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Cynicalriders "J0hnny5 is ALIVE!" 01 build thread.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds (1995-2004)' started by cynicalrider, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. Mar 2, 2018 at 7:54 AM
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    Wasn't expecting to get something like this anytime soon but @JLink spotted a deal that I couldn't pass up.

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    Now I need to start gathering things for the install. Primarily the biggest issue is figuring out where to mount the solenoid and how much I will need to cut the grill to fit.
     
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  2. Mar 2, 2018 at 7:59 AM
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    Here's mine. Trail gear front bumper. You don't actually have to cut as much as I did off of the passenger side, thought the plug for the remote would be more in the way
     
  3. Mar 2, 2018 at 8:13 AM
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    Ideally I am going to keep the grill in tact as much as possible. Hopefully clock it forward to make the free spool part up front. And relocate the solenoid to the engine bay. The only cutting i want to do is for the support arms for the top of the winches frame.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2018 at 8:17 AM
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    That's as far forward as it would go. Or do you have the 2" extensions on your bumper? I don't. But I didn't have to trim at all for the supports on the winch, just for the free spool handle and the solenoid. I wanted to mount the solenoid in the engine bay but cables were too short for my idea and didn't want to rewire anything
     
  5. Mar 2, 2018 at 8:28 AM
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    When Ant and I designed my crossmember and welded it to the frame I knew one day if I got a winch it would involve cutting into the grill. I never imagined I would have to cut into a gorgeous Toywerx grill but sadly it's what will need to happen. I wanted the bumper to be inline with the body with barely any gap when you walked up and looked over the front of the bumper.

    Here is the part I am hoping to only need to cut for, but I think Ill need to mildly cut for the drum as well.

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    Ideally the back support will land behind the entire grill. The height of this part is 6.5" and this is where 6.5" lands on the grill:

    IMG_9851.jpg

    And this shows around where the winch will land when you look at the mounting holes in the bumper:

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    You can see @jubei run into a similar issue and how he dealt with it here:

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...orado-gtfo-build.427567/page-68#post-16164413
     
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  6. Mar 2, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    Ah, I see what you mean. Sucks man, hopefully you just have to shave into the bottom a little
     
  7. Mar 2, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    jubei Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man!

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    What’s up, Mike!

    FYI, I used the frame horn extensions that came with my Addicted front bumper, but it looks like we ended up with our bumpers in roughly the same location front to back.

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    Also, the top of the main tube is just barely below the bottom of the filler plates looking from the front. I think that’s about where yours is located vertically, too, so I’ll be surprised if you don’t have to chop through the bottom lip entirely like I did. Hopefully you don’t, but if you do, I think the grills still look amazing despite that.

    I’ll see if I can find a shot of the ghetto contactor mount that I made and where it’s located in the engine bay. I can get measurements and pics tonight when I get home too (assuming I’m not here late...)

    Awesome addition to the truck, though! Glad to see you were able to get in on one.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2018 at 2:38 PM
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    I had to cut out a fair amount with my winch and the addicted bumper. But it's a stock grill, so I didn't care too much.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    So it's been years since I've gotten any serious body damage. I think the last time I got anything significant was when I dented my bedside and tailgate in the pines in like 2013. One visit to AOAA in the snow and that all changes. Tagged my bedside on a rock that required you to get way off camber to avoid it. I should have just gone higher on the left but didn't know. The shitty part of leading sometimes I suppose lol same issue with the fender dent, went first, thought I could squeeze between 2 tree and put the fender into a tree. Had to ask @M192 to winch me back to avoid more damage.

    I know body damage is part of the risk and the game, but sucks to break a damage free streak.

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    I did very much enjoy AOAA with @M192 and @Rockbaron1 and the amping we did afterwards.

    Some photos of myself:

    [​IMG]IMG_9881 by Michael Halat, on Flickr
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    Trails are much tighter than Rausch but I enjoyed that. It really kept you on your toes. The scenery was awesome too, especially on Upper Anthracite. You basically were wheeling down a creek/waterfall thing.

    Afterwards we camped and made some dinner despite the 20 something degree wind chill.

    I did need to clear the road to camp, especially since my brother in law came in his Rav-4. Otherwise we all were just driving over this downed tree earlier that morning.

    [​IMG]IMG_9934 by Michael Halat, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9935 by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    Really been happy with my camp kitchen setup:

    [​IMG]IMG_9936 by Michael Halat, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9937 by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    This was Mac's second camping trip. She's almost a year old and I was really worried how she would do in the cold. The fire scared her so the best way to warm her up was to put her on the chair with her back to it. I also love the LED collar I got her for these trips. So much easier to keep track of her at night especially since I let her free roam off leash.

