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Once again the camper and bed come off the truck to finish up some loose ends, including a roll on bed liner and chassis work.




With the bed liner material needing to dry I decided to tackle that first by masking off the exterior.




I then mix up the liner material Wil gave me and applied it to the inside of the bed.




Also I put some on the tailgate.

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I have been looking to do the same thing to my bed. What product did you use? Was it an epoxy compound? Are you happy with the results?
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Awesome night shots. Our next photo contest is for night shots, you should enter one of them.
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how in the hell do you get pics like that, even got the stars!
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The frame has rusted since the last time the frame was sand blasted.




Needless to say I re-blasted the frame.




With better access without the bed installed I start working on new shock mounts. First I cut the temporary shock bar out.




Then attached the charcoal canister for measurements on the new shock mounts.

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I have been looking to do the same thing to my bed. What product did you use? Was it an epoxy compound? Are you happy with the results?
I used Herculiner. Epoxy -> Epoxy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I'm happy so far, buts its only been a couple of weeks.

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Awesome night shots. Our next photo contest is for night shots, you should enter one of them.
Thanks. I didn't know that. I might have to enter.

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how in the hell do you get pics like that, even got the stars!
Long exposure and a SLR camera. Those were 90 second exposures I believe.
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After measuring I strip all the components off the frame, mask the truck and then finally paint the frame.




The next day after curing I reattach all the components. I also add a longer breather hose to the charcoal canister.




With the possibility of using the stock spare tire holder in the future, I decide to double check if the socks will clear by cranking up a larger spare.



Everything looks good.

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Since I don't know where everything will land with the new axles and new Fox Shocks I'll be installing, I created adjustable stock mounts.





Mount partially completed. From here I can finish building the mount with the bed and camper installed, so I call it a day on the mounts.




Once the bed liner has completely cured and the chassis work was completed, I resintall the bed and camper.

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badass! great work man!
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"I used Herculiner. Epoxy -> Epoxy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia"

Thanks for the response. While Herculiner does not appear to be, there are bed liner products out there that are epoxy type products. These epoxy DYI bed liners come in 2 bottles that need to be pre-mixed before application. While I have not used them, I have read that the epoxy type products tend to be a bit more durable. That being said, the truck looks great, you do good work.
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Absolutely Outstanding! Great work!
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Beautiful Night shots!
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dude those night shots are incredible!
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wow, looks great

love the night shots
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I noticed what looked like a small propane tank. do you use it for a heater or cooking food?
And i love this build. you do good work.
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Thanks everyone!

I've got more updates coming soon. Having some dental work done, so I'll be out of it a few days.

Yep, thats a small propane tank. I'll have more info on that when I do the kitchen update....there's some other cool stuff I've got.
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Awesome stuff man but i see problems with that shock mount being adjustable. Are you gonna just have it adjustable till everything is in its proper place, and then weld it on permanently or you gonna run it like that. Cause no matter how tight you get that tube i still think there is a chance it will slip off or rotate and mess up the shock shaft.
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updates look great! best multi-purpose Ranger I've seen, or will see I'm sure.
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is this thing 4x4? bad *** build!
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I believe it is... Because I remembered reading hes gonna be doing a SAS.

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Thanks all!

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is this thing 4x4? bad *** build!
It will be eventually. As cmc474 mentioned I'll be doing a SAS. Still tons to do before then.
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After another visit to Adventure Trailers and my brother's shop I picked up some cool new suspension parts.

Fox Shox for a better ride.
Air Bags for fluctuating load weight (water, fuel, food and etc).
Limiting straps and tabs to keep parts from over extending
Uniball heim joints and poly bushings for new upper a-arms.




To start I tack weld the new shock tabs from AT in place, create a mock up of where the remote reservoir will mount.




Then I move onto positioning the air bag mounts. Another cross bar is added at the end of the upper air bag mount.




Parts removed then both cross bars get welded into place.


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Air bag mounts welded directly onto the frame.




To support the weight the air bags will carry I add gussets. (Thanks to Wil for giving me a hand with making these.) Also a limiting strap tab is welded on over the axle.




Wil snapped a photo of me welding the final gusset in place.




Reinforcing completed. Hard to see, but I added another short piece across on the reverse side where the limiting strap tab is located.

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I begin bolting on all the parts to make sure nothing warped while welding.




Then I spray on a coat of paint and install the parts once dry.




Another angle of new suspension setup.




Next I fab up the bottom plates for the air bags to ride on. I only have bolt holes on one side to allow extra up travel.

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Under side of air bag lower bracket.




Bracket installed with air bag and air line.




I run the air lines to the bags to one location for easy inflation/deflation. Also used some no lose valve caps I got from George at Extreme Outback Products.




Next I assemble all the parts for an air supply system. I'm using a small compressor for now, though I want to swap out for a much nicer ExtremeAire one in the future.

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