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    Jacks for expedition vehicles

    I’m using a 12 ton bottle jack, 4 heavy equipment outrigger ground pads https://www.outriggerpads.com/ and various cribbing that I can use for leveling at camp or recovery. I also carry (2) 32 ton mat jacks with a dual manifold control so they can be operated independently.Those give me 11” of...
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    Mastodon motors?

    Not to fire up an old thread but I for one, appreciate the heads up that they are in operation. I'm reminded daily as I pull into my office and as I sit at my desk of the mess they put me through. Still no title as it is held up due to their legal mess in CO. Too much of a project for me to take...
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    GXV Patagonia on the Kenworth K370 chassis

    I believe our truck with the 18.5 ft body weighed in at right around 21K. Add 1100 lb of water, 1388 lb of diesel and a full stock of recovery equipment, tools and all the things you need I would expect to be around 25-26K max. I've been on some soft sand and on some somewhat rough terrain...
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    GXV Patagonia on the Kenworth K370 chassis

    Jason, I can second what Greg says about MPG and performance on the road. I have the same chassis, about 4 feet shorter cabin and same spec engine in ours. Mine is at GXV now getting the front bumper/winch and the King shocks as well as a few other extras I decided would help. One suggestion is...
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    Looking for a rough but all there running or not 1986 LWB 4 door

    Thanks Dutch! I have the vin and I've got the MB EPC subscription so parts and numbers and original equipment are no problem. Being that the truck was originally a gas burner being converted to diesel slightly complicates things but noting too big. What I really need is the vin to a '86 4 door...
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    Mastodon motors?

    Thanks for the clarification. As a listed creditor, I did call their bankruptcy lawyer to ask some questions and got a phone call back. Being that they are filing chapter 7, no one should expect to get any type of monetary reimbursement. He did however tell me that the titles to any vehicles...
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    Looking for a rough but all there running or not 1986 LWB 4 door

    I have just received a handful of a project. Truck was started, never finished and then scavenged for parts. It began life as a 1986 LWB 300GE with auto trans I believe. Conversion to an OM603 was started but it's just laying there in the engine bay held in by ratchet straps. There are too many...
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    Mastodon motors?

    Well after almost two years I finally got my truck. I'm not sure what to think. I'll pretty much need a donor vehicle to complete this project. I don't have the title yet and I'm hopeful but not too hopeful on that. No keys so short of having one made somehow without the title, or disassembly of...
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    230GE in UT...any advice?

    I wish I was. I'm reluctant to divulge into the details but we are still waiting.
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    Field tire change on a Hutchinson, yeah or nay?

    My 103 lb girlfriend broke one down and reassembled it. Wood block, soapy water, a couple tire irons and a small sledge hammer. Took some doing but she made it happen. Yes we had an air gun but could have done it with a ratchet. Seating the bead was a non issue. The bead locking ring does just...
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    Thread closed -G500 "pur" rolled in Hollister :(

    As a relatively new user, it's certainly not the forum antics I expected here..
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    GXV Patagonia on the Kenworth K370 chassis

    Yes manually locking hubs, Electronically selectable transfer case 2wd / 4wd / 4wd Low and yes I went with the locking rear diff. The front diff is open and one day that may change. I too will share pictures upon completion. It's very exciting. We should be going to get it at the end of this...
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    GXV Patagonia on the Kenworth K370 chassis

    Wave, you should have plenty of leg room. It's a roomy cab. I'm 5'10 and have decent room in the Fuso. I'm sure the FG cab is the same as an FE. The K370 has a good bit more as I recall. There was a question about the 4wd conversion and that may have been answered but it's about 30 grand and we...
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    GXV Patagonia on the Kenworth K370 chassis

    K370 I'll interject here. I'm getting the second Patagonia / K370 from GXV. Hope to have it in late May. I use Fuso FE cab overs for my service trucks and I can tell you the K370 is significantly larger than a Fuso. I'm not sure I'd want an FG (4x4) but I can say that we use and load the hell...
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