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  • I have been able to get the bed off the D100, take it to the sandblaster and return, and place the stepside bed onto the D100!

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    I'm not using the 5-ton front PTO winch because it's easier to use an electric winch
    with pendant control.

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    Daughters, younger one's boyfriend, and wife helping!

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      The front corner deck panels are rotten...

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      NEXT comes a stainless steel 32-gallon (+/-) inside-rail-mounted fuel tank, tidy-up the wiring, and then
      the bed. ...also trying to get the D100 running and sold.

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      • The D-100 has been sold to an older guy who plans to restore it. I delivered it to his property about 30 miles away; got flea-bit after I said hi to his horses, and the transmission locked up while trying to roll it off the trailer...!


        I've started the new fuel tank: it's about 56"L x 11 1/2"H x 12 1/4"W. That works out to about 34 gallons. The steel is stainless 304 and is 16 gauge, and will weigh about 50 lbs. when finished. The one sheet of 48"W x 120"L cost me about $350. When full, the tank will weigh about 360 lbs. which is about twice what the stock, thin-wall 20 gallon tank weighed full.

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        Cardboard box mock-up

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        Not too low...

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        • Is that a smaller mockup on the right?

          Dodge put a lot of biased weight on the driver's side: driver, battery, steering box, fuel tank...
          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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          • Yes, slightly. The box was 12” x 11”; the stainless tank body is 11 1/2” x 12”.

            You’re right, there IS a lot of weight on the driver’s side. I put the exhaust on the passenger side to get the noise further from the driver.

            It would be easy to move the battery; maybe the tank would have been better on the passenger side.

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            • Any updates for us or on a hiatus?
              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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              • Feel like I’m letting you guys down!

                My 20-year-old has decided to take classes next summer at university, so WE’RE NOT GOING NEXT SUMMER. I can say unequivocally that I am bummed-out, but the kid is trying hard so I just accept and support.

                The current goal is summer 2021...

                I have been in the middle of repainting the cab and the donor bed, as well as making the 30 gallon gas tank, for three months. Family and work obligations have made time available for this project next to zero.

                Now, I am in the process of buying and fixing up a vehicle for a friend of my older kid’s who is poor and just starting out. So there will be another month lost...

                Lastly, my M35A2 deuce needs some attention, maybe two or three weekends’ worth!

                I hope all of you have had more successful past few months than I have!!!

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                • Life definitely gets in the way! Just checking to make sure we weren't missing anything. Don't feel guilty, we all deal with the same/similar distractions (of time AND money).

                  At least the kid is making a valiant effort at schooling. I just graduated my oldest last weekend...
                  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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                  • Aaahhh congratulations!!

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