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Old 07-18-2012, 09:11 PM   #676 (permalink)
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Two ideas for idling your fan:

A/C compressor clutch - they seem pretty low profile, and could handle the power.

Linear actuator to dynamically adjust belt tension. Add a strain gauge to monitor tension. Yay! More complexity.
My dodge and GMC diesel trucks both have electrically controlled fan clutches on them. Not sure how much torque goes through them, but that fan sounds like a hurricane when it's switched on full speed.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:27 PM   #677 (permalink)
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My dodge and GMC diesel trucks both have electrically controlled fan clutches on them. Not sure how much torque goes through them, but that fan sounds like a hurricane when it's switched on full speed.
I'll bet that it takes far less power to spin that fan at any given rpm than to twist an A/C compressor.
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Regardless adapting a fan clutch from another vehicle is bound to be a thousand times easier than trying to retrofit a A/C clutch. I doubt there are many A/C clutches that use a bolt on flange like a fan instead of a tapered and/or keyed shaft.
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If you have the room (looks like it's too tight though) and can find one to work for you, try something like a Horton air operated fan clutch/hub. It's the first thing I thought of when reading this.
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What a kick ass video, you going to get some mermaids too? I would.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:22 PM   #681 (permalink)
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There are tons of different fans and clutches out there, but the space constraints are pretty limiting. Think what I really need to so is pull the waterpump pulley off and see if I can make a custom pulley with a shorter snout.
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Another option might be to add an idler pulley with a built-in fan clutch and then drive the fan off that...
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:35 PM   #683 (permalink)
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Picked up the cab and a bunch of parts today. Everything looks great.










Then stopped by Johnny's Custom Autobody in Gilroy to drop off the cab and fenders. He showed me a few trucks and workbenches that they've sprayed and this stuff looks like it holds up to heavy use pretty well! So we talked about exactly how they're going to prep and spray these parts, and I'll be back to pick that stuff up in a couple of weeks. Wouldn't normally take so long, but I'm going to be traveling and I wanted to get this started before I leave.








Unloaded a bunch of misc. parts and brought them into the house to keep them safe until it's time to reassemble everything.



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Old 07-26-2012, 08:06 AM   #685 (permalink)
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Should stay nice and cool! I dont 'like' white but if you south of the border and into SA it will be a lot easier than OD green.

Some insulation combined with that white and you will be NICE and cool
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Or he will be mistaken for the UN trying to enforce anti-gun laws here in the US and attacked by vigilantes.
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Wow, everything looks so nice and clean and perfect. I might have to reconsider white. It will also make it easier to spot leaks and easier to see inside at night (armored vehicles usually have white interiors).
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The white does look super-sanitary, but Johnny's spraying the inside, underside, and firewall of the cab, along with the inside and underside of the fenders, so that stuff will all be black. The rest of the interior is going to be white, with some black details, and maybe some serape seat covers?
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Then stopped by Johnny's Custom Autobody in Gilroy to drop off the cab and fenders. He showed me a few trucks and workbenches that they've sprayed and this stuff looks like it holds up to heavy use pretty well!

What is the product?
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What is the product?
It's called Ultimate Linings.
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Or he will be mistaken for the UN trying to enforce anti-gun laws here in the US and attacked by vigilantes.
Don't think anyone is going to mistake this vehicle for any kind of official anything.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:33 PM   #692 (permalink)
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Jesse, I've been watching this thread since the beginning, and love it. The attention to detail is awesome.

FYI I worked at a bodyshop in high school that did Ultimate Linings and it is a great product. We only ever had one issue (kinda) and that was a drunk guy doing a burnout in the bed of his Tacoma with a dirt bike (like the Tacoma composite bed floor commercials). Other than that, awesome stuff.

Can't wait to see more, and im subscribing.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:05 AM   #693 (permalink)
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...worked at a bodyshop in high school that did Ultimate Linings and it is a great product.
Awesome. Have seen a few trucks and trailers and things that have seen hard use and abuse, and The Ultimate Linings seems to hold-up pretty damn well. Also looks like it does alright in the sun, where a lot of the liners don't.
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Hiya Jesse. I'm real surprised that your dad would let you park his toys outside, lol. The deuce is lookin awesome. Have you been to any of the Military Vehicle Collectors meets? We have one coming up in Sept, it's the smaller of two show per year held at Tower Park Marina near Lodi.

Haven't talked yo ya in a couple of years, we need to catch up.

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DAMN IT! I just read the whole thread and the suspense is killing me! Subscribed!
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Why would you say the project is dead? He is making good progress and updates the thread pretty often.
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Yes, but I have to admit, of the four ground up building threads I've followed in detail, the only one that was finished in a year or so was Rob Grey's, of the three I've looked at more recently, all three were still at something like 3 years. Granted, Rob was also the only one to do it more or less full time. For Rob's: http://robgray.com/graynomad/index.php

Not as encouraging as I'd have hoped.
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A build takes as long as it takes. Not everyone has a huge shop full of tools and equipment and $100k laying around to do a build in a few weeks. Many of us are paying bills, working jobs and living life and that can make a build take a long time. Considering Jeese's lifestyle, the scale and scope of this project and the amount of work he has gotten done, I'd say this one is progressing nicely. Even if real life were to intrude and halt the build, it's not his fault. Real life pulls rank over recreational bullshit.
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