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Old 03-16-2016, 07:16 AM   #4719
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You did a great job on the bumper Terry don't think you could have bought one looking that good..

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Old 03-16-2016, 07:39 AM   #4720
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MK, Thanks! I started looking at bumpers, of course they where ether chrome, (nice) or polished aluminum (also nice) but the prices ranged anywhere from over a 1000.00 to over 5000.00 if I bought a "moose bumper" I had built bumpers for 4X4 trucks that had winches ect and specialty bumpers for other people so I decided to just build my own, my thoughts first where that it should be chrome..........then I kept seeing big rig custom bumpers that where painted to match the color of the rig and I didn't think it looked too bad soooo here we are.
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:41 AM   #4721
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Terry,
No I didn't have the EZ-Flex before, just the standard equalizer and plastic bushings. The plastic bushings are shot and the link plates are oblonged already, heading for failure. It is too bad that the industry cares nothing about safety, or the wet bolts would be standard equipment.
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:38 AM   #4722
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I like the painted to match bumpers and running boards on big rigs.....it looks more fluid to me.

My 1 ton has an aftermarket front bumper/grill guard replacement. ...after hitting a deer...truck is white bumper is black because the steps I had first are black....just need to get a new rear bumper wrap around style for the dually in black to finnish it out....

Then I might add a 50 gallon aux fuel tank/tool box combo and put my current one in the wife's truck...

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Frank, I know, it really wouldn't cost the manufacturers much more to install them on rigs they know are going to be driven lots of miles, I can see it on utility trailers and such that may not be driven. The EZ Flex is a very good idea, That'll be an upgrade that will get done maybe next year, when I run out of things to build. MK, I like the idea of aux. fuel tanks it gives an option to get fuel where it's cheaper and don't have to stop as often. Well the sun is coming out WOW I haven't seen much of that in a while..........it's supposed to rain this afternoon .
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Terry,
When you are ready to get the EZ-Flex, will tell you where I bought mine. Much cheaper and same thing as buying from Dexter.
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I have a 60gal aux tank/tool box and I can run around 800 miles before stopping, and that is without getting much below 3/8 tank on the truck. So it is basically everyother day when traveling, which is nice.
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Frank is your aux tank gravity fed into the main??

Been reading about problems with gravity fed unless you get the titan transfer thing they have

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Yes gravity fed, have a RDS unit and the RDS gravity transfer. The only problems that I have had is that you cannot leave the regular fill cap loose when filling the aux tank, it will overflow, not if the cap is on correctly. Then it stays at the predetermined level in the fill pipe. The other thing is, on my truck the computer goes wacky after a couple hundred miles when the fuel level hasn't changed in the main tank. It sends the fuel gauge to empty, it will reset after a few cycles of the ignition key, or will come to the correct reading once you start lowering the level in the main tank. That is on my truck, other makes and newer ones might react differently. If you install according to the directions, you shouldn't have any problems. I have had it for at least 5 years and maybe a little longer, had to clean out the air vent check ball once, but that is the only maintenance that I have done.
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I was really surprised when I bought my 2014 ram 3500 they don't make a fuel cap anymore just this little red 5 cent plastic plug thing that just slips in and out....

Sorry for the hijack Terry

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Old 03-16-2016, 07:40 PM   #4728
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Good Evening, MK, no problem here, I like finding out new things. Frank, will do on the EZ Flex, I'm sure we will meet up before I get a chance to change'em. Well the sun came out for most of the day temps went up to 61* . so I did some sand blasting and worked on the damaged left front of the fender/hood it was missing some of the fender (fiberglass) and was cracked in several places so I had to reconstruct from the outside, now I have the general shape I can flip the nose and repair the fiberglass from the inside. Most of what I have on the outside will get ground down to shape. I needed to "glue" it together while it was mounted to keep the shape. Once it's repaired on the inside and the outside is shaped I will add a gelcoat to semi finish it.
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That looks good Terry, and will look great when finished, I'm sure! Tot'r is coming along nicely!! Rail!
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Good Morning, Rail, Thanks! Hopefully as the weather warms up we can work more, today is 60* but windy then possible storms coming for Fri. and Sun night.
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Terry,
Looking better every pic, the hood is going to look better than new when you get done, even before the ghost flames. Not to put any pressure on you, but you only have a little over 3 months left to get her ready for Jay's.
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Good Afternoon, Frank, LOL, I know, I gotta get movin . Hopefully the weather will cooperate. In the first stages here we are concentrating on the running gear ect and then on the inside of the coach, (just in case)
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