Builds Goose Gear 80 Series Build

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Did a dry fit to see if the bolt was long enough - it wasn't. Went down to Lowe's to get a longer 4m bolt. They had no packs long enough. I ended up finding one loose one and asked the employee how much - they said I could have it!

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I next went to the paint department and had them match a sample size to the handle. After priming the steel plate I painted it and the bolt and then reassembled. I am happy with the results! Hopefully now it won't break if I slide on.

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Did another fix on the GG 80. The driver seat did not have an outer cover for the seat. I finally found one on eBay. Not the right color, but will do until I can locate the proper color. Anyone have an extra oak one laying around on Mud?

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Doing some minor work on the 80. Was still having some issue with the tank getting pressurized and decided to replace the gas cap with a new OEM one. Out with the old and in with the new...
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Great looking build. I like what you are doing with the rig. I also like that platform system. Very nice.

Quick question - when you had your rig weighed, did that have all of your trail gear and stuff in it as well? I ask because I am really considering getting an 80 series to turn into a camping/exploring/wheeling rig. I have thought about a lot of different platforms, but the 80 looks pretty attractive for several reasons - one of which is that it has a decent amount of payload (~1700 lbs, if google is correct). I have seen too many overland builds on 1/2 ton trucks that just go way overboard on weight and end up being far north of the GVWR.

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Great looking build. I like what you are doing with the rig. I also like that platform system. Very nice.

Quick question - when you had your rig weighed, did that have all of your trail gear and stuff in it as well? I ask because I am really considering getting an 80 series to turn into a camping/exploring/wheeling rig. I have thought about a lot of different platforms, but the 80 looks pretty attractive for several reasons - one of which is that it has a decent amount of payload (~1700 lbs, if google is correct). I have seen too many overland builds on 1/2 ton trucks that just go way overboard on weight and end up being far north of the GVWR.

Thanks!
That was with all my gear- which isn’t much. Sleeping bag, food, some tools, clothes, cooking stuff. At this point I don’t plan too do much more. I’ll consider bumpers, but only if I need them. They will put me over GVW. Minor adjustments will be ongoing.
 
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Another little minor project today. I added @LandCruiserPhil 's batter bracket. The OEM one was missing when I bought it. Of course, I measured wrong and drilled the hole the first time and it was too narrow. Yes, I measured twice - just wrong both times. I remeasured and got the hole in the right spot. I think I will need to replace this one in the near future. It seems to be really brittle. Now I can go wheeling with less worry.

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