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The Build

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Chickenmunga, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Aug 15, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    Thanks!

    I should make one mention, I did flip the quick fist that is near the spade. It felt more secure with the opening having to tug downward.
     
  2. Sep 3, 2011 at 8:08 PM
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    So my Midland CB gave up about 2 months ago. I decided this time to go with something that mounted in the cubby under the stereo head unit. Choices were either Cobra 19 DX IV , Midland 1001z, or the Uniden 520XL. The Midland didn't seem as good as the other two. Cobra and Uniden seemed pretty evenly matched, so I went with Cobra based on looks :p

    I started the install yesterday night. I'm copying MrGrimm for the install. He's been very helpful with guidance.

    A couple notes so far:
    -To be able to mount the CB here, you need a Scoshe dash kit. I had a Metra kit, and the cubby is much shorter in height.
    -you will need to cut a hole big enough in the cubby so that the CB can recess back into the dash.
    -You need to retain the factory clips so you can transfer them to the studs on the new Scoshe dash kit. Unfortunately, Scoshe didn't make the mounting quite right, so I needed to dremel out some holes for the clips to mount to.
    -the scoshe kit comes in two parts, the overall trim piece as one, and the legs as another. The legs have a flat plate that mounts to the cubby via two screws. Unfortunately, when you cut the hole so you can recess the CB, you cut off one of the screw mounts. MrGrimm says the clips are all that is needed, but I'm going to see what I can do with some glue or something.
    -To wire the unit, I used an add-a-fuse to plug in to the fuse panel behind the coin pouch. For a ground, I used a crimp-on connector with a hoop end and a self-tapping screw. I mounted this on a flat steep plate that was near the pedals.

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  3. Sep 24, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    Very Nice Build!
     
  4. Sep 27, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    Thanks! I have the CB all done, but haven't got a pic yet to upload.

    I had my RCAs give out near the head unit (they were crappy and near-worn when I put them in, never should have done it), so time to run new cables.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    So whats the plan for belly armor?

    :stirthepot:
     
  6. Oct 12, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    I think there's only one choice - Budbuilt. I think I only need a front skid at this point
     
  7. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:34 AM
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    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    Awesome build. Reading through it gave me a couple of ideas.

    Thanks
     
  8. Oct 31, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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  9. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    JLC Lighting CREE LED Reverse Lights

    For under $50, you can't say no. So easy, I installed them in 12" of snow in about 10 minutes.

    I think the difference is great!

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  10. Jan 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM
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    Mitch Somebody call for a Wambulance?

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    I like. I'm gonna need to look into those
     
  11. Jan 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    here's the link. The ad is a bit confusing, but the 168/194 are the ones you want. Let me know if you are going to want them soon and I can hook you up with a 10% discount
     
  12. Jan 22, 2012 at 12:19 AM
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    Body Mount Chop

    As we all know, moving up in tire size means that you invariably rub on the front body mounts to some degree. I'm fairly lucky that I only rub when I stuff the tire, but it's still something I've needed to have done.

    John at Auburn Car Repair & Offroad hooked me up with a body mount chop today. I can barely tell the difference between what he did and the factory lines - he's that good.

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    Underside (excuse the dirt)

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    End result with fender flare cuts (done by me - no science here, just a utility knife)

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  13. Jan 22, 2012 at 12:25 AM
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    That's Off Track Motorsports race rig. John's one of the members. You can find them on facebook.

    I talked to John about it, and I guess they aren't going too whole hog on it because it's a pre-production FJ (6th FJ ever made!) and by federal law, has to get scrapped after a preset number of years. :( Thank your congressman when this fine machine becomes a Pepsi can.

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  14. Jan 22, 2012 at 12:38 AM
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    considering it's never seen license plates, about the only part of your statement that still works is the 'stolen' part :p i'm sure John's thought of any way to rescue it, but it all ends in having feds chase you :(
     
  15. Jan 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    With big guns
     
  16. Jan 22, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    ^^^^ THIS ^^^^

    :popcorn:
     
  17. Jan 22, 2012 at 9:33 PM
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    It's been awful weather today, and I was busy wheeling in it. Hopefully I get a chance tomorrow
     
  18. Feb 27, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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    Damn I'm bad with pictures. Setting a calendar reminder!


    Anyway, another small update for the CB section regarding what I said about needing proper coax length:

    "UPDATE: I was wrong, read here. Correct length is whatever gets to the stud and back to your radio, no need for this 18' increments BS"
     
  19. Feb 29, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    Updated the body mount chop section with a new detail picture.
    Pictures courtesy of the best camera on Earth.
     
  20. Feb 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    ATO Hi-Lift Jack Mount

    I realized I wasn't going to get around to figuring out a better way of doing this, so I sucked it up and bought ATO's Hi-Lift mount on a group buy.

    Works nicely, I did a test drive and I can't tell the jack is back there.

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    The jack fits in just snug. This is how close it comes to the cab...

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    ... and how close it comes to the bed

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