moving quickly toward completion of the mounting of the Lance
1685 on Thor.
The photos below are what we saw.
final welds were performed to make the attachment of the Lance
to the sub-frame cross members permanent.
generator was mounted and a locking tab was welded on to deter
theft of the generator when parked.
tool box was re-attached. Once the rear tool boxes were
attached, we headed to fill the propane tank as we would
continue to live in Lance until the completion of the build-out.
preliminary test drive went well and we returned to the shop to
continue the build.
lower step on the Lance was removed and our stair mount was
added. The retracting stairs were deployed and the hand
rail added for security.
propane tank that we chose required the attachment of a remote
fill/vent device to allow filling the tank without getting
underneath the truck.
cast-off seats were inspected for possible replacement of our
30-year-old stock seats.
seats were removed in preparation for mounting.
new-to-me seats require both 24v power and an air supply to
inflate the rubber bolsters and lumbar support bladders.
Solidworks-designed parts arrived from the machine shop.
of the Solidworks design.
interesting aspect of this design is the locking pawls to
prevent the hydraulic system from being under load when the
truck hits a bump. The top bar will be manually rotated
counter-clockwise with a handle to unlock the mount. Once
the pawl is rotated clear, the hydraulic system can lower the
basket" was fabricated. The basket will allow storage of
dirty items on the frame of the truck behind the intercooler
the Solidworks drawings, the raw material for the tire handler
was cut to length.
test-assembly that shows how the components will mate.
frame approaches completion.
of the frame on an actual 395/85R20 tire.
to the details of the pawl/lock pivot interface.
mounting tabs were fabricated. These mounts were salvaged
from Thor's bash plate mount.
center portion of the front bumper was removed to reveal the
The tire mount was augmented with the locking pivot points.
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