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Old February 2nd, 2020, 12:44 PM
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Looks GI to me. Good Job!
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Old February 2nd, 2020, 04:11 PM
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Roger that, Good call! Especially driving through the forest on the HWY before I turn off up to my claims. I'll want to keep the running lights on so those California drivers will see me. They drive like...well, um...California drivers!

I need to wire an outlet for the camper up to the bed of the truck. I think I'll just put a pigtail end in, up between the cab and the bed. That way my truck will still look mostly stock when the camper isn't on the truck for parades and such.
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Old February 4th, 2020, 08:27 AM
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I need to wire an outlet for the camper up to the bed of the truck. I think I'll just put a pigtail end in, up between the cab and the bed. That way my truck will still look mostly stock when the camper isn't on the truck for parades and such.
There's a four-pin outlet on my Alaskan which might be a good configuration: pos & neg 12V, and running lights. The whole arrangement works pretty well as I remember from my grandfather's Alaskan & '66 Ford Camper Special, and they're obtainable at etrailer.com. I can post a pic this weekend when I go to WY to work on my IH. I gave the pigtail to my buddy who owns the shop there because I'm going to hardwire the camper to the truck & won't need it.
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Old February 8th, 2020, 05:46 PM
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Okay, so you wanted to see what the truck looks like with the camper mounted on it...I think it looks badazzz!












Remember when I told you I was having trouble matching the color? Well, now you see why I was having trouble. The camper is 24087 and I don't know what color the truck is. It came that way. I used Marine Corps forest Green on the brush guard because that was the closest match.





I have a problem though...The mounts on the back of the bed are rusted...really bad. I need to do some serous fab and welding work here to fix it so I can mount the camper to the bed. I told you it is a rust bucket.








Lastly, I am ready to start the prepping of the new (sorta) compressor tank. News at 11:00 on that one.


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Wow Brian!! That looks great man. Like it was designed to drop right in.
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Old February 9th, 2020, 09:18 AM
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Yeah Jeremy...when I made my initial measurements, and it seemed like the camper would fit really well, I thought "I must be wrong!" So, I measured two more times just to make sure I wasn't having wishful thinking. haha

I am thinking maybe I need to replace the spring packs. Maybe just the rear ones for now. That camper weighs 1100 pounds dry. Even 4 wheeling slowly through big holes and ruts will shift the vehicle's weight from side to side. If I break a rusty rear spring pack 25 miles back into my claims on a single-wide dirt 4x4 road, Ill be in bad shape and so will everyone else trying to get around me. I want to avoid that if possible.

"Michigan Truck Spring" is where I bought the front uBolts. I'll try them for rear springs.
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Yeah looks like you should have used the same green from the brush guard on the camper. But hey I've seen NOS parts out of the box be a different shade and I've seen my share of Motor Pool vehicles with different shades of green on them. So don't worry about the color just enjoy the ride.
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Yeah looks like you should have used the same green from the brush guard on the camper. But hey I've seen NOS parts out of the box be a different shade and I've seen my share of Motor Pool vehicles with different shades of green on them. So don't worry about the color just enjoy the ride.
Like shingling a roof: use bundles with the same lot number or deal with a (very slightly) multicolored roof.
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Engine rebuild update: Everything is still at the Machine shop.

The cylinders were bored .060 over and honed. The crankshaft main bearing journals were ground to .030 under and the connecting rod journals were within spec and were polished. I bought a high energy camshaft (252H) which will idle nicely and give a bit more low-end torque. I owe the shop $658 at the moment and I will settle up with them before moving forward.

When I get those parts home, I will take photos.

Next will be to check the head, valve guides, valve seats, surfacing etc. New valves and springs, new push rods, maybe new rockers.

With that Motorcraft 2150 carb, it should be a strong engine.

News at 11:00.
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Old February 15th, 2020, 01:21 PM
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Camper on the M715 looks really nice.
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