Well this update isn't nearly as cool as the others, but aside from the on-board air it's what I needed the most. Finally got my hitch hauler finished and lined. I couldn't find any production units that were big enough so I decided to make my own. The inside of the basket measures 26" x 5'. It is pretty big, so I plan on adding a back up camera sometime to keep me from backing into things when I forget it's on there.
I plan to leave it hooked up almost all the time, so I added a fire/ice bar that normally goes under tailgates for some rear running/brake/blinker lights, as well as some running lights on the sides.
Made sure to have plenty of tie down points
Finally welded on some tow points to my hitch, they double as stabilizer points for the hitch hauler.
Bike rack attaches no problem. The arms fold down, and the rack is hinged so it can lean towards the rear to still open the hatch without having to take the rack off.
Probably my favorite part of the rack, bottle holders. They have long pins in them that locate in holes I drilled in the support bars. It's able to fit 2 of my large oxy/acy bottles or my little bottles like this one. Slide the attachments in, set the bottles on, strap them down, and youre good to go!
Haven't added any interior pictures yet, because it's mostly stock and will prolly remain that way. But here's the front, dark grey leather seats from an 04 I swapped in as well as one of my best investments; my Weathertech Floor matts. They're $100 for front and about the same for the rear, but they are worth every penny. Fitment is wonderful.
Rear seats with Weathertech matts
Switched all my dome lights out to led's. Super bright, not sure if that's good or bad lol. Cops can definitely see everything inside at night, even with the dark tint.
One of my buddies did this to his truck and I really liked the idea. He used purple, but I prefer the white for better vision. Ran some LED strip lights under my floorpans, and hooked them up to my interior dome lights. At night when the door is opened, or when you hit the unlock button on the key fob they light up just like the interior lights. Keeps you from stepping in/on something you don't want to.
I had planned at first to put the lights on the bottom of my door sills also, but that was way too much work for the end result haha. ( I don't have map pocket lights, so I would have had to run the wiring through the doors to the cab.)
As always, the camera doesn't do the light near the justice it deserves. The light extends about 5' to the side of the vehicle, which is plenty good for me.
One of my favorite pics. No roof rack in this one, but it came out good
Next on my list is to make some 40" light bar mounts. The light bar will sit at the top of the windshield, like most other vehicles, instead of ontop of the roof. Thinking about making afew extra sets if anyone is interested, prolly be about $140 or so.