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geekhouse23's "The wonderful transition ..er..um..transformation of Caitlyn!!" #EAF Overland build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by geekhouse23, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Jan 3, 2016 at 12:33 PM
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    Acerwin

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    That's my damn problem.
     
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  2. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:03 PM
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    CO2 tank HOW-TO:

    1) Find a CO2 tank on craigslist for under $100; I scored this 20 lb. tank cheap and with a handle luckily :wink:

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    Meet the man (or woman) and claim the precious as your own (pay him or her their money)

    2) Take a trip to Harbor Freight Tools and spend $10 :eek: (yes $10)

    Purchase the following:

    http://www.harborfreight.com/brass-industrial-quick-coupler-set-5-pc-68237.html

    http://www.harborfreight.com/1-4-x-20-ft-coiled-air-hose.html

    http://www.harborfreight.com/12-in-x-22-ft-plumbers-thread-seal-tape-61376.html

    **Depending if you have an ARB hose/compressor, you will not have to purchase a hose. I bought one to keep attached while the bottle is mounted in the truck at all times (fast and compact); I won't have to go digging for my ARB hose. But it will work.**

    **Also not included is an inflator. I personally have a PowerTank that is already in my arsenal. Harbor Freight SHOULD have them for under $10**

    3) Purchase a regulator. This can be the next expensive item after the tank or most expensive depending how much of a deal you got. Here is the one I purchased:

    http://trdparts4u.toyotaofdallas.com/scripts/prodList.asp

    **This is available at wheeler's offroad for $55 (not including shipping) they are still a few months out from having these available and I spent the extra $30 to have it sooner. Just a note**

    ASSEMBLY:

    Lay out all your parts and grab two open ended present wrenches from your tool box.

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    Install the female brass nipple on one end of the hose using your teflon tape on the male threading. And install the female quick connect using teflon tape on the other end of the hosing.

    **You DO NOT have to use teflon tape here. The fittings on the regulator came with teflon tape on them so I decided to just go ahead and do it.**

    Here is what it should look like completely assembled:
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    FINAL ASSEMBLY:

    Take your regulator and thread it onto the CO2 valve of the tank **DO NOT USE TEFLON TAPE** Tighten everything with a crescent wrench and be gentle on the brass..you can mangle it. Here is how everything looks when it is buttoned up:
    cc442ce3cd6429018b5cc5b3e6b9e9bf_acf80beec66f9a82fdcf0fefb14f63dfb196a601.jpg

    INFLATORS:

    Here is what I have for inflating the tires (didn't purchase another inflator as this was already in my arsenal)
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    You can go with something a bit cheaper such as this:
    http://www.harborfreight.com/pistol-grip-tire-inflator-with-gauge-68272.html

    What does this all cost?

    TOTAL I spent not including the inflator:

    Tank - $30 after about $50 of parts I had laying around the garage not being used
    Regulator - $81.90
    Fittings - $4.59
    Hose - $3.99
    Teflon tape - $0.79

    GRAND TOTAL: $121.27

    MOUNT:

    Originally, I thought that I could use quick fists for extra savings, but they were too small..back to the drawing board :pout:

    For the mount, I went with the 20 LB. mount from Wheeler's off road found HERE

    Depending on the size of the tank, you can get one VERY cheap for under $50 with shipping. For mine, I paid $64.50 SHIPPED.

    The bracket:

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    Tank in the bracket:

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    MOUNTING THE BRACKET IN THE BED:

    Flat steel

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    Nuts and bolts

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    Mounted to the bed rail with appropriate tslot nuts and bolts/washers etc

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    Finished product!

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    UPGRADED HOSING: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HQGDYK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

    698efe2758c0eda1fdea3dc7baa17773_1ce5bac031c6ae2bbaeeb995b5dd28b8f1f32dce.jpg

    UPDATED AND FINAL TOTAL: $203.94

    Let me know if you guys have any questions!
     
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  3. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:07 PM
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    Done this a few weeks earlier and could've been the build thread of the year ;)
     
  4. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:12 PM
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    Never will win that in the entirety of Caitlyn's life. Ever.
     
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  5. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:20 PM
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    No worries mine either
     
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  6. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:21 PM
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    And you have Kings..
     
  7. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:22 PM
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    But not building it fast enough...
     
  8. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:35 PM
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    Fantastic write up and explanation.
     
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  9. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:36 PM
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    Thanks man! I was just trying to do a quick one with limited pics for @Acerwin and @iJonny :thumbsup:
     
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  10. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:42 PM
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    Great job man! I'm glad you took the lead here and showed all that a huge tank can be done for less! That's an aluminum tank also so its got to be light. How does it stand on its own when you start pulling on the hose?
     
  11. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:49 PM
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    Looks good @geekhouse23 .. That's a good deal ya got on the tank with your ninja like c/l skillz :p
     
  12. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:55 PM
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    I know I wish we could find deals like this... @Rattletrap66 is getting some stealth 6 wheels for really good price and I can't find anything like that :boom:
     
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    its cause SC.. hard to find good stuff used in these parts
     
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    Thanks a lot Obama....
     
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  15. Jan 3, 2016 at 1:59 PM
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    Not too sure yet. Still have to test that out. If you pull on the hose a little bit, it stretches it out. Doing that a few times makes me think there might not be issues when the tank is free standing.

    Thanks Scott!!
     
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    ^ welcome :)

    :laugh:
     
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  17. Jan 3, 2016 at 2:04 PM
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    Keep an eye on that hose when using the tank a lot. CO2 can freeze the line and make it brittle which can end badly.
     
  18. Jan 3, 2016 at 2:07 PM
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    Nice! So you sold parts to cover the overall total cost?

    One day you will Baby Face
    I see good stuff
     
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    My final thought is to mount it under my bed and clamp it in like they do with propane tanks on forklifts anf plumb it out through the bumper (when I get one made) that way I can just buy a long hose to get around the truck. Come refill time I can just refill the tank or swap it.
     
  20. Jan 3, 2016 at 2:40 PM
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    Mine is going in my tool box, it needs to be used in the upright position
     
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