VINTAGE EX-ARMY TRUCK DIESEL TANK GETS A CLEAN! Wiring Runva Winch -DIY Expedition Vehicle Build #16

VINTAGE EX-ARMY TRUCK DIESEL TANK GETS A CLEAN! Wiring Runva Winch -DIY Expedition Vehicle Build #16

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oh right okay so finally wired up the winch  and it was a much bigger project than i   thought it was going to be so you come in  here and this is where i have the controller   down here on a bracket and i have removed  the power cables so the the negative and the   positive and we're using the 70mm2 sheathed insulated welding cable so   we got 12 meters of that we probably used about  eight on this so i've removed the battery cable   that came with the winch i've run this into  the control box all the way back to the battery   so that goes all the way to here  the positive and that is a heavy duty   rated for 500 amps cut off switch so that's  it off then there's another shorter lead   same cable that runs from here to  positive terminal on the battery so that means when i get out of the truck and  i want the winch to be active all i've got to   do is reach under there turn it on and then  we've got power to the winch because there's no   actual switch on the winch and then the other big  orange cable ran all the way to my negative post   on the other battery today i actually use  blowtorch that comes out of the end of the   soldering iron so that's a really cool feature  for the heat shrink this is the heat shrink i've   been using the whole time so it's dual wall there's glue inside that's kind of like the best   one i can find so that's what i've used for this  whole winch setup so it's the good stuff there and   then the hydraulic crimper that i showed didn't  work well at all and that kind of broke me at   the end of the day yesterday because we had it  all set up and then just adjusted a few things   and the terminal pulled right out of the control  box which took so long to do in the first place so   this time i've used just good old-fashioned  vice grips and it's done a much better job   so that's not actually the cutoff switch that  came with the winch the one that came off the   winch i don't think is rated high enough  so we went for this one which is 500 amps   continuous and that was suggested by people  on youtube so thank you very much for that i'm   so good to know because i wouldn't have known  that and then the winch should have stopped   working i would have no idea why i wouldn't have  thought to look at the cut-off switch so thank   you very much for that i will probably rewire  the three control cables that go to the motor   i've only extended them a very short amount so  i don't think we're going to get much lost there   but as a lot of you said that copper even though  it's in that really high quality heat shrink   maybe it'll corrode so i'll probably yeah i'll  end up replacing them and that'll be a bit easier   because this really thick cable is actually  pretty hard to work with it just doesn't bend   whereas this smaller diameter cable is much  easier so i just need to get a few bits and   pieces for that and i'll rewire those but yeah  i'm really happy with that so now i've just got   to test the winch out maybe pull a tree down or i  don't know purposely get stuck yeah so we're gonna   bolt it all back together and  that's us done for our saturday you ready here we go i really got to go Ange, hold the bucket, I'm busting lid that's one bucket down - bucket number three so what are you doing right now? Putting  labels on the fuel lines so otherwise it's gonna   get confusing for me so i'm putting left and right  one is return one is the sender so so that one's   right that one's left then we've got electrical  cable and another one which is probably a breather   i guess so i'll put a b on it not much room  over there it's a lot easier if we've done this   before the box was on but i've  been putting it off for a while now okay so that should stop some  of the air going in at least doesn't want to come off  it's just one left just one always one so everything is disconnected at the  top and now it looks a bit like a maybe an 18. so what's the next step   maybe a 19. i've i'm gonna because these  are straps so i just need to unhook them there   and then we can pull the fuel tank off  rather than me taking the brackets off   because i don't think i need to take the  brackets off i'll have a look behind there but   i might get a can of spray  paint touch it up a little bit   i have a funny feeling judging by the  rest of the truck there'll be no rust there   so it actually been glued  on oh is the original color he's picking the fuel tank out there yeah it is okay the jack is falling yeah nice our trusty fish gutting table has  come in handy for us once again   so that was kind of stuck down  that's why that was hard to remove   so it'll need just to be cleaned up okay no rust  it's no rust at all just needs a little paint job   we can get to that now too so it's actually worked  out really well really well oh dear run you grab one end should be a bit lighter than me can you hold it all right nice you got it that was a fun little mission yeah we just decided  to get the full tank inside because it's raining   on and off it's very weird weather so at least  now there won't be any water going in the tank   when we're going to open it and continuing  to empty it so yeah that's the plan now it is which looks new okay it looks really good  condition for a 30 year old truck yeah that's definitely not the original hey so that's the float so this is the pickup that you know as the fuel fills up or the diesel  fills up this comes up until it's full and that   sends a signal up the chain negative positive  cable through to the dash so my guess now   is that our issue with the fuel gauge not being  correct as an electrical issue further up the line   hmm i thought it might have been something  wrong with this i have a