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Old 07-29-2012, 05:56 AM   #1301 (permalink)
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Last step should be a couple coats of clear over that amazing patina of the <t> cab...

Killer work!
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:45 AM   #1302 (permalink)
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thank you for the info , spreader



btw; the flex hose is a recycled shower head hose ... the lower thick wall tube for the wiring is a recycled Pete sleeper closet rod
soon as i saw this i was like man, thats a kitchen sink hose aint it?
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Old 07-29-2012, 07:28 AM   #1303 (permalink)
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Years ago before the turbos were offered factory we used to add turbos to them. T4 with no wastegate. We routed the exhaust from one manifold back into the exit of the other one. We then would cut into the manifold and add a turbo riser. A new exhaust, 1/4 turn on the special screw in the injection pump, a boost/pyro guage, and we were off. We would use Apache muffler to do the exhaust work and turbo riser. Butch was the owner. This was many years ago.
They worked flawlessly and allowed much flexibility on turbo placement and such. One benefit was we would place the turbo over the valve cover so we could drain straight into it.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:53 AM   #1304 (permalink)
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soon as i saw this i was like man, thats a kitchen sink hose aint it?
re-use is the best form of recycling
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:20 AM   #1305 (permalink)
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Years ago before the turbos were offered factory we used to add turbos to them. ... we would place the turbo over the valve cover so we could drain straight into it.
pretty neat, did you run intercoolers or just piped turbos straight in?

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i pretty much live in the dumpster, half of everything i own was discarded by someone at one point. one man's trash...
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:28 PM   #1306 (permalink)
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I pretty much live in the dumpster, half of everything i own was discarded by someone at one point. one man's trash...
Same here.

I call it surplus.

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:23 PM   #1307 (permalink)
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i pretty much live in the dumpster, half of everything i own was discarded by someone at one point. one man's trash...
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Same here.

I call it surplus.

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lol ... i call the area behind the shop my "private 1 acre Pick`a`Part" ...


didnt get much done today ...
my day started like this;



in the moment we have T- storm season ...
and if you have ever been in the Grand Canyon area you know how bad they can be around here
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:28 AM   #1309 (permalink)
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in the moment we have T- storm season ...
and if you have ever been in the Grand Canyon area you know how bad they can be around here
I thought the pic was for metroll before I read it. Maybe Renee could not only ban his ass but clean out a bunch of the stupidity he tossed in your thread too.

That shower hose recycle warms my half-ass hippy tree huggin heart. lol

I was never up at the GC for a thunderstorm but I'm extremely jealous you live up there off grid. The Phoenix storms were bad enough when I lived there 35 years ago.

Now I want heated mirrors...
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #1310 (permalink)
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...Now I want heated mirrors...
you probably know that from experience as well but i found heated mirrors just as helpful in a summer rain as in a winter storm.
the heated glass gets rid of the rain mist and keeps the mirrors clearer

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... I'm extremely jealous you live up there off grid.
lol ... like with everything else there is a good side and a bad side

the good is that there is obviously no utility bill
if you watch your power consumption and adjust your habits (like not sitting in front of the computer all night and burn up your battery power ... i obviously fail there :P) you would not need any other power source besides a large solar panel.

the bad is that everything revolves around sunlight
at 5000 feet with no major city around we usually have plenty of that here in Northern AZ.... but if there is a overcast or T-storm there is no solar power and your draining your batteries
so if you want to work in the shop you have to run the generator

i used to have a ~ 60 foot wind tower next to the shop, what was a excellent source of power during a storm ...
but after a couple close calls of lightning strikes we decided to take it down
it was well grounded (deep earth spike) but it was the highest structure in the area ... the tower was virtually begging for a lightning strike
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:37 AM   #1311 (permalink)
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So you posted a link to Gears where they restore a junkyard International and swap in a Duramax? I guess that makes your case. RB - you should swap in the Duramax now that somone else did it.

Using the same rational me2 should review the following:
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RB - you do great work! The International is a good choice for the motor. It will last forever and is cheap to repair. Of course you already know that.

More pics please!!!
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:57 AM   #1312 (permalink)
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RB - you do great work! The International is a good choice for the motor. It will last forever and is cheap to repair. Of course you already know that.
I don't think the IDI was his first choice...it wasn't mine...but it came with a lot of great chassis around it for not a lot of money. I think he's on the right track with wanting a trans swap first, and a turbo will absolutely be more bang for the buck and less work than a full engine swap.

Would I drive a 1-Ton like MeTroll's fictional SuperDuty if I had one? Absolutely, but I'll never put that kind of money or effort into hauling my mother-in-law around. I've got $7k into an MDT that suits my needs, already paid for, and will keep running reliably for 10k's of miles.


