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by 4x4Pinz
Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: Center consoles
Replies: 95
Views: 29713
United States of America

I made a bunch of these for people. They replace the access cover and use the same locking device. My original design (the one thats in my 712) is taller at the storage compartment and most felt it was too high for their liking. This shorter version seems to be just about right for most and yes that...
by 4x4Pinz
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: I need suggestions on a general purpose towing vehicle
Replies: 20
Views: 2957
United States of America

personally I went with an older ford 350 ('01) crew cab 4x4 so I could have the bigger diesel. With it chipped and beefed up tranny I can pull anything my heart desires but it is a large truck. I use this as my daily (when not driving one of my pinzies) driver. With the trucks chip set at #3 positio...
by 4x4Pinz
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Off-Road Events and Trail reports
Topic: Hey! Texas Pinzers
Replies: 5
Views: 1661
United States of America

Andy
Would be good to see you there. I am planning on going and hopefully bringing a few of the AZ guys with me. Weather should be great, always seems to rain a little while we are there which is a real nice change from the summer heat here.
by 4x4Pinz
Fri May 14, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: air compressor
Replies: 7
Views: 3318
United States of America

I just use jumper cable style clamps to hook mine up. Any auto parts store has replacement ones.
by 4x4Pinz
Fri May 14, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: air compressor
Replies: 7
Views: 3318
United States of America

tanks are pretty much worthless unless you are going to run an air horn that requires more air than the pump will put out. For general tire inflation there is just no need for the tank. Be careful to make sure that the air chuck releases air so the line does not build pressure and cause failure with...
by 4x4Pinz
Wed May 12, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Higher Ground Off Road stickers
Replies: 8
Views: 1431
United States of America

While I am a die hard pinz fan, it sounds like for what you are wanting to do a 404 Mog would work much better. SAV had those service mogs there already set up and would have been perfect for your needs.
http://www.pinzgauer.com/shpics.php?tab ... s&idnum=21
by 4x4Pinz
Sun Apr 04, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: weird pinz motor and more conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 4143
United States of America

Made a Pinzgauer into a Volvo without the articulation? If you look at a Volvo 6x6 and this Pinzgauer you have gone a long way around to get an automatic transmission without the durability testing. Pretty sure you could just slide an auto into the Volvo without all the other effort and a cleaner p...
by 4x4Pinz
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Trailer advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 3378
United States of America

Yeah but Mark now she wants to drive the pinz :shock: and she has asked to take the 350 to take her friends out on the town :shock: :shock: :shock:
Talk about grey hair
by 4x4Pinz
Sun Apr 04, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Trailer advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 3378
United States of America

I have towed my 710 and 712 all over the western US with this tilt trailer. The tires appear to be rubbing fender flares but it is a photo angle issue. Trailer has electric brakes and an 8500# rating. It is towed by an '01 F350 diesel that has been chipped, with the tranny custom built for towing. T...
by 4x4Pinz
Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Pros and Cons of custom soft tops
Replies: 8
Views: 2808
United States of America

A few years ago I stopped by Tuff River (I was at the RMP Treffen). One of the guys in the SWPA has a TR top from one of the first runs. He caught the top on a branch, which would have damaged any soft top, I took it to TR for repairs. The repairs were taken care of while I waited and did not cost a...
by 4x4Pinz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: How to build a (relatively) cheap intercom system
Replies: 6
Views: 3139
United States of America

here is a link to a picture of the non portable unit mounted in my 712's overhead console. You can see two of the intercom jacks to the rear of the overhead console and the controller in the front. The other jacks are mounted in the upper corners of the hard top in the rear passenger area. http://re...
by 4x4Pinz
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: Owner builds, customizations & accessories
Topic: How to build a (relatively) cheap intercom system
Replies: 6
Views: 3139
United States of America

Check local laws before attempting to use an intercom system. Having said that here is my take on them. I have been using the Avcomm system since early '05. I chose the Avcomm system as it carries a 3 year warranty something the Vic1 did not. I also figured that in the event I needed repairs it woul...
by 4x4Pinz
Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Noise cancelling headphones
Replies: 3
Views: 900
United States of America

I have been using the AvComm system for years in my 712. It is the in dash 6 station version. I went to the portable intercom for my 710 so I could take it with me when riding along with others. These are nice systems and reasonably priced. The new 400 allows one to connect the cell phones into the ...
by 4x4Pinz
Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: tub on before the engine?
Replies: 5
Views: 2333
United States of America

I did engine and trans together with body on but windshield and frame removed. It definitely takes two people to do it this way. I have never had the body off so don't know how easy it is to fit body over engine but imagine that would also take two people to make sure nothing gets damaged.
by 4x4Pinz
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Fluid Change
Replies: 11
Views: 6206
United States of America

I put a 12" piece on after the valve so I could reach into spots and keep the valve out in the open. Works exceptionally well. I also keep an empty 308 case to plug the hose end so the oil does not get all over the place, the valve is threaded and comes with a plug but with the hose it does not do m...