funny feeling   this tank is in really good condition  and we don't need to be doing this oh so   but i'd rather it that way than  the other way around yeah for sure hello any rust inside? baffled okay now there is a little bit of grot  i need to find out what that is it's just like a little bit of dirt it looks black all right so we're gonna empty the rest  of the tank straight into this bucket   just to remove that dirt at the bottom and  you're pretty happy with the condition of it so all right much coming out yeah yeah a little bit of crud but it's really not  much hey what is at the bottom of the bucket   not much so really good unexpected result  the tank is definitely not the original like   all the galvanizing and stuff on the  inside that nice coating is still there   i've checked to make sure there's no like algae  that was my biggest concern was that there might   be algae which lives on diesel so there's none  of that so i don't have to clean the entire fuel   system the reason i want to do this is i've heard  that these tanks can just be absolute rust buckets   at the bottom or filled with algae and they'll  end up clogging your lines if you go off-roading   and shake it all up this is really clean so that's  awesome so there's a few little metallic particles   in the bottom clearly some sort of rusting  is happening maybe where we can't see it   there's two baffles that run this way the whole  height of the of the tank so it might be on the   other side of that or somewhere along those lines  we'll just make sure that we never store this tank   empty because that's obviously when the rust will  form but what we'll do to combat any rust that we   do have is we bought this stuff it was $95 so it  wasn't cheap got that from super cheap auto Evapo   rust which i've heard really good things about  and the thing i like about it is it's pretty much   non-toxic so it's biodegradable so i'm going to  fill this up and i will not fill it up but fill   up the bottom as much as we can and leave it  overnight and then we need to basically turn   it over and do another side of it so it's going  to probably take a few days to hit all the areas   once that's done we'll get high pressure  hose in smash it with the high pressure   hose make sure all the water has evaporated  and then fill it back with diesel connect it   all up and then i need to search elsewhere  for why the fuel center unit doesn't work just gave it a sand because this is where the  straps were that held the fuel tank in place   the only area of rust was right here it's  not very bad so i got rid of it with a couple   of sanders and now just using some rest  converter so do that then we'll paint it   and at the moment it's soaking in the five  liters of that rust treatment inside as well so   two birds with one stone here so another  project for us for this week will be doing the   the hatches and the hardware for the hatches  so we've got all the seals and the hinges all   sorted it's more just the actual hardware to open  the actual hatch so we had bought these quite   a long time ago and now like your standard  push button they look pretty sturdy like so   i thought these would work really well but  the extrusion we're using the way it works   so if you could imagine on this  edge here would be a rubber seal   this is the inside of the box obviously this  would be the actual hatch itself the hatch door   that fits like so with the rubber seal  there so that clamps so we need some sort of   contraption which clamps to this side now we  found out this doesn't work because i can't   get it far enough this way without the arm hitting  the extrusion on the inside so i'd end up having   to cut a big great ugly hole just to be able  to move the hatch face that way uh the catch so   we've decided against using this we're gonna  try and return these because we bought a bunch   and they're actually surprisingly expensive like  how much each were they like forty five dollars   and we've bought four of them so it's  kind of annoying so two for each hatch   so what we've decided to go instead is a t cam  locking style the reason we didn't go with that   for the first place is we're buying them  from Styromax again in queensland we wanted   to try and find something that was local   just so in case you know we wanted to return   it or something a bit easier so yeah but it  hasn't actually worked in our favor this time gross can you hold the yellow thing please a bit of rust in there not too bad though all right inspection of the tank yeah i don't know if you can looking pretty  good yeah there's still a little bit of that   stuff left over we'll smash with water  but there's not a lot bad in there at all all right so now the fuel tank is completely dry  chris used a heat gun just to make sure that all   the water was completely evaporated before we  put it back and this is what it did yesterday   looks so much better now okay one down okay awesome that was pretty easy   Ange farmers carry for the day ah go ahead   look at number two there's 40  liters of diesel right there go away form no fuel come on so step number one is clamping our hatch so we're using the gasket that goes on the  back of the lock as a template we used the   drill press to make the main holes i'll  need to drill those out a little bit further   so that i can countersink that part of the lock  in and then i'm using a dremel tool with a plastic   cutting blade that i'll chop around the gasket  once i pull it away the mark i made rather   and then i'm also using a little sanding  disc type of arrangement to get the   corners and the radius is right and that is  also really good at chewing away at the xps foam   underneath the fiberglass but yeah dremel tool  is pretty neat super like precise like a surgeon all right so we are back for another day  chris has successfully done the first   hatch so i'm gonna make him a coffee to celebrate  a reward the best kind of