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Squeaky Penguin's (not much of a) Build Thread

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by Squeaky Penguin, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Sep 17, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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    tacomataco2

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    Nice truck! I bet that bumper is gonna look a whole lot better than the one you got now. I loved going to CO, took a trip to my grandmas place in divide, gorgeous surroundings out there
     
  2. Sep 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    You mean the nice, dented, crooked one I have now?? :D
     
  3. Sep 17, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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    Sick bumper Brett! Curious to hear how it feels with the 881s. Good work man, keep it up
     
  4. Sep 17, 2013 at 9:13 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    I'm gonna do some beofre and after front height measurements. I'm a little worried about the front sagging too much.

    I'm not overly keen on top plate spacers, so Eibachs and shackles may be in my future... :D
     
  5. Sep 17, 2013 at 9:16 PM
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    SeattleCoug

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    Eibachs FTW! Love em
     
  6. Sep 17, 2013 at 9:22 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    I think I just blew my mod budget for awhile. If I lift more I'll want bigger tires, and I don't see that happening anytime soon.... :pout:
     
  7. Sep 17, 2013 at 9:48 PM
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    SeattleCoug

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    Yeah that just took a HUUUUUGE hit on my pocketbook... granted I got wheels with em, still.. :eek:
     
  8. Sep 18, 2013 at 7:00 AM
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    NYCO

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    hell yea man!
     
  9. Sep 18, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Yeah, out with the "old guy running into a shopping cart" bumper. I'm pretty excited to get this thing installed.
     
  10. Sep 18, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Couple cans of primer down:

    [​IMG]


    Also, used a few of these Deans plugs I had laying around from another hobby. Want to make it as easy a possible to remove the bumper if I have to (i.e. installing a winch.....)

    [​IMG]



    And a crappy pic of my new switch setup. With a little work I was able to get the lower lights to turn on with the dash lights and dim properly:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sep 18, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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    Which wire did you tap into for the lower light positive only when your dash lights are on?
     
  12. Sep 19, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    In order to get it to work, I pulled both the positive and ground straight from the dimmer. It would not work with a common ground between the switch. I would have to take apart my dash again to tell you exactly which wires they were, but there are 3 wires comming from the back of the dimmer, and a combination of two of them made it work.

    I do guess and check wiring....:D
     
  13. Sep 23, 2013 at 6:35 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    A couple pics I took tonight. I'll try to get some actual pics of the bumper tomorrow.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Sep 24, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    [​IMG]

    A quick front shot. I promise I'll get some better ones. Also, I took before hub to fender measurements, I'll get some after measurements when I get the skids on.
     
  15. Sep 24, 2013 at 7:49 PM
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    Uhh, what do you have my bumper? That is my bumper? Why did they ship it to you? Yeah, hint hint, I like your bumper haha.
     
  16. Sep 25, 2013 at 7:32 AM
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    much better :thumbsup:

    dig the amber LEDs too!
     
  17. Sep 26, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    I like the bumper! Nice build.
     
  18. Sep 26, 2013 at 5:44 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Got the skid plates installed this morning. Can't wait to test them out!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Gotta say I'm impressed with the 881's. To be as fair as possible, the before measurments were taken with a full tank of gas, and the after with about a third. I don't know how much this affects the front, but who knows....

    Before Hub to Fender:
    Driver: 22 5/8"
    Passanger: 22 3/4"

    After:
    Driver: 22 1/2"
    Passanger: 22 5/8"
     
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  19. Sep 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    So I work next to a communications place, and today I traded a 12 pack for this:

    [​IMG]

    Really wouldn't have got one otherwise, but I think I'll have some fun with it.

    Edit: The guy said it was $150 Dynamax PA speaker, I didn't believe him till I just looked it up. :eek:
     
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  20. Sep 26, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    Squeaky Penguin

    Squeaky Penguin [OP] "young Brett"

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    Thanks guys :thumbsup:

    I'm getting there.... might even have to change the title of this thread soon....
     
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