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post #151 of 1985 Old 02-26-2011, 02:32 PM
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I saw a Jeep on here with about eight lights on it once. It was a JK, and it looked BA!


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post #152 of 1985 Old 02-26-2011, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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I saw a Jeep on here with about eight lights on it once. It was a JK, and it looked BA!
I hope I'll get the same kind of look! If I add the stinger lights, my total (including headlights) will be 12...

Windshield - 2
Hood Bar - 4
Stinger - 2
Recessed Bumper - 2
Headlights- 2

That will leave me with room to put 2 more fogs on the bumper at winch level if I so desired. My amperage in lighting is already going to be around 70 amps. At what point to I need to step up my alternator/battery? I think it will be a rare day that they're all turned on at the same time.


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post #153 of 1985 Old 03-08-2011, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Bought the Blue Sea Systems fuse block today. $47 shipped, comes with the fuse box (with grounding bus) and the plastic cover. Awesomely, the dimensions of it will allow it to fit into the largest size of the Radio Shack Project boxes, along with the relays and their terminal connections. All of these things are in the mail now, so my electrical refurbish shall be completed soon. Other things I need to pay for this month are the light bar brackets, and the Teraflex CB antenna mount for the brake light so I can get my Firestik up and running when I'm home for a weekend next month.

Here's what's in the mail... Relays came with the connections from eBay, they're 30 Amp and I got them delivered (10 of each) for $23.





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post #154 of 1985 Old 03-09-2011, 09:40 AM
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Holy amperage Batman! Yeah, you're definitely going to have to upgrade your alternator. I would suggest doing the Dodge Durango alternator swap. I've got it saved here somewhere....

EDIT: Read through this. It'll help you.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/du...j-swap-883282/

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post #155 of 1985 Old 03-09-2011, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Holy amperage Batman! Yeah, you're definitely going to have to upgrade your alternator. I would suggest doing the Dodge Durango alternator swap. I've got it saved here somewhere....

EDIT: Read through this. It'll help you.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/du...j-swap-883282/
I'm glad you said this, it's been on my mind a lot recently. I won't be using all 10 relays, only 6. My total amperage (assuming all lights on at the same time) will be just under 60 amps if I add 2 100watters to the stinger, otherwise as of now she'll sit at about 40. I know that the winch will be a huge draw but only occasionally. I'll read up on the durango swap.

Edit: I've got the 117 amp alternator, information per my Chrysler build sheet specs.


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post #156 of 1985 Old 03-17-2011, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Everything came in the mail today, so I've got some toys to play with before the next time I'm back in Boston. I'll be putting everything (relays and fuse block) into a Radio Shack project box, which will then be lined with silicone and mounted in the engine bay. I'll put 8 relays in the box, and each of them will have the relay harness on them, wired straight up to the fuse block + and - blocks. Each relay will be riveted to a small aluminum plate that comes with the radio shack box.

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When are you coming back to Boston again? I'm hiring you to wire up my headlight harness. And you have no say in the matter.

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post #158 of 1985 Old 03-19-2011, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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When are you coming back to Boston again? I'm hiring you to wire up my headlight harness. And you have no say in the matter.
Back for a quick 2 days in April, then moving back the first weekend in June for at least the summer... I promise I'll be around June/July to help you with any projects! I'll be throwing an 8.8 in and an LP/HP 30 with matching gearing in the front, and doing some rust maintenance.


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post #159 of 1985 Old 03-20-2011, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Continued work on the engine bay fuse/relay box. Started with 4 relays only, because I only have 4 devices that need relays. I have more, and (limited) space for more in the future if necessary. The 4 relays are tied together and riveted to the aluminum panel, and then their power and grounds are hooked up to the fuse block with fuses of the appropriate rating. This means the only cables that will need to be connected are the power and grounds for each of the lights themselves. There will be one hole drilled into the box for the lights and their ground power to be run to the relays.









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post #160 of 1985 Old 03-24-2011, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Just called East Coast Gear Supply and put a deposit down on a Ford 8.8 ... figured I can save the shipping and handling by picking it up in the U-Haul when I drive back to Boston in June. At the moment I'm going with 4.10 (hence the deposit 2 months in advanced, they sell out pretty quick) but I might change that to 4.56 or 4.88 between now and when I pick it up.

Woohoo! This is exciting!


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Travis from CT Custom Metal e-mailed me today and told me that the hood light bar brackets were being made today in his CNC machine. I also bought from him a teraflex style brake light CB mount (drivers side) for $15 shipped... not bad considering it's half the price of a Tera! He's shipping directly to Boston so when I'm home next I should have some nice small projects to get done. I'm also done with my relay wiring system, so I'm mailing that up north as well. Two more months and I'll have the Jeep full time to work on ... can't wait!


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post #162 of 1985 Old 03-28-2011, 10:43 AM
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please post some picture of your teraflex style brake light CB mount when you get and have it installed? I think that is how I want to mount my.
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post #163 of 1985 Old 03-28-2011, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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please post some picture of your teraflex style brake light CB mount when you get and have it installed? I think that is how I want to mount my.
Photos from the CN Customs flickr page. Looks about the same as Teraflex. I'll post more when I get it installed next week




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Old picture from 2009... I like it! aside the broken turn signal, which has been fixed over two year's time aha.



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Silly little thing, but I ordered a 12" x 18" American flag to zip tie to the Firestik when I install it next weekend. Nothing like a little patriotism! Also, tax returns are coming soon... gotta figure out what to get with the cash! I've been spending a lot of time looking at UCF transfer skids, Adams CV shafts, Rokmen trail guard corners... other stuff. We'll see!


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