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Unread 10-31-2013, 10:15 PM   #50356
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Thinking of a vinyl wrap actually, and a waterproofing seal for the whole setup. The finishing touches after that will come to me as it comes along.

One thing I am thinking about now is the mounting frame on the bottom, I have some slotted angle I can make use of for that, gonna have to get dip measurements from the shifter cowl down the spine of the tub.
Keep posting pictures as things progress. I really want to see how it turns out. Should be pretty cool!

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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:09 PM   #50357
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Keep posting pictures as things progress. I really want to see how it turns out. Should be pretty cool!

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I plan on doing a whole build thread on it. The point behind it is, I started with some MDF, and went from there, it was a learning experience for sure. Almost got my overhead soundbar mounted, doing a thread on that, too. Won't be for a few weeks, been working on it here and there between nuclear physics, family and being a lab tech, hard to find time
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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:13 PM   #50358
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haven't done much with her lately, spotted a booboo on the tranny, it's not mounting properly, bout a 1/4" gap on top of the gasket flange, explained how a caliche rock got in there. Got it tightened up now.

On a side note, almost done with the skeleton of this beauty
Are you gonna stand behind it and give speaches ---- how tall is it
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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:15 PM   #50359
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That's a cool project, Predat but I wouldn't give up my Tuffy for anything.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 11:49 PM   #50360
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haven't done much with her lately, spotted a booboo on the tranny, it's not mounting properly, bout a 1/4" gap on top of the gasket flange, explained how a caliche rock got in there. Got it tightened up now.

On a side note, almost done with the skeleton of this beauty
I'm confused. Will 2 of every animal fit in that Noah?

I like it. I'd just use an oak veneer, finish sand it and use some varnish for the natural wood look.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:20 AM   #50361
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Havent been to my garage in awhile. Finally had the chance to and I changed the oil, oil filter, air filter, cleaned the engine bay, gutted and sealed my airbox. Seems to be running a bit smoother now and holds hills better Since the lines going to the airbox for the flapper thing arent needed anymore, I think Im going to run my breathers to those ports. That way everything will be water tight up to the snorkel


Went to go fill my tires up and found out my compressor stopped working It was too late to try to figure it out. I tried resetting the circuit breaker, turning on and off but got nothing. I guess thats going to be my next project at the garage although Ive never troubleshot a compressor before.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 08:12 AM   #50362
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Are you gonna stand behind it and give speaches ---- how tall is it
8x23x16 (WxLxH) The lid adds .75" to either side and the top, but fits the curvature of the seats just fine. Pic was taken with phone, so I should have my coffee mug in there for scale, my bad, lol.


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That's a cool project, Predat but I wouldn't give up my Tuffy for anything.
I recognize Tuffy's quality, but the reason this project started was because of lack of jeep funding, and I had some MDF and slotted angle lying around the workshop with a crap ton of tools
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Unread 11-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #50363
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I recognize Tuffy's quality, but the reason this project started was because of lack of jeep funding, and I had some MDF and slotted angle lying around the workshop with a crap ton of tools
That's exactly how all my projects start.... "That's pretty cool. I can build one for a fraction of that price....". <----- The wife looooves hearing that..... :-D
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Unread 11-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #50364
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That's exactly how all my projects start.... "That's pretty cool. I can build one for a fraction of that price....". <----- The wife looooves hearing that..... :-D

....exactly how "NEW" companies start too!
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Unread 11-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #50365
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"That's pretty cool. I can build one for a fraction of that price....".
Or you could be like me and say, OOO I can do this. Get halfway done and call it good! Then hear endless nagging about 1/2 finished projects all over the house and garage.

Anyway, went to the junkyard and found a ton of 8.8 to choose from. Guy wants $300 for one
also scored a temp/compass mirror for $10 off a suburban. didnt have the reader lights could only find those on the Onstar ones. /shrug
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Unread 11-01-2013, 02:31 PM   #50366
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Oh yeah. I have plenty half/not finished ones of my own.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #50367
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Or you could be like me and say, OOO I can do this. Get halfway done and call it good! Then hear endless nagging about 1/2 finished projects all over the house and garage.

Anyway, went to the junkyard and found a ton of 8.8 to choose from. Guy wants $300 for one
also scored a temp/compass mirror for $10 off a suburban. didnt have the reader lights could only find those on the Onstar ones. /shrug

Trying to get my house ready to sell and every half finished project from the last 15 years is slapping me in the face.

$300 seems a little high, but is probably fair if that's pulled and loaded.

I have grabbed a few lighted mirrors from Blazers in the past. That's a handy mod.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #50368
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the one across the river told me on the phone $181.00 plus $25 core, they wont pull it for me though. at least they stack the cars up on rims. So ill have to go see if they have a good one, 11 explorers on their lot
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Unread 11-01-2013, 05:35 PM   #50369
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Trying to get my house ready to sell and every half finished project from the last 15 years is slapping me in the face.
Thinking of buying my wife this shirt too...
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Unread 11-01-2013, 07:45 PM   #50370
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Trying to get my house ready to sell and every half finished project from the last 15 years is slapping me in the face.

$300 seems a little high, but is probably fair if that's pulled and loaded.

I have grabbed a few lighted mirrors from Blazers in the past. That's a handy mod.

How come you are selling your place Jeff? Where are you going to move to?
Probably a big garage with a bed and bathroom eh?
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