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Old 06-16-2016, 09:53 AM   #71
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Can you post pictures of the whole rig?
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Old 06-18-2016, 09:39 AM   #72
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Sure can. This is an older picture but it gives an idea.

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Building from scratch gives a lot of design freedom but takes a lot of time, especially in the little details... This one is part of the electrical cabinet.



And in place. Still need to add the Espar control but coming along nicely.

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Old 06-18-2016, 09:57 AM   #73
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Are you guys seing the pictures sideways and all doubled up? Weird.

Did some clean up in the electrical cabinet. Overall we probably removed 80% of the original system!



While at it, we connected the switches box up front. Compact it is! The plan is still to use a Bluetooth system either as a backup or secondary system.





And kept on going with the interior.




The double bench doubles up as a 6'6" long bed. I haven't seen anything built that way before but should work great! (I'll post more details soon).

I'm running most of my electrical wires behind the small upper boxes. Just to be safe I've added some electrical conduits to run future wires...


Need to decide if I keep or ditch... the rear AC unit.


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Last minute decision, decided to add extra storage between the seats so I raised the bench height and installed a large drawer between the two benches. Drawer cover is just about done but no pics yet.



Heavy duty tracks.


Just about caught up now. More electrical work today and might install my 4" exhaust...

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Wow, lot's of work done so far and it looks great.
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:51 PM   #76
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Thanks Artic. Yes I've been going at it lately

What do you guys think of this? I find it a bit annoying how it revs the engine right at start up & thinking of removing it, suggestions?



Yesterday we did a bunch more electrical work, installed a Pyro and I swapped my old exhaust with a full 4" (including downpipe). Exhaust turned out great, not too loud, easy install and decent price (Diamond).

This is where I tapped in for the Pyro. Just kept engine running while drilling/tapping to keep all the shavings out.





This is where we relocated the winch solenoids and controls. They are now protected from the elements. It's not bolted down and the cables have enough slack so that I can easily move it out of the way to access the fuse panel. Perfect fit!

I went to installing my winch line and got a bit of a surprise. .. looped at both end?!? Didn't realized I was sold an extension line so I cut one end off and made a new end.



All that work got me tired but luckily I had a backup plan. Unfortunately my boy kicked me out



Fits perfectly between the airline tracks I had installed earlier.

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So, did you tap directly into the exhaust pipe or was that the exhaust manifold? If it's the pipe, it's pretty thin, how many threads did you get?
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Exhaust manifold!

And if anyone is looking for a nice exhaust kit this is the one I got:



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So, did you tap directly into the exhaust pipe or was that the exhaust manifold? If it's the pipe, it's pretty thin, how many threads did you get?
This is where I tapped



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Really out of order but I kinda like this first picture from when I was building the rear benches.




And a few more showing how I put these together, mostly glue and pocket screws... Light and strong





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