What did you do to your deuce this week?

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I found a decent Jerry can with a 1951 date code. Cleaned it up and gave it a decent coat of Strata blue. Mounted the freshly painted can mount and the new strap and then finally put the can in place. One more piece to the puzzle! It really makes me want to paint the whole truck. I also got the door info stencils ordered.

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@DutchmanZ Sorry I'm 10 months late in seeing your post. Your truck looks great, and it is satisfying to get the the can mounted on there!

Please forgive me, as I certainly do not intend to step on any toes; I just want everyone to have the best experience, or most convenient use of their strap., but you have the strap on backwards. The way the strap you bought from me was intended to be put on the Jerry Can Mount is as follows:
  1. First you need to loosen the bolts on the mount.
  2. Insert the "tail" end of the strap (that is the end with the flat metal tip) through the slot of the FRONT of the mount, then route the strap UNDER the mount and back up through the rear slot. This will orient the buckle as depicted below.
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  3. Ensure the strap isn't twisted below the mount and tighten down the mount bolts when you are satisfied with the amount of strap you have for the buckle end (you will have a greater amount of loose 'tail' end of the strap than buckle end). I recommend about as pictured above or as seen below. When properly bolted, the strap shouldn't be able to move under the jerry can mount. If your mount or location for mounting allows the strap to move, it's not a big deal, it'll just require two hands to cinch the buckle tight vs just one hand.
  4. Place your jerry can in the mount and route the 'tail' up the back side of the can, and under the handles as so:
    proper_strap_routing_02.jpg
  5. Thread the 'tail' down through the 'jaws' of the buckle and simply pull upward on the tail to cinch the strap tight.
    proper_strap_routing_03.jpg
  6. Then thread the 'tail' through the bottom portion of the buckle to secure the left-over 'tail':
    proper_strap_routing_04.jpg
  7. If I provided an additional elastic (apologies, I have only been doing so somewhat recently), you can finally thread the excess of the 'tail' through the elastic for an extra secure tail.
    proper_strap_routing_05.jpg

This should make it easier/nicer for you to use and secure down that jerry can! [thumbzup]
 
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100_0128.JPG I finished reinstalling the fuel tank yesterday and all seems well. No leaks. The new fuel tank sending unit seems to work fine, and I added grade 8 hardware to the fuel tank hold down straps. We had a large wind storm come through early this week so today I'm going to wash the truck and vacuum the interior.
 
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Top photo: The day I went to the neighbors house to retrieve a derelict hunk of iron that had been "sitting" in the backyard for 9 years.

Bottom photo: Daisy participating in our engagement photos from last weekend, two years and one month after limping into our driveway.


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Top photo: The day I went to the neighbors house to retrieve a derelict hunk of iron that had been "sitting" in the backyard for 9 years.

Bottom photo: Daisy participating in our engagement photos from last weekend, two years and one month after limping into our driveway.


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Most people do not understand that these MVs become part of the family. Daisy's come a long way, looking good. [thumbzup]
 

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Most people do not understand that these MVs become part of the family.
You've nailed it on the head.

It's along the lines of raising a very good dog.
Or something.
I've yet to figure out a good metaphor that those on the outside will understand.


@92ramaro

On a serious, note…. You have done some outstanding work to that truck and congratulations on getting engaged!
Thanks!

For the first time since I got the truck, I quietly admitted that she might be due for a paint job once the pictures came out.
To the general public, It doesn't look like much work went into the truck between the two pictures otherwise.

I'm going to attempt to gather the posts I put into this forum and combine them into one "build thread" like I should've initially. Either on this site or on paper at least.
 
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davidb56 I hope you feel better soon. I also last January contacted the Fauci china virus swell, He should be held accountable for his actions. I fortunately didn't have it that bad lost smell and taste no fever slight shortness of breathe very bad headache and tired, Some thing I still can't smell I also did not get vaccinated again my choice but we can go on and on about this on another site. Most importantly is that you get better,
 

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Im going to relocate the heater to the inside of the cab in a few months. I just got out of the hospital with dozens of blood clots in my lungs, courtesy of Dr Fauci and the evil empire. Right now its a effort just to keep 95% of my piss in the toilet before running out of breath.
Glad to hear your out of the hospital. Now that your home you can start recovering. [thumbzup]
 

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Hey guys question I have to leave my A3
Sit outside during the winter. I treat the fuel etc I have a battery tender on the batteries I also plugged in the coolant heater tonight. So my question is does it hurt anything to leave the heater plugged in for long extended time to the truck. Not really concerned about using electricity. Or should just plug it in the night before I want to drive it for winter ride play in the snow. Just curious thanks guys
 

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Hey guys question I have to leave my A3
Sit outside during the winter. I treat the fuel etc I have a battery tender on the batteries I also plugged in the coolant heater tonight. So my question is does it hurt anything to leave the heater plugged in for long extended time to the truck. Not really concerned about using electricity. Or should just plug it in the night before I want to drive it for winter ride play in the snow. Just curious thanks guys
What's the wattage of the heater? How is it regulated?
 

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Hey guys question I have to leave my A3
Sit outside during the winter. I treat the fuel etc I have a battery tender on the batteries I also plugged in the coolant heater tonight. So my question is does it hurt anything to leave the heater plugged in for long extended time to the truck. Not really concerned about using electricity. Or should just plug it in the night before I want to drive it for winter ride play in the snow. Just curious thanks guys
We've always used block heaters as a winter start assist on the basis that warm engines start easier, and warm oil flows easier. Usually would just plug in whatever machine was needed the night before.

I personally don't see any advantage in keeping an engine warm just to sit for a long amount of time.
If anything, the critters might enjoy it more than usual though.
 

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Zerostat for the Cat 3116 it’s 1500 watts 120V
Put it on a timer, turn it on an hour or 2 before you plan on heading out.

It should be self-limited ~160*, so keeping it plugged in all night won't necessarily hurt anything, other than the additional wear.

It's basically a hot water heater element, designed to be in a truck.

You can also get oil pan heaters, if it gets that cold.
 
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