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Finished mount and wiring for CB antenna
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So question for everyone. I added a pair of hood mount A-pillar light brackets to the truck. I used the passenger one for my CB antenna mount.


What to do with the driver side one? I think I'ma add a cheapy LED light but not sure about 2 things.

1. Will it look too "off balance"?
2. Spot or flood beam? I'd usually choose flood since I like seeing whats in front of me at night but concerned about glare from the hood. Anyone have A-pillar lights able to comment on what works for them?
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Personally I think it would look off balance. But I am overly OCD.

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Last weekend I put the DiamondBack 270 in.

Diamondback 270 installed






Honestly the fit isn't want I was expecting given the cost of this thing but it's tolerable. I'm more than sure it will perform as I need it too and it does appear to be a solid unit. And holy crap does it get friggn hot

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@Silverspeeder10 Crap man sorry totally forgot to get your pic.




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is it the same part for the duramax and the gas truck?
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Last weekend I put the DiamondBack 270 in.

...And holy crap does it get friggn hot
Wow! That looks amazing. Never heard of that one. Another bookmark to add to my wishlist!
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Last weekend I put the DiamondBack 270 in.

Diamondback 270 installed


Honestly the fit isn't want I was expecting given the cost of this thing but it's tolerable. I'm more than sure it will perform as I need it too and it does appear to be a solid unit. And holy crap does it get friggn hot
Are there compartments in the bed under the gull wing doors or is the entire bed wide open?
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is it the same part for the duramax and the gas truck?
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Wow! That looks amazing. Never heard of that one. Another bookmark to add to my wishlist!
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Are there compartments in the bed under the gull wing doors or is the entire bed wide open?
Its wide open but they do have a shelf kinda kit thing for that area.
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Did the Pop Lock power tailgate lock mod today. Now I need 1 less key to get under the tonneau.
http://coloradofans.com/forums/201-2...gate-lock.html

Tried to install my Aux bed battery tray today but after drilling the first hole in and trying to insert the rivnut I found it wouldn't grab Apparently with the added thickness of the bedliner I got the wrong size rivnuts, so that project is still on hold
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Installed bed mounted second battery for fridge and power when camping, solar will be coming soon to keep it charged up. Also modified some car trunk cargo slides so that they'd hold all my crap in place. They are the triangular wedge thingys, battery box is mounted in the middle against the bulkhead



Also added L-track tie down point along the tonneau edges, sides and back, to strap down longer stuff that wont fit in the bed.








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Awesome build! Super Approved LOL
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This is was one of my favorite colors. Very manly build
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Yesterday and today I got the solar added wired up and done.



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Looking good. Is the second battery charged soley from the solar or is it tied into the truck as well? A second battery is on my to do list and I'm trying to figure out the best solution.
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Looks like an awesome build!

Question, those bed organizers, how are they attached? Are they secured to the bed in any way or are they simply a "wedge" type that is held in place by the object they are securing? Just curious.

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Looking good. Is the second battery charged solely from the solar or is it tied into the truck as well? A second battery is on my to do list and I'm trying to figure out the best solution.
The original plan was to tie it in but I don't want to run all the heavy gauge wire over the distances needed so it's going to be a dedicated "house" battery. It is a direct OEM replacement so if I "had to" I could pull it and swap it in but most likely since it's a PITA to remove (and so is the stocker for that matter) I'm going to pick up a long set of jumper cables to use to "self jump" if I ever needed to.

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Looks like an awesome build!

Question, those bed organizers, how are they attached? Are they secured to the bed in any way or are they simply a "wedge" type that is held in place by the object they are securing? Just curious.
Those are these things:

https://www.amazon.com/TRUNK-CARGO-C...GO+CONTAINMENT

I couldnt decide between them or these Weathertech ones:

https://www.amazon.com/WeatherTech-8...GO+CONTAINMENT

The Weathertech ones have rubberized bottoms so the weight of the object + rubber footing keeps stuff from sliding.

I wasn't sure though about the Weathertech ones being "corner" shaped how they would work on various sized items so I tried these.
The ones I have I thought were similar as there was no description of the bottoms...well I was wrong. They had little pieces of rough velcro and plastic spikes on the bottoms to grip a carpeted trunk. Since that obviously wasn't going to work, I took the velcros off and an angle grinder to the spikes and roughened up the bottoms with a nice texture then coated them with plasti-dip (about 1/2 can per bottom so it's nice an thick). They work really well but occasionally do need adjusting since bumps and rough roads do unweight the stuff giving it slight opportunities to "adjust", which builds up and they will fully loosen over time. I doubt the Weathertech ones would be too different in that respect though.
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The original plan was to tie it in but I don't want to run all the heavy gauge wire over the distances needed so it's going to be a dedicated "house" battery. It is a direct OEM replacement so if I "had to" I could pull it and swap it in but most likely since it's a PITA to remove (and so is the stocker for that matter) I'm going to pick up a long set of jumper cables to use to "self jump" if I ever needed to.



Those are these things:

https://www.amazon.com/TRUNK-CARGO-C...GO+CONTAINMENT

I couldnt decide between them or these Weathertech ones:

https://www.amazon.com/WeatherTech-8...GO+CONTAINMENT

The Weathertech ones have rubberized bottoms so the weight of the object + rubber footing keeps stuff from sliding.

I wasn't sure though about the Weathertech ones being "corner" shaped how they would work on various sized items so I tried these.
The ones I have I thought were similar as there was no description of the bottoms...well I was wrong. They had little pieces of rough velcro and plastic spikes on the bottoms to grip a carpeted trunk. Since that obviously wasn't going to work, I took the velcros off and an angle grinder to the spikes and roughened up the bottoms with a nice texture then coated them with plasti-dip (about 1/2 can per bottom so it's nice an thick). They work really well but occasionally do need adjusting since bumps and rough roads do unweight the stuff giving it slight opportunities to "adjust", which builds up and they will fully loosen over time. I doubt the Weathertech ones would be too different in that respect though.
Wow, nice job! Congrats!
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Very nice build.

Well done! I like the fender flares with the brown colored trucks.
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