame parts that I see in the pics as you wonder threw mulch beds?
Funny you should ask

I was just sorting that out today.

I have never settled on how I was going to lift and stabilize the roof, but I designed up something today that will use electric actuators and a linkage arrangement to both lift and to stabilize the roof in the longitudinal axis. The hinges already stabilize the roof in the lateral axis, so this should finish it. About to order the parts, but before I do that, I want to mock it up with wood parts to see it in action, then substitute in the aluminum mechanism.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:54:21 AM »
Which awning did you choose?  Matching to the burb?


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Yes, matching but not a 270 like the burb. Samer manufacturer so poles I have in burb storage could replace broken poles from camper if necessary.

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CIEMR / Re: A professing Lesbian who actually makes sense
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:52:59 AM »
Love the sinner, but hate the sin...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 27, 2020, 09:52:00 AM »
So last night I am pulling into a quick stop. Lots of merging traffic on left, I am turning right and its dark. As I turn a guy on a bike is coming at me (wrong side of road, no light or reflectors) he swerves and missis me. I am happy about that, would have been messy.

I park and start going and here he comes yelling at me for almost hitting him. I tell him he is in the wrong and figure its over. Someone walks over from in front of the store (its a hangout for some) and says did you hit me grandpa. He gets just close enough to blow some smoke towards me. I tell him, back off, non of your business and if you blow that at me again I'll start by slapping it out of your hand. He backs away and goes into the bushes, returning but keeping his distance this time.

Man on bike is still yelling and I tell him the same as before, he says I am threatening him. I am standing next to my truck as he rants, but his bark was all he had it seems. Store clerk is asking about the problem, and I fill him, do my thing and leave, looking over my shoulder of course.

Didn't want to go hands on, but it worked out. I did have a big can of OC in my hand if needed. Its fun to see people roll around and cry sometimes.

 
Seems like they were setting you up JR...

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 09:01:41 PM »
Personally, that lowered hotrod is hideous. Now, having said that, it is artfully created. Owned by a local artist, it is a rolling statement to true talent and is sitting on a great chassis and suspension.

I'm not a fan of the rat-rod hype either Don, but it does look really well put together that being said.
I'll take some detail shots of it next time I'm there. Things like the hammered copper floor, spider web intake, and other things give it that oddball appeal

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 08:59:53 PM »
I’m drooling over the 68 Camero


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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 26, 2020, 08:48:43 PM »
Finally finishing that wall around 1930

I ordered a ten foot by eight foot awning and some HD cam style clamps to secure the roof section to the main body when travelling. I also ordered a folding 4" memory foam mattress that quickly folds up ont of the way or into a makeshift couch. It will be perfect for what I need for a dual purpose bed. The bed frame construction is coming right up.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 26, 2020, 08:44:28 PM »
Installed more cedar panels and insulation

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 26, 2020, 08:43:18 PM »
Out of the clamping maze, the thing dried square and fit just about perfectly. This is a trial fitting, fresh out of the clamps with no sanding or prep.

Following the fit check I sanded it with #80 then #120, and then applied eight coats of the glossy spar urethane. I'll steel woll it tomorrow, then shoot it with two more coats, allow to dry, then install the thing

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 26, 2020, 08:39:30 PM »
Noticed the lED lights in your last photo, been reading reviews on the amazon and honestly kind of scary with photos of burnt circuit cards and smoked wires.   

Little bit nervous to pull the trigger on the purchase and thinking I’ll spend a little bit more for no fire insurance in my trailer

What did you find?


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First I heard about it

I do know that just about everyone has pulled the incandescent bulbs out of their RV and replaced with LED bulbs, but that is different than installing a totally LED unit. So I just don't know.

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CIEMR / A professing Lesbian who actually makes sense
« on: February 26, 2020, 08:18:48 PM »

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 02:02:55 PM »
Personally, that lowered hotrod is hideous. Now, having said that, it is artfully created. Owned by a local artist, it is a rolling statement to true talent and is sitting on a great chassis and suspension.

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 02:01:27 PM »
Some shots from around the shop:

Yes, that is a LS transplanted Volvo!

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 01:59:59 PM »
Here is my new air intake tube. He plans to powder coat it the same color as the burb paint.

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 01:58:49 PM »
Nick said it will be off this lift and running by Friday, then he will move it to the 4-post lift to install the fuel pumps/harness

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 01:57:33 PM »
A different angle on the install

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 01:56:42 PM »
I am noticing a pattern of "Little things matter" with these guys and this shop.

Note that Nick has developed a system that is efficient, where he orders all the parts and awaits their arrival. He will begin only after getting everything he needs. That's smart

Notice the sticky paper on the fender to prevent the always occuring scratching: Attention to detail, and caring for customers vehicle.