    [​IMG]IMG_9939 by Michael Halat, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_9948 by Michael Halat, on Flickr
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    I think she really enjoyed this trip. I definitely think I will be back at AOAA again.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2018 at 10:12 AM
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    Can you not pop that front fender dent out with a rubber mallet or something?

    Looks like an awesome trip
     
  11. Mar 6, 2018 at 10:14 AM
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    The one on the front looks like you might be able to get it out, maybe. The back, that’s going to be there for a minute. Haha.
     
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  12. Mar 6, 2018 at 10:22 AM
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    Yeah I tried half heartedly already, there isn't much space to get a good swing in. I probably can if I took the fender off though. Should be easy enough with a PDR kit of some sort. Might try that, or one of the other youtube methods lol
     
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  13. Mar 6, 2018 at 10:37 AM
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    Its hurts a bit at first, got a good one the end of last season. Tagged the bed pretty good. Gopro suction mount was strong enough to pull alot of it out.

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    I do recommend given our rusty area, is to clean up and cover that new exposed metal.

    Pup looks like she is doing well!
     
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  14. Mar 6, 2018 at 11:54 AM
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    Yeah I was thinking about the gopro suction mount too, glad it worked for you. And yeah I plan on taking it for a good wash and then touching up the exposed metal. Rocks do a good job at cutting sheet metal open lol and yeah she's doing great! I would love to bring her to Big Dog's but I think my wife would prefer to have her home with her for almost a week long trip.
     
  15. Mar 6, 2018 at 1:53 PM
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    Mike if your like me you hit shit with the body so much it becomes natural and the "sting" goes away. Haha I was up against a few trees but no "real" damage I was worried when I got my cap against a tree.
     
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    That was one hell of a trip though. Haha
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    Jake you on Insta? Was wanting to follow you but had no idea if you had one. Same with you @jubei. I already know @Squeaky Penguin is anti everything though. :p
     
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    Winch install has been slow. I started with grill trimming and have been taking my time to keep it looking as nice as possible. Don't want to post photo's of that till it's all buttoned up though. Easily have about 4-6 hour in the grill alone. :eek: Want to preserve it's beauty as much as possible.

    Found the most ideal place to mount the solenoid to, but needed to make something to mount it to. It looked like against the battery would be my best bet. So I got out my air shears and the 20ga. I had left over from tubbing and got to work.

    [​IMG]IMG_0050 by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    One side fitted:

    [​IMG]IMG_0051 by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    Both sides done and riveted:

    [​IMG]IMG_0053 by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    I made the walls long enough in case battery length or width increases (though width would require new bends).

    Then mounted the solenoid to it:

    [​IMG]IMG_0054 by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    Also got an isolator and mounted that as well:

    [​IMG]IMG_0057 by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    I got the isolator based on a recommendation by @Wheelspinner so that I can have power turn onto the winch only when I want it. The solenoid it comes with does this too, but it still means there is always power going to that solenoid. I also liked this idea so that I can cut off all power with the flip of a switch. God forbid the winch is pulling and for some reason get's stuck pulling in, I can stop it before it breaks shit.

    Worse comes to worse, if this isolator fails, I can just put both hots on the same post of the isolator and still winch if need be. The isolator is rated for 500 constant amps and peaks of 700 amps.

    The other part of all this is needing to extend the leads that run from the solenoid to the winch itself. Thankfully I had the materials lying around the garage from my big three upgrade to continue working without needing to drop more money on cables. I used the small wires that came with the winch that ran from solenoid to winch, for my solenoid to battery lines. Then took the one long line that came with the winch and ran that from solenoid to battery. I then created two other cables with 2ga I lad lying around. I figured this would be more than enough considering the long cable that came with the winch was only 4ga. I might pick up more 2ga one day and swap that to 2ga like everything else, but for now it will do. I also put my pneumatic crimper to work again as well.

    [​IMG]IMG_0058 by Michael Halat, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_0049 by Michael Halat, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_0029 by Michael Halat, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_0028 by Michael Halat, on Flickr

    All that is left now is to disassemble and paint the mount, do final wiring, and reconstruct the grill. Chances are I won't spool the winch until my new fairlead comes in though.
     
  19. Mar 13, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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  20. Mar 13, 2018 at 1:39 PM
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    Hmmmm all I saw was SOAD haha sweeeet
     
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