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Re: Green monster
« Reply #180 on: May 17, 2018, 11:21:34 PM »
These are really really nice. Whipping up brackets for these is one of the last small items remaining.



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Re: Green monster
« Reply #181 on: May 19, 2018, 02:09:06 AM »
serious progress. canine egress/ingress achieved.

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #182 on: May 20, 2018, 09:32:54 AM »
Got the easiest, biggest part of the deck done last night before early bed. Tracks are cut from the channel, and steel is no longer sticking out from under the door of my stupidfucking 16’ deep garage.


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Re: Green monster
« Reply #184 on: May 22, 2018, 10:09:04 PM »
Stage 1 done



Tracks finalized for stage 2: big deck. Rollers bolted to the decks. First track welded and tested. Need to make up the clamps to hold them to the frame, and some keepers at the top. Then braces and shit which would be easier to do on the truck if the welder reached but it will force me to keep it modular and removable which might be good. Though I’m not sure if there would ever be reason to remove and reinstall. Maybe driveshaft work.


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Re: Green monster
« Reply #185 on: May 24, 2018, 11:59:17 PM »
Rearmost track needs a notch. I wasn’t expecting that. Suspension is down, so that shaft will probably move 4” through total travel there assuming it has 8” of total travel. Hopefully no issues to where the bottom rail is. That’s where I plan to knock it to.



Need to make rail tops for the rollers to sit in when extended, and some rails to sit on when retracted.

Got leg material today, need a few fasteners and pins.

I’ll be driving this weekend, so it’ll be tight to get wrapped up completely before Rolling W.

Definitely need a step between party deck and cabside platform.


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Re: Green monster
« Reply #186 on: May 25, 2018, 12:01:52 AM »
Need to clock an air fitting too, or maybe reroute a bit. Couldn’t knock it loose without a cheater so i didn’t push it. Need to pull the line and give it a little heat. Rather not break it off seized in the tank. Also not doing that till I move the truck if I’m smart. Don’t want my trailer blocked in.




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Re: Green monster
« Reply #187 on: May 25, 2018, 05:06:09 PM »
Tracks are a little (1/8-3-16) out of alignment underneath. Pretty annoying to try and true them up. U bolts prevent using 48” tee square on 3 out of 4 of them. Probably have to pull the tracks again anyway, to put supports on for the retracted position and probably better to paint when removed too. Can’t get under the power line to get close to the house by a good 4” in height. Or maybe do at M4 next week.

Going to run for a compression fitting to finish moving that air line and make truck mobile again, that’s prob it for the weekend.





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Re: Green monster
« Reply #188 on: May 31, 2018, 12:40:25 AM »
Bottom decks are put away. Jammed for now. Need to loosen the rear track and probably tweak one of the fronts.

Just remembered I didn’t tighten my jam nuts either. Guess I should do that. Be bad to lose one after all that work and expense.


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Re: Green monster
« Reply #189 on: May 31, 2018, 11:54:07 PM »
Threw up a shelf on the front wall and cleared the floor. Tolerable now.

Not organized, but at least cleanish.

Hung 8’ long ramp on back door. All ramp shit is now at least stored, if not yet 100% functional.

Threw some retainer bolts in the big ramps that catch an existing channel. No more strapping.


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Re: Green monster
« Reply #190 on: June 28, 2018, 11:21:14 PM »
Ac hooked up for road duty. Gen and Ac just strapped down, not permanent mount. Interior trim just removed, not trimmed and reinstalled.

Found radiator leaking. minor... for now.  Run it?
Called Regional. OE part NLA and out of system stock nationwide. Their typical aftermarket supplier does not list.




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Re: Green monster
« Reply #191 on: June 29, 2018, 05:38:37 AM »
http://www.bjrradiator.com they are in the city and I'm sure they can get a radiator for you.

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #192 on: June 29, 2018, 11:35:32 AM »
empire radiator downtown is also very good
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: Green monster
« Reply #193 on: July 01, 2018, 03:15:11 AM »
Radiator is fine (for who the hell knows how long - whatever is least convenient)

Need to chase voltage drop issue that forced a pop start to leave Rausch today. Starter no workie. Brings dash and cab voltage to 6ish and keeps it there for a bit. Acting like a high resistance circuit going open under load. If not for the dash voltage drop everything points to a bad starter. No drop found from batteries to starter yet shows 1.5v across the starter while trying to crank. Hmmm




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Re: Green monster
« Reply #194 on: July 01, 2018, 03:16:10 AM »
Also, Ac dries out the cab but is nowhere near enough to keep up with full sun and 95F.


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