‘72 1310 +’85 Alaskan

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  1. Chris Cooper

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    Been in Wyoming for the past week working on the truck. I haven’t documented much, though, because after five months of waiting for this I’ve become pretty much obsessed with making progress.

    Got the PS fuel tank in:

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    Built a spare carrier:

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    A buddy in Glenrock freshened up my wheels in a rotoblaster:

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    Cleaned & primed:

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    More later, gotta get moving.


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  2. Chris Cooper

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    Got some painting done:

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    Got it started too, but I apparently can’t post the vid I took. Tested the clutch— it appears to work fine.
     
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    Here it is as I left it today:

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    A few more body parts to mount ( gotta sort out how that grille attaches— been a while), some tail lights, and it’s drivable.

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    Fuel system is done (stock one is, anyway— we’re installing a third tank in the back)

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    The spare carrier just needs paint, but I was worn out and decided to leave it for next time.

    Next step is driving this:

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    to Wheatland, probably this coming weekend.

    I want to install the cabover braces I made before that, though. It flexes a lot, and they’re supposed to remedy that.
     
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    Every time I see your M715 with that Alaskan on it I get weak in the knees. I went through Greeley CO a month ago and laid eyes on that City of Reading fire truck. Got it delivered last Tuesday. Thanks again.
     
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  5. Chris Cooper

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    Thank you! If it had more power (requiring a whole new drivetrain) it would be a good alternative to the 1310.

    Please post up pix as you work on that fire truck-- I really wanted it, but couldn't make it fit (literally and figuratively) into my current situation.
     
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    looking good Chris....!!!
     
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    Thanks Greg! I really cannot wait until I can take it for a drive.
     
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    thats awesome! thanks for texting me that video too, glad it all worked out!! So much closer.

    I noticed you are using a Jeep boot on the e-brake cable, and the plumbing on the fuel tank sure looks nice. I like the idea of the steel going thru the body mount too.

    JJ in TN
     
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    Thanks JJ!

    I think that's the same boot that goes on the clutch linkage, bought it at IHPA.

    That elbow was one I bought at fillernecksupply.com, and its placement was nothing but dumb luck. No actual thought in it, other than finishing. I did have to cut about an inch off the uphill end to accommodate the filler fitting, though.
     
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    its good, I might have to do that myself.

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  11. Chris Cooper

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    Actually, on further examination of the pic & recollection of installation, the hose does indeed pass through the cab mount with just enough extra length to properly locate the required hose clamp (you can just make out part of it in the pic) for the 90º fitting. I'm not sure how it could be done any other way because there is no access to place a clamp on the hose on the back side of the cab mount.

    Have you found that hose wears because of its placement through that cab mount?
     
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    Installed the cabover braces this weekend. Not really IH-related, I know, but it soon will be.

    Brian Wheat at Alaskan advised the installation of 4x4 angle channel to correct cabover sag/flex, so I bought these:

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    Bigger’s better, right?

    Some marking:

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    Cutting:

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    Removal of the piping in the corner:

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    And drilling...lots of drilling:

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    And they were ready, or so I hoped. It turned out I needed to weld a tab on the inside top corner to accommodate the bolt in the second picture. I took both brackets and their offcuts to Wheatland for a cut & weld job. My welds turned out like garbage because my auto-darkening hood didn’t. Good fun.

    Yesterday, I got started on drilling & bolting, something I was kind of dreading because I had 20 holes to drill and was playing for keeps, hoping I got my layout right.

    Hold the bracket tight in the corner up where it needs to be, drill one hole, go outside & push a carriage bolt through:

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    Hang the bracket, square everything up again, drill two more, set two more bolts using a small center punch as a spud bar, eventually end up with all side bolts set & tightened, allowing the drilling of the front holes:

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    I was also able to mark the cabover bracket bolt at this point:

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    I then drilled the two holes with some thread-cutting oil Harry sent me home with, having seen what it could do last week. What a revelation. I’d always just used motor oil— oil’s oil, right? I’ll never drill steel without cutting oil again: it made it almost enjoyable.

    Anyway, prime & paint after a good washing with brake cleaner:

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    And finish cooking this:

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    Today, after that paint cured enough to work with, I sealed & tightened all the carriage bolts:

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    And tightened the cabover bracket through bolts on a wing & a prayer:

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    I really got lucky here, because they both tightened without a hitch and I had no one to help me out if this method didn’t work.

    Final result after trim cut & reinstall:

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    The difference is night-&-day: almost no deflection at the front of the CO, and I’m no longer scared to climb up in there. Well worth the time, effort, and money ($60+-) expended.


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    to heck with the bracket...its LUNCHTIME...!!!!!!!
    looks good though
     
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    Right!

    Thank you Greg!
     
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    Your brisket game looks first rate, sir.
     
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    Thank you! I love BBQ, and cooked that just to keep my skills working while there aren't any gatherings going on.

    It may be the reason I needed to install that CO brace.
     
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    YES!!!!

    JJ in TN
     
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    Mmmmmmmmm.........brisket looks delicious!
     
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    Warning: next post PNSFIHF-

    Made it to Wheatland after 5 trouble-free, noisy, drafty hours:

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    We just have to air the tires down enough to get in the shop door, and then it’ll be time to set the camper on the 1310.

    Boy, that does sound easy if you say it fast enough.
     
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