Thanks for the interest.
The LPG conversion was on the Idaho registered truck when i got it 10 years
I got it to pull a 9,000 lb boat, but I'm renovating the truck and selling the
boat. Anybody want a nice 30 foot Land and Sea boat and trailer? Fly bridge,
complete galley Volvo Duo Prop generator, blah blah blah.
I'm pulling the LPG tank (temporarily) to have a color- fast spray in light tan
or cream bed liner sprayed in. The 2 part epoxy based system will also run up
and over the cab roof in that color.
Because i trashed both chopped-fiberglass fenders in an incident trying to pull
a farm tractor out of a pond, (groan; don't ask.. ":<( ) I have acquired two
after market "laid up" fiberglass fenders, and they also are getting the same
"bed liner" treatment, as are the running boards.
Also, if I have to have the front fenderwells hogged out, I will install after
market fender "flares" that also will be so coated.
The metallic brown color of the lower color in the factory three-color sytem
will be maintained (although repainted), but the middle orange color will
thankfully be replaced with some integrating color between the brown and cream:
probably a bronze flavor of some sort.
Then, the interior will be renewed, with captains chairs and console. Because
I have two dogs, likely we won't do much with the back seat. however, i intend
to do as much soundproofing throughout as possible.
I'm keeping the manual windows, but installing an electric rear window slider
that i can operate from the driver's position. Ever since I had a Toyota
4Runner with an electric rear gate window, I've realized how great it is to be
able to "make a hole" into the vacuum (relatively speaking) that exis behind
the cab.. makes tuning the ventilation OH SO cool..
Hell, and my truck has windwings too! Best of both worlds. (Why TF did they
do away with windwings?? stoooopid..)
anyway, the wheels and tires and adapters will be the biggest single
expenditure, but I'm planning on between $12K and $15K by time it's done.
To think it all started with a water pump..
It was leaking, and I took it to a mechanic, being a lazy fxxxx, and it turned
into radiator and steering box replacement, front end work, tune up, and etc
adding up to near $3K.
so I figgerred WTF: it's been a real good truck: I've been thinking about
eventually getting a 5th wheel travel trailer: it has been fitted with 2 types
of 5th wheel attachment points, as well as a heavy duty bumper hitch type:
new ones ar WAY to expensive, and the rig has only 103,000 miles on it.
Only bad thing is that it likely will be to pretty for me to take through the
brush, trees, and other scratchy places it's taken me while hunting from time