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by mjnims
Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Volvo TGB/30X series Engine and Driveline
Topic: Another toy..
Replies: 30
Views: 12395

looking forward to seeing what you are going to do with this one
by mjnims
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Off-Road Events and Trail reports
Topic: Big Bend National Park - 2009 Trip
Replies: 14
Views: 3151

Andy
Don't forget their big claim to fame is' The least visited national park. Can't imagine it gets very busy there.
by mjnims
Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:46 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Hardtop kit available in the UK
Replies: 52
Views: 16571

I had a sheet metal shop put a series of creases in mine to make the corners uniform and much more rigid. Once the crease angles were figured out I had them make a 12 inch strip of 16ga sheet metal which I put on the sub frame first. The heavier metal under the aluminum top has saved me a considerab...
by mjnims
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Hardtop kit available in the UK
Replies: 52
Views: 16571

That would be Tony's (contact info on the SWPA website). He does a full hard top. He does not like to have the front canvas rolled back. He also uses sheet metal with 3/32 holes in it to aid in security of items in the back of his truck. The hard top fabrication is not all that difficult. We attach ...
by mjnims
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Hardtop kit available in the UK
Replies: 52
Views: 16571

Andy, you are correct. I made a rear metal top and used the sides from 2 710 tops to achieve the canvas sides. I used the C rail from an RV awning to attach the canvas as it makes it water tight and also easy to remove for repairs or cleaning. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v721/6x6pinz/100_2643....
by mjnims
Sun Oct 19, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Canvas top installation
Replies: 17
Views: 2984

It was a piece of cake once I flexed the windscreen. New question: The Pinz has the Maloya tires - should I keep them until they die or replace them? And if you suggest replacing them - I mainly drive the Pinz on-road and the occasional off-road adventure (dirt roads with some rocks). Not my first ...
by mjnims
Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Canvas top installation
Replies: 17
Views: 2984

While it is an excellent idea I can not take credit for it. I felt really stupid the first time I saw it done. My old front tops had shrunk to the point where removing them was a great chore until I was shown this method. The new tops on them now make installation so much easier. Another great idea ...
by mjnims
Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Canvas top installation
Replies: 17
Views: 2984

If you temporarily remove the rails that are over the doors then you can flex the windshield back enough to make installation of the vinyl top very easy. Once the front loops are installed put the rails back on and do the side hooks.
by mjnims
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Heim Joint on Gear Shift>>REPLACED WHAT A DIFFERENCE
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Todds
Make sure and inspect the shift tube carefully. They are prone to cracking at the gussets and then causing all kinds of havoc when shifting.
by mjnims
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Thermal scan after twenty miles
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Erik On a Phoenix afternoon, driving west on the freeway (60mph) in the summer time I have seen the oil gauge go to 230. As soon as I leave the freeway it returns to 215 in town regardless of the time of year. Good idea to look the truck over very close when it is not the same as usual. Have you loo...
by mjnims
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Thermal scan after twenty miles
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

funny thing is the temps fall right where my oil temp guage says the engine is running.
Around here the tcase can get to 140 just setting in the summer sun :lol:
by mjnims
Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: My Pinz on MTV
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

busy time of year. We just had our maintenance day here getting ready for our treffen in a couple of weeks. Of course this weekend is opening duck so my pinzies won't see any rest until march. When I did the Truck Universe thing they were supposed to send a dvd and let me know when it aired. Of cour...
by mjnims
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: My Pinz on MTV
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Eric
You did not give a heads up on your pinz. My daughter told me she saw a pinz on MTV today.
by mjnims
Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Where did my idle go?
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

Jay Unless Juergen has a backup of the site it is gone for ever. The hosting company we had the sites on is no longer. The SWPA is on a new hosting company and much safer now. I did the breaker replacement in my 712 after reading about your work. They have been there since with no problems. At the t...
by mjnims
Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:36 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Where did my idle go?
Replies: 11
Views: 1854

Yeah. If the truck was running fine and then all of a sudden started acting up this is probably one of the most common problems. Happened to me after a long trip home from a hunting trip with a couple of new guys. They were less than impressed with the truck when I could not keep it running. Problem...