What Did You Do with Your 80 This Weekend?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by rolliges, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Dubbinchris

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    Replaced the bent tie rod with a bud built version and then replaced several of the aging and hardened vacuum lines under the hood as well as the PCV hose, valve, and grommet.


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    Did you put something between the stainless and the aluminum? So they dont have a reaction. I really like how you cut you roof out, do you use it the popup area just as standing room? Or is there still a bed up top?
     
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    SOAZtim Car Camper Extraordinaire!

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    We used Sikaflex on all surfaces, but I worry that there could still be some reaction. I'll have to keep an eye on it.
    There is a bed up there, but it's out for now while we work on it. There are rails that wood sections sit on and then a mattress on top of that. We move the rear 2 pieces on top of the front two if we want to be able to stand up inside after the bed isn't needed anymore.
     
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    How's the butt dyno feel with this exhaust setup? Leaning toward this route.
     
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    MrMoMo That's not rust, it's Canadian patina...

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    If you fully bedded it in sikaflex, there will be no issue. Galvanic corrosion occurs when two dissimilar metals are in contact with a common electrolyte, and a metallic path for electrons to flow. By fully bedding the hinge in sikaflex, you have removed the possibility of an electrolyte (water) being between the two dissimilar metals, thus eliminating the galvanic cell, the galvanic reaction, the loss of electrons in the aluminum, and thus, the corrosion of the aluminum.
     
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    I just hope that the bolts aren't the link that could create the reaction. They are stainless bolts and the nut side would be touching the Aluminum via a washer.
     
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    A light coat of anything will work. Just to keep the bare surfaces from rubbing each other. On my aluminum trailer for my 18 wheeler on some places they had rubber gaskets, other places just black paint, and also some thin plastic like packing tape on some places. The headache rack I have on my Freightliner, just uses the protective film that the polished aluminum comes with. They bolt the ss piano hinges right over that, then just tear or cut off the excess. My entire trailer is aluminum, with SS hardware bolting it together.
     
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    not the weekend yet but getting ready for it. Throwing on some new springs and crossing my fingers the guys at @4x4labs get my bumper here by Friday!!!

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    it was immediate its helps all across the board not talking turbo here. but well worth it. and its stainless
     
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    Found this...

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    Time to grind and weld!
     
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    It doesn’t get any better than that! Enjoy every second!
     
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    That’s what I do. I see stuff on here, then I go out in the garage, and start building it with my “tweeks”. My wife just laughs.... she said she never knows what is going to come rolling out of the garage!
     
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    I like the one Mervo did, but I wanted this a little smaller. Basically big enough to hold my Coleman stove.
     
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    I can come up with ideas (sometimes plagiarized...) but I’m smart enough to know my limited abilities with steel so I pay Jason to build cool sh!t. My truck looks sh!tyy enough I don’t need to cobble more stuff on it! Haha
     
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    My wife, and our grown daughters hate going to the store with me because most of the time, when we come out of the store, someone is checking out the Land Cruiser or taking pics of it. They roll their eyes when I tell them it “makes me feel good that people appreciate my work”..... Lol
     
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    good for you, screw the weather it looks awesome and you def scored.
     
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