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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:45 pm

And today an even smaller,procrastinated project. I'm almost embarrassed to say it (but I'm me), but since 2012 the truck has never had it's battery hold down installed :oops:. Last weekend while diagnosing my A/C problem, I used a UV light and dye at night. It revealed 2 stained areas, the discharge hose was stained at the top where it attaches to the discharge line. And the discharge line itself appears to be cracked. This most likely from the battery sliding back and forth as I drove. I always figured I would get to it someday - especially before I intended to do any off roading. Now it seems to be what cost me my air conditioning. The hold down has been hanging in my workshop the entire time. It's in the truck now. No pictures. Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby shaggydoink » Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:39 pm

Oh geez, that stinks!! One of my procrastinated projects is actually getting the AC working on my Trooper period. Did you do the UV light at night just because that's when you happened to do it, or does it make it easier to see the leaks?

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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:09 pm

I had tried it in the daytime without good results. At night, leaks showed up much better - with and without the yellow glasses. Interestingly, the sniffer hadn't picked up this leak. Good news: Monday, I went to the boneyard and pulled the hoses and discharge tube from a 92 pickup. The truck still had a fairly full charge of R12 in it. The yard birds hadn't evacuated the system like they were supposed to. This means no leaks in the hoses. Other than having them made, these hoses are hard to find. Just need time to install, evacuate, and charge the system now. Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:11 pm

Spacecab update: So back in April, I mentioned having trouble with my A/C. Around the same time, I was treating a little rust here and there and decided to pull my bedliner for a bed inspection. Yes, there were some areas that needed attention. One was a section that I had treated way back at the beginning (pages 6-8, three years ago)-. Yes, it needed attention, as well as a spot in the front corner. The areas I had cut out and welded replacements into had held up pretty well.
Fast forward: Last weekend, I got the A/C fixed :mrgreen:. I had mentioned here and there about scoring a nice hose and tube from a boneyard pickup thet still had a good charge of R-12. So far, so cool. This afternoon, it was the day to deal with the rust spots. As typical, shortly after I got home, the rain came. I already had the truck in "Mama's garage". I hit the spots with small wire wheels, a pointed grinding stone, and a pick. Got it pretty clean. Then I cut the corner off the one overlap joint at the back of the wheel well to expose the rust underneath and cleaned that. Then came the ospho treatment. In April, I had treated a spot on the cab roof and it has held up well. By my experience, you want to get a coat of some kind of paint over ospho as soon as possible after it dries. Zu-Zu will spend the night in the garage and get the spots painted tomorrow. If I get real motivated, I might even spray in a coat of bedliner. This, under the "lay in" bedliner is the best protection for the bed. Overall, for an almost 30 year old truck that has spent it's entire life in Florida, it has held up pretty well. Dennis
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby chuffer » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:16 pm

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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:37 pm

No, this isn't my latest mod. It's how I hauled a bundle of 17 foot casing some 30 miles (and over a bridge) on my Spacecab. You do what you have to do. No injuries on this adventure either :D . Dennis
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby bradzuzu » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:26 pm

That's it , you need a rack !! No more of this mamby pamby stuff , imagine the dump bed going up with rack :) it would be to cool !!

Is that bed sealed or does it have drain holes Dennis ?
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Fri Sep 16, 2016 6:05 pm

The bed got the touch up a few weeks ago. I was hoping towards shooting it with bedliner (and then putting my drop in on top of that), but every weekend the weather has gone south or I had to work. I have "Mama dos" this weekend, work next weekend (fiscal year end inventory) a,d we'll see what the following weekend holds.
The wife is already on the warpath with a list of things that need to be done / finished before Christmas :roll:.
I had taken today off for projects, but my daughter announced that she needed a ride to the airport (Tampa). As long as I was headed to Tampa, the millwork wholesaler is over there so...
As for the bed: The floor is kind of "corrugated". At the front, there is a gap that allows any water to drain out around the grooves. With the drop in bedliner installed, the front of the bedliner does NOT have any drains, so if parked downhill (usually) it collects a good amount of water (until you take off :D )
Yeah, I've considered a rack of some kind, but it's only in the consideration stage. On my old Toyota, I made a rack from bed frame angle iron and used that rack to haul my unassembled 3/4 size Piper Cub back from North Carolina. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of it, but after arriving back, I was so eager to get all the parts unloaded.
Basically, fuselage frame and wing spars were all clamped to the rack, bed was full of engine crate (1835CC VW conversion), stamped wing ribs, and boxes of miscellaneous parts.
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby N law » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:22 am

We had a VW get together this weekend and we were all joking about how stupid someone must be to get into one of these vehicles and decide to go airborne! One of the guys in the conversation has 3 VWs- one won't run on the interstate due to fuel delivery issue, the other has an electrical problem and won't crank. His 3rd runs like a top, but I still wouldn't trust my life with it!

