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Unread 11-28-2007, 09:55 AM   #331
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If you notice when you have wound the coil there is a large empty space through the center where the coolant flows. Well this doesn't allow good heat transfer when most of the coolant just goes through. With baffles that close off the ends it forces the coolant over the coils giving better transfer. Improved efficiency, hotter water.
This is another way of doing it. Years ago a good friend of mine had a old K5 blazer that we used in the local mud trails. We would use it to haul our ATV's as well. The back floorboard was rusted out so we had easy access to the exhaust. We wrapped "x" length of Copper tubing around the exhaust and soldered on some type of threaded connector on each end. One side (input) attached to a 100ft garden hose, filter, and a sump pump (place in water hole of your choice). The other end we attached a cheap shower head with flexible tubing. It worked great for showering off after a cold day riding in the mud! One word of caution: We had to unwrap about half of the copper tubing because it got SOOO hot!! More coils = more heat/ less coils = less heat.

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Unread 11-28-2007, 10:47 AM   #332
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theres a write-up on here about mounting a hi-lift like that.
I missed the write up. Great minds think alike, lol. I actually came up with that with the help of a friend.
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Unread 11-28-2007, 11:23 AM   #333
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I modified a surplus HMMWV to fit the front of my TJ.


Made my own rear bumper from 1/4" thick rectangular tubing with weld on D-rings. I'm still learning to weld.


Came up with my own way to mount my Hi-Lift.
Conduit hanger from Home-Depot with a brass wing nut.


Exhaust clamp.


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Unread 11-28-2007, 12:50 PM   #334
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Thanks JeepNinja.

Here's one with the bumper installed. I still need to make tabs to tie it into the bottom of the frame rails and possibly the top.



I know it's not the best home built on here but like I said in my initial post, I'm still learning to weld and this is one of my first fab jobs.
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Unread 11-28-2007, 01:20 PM   #335
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Thanks JeepNinja.

Here's one with the bumper installed. I still need to make tabs to tie it into the bottom of the frame rails and possibly the top.



I know it's not the best home built on here but like I said in my initial post, I'm still learning to weld and this is one of my first fab jobs.
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Unread 11-28-2007, 03:59 PM   #336
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i want more posts!
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Unread 11-30-2007, 07:56 AM   #337
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There are a lot of good ideas here.



I would like to see how overhead CB's are mounted.
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Unread 12-03-2007, 07:45 AM   #338
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There are a lot of good ideas here.



I would like to see how overhead CB's are mounted.


bumpity bump
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Unread 12-03-2007, 10:34 PM   #339
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2nd that!!!!!!
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Unread 12-04-2007, 12:06 AM   #340
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Simple 1/8x1" bar stock, bent and painted.

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Unread 12-04-2007, 12:16 AM   #341
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I wired my Driving lights thru the headlight plug. The switch in the cab controls the ground and the highbeam supplies the switched power to the relay.I wired the sideview fogs the same, but thru the lowbeam. One relay is mounted on the side of the fusebox, and one inside. I have room for one more inside. I don't like power wires running from a switch 6 feet to an underhood relay. I powered the CB, Maplight on the CB, and GPS thru a secondary fusebox behind the glovebox. The 2 wires in the stock fusebox are wired to a 3rd switch on my panel to bypass domelight switch.





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Unread 12-04-2007, 07:50 AM   #342
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I wired my Driving lights thru the headlight plug. The switch in the cab controls the ground and the highbeam supplies the switched power to the relay.I wired the sideview fogs the same, but thru the lowbeam. One relay is mounted on the side of the fusebox, and one inside. I have room for one more inside. I don't like power wires running from a switch 6 feet to an underhood relay. I powered the CB, Maplight on the CB, and GPS thru a secondary fusebox behind the glovebox. The 2 wires in the stock fusebox are wired to a 3rd switch on my panel to bypass domelight switch.
Nice work. that kinda setup isn't for me, but that is definitely one of the cleanest wiring jobs i've seen.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 07:57 AM   #343
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My home made dome light bypass set up.... A scrap bracket I found in a junk drawer in my workbench and a screw. The main thing to remember is to swivel the bracket up out of the way when you go to put the doors back on. I failed to do this once (not out of laziness, it just slipped my mind to flip 'em up) and broke the light switches on both sides when I closed the doors.....time to hit the junk yard and get 'new' ones.





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Unread 12-04-2007, 03:34 PM   #344
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You are a freaking genius.

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My home made dome light bypass set up.... A scrap bracket I found in a junk drawer in my workbench and a screw. The main thing to remember is to swivel the bracket up out of the way when you go to put the doors back on. I failed to do this once (not out of laziness, it just slipped my mind to flip 'em up) and broke the light switches on both sides when I closed the doors.....time to hit the junk yard and get 'new' ones.




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Unread 12-04-2007, 05:32 PM   #345
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BEST MOD I'VE SEEN LATELY. Fuse mod also takes out the buzzer warning for lights, so this mod's much better. I would improve on the mod to add an open hook side to slide under a screw at the other side.

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My home made dome light bypass set up.... A scrap bracket I found in a junk drawer in my workbench and a screw. The main thing to remember is to swivel the bracket up out of the way when you go to put the doors back on. I failed to do this once (not out of laziness, it just slipped my mind to flip 'em up) and broke the light switches on both sides when I closed the doors.....time to hit the junk yard and get 'new' ones.


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