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Old 11-24-2015, 08:07 AM   #1443
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Cos I'm weird Brad.
Actually, the tank had some pits and scratches, so I like the high build and covering ability of the hammertone. I went with silver because it will be easier to see any scrapes in the future..
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:47 AM   #1444
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Cos I'm weird Brad.
I can't really comment on that as I haven't personally met you...but all the signs are there...

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Actually, the tank had some pits and scratches, so I like the high build and covering ability of the hammertone. I went with silver because it will be easier to see any scrapes in the future..
Your paint choice makes sense. I generally use Miracle Paint (similar to POR-15) for tanks and under chassis components.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:30 AM   #1445
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As proof of concept... Here is a pic of my K10 saddle tank, done with the same silver hammer Rustoleum the same 10 years ago...

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Old 11-24-2015, 12:55 PM   #1446
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Steve, I know how much you like Teleflex gauges so I thought you might want to consider adding these gauges to your dash.

You could use this rudder gauge to help you steer straight while going down the highway. As they say, "keep your rudder amidship"!
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Old 11-24-2015, 05:26 PM   #1447
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Steve, I know how much you like Teleflex gauges so I thought you might want to consider adding these gauges to your dash.

You could use this rudder gauge to help you steer straight while going down the highway. As they say, "keep your rudder amidship"!
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And this gauge could be used to help level the coach when you park for the night
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I have got to get that rudder angle indicator!! If I can only figure out how to hook it up to sense the steering wheel turning.
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:00 PM   #1448
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I have got to get that rudder angle indicator!! If I can only figure out how to hook it up to sense the steering wheel turning.
That was just to easy....

If anyone has any questions please reference the first sentence in post 1443

Just kidding! Somehow though I just knew you would want the rudder gauge, probably because I've been trying to figure out the same thing
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Old 11-24-2015, 06:02 PM   #1449
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Too funny Brad, and Dave!

I like it, but maybe attach the Trim gauge to DW, to see how the MH spending is being perceived, and change the graffic of the rudder trim to Port or Brandy...
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Great work Steve but I do concur with Brad on having the tank dipped and sealed inside, especially with Ethanol fuels.

Could be worse, it could be diesel. I pulled my Toyota Landcruiser BJ60's tank a number of years ago in my misguided youth after finding a tiny leak. Knowing a new tank was $800.00 I decided I could do the work and fix it. I wire brushed the rust off and gave it a good coating of asphalt based rust coating. It turned out that rust was the only thing holding in the fuel.

I installed the tank, putting back in the gallon or so I had pulled out of it; which was enough to get me to the closest diesel station to fill up. I filled up the tank and then headed home, twenty kms or so later I noticed the fuel gauge dropping like the proverbial rock. Pulling over, I saw diesel pouring out of hundreds of holes after it had eaten through the asphalt rust coating.

Contacting my local gas tank company, they quoted me $149.00 for a reconditioned/sealed tank with a core exchange for my old one. Sealed inside and out with a baked epoxy coating, it never gave me a lick of trouble. Insert face palmed smilie here.

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Old 11-24-2015, 07:03 PM   #1451
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Thanks for the input Tony!
I agree that that would be the wise step, but at this time the tank looks great inside, so I will kick that can down the road for now.
I have other stuff to fix and buy...

Just got a lead on a set of Alcoas for the MH...
Fingers and toes crossed they are what I need, as I need 6 new tires, and to put them on a set of alloys would be heaven!
Tomorrow will tell.
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Too funny Brad, and Dave!

I like it, but maybe attach the Trim gauge to DW, to see how the MH spending is being perceived, and change the graffic of the rudder trim to Port or Brandy...
My bad, I didn't catch that Dave is who wanted the rudder gauge!

So Dave is as weird as the rest of us

Imagine that...
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So Dave is as weird as the rest of us

Imagine that...
No Brad, Dave is far more sane than us.... He found and bought a perfectly rare 6BT cummins powered Airstream Motorhome...

Hold on... THEN he tore it apart... scrub that observation!
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Just got a lead on a set of Alcoas for the MH...
Fingers and toes crossed they are what I need, as I need 6 new tires, and to put them on a set of alloys would be heaven!
Tomorrow will tell.
Another bit of unobtanium. Goodluck before Bob gets them.

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No Brad, Dave is far more sane than us.... He found and bought a perfectly rare 6BT cummins powered Airstream Motorhome...

Hold on... THEN he tore it apart... scrub that observation!
Yeah, still trying to figure out why we did that.....
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Old 11-25-2015, 08:10 PM   #1456
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I just got back from a 4 hour blast out to the Desert...
I am tired and a handful of $100's lighter.
And look what fell into the back of the Range Rover...

6 Alcoa alloys!
19.5 X 6". 10 lug, 7.25" PCD, with 5 1/4" center bore.
As was said on another thread, move fast and wave cash!



I inspected them thoroughly. They look great, no obvious damage, kerbing or cracks.
Visible faces are nicely polished, but the back sides will need some love.
Seems I have 2 fronts and 4 rears based on the part #s.
I read somewhere that you must use a steel inner on the drive axle as the lugs are too short for 2 alloys. This should work, the fronts go on the front, and the rears go on the outer drive and tag...

I need 6 new tires anyways!
Now I need some center caps... and are the lug nuts different from steels?
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