Author Topic: What have you done for your Rig lately.  (Read 254033 times)

JFanaselle

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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #825 on: September 18, 2015, 07:52:14 PM »
Joe...you should do a separate write up of that install for easy forum search access. Hint...hint.  ;)

I certainly can, and will once it's all complete. In fact, I can just add it to my original OBA writeup for my first system, since I'm tieing it all into the air lines I already ran. The issue is that it's pretty exclusive to this bumper, since it has all the extra room up front. But I suppose someone with another bumper that ISN'T running a winch would also have enough space, and it may give some others an idea or two for their setup, so I'll do it. :)

I've been so crazy with my new role at work that I haven't been able to work on it all week. The big hang up right now is that I need to install some rivnuts in the 4 holes along the bottom front part of the bumper where the skid plate mounts. Once the compressor is all in place, you can't reach up in there anymore to put a nut and washers on the back side of the bolt holding the skid plate on anymore, so the rivnuts are a must. The other option would be to weld a nut onto backside of the bumper but 1) I don't weld or have a welder and 2) I'm worried that welding it will mess up the (already crappy) powdercoating on the front side of the bumper.

I tried to install the rivnuts myself using the bolt and box wrench method, and wasn't having much luck. I'm going to give it another go this weekend when I have an extra set of hands to help me hold the wrench while I crank the hell out of the ratchet. If that doesn't work, I'll probably have to do the weld method.
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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #826 on: September 18, 2015, 08:00:30 PM »
Got the storage system nearly completed:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150918_161214_zpso5lmy0tq.jpg
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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #827 on: September 18, 2015, 08:12:13 PM »
Looking good Richard!

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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #828 on: September 18, 2015, 08:13:35 PM »
Yes, looking very good! I like that traffic advisor, too (I LOVE lights  ::)). Details on it? Brand/specs?  8)

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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #829 on: September 19, 2015, 05:24:38 PM »
Yes, looking very good! I like that traffic advisor, too (I LOVE lights  ::)). Details on it? Brand/specs?  8)
Thanks! I was browsing Amazon and was willing to give this one a try:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HMEBTFM/ref=ya_aw_oh_pii?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also have this Tocas one on the dash:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00G0PJ046/ref=ya_aw_oh_pii?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Looking good Richard!

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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #830 on: September 19, 2015, 07:42:00 PM »
How does it look during the daytime? Nice and bright?

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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #831 on: September 19, 2015, 09:01:02 PM »
How does it look during the daytime? Nice and bright?

Having it mounted inside behind tinted glass, its actually not bad at all. I'll try to get a picture of it tomorrow when the suns out. The LEDs are really bright and can be seen from a decent distance. It also has left to right, and right to left, along with center out modes which a few of the traffic advisers on Amazon don't have.
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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #832 on: September 22, 2015, 03:13:24 PM »
My shody carpet job. Lots of lessons learned here on the first pass. I may redo the drawer faces to give it a cleaner look by shaving down the edges to wrap the the carpet around the seams, but for now, it will do.

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Full_zpsaboqshjw.jpg
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Passenger Side: (Don't mind the top side carpeting as the flip top hasn't been cut out for a latch yet)

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Passengerside_zpsp8hsza4x.jpg
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http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Passengerside%20Open_zpsdm41kihz.jpg
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Driver Side:

http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Driverside_zpsjv5akazx.jpg
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http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Driverside%20Open_zps3mmm48ag.jpg
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JFanaselle: As requested:
Here is the "All-On" setting with slight overcast weather:
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee94/synikalsoysauce/Xterra%20Mods%20and%20Stuff/Rear%20Lights%20On_zps1jo2guaj.jpg
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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #833 on: September 23, 2015, 09:36:06 PM »
I picked up my white knuckle DOM sliders from John himself.  I laid down a couple coats of primer yesterday and will paint tomorrow.  I hope they fit as well as they look. 

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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #834 on: September 25, 2015, 11:45:56 PM »
Wired in a blue sea fuse block and added a 12v outlet to the bed of the truck!
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn186/Motorpig77/Truck%20Build/IMG_20150925_193111035_zpszwmryymv.jpg
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« Reply #835 on: September 25, 2015, 11:49:44 PM »
Very cool!

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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #836 on: September 25, 2015, 11:50:11 PM »
Looks good, those 12v outlets there in the back of your truck will really come in handy.
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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #837 on: September 26, 2015, 06:41:40 AM »
Does that mean you're picking up a fridge/freezer?  :) I REALLY want one before the DV trip in November.

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Re: What have you done for your Rig lately.
« Reply #838 on: September 26, 2015, 07:26:44 AM »

Does that mean you're picking up a fridge/freezer?  :) I REALLY want one before the DV trip in November.

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« Reply #839 on: September 26, 2015, 08:25:36 AM »
I see what you did there.