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Old 11-10-2013, 08:34 AM   #51
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i got my angled neck chrome water filler cap from another marine supply.
Could you post where you got the correct one, I plan to use the same water filler cap.
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Old 11-10-2013, 09:49 AM   #52
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I'd try these guys

http://www.cgedwards.com/Perko/pko305-17.html
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Old 11-11-2013, 06:38 AM   #53
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:44 PM   #54
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the bed got reassembled this week..... hoping to make some progress. and a pic from the front showing what the interior is now.
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Old 12-03-2013, 05:48 PM   #55
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and i am planning on re-purposing the spare tire carrier for a big battery tray. here is that storage compartment and then the mock up of my battery tray.
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Old 12-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #56
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Might I suggest several coats of epoxy to protect that steel? Battery gas eats iron at an amazing rate.
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thanks Tango! i sure will! i appreciate all suggestions. (I'm in a bit over my head)

well its not painted yet but the battery tray is assembled and working. the spare tire carrier works perferct, the rack that the spare rolled in and out on was easy to adapt to batterys. now, all i need is some nice expoxy and another battery!

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Old 01-04-2014, 04:45 PM   #58
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heater installation

brrrrrr, its getting cold outside. i've needed a heater but.... nothing like some real cold weather to get you motivated.

well, i wanted a diesel powered heater so to avoid adding another fuel to the bus. my cooking will be with electric, so heat needed to come from an on board source. i started pricing them out and found one to suit my needs. i also saw that Crazy Cal is selling a very similar heater in the classified section here, however i opted for a bigger unit.

the heater i got is a Planar 8D heater.... about 21000btu. it is the Russian version of a webasto or esparcher air heater. the price is very competitive and so far the unit works great.

the heater pumps diesel and outside air into a burn chamber, and exhausts the combustion products back outside. inside air is recirculated over the burn chamber and the vehicle heats up. pretty straight forward heater. here are some pics of the install.

the first picture is the heater view from the top.
the second is the the heater from under the vehicle, the hole is the air intake, and the metal tube is the exhaust gases.
the third picture is the exhaust hose behind the mudflap.
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Old 01-04-2014, 04:50 PM   #59
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heater continued.....

the fuel comes from inside the vehicle tank. the heater came with a diptube for the tank.... i get to drill the hole and connect it up.

my access for drilling that hole in the top of the diesel tank was through my shower drain.

and then got the fuel pump mounted near the tank.

and the controller (in Celsius)
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and finally the duct work......

balancing heat, airflow turbulence, and gettting heat where you want it takes a bit more than just luck. there are lots of online calculators to help make the heat distribution work.... much more complex than i had imagined before undertaking it. but now, i got heat up front, heat in the bathroom, and heat in the bedroom.

im going to cover up the heater and ducting with a step into the bed.

i like the heater very much, it works well. tomorrow the temps will go sub zero so i'll get to test it effectiveness in the coldest temps its likely to see. the heater does not consume much battery power, but it does drink diesel out of the tank, about 1/2 liter per hr or a gallon for 8 hrs. the documentation for the heater is my biggest complaint... it was not translated from russian well. many sentences were just gibberish. good thing it was fairly simple and straight forward. the heater did come with a 2 year guarantee from the importers.

excerpt from the manual...
For the purpose of an exception of leak of fuel from a fuel tank by gravity at infringement of tightness of the fuel pump, a fuel tank it is preferable to have so that the fuel maximum level was below a cut of a fuel tube of a heater.
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