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  • Keep up the good work!

    Bucky

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    • THANKS!

      I very much appreciate the support!

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      • That tank is very nice! With everything we do, hind sight is 20/20... As for weight, just keep that tank's placement in mind when loading the bed and load the passenger side heavier to compensate maybe.

        Glad you are back to working on it.
        1951 B-3 Delux Cab, Braden Winch, 9.00 Power Kings
        1976 M880, power steering, 7.50x16's, flat bed, lots of rust & dents
        1992 W250 CTD, too many mods to list...
        2005 Jeep KJ CRD

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        • Thanks KRB64!

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          • I am posting this ONE post as it relates to the trip, but am not planning on boring all y’all with details.

            We (we being my wife and two daughters) have abandoned the cab-over camper + military off-road trailer



            for an Aistream....

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            2004 International CCD 22’ (overall length); will sleep four
            adults when I’m finished with it.

            I will be adding a 2” lift to the trailer, but that’s all the mods.

            The interior needs a bit of work reversing the previous owners,
            ugly decorating, and the wifey gets to add her touches.

            Anyways, feel free to comment! BUT this thread is about
            the truck and the trip, not the beer can house.

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            • Never had one but I admire them, the older ones anyway.

              Good thing about this change in plans is you can always unhook and then go unimpeded into what ever: trails, towns, etc. And if you stop for more than a night your camp stays set up while the truck is free.

              Plus your wife now gets to participate in the process!

              Probably a sound move IMO.
              1951 B-3 Delux Cab, Braden Winch, 9.00 Power Kings
              1976 M880, power steering, 7.50x16's, flat bed, lots of rust & dents
              1992 W250 CTD, too many mods to list...
              2005 Jeep KJ CRD

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              • Thanks KRB64

                Yes the plan is evolving, for the better as far as comfort is concerned.

                I just verified Saturday that the frame side extensions (“outriggers”) on the passenger side are all sagging, causing the floor to drop and the wall of the shell to hang lower by 1” to 2”. This has been documented as a special design weakness in this specific length and model from 2002 to 2007.

                I plan to reinforce the frame with two new main rails of 2” x 4” steel tube, full length, 2” x 3” cross members, and angle steel struts for the outriggers. I’ve seen pics of this having been done, and it looks fairly straightforward although labor intensive.

                oh well

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                • By the way, I have redone the bodywork, prep, and primer on the back of the cab. Hope to apply color coats next weekend and then complete the bed for installation.

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                  • I'd say those frame extensions would benefit from beefing up since the roads you'll be traveling will probably be less than smooth!
                    1951 B-3 Delux Cab, Braden Winch, 9.00 Power Kings
                    1976 M880, power steering, 7.50x16's, flat bed, lots of rust & dents
                    1992 W250 CTD, too many mods to list...
                    2005 Jeep KJ CRD

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                    • FINALLY!!!!

                      The weather was not too cold nor too windy!!

                      I was able to apply the finish color on the rear of the cab this morning.

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                      It has a few sags, and two drips. I may or may not wet-sand them out.


                      Also, I am now in possession of a new Gear Vendors overdrive kit; after the Airstream repairs, I will install this kit
                      while also rebuilding the NP 205 transfer case.

                      Then, the truck bed.

                      Then, the air conditioner.

                      Then, the transmission rebuild and clutch.

                      ......IF I'm still alive!

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