6/25/2017

You may have noticed that we have not posted for a while. A number of things have changed around here lately. Earlier in the month, we sold our freshly refurbished LMTV to Walt and Lauren (Grigsby Truck Company). We were sad to see the truck go, but we wanted to take the summer off and we really felt it was best to pass the truck on to someone that can pick up where we left off.

We still do plan on traveling a lot more in the future. The LMTV is an awesome platform, and we definitely recommend it for consideration to anyone looking to make an expedition vehicle. That being said, in the future we may opt for purchasing an existing camper just for project simplicity.

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5/9/2017

  • 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)