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TacoFMS' attempt at a build thread

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by TacoFMS, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. May 9, 2020 at 6:30 PM
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    Thought about either that or maybe the assorted kit at harbor freight.
     
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  2. May 9, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    The kit may be handy to keep in your trail box idk I’d maybe just find a pin that does what you need and get two so you have an extra
     
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  3. May 9, 2020 at 6:35 PM
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    Hell I still need to get the jerry cans the ones I have now won’t fit
     
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  4. May 9, 2020 at 6:35 PM
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    Need pins for the bed rack anyway...
     
  5. May 9, 2020 at 6:36 PM
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    What's the deal with your cans?
     
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  6. May 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM
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    We bought 2 7 gallon water cans before I bought the bumper they are just too big. I will save them for longer trips
     
  7. May 9, 2020 at 7:32 PM
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    Why not create a holder for them? I mean fab work is fab work. Right?
     
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  8. May 9, 2020 at 7:35 PM
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    I thought about it for inside the bed. The one on the swingout is done and just don't feel like fooling with it
     
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  9. May 9, 2020 at 7:37 PM
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    O, I figured for the larger cans you could mount somewhere/somehow on the tongue of the trailer. Since they are larger, use them solely for camp water.
     
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  10. May 9, 2020 at 7:44 PM
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    That's what they're for. I'm going to fab a LP mount for the tongue. I have been considering a poly tank for under the camper with a 12v pump to carry more water but for now the cans work. We can do a 2-3 day trip with about 6 gallons of water if no showers. The showers eat up quite a bit of water even being very conservative. If I could mount a 20 gallon tank or larger under the rear of the camper it would also offset some of the weight I added to the front with all the steel. Lots of thinking to do.
     
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  11. May 10, 2020 at 4:06 PM
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    Well, today is mother's day and I am about 12hrs away from my parents so a quick phone call was about all I could do. That and make sure the gift was delivered earlier in the week.

    As for my wife, she just wanted to rest and get a nap in the afternoon. So after spending breakfast with her and watching a movie together I headed out to the garage to allow her some piece and quiet.

    Still haven't received the table top piece, but I am hoping/praying the physical measurements they posted are accurate. With that I started fabbing the framework for the tabletop. Luckily I had a piece of styrofoam that was the same thickness and allowed me to cut it down to the advertised size of the piece I am waiting on.

    So here is the end result before paint and with the styrofoam substituting for visual effect.


    And folded down


    Got it painted and ready to go now. So the swingout project should be completed.










    Hopefully it all works...
     
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  12. May 13, 2020 at 9:39 AM
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    Got it all painted, the table surface mounted/installed and the jerry can and spare mounted in their positions.



    Then last night worked on completing another long overdue and often procrastinated project.

    Added lighting to the bed rack to make it more friendly when camping and cooking.


    So now the tent is ready to be installed back where it belongs. Just have to find someone I can sweet talk in to coming by to lift that heavy bastard so I don't blow out my back again like I did when I removed it...
     
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  13. Jul 31, 2020 at 1:27 PM
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    All loaded up and ready to hit Potts Mtn on a weekend that is forecast for continuous severe thunderstorms...

     
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  14. Jul 31, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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    I saw sunshine tomorrow afternoon then the real storms roll in in the evening. :pray: you get a break in the weather and it's not a continual :crapstorm:
     
  15. Jul 31, 2020 at 4:11 PM
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    Look further west... it is showing continuous. But doesn't really matter... rain is rain.
     
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  16. Jul 31, 2020 at 4:13 PM
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    Life vest? Just think sunny thoughts
     
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  17. Jul 31, 2020 at 4:48 PM
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    Thinking about just going nude... can't get your clothes drenched if you aren't wearing any.
     
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  18. Jul 31, 2020 at 5:30 PM
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  19. Jul 31, 2020 at 5:31 PM
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    What time are you headed out in the morning? What is it like a 3 hour drive?
     
  20. Jul 31, 2020 at 5:34 PM
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    Probably leave my house around 9... not real sure... haven't Google mapped it in a while. Think it may be a hair over 3 hrs.
     
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