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ARB compressor/Blue sea fuse box

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Sandytaco916, Nov 10, 2019 at 7:12 PM.

  1. Nov 10, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    Sandytaco916

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    In case anyone was interested i thought I’d write a little about my install of my arb compressor, along with my fuse box, and a few other things. So I started off trying to make my own mount for my blue sea fuse box out of lexan, but wasn’t happy with it. So I ordered one from @paranoidfabrications and was super happy with it. I hit it with a couple coats of high heat rustoleum enamel so it would match the rest of the engine bay. I also stole an idea from @llod with his seahorse case for storage of the arb air hose and tire deflator, but instead I went with a pelican case in a tacticool color, and mounted that to the lid to the fuse box. None of the holes that I drilled ruined any of the diagram of the fuses on the underside of the lid so I was quite happy. I am no means good with electrical and had not the slightest clue what I was doing when it came to the blue sea, so a lot of it was trial and error. I visited west marine probably 4 times to get 4 gauge wire because I would mess something up, and same with auto zone. Finally I got the fuse box drilled to the mount, got rid of the inline fuse I had and replaced that with a breaker instead. I wired up the compressor, which I mounted on a CBI off-road bracket, which worked well and was cheaper by any other brand by at least $30. I then hooked up all the wiring but wasn’t very happy with all the extra wiring since I wasn’t going to be using air lockers. After a few days of looking at it, I decided to redo the harness and make it look better. I cut out the wiring for the lockers, retaped the harness, and put it in wire loom. I got rid of the arb switch and replaced it with the @Ch4x4s air compressor push button for a more factory look. I cut off a good length from the harness as well as the switch so it wouldn’t be a huge cluster behind the cubby. Overall I think the whole setup looks fairly clean for someone who had no idea what they were doing. If anyone had any questions, comments, concerns, feel free to ask.

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    Thanks. Figured it was time to stop creeping and actually make an account
     
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    Pablo8

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    Interesting. Thank you for posting. Doing similar but air lockers front and rear. TBD on hose and accessories storage.
     
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