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post #496 of 800 Old 07-05-2013, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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They're here!!!!!

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post #497 of 800 Old 07-05-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Started painting the fenders, hope to have them installed tomorrow.
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Metalcloak Front Fenders = installed and awesome! Here's a few pics. I can say that these fenders are heavy duty construction, a precise fit and easy to install. The inner wheel wells are a huge bonus because they bolt right in and look great. No messing around with cutting up my stock fenders to graft the wheel wells in. Great stuff, awesome customer service too!
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Lookin awesome bro

I am in deep
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/how-did-happen-rebuild-1113470/
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Thanks guys! 83vert, you're two steps ahead of me in body part reassembly. Up next is hood and windshield. Following your build is like a sneak peak for me on what mine is gonna look like.
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post #503 of 800 Old 07-07-2013, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Looks sweet!
Thanks!

I started the engine compartment wiring today and made a trip to the store to get some needed electrical parts. I picked up a horn, some rocker switches for a dash mounted on/off override switch for my E-fans and Fuel Pump relays that I'll wire in, a headlight switch and actuator rod and also some LED indicator lights (2 green, 1 red and 1 blue) and side marker lights.

I'm going to use the Equus 8076 Speedo in place of the factory speedo and mount it to a plate in the factory location. My plan is to use the two green indicator lights (one on each side of the speedo) as my interior dash turn signal indicators. The red indicator light will be my 'idiot' light for the TBI system and I'm not sure what I'll do with the blue one yet.

Because I am using the smaller stand alone speedo that does not have a fuel gauge I am installing a matching 2" Equus fuel gauge in a plate in the center of the radio cut out with the rocker switches on either side. I read up on using an amp/speakers and iPod only setup for my music so the radio cutout is no longer needed.

I found these little LED side marker lights for inside the new front wheel wells because the Metalcloaks have no side marker lights. Conveniently there is a 3/4" hole already drilled in the aluminum.... Perfect fit!

The light switch went in easily, but I had to use a metric nut to hold it in place because I didn't have the stock retaining nut.

The horn got mounted in a "PO" hole in the firewall to close it up.
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Use the blue led for high beam indicator.
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Use the blue led for high beam indicator.
Great idea, will do! Thanks
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The engine bay and contour fans are all wired up with the exception of the HEI. I have the purple/white wire #723 from the painless harness and the tach source wire from the howell kit connected at the tach output on the HEI. I'm not sure which wire goes on the 'battery' side though. Do I just use the same wire that would otherwise go on the + side of the coil at that location? I'll have to go through the instructions again. Too many wires....

I used JY bosch relays (one per fan), a power distribution block (with six fused outputs for future add ons) along with ten gauge wire for the power and grounds. The relays are powered by a dash switch, are grounded by the thermo switch (195*) in the intake and everything up front (lights, horn, fans) is grounded on a grounding bar that is wired back to the battery - terminal with 8 gauge.

I was going to start on the dash but all I got done was make a plate/grommet for where the harness passes through the firewall and I wired up the idiot light.

I still need to source a heater and wiper switch along with some dash lights (the rectangle shaped ones next to each knob).
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Figured out the HEI, I just ran the unused electric choke wire to the battery side. So that completes the engine wiring. The remainder under there is plug an play with the TBI.

I was looking at the dash and realized that I don't need the Air/fuel mixture gauge because I am running the TBI. I initially purchased it because I planned to run a carb, but that changed so I pulled the gauge out and moved the fuel gauge in it's spot. So that leaves me with only the Speedo left to mount up. I'll list the unused 2" A/F and Mechanical Water temp gauges on ebay or CL.

I also ordered up some more of the 3/4" LED's for the back of the Jeep to fill in the upper spare tire carrier holes on either side of the tailgate. I'll have a turn signal (amber) and a back up light (white) on both sides of the tailgate. Doesn't look as good as thought but it's functional.

I finished stripping the old paint off the hood and found several creases and dents from the numerous times it fell over in the garage so I got to do a little body work again. I got them as close to perfect as I could and that's good enough for the textured paint I'm using. The big crease was in the front (center) of the hood and it was covered underneath by the support piece making it really hard to get to. I hope to have it primed, painted and installed by the weekend.

Going to get some sleep before I head in for work tonight.......
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It's been a while since my red one has seen the inside of the garage! Getting there!
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Red one not running? If it is I'm sure we can round up some recruits to limber it up for you.
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post #510 of 800 Old 07-17-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Red one not running? If it is I'm sure we can round up some recruits to limber it up for you.
Na, It's running fine, just giving it a break from the sun. My seats have dried out considerably over the past year from parking it exposed like like that. The desert heat destroys everything.
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