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by Mule
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 343821

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Should prolong the life of the shitty herculiner in there.
I'm really not impressed with the stuff - save yourself the hassle/headache/time/mess and just have line-x shoot it.
Live and learn. :doh:
by Mule
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 343821

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Wide glides installed. Scratch another project off my list.
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by Mule
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 343821

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Quick run to Home Depot for some sheet metal screws tonight, then set up the ramp and light to work on the tailgate... https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-NPLXwcX/0/c68eb784/L/IMG_20181106_214454939-L.jpg Cut and installed Caliber Low-Profile Grip Glides on the tailgate. https://photos.smug...
by Mule
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Power Wagon Events, Social Gatherings, & Get Togethers
Topic: Power Wagons in Moab 2019 - Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 3rd
Replies: 6
Views: 760

Re: Power Wagons in Moab 2019 - Monday, April 29th – Friday, May 3rd

always scheduled the same week as spring fling... sorry, but i'll be on the snow. :P
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by Mule
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: What are you using for commo on the trail?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: What are you using for commo on the trail?

XPR5550e mobile with HCH for me, along with a fleet of portables (XPR/XTS's). Guts mounted under the back seat https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-Bftds6q/0/b380f8cf/L/i-Bftds6q-L.jpg Cable runs under the carpet, pokes out behind the transfer case https://photos.smugmug.com/Radios/i-9NrkWds/0/66dff2...
by Mule
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: What are you using for commo on the trail?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: What are you using for commo on the trail?

Budget? :cash: :lol: Who do you want to chat with, and what do they have? (Go with that.) Cellphones have their obvious limitations of requiring infrastructure to do anything. Boosters help. Satphones, expensive... both hardware and minutes. They're not as fast/easy as a cellphone, so don't think th...
by Mule
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Engine & Drivetrain
Topic: Front pinion seal replacement.
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Front pinion seal replacement.

That was really all that was involved with the rear, when I did it earlier this year. You'll need a puller to get the spline adapter off. It's also got a shitload of torque on the nut when you reassemble. Get everything reassembled, top off diff fluid. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-4x...
by Mule
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 343821

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Door hinge. :thppt: Ordered a replacement off amazon. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-CDsCZkf/0/3b33bd33/L/IMG_20181025_205304352_HDR-L.jpg Hosed it down a few times with the enamel paint from my kitchen sink refinishing kit. Knew I held onto that can for a reason... :roll: Door came of...
by Mule
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: New PW Pup
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: New PW Pup

PUPPY!!!!!!
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by Mule
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Member Builds
Topic: Wilsonsinak's Build - 2006 Power Wagon "Alaska Build"
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: Wilsonsinak's Build - 2006 Power Wagon "Alaska Build"

"Backcountry".
No vehicles in wilderness.
by Mule
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: New Tools Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: New Tools Thread

and on topic, sorta. Not really a new tool, but an upgrade to one i've had. RALS has two marine cig lighter outputs. Light head uses one of them, when i'm using it as an area light. https://photos.smugmug.com/Equipment/i-jxrLD48/0/5cb9b7db/L/i-jxrLD48-L.jpg I have a cig lighter to Anderson adapter, ...
by Mule
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Recovery Gear, Tools, Accessories Etc
Topic: New Tools Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 612

Re: New Tools Thread

We've got a Kaeser system at work. It's nice when it works, but we've had some issues with it too. One included a call at about 1745 on a friday night just as I was getting ready to leave from one of hte manufacturing engineers. "Can you come down and look at the compressor? I think it's broke." Go ...
by Mule
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Power Wagon Talk
Topic: Spare Fuel
Replies: 22
Views: 664

Re: Spare Fuel

>Buy 5-gallon jerry can from hardware store of your choice >Throw the spills-fuel-all-over-thanks-to-the-EPA spout in the garbage >buy replacement kits from canada off ebay >place jerry can in bed of pickup >??? >profit https://photos.smugmug.com/Equipment/i-dkzJFRP/0/bf46d560/L/IMG_20151211_2340531...
by Mule
Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The new guy
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: The new guy

your "garage" almost looks smaller than mine. :cry:
by Mule
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice
Replies: 21
Views: 809

Re: Camper/Toy Hauler Advice

How handy are you? My experiences with trailers is they're all built like shit till you get into the $100k+ range. Doesn't matter if you buy a "good name-brand" or some discount one, they're all the same cheap slapped-together crap that lasts just long enough to get it off the dealer's lot. Scotch-l...
by Mule
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 343821

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

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by Mule
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 343821

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Man the white paint still shines on your truck. You shouldn't really have to but a deezee heavyweight bed mat would take care of that gouging. I have a drop in liner so loads slide and the HD bed mat provides grip but it's so thick nothing can gouge it. I have a bed mat from my old-old half-ton. St...
by Mule
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 343821

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Another epoxy repair job on the feature that holds the reading lamp lens in. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-fQ3pQBG/0/a5bf1ed8/L/IMG_20181001_181932833_HDR-L.jpg Dumb design; not a lot of support on that part. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-n9CsZ9x/0/beb69707/L/IMG_201810...
by Mule
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Dash Cam Install
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Dash Cam Install

Yeah, the "smart" power adapter has a low-volt cutoff, intended to be connected to a motorcycle's battery. I wired it to an ignition-switched circuit. Might rework that and bypass the cutoff, since the engine has to be running to trip the cutoff and provide power to the DVR/cameras. Can't fire up th...
by Mule
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Communications, Gadgets, Gizmos, and Electronics
Topic: Dash Cam Install
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Dash Cam Install

Late June I was assholed by a teen driver who i'm guessing fell asleep at the wheel. Hitch ran through her grille/hood somehow missing all the important bits behind there. Month or two later i'm in a construction zone, and the dude in front of me smokes the concrete jersey barrier. Decided it was ti...
by Mule
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 343821

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Local line-x shop quoted me about $400 for it a few years ago. I've got: (2) gallon kits, $80/ea (2) quarts, $30/ea $220 right there, more than half of their quote just for the materials. Add in a couple more $$ for tape, xylene, drop cloths, paint trays, etc. Then factor in two weekends of dicking ...
by Mule
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 343821

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

Coat 2 on monday morning. Better, but still not very good. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-C8JshBJ/0/ae8786b8/L/IMG_20180917_154946935_HDR-L.jpg Mask/prep, apply coat 3 saturday morning. https://photos.smugmug.com/Trucks/Ram-2500/i-9hKRPX7/0/ab5f6203/L/IMG_20180923_134338291_HDR-L.jpg C...
by Mule
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Brakes, Tires & Wheels
Topic: Give plasti dip a try
Replies: 11
Views: 869

Re: Give plasti dip a try

"Dipped" the swing arm on my moto a few years ago, really impressed at how well it's held up. Easy to patch if it does start to get scraped up.

I'd consider dipping my truck's wheels, but I really don't care that much about them at this point :rofl
by Mule
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Camping
Topic: The Official Power Wagon Cornhole Game
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: The Official Power Wagon Cornhole Game

Meh. KTM's got a toaster. :lol:

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by Mule
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: The Hobby Shop
Topic: Power Wagon Picture Thread
Replies: 3109
Views: 343821

Re: Power Wagon Picture Thread

yeah this shit's still tacky. It's waiting till tomorrow morning. :(
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