finished the install of the gas springs to assist the pop top.
not quite finished with installing everything on the roof, but these added an extra inch of height to the top.
right now they are 80-pound springs and a bit much but with two 41-pound solar panels and some misc stuff to be installed, they should work.
and if not, just buy some heavier springs!
before - the top would need the corner leg supports and it was a tight fit to engage the legs.
after - there is about 3/4-inch gap under the leg supports.
And finished the revamp of the top bolts with weld studs, fender washers and custom 1/8" aluminum plates...
all covered with three coats of white monstaliner - https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...se-9109-3.html
Also fab'd a custom regulated return that is waaaaaay better than stock for a 6.0.
Fuel pressure values with a brand new HFCM:
* before = 55psi idle & 34 psi WOT
** after = 59psi idle 56.5 WOT
still have injector issues (most likely due to the "before" fuel pressure), but upgrading the entire fuel supply from the tank to the engine and back will help overall engine health.