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2014/06/18 01:19:19 (permalink)

New Build - 1981 Grumman.

Hi Guys,
 
This forum is a great one.. Found it thru google.
 
I just purchased a truck a few weeks ago. And going to start working on it this weekend.
 
Going to frame the walls, So then we can install electrical also going to work on the generator.
 
I want my generator on the side of the truck a slide out. Is there any post that show how to do so? I saw BelCibo's thats exactly what i want but havent seen picture of the process or finished product. Any info would be very helpful.
 
Here are some pictures of what it looks like now.
www . flickr . com/ photos/ 125595012@N04/
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/06/18 15:25:09 (permalink)
Hello j.lamboy,
 
I am just starting my build on an '87 grumman and was thinking of doing something similar, but probably will do an enclosed cabinent.
 
When I looked around online I found some at MOR/Ryde Products which has a gen tray, you can also find them at most RV salvage yards.  Just cut a whole in the side of the truck for the height, use corkboard/playboard and sand dampening foam to seam it up and do a slide tray.  For the external side do a lift door with vents just like on an RV, I got a used one from an RV junkyard for $25 bucks. 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/06/18 21:05:34 (permalink)
For a look at how it's done, do a search of this forum, and check out the El Jarocho build from PacMob.
https://www.facebook.com/...posts/1496349537249779
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/06/19 01:29:50 (permalink)
Exactly what i needed. I actually have that same generator.
 
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For a look at how it's done, do a search of this forum, and check out the El Jarocho build from PacMob.



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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/06/21 01:24:37 (permalink)
I have that same truck. For work on the engine, I suggest picking up the manuals for the Ford E350.
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/06/21 16:34:26 (permalink)
Tomm im going to frame the walls on it.. What material have you guys used on yours? Would like to see the different options.. I see alot with Aluminum studs.
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/06/21 16:35:06 (permalink)
Thank you for that..
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/06/21 18:44:02 (permalink)
I think most people use 2" aluminum square or C channel, either welded or riveted to the sidewall. I used regular, wood 2x4's, partly because I'm allowed to run the electrical lines in my walls.
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/06/21 22:35:26 (permalink)
How did you hold the 2x4's?? Screws from the outside? That is diff less expensive than aluminum!
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/06/22 17:08:11 (permalink)
I predrilled holes in the aluminum sides and then screwed into the 2x4's from the outside with lathe screws.
http://www.homedepot.com/...36421?N=5yc1vZc2b0Z4qi
post edited by Midnights - 2014/06/22 17:11:10
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/07 23:06:09 (permalink)
Finally Installed my a/c unit. Took about 2.5 hours. I bought a 13,500 BTU Dometic. Hopefully it would be enough. If not i would install a 2nd unit.This week i get my window in. Ordered a 3x7 (1/4 - 1/2 - 1/4)  like Bei Cibo's window. So this coming weekend im going to frame out the service wall and install window. Next week im having my fab guy do the Generator install. Had to return my 7500 Champion and bought a Duro Star 10000. 
 
www. flickr. com/ photos/ 125595012@N04 / 14600899982/
post edited by j.lamboy - 2014/07/07 23:20:01
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/07 23:11:30 (permalink)
Had my designer create a logo for me.. Gotta take good pictures of the truck so he can create the design for the wrap. 
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/07 23:18:54 (permalink)
This is what he came up with for my logo. My truck is going to be a Frappe Truck.. We are also going to sell other things but our main focus is going to be Frappe.
 
www. flickr. com/ photos/ 125595012@N04/ 14415195627/
 
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/08 20:27:13 (permalink)
I couldn't get either link to work i.lamboy
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/09 00:23:55 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby BelCibo 2014/07/13 09:46:53
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/13 17:45:13 (permalink)
This is day 1 of the generator framing/install.
It took us 5 hours to measure, cut and put everything that we did today together. Tomm my new generator comes in. Its a Duro Star 10k watts.. Also going to install the sliders so we can pull out the generator when we get to our location.
 
www. flickr. com /photos /125595012@N04 /sets /72157645663190382/
post edited by j.lamboy - 2014/07/13 17:48:38
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/16 09:24:01 (permalink)
Nicely done, looks familiar.  Don't forget to add a mechanical lock on the slides so the genny does not press against your door when you turn right.  I just drilled straight down through and installed a pin.
 
Aluminum Hinge:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005J0WVAI/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/16 20:04:04 (permalink)
Its probably a little late to recommend this as you've already cut, but I always test for noise first, and then build a double walled box around the unit, this requires extra ventilation, usually an automotive radiator fan running off the 12V output from the gen.  The double wall design works wonders for noise.  As an example I found this example vid, its not a size optimized enclosure, but shows the drastic difference a double wall design has on noise.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEz2M5egxvw
 
Anyways, using a porous material on the inner walls will help also, no need to go for the very expensive sound deading stuff, just something that is soft and has some porosity to it and will stand the temps.
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/18 01:55:26 (permalink)
Here is my Generator Framing/Install process. 
 
First i went to my local metal shop and bought 12 steel angle & one piece of aluminum for the door 24"x48". Spent $130
I bought the 22" drawer sliders from homewarehq dot com they were about $82 & the  22" platform bracket were about $28
 
Day 1: We measured the inside of the truck and the outside of the truck to make sure everything was measured properly. The generator size is 23"H x 27"W x 21"D. We cut the hole  24"H x 36"W x 22"D & the space from the wall of the truck to the stud supporting the floor is 22"D. We framed the base out and started to weld everything together one piece at the time. This process took us a total of 5 hours.
 
Day 2: Installed the drawer sliders and platform brackets and welded steel angle in the front and the rear of the platform. This is were the genny would be bolted to. Test fitted the genny and it was freaking perfect. No space for error. This took us 2 hours
 
Went to home depot and bought hinge, bolts 2" screws with locking bolts for the genny, lock assembly & rubber seal.
 
Day 3: Cut the door to size had to put a frame around the door to give it an extra inch of space because the genny has a switch on the front and it stick out about half inch. Did complete install of the door with hinges and everything. Completed the Generator project.
 
The total process took us about 10 hours total. We used stainless steel rivets on the inside of the truck from the floor down holding the frame underneath  and on the outside holding the bottom section of the frame. Take a look at the link below..
 
https : // www .flickr .com /photos /125595012@N04 /sets /72157645663190382/
post edited by j.lamboy - 2014/07/18 01:58:51
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/18 02:00:15 (permalink)
Sucks that i still cant attach image or links to this post.. Had everything nice and neat but when  submitted the post half of it got erased!!
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/18 10:31:06 (permalink)
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/18 10:35:11 (permalink)
You need to bump up your post count with some blah blah blah posts.....like you could have posted each paragraph in a separate post.
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/18 16:52:34 (permalink)
Thank you!
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/20 21:09:11 (permalink)
Just bought my 2x4 and screws a stuff needed. Going to frame my walls..
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/20 21:09:11 (permalink)
Just bought my 2x4 and screws a stuff needed. Going to frame my walls..
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/20 21:10:41 (permalink)
Have a question for you guys. Should laydown my Diamond Plate before i do the walls or after??
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/20 21:14:10 (permalink)
Im talking about the diamond plate for my floors...
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/20 21:16:24 (permalink)
Hopefully i get to cut and install my window this week..
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/20 21:16:24 (permalink)
Hopefully i get to cut and install my window this week..
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/20 21:17:51 (permalink)
It kills me that i only could work on my truck 1 day a week. Have a newborn at home and i work a full time job doing window tinting.
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