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  1. Eldgen

    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    Handles great, I swapped a Superduty rear end in for disk brakes and re-drilled the bolt patter to 8x6.5 as well as converted to brakes which made a huge difference, I also retained both sway bars.
  2. Eldgen

    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    Yes, I used the daystar cups and built upper mounts for the bags, works well.
  3. Eldgen

    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    I was in the same boat you are, I opted for building a flatbed and using a rooftop tent but I could just as easily put a slide in on it or remove the outer boxes and get a flatbed camper.
  4. Eldgen

    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    Mine Weighs in at 11k when loaded for the hills. I built my own airbag mounts with the bag cups to keep from hindering flex, plumbed them separate and replaced my license plate bolts with the schrader valves.
  5. Eldgen

    Argosy 4X4 Duramax conversion

    When talking about the body on frame flexing situation. What if you used 4 of those semi truck cab shocks under it and make the front rigid? That would give it a little bit of travel and give maybe? Personally I like the 3 point pivot design but each to their own.
  6. Eldgen

    Destination Unknown - a 1997 F350 build

    I have a 93 cclb, when I built my sliders I used a big section of angle from a semi frame I stripped and double framed the entire thing from front shackle to rear spring hanger then welded my sliders to that. Stiffened the frame up nicely. Then I did a 3 point mount on the flatbed.
  7. Eldgen

    Closeout Sale Of Remaining JAMES BAROUD Classic Models

    Hi Kevin, I know this is old but I think it's sucks no one has praise you for your setup. It's very clever for the minimalist and addresses the bad weather inconvenience with entering and exiting your hard shell tent. Also provides security for items in the bed and the tents mounting points. I...
  8. Eldgen

    OBS FORD 350 PSD FWC FB Hawk build

    Great Job on the Flatbed, I like the side skirts you made, I presume they are for aesthetics only or is there a more purposeful function? I look forward to seeing it loaded up so it will give me a better idea of what mine might look like.
  9. Eldgen

    Suspension Help for RAM 3500 - Remote reservoir or simple HD shocks

    I'm going to go with Fox 2.0 resi's with CTD (I think that's the acronym) so I can adjust the compression and rebound. I am in a similar boat as you, slow crawling around in Goliath and some medium speed washboard roads for many many miles. The resi gives me more stroke with the modified...
  10. Eldgen

    '79 K30 CREWCAB

    Hi Trav, truck is looking good, any big trips planned this year? I just put hydraboost, with a superduty rear axle and 4.10 gears in her. By the way, I have new 4.56 dana 60 yukon gears and setup kit for your chevy that I would make you a good deal on if your still going that way.
  11. Eldgen

    There's an AEV Prospector XL conversion Ram 2500 chassis for sale in N. Georgia!

    There is one here in Spokane too for sale, it's for sale by Diesel power products so it has all of the goodies on it. with all of the upgrades they named it the "Prospector Nomad".
  12. Eldgen

    arb fridge temperature swings

    I called ARB on the same issue with mine right out of the box. It was explained that it was normal and more obvious when the fridge is empty since there is nothing to retain the cold. The fridges cycle on and off the way you described to maintain an average temp, not exact.
  13. Eldgen

    How To Level A Truck Sleeping Platform On Site

    https://www.etrailer.com/Wheel-Chocks/Blaylock-Industries/EZ-JACK.html This is what I use on all of my trips, quick, easy, light, and durable.
  14. Eldgen

    Introducing Goliath, Purpose built OBS F-350

    I made a cross member across the top of the frame utilizing the original bumper bolt holes and an additional two up top. Then I used a 2.5" poly bushing with 1/4" flat bar to mount it. 1 3/4" grade 8 bolt in the rear and 4 up front hold the bed to the framing. The bolts have a 20k lbs sheer so...
  15. Eldgen

    Argosy 4X4 Duramax conversion

    Hi Dan, Good to see you on Expedition portal. I'ts nice to see pictures of the beast after you telling me about it, I look forward to the long travel goodies. I think you should do a set of steel bumpers and shave that front valance off right at that body trim to open up the front wheel wells a...
  16. Eldgen

    Introducing Goliath, Purpose built OBS F-350

    Hi Guys, A hugely successful trip, only mechanical problems were the AC pump seizing, front right caliper hung after Moab (picture) and smoked my rotor coming down glacier, my shocks are officially toast also thanks to Moab , and I now need a new windshield due to a rock the size of a grape...
  17. Eldgen

    Introducing Goliath, Purpose built OBS F-350

    The rear view mirror is HERE It was pretty straight forward, the wires are a pathetic gauge but copper at least and it makes hiding the wires easier. The inverter is HERE and was a wedding gift from a buddy who pulled it out of a class 8 lease return. It is pretty nice, I like the shore power...
  18. Eldgen

    Introducing Goliath, Purpose built OBS F-350

    Yeah we were the only one's on the mountain all weekend, we had three vehicles come out for the view and were gone in 15 min or so but that was it. And yes I was surprised that the short list I had was it. I am really looking forward to the main event.
  19. Eldgen

    Introducing Goliath, Purpose built OBS F-350

    Happy Independence Day from the Selkirk Mountains in the extreme northeastern corner of Washington from our family to yours. The shakedown run went without a hitch, some things I learned: My coffee maker and inverter do not get along so instant coffee is the fix, my shocks are not up to the...
  20. Eldgen

    Introducing Goliath, Purpose built OBS F-350

    I will try to get it out on Sunday and open it all up again since I want to put the sheets/blankets in it ahead of the trip and to install some LED's on a dimmer. There will be a ton of shots of it all over the woods in the next month or so.
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