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  1. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Color it was before was actually a green that was labeled "night mission green" only showed up green in the direct light. Original paint pic. And a night time pic with the west aluminum flatbed
  2. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Did some painting in the nice weather. Usmc green 34052. Used some new paint from sherwin williams. Suppose to work well on non prepped surfaces. Used some activator in the paint so This knocks-down the dry time to 15 mins. ReCoat time to 20min and cure time to about an hour. Used...
  3. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/4-ft-x-6-ft-x-3-4-in-thick-rubber-stall-mat
  4. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    24v unit is 284817N
  5. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Has anti slip bubbles on the bottom. Just lays there
  6. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    I always run the heated Dv2 valves
  7. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Fixed the air conditioner today. Blower unit was out of alignment so I didn't have alot of air pressure. Seems to be better now. Foam cleaned the evaporator. Installed rubber stall mat on the floor and firewall to break some of the heat. Installed an auto drain on the wet tank.
  8. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Junkyard in Kentucky. Changed em black with krylon
  9. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Replaced some tie rod ends with some Moog units. Part #s ES423L and ES423R Went to aluminum steer wheels and some Goodyear G296 445 65 22.5s. Should last a lot longer than the 395s. 16oz of beads per tire for balancing as well. Did an alignment on the front end as well. Lost about...
  10. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Had the aneroid on the PT pump sticking a good bit limiting boost. Rebuilt the pump. Deleted the aneroid. New 1-1/4 drive gear. 00 button. 250 rail pressure. Installed a new mechanical oil pressure/temperature gauge combo i picked up. Originally DDC gauges but I like the look. Replaced...
  11. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Ended up finding some firestone 819s in Memphis for $447 each so I went with those over the iron man's. Should be good for a few hundred thousand miles now
  12. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    With free shipping https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosmo-CT601-Plus-12-R24-5-152-149-K-All-Position-Commercial-Tire/229939811
  13. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Yep. There are 12R24s available in the civilian world which are equal to a 1400. 1400s will fit on the rear of an M915. 1600s will not fit on a M915. So went this route so I could stick with a 395 on the steer axle.
  14. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Old girl got some new shoes for the summer time. Goodyear g286s 12r24.5 virgins for $300 each including excise tax. Only had 6 so I bought two Ironmans to finish it out.
  15. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    You can always buy one of these https://www.raneystruckparts.com/the-watchdawg-tractor-trailer-parking-brake-lock/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwhZr1BRCLARIsALjRVQO52o_kPQL_0RN59bzK5wgUJPUB13Q-9hJo2lpj53dl2EGycal3eHoaAvRaEALw_wcB
  16. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Could but its a plain black knob. Doesn't say what it is on it. I dont worry about things like that when they could climb in the cab as easy and hit the big yellow parking release knob instead
  17. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Installed a Air brake release for the truck brakes out on the winch platform. @Castle Bravo and I agreed that it is kinda ignorant to have to leave the cab with the brakes not applied and then hook your winch up to the trailer. Or to have to lean back into the cab to release the brakes after...
  18. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Removed the rusty 7/8" cable. Installed the 1in cable spool from a MK15a1 i picked up for $100 on surplus thanks to the donkey down in Georgia. Cable fit in the u bolt anchor on the winch fine. Cable has great coating on it and a nice end swivel. Cable is rated at 110,000 lbs. Installed...
  19. simp5782

    Simp's M915A1 Build Thread

    Won't cap the ends.
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