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Old 02-26-2010
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Man you got alot packed in there! I would love to do something like that someday. I did notice that you have a fairly large ice scraper and squeegee though. If your really looking to lighten the load even if its less than a pounds worth and get that little extra space I know there's got to be a much smaller one. idk I noticed it and thought I'd share.
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hell of a packing job man. If you're on the market for dish soap, I recommend mountain suds brand. Biodegradable and it's dish soap, shampoo, body soap, and toothpaste all in one...and it actually works pretty well for each of them.
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looks good! damn hope u can keep it all orginized. i for sure couldt hold that nice for over a week!
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About the ice scraper, you for sure could invest in a smaller one. Those extendable/ones designed like yours are useless and break often.

Also this is drastic but to cut back on some weight and alot of space you could ditch one of those yellow cases for your laptop and invest in a Toughbook or a similar rugged laptop. We had someone do a demo here at work and they truly are rugged, he poured water on it, dropped it while standing on a ladder and finally drove over it and it didn't even have a scratch on it.
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Old 03-03-2010
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Looks great man, wish I could keep my glovebox half that organized!

Damn nice!
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Old 03-03-2010
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he packs it tight!


i mean.. yeah thats crazy man. you ever weigh it before hand and plan to after and see thow much you got?
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Old 03-04-2010
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Not many updates lately. I'm still working out all the bugs with what I've modified so far. A few weeks ago during testing I ripped off a rear shock mount and broke a fox shock's remote reservoir line. I'm finding all the weak links one at a time.

For the repair I first cleaned up the cross supports surface and rewelded the broken shock mount (left). Though the right mount didn't break I ran a few extra welds, just in case.




Then I cut 1/4 inch plate for reinforcements. I drilled holes for additional welds attaching to the existing structure. The larger hole is drilled where the mount is.




Next I crank up the amperage and go crazy welding.




Though the top material isn't very thick I add gussets anyways. Afterward I give it a coat of paint. I would still like to tie the new 1/4 plating to the frame somehow with a 90 degree gusset, but with the frame only being 1/8 thick I'm concerned with tearing off a chunk of the frame.

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I sent the broken shock out to Simon Morris to rebuild the shock and replace the damaged line. Once I got the fixed shock back I reinstalled both of them with the remote reservoirs hanging off the back. I'll leave them like so until I test out the new mounts. Once I feel comfortable the mounts are sturdy then the remote reservoirs will be remounted up higher.



I've also installed limiting straps on the front suspension. Still need to replace the worn out bump stops.

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damn man. comming right along. do you know the weight with all the gear?
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Old 04-09-2010
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Wow I'm impressed huge with everything about this project!
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damn man. comming right along. do you know the weight with all the gear?
Thanks!

Nope, no official fully loaded weight yet. The truck, bumpers, spare tires and such weighs in at 3400 lbs. The AT Flippac camper weights 290 lbs. So I'm at 3690 lbs without the fridge, storage boxes, fuel, water or gear. I estimate roughly 4600 lbs fully loaded. I'll hit a scale sometime for a actual weight.
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Awesome! Can't wait for another update
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u keep me impressing more and more. nice job! cant wait to see it in person when u come by costa rica!
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Old 04-09-2010
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Good work, Travis. Though I am a little surprised to still see a 7.5 under it. lol.
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Did we lose the pics on the first pages or is it just me ?
I know it has been a while but I didn’t think pics went away ?
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Old 04-09-2010
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once again Awsome.....

I do the unpack, check and repack about 6 times a winter with all my Ice fishing gear. Dragging a sled of gear across a frozen lake by hand, every last ounce counts.
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Sweet update! Love what you did with the rear shocks.
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Make alot of spare keys for those padlocks on the back. You dont want to lock yourself out.
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Make alot of spare keys for those padlocks on the back. You dont want to lock yourself out.
no doubt huh!!! or a set of bolt cutters.

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Thanks!

Nope, no official fully loaded weight yet. The truck, bumpers, spare tires and such weighs in at 3400 lbs. The AT Flippac camper weights 290 lbs. So I'm at 3690 lbs without the fridge, storage boxes, fuel, water or gear. I estimate roughly 4600 lbs fully loaded. I'll hit a scale sometime for a actual weight.
i think you are underestemating the wight of a ranger. my xlt xcab with 4x4 weighs around 4200. probly 4700 with a full tank wife and dog. lord only knows with 3 downhill bikes and 2 other guys.
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Every time I see the forum I fall more in love with this truck good job
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Thanks everyone!

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Good work, Travis. Though I am a little surprised to still see a 7.5 under it. lol.
I have an 8.8 awaiting gears and a locker. I want to get the axle built before swapping.


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Did we lose the pics on the first pages or is it just me ?
I know it has been a while but I didn’t think pics went away ?
Yeah, I did some reorganization to my website a while ago and haven't been able to "edit" my old posts to fix it. I have everything on my site though.... Safari Pacific - Expedition Vehicles - MX2


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once again Awsome.....

I do the unpack, check and repack about 6 times a winter with all my Ice fishing gear. Dragging a sled of gear across a frozen lake by hand, every last ounce counts.
I've gone through my gear about 3 time now. Tomorrow I'll have another go as I'm getting ready for the Overland Expo this weekend.

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i think you are underestemating the wight of a ranger. my xlt xcab with 4x4 weighs around 4200. probly 4700 with a full tank wife and dog. lord only knows with 3 downhill bikes and 2 other guys.
The 3400 lbs is an actual weight without the camper, storage boxes and gear. I have a smaller motor (2.3l) and 2wd currently, which makes a huge difference.
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u ever plan on doing a 4wd swap? or a sas ? cause going around the world with 2wd doesent limit u alot?

anyway still looks great! still waiting to see it in person
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He said somewhere many pages back that he might do an SAS, but he plans on swapping in 4x4.
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