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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-16-2017, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Build progressing slower than continental drift...

First mod: Bullet Bedliner from AK Bedliner.





Plasti dipping Kobalt toolbox:



Turned out pretty decent:



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Open, with the Sylvania Dot-it LED AAA touch operated lights:

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Swapped the Terra 45 Superwinch for the Tigershark 9.5K on the Curt 31010 winch plate. Removed the old winch hook from the MileMarker 9000 steel cable, because everything on the Tigershark is stupidly large for no reason. Soldered the tips of the 2/0 AWG cable to crimp the Anderson tips for the 350 amp QD.


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Tinted the single row 7" lightbars



Mounted and tested to see color difference between tinted and white/amber, it's close enough.



Started laying out the wiring and looking for a space underhood. Thanks to @team helotes for the wiring drawing. Modified your diagram for use with relays and the Mini 4200 Feniex.



Also looking for a spot for the 88-98 Silverado underhood retractable magnetic light I scored a long time ago to put on my Comanche, but never did.



Moved the lightbar outside for a better shot. Still need better and lower bracket mounts, but for $40 all in for the single row bars, brackets and mounts, can't complain too much.



Still have to get the Rough Country lightbar brackets modified before mounting it, unfortunately.

Eventually, there will be amber LEDs all around, that the Feniex controller should be able to flash pattern, eliminating the need for a hazard light bar when stopped to winch out folks or during a search and rescue op.
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Tinted the single row 7" lightbars



Mounted and tested to see color difference between tinted and white/amber, it's close enough.



Started laying out the wiring and looking for a space underhood. Thanks to @team helotes for the wiring drawing. Modified your diagram for use with relays and the Mini 4200 Feniex.



Also looking for a spot for the 88-98 Silverado underhood retractable magnetic light I scored a long time ago to put on my Comanche, but never did.



Moved the lightbar outside for a better shot. Still need better and lower bracket mounts, but for $40 all in for the single row bars, brackets and mounts, can't complain too much.



Still have to get the Rough Country lightbar brackets modified before mounting it, unfortunately.

Eventually, there will be amber LEDs all around, that the Feniex controller should be able to flash pattern, eliminating the need for a hazard light bar when stopped to winch out folks or during a search and rescue op.
Looks good man.
One thing would concern me however. You sure the RC brackets are gonna support all that weight?
IIRC, they're made simply to hold up their 20" single-row light bar.

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The modification to the RC brackets involves gusseting the arms to support it and beefing up the back. Interestingly, the RC mount is the same gauge as the Steelcraft mounts that come with the bar. They're way overbuilt for just holding a lightbar, which I find amusing.





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They never should've gotten rid of the retractable lights, I always thought they were the coolest things.
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They never should've gotten rid of the retractable lights, I always thought they were the coolest things.
I forgot about that light on my 1995 C1500. Should be standard on every truck.

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Continental plates are shifting..

Had a local shop install the Eibachs, and the 265/70R17 Cooper Discoverer AT3s I've had sitting around for quite some time. I bought five, but apparently the spare is a 16" steelie, annoyingly.

Anyway, hard to see in the pictures, but the whole attitude of the truck is changed with the Eibachs and tires. Looks and feels more like a truck.

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Might worry a lot less about the front hitch I have planned now with more than 6 inches under the air dam.


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Cool looking build! Who made that front bar? I like it.

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It's a Steelcraft EVO 3 for a Tacoma.

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