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So what did you do to your Mini Truck today

Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by PedroNZ1, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Ronin,
    Nice looking Unit! Good Luck!
    Limestone
     
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  2. Ronin

    Ronin Active Member Supporting Member

    Thanks. Nice bed lift on your rig, do like.
     
  3. Adam C Spry

    Adam C Spry Member Supporting Member

    loaded up to go help a friend who got in over his head on a bathroom remodel - rotten floor and joists under the toilet... Acty to the rescue!
     

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  4. Adam C Spry

    Adam C Spry Member Supporting Member

    A trip to the nursery (photo) and then to the materials yard for some soil- certified net 1340 lbs on the scale- tare weight of exactly 2000 lbs, gross 3340 lbs.



    Spring is arriving in North Carolina.
     

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  5. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    The last week here was spring like. Forecast is 2-4-inches of snow tomorrow, with more on Wednesday.

    I was going to take the plow off today.
     
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  6. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Yeah I know you'll reconsider that idea! We've also got some 60 degree weather coming, but right now it's on the nippy side!
     
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  7. Adam C Spry

    Adam C Spry Member Supporting Member

    so i put the new rims on this weekend, just to see what kind of spacers i would need. it turns out there is less than 1mm between the tire and the springs. no rubbing on the wheel wells or any other areas. I ordered 1 inch spacers, but i am now thinking i don't need that much. I would rather keep it to the minimum. I also have ordered new progressive springs that are minimally smaller OD than the stock.

    Does anyone have a recommendation for the minimum space that i should keep between the spring and the tire? is 1/4" enough? or 1/2"?


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  8. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Adam,
    I'm not really sure that there's a measurement, rule of thumb, but if it were mine, I'd like at least an inch away, for tire bulge, extra weight squash, mud/ice/snow sticking to the tire, etc...Even with street tires, that's just my opinion!
    Limestone
     
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  9. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    I'd go 1/2".
     
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  10. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Went to hunt camp and the Sambar had a dead battery.. again. I think the usb on the radio is slowly draining it. I jumped it off and ran it for 15 minutes and it would crank fine. It ran like a champ all weekend. I loosened up the ground post and pulled it off when I left. If it fires up when I get back, I'll install a battery cutoff switch somewhere. Oh yeah, spring is here and I caught plenty of fish as well.
     
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  11. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Ohkei,
    You probably already know this trick! When you get back to Camp, with the Positive lead hooked to the Battery, touch the Ground Lead to the Negative post Terminal, and if there's any Spark at all, Big or Small, then there's a Drain, somewhere in the System! Your Correct with Installing a cutoff switch!(Ground Disconnect) Glad you were able to catch some fish. Were nailing the Steelheads, up here!
    Limestone
     
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  12. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Yes, I did get a small spark. I'm sure it's the radio I installed. It has a usb port that is always on, and I'm sure the voltage regulator that drops it to usb voltage takes a little juice. If I'm there every week there's no issue, but if I miss a week, it's pretty much dead.
     
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  13. installater

    installater Active Member

    Decided I did not like the rear fenders, they worked but just did not fit. Went with these trailer boat fenders
    instead will paint when weather is warmer
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  14. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    I just left mine black.
     
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  15. installater

    installater Active Member

    But I still have a few cans of green left
     
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  16. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    I wasn’t sure that the paint would actually adhere to the fenders. Some plastics are very hard to paint, and require expensive paints. The manufacturer produces them in whits and black, which what nearly all trailers are painted.
     
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  17. installater

    installater Active Member

    Haven't got around to them yet but will let u know how they turn out right now I am counting on the winter to be over & been cleaning the grim &
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  18. installater

    installater Active Member

    Well weather has been alright so got the bed back on with the painted fenders
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  19. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    install,
    Nice job! A lot of time and effort into your project! The Mini FORD looks nice! Thanks for the pics! It truly gives Guy's ideas!
    Limestone
     
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  20. installater

    installater Active Member

    Thanks Limestone, they are a lot of fun. Hope all is well
    Brian
     
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  21. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    install,
    Yeah were good! Thanks, moving along, and fore ward like everyone else! Staying busy! Always something to do if we want, right! Stay Healthy!
    Limestone
     
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  22. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    I was wondering what you used on your frame? I might have missed what you said you used. I used, Eastwood's Encapsulate on mine and was very happy, and impressed with it! As far as the Plastic, components, I've had great results with Krylon products , over the years, on different plastics!
    Limestone
     
  23. A. Gillingham

    A. Gillingham Member

    I’ve got a lexan side window on the right side, works pretty good and you don’t know it’s lexan unless you tap it .
     
  24. Arty

    Arty Active Member

    How is the Lexan holding up to scratches?
     
  25. A. Gillingham

    A. Gillingham Member

    It’s not perfect but holding up well enough so as there’s no problems with vision through it and the only scratches are a place or two where the window slides against the winding frame when lowered in a small area at the front edge on mine.
     
  26. DAN CANAAN

    DAN CANAAN New Member

    Broke out the pressure washer to go over the body since I don't know what it went through during its journey in a container. Wanted to ensure no salts or other corrosion issues get started. Body is in too good of shape to allow it to get worse.

    Pulled the engine cover, curious if it was grungy and nasty. It was dusty and dried dirt, but no oil leaks, no vacuum lines missing, no coolant issues- even the edges of exposed gaskets are very clean and new. All evidence points more and more to a rebuild on the engine and considering how well it pulls, I suspect it has had something done to it.

     
  27. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    I'm happy with the Lexan window that I put in last year! No problems!
    Limestone
     
  28. A. Gillingham

    A. Gillingham Member

    I’m usually a picky fellow with repairs etc, but I see no need to not keep the lexan, yet lol.
     
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  29. A. Gillingham

    A. Gillingham Member

    My next job will be to change the oil and filter, I always swear by Mobil1 oil and Wix filters.
     
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  30. Arty

    Arty Active Member

    No need to change the lexan - - if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
     
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