While we talked Preston continued to bolt things up. I noticed his attention to detail while he worked. He would install a bolt or group of bolts, then run them down with the electric impact, but only until they were mostly screwed in. Then he would switch to a ratchet to apply the final tightening to the fastener. This is something that involves an extra step to every procedure a he could save time by just using the electric impact to finish, but he prefers to "Feel" the bolt come up to proper tightness. That's attention to detail, extra care, and shows a guy who is more of a professional and less of a "git er dun" kind of person.

I like what I see so far.

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 01:50:07 PM »
The ZL1 lid is moving closer to home...

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 01:49:26 PM »
Supercharger is on, injectors in, fuel rail mounted, Throttle body hanging around...

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 26, 2020, 01:47:56 PM »
I see Nick beat me to it, posting pics of the transformation. I got to spend a few minutes with him and Preston, the chief mechanic. (Only mechanic?)

They are motoring right along

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CIEMR / Democratic party daily briefing
« on: February 26, 2020, 01:37:32 PM »
They say a picture is worth a thousand words:

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I mowed the lawn today, and after doing so I sat down and had a cold beer.

The day was really quite beautiful, and the drink facilitated some deep thinking. 

My wife walked by and asked me what I was doing, and I said, "Nothing."

The reason I said "nothing" instead of saying "just thinking" is because she then would have asked, "About what?"

At that point I would have had to explain that men are deep thinkers about various topics, which would lead to other questions.

Finally I pondered an age old question: Is giving birth more painful than getting kicked in the nuts? 

Women always maintain that giving birth is way more painful than a guy getting kicked in the nuts, but how could they know? 

Well, after another beer, and some more heavy deductive thinking, I have come up with an answer to that question.

Getting kicked in the nuts is more painful than having a baby, and even though I obviously couldn't really know, here is the reason for my conclusion. 

A year or so after giving birth, a woman will often say, "It might be nice to have another child."

On the other hand, you never hear a guy say, "You know, I think I would like another kick in the nuts."

I rest my case.    Time for another beer, and then maybe a nap.

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:47:52 PM »
I don't have any pics to prove it, but Nick and company actually have already installed the camshaft and buttoned the front of the motor back up. They also installed the supercharger and were working on the front accessory drive setup when I contacted them early in the afternoon. Those boys don't fool around! That was a bunch of work and done quickly!

I plan to visit tomorrow just before lunch to get some pics

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:43:47 PM »
And, finally, I furred out the corner cabinet to get it ready for its trip panel.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:42:51 PM »
i am creating a storage bin/shelf unit for the dead space in front of the door and beside the AC. I'll need a place to store a broom and some other things, and these pieces which were cut and glued will be further cut and shaped to make that happen

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:41:10 PM »
I wanted to get the planks past the electrical box before moving back to the cabinet. I wanted to finish assembling that so that I can sand it and spray with urethane tomorrow

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:39:42 PM »
Repeating the same laborious process on the right wall I got some of it done

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:38:05 PM »
Then I switched the corner clamps to the back side and finished installing the balance of the pieces

I wasn't fooling around with this thing. I clamped it every way and every where I could think of

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:36:31 PM »
After planing and fitting the main parts I clamped them up and let them set for 6-7 hours

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: OverLanding Camper Build
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:35:36 PM »
Started on the cabinet to cover the AC unit with some more chestnut

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 25, 2020, 08:16:55 AM »
:beercheers:
Almost forgot there was a build going on.  What’s the ETA on delivery? Soft...couple of weeks


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D.O.T. / Re: What do you all think of this ( unverified)
« on: February 24, 2020, 10:07:15 PM »
I like it

We have had armed deputies in my kids schools for years. I know the guys, and yes they are armed

Only way to stop a person with a gun is by another person with a gun.

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 24, 2020, 02:26:48 PM »
Lots of nice parts,,,, :likebutton: Are you there to help?
Nope, not this time. As the Texas red neck said, I'm just here to write the checks

Those screw comp are supposed to be smooth and produce less heat.
Dunno. I can say it sure looks potent and well built. Nick was saying on a lifted truck and the gears driving it under boost was going to get pretty sporty. I suspect it will run a little better than it does right now

So he can actually tune on the dyno, not just mail you a tune months later?
Yes. This time will be the real deal. He makes a change and evaluates how it responds on the dyno.

Will you have dial a tune for diff fuel or uses? Makes sense with towing, cruising or tackling mulch beds.
Just the MBT (Mulch bed tune) That should cover the most likely hazardous situation I'll ever encounter!


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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 24, 2020, 12:33:04 PM »
Nick Skaats owner of the business of the same name. You've come quite a ways from the "kid" who sold me that Denali some time ago!

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 24, 2020, 12:31:45 PM »
Some shots from around his shop:

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 24, 2020, 12:30:20 PM »
In Nick's shop it's a world of opposites. My truck, clearly being the tallest thing in sight is parked beside some hot rod that could be mistaken for a pile of scrap metal in a fab shop sitting like 8" tall!

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Build Threads / Re: Topic: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 4
« on: February 24, 2020, 12:28:39 PM »
This thing is Nick's. It's a Daytona replica that will be getting a healthy LS motor for a heart.

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