reward and nice coffee   we agitate the coffee do you want to show us the result ta-da   so it's the outside it's a compression  t-handle so key is in the actual handle itself   and then the other side looks like that  and then when it closes it actually adds   compression as well that looks amazing adjustable  compression yeah i'm super happy with them really   glad that we changed from those other ones we  bought so these handles they came as well from   Styromax we initially wanted to find as Chris  said something locally but we gave up this is   a much better option it was actually surprisingly  pretty easy i mean we should have done that since   the beginning but that's all right uh we're really  happy so they are Takigen handles so they come   from Japan really good quality it looks really  heavy duty so very happy with that very happy   then we need to do the hinges and the seal and  they'll be ready to install but first coffee - coffee all right so fuel tank is all sorted  so really happy with that turned out to be a   really simple job we've filled it back up with  the 60 liters of diesel that we had left over   from before and the only difference  i've made now is i've plumbed it into   another filter which has a water separator because  i want to be able to get any water that may end up   in that tank out of the system so it doesn't  stuff the engine so we've got one filter here   two main fuel filters that are standard with  the truck and another glass vial filter which   is really easy to replace and easy to inspect  so there's four filters in our diesel system now   so as a lot of you suggested in the  previous video we need the cover for   the winch to protect it from the uv so this is  a temporary one as you can see it's a bit tight   so we'll definitely something a bit bigger there  and we had as well a few questions on a previous   video that i've asked chris to answer here  so that you get the answer and everybody can   as well get that information so the first question  was why electric and not hydraulic so first of all   a lot of you would have seen unimogs with this big  fat pto winch on the front we chose to get a Unimog  that didn't have that because i always knew i  would just have pulled that pto winch off anyway   few reasons the pto drive sits in a position that  i would need to have removed if we want to put an   overdrive unit in second of all the pto is known  to be pretty good at pulling other vehicles out   but not really rated to the standard to reliably  pull pull the actual mog out itself so the other   thing i've also seen with them is that they often  break mounts and you'll end up your pto will fly   against a tree so yeah so that's the main reason  we didn't go off that big stock center pto winch   as well as the fact that it sits out to about  here so it sits out a really long way and it's   butt ugly kind of thing now hydraulic winches  are by far the strongest and they're the best   in terms of you can basically pull all day and  it will run off the engine so it won't overheat   but the benefit of an electric winch first of all  the actual running speed as you're winching is a   lot faster on an electric than a hydraulic winch  two much easier to install so if i had sorted a   hydraulic winch out that would have taken me a  really long time to work out how to plumb that   whole thing in whereas this is literally just  the cabling enough took me long enough that's   just to go to the batteries third if your  engine and there's something wrong with it   i don't know you've flooded it it's stalled  you cannot operate your winch at least with an   electric winch much more simple of a design you  just need 24 volts for this one or 12 volts for   your usual electric winch and it will run downside  of that being can only really run this for about   a minute before you would want to call it  down for a few minutes before running it again   a hydraulic winch you wouldn't need to worry  about that so much but yeah we chose electric   for that very reason and the second question is  why did we choose this model of Runva winch and   another brand so 20 000 pounds is a really  good winch capacity for a vehicle this size   and bear in mind any time i use that  winch i'm going to make sure i use a   snatch block or a pulley block which will double  the pull and half the strain on the actual winch   so twenty thousand pounds is going to be ample be  easy enough i think by the time everything is all   loaded up we won't be pushing 10 tonne is my guess  so i really think this will be absolutely fine   the reason we went with Runva as a brand is  they've been around for a really long time so   i've heard of a lot of people having really good  reviews of a winch that they've been using for   years and years and years on their vehicle with  no issues whatsoever the only other brand that i   considered was one called Sherpa but i heard their  customer service was quite poor and a few other   kind of negatives and i really just prefer the  Runva it's also what are quite a few expedition   trucks already running so they're a really really  good brand and bear in mind there's not a huge   amount of options when it comes to something  that's 20 000 pounds or higher in terms of   output so if you like this kind of uh question  answer at the end of the video don't hesitate   to put your question at the end i'll select a few  and Chris will reply as well next week as you can see   the hatch behind us is now gone that would be it  it's gone someone stole it no please give it back   now that will be a project for next week so you'll  be able to see that and as well if you sneak peek   oh yeah but yeah we won't tell too much  but yeah that's the end of this video   we hope you like this new episode  and we'll see you next week thanks   so much for watching guys and cheers  for the support see you next week

2021-06-25 01:26

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