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Old 10-31-2016, 03:31 PM   #801 (permalink)
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But did you use the batter chart to see how much cake your air cleaner will cook on the way to the campground/beach?

Looks good Allejandro

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No, but seriously... Bath and Beyond at 8:30 pm by my lonesome to buy cake pans to cut up for truck parts... I certainly did not look like I belonged there.

That's pretty slick.

Add some rivets and no one would be the wiser.
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Old 11-01-2016, 09:27 AM   #804 (permalink)
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bed bath beyond air cleaners and wheel barrow doghouses.
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I am retired Navy and building a Navy M38. I have been searching for the right color and think I found it. Where did you get the paint and what is the code?

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bed bath beyond air cleaners and wheel barrow doghouses.
Want pics?

Its all about the right form.

I think I learned a new source though. Bed and Bath?
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I think I learned a new source though. Bed and Bath?
Its a fru fru home store... Pretty common here on the east coast. i'm sure you can find steel cake pans at sears, etc.

https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/
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I can remember when this was a hard core bulletin board. Next thing you know someone's going to post up about sourcing seats from Lazy-Boy!

Seriously, this is an awesome idea!
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Old 11-06-2016, 05:51 AM   #809 (permalink)
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But did you use the batter chart to see how much cake your air cleaner will cook on the way to the campground/beach?

Looks good Allejandro
Hopefully a little addition of a heat shield will help keep things cool since the can is stuffed under the hood now. I figured going all aluminum with it will help out on heat dispersion.

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That's pretty slick.

Add some rivets and no one would be the wiser.
Yea, the rivets really made the fact that its made from cookware kinda become a non-visible issue.

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Probably won't be the last random thing I use either as I complete the project.

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I am retired Navy and building a Navy M38. I have been searching for the right color and think I found it. Where did you get the paint and what is the code?

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I think I learned a new source though. Bed and Bath?
Jrod is right, the place is exactly as it sounds. I think there was an Adam Sandler movie based on the place or something. Click, where the remote sped up time.

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I can remember when this was a hard core bulletin board. Next thing you know someone's going to post up about sourcing seats from Lazy-Boy!

Seriously, this is an awesome idea!
Hey, Lazy-Boy recliners in the back wouldn't be half bad! Ha ha...


So after the week from Hell... I've finally got some time back working on this thing. Been going through some relapse health stuff so Tuesday was a Spinal Tap, that went terrible as every nerve fiber must have been hit on the way in, then doc twists needle around for 20 minutes to get the fluids out; some of the worst pain of my life and nurses could tell because I was white as a ghost and on the edge of passing out for a good bit of the time. Two days on the couch to "recover", which makes me crazy with cabin fever, and then find out Thursday the hole is leaking as I have headaches so bad I'm losing vision and throwing up whenever I would stand uo. ER on Friday for a "Blood Patch" which is another needle in the back, and then finally Saturday I feel okay enough to work on this thing. This was easy sit on a bar stool type fab work so I managed it all mostly together. I still need to add the intake tube into the bottom and figure out a heat shield and a firewall mount.

I found some 6" ID O-rings / square seals to use between the two cake pans and then some double action spring clasp latches to pull it all together.







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You could have saved some time using a spring form bunt cake pan to mount the filter and connect the lower part of the housing/cover.



Looking great. Can't wait to get a chance to drool over it in Iowa if you make it out this year.
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Wow, that air cleaner box turned out great.

Sorry to hear about the relapse. All of that sounds absolutely awful... Gland you're finally feeling better, though!
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Got it, thanks. I will use it on my 43 MB for sure, not sure I will on the M38 unless it comes close to what he used here.

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Sadly, nothing much. Took a week off for a vacation that my wife and I had planned back in March; it was already paid for so despite my health I said F-it and went anyways and it turned out good. However, as every working person knows, it takes a week before and a week after to take care of all the things that happen during the week that you are gone, vacation time or not you end up working OT... but it was a much needed get "away from it" experience for sure; plus I enjoyed having a rental car (Suzuki Jimmy, RHD) where the main highways still don't have any lines painted on them and "improved roads" means more than 1 "vehicle" a day traverses the path . The road by where we stayed was broken up concrete that you could barely walk down without near death (my wife fell), and there were plenty of people who kept telling us that many tourists were too scared to drive themselves up or down it. Basically dump crushed concrete slabs onto the side of the Putney entrance road in Harlan Kentucky. I had quite the fun.

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Only thing truck related is I sold my Atlas 12" lathe back before Thanksgiving and this past weekend some buds and I took a trip up to Eastern Shore MD and picked up a nice stout Colchester 7.5" Triumph Gap Bed Lathe, so thats a 15" swing, (24.5" with gap removed), 5 HP, and Standard and Metric threading from the QC gear box... literally weighs a Ton more than the Atlas did. It has some maintenance requirements I need to mess with over the holidays but we got it fired up on the 4kW VFD last night and this machine can really hog some material. 2.095" through bore means its a tight fit but standard suspension link material will feed through it, and machine work for tie rods and such can also be done "easily". Christmas list is all machine tools again this year.. threading bars, parting tools, etc.

