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post #151 of 2317 Old 01-24-2012, 10:25 PM
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Primed the rest of the tire carrier. Put another layer of yellow paint on my hood locks. Pulled apart the latch for my current tire carrier to prime and paint the nuts and the tag light mount which are already rusting. Dont buy cheap junk...

My step dads bday was today so I decided to get him the hardware to wire the Hella 500s that came on the jeep (wires were cut 6" back and only pieces of the harness could be found, which were reused for another project). Should I just get the relay, relay connection, fuse holder and switch and build the harness myself or pay for the $45 Hella harness?
Build it. Cost less, your almost electrical engineer..., and you can finish it before the hella harness would come in


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Build it. Cost less, your almost electrical engineer..., and you can finish it before the hella harness would come in
Too late. I was going to but the only relay connectors on Amazon were 5 pin (that would still work) and there were numerous complaints of the wires being too small (problem). Plus the harness would have had so many pieces put together that one solid harness seemed like a better choice. I found it for $30 and did 2 day shipping. Ill pick up a red led rocker switch from radio shack. He better be freakin happy with this $45 project lol.

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By the way, do the the LED taillights snap into the existing wiring harness?

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By the way, do the the LED taillights snap into the existing wiring harness?
Nope. I soldered it all. They come with a 3 wire pigtail and the wires are stripped on the end to solder to whatever.

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Nope. I soldered it all. They come with a 3 wire pigtail and the wires are stripped on the end to solder to whatever.
Oh alright that's not bad, definitely doing it once I find a hole saw...

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Too bad you dont live closer. The guy I borrowed it from has started passing it around town after the local guys saw my work on here. Definately ask on the forum before you go buy. Thanks again Adam!

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Today, I painted the tire carrier flat black. Also painted the nuts, washers and tag light mount that were already rusting. Gets rid of the chrome/silver anyways.

Determined my power steering leak was coming from the upper connection of the pressure hose. I ordered another one from O'Reilly for $18 and they should have it tomorrow.

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Cross threaded the steering box connection on the new hose. Its junk now. Ordered another from Napa and will get tomorrow. My mechanics tool set was left out in the rain because I had to leave quickly. Dried it all off but the Torx began rusting.
But I did have the chance to ride to O'Reilly with the top down. At least I got some steering fluid and air fresheners.


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When you were drilling the holes for the tail lights, how did you keep the hole saw under control? I was trying it out on some metal and it goes crazy. Am I missing a step?

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First time checking in on your build, just read through it all, nice freaking work man. Looks good. Do the mirrors move around much on those posts?


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When you were drilling the holes for the tail lights, how did you keep the hole saw under control? I was trying it out on some metal and it goes crazy. Am I missing a step?
Do you have the drill bit in the middle? Or just the hole saw.
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When you were drilling the holes for the tail lights, how did you keep the hole saw under control? I was trying it out on some metal and it goes crazy. Am I missing a step?
It jumped a little when I did it but keeping light pressure on it and keeping it straight did the trick.

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Do you have the drill bit in the middle? Or just the hole saw.
Yeah I do

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First time checking in on your build, just read through it all, nice freaking work man. Looks good. Do the mirrors move around much on those posts?
Thanks man. Ive only had the mirrors move once and that was at 70 on the interstate. They loosened and swung down but I just got off on the next exit and tightened them all down.

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Starting from Friday...

Got the replacement replacement power steering hose installed with no problem. This one was in and running in 15 minutes.

Moved my PA horn under the hood on the ABS tray. The front end looks much better without it there.

Gave my step dad the Hella wiring harness, rocker switch and Uwharrie trail map for his birthday and got the harness 90% wired. This is the cake he got. It was a Baltimore Ravens cake. The TJ is represented by a Toyota Land Cruiser and the YJ is represented as the Nitro Circus monster truck. Oh well, still cool.

Spent the weekend widening the ATV trails and building a new trail for the jeeps. Had to bring in the dozer to fill in a ditch crossing.


And heres the spot on the trail where a curved log jumped up and bashed the side of the tub. Rocker panels just got higher on the list.

Only flex spot I could find. Not very good lol.

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