• We performed a once over final inspection of the truck, noting final punch list “to-do” items. The goal of the inspection was to secure any last loose wires and prepare for starting the engine.
  • We started the engine for the first time in ~10 months.
  • While the engine was running, we evaluated air pressure, air dryer, brake lights and brake function.
  • We test drove the truck; all worked well.

A brief recap of the highlights of our rebuild:

  • Removed bed from truck
  • Cleaned frame, cab, and cab interior
  • Removed spare tire crane and lowered air filter assembly to aid in integrating hab as close to cab as possible.
  • Replaced corroded air tank
  • Replaced air dryer
  • Repainted frame
  • Repainted cab
  • Refurbished many truck parts by removing, sand blasting, and powder coating or painting them (front bumper, rear bumpers, fenders…)
  • New marker lights
  • Installed new under bed box for storage aft of fuel tank
  • Created custom roof rack with integrated ladders
  • Added stiffeners to forward fenders to flatten their side profile
  • Repaired door hinges and straightened cab doors
  • Powder coated rims, rebuilt wheels, and put on new Michelin XZL “0 mile” tires (including spare)

4 thoughts on “5/9/2017

  1. Congratulation! Beautiful work team.

    Michel from Canada Le 2017-05-10 à 20:49, Fuchsia Fox Expedition a écrit :

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