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by Sonarman
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.
Replies: 21
Views: 2901
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Re: Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.

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Did some more welding, sandblasting and mocking up highlift jack mount today. Waiting for toggle clamp to arrive so I can finish up welding and get it primed.
by Sonarman
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X body and electrical
Topic: LED headlights
Replies: 21
Views: 5451
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Re: LED headlights

RMEL
The link you posted shows 800 per pair.
by Sonarman
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Took the Pinz to its 1st car show
Replies: 6
Views: 1208
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Re: Took the Pinz to its 1st car show

1st one for me also. Invitation only car show in the Napa Valley.
by Sonarman
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.
Replies: 21
Views: 2901
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Re: Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.

More pictures. Decided not to use cast hub to weld to. Found this giant nut to machine out. I will incorporate the existing tire carrier into new mount.
by Sonarman
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: would you tow a 712 in a dump trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1375
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Re: would you tow a 712 in a dump trailer?

Dave,
That was my concern with the 14 ft dump trailer, getting to much tongue weight forward and not being able to back it up a bit.
What about back Pinz on?
by Sonarman
Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: would you tow a 712 in a dump trailer?
Replies: 7
Views: 1375
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Re: would you tow a 712 in a dump trailer?

I am looking at a 14 ft 10k gross weight dump trailer. The one I am looking at does not have very high walls 16 inches. Then again the 710 is shorter. Trying to decide on that or 16 foot car hauler. The dump trailer is twice as much and I am not sure I can justify the extra cost.
by Sonarman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.
Replies: 21
Views: 2901
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Re: Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.

I am trying to keep the tire carrier under 100lbs and under 100 dollars hence using steel I had available.
by Sonarman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.
Replies: 21
Views: 2901
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DYI spare tire and jerry can swing carrier.

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Got the flange removed from the hub and used plasma cutter to cut a half circle in swinging part of carrier that will be welded to the hub.
Got the 1.25 inch holes for mounting the spindal sleeve. Boy, that was some tough old American steel to drill through!
by Sonarman
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.
Replies: 21
Views: 2901
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Re: Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.

For my next part in process I drilled pilot hole for 1.25 inch hole saw to cut in spindle sleeve. I am using spindle sleeve to eliminate a lot of welding heat on spindle itself which could cause it to crack.]IMG_2449.JPG[/attachment] I will cut the flange off the hub then weld the hub to the actuall...
by Sonarman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
Replies: 43
Views: 5817
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Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?

Here is a picture from May 31. Scott has been busy and may not have had time to update site. I know he is headed to Europe very soon to buy more. I think he will be gone a more so limited service will be available.
by Sonarman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: First Oil Change, need opinions
Replies: 15
Views: 2388
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Re: First Oil Change, need opinions

Oil level stayed the same for 150 or so miles I decided to change out the cheap oil I experimented with. I installed some good stuff with new filter from EI. Went 300 plus miles, lots of climbing in 90 degree plus weather ran great no oil burned or increase in oil level.
by Sonarman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Brakes, Suspension & Tires
Topic: Wheel stud replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 2486
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Re: Wheel stud replacement

I spent a lot of time trying to locate longer studs found some dodge 3/4 ton that would probably work. The dodge one are a few thounds smaller in the serrated area so I was a little concerned. Then I found some Gorilla extended lug nuts. Problem using these was the clearance of the wheel holes is .6...
by Sonarman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?
Replies: 43
Views: 5817
United States of America

Re: Looking to buy 710K- anybody know this one?

Also got to Expedition Imports web site. I was there a week ago to pick up some parts and he had both 710 and 712's for sale.
by Sonarman
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.
Replies: 21
Views: 2901
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Laying out tire and jerry can swing carrier.

I am planning on moving my spare tire off the tail gate. While I am at it want to be able to carry two more fuel/water containers. Waiting for axle spindal to arrive for pivot point. I don't like the weight of the tire on tail gate since the 3rd world California roads are tearing the latch up. IMG_1...