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Discussion in 'Elite Explorer Registry' started by gmanpaint, April 3, 2009.

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    1. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Goodyear will only replace tires (if needed), if they are installed & inspected by a certified Goodyear dealer. I just went thru all that crap recently with 2 tires that wouldn't balance. Once the certified dealer talked with Goodyear, and sent them the inspection data, only then, would they offer service to me. Picky bastages, but as these are not a cheap tire, I will play their game.
       
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    3. Brian1

      Brian1 Elite Explorer

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      I know, I know! Cant wait to see your 6x6 conversion!!
       
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    4. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Santa traded in 8 tiny reindeer for 18 wheels, so he can get my Christmas present sent a little early. :D

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      Merry Christmas Black Hole, you spoiled bastage.
       
    5. WormsExplorer

      WormsExplorer Elite Explorer

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      So What did you get?
       
    6. TheBlackPearl

      TheBlackPearl Elite Explorer

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      I bet i know what it is!!!
       
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    7. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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    8. CDW6212R

      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      I've got a couple of bigass boxes, about 5 feet squared, ... for cardboard to work on. I kept the big box that my toolbox came in for a while, stood up, made a tall bench for small items.

      Let me guess, a big tool, a metal break or lathe, multi-tool etc?
       
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    9. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Cardboard is the unsung hero, in the tool collection. Always have big pieces of it on hand. :thumbsup:
       
    10. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      google is my friend :D
       
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    11. delexploder

      delexploder Elite Explorer

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      that's cool!
       
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    12. delexploder

      delexploder Elite Explorer

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      ranger bed trailer? or something more trick ?
       
    13. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      All I want to say right now is, I am making the rig more enjoyable, for the type of use I am interested in.

      I am taking advantage of all the holiday sales on certain items. Most of them, will be sitting a while, until I'm ready for them. When I have enough progress made, I will share pictures and explain everything. This will take some time.
       
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    14. rpenner54

      rpenner54 Moderator Emeritus Moderator Emeritus

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      I like that way of thinking. I too do that at times. It's easier to get it done first then show it off later.
       
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    15. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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    16. delexploder

      delexploder Elite Explorer

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      swing out tire carrier?
       
    17. WormsExplorer

      WormsExplorer Elite Explorer

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      SAS?
       
    18. CDW6212R

      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      A tire carrier, or a trans mount?
       
    19. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      I already have a swing out tire carrier, so nope. :D
       
    20. traveler

      traveler Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Hmmmm..... Curiouser and curiouser....
       
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    21. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Finished up a little project for some reserve power today. Instead of spending big bucks on this, I went cheap, and made it myself after looking at them online. I used heavier materials then the ones I seen, and cost me 1/4 of the price.

      Dual group 31, Marine deep cycle batteries will be hooked up to a 140 amp isolater under the hood, and used to power everything being added, for off grid use. 115 amp hours each, will work fine for what I am powering for a few days w/o a charge. Will have a shore power charger when I have that available, and a dual led monitor. Two individual 80 amp circuit breakers will be inline for safety sake. These will also power the Ready welder nicely. With the dual posts, it is simple to disconnect and change the wires for that application.

      Welded up the tray using 1"Sq tube, 1/8" plate, and 14 ga angle, then used some rubber tread to line the tray. Mounting bolt tabs are also 1/8" plate.

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      Both batteries in, and clamped down with battery posts and wingnuts. I have a rubber center strap that gets bolted on after final install.

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    22. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Month since my last post. Nothing really ready, to share with y'all yet.

      Rigs latest round of mods are about 75% done. February is the worst cold weather month of the year here. I'm pretty much shut down for another month, until it warms back up enough to finish all that needs doing. Seems nature want's to dump all the bad stuff on weekends here too, which doesn't help my cause any.
       
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    23. vroomzoomboom

      vroomzoomboom Elite Canuck STOCK SUCKS! Elite Explorer

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      :wtf:
       
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    24. 5spdman

      5spdman Elite Explorer

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      Unless it was hiding the last 4 wheels, or you got 4 big A tires delivered, I only counted 14....
       
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    25. gmanpaint

      gmanpaint Torsion Bar Free Elite Explorer

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      Never said I could count past 10. Lol
       
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    26. boominXplorer

      boominXplorer Elite Ranger Elite Explorer

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      I'll go ahead and spill the beans......................

      He's doing a full on amphibious conversation!!!!!!!
       

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