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Old 05-01-2015, 08:02 AM   #127
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While waiting for the gas tank to get back from the radiator shop on my 4x4 I've decided to get it prepared do some wheeling in the trees. Just so I built some rub rails and limb risers to keep tree limbs off the body. Most of my off road up to now has been in the wide open places like Utah, New Mexico and California. All of it in the rocks.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:13 AM   #128
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While waiting for the gas tank to get back from the radiator shop on my 4x4 I've decided to get it prepared do some wheeling in the trees. Just so I built some rub rails and limb risers to keep tree limbs off the body. Most of my off road up to now has been in the wide open places like Utah, New Mexico and California. All of it in the rocks.


I'll have to edit the picture and flip it over later. But ain't that traction aid I installed last year working great? Talk about about a wall crawler.
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Old 05-01-2015, 11:24 AM   #129
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While waiting for the gas tank to get back from the radiator shop on my 4x4 I've decided to get it prepared do some wheeling in the trees. Just so I built some rub rails and limb risers to keep tree limbs off the body. Most of my off road up to now has been in the wide open places like Utah, New Mexico and California. All of it in the rocks.


I'll have to edit the picture and flip it over later. But ain't that traction aid I installed last year working great? Talk about about a wall crawler.
Curtis - did you do this to make it easy to take the gas tank out and to re-install it? Would this be a drop in tank?

I was going to mention that it should be easy to keep the top of the truck clean. The dirt will just fall off! Does look like you will have to install some hood pins though as it looks like the hood keeps falling open. LOL

Sorry - I tried, I really tried - but I just could'nt leave it alone!
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Old 05-01-2015, 01:12 PM   #130
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I finally learned (took about 40 yrs.) that if it ain't broke don't fix it.
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Sorry, but there ain't no such thing as if it ain't broke, there is always something that can be made better, faster, easier, etc.
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I know you folks are working on something. Lets see it. Everything I'm working on now is not RV related.

Almost done with the travertine floor in the S&B.

All those tiles started as 12"x12"
Cut some into 12"x6" and 6"x6" to create the pattern.
Looks great Jay!

I have a 12x12 slate project to do in my basement this summer.
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Sorry, but there ain't no such thing as if it ain't broke, there is always something that can be made better, faster, easier, etc.
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Reminds me of the engineering mantra. Keep improving it until it does not work anymore.
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I finally learned (took about 40 yrs.) that if it ain't broke don't fix it.
Well I always say if it ain't broke I can fix it till it is.
Ain't nothing mechanical sacred in my world.

I took my Mother's vacuum cleaner apart when I was five. My brother still uses it as his house. And before you ask, Yes I put it back together when I was 5 too. Right after I got my bottom paddled for taking it apart. That was 49 years ago. It's never not worked since I disassembled it and re assembled it at the age of 5.

Been a busy day. Planning on cutting a access hole and building a door hatch in the floor of the 4 X 4 tomorrow so, should the pump ever fail I can R&R it with out removing the tank again. Plus going to test fit a second tank I built for a large Reserve. I have this thing about having fuel can on the rear of trucks for people to crash into.

Watched my friends sister blow herself up with a 5 gallon can years ago. She didn't survive. And it was a horrible thing to try and put the fire that engulfed her out.
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Well if it ain't broke then it is not operating at its peak level!
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Looks great Jay!

I have a 12x12 slate project to do in my basement this summer.
Thanks Shawn. I have to go right past your place on my way to OK this summer. Should I keep the tile saw and trowels accessible?
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Jay,
Sorry that this is a little late, Excellent job on the tile floor. Looks GREAT.
Curtis,
Speaking of Vacuum cleaners, Had an old upright Hoover when my oldest daughter was about 4years old, it quit working, so I tore it apart in the living room and saw that it needed brushes( daughter watched me take apart and put it back together).
Told DW to take it to the dealer and have him put the new brushes in. As he was putting back together incorrectly, my daughter told him nono, it goes together this way. Boy was he embarrassed. Daughter became a Dentist as a side note.
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Thanks Shawn. I have to go right past your place on my way to OK this summer. Should I keep the tile saw and trowels accessible?
Or just stop by!

It's not that I can't, it's that other projects bypass it on the priority list!
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I think I found Curtis' motorhome on Pintrest
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Jay,
It needs more than 2 steps to get up in it, my short legs don't reach that high, lol.
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