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Brad NSW

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    San Diego
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    Hiking, hunting, fishing, wooden model shipbuilding

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  1. Phil, Sent you a message describing my build. Will send pics tomorrow when it's light out so you can see what I was describing. Don't know how much help it will be because I wouldn't be comfortable putting more than 200lbs in it (box weighs just under 100). I did find out things didn't bounce around in there as much as I thought. I'm dual in the rear and have lowered my tire pressure to 80psi per the tire manufacturers load vs pressure chart. Might be helping smooth the ride out. Brad
  2. They are usually secured into pop rivets and it's probably come loose and is just spinning. Same thing happened to me a few weeks ago with the overhead marker lights. I ended up pulling out the pop rivet, then got some steel expanding Tbolts. Put one through the hole and screwed the screw into it, to secure the new light. Other option is to get a pop rivet tool and try to install a new pop rivet (or go to a dealer and they could probably replace it). Good luck!
  3. Brad NSW

    First Build

    Looking good. Nice to see another Freightliner in the making!
  4. BIg5er - That will be great use of that space! Look fwd to seeing pictures when you get it done. There is a whole lot of room there, depending on how far back your hitch is. That box doesn't even come close to the 5th wheel...and it's a big box!
  5. Had a decent day between rain, so finally finished the stinger box I made to take advantage of that space between the 5th wheel and the hitch. We've been using it to store light things like our canopy, firepit, empty 5 gallon water containers, and the cover for our truck.
  6. Brad NSW

    Pets & Trucks

    We use one of these. Light and easy to store. Anything is going to be a little pain to get out/set up, but this works for our 70lb Rottweiler. 13lb 72" ramp Fits nicely widthwise on the bed behind the closet.
  7. Pat, I'll be out most of Feb. Will give you a call. Taking the truck/trailer up to Thousand Oaks this weekend and then back to work! We're at the Silver Strand in Coronado CA right now. An HDT (Thor) pulled in yesterday, pulling an Elite Suites. Nice couple who are going to be camp hosts here for awhile.
  8. Look what Santa brought! Cheap way to add a custom touch to your truck. New mudflaps and license plate holder. Merry Xmas to all!
  9. Vegas Teacher, those look really sharp!! For $70 on Amazon, I got a replacement headlight housing for my Freightliner. They are definitely "Plane Jane" compared to the ones you got. Amazon has Volvo assembly's from $250 to over $1,000 and most have pretty thorough reviews so you can judge the quality...gotta love Amazon! Mine replaced the old foggy housing on the driver side. Fits great and the old bulbs clipped right in. Huge increase in brightness with the clear (vice cloudy lens)! Could have focused on halogen bulbs, ballast, ignitors etc and obviously got more brightness/lumens. However, the way I drive this big truck, never felt the need for more light. Totally different story when I was young, dumb and had a 300ZX. Drove it a lot at night, up mountain roads, FASTER than my headlights could reach!!!
  10. DL sent wrong cable with mine. Called and the overnighted the correct cable with a return label/postage for the one they sent. Seemed like great customer support to me too!
  11. Like the Chandler box I got. Great finish, can stand on the door when it's dropped down. They ship pretty reasonably.
  12. Enjoy. I started converting a year ago and it's almost complete...wife says the last 10% will NEVER be done🤔
  13. Interior is lined with liquid rubber. We'll see how that holds up. Attached is a copy of the plans. It's 20" deep on the floor and shelves are 17" deep. Attached is a plan.
  14. Gonna start by coating the interior walls with black liquid rubber and laying black vinyl tile on all shelves to keep that grey "aluminum dust" from covering everything, plus keep things from sliding around. Called the fabricator and they did indeed forget to put the keys inside, so shipping tomorrow. Next comes the fun part of figuring out what to fill it up with...been closely watching all your posts on spare parts, tools, filters, etc. They are piling up in the garage and will soon have a place in the drom.
  15. Fabricator said they shipped if from Oregon Friday. They delivered to the curb today at 11AM! Wife was a little worried we'd have trouble getting it on the bed of the truck. A little finessing with the smart car winch, some careful unpacking after we got it on the deck and presto - a new Drom Box. Ramps fit perfectly on the sides and are fairly easy to place. Only thing missing was the keys??? Will have to call tomorrow. Maybe they ship them separately. 😁Nice when a project is finally complete☺️
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