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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:08 PM   #16
Steve707
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Did you wire it straight to the battery? Im thinking about putting one of those charge stations in my console since i dont have a cigarette lighter anymore.

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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:16 PM   #17
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The first one took a long time, of course, but once you figure out the dimensions, cuts and holes, it wouldn't be bad to make another one. It would be fun to make a batch of them, so "maybe", but not likely.
Well if you decide you are, I would probably be down for 1. Pending price of course but it looks AWESOME!

I especially like how you tied in power to it with USB ports and stuff. Nice work!
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Unread 03-25-2013, 03:36 PM   #18
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Did you wire it straight to the battery? Im thinking about putting one of those charge stations in my console since i dont have a cigarette lighter anymore.
I haven't wired it up yet, and I'm not sure how I'm going to do it yet. Options are:
1) going into the fuse box, probably with a piggy back fuse tap.
2) adding a second fuse box because I have a bunch of other circuits to add and it will be cleaner. I need to add:
Fog lights
CB
Console Power Outlets
Rear Security Enclosure Power Outlet
(I have a Bestop steel Instatrunk in the back, and will add an outlet, LED light and door jamb switch to it too.)
And maybe, maybe, maybe, heated seats in the future
(these would be great, but are WAY down the priority list)

Edit on 5-31-2013:
Bought and installed the Blue Sea Fuse box under the hood for all the power circuits:

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Syste...I36T6DODAWMXZG
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Unread 03-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #19
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2nd fusebox sounds legit. I'll look in to that.
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Unread 03-25-2013, 04:04 PM   #20
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Here's some ideas to get you started:

http://www.amazon.com/Auxiliary-Auto...I1XRTJ56Z37RTY
http://www.amazon.com/HELLA-H8496009...I290H89DYNXSRM
http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Syste...I23Z6KGBKNMZF8
http://www.amazon.com/Bussmann-BP-15...=IS7FSQW3OFNE9

My favorite:
http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Syste...I36T6DODAWMXZG
It has the right # of circuits for me, is somewhat protected and has separate ground connections. Should be easy to wire up. But it is pricey...
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Unread 03-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #21
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Bussmman RTMR
http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...itionrtmr.html

http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...5300_rtmr.html

I used the 15310 when I rewired my YJ. Will again use one when it gets converted to OBD2. Fuses, breakers and relays all in one package.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 07:28 AM   #22
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Bussmman RTMR
http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...itionrtmr.html

http://www.cooperindustries.com/cont...5300_rtmr.html

I used the 15310 when I rewired my YJ. Will again use one when it gets converted to OBD2. Fuses, breakers and relays all in one package.


Those Bussman fuseboxes are great. I didn't need that many circuits and thought it would be more difficult to mount the larger box (I still have my stock jack under the hood). Where did you mount yours? They are a little pricey too, and I think you have to separately buy the connectors and make the mating wires.

Another option would be to buy a junkyard fusebox complete with relays, etc. The relays would be very nice to have integrated in the fuse box, in particular, for my fog lights.
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Unread 06-25-2015, 09:19 AM   #23
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Hey StanF, kind of reviving an old thread here, but after assembling this console. Would you reconsider the build? It looks like you came in at a little over $100. The Tuffy is around $234 and the rugged ridge security console is around $147 (both undiscounted prices). Is it worth making your own? or would you just buy one knowing what you know now?

Kind of cool to have built one that looks as nice as yours though. I'm on the fence about buying vs building. It looks like the mounting bracket is the toughest part.

Also, the lock is now $45
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Unread 06-25-2015, 11:08 AM   #24
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Hey StanF, kind of reviving an old thread here, but after assembling this console. Would you reconsider the build? It looks like you came in at a little over $100. The Tuffy is around $234 and the rugged ridge security console is around $147 (both undiscounted prices). Is it worth making your own? or would you just buy one knowing what you know now?

Kind of cool to have built one that looks as nice as yours though. I'm on the fence about buying vs building. It looks like the mounting bracket is the toughest part.

Also, the lock is now $45
The console is used frequently, and it's great. I wouldn't change a thing about it. It works well for my needs, but it may not be ideal for everyone.

I've considered is going to a TJ hand brake for a couple of reasons. If I ever do that, then I'd have to make some changes or make a new one with a smaller ammo can.
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