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Moon Landing's Mods. Making it right - for my wants & needs.

Discussion in '5th Gen Builds (2010+)' started by Moon Landing, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. Apr 7, 2021 at 3:31 PM
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    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

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    ? :notsure:
     
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  2. Apr 8, 2021 at 1:01 PM
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    Moon Landing

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    Will bust out of here about 3am for our 8:30 appointment. It'll be interesting to see how much axle weight transfer occurs after it's lifted. And, if this will be the death knell for the already faltering safety sense?
     
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  3. Apr 9, 2021 at 7:05 PM
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    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

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    Just finished my 700 mile turn. Install went well, and my butt o meter says it was a wise choice(for me). Actually, much prefer how it rides and handles now over stock(the suspension isn't stiff, but it's no longer a lazy-boy).
    Safety Sense worked flawlessly on the way and post lift and alignment. Darn if I know why it did what it did? Or why it cleared itself?. One things for sure....it keeps me on my toes cause who knows when it may happen again?

    Next on the list - leveling platform - window tint and some miscellaneous odds and ends. Then it's time to hit the trail and start fine tuning what's needed - and not. Plus it needs a bath.......bad!
     
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  4. Apr 11, 2021 at 9:07 AM
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    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

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    Westcott Designs 2"F / 1.25"R

    Stock 265 Terra Grapplers

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    Angles

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    On to the next project.
     
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  5. Apr 11, 2021 at 8:21 PM
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    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

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    Interesting. Hardly any(if any at all?) axle weight change after the lift(2"F/1.25"R) - no equipment was added or removed - same half a tank of fuel(+- a gallon or 2 at each weigh in).

    Front - 2,600
    Rear - 2,360
    Total - 4,960 Curb weight



     
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  6. Apr 12, 2021 at 9:59 AM
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    Super Green

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    Very clean... how was the install? did you have to move your AC line and power steering lines? I'm curious b/c I'm leaning towards the C4 bumper but don't like the idea of having to 'nudge' some of the malleable lines out of the way....
     
  7. Apr 12, 2021 at 12:30 PM
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    Moon Landing

    Moon Landing [OP] AFFTC 1967/68 Eddies Air Patch

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    There's one line that gets in the way, a little. I think it's power steering? If you pop the 13 punch pins and ogle the 2 brackets that keep it in place you'll note there's a top clamping bolt(for the line) and a lower bolt that is the other half of the clamping bracket(that one gives it its height). What we elected to do was make the main brackets a little taller(when I say a little - maybe a 1/4 inch. Then, for my personal satisfaction I split some clear hose and tie wrapped it to the line for additional protection. I'm happy with the install and am pretty damn particular.
     
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  8. Apr 12, 2021 at 10:46 PM
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    Leveling deck installed. Waiting on mounting hardware and placement before any type of covering is added. Still unsure what I want to use.

    Took a little different approach in its design and didn't use any 2x2' or 2x4 center supports. Instead I used one sheet of 3/4 ply married to another - the top piece is 41" x 43" and the lower is 39.5" x 43". The 1.5" hold back is to miss some plastic pieces to the rear of the rear seat backs(on both sides). Married the two pieces with 1.25 wood screws from the under side. Predrilled the front mount points and attached it to where the OEM tie down loops were(stock)with 2 each 6mm x 70mm bolts. To add the extra 1" for 2.5" total I used 4 trailer drop down door bump stops(2 front & 2 rear). Pictured.

    The front bumpers are on top of the where the OEM tie downs were originally attached. The pieces of plastic that the hold back was for, are pictured top of this pic just left of center.
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    Hold back.
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    Held the back bumpers in 2.5 inches from each side to clear all the plastic on the outer side of them.
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    Last minute design change. Instead of placing the bumpers deeper in(towards the front) where they would land on the carpet. I decided this would be better.
    The closed cell foam they are setting on will collapse in time but add protection between the bumper and the back gate sill(no need to mar it up). Will be adding a tie down strap across the top of the plate, using the rear tie down points. That strap and the additional hardware it will run through, would hopefully, slow the platform down were the unthinkable to happen.
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  9. Apr 14, 2021 at 4:19 PM
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    Moon Landing

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    The deck is anchored w/1.5" #14 wood screws.
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    Fit a section of 3/4" clear hose between the platform and each wheel well. Which added stability and the deck shouldn't mar the wheel well plastic.
    IMG_1265.jpg

    Added tie downs for the Frig and Jackery too. Ended up with 28" in width x 6' 4" in length for sleeping area, before leaning the drivers seat back forward - if need be.

    One day at a time:D
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2021 at 3:55 AM
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    Nice build!

    I worked with guy in Iraq who was in his early 70's. He had a young (20 something) Thai girlfriend.
    He frequently stated... "There is no luggage rack on a hearse."
     
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  11. Apr 15, 2021 at 7:34 AM
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    Moon Landing

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    Thanks!

    I've never seen a hearse tugging a trailer, either ;)
     
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  12. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:40 PM
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    RSG sliders, Yakima offgrid basket, Pro-Comp wheels, SOS Streamline bumper and skids, Warn VR EVO10S winch + Ultimate Sidewinder, Bilstein 6112 + 5100 + rear lift coils, Rigid Dually SS ditch lights w/Caliraised brackets and OEM style dash switch

    Good call tying everything down! I have had my whole platform seem to go airborne on whoops. I might steal your idea with the straps.
     
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  13. Apr 19, 2021 at 4:52 PM
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    :thumbsup: that ain't stealing :cheers:
     
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  14. Apr 19, 2021 at 9:03 PM
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    Moon Landing

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    Well it took seemingly forever to find someone to tint the truck. Because tinting is so common place here in 'The Skillet' all the good ones are booked for weeks. Thanks to the guys who wrapped my truck we're doing it at their shop...in the morning. 75% for the windshield and both front windows, 40% for the entire back half. None too soon either. We're already breaking the 100 degree mark and as anyone in the desert will tell ya....that's a cool day!
     
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