October 2008


Now the bed is finally hinged!! Also found the last two bed bolts
holding the thing down. I’m slowly working the bed upwards so I can
get the gas struts installed. I’ve got it up about 12″ now. That
toolbox seems a bit heavy.

Here are the new hinges pics for the #2 truck.

This Heim joint system not only tilts the bed, it moves the bed rearward away from the cab to keep the bed from hitting the cab.

This Heim joint system not only tilts the bed, it moves the bed rearward away from the cab to keep the bed from hitting the cab.

Here is my #1 trucks hinge system.

Here is my #1 truck's hinge system.

It’s also important that the brown lead coming directly off of the
heater pump motor be the one that is grounded. This pump won’t work spinning
backwards. The wiring that goes to the pump are different colors.

Here are 3 full res pics of the converted heater box using the Kim
Hotstart heater. I’ve added Molex connectors to each item in the box
as it makes checking them vastly easier. The first pic is a bit
deceiving as the original red Rusco heater is quite a bit smaller in
diameter.

Don’t ever forget to verify that the pump is primed and actually
moving water!!!!

Red can is the original style Rusco heater.

Red can is the original style Rusco heater.

Pump and Hostart closeup. Note simple bracket to hold Hotstart in place.

Pump and Hostart closeup. Note simple bracket to hold Hotstart in place.

Complete view of heater box with Hotstart heater and pump.

Complete view of heater box with Hotstart heater and pump.

Hotstart label.

Hotstart label.

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