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About 3dooleyz

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    Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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  • Campsite
    Gecko - Pad 4
  • Your Ride
    Gen 4 Funco
  1. I believe the clear coat is coming off because of the color. It looks like the color below is anthrocite (med grey metallic) not sure if I spelled that right but anyway. My previous car had the same problem done by a very well know powder coater not concept. I was told that the clear doesn't stick to that color for some reason i heard this from multiple people in the business. Pick any other color but anthrocite and your problems will be gone.
  2. I had the same idea about a larger truck with bigger brakes and stronger suspension. The only problem is the ride and the HP. I built this truck below which started out as a 24' stakebed with a liftgate and spring ride suspension. my truck had a 230 hp dt466 engine with a 5 speed allison trans. (Not enough power) i converted it to air ride suspension from a FL 70 I added PING Tanks to the rear airbags which come on high dollar diesel pushers (help with ride) . I also had the front leaf springs reduced to only the 2 main leafs. The truck ride wasnt bad without the trailer, but as soon as i added the weight of the trailer the ride went to crap. i also had 3 air ride seats still no good. I would recommend getting a larger truck with air ride and 13 speeds 2 axle. bathroom is smart because you can get it registered as a motorhome. cheaper insurance, reg. commercial insurance and reg. sucks. Good luck with your adventure...
  3. Call Grant at Funco the ones they make are Awesome. They use a real car door latch so they wont rattle. also they wont open while driving due to frame flex.
  4. How old is the trailer (Graphics)? A few year old trailer the fiberglass turns a slight yellow. You might not be happy with the end result if this is true. Just a thought before you start. If you want to still do do it just put the 1 side of the trailer in direct sun this hot sunny weather is perfect for this. Use a razor blade to just start the edge of a point. Pull slowly so that the vinyl won't break. Moving slow is faster for this type job. once the vinyl is removed use goof off like jackxclan suggested. works real good. The chemical in goof off is Xylene which i buy by the gallon to do this its cheaper but stinks bad. I would use goof off first Xylene if you cant find goof off. I'm in the graphics business for the last 13 years and hate removing graphics but it part of the job... be careful with goofoff it will melt plastic if left on too long.
  5. What Size Trailer you going to haul? I built an 1996 international from a 24' stake bed with a similar chassis. Our Truck was a 250 hp truck with an Allison md3060 5 speed. Sad to say but not enough power not even close. we weighed at the truck scales pulling a warrior slc3705 @ 31,000 lbs truck and trailer. This is way to much weight for that HP. Also they ride like a bull I had the front springs lightened up, put Ping tanks on the rear air bags and still what a horrible ride. So before you spend to much money on that truck. Test it first make sure you like it... Just my 2 cents hope this helps because I made the mistake already.
  6. My son is 6 and wears a snowboarding helmet in our buggy. He loves it and it fits great and is not heavy at all!
  7. Count us in!!!! The George's are great and we will help anyway that there is possible!!!
  8. I would recommend the vinyl used to be 3M. It would make it very easy to pull off without leaving a bunch of adhesive. They generally run about $1800 including the wing if there is one.
  9. This is all Vinyl. I like the vinyl cause after a few seasons, I can tear off the graphics and have it re-done with something different.
  10. $4.09 at the 76 in Rancho Cucamonga. Right on the corner of Archibald and Baseline
  11. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with your family. R.I.P
  12. Thanks, I've been waiting to see those.
  13. Thanks to the George family and all of Funco for such a great time. My son won the custom painted ice chest and just loves it!!!! Thanks everybody!!!!
  14. 3dooleyz

    Xtreme Expo

    Well, we only just recently started riding and from what I experienced and saw during the times I went out last winter, that's all we saw. We camped at the loop off Gecko Rd. every time we went out. When my wife and I have children, we won't be camping there and will likely end up camping at the pound or out in the flats. Wow, that really surprises me. I'll be honest with you, when my husband first came up with the ideal about a buggy and the whole Glamis thing, I was more like "oh great, here we go". Just cause of all the negativity I have heard about it. But I have been very pleased with it. We've gone out 3 seasons now and I have a 5 year old son. We've have always camped at pad 4.5 and have never seen anything negative out there. We always have tons of kids in our groups and always have a great time. Believe me, if I was seeing what I was seeing at the show Friday night, we wouldn't be so involved with Glamis. Just this passed season we went out 13 times and had a great time all 13 times we went!!!

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