I have a disk brake conversion on a 14 bolt axle in the back of the truck. I first tried a driveline brake, which didn't work. Then I tried a couple versions of Eldorado mechanical brakes, which didn't work at all. Recently Wilwood introduced an electronic brake kit that I installed on the...
There are some good options for the 4x6" size headlamp (Morimoto or JW Speaker). However, they are not cheap by any means. I have the Morimoto and they are just great. I also added separately fused larger gauged wire and relays to lessen current draw on the factory light circuit.
The K5 is...
I just recently bought an electronic parking brake kit from Wilwood. The kit is for 1.25" rotors but I will have to build a bracket to hold the caliper.
The Wilwood kit is spendy, but I tried a pinion brake (Atlas transfer case) and it had very limited holding power. The Eldorado calipers I...
And some pictures of the aluminum tank, just for reference. Don't mind the top...a smidge of drama might have been encountered.
The access port allows for the service of the pump. I welded some 3/8" tube for lack of space above the tank or an appropriate fitting. The bung to the left...
Here is a shot of the kitchen pulled all the way out. I also changed the faucet to one that contains an electric switch that turns on the pump.
The cabinet turned out okay. The fill port for the water tank (8 gallons) is visible left of the cabinet as well as the 5 lb propane tank.
I decided to rework the water tank and build another out of aluminum, so it has taken some time. Given the size and noise generated by the water pump, I decided to use an in-tank pump instead and make the tank a bit bigger.
I finally got the shroud back from the place with a big press brake.
I wanted, as part of the design requirements, the ability to manually shut off the tank. So, I have left access to do so when the slide is fully extended. I don't trust the connection to the tank myself either.
I forgot to show the pull-out shelf thing that lives in front of the stove.
I anticipate the completion of this project in the next few weeks. I'll post up the final product and it's operation once it is completed.
Perhaps this will provide ideas for others that might consider a similar...
The space in front of the propane tank holds a cabinet with two drawers and a top that opens up (and provides counter space). I just got the cabinet started this weekend.
I am using baltic birch here because I want to settle on a design I like before fabricating the cabinet from...
I had to sort out something for mounting the propane tank. The pump attaches to bolts welded into the stainless tank.
It holds about 7 gallons of water.
The tank is secured from the top.
I had to add some fittings to the tank/regulator to get it all to fit. Here is the pump side.
I need a water tank but also a place to put the pump, filter, and propane tank. Here is an initial mock up.
I went with 304 stainless but in retrospect, I would just stick with aluminum.
I turned some 304 to make a pick up. Sorry about the picture.
From the bottom.
Here is the location of the stove.
Now, what to do with all the space above the stove and sink? I made a box that can double as a step to stand on when cooking (for the less tall among us).
It goes right here and slides right in. I figure it will store cookware and food.
The battery shown in the previous post is an RC car battery. It will run the pump and LED lights.
Some nifty brackets to hold the sink.
One can see the Partner stove location.
The light swivels from the sink over to the stove. I stuck a voltmeter in there...
It's cold out, so I am fitting things together in the dining room. Some of the picture quality is going to suck--just a head's up.
Fit up with slides installed.
I made the table and china cabinet myself, many years ago.
Initially, I thought the integrated sink and...
I started another project. I seem to have lost interest in rummaging through pelican cases in the attempt to fix a sammich. It involves aluminium.
And it fits approximately here.
Part of the challenge with this is the brake work, which requires a large machine. So, I have jobbed out...
I had a similar driveline vibration that I could not sort out. It turned out to be the rear drive shaft and would vibrate at about 80 mph and over time would cause brinelling of the u-joint cross (trunnion). The drive shaft was new and balanced when I changed the u-joint (about 5k miles on...
I wish I could buy an e-locker for a corporate 14 bolt.
I had a Detroit locker on the truck for a while, but it torque steered something terrible and banged so loud it made passengers jump off the seat.