Basically what it boils down to is, the quality of metal we get from China. After these Chinese Jack's get "seasoned" the slightest ammout of clearance between the bolt and nut reduces the ability to hold the position of the jack. At this point it may be best to replace or rebuild with grade 8...
Dedicated my life to building hotrods and working in the Collision Repair Industry, I have possibly used every jack invented. I think Air Bags would be awesome on my Pup but the wife said "Enough of all of the gadgets"
WrkrBee that's what I was going to say!
I hope you guys get some warm weather soon so you can get the pup on the road. We have a Cabela's close to our house, will get the poles. Thanks for the detailed parts list. Looks like a cool base camp no doubt.
I would use a scotchbrite scuff pad to sand the rough panel . It will be able to somewhat sand in the recessed areas, then bare metal etch primer for all of the bare spots. This will allow your new finish to adhere well and not peel/delaminate. Good luck!
I'm in Tampa, heading south to Bahia Honda in early September. I don't know about Kings Kamp, sounds awesome. Let me know about it when you get there, we may check it out on our trip. Have a fun and be safe.
Notice the 1/4 bar stock welded to keep the 5 1/4 boards in place. Small channel is welded to the frame rails that the bumper is connected to. These pieces run all the way back to the rear piece. Outside angle is bolted.
I welded small channel to the main frame rails, angle bolted to the outside rails, with welded fishplate, the piece across the back rests on top of the pieces welded to the frame rails. The 5/4 boards lay free with 1/4 inch square stock welded to the outside angle. Will send more pics...
On my Flagstaff 208, the floor/short wall, had separated from the frame. Mainly because of the step, coming out of the pup a lot of force is placed on the step which is attached to the small frame outer perimeter. There is no support and the tiny self tapping screws cannot withstand the...