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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

    That's a smart idea Jig's!
    Limestone
     
  2. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    It never ends! Thank God! So I built a bench that my bride has been talking about for a while, out of 3 inch oak! I planed it and got it ready for tomarrow, as it's supposed to rain! Today was cool, 45-50 degrees! Finished up some outside stuff, all's good! I'll finish the Oak Bench, for Mama tomarrow, indoors! Getting things ready for Hunt camp Stay Healthy all!
    Limestone
     
  3. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Had fun today, as I got the bench built! Several other things ready for Hunt camp, even some clean up in the shop! Got the leaf Vac. put away, as 50 to 60 mph winds were about today! Stay Healthy all!
     
  4. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Ran all around the hunting camp the last 3 trips and today, I got concerned the fuel gauge might not be reading correctly. because surely I should be down 7 gallons by now and I was still reading just under 3/4 tank. So I gassed her up from a 5 gallon can and was able to get 4 to go in before it was full. So the gauge is about right after all.
     
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  5. Joey Gibbs

    Joey Gibbs Member



    here is the link to my youtube video, I made a timelapse of the painting process.
     
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  6. Jim Nelson

    Jim Nelson Active Member

    You sure get a lot done in 5 min., beautiful job, congratulations.
     
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  7. Joey Gibbs

    Joey Gibbs Member

    Thanks Jim!
    Ya, it feels like it was slightly more than 5 min but close, haha. It actually only took about a month. for everything. She is my daily driver now and it's not too bad at all.
     
  8. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Nice work!
     
  9. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    That's smart to check! Takes the guess work out, and eliminates problems down the road!
     
  10. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Well, Gonna Go sit in the woods for a couple weeks and try to unwind from all of this Non sense going around! Gonna meet with the Forester and solidify some future plans for harvesting, and preserving the woods around us! Talk with some neighbors, Farmers, and just plain good Folk! For me it'll be fun! NO TV. Just the music or stuff we choose to listen to, like Old Mother Nature, and such! Check back with Ya'll when I can!
    Limestone
     
  11. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Enjoy! I have most of the rest of the year off as well, and once I get some honeydo's taken care of, I'm in the woods myself!
     
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  12. Mark D Baughn

    Mark D Baughn New Member

    You got any pics of that setup? I'm wanting to order the same configuration, but I'm concerned about 5" backspacing. It clears the strut 100%?
     
  13. Fasha

    Fasha New Member

    I got my truck Nitto tires from 4WheelOnline. The tires have excellent performance on rough terrains which makes driving easier and smoother. :)
     
  14. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Today, I got the CV boots done, not too bad.

    Last weekend, I replaced the battery. Forgot to turn the lights off, on Friday evening the week before, and figured it out the next Thursday. Left it on the charger over night. But, six days of constant drain, when the daily high is in the low thirties, and the lows in the teens, had killed of the battery. After 24-hours on the charger, it only had 1.5 volts.

    Had to trim so extra plastic off the case to get the battery hold down to work. Other than that pretty straight forward.
     
  15. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Jigs,
    We've all been there before, right? Was the new battery a little different in size? Is that why you had to trim the plastic trim! I'm glad you got the CV Boots done! Where did you wind up getting them from? What brand or, what did you use for boots?
    Limestone
     
  16. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    The boots came off eBay, there is a guy on there (atvpartsconnection) who has the cv joints and boots for ATVs, and the S110 uses the same CV joints as a couple of the ATVS. So, he was less expensive than getting from any of the MiniTruck sites. I bought two sets off him one for the 75LAC and one for the 71LAC. I ended up using the 75LAC set, so the other set goes back tomorrow.

    On the battery, I stuffed a 35/75 battery in it about five years ago (9/15), when I first got it, that had a five year warranty. And, leaving the lights on for five days killed it. The new battery had some plastic ribs at the top, to support the lift handle. And, they were in the way of the mounting j-bolts. So, I took a hand plane and bobbed them off, enough to clear the bolts.
     
  17. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Gotchya!
     
  18. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Fasha,
    I'm not sure what you own, or drive, or what you put your Nitto tires on! I didn't see your Signature in your profile!
    Limestone
     
  19. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Jigs,
    It almost seems like it's getting harder to get a battery to go longer than 5 yrs. anymore! I guess by leaving the lights on by mistake, you probably finished her off! As an everyday driver, You were smart to replace it with a new one! Especially in your extreme conditions!
    Limestone
     
  20. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Finally got all the Hunting trip stuff unpacked, cleaned up and gone over. I like to make any improvements, and repairs necessary, so were ready to go, in the future! Getting ready to start a few projects on the Mini Truck! Still got a 4 Wheeler to tear apart, with a seal, gasket leak. Will check that out and completely go over, what's needed to improve, and upgrade as needed! Stay Safe Everyone!
    Limestone
     

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