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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #63 on: October 27, 2017, 09:16:16 PM »
i use linseed oil and turpentine 2 to 1, the turpentine draws the oil into the wood. use a 1 gal pressurized bottle. get the bottle at home depot
twice a year or so
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2017, 08:59:09 PM »
Well, that was a royal frickin' waste of money!

The Thompsons went on and 24 hours later the wood is turning gray at an exponential rate! Water doesn't bead except a few areas, others it just turns white when it rains.

What a crap product! Doesn't protect worth a shite! First time I've ever used it. Last time too!

Read the side of the bottle again and it appears to be mostly just solvent and paraffin. So ti is going to be a major biotch to get it off. Wax sunk into the wood doesn't exactly just melt off.

So, rathetr than strip or sand I think I'm just going to run all the boards through the planer and take a 32nd or 16th off the face.

Then I'm just going to use a good deck stain on it. Maybe a solid instead of a semi.....
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2017, 05:00:47 PM »
That looks nice.  A lot better than when you got it.  Don't make it too nice or you won't want to use it.    ;D

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2017, 03:49:27 PM »
Thompsons water seal with semi clear cedar tint:



Picked up the steel yesterday to finish it all, including a bi-fold loading gate.  That was another 280 bucks.

So, if I've got it all tallied right in my head, I'm around 680-700 bucks in to it all told.

Now i just need to find time to get to it to finish it....
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #59 on: October 22, 2017, 06:29:04 PM »
. Keep up the Good work !  ;)

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #58 on: October 22, 2017, 04:56:35 PM »
It all takes time my friend. Keep up the Good work !  ;)
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #57 on: October 22, 2017, 04:48:31 PM »
Still coming along. More welding in progress.

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #56 on: October 22, 2017, 04:44:40 PM »
How is the trailer coming along ?
Last time I looked you was on a roll !
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #55 on: October 22, 2017, 04:41:47 PM »
Little bit of work done today on the dash layout:



One the left side is a 12v port, a double usb port, and a voltmeter. Next to that is the hour meter/rpm/maintenance minder. Finishing off the left is the bildge pump panel that was already in the argo when i bought it:



On the right is a brace of switches and the ignition key cylinder:



Well, at least its all in and mounted. Now is just to wire it all. Easy peasy, right?

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2017, 07:31:00 PM »
You're doing a very nice job. :)

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2017, 07:09:12 PM »
Looking good.  6" gives you 3" per side, that's plenty of room for a tight squeeze.    :o

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2017, 06:43:23 PM »
I didn't realize just how big it was going to be until i got a deck on there.  I knew the measurements were 6 1/2 feet by nearly 11 feet, but the deck really made it fill out.

Its just right for my argo though, as its 72" wide with the supertracks. That gives me 6" of play for when I'm driving the argo up on to the trailer.

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2017, 06:13:15 PM »
Looks like it should turn out to e a good trailer .
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2017, 05:28:15 PM »
Started decking the trailer out:





That's just cut and fit. Not bolted down yet. I have to clean and paint the frame before I bolt the deck down and I still have some welding to do before paint as well.

Probably going to stain it walnut or something like that.

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2017, 10:15:53 PM »
More welding today. Put in a few more cross braces and added a 16" beavertail. It's not overly long, but it makes for a nice reduced breakover when used with my 6 foot ramps.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2017, 10:18:38 PM by SARgo1 »