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Old 05-28-2015, 04:45 AM   #971
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real men dont need the duct tape.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:00 PM   #972
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real men dont need the duct tape.
Real men DEPEND on duct tape.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:24 PM   #973
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Hey Tango. More later but being older than you (no duct tape) I, when confronted with a broken generator bracket on a NEW truck deep in the bowels of Baja, wrapped a hack saw blade in a rag, cut off the busted piece and rigged a new bracket. The Chevy dealer wasn't pleased with my patch but did make good on the warranty. Jack
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:37 AM   #974
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Hey Tango. More later but being older than you (no duct tape) I, when confronted with a broken generator bracket on a NEW truck deep in the bowels of Baja, wrapped a hack saw blade in a rag, cut off the busted piece and rigged a new bracket. The Chevy dealer wasn't pleased with my patch but did make good on the warranty. Jack
man, you are old!!!!!
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:17 AM   #975
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Hey Tango,claydbal is callin us old! I got me some rel'tives in Lowsyana whool gladly fix him right up. Just say the word! Jack
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:42 AM   #976
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We're not "old"... just highly experienced!
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:35 PM   #977
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and a wise a$$. Myself I'm just a couple years shy of being as old as Tango's
bus so I hope that qualifies me as sort of wise and definitely experienced.
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Old 05-30-2015, 10:17 PM   #978
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Hey Tango. As you build your floor and dog house consider placing a layer of "horse stall mat" or similar hard rubber under the cover. Next to lead it is best for dampening the low frequency noise produced by our little diesels. If there is room below the floor, add a layer of the stuff GM and others use on the floor board over the cats. The combination is very effective against noise and heat. I secured that combination to my removable cowl floor with a layer of expanded metal mesh held in place with large washers and 1/4" all thread (welded to floor). It has proved to be very satisfactory. Jack

Edit: I forgot to say----to be a successful wise a$$ you first need to be wise. We qualify-----
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Hey Jack --- I'll have to check out the horse mat. Been looking at several different sound & thermal insulating products...the good stuff ain't cheap. My primary concern is the heat. My turbo downpipe will be routed pretty close to one edge of the doghouse. Close enough that I am concerned about whatever sealing material I use around the edges melting or worse...catching fire. I will be using a combination of ceramic coating, insulating tape wrapping and a small stainless shield on that section of pipe to try and minimize the transfer of heat from the pipe, but as you know...those suckers get seriously HOT.

Back to work now, should have a few new pix this evening/tonight.

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Hey Tango. I stayed up way past my bed time (it's 6:15 PM here) and still no pics. Now I probably won't be able to sleep trying to imagine the progress you made on the front floor/dog house. Just kidding. Hope the work day went well for you. Jack
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