I love what Cary had to say about the turbo setups they did on IDI's. Thanks Propane!
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in the moment we have T- storm season ...
and if you have ever been in the Grand Canyon area you know how bad they can be around here

Mmm....Grand Canyon.

A GC float trip is near the top of my bucket list!!!!!
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Mmm....Grand Canyon.

A GC float trip is near the top of my bucket list!!!!!
I'll meet you there if we get there before he moves! While you're getting wet I'll run east and hang out at the rez!

From your description Rooster you don't have a room full of batteries for storage like all the rich people that show off their football sized photovoltaics. And I got ya on taking the windmill down. You couldn't really even shorten it because then it would be maybe 10 feet tall.

Anyway, more turbo talk! I'm really interested in this!
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thank you for the headsup

yes, i was already thinking to may replace the IP with a "fresher" one just as a precaution
(mine looks a little tired ... and is definitely older then the engine itself)
and your right that it makes perfect sense to replace the injectors with a flow checked set at the same time
if you had good experience with somebody or if you know a company you recommend i would highly appreciate a link

http://www.areadiesel.com/Pages/Default.aspx

These guys did a lot of IDI turbo add-ons and had one heck of an IDI turbo'd F-350 shop truck that hauled MDT weights all over the midwest. Might have an IDI kit left around the shop and if not should have the plans to put one together.
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:19 PM   #1316 (permalink)
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.... More pics please!!!
thank you for the compliment

i just made a couple more pics:

was still not completely happy with the mirror arm ...
the simple slant cut lower tubing arm was just not looking right (besides that it probably would fill up with water) and there was still too much up`n`down give in the lower arm...

so i redid it again



i added another link;
the upper and lower extension pivot point are now connected with a all-thread inside a aluminum tube



i also replaced the slant cut with a press-fit tubing endpiece and milled a angled wiring hole into the bottom of the tube...



now i`m happy with it; the complete arm is solid as a rock !

btw
i`m thinking to add this Beehive...



... double faced LED turn/marker light to the lower arm
it matches the style of the front fender turn signal
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:49 PM   #1317 (permalink)
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What kind of clearance lights are you going to run? I'd think some off of a 60's/70's Loadstar would look pretty bitchin on it.



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What kind of clearance lights are you going to run? I'd think some off of a 60's/70's Loadstar would look pretty bitchin on it.
i dont know yet
... i guess first i will need to build the windshield visor so i can get a idea of what will fit

the sleeper will have flush LED dots around the roofline (iirc 1.25" diameter)
somehow i dont think the usual truck marker lights would look right on that small structure

i got a couple more pics;

the bed will need a headache rack so that nothing bangs into the sleeper ...
so i figured i may add something to the steel construction that fits the <T> theme.

so i cut and welded some 1" tubing into a diamond...



and then draw the signature "T" onto a piece of 3/16" plate and cut it out on the bandsaw
i rigged my little mill to high speed and used a small airgrinder stone to knock down the rough edges ...





and welded the T into the <> ...



should look good painted black in front of the polished aluminum backwall



however , i still have no clue how to do the rest of the rack ...
its kinda too modern but i really would like to integrate a strip of E-track into it ...
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Looked at some(2) old 'Guide' marker lights i have that came off an Int'nl. Think I'm going to put them on a 48 GMC that is in the works. Be on a 77 C-20 Chebby frame etc. Google-fued them and came up with two interesting markers. First ones I think you'll like. Only two available tho.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/LQQK-UNIQUE-...r#ht_973wt_934
Second is a full set. Would be sick on that 'T'
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SET-5-VINTAG...#ht_3829wt_882.
They are out there for the 'gittin', but some can be pricey.
Are you going to participate in our dog show/trials this year?
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I used to have a set like Lurchseesu posted unfortunately they got left when my folks moved in 94.
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+1, the emblem is awesome! You gotta incorporate that into the headache rack too.

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Old 07-31-2012, 10:51 AM   #1323 (permalink)
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What kind of clearance lights are you going to run? I'd think some off of a 60's/70's Loadstar would look pretty bitchin on it.



Those are exactly what I was thinking, I'd do 7 evenly spaced with some type of LED bulb or LED conversion in them.
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harkening back twenty pages or so, a sweet '48 GMC just went up for sale near me. If I had the space there's no way I could say no for the price if it's half as solid/complete as it looks.

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... If I had the space there's no way I could say no for the price if it's half as solid/complete as it looks.
$ 850 ... darn , that is interesting.... i would have the space , but unfortunately i`m a loooooooong drive away from it lol

grab it & drop it at a friend house ?!?
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