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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Mon Sep 19, 2016 4:28 pm

It's basically a VW longblock. Most have an aircraft or industrial magneto coupled to the flywheel end of the engine (with or without a flywheel depending on hand prop or electric start). If the engine is turning, the mag is producing spark. Some others are using the Bosch 009 dizzy (I have one in my attic I picked up long ago). For carb, they have a manifold that places the carb UNDER the engine (most aircraft have this for safety - fuel doesn't spill onto a hot engine). Variety of carbs used from high tech in flight adjustable mixture to adaptations of the old Zenith updraft tractor carbs.
Higher tech conversions have the heads machined for dual plugs (dual ignitions) some even have turbochargers. Some ultralight conversions actually cut the VW engine in HALF for a 2 cylinder opposed engine that produces about 35 HP.
A 1972 award winning design, the RAND (now Rand-Robinson - do a search on them) KR-1 was built for around $1,000 for the complete airplane. It used a junkyard 36 HP 1200CC VW, a foam and fiberglass over wood framework construction and could CRUISE at 140 MPH. It later morphed into the KR-2 (2 seats), a 2100CC VW base engine and turbocharger with a 200 MPH cruise. A small airplane (think flying go-kart), it had a 17 foot wing span, and was only something like 12 feet long.
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby bradzuzu » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:46 pm

009 lol haven't heard that in a long time !!

To bad you didn't get pictures , that would have been something to see ... So you fly planes then ? Or was it a first time deal and momma said uh uh ...?

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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:40 pm

Haven't soloed since 1980. Haven't flown since 1991 (and that one was a twin - way out of the league I had been flying). Ended up selling my uncompleted plane in 1998. It became much more important to "complete" my 2 children. Will my future hold another plane, who knows? Wife has made it clear that ALL other toy / projects would need to go first. I have seen some very tempting possibilities.
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This is a "dressed up" example of the type I was building. Because I like military type stuff, mine was more toward the military version of the Piper Cub (called an L-4). It had a lot more window space (greenhouse cockpit). Dennis
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby bradzuzu » Wed Oct 05, 2016 1:10 pm

Nice little streamlined plane .. why do women always give that altimadum , "everything else has to go first" speech :(

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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:58 pm

Wife had very little to do with the decision other than to agree with my deciding to do it (I have a GOOD woman :D). My decision was based on our changing life demographics (getting crowded out of house by addition of 2 "rug rats" (now somewhat grown kids (and I thought I was crowded out THEN :lol:).
My engine was a VW based 1835CC that produced 65HP. The plane, a 3/4 sized Piper Cub, weighed about 1/3 of what a "real" Cub weighs. 3/4s the size, 1/3 of the weight, and 100% of the power - at the time it was the only "replica" that far outperformed the original plane. The old original Cubs had a Continental A-40 - a 4 cylinder opposed flathead engine of 40 HP. They were underpowered. Later they were upgraded to a 65HP Continental A65.
If I went for (or ever do get back into it), I'd probably opt for a single seat aircraft. A friend says "why build something you can go out and buy". He has a home bult that cruises at 200 or better and they regularly fly it to New York or other places. No kids, plenty of money.
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby bradzuzu » Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:37 am

Haha !! That's a good one ... that sounds like it would've been a nice plane to fly .. 200's a good clip for a little plane too..
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby itsmehb » Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:35 am

DSUZU wrote:Wife had very little to do with the decision other than to agree with my deciding to do it (I have a GOOD woman :D). My decision was based on our changing life demographics (getting crowded out of house by addition of 2 "rug rats" (now somewhat grown kids (and I thought I was crowded out THEN :lol:).
My engine was a VW based 1835CC that produced 65HP. The plane, a 3/4 sized Piper Cub, weighed about 1/3 of what a "real" Cub weighs. 3/4s the size, 1/3 of the weight, and 100% of the power - at the time it was the only "replica" that far outperformed the original plane. The old original Cubs had a Continental A-40 - a 4 cylinder opposed flathead engine of 40 HP. They were underpowered. Later they were upgraded to a 65HP Continental A65.
If I went for (or ever do get back into it), I'd probably opt for a single seat aircraft. A friend says "why build something you can go out and buy". He has a home bult that cruises at 200 or better and they regularly fly it to New York or other places. No kids, plenty of money.
Remember this saying. "If GOD had intended for man to fly, He'd have given him.....more money"


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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby N law » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:16 am

I passed a plane on the interstate the other day on the back of a trailer. I couldn't identify it, but I did notice a large VW logo decal on the cowl. Made me think of this conversation.

