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Old 11-15-2010, 12:22 PM   #113
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There's an epoxy-based paint that soaks in and hardens...don't remember the name offhand, but I would think any big box store or marina supply place would be familiar with it...m
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:56 PM   #114
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Ok, will look into that stuff.

Here is the mod I did to the central lamp...
This is the tape, I thinks its furnace joint tape, so should be good for the heat.

Not perfect or pretty, but it was a test..



Then I put the lens on and wired it up..
Results were good, if a little tricky to photograph!



This is with no flash in a darkened garage.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:41 PM   #115
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Reflector for the lower edge... maybe I will get some amber to go on the sides..
$1.99 a pac of 2 from Walmart..
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Old 11-18-2010, 12:47 PM   #116
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Water tank lucky... I think!
Was working on the Airstream a couple of days back, and "Neighbor" stopped to chat.. end result, he told me he had a fresh water tank he didnt want and I could have for my Baby!
I ended up trading a 6 pack of Negro Modelo(only thing I had in my truck!) for a the 48x25x13(about 70 gallons) tank.
It will fit, but the fittings are not in the right places. There is a large hole in the top(6"), with a screw on lid and seal, and a threaded fitting on on one side near the end, but it would be on the inboard side..
I will post a pic later, but how do you add/remove fitting on poly tanks?

As its "Only" 70 gallons, it did occur to me to leave the 15 gallon tank in and fill that for traveling to save weight, and add a valve, so I can optionally link/ fill the 70 gallon via the 15 gal when need a full 80 gallons.
Would that work?
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Old 11-19-2010, 11:33 AM   #117
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Good info on ABS/MEK repair here...
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:06 PM   #118
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I wanted to update my progress on the spare wheel cover...
A buddy of ine told me this worked for him so I thought I would try it.
Reinforcing ABS cracks with fiberglass and the ABS/MEK slurry..

I had fixed the crack in the previous post and added a layer of slurry...
I brushed some mixture on that fix, to wet it out, and then dabbed in the fiberglass..





It is still a little soft today, so I am leaving it for a few more days.
Yes, I should have removed the latch rivets and redone them after, but I cannot find my rivet gun!
Also, I forgot to take a pic of it finished!
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Old 11-19-2010, 12:31 PM   #119
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Here is my "Sixpack" Tank!







And for reference, here is a pic of the underbed storage area...
I measured that I have 27" from the inboard divider to the fuel filler cover where the 15 tank is now... so it looks like its almost the same width as the smaller tank is long.
I will put back the missing divider, and remount the electrical box on it where it should be, and loose those red crates!



As the pics show, the only fitting is technically on the wrong side of the tank..
I was thinking about doing it like this...
Leave the 15 gal tank as is. Fill tube and all.
Put a T in that white pump supply line... one side to the 15 gal tank and is always fed, then add a valve to the other side of the T which goes to the 70G tank.
I will be able to reach the valve from the open access door.
When the valve is open, and I fill the 15, the water flows thru the pump T and the water goes into the 70 as well, and the 2 tanks self level.
I will need to add a vent to the 70 and I understand that it may fill a little slower.
With the valve open both tanks fill and feed the system together.
If I close the valve, then only the 15 fills and drains, and the 70 remains full or empty.
This would minimise slosh too!
Also I think I will put a 1" piece of insulation foam under both tanks, and maybe even completely cover them.
Does this make any sense to anyone?
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Old 12-06-2010, 11:32 AM   #120
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Anyone tell me how the level wires go?
So I have following colors with ring tabs:
Black, Red, Green, Purple, and Orange.

Can anyone tell me how many sensor plugs I need(looks like 5) to get and how/where in the tank they need to go?
I think I will put the level plugs in the 15 gallon.
I have looked, but cant find the harness plug that this little pigtail plugs into... Anyone have an idea?
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Sounds like a good plan. I will see if I can get the wire locations for you.
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:24 AM   #122
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Thanks Rob, you are a star!
Based on your input on the other thread, I think I have it mostly figured out!

I was planning to do the tank pipe with 3/4" Shed40 pipe... any reason I shouldn't?

Added a battry tray repair to my list... I have a holes and cracks...
While I do this I will mod the tray for depth and maybe width for future battery upgrades!

While I was fidding with the batteries... I spotted this sticker on the body..
Anyone tell me what its about??

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Old 12-11-2010, 10:44 AM   #123
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Water tank lucky... I think!
Was working on the Airstream a couple of days back, and "Neighbor" stopped to chat.. end result, he told me he had a fresh water tank he didnt want and I could have for my Baby!
I ended up trading a 6 pack of Negro Modelo(only thing I had in my truck!) for a the 48x25x13(about 70 gallons) tank.
It will fit, but the fittings are not in the right places. There is a large hole in the top(6"), with a screw on lid and seal, and a threaded fitting on on one side near the end, but it would be on the inboard side..
I will post a pic later, but how do you add/remove fitting on poly tanks?

As its "Only" 70 gallons, it did occur to me to leave the 15 gallon tank in and fill that for traveling to save weight, and add a valve, so I can optionally link/ fill the 70 gallon via the 15 gal when need a full 80 gallons.
Would that work?
that would also work, we do that on Boats, marine applications all the time.
I would not change the location of the fittings in your new tank, You can run a plex line around so easy, to where you need it, for so little effort, and $.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:29 PM   #124
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Good!
Will push fwd on that then!

I had a little luck this week.
In the mid 80's I had an aftermarket fuel consumption computer on my car in Europe.
It was made by a company called Zemco.
I thought maybe it would be a great thing to have on the M/H.
A little research and I found one!
A "new" and unused Zemco ZT-4!


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Old 12-19-2010, 07:41 PM   #125
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The galley vent panel was badly mashed..
I forgot to do a proper "before pic" so here is a zoomed...




It should match the body panel, but it was bent and flattened, and had a deep gouge across the length..

I pulled it off, and decide to try to make it better... it could hardly be worse!
I stripped the sealing foam off the back and set to it with a body hammer and dolly.... gently eased it back into shape..
Here is the "Halfway" shot..



A few hours of gentle work and I was pretty happy with it...
A long way from perfect, but better than before, and as good as I felt it needed to be as its above head height and faces up!.
Then I decided to polish it to even out the finish...
End result... but tricky to photograph!




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