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    2005 Tundra novice build - "The Rez"

    FYI, a long thin dowel or "glow rod" works wonders for fishing wire through braided sleeves. A stiff wire such as that from a wire coat hanger or 10 - 14 AWG copper, can also work for pushing wire through sleeves, grommets and around inside vehicles, in general.
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    Overland Sprinter Build

    Cotton, linen or canvas shower curtains are far superior to Chinese plastic garbage. They can be laundered, last 3-5 years and do not off gas, crucial in small spaces. I would consider composite shower, bath and/or wet bath areas for the same reason. There is no need to add tile or stainless...
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    NPR 4wd conversion and camper build thread.

    It sounds like you are well on your way to having a nicer cab than Isuzu engineers envisioned :D. I am sure you are aware, but the big ECU OEMs such as AEM, MoTec and Halltech, along with companies like RacePack and AIM have some pretty sweet electronic dash setups these days. As you have the...
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    NPR 4wd conversion and camper build thread.

    Chris, Are you planning to install additional sound deadeners such as Thinsulate or LLP? I was told years ago by an old car audio guru, that no one product does everything. The goal is to change the resonant frequency of each panel and break up the sound waves. Road noise does not have the...
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    SRW 450 Mountain Build

    While I have no personal experience building one of these, I have done quite a bit of research, speaking with several water quality experts and a biologist. You can't give yourself anything that you don't already have, e.g. you can't get Giardia or Polio from shower water. Neither are there, so...
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    EarthCruiser Overland Vehicles

    Outside of tire width on the truck that I posted is 84" and top of cab is 100" high.
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    Rigid HVAC Micro DC AirCon

    If you know the R-value of your camper walls and windows, it isn't that difficult to calculate heat lost through a wall or roof section. Do this for each panel, i.e. wall, floor, roof, etc. and you have the amount of heat lost or gained in an hour. It isn't much of a leap from there to...
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    International 4700 4X4 Rescue Conversion

    I will look through my notes and see if I can find it, but I do remember reading a build thread that used linear actuator motors and a bit of software to raise a camper top evenly. Avoiding binding or an out of balance lift would be much more crucial on a top than with a bed. If you are not...
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    2017 FG Alert?

    Simple, is most often best. MFTB has produced Grade A Select garbage for the last 7 or 8 years. The Duonic transmission was awful, the lack of low range was a dumb decision and and there are dozens of threads on here detailing serious problems encountered by owners of the latest generation...
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    recommendations for a portable air compresor

    Buy a used CO2 tank (#20) from a welding supply store. Throw a decent regulator on top, along with a guard and a decent quick connect air hose. There is no small/portable compressor in the world that beats the speed and reliability of this system. No power is required, tanks are bulletproof...
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    How good can a full-size solid axle suspension be?

    The 45 is cool and one of my favourite early 'Cruisers. The fact that you invested the time, money and energy required to set it up properly, shows. Too many people want an 800 pound spring to carry 15,000 pounds worth of "overlanding" gear in their JK, then complain that the ride sucks. I am...
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    How good can a full-size solid axle suspension be?

    Peter will be quite familiar with these, but I must laugh at the 79 Series trucks set up for touring with thousands of dollars spent on suspension, yet they carry a wheel over the smallest wombat hole. I realise that some 70 series are coil sprung and IMO, that makes it even worse. Spend the...
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    How good can a full-size solid axle suspension be?

    Do some research before you purchase from Kelderman. Twin ORI struts could be an option instead of coils. They act as springs, dampers, bump stops and limit straps, all in one package. A single unit could be used with a light duty leaf to give you the best of both worlds.
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    Tex's 2019 GX460 build

    There is no such thing as an air bag compatible bumper. That is marketing schtick. Air bags are triggered in modern cars by sensors measuring g-force, i.e. an accelerometer. You were traveling at 30 mph and 0.5 seconds later you are traveling at 0 mph, air bag fires, in a nutshell. Put 15...
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    Which Overland Vehicle and Why?

    I would contend there is no such thing as an "over land vehicle" and that most people who say they want to go "overlanding" are merely camping out or temporarily living out of, whatever vehicle they have. I have camped out of the back of a Honda Civic and a Toyota Camry for more than a week...
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    NPR 4wd conversion and camper build thread.

    Did you tell the old cab that it was being made redundant and that it had to hire and train its replacement? :D If it isn't too much trouble, I would love to see a weight on one of those cabs off the truck.
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    NPR 4wd conversion and camper build thread.

    Pics are DOA on previous page.
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    2017 Ford F150 (not too crazy and not too sparse = just right)

    Yes, and I will correct yours too. 'Anyways', is the informal, non-standard form of 'anyway'; the latter is proper English, while the former is not. :D RBA last posted in this thread on July 11th, 2018, which was approximately 18 months ago. Hopefully he will chime in with a trip report or two...
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