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Old 05-11-2015, 08:15 PM   #15
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I really like that color scheme.



I thought I did pretty well with my renovation, but I'm humbled. Very, very well done.
Thanks! I'm beyond pleased with how it has turned out.

I forgot that I also replaced the awning last year. I tried opening it and ripped it right at the top mount my guess it was the same material that has been there for 30 years. And when reinstalling the new material I thought I was all cool because I was going so fast I got the top all slid in the rail and soon realized the top and bottom hve to be done at the same time

This was it's maiden voyage last year.

Yeah that's not gonna work for me which brings me to my very first mod of 2015, flipping the axles.

And yes I did it the proper way by welding on new saddles and I also replaced all the hardware. And I did end up making both axles sit up instead of one down and one up like the picture shows.
It now sits 6" higher which almost makes me want to add threesteps instead of the two step stairs it has.

Oh and as you can see in all the pictures I renamed it Adrenaline Rush because coventry didn't seem fun
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We're also going to need a bad a$$ tow rig for it so might as well build a one of kind rig. It will mostly be used to pull my horse trailer but it will also get FW duty.

I'm going to be using a freightliner FL80 with an 8.3 cummins and a 6 speed automatic allison. It will go through one heck of a renovation to make my rendering come to life. It will basically be a single cab sport chassis if freightliner made that. Here's a picture with the horse trailer behind it.

Now I'm on the search for the perfect truck. I did miss a truck with the perfect setup at an auction for only $6700 I came across it in the afternoon and it sold that morning.
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great work keep it up kustom
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:49 PM   #18
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I'm restoring a 95 motor home and it has a white ceiling like your (carpet) how did you remove water stains ?
You did a fantastic job on the restoration. Nice!
Sorry I missed your post.
No fuzzy ceiling here its the regular paneling and no water stains as the roof has never leaked (I'm very happy about that) the only thing that was leaking were two windows.
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I almost forgot a picture of the 32" led tv installed. It's on a swivel mount so it can be pulled out and turned. This cabinet also has a slot above the fireplace for a bluray player I just haven't mounted it.

Another thing on the list is to fill all the nail holes in the crown and get those holes painted. Also doors are going on the dvd cabinet and over the control panel
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:22 PM   #20
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Oh and MT4Runner I knew that user name seemed familiar as I've been a long time lurker over on pirate mainly in the tow rig section and I do remember reading your build of the RV. You have done an awesome job on it and have you come up with a paint scheme for the exterior?
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:09 AM   #21
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I'm going to go with that mountain theme, white background, light grey lower border with the light/dark gray mountains. Probably paint it in late June.


What did you use for paint?


I plan to use the Rustoleum enamel/naptha/acrylic hardener like IDASHO used on his camper.




In what part of the country do you live? I'm assuming not the southwest with your AC painted black, a dark paint scheme, and grass on the ground?!




An 8.3L CTA will be sweet in your towrig. Are those 19.5's or 22.5's in your rendering? Planning to really open up that Chevy dually wheel well to clear the bigger tires?
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I used the same rustoleum that idasho used on his truck camper but I didn't add anything to it. I sprayed it straight out of the can with my house sprayer. I live in southwest Colorado about 15 minutes from the boarder of New Mexico in Durango.

I'll be using 22.5's with a smaller tire that way the bed can sit way down on the frame and no cutting of the bed will be done. Oh and its a dodge bed I think the bed rails sit at 59" with this tire and wheel set up with the truck bed. And I will also get a truck with air suspension no leaves. So it's kind of a hard combination that I want because I want a certain engine, transmission, length, cab, suspension and all of it for the right price lol!
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Nice work smcox1. Shes a beauty to be sure. And yes you belong over at CLAC.
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smcox1, Great job ! like the color combos, I like the FL trucks too, have been looking for one too, but I want an extended cab, but I also like the class 8 Volvos too.
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I'm with you guys, would love to get hold of a FL sports chassis, I like the 4 doors the best with a hauler bed(so I have more storage areas for tools)
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I just found this thread and wanted to compliment you on your work. This looks fantastic and you have a rig that no one else will ever have plus it has been in the family. That is special.


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Thanks guys I appreciate it! As for the freightliner I wouldn't mind having a four door but I want something no one else has and I thought a single cab looked awesome so that's the route I will take.
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Great Job!! Need any questions answered about the Freightliner, I owned a class 8 for many years! Rail!
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