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Old 03-06-2017, 03:14 PM   #151
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Re: 1978 Russet Metallic 4x4

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Old Yesterday, 12:45 PM   #152
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OK Folks: Working on some new additions. I currently have the rims in for powdercoat. The painted silver was already showing some rust. No bueno.

I just ordered some Sunflower Yellow Pinstriping Vinyl in 1/4" and 3/8" sizes to change the trim from black to sunflower yellow. By the way Phillip, I "am" using some of the factory pins on my trim. Brain fart there. I'm still using all the hex nut attachments.

I also ordered some 1/4" Orange HDPE to fabricate a tailgate guard to end the inevitable scratches when it's down.

I went ahead and ordered a B&M 12-Bolt Cover to increase the volume of fluid for the gears. My pinion angle is sitting at 14.5 degrees, so it was making me a hair nervous. Probably overkill.

Ordered a ARB Power Port for the back to run my ARB Cooler. Also purchased the Dorman Parts to run it as a standard Cigarette Lighter Power Port.

Finally, I'm upgrading the factory AC with a kit from Original Air.

I'll add pictures as things are installed.

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Old Yesterday, 01:39 PM   #153
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OK Folks: Working on some new additions. I currently have the rims in for powdercoat. The painted silver was already showing some rust. No bueno.

I just ordered some Sunflower Yellow Pinstriping Vinyl in 1/4" and 3/8" sizes to change the trim from black to sunflower yellow. By the way Philip, I "am" using some of the factory pins on my trim. Brain fart there. I'm still using all the hex nut attachments.

I also ordered some 1/4" Orange HDPE to fabricate a tailgate guard to end the inevitable scratches when it's down.

I went ahead and ordered a B&M 12-Bolt Cover to increase the volume of fluid for the gears. My pinion angle is sitting at 14.5 degrees, so it was making me a hair nervous. Probably overkill.

Ordered a ARB Power Port for the back to run my ARB Cooler. Also purchased the Dorman Parts to run it as a standard Cigarette Lighter Power Port.

Finally, I'm upgrading the factory AC with a kit from Original Air.

I'll add pictures as things are installed.
Are you replacing the entire HVAC system with a new evaporator and everything? I've never used anything from Original Air and I wasn't really able to see what they have to offer other than a compressor kit.
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Are you replacing the entire HVAC system with a new evaporator and everything? I've never used anything from Original Air and I wasn't really able to see what they have to offer other than a compressor kit.
Not a bunch to it. The big weak point is the factory fin and tube condenser. This kit will come with a parallel flow condensor, a Sanden compressor + hoses and brackets. I currently have a pancake compressor, and it sucks. I'm having my AC guy pull the evaporator apart to clean that up. Might check the fan too. Seems pretty weak.
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Not a bunch to it. The big weak point is the factory fin and tube condenser. This kit will come with a parallel flow condensor, a Sanden compressor + hoses and brackets. I currently have a pancake compressor, and it sucks. I'm having my AC guy pull the evaporator apart to clean that up. Might check the fan too. Seems pretty weak.
Gotcha. Those are all of the same things I had going on. Barely any air flow and it was cool but not cold. Even with a parallel condenser. New Vintage Air Magnum kit blows 2x the air! It's crazy how much more it can move. Really interested to hear the outcome!
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Gotcha. Those are all of the same things I had going on. Barely any air flow and it was cool but not cold. Even with a parallel condenser. New Vintage Air Magnum kit blows 2x the air! It's crazy how much more it can move. Really interested to hear the outcome!
I think the mixing baffles may be jacked. We'll see.
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