Truck Update 12/23/17

In the past 3 days, we have:

  • Modified jack stands to more securely engage
    • Milled improved tooth profile
    • Removed rounded end from engagement paul
    • Added witness marks to verify correct engagement
  • Put truck on jack stands
  • Removed wheels (unlike all the other military trucks we have worked on, all the lug nuts are right hand thread)
  • Took wheels to tire shop to have tires removed
  • Refined layout of real tire mount area
  • Received rear view camera
  • Sandblasted forward bumper step
  • Primed and painted forward bumper step
  • Made new hardware kit for forward bumper step
  • Picked up rims from tire shop
    • 20-inch Steel rims weigh 74.6 pounds each
    • 1 Continental MPT 81 365/80R20 weighs 154.2 pounds
  • Received 2 California CARB compliant NATO jerry cans (Wavian) and 1 jerry can holder
  • Went to 2 truck stops – there is no machine tire mounting available for 365/80R20 tires that we know.
  • Purchased 2 more liters of battery acid to top off batteries