Note the light switch on the wall for a sense of scale... and the photo of the 4 jaw and tailstock compared to a size 12 Redwing.





I have plans to get back on the Carryall around start of the new year. I'm doing some side work here and there these days to help get some $ saved up to order my rear springs and some other misc things. I gotta finish cleaning up a good bit after re-arranging my shop for the new tool.
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There is a you tube channel called Turn Wright Machine Works, Kieth Fenner runs it, he is doing a series right now on resurrecting an old lathe, might be some helpful tips on that.
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I have a couple of antique chainsaws that are missing the air cleaner covers that were basically bowl shaped. I might have to take a page out of your book and roll through the cookware aisle sometime
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Still waiting on some parts, and also been re-organizing life, tools, etc. Gonna get back hard into this thing here soon.

In the meantime, for inspiration, here is a photo of my bud Bruce up in B.C. The patina is something he created into the paint. He uses it frequently for search and rescue missions. 4bt, NV4500, NWF Blackbox, and NP205 with a drum brake like my setup but stolen from an NP200. Cool truck for sure!

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I still want one.

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Haha, and of course I would scroll through pirate and see my Dads Power Wagon.
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You need to take more pictures and help your dad post em on PWA. He tells great stories over there but no photos to back them up!
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Trade for <Jim>? Then you won't need the Vintage Airstream we've heard nothing about since the start of this thread: .
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So... I'm still here, and this truck still isn't done. Its been a rough few months with a lot of stupid things going on in life that required attention and a lot of energy and time. Finally got things sorted and didn't find but rather created some time to work on this truck.
Unfortunately, what I thought I had given myself enough room for, I didn't fully take into account the overall size of these 3" silicone couplers and where they force the can to be located for the sake of hood clearance. I don't care for the proximity of the air cleaner box to the hot side of the turbo. The whole point was to pull cooler outside air for the engine and this is nothing but a burrito oven if I mount it here. I guess I'll move it to the other side above the powersteering box and the AC dryer and possibly a wiper fluid res can mount back in here. I already have to cut the drivers side inner fender up since it had a battery box bump in it that interferes with my strut tower so I can go ahead and create the opening and intake box for the air cleaner there too. Not going to be too exciting in here in the nearish future but I'm hoping I can slowly get back to normal stuff and really cover some ground here again.





Even with a heat shield this is too close for my liking and blocks a lot of heat into a compact area.



There should be enough room to run a jumper tube across the top of the valve cover and over to the turbo inlet. I had ordered some 3" SCEET tube to use for a flexible routing intake tube, but I guess I can use it elsewhere or hold onto it for whatever for now.. Brake vents.. ha ha.



The inner fender covers between the front core, the inside edge of the strut tower, and runs back to the body-line at the firewall. The square box there is the front harness relay center that powers all the headlights, front turn, horn, ignition, etc. The main Cummins ECM and the Allison TCM are all located rather central to this as well. Lots of stuff to fit but hoping I can still make it all work.
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Looks like you might have room to run that big can horizontal up closer to the hood for more clearance too depending on layout?

I'm sure you've thought about that already. I'm really replying to say "nice shocks"

Those look like the bee's knees for setting up ride height/ full bump/ full droop while working on a new rig. Would be nice to run the pin holes both ways for clearance and to use used up heims for eyes so you could leave one side pinned and loose the other to check limited articulation. One of those little things that could make life a lot easier sometimes.
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Looks like you might have room to run that big can horizontal up closer to the hood for more clearance too depending on layout?

I'm sure you've thought about that already. I'm really replying to say "nice shocks"

Those look like the bee's knees for setting up ride height/ full bump/ full droop while working on a new rig. Would be nice to run the pin holes both ways for clearance and to use used up heims for eyes so you could leave one side pinned and loose the other to check limited articulation. One of those little things that could make life a lot easier sometimes.
Yea, no room to squeeze it under the hood in the Hz direction either. just too little space the way the hood angles down and narrows so harshly.

Thanks for the compliment!The mockup struts are great! I like your idea of cross drilling the pin holes. I made these on the plasma table by laying the tube in some channel and then burning the holes. They are as close to the actual body size of an ORI strut and the inside smaller ID pieces are drilled too so that I can "lock" them for testing articulation as you mentioned. The other plus is being able to roll the truck around to move it in and out of the garage and I've even transported it a few times for photo shoots and when the body was pulled and reset. I fabbed up this set of 10" versions for this build and also a set of 14"s for a Mega Truck build back in 2013 when I first started working on the suspension. The Mega truck is done so the 14"s are getting passed around among friends currently for a few other builds.
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