photos below are what we saw.
action was completion of the intercooler mount modifications to
a degree that we could judge the clearance with Lance. The
partially completed mount was inserted into the frame sockets
and Thor was backed underneath the lift.
partially completed intercooler frame (harvested from the old
headboard) was inserted in the sockets on the upper frame rails.
retaining bolts were removed in preparation for insertion of
bushing was put in the lathe and material was removed until it
fit within the designated pipe.
is a fickle material and can only be removed in small cuts or
the material will gouge so patience, and multiple cutting passes
bushing was small enough to fit in the pipe.
semicircular hole was cut in the 3x3 tube and the pipe was to be
welded in the pocket.
finished part ready for a test fit.
bushing was a snug fit in the pipe and the mounting pivot.
tube was cut short to allow direct connection to the old hitch
yoke. Caps will be welded on both ends of the tube and
they will have angle attached to support the outside frame
is the rear sub-frame member. We chose 2x4 rectangular
tube since the rear mounts will be on spring bolts.
was placed between the axle mounts to assist in spreading the
load of the mount on the frame rails. The spring bolt
mounts were moved aft and we co-opted one of the bolts from the
frame cross member. Tomorrow, the other part of the spring
bolt mount will be fabricated and attached.
to place our propane bottle on a chair as a temporary measure
until our final propane tank arrives (hopefully tomorrow) and
plumbing is addressed. The new tank will mount between the
frame rails and will have a remote full/bleed connection.
weight of Lance is sitting on Thor's frame, albeit not yet
welded. But, the arrangement was sufficiently stable to
allow us to sleep in Lance overnight. Note the step ladder
which was required because our folding stair bracket was not yet
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