1972 Search & Rescue Pinz (*warning* picture heavy)

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Re: 1972 Search & Rescue Pinz (*warning* picture heavy)

Post by audiocontr » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:11 pm

Haf-e wrote:The front end was lifted up by about 1 inch using an "off-the-shelf" rigid metallic conduit threaded coupling - 1.5" trade size - available from any electrical supply store. Don't confuse it with the regular "EMT" metal conduit which is much thinner and doesn't use threads - RMC has much thicker walls and has a heavier galvanized coating also. Here is an image:

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The actual inner diameter of the part is about 2 inches. It fits around the normal / stock upper spring mount and fits nicely into the stamped sheet metal cup on the top of the front spring.

The spacer does transfer the load to just the rectangular metal frame instead of having it all on the small welded on stub - but I haven't seen an issue with it after about 6 months of use. The upper spring cup also is now fixed - it doesn't pivot like it does with the original design - but that is also how the later TD Pinzgauers where done. I think the ability for the spring cup to pivot is necessary at the bottom of the spring - but not at the top.

An additional benefit of adding the spacer is that it is then much easier to install the spring compressing tool as there is now a nice 1 inch space at the top of the spring. Makes it easier to clean out dirt etc as well.

No other modifications are necessary - but it does feel like the rubber bump stops (rubber springs) are more "active" compared to before - which makes sense since effectively they are now 1 inch longer. I have another pair of these rubber springs and am going to trim off 3/4" from the bottom to see if it makes any difference. I only feel it on big bumps at higher speeds and it is not that severe - just slightly different.

I'll look at the actual part numbers on the ones I used and will post it up here along with the dimensions. It is also possible to do this with regular steel tube or pipe cut to length - but this part seems to be a very good fit and is hot dipped galvanized and cheap (under $5 each).

This approach of using a piece of pipe/tubing as a spacer was mentioned on this forum a while ago - so I am not the originator of the idea...
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Re: 1972 Search & Rescue Pinz (*warning* picture heavy)

Post by GadgetPhreak » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:31 pm

TechMOGogy wrote:
4x4Pinz wrote:First time I have ever heard of a failure. Any photos?
Same - I have never seen or heard of a body failure point.
Perhaps it due to new larger tires and all the accessories people are putting on their rear doors/rear hinges?
Not sure what caused it. The rear panels were really wobbly when I got it. The threads were all stripped out. Originally I was going to drill them out a little larger and retap them but liked the idea of adding a tie down point there for gear so decided to go this way.


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Re: 1972 Search & Rescue Pinz (*warning* picture heavy)

Post by GadgetPhreak » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:57 am

Hey gang,

A local automotive video company reached out to me last year regarding making a video about my Pinzgauer. The teaser video came out today so I thought I’d share it.

https://youtu.be/-tUflQxd-aA


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Re: 1972 Search & Rescue Pinz (*warning* picture heavy)

Post by edzz » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:05 pm

Great teaser, glad you could be there and help them to safety. :D

Brings back memories of the night I spent on Tiger mountain back in '78 after my series rover decided to lean over and take a nap. Taught me to carry more recovery gear when going solo, at least I'd thought to have my basic comfort kit, food water and shelter.

Haven't thought about that in years, or the three wild dogs I encountered the next morning. :lol:
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Post by GadgetPhreak » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:31 am

The full version of the video on how I use the Pinz in Search & Rescue came out.. check it out: https://youtu.be/HUv6ccxodWs
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Post by stark311 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:52 pm

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Post by GadgetPhreak » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:15 pm

Holy crap! Road & Track just picked up the story and wrote an article based on the video.. that's nuts. https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cultur ... lflowFBRAT
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Re: 1972 Search & Rescue Pinz (*warning* picture heavy)

Post by Texas710 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:00 pm

Yeah, I was scrolling through news articles on my phone when a picture of your truck popped up, I instantly recognized it. Very cool article and great video. You have done such a great job on that truck, should be proud.

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Re: 1972 Search & Rescue Pinz (*warning* picture heavy)

Post by murrayjp » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:11 am

Great looking rig
tell me about the way you set up your HF radios and your antenna mounts and along with what kind of head sets your have

thanks
Bill

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Post by GadgetPhreak » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:27 am

Texas710 wrote:Yeah, I was scrolling through news articles on my phone when a picture of your truck popped up, I instantly recognized it. Very cool article and great video. You have done such a great job on that truck, should be proud.
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I just found this one which actually points to this thread. I think the author stumbled onto my rig and put the story together based on web content. A friend forwarded it to me Image

https://www.adventure-journal.com/2018 ... pinzgauer/


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Re: 1972 Search & Rescue Pinz (*warning* picture heavy)

Post by GadgetPhreak » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:32 am

murrayjp wrote:Great looking rig
tell me about the way you set up your HF radios and your antenna mounts and along with what kind of head sets your have

thanks
Bill
Hi Bill, I'm running two VHF and one UHF Icom 1721/1821 radios for Search and Rescue comms. I have a couple of sets of antennas, a short set of Comet B-10 VHF/UHF and a long set of Comet CA-2x4sr dual band which have been tuned for Search and Rescue frequencies.

The headsets are made by Rugged Radio (I also run their intercom system).

If you want to see more about both I talk about them in this video https://youtu.be/aKP8F7Xk_cQ


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Re: 1972 Search & Rescue Pinz (*warning* picture heavy)

Post by rmel » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:19 pm

If your interested in hf antenna options, there are obviously many possibilities.
However, here's a coupe of threads you might find of interest.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=10187

The antenna pole on this thread was a bit off topic. A extendable pressure operated
vertical pole that could be used to pull up a simple vertical, or a Buddy Pole on top.

viewtopic.php?f=9&t=11618
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