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16 Ram 1500 build

Discussion in 'Member Trucks' started by revitupmoto33, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. crazykid1994

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    Did you do anything to protect your fuel tank?
     
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    I have not.
     
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    I’m looking at building something to at least prevent punctures. I’ve got a couple scrapes on the bottom already and don’t need to buy a new tank. Would give me a reason to buy the 32 gallon but... looks like I can go to the mounting strap holes with some angle iron and then put a couple of rivnuts in existing frame holes and should be good with some 3/16” plating underneath
     
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    Sounds like a viable option. I think 3/16 Alum would be more than adequate.
     
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    Had quite a bit of scrap metal piled up so decided to build a hitch mounted swing out tire rack instead of my normal style ones. Figured it would be less welding a cutting.
    Still need to add the toggle clamp to keep it snug when closed and maybe one of those spring loaded T pins to help keep it open. May need to throw those 1” spacers back on in the rear depending how much it sags.

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    Toggle clamp and poly liner

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    Replying here instead of the everyday thread. I like your design. Mine on the jeep uses the exact same latch, yes it's a bit cheesy feeling but at 10 years old it holds fine still. I did weld it into place, backed into a tree and broke the bolts, but what can you expect. Where did you source that HDPE? I need that!

    All the designs I've seen are alright, but especially for you and your high clearance setup, are way too low. How tight is the fit into your receiver? I do know that's a big issue with most designs, they get some slop, add the leverage of a 35 and you're looking at a headache in short order.

    Me likey. Need to get back to just 1 vehicle, the ram is being neglected

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    I debated whether or not to weld it in place like the first swing out but did the extra effort drilled/tapped for the clamp. I got the uhmw off amazon, came in 12x12”, using the rest as a camping cutting board.

    So I actually did a receiver mod a few years back when I had my linear actuated lifting dirt bike hitch hauler setup (I got all sorts of fancy with that one). I’ll take a picture a little later of what I did. It takes every bit of slop out of it. Just drill a hole through one side of the receiver and weld a 1/2” grade 8 nut to the outside and use a bolt to put tension on it, same concept as a jacking bolt.

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