Project 'red van' (says the 4 year old)

Finiterex Jun 23, 2019

  1. Beau

    Beau Well-Known Member I am in guyana

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    You'll be sure to get another 20 years (at least) out of her after you're done there. Well done Lads!
     
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  2. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    @Beau and @Shayne - wheels and tyres... so going with 16's off an 80 with zero offset + 285 / 85 / r16 BFG AT KO2s. We're (well Josh is) fabbing flared arches and the original plastics are not going back on... therefore the arches will look bigger as the rest of the truck will be about 2 inches skinnier.... what are your thoughts on also running 30mm spacers?
     
  3. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    I think you will have to rather than it being a choice , I think its tyres direct that usualy offer tyre and wheel packages so why not compare prices for an offset -30 rim and tyre against what you intend to spend including spacers .
     
  4. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Well as 8 got the 80 rims already 30mm spacers it is then!
     
  5. Matt Vee

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    Love the way you aren't fucking about, just straight up going at it :)
     
  6. Beau

    Beau Well-Known Member I am in guyana

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    Since you already got the rims, spacers is probably the easiest options. Make sure to get Hubcentric spacers. They won't cause you any balancing problems down the line. Also safer in my opinion.
     
  7. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Didn't get to go much at it yesterday... Think I gave myself a bit of cyanide poisoning... Was not well. Really should pay more attention with 2k paint.
     
  8. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    You got me thinking about Raptor now !

     
  9. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Yep thats exactly what I'm gonna do.

    Just BE CAREFUL... I'm still suffering today... 2k needs air fed respiraor mask... dont risk it.
     
  10. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Very little progress so far this week

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  11. Finiterex

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    Still a slow week... too much going on at work! But both sides front arms and shocks in... knuckes are getting sorted out... ordered up wheel spacers and longer studs. Planning on bashing out the steering rack and doing some cleaning and painting this evening.
     
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    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    And these are ready to be cleaned up and painted... New polly bushes fitted thanks TO Josh and Jason

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  14. Finiterex

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    Then there's this to go on now we rescued the bracket out of the scrap and a bit of satin black has been applied

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  15. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    I expect to use a whole bottle of Raptor rolling it on different parts hopefully to give 2 coats . Is it safe to mix it all at once or will it solidify in the bottle before parts dry enough for a second coat ?
     
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  16. Finiterex

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    So the front half of chassis and arches took two bottles of raptor (750ml + 250ml harder roughly). With three of us going at it we were finding it hardening up towards the end of each bottle but it was a HOT day. I'd say mix half quantity if it's just you doing it. Oh and get plenty of roller refills as they don't last.
     
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  17. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Thanks Fin , 2 hours is my estimated time to give it all one coat as everything i'm painting is removed .
     
  18. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Yeah about 20 to 30 mins and a bottle is going hard.
     
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  19. Finiterex

    Finiterex Member I am in uk

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    Today...

    Calipers cleaned and painted
    Steering rack installed
    Track rod ends in
    Steering adjusted seems straight (hahaha!)
    Air box modded for wading
    Fuel tank cleaned and painted

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  20. Shayne

    Shayne Well-Known Member Guru

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    Looking forward to seeing the finished truck :thumbup:
     
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