I would love to fly something one day. We have a hang glider port very near us and there is a glider park about 45 minutes north. I've been thinking it would be awesome to do one of those and fly in silence.
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Thu Oct 20, 2016 4:41 pm

Never flew in a glider ( I did fly in the tow plane once ). After flying behind a "fan", the silence might bother me. Often, inexpensive "introductory" flights are offered. Another option would be to google the nearest EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) chapter, get a hold of them and let them know you'd like to get an airplane ride some time. There's usually always someone who is happy to take people up
Kind of pathetic that my Spacecab thread is talking more about airplanes than the spacecab lately. The good news is that nothing is breaking so no "have to" repairs. The bad news no progress. I did finally put the bedliner back in it. Didn't get the spray in liner sprayed yet. Still doing household stuff :( .
DID finally take the wife for a ride on the Yamaha Venture. She liked it. Dennis
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby bradzuzu » Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:37 pm

Space cab kinda has a (jingle) to it ya know ... don't feel bad Dennis I've just been pounding pavement with mine too :(

But it's always nice that it starts and runs !! Deq is in a few months for me so I dug out the factory intake (considering more modifications on it :) ) I need the egr system working so it won't set off the light ...

The wife going for a cruse on the bike huh , did you gas it a little so she'd give you a super hug ?
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:26 pm

Well, I changed the oil today. It was overdue (the truck uses oil, and the older the oil is, the worse it uses it). I also found that it consumes the "cheaper" oil at a higher rate.
While an oil change isn't picture worthy, I included a few pictures of the latest "Spacecab" delay situation. As I have covered here, my wife has my nose to the grindstone with "Pre Christmas" honey dos. About 3-4 weeks ago, she calls me at work and says "I just got the water bill and we used 4,000 extra gallons of water last month :shock:
My (almost) worst nightmare come true - the plumbing is leaking :cry:. The house is 62 years old, so the (once) galvanized water supply line is also 62 years old. As if this isn't bad enough.it comes off the meter, goes 10 feet, then passes through the base of my 4 foor diameter oak tree. So begins "operation find a plumber". First guy comes out, wants to jet through the tree (yeah, right). Then he's going to get me a bid on trenching around the tree (before he drops off the face of the earth. The following Saturday, I (with the help of the trusty Spacecab) got 50 feet of schedule 40 PVC, and proceeded to dig and jet a supply pipe around the tree. Other than a wheelbarrow full of cut up roots, a body that was sore as all, I got it done. I was still afraid to disturb the existing pipes - if anything went wrong, no water (and 3 women in the house). Went through 6 other plumbers - YES - SIX. "Oh, I don't do that kind of plumbing", etc etc. The worst was "I'll have someone there between 12 and 12:30" (called him back @ 2:30 to get excuse - I'll have them there when you get home tomorrow (not - he's fired). Finally got one out yesterday. About 3 hours, 400.00, and all's done but filling the holes. FWIW, tonight I took the pipe that had me so scared (angle pipe) and it came right apart. Whatever.
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At least the oil got changed. Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby N law » Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:18 pm

I've been there before!!!

Now I know where my gas line is!!!

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I got out of mine for around $300 by using PEX and running it myself. Atleast you now know that it'll be good for a long time!
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby bradzuzu » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:58 pm

Both seem like bad adventures but hey if it's story worthy something about it was enjoyable !! Maybe not in Dennis's case since he had such a hard time getting someone to help or do the job ...

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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby DSUZU » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:39 pm

And the latest in "Why Dennis isn't getting jack done to his Isuzu". Back in October I got the dreaded call from my older daughter (not I crashed the car - we got that a year and a half ago). "My car overheated" - and she's in north Tampa. "Have it towed, that's why you have AAA". I spent the next day bandaging it with Blue Devil head gasket sealer to get by "until". "Until" was this week. She's in Iceland on a vacation (go figure), so while she's gone we already had the "6 star" head gasket set ordered (about 250.00 - too bad they don't make one for 2.6s). I pulled the engine last Saturday and pulled the heads off. Had Clearwater Cylinder Head surface them on Monday (very impressed, the guy knew who I was from having the other Subie done over 6 months ago), took Tuesday off from work and managed to get the heads back on, new timing belt kit on (count 'em, FOUR cams, Four idlers, the water pump and the crank sprocket - nobody complain about 2.6 or 3.2 timing belts again) BTW, ordered the Gates timing kit from Amazon Saturday night and it arrived Sunday afternoon :D. Got all valves set up (lovely buckets and shims :roll: - only on this year with the DOHC), and that was as far as I got for Tuesday. Got the engine set back in tonite and bolted to the tranny, but then the skeeters were starting to get to me (didn't mention that a ##### bee stung me while I was aligning the engine to the tranny and I felt the pain, but didn't know what was happening until it was secured - then I smashed him) Friday afternoon, I hope to get the rest of everything hooked up and running before she gets home on Saturday. Then this P.I.T.B. will be off my agenda. Maybe Spacer will get some welcome attention after the first of the year. Dennis
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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby 92isuzupickup » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:30 pm

That a boy Dennis!! Getting er done!! Whereabouts are you in Florida? I'm on vacation in palmetto right now!! Yeah! Go figure! Hana! Had to leave the cold for a while! Lol

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Re: 2012 A Spacecab Odyssey

Postby captkai » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:03 am

Wow! :D
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