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Prime'z X²

Prime Apr 9, 2016

  1. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    No hoops. Ever. I don't care for the look.
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Oh! So as I said I lost both of the inner frame nuts that help secure the back bumper. Well I found a solution. My business partner had some left over flange nuts that have stationary wings attached to them the bolts are the perfect size to go through the holes.

    So we took some chain link wire and welded it to the wings.

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    This way I can feed the nut up the back of the frame rail, start the bolt and the nuts will tighten up beautifully.
     
  3. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    I did too.. But I had a cherry picker ;) haha
     
  4. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    As if the baby street tires didn't look dumb before.....

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  5. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    OP updated with current picture
     
  6. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Looks good!

    Now time for some meats
     
  7. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Not yet. Still have to get my lift installed and cut on the fenders.
     
  8. KChurch86

    KChurch86 Titan Swapped / SAS'd Lifetime Member Founding Member

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    It's coming along man, looks good
     
  9. JayAre

    JayAre First Fill-Up (of many)

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    Consistent progress! Me likes seeing this. Can't wait to see how you have it at Went man.
     
  10. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Thanks guys.

    Shrock was ordered with the CB antenna tab. Because there really isn't a good place to put an antenna on this truck.

    Problem is, the entire bumper is powder coated. So it makes it kind of hard to get a ground to the antenna.

    I ordered one of the door jamb mounts from firestik that all the 1st gen guys use, myself included. This allowed me to use the right angle portion of the mount as a giant washer. That happens to have threaded holes in it.

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    So I crimped a ring terminal on the end of a piece of wire and bolted it to my giant washer. Ran it down with the coax. Strapped it all up and bam!

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    Now that wire will get tied to the frame to supply good ground to the radio and we will be in business.
     
  11. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Best of all, you can't see any of it with the tailgate closed.

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    Now, I do think that my 4' antenna isn't quite long enough anymore. I think a 5' one would be much better.

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  12. thecoalition

    thecoalition Titan Swapped / SAS'd Super Moderator

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    Very clean so far. Need to get to stealthing those plastics on the grill
     
  13. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I'm not going to bother. Going to order a bucktooth grill and paint that.
     
  14. Xaggerated

    Xaggerated Tricycle Supporting Member

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    I keep wondering why you have a blue XN sticker and then I remember you're wrapping it
     
  15. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I tried to break my lower shock bolts loose tonight. I had a 20-ton bottle jack under a breaker bar.

    When I jacked up the breaker bar it lifted the goddamn truck off the ground.

    My shock bolts are so tight/rust welded that the weight of the truck couldn't break them loose. Ufck it. Getting the cutoff tool out in the morning. Say goodbye to those annoying ufcks.
     
  16. caseycamby

    caseycamby Suspension Lift

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    Woooooow. I've never heard of that. That's wild.
     
  17. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I spent the entire evening soldering.

    First, the 4wd switch.

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    Then the climate controls.
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    Coupled with replacing the locker switch with a Carling rocker. That eliminates all of the orange illumination in the center stack. Hopefully I'll have a chance to get these installed this week.
     
  18. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Now that I have some refresher on soldering stuff that small, I've kinda got a system figured out. Next is the speedo and I think I can do it in a solid afternoon.
     
  19. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    Sweet man. I've got soldering skills but never actually took the time to dot my LEDs properly but now I am a little inspired. Lol


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  20. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    1st gen doesn't have any! Heh.
     
  21. akuria

    akuria Wheeling

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    No but the bulbs in the AC unit are super small and suck balls so I ripped them out and just ran a strip of LEDs in there and ran the power down to my cigarette lighter. I need to redo it and solder it all up properly though.


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  22. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    That's exactly how I was going to redo my 1st gen climate controls. Run the strip all the way around and shine it inward. I built a test kit like that and it did a brilliant job of lighting the controls.
     
  23. GPD605X

    GPD605X Lockers Installed Founding Member

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    Very nice! Jealous!
     
  24. jsexton

    jsexton Bought an X

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    If you haven't already taken care of your lower shock bolts, heat, a 6 point socket, 1/2" breaker bar, and a 6' pipe does the trick. They put those suckers on tight from the factory.
     
  25. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I've cut the head off of the drivers side. Drove the rest out. The passenger side moves with the jack but it'll be a while before I can get it all the way out.
     
  26. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    But thanks for looking out.
     
  27. TheFauxFox

    TheFauxFox Titan Swapped / SAS'd Founding Member

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    Mine were the same way. I used a 4-ton floor jack on a Kobalt 1/2 ratchet.
     
  28. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Well ufck.

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    Two of my LEDs don't work. Since I don't have a pigtail it's kind of hard to bench test these damn things. Maybe I'd I get a wild hair up my ass I'll take it back apart. I guess no light is better than orange light.

    The rest turned out ufcking great though!
     
  29. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Also, I did this.

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    It took an air saw and a bit of shoving to get that thing in there. But it's a full two inches shorter than the Cobra 29 I had. Which would never have fit there. Plus it has white illumination. Cohesion is great.

    That's a press fit. No mounting bracket. It takes a bit of ass to pull it back out so I'm going to leave it just like that.

    I can't figure out where to mount the mic though.

    I tried to take some pictures of all that I cut out to get it in but my phone kept locking up.
     
  30. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Some of the cuts could have been cleaner. But being 6 beers in and working at midnight? I'm happy with it.

    Fills the space perfectly and comes just flush with the switches. Yeah, I lost that little tray but if I've got less places for loose shiat to roll around I'll have less loose shiat.
     
  31. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    The other thing is I don't know if I'll be able to hear the radio as the whole speaker is in the old tray. But if I need an external, no biggie.
     
  32. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    Same place I have my cb. I used a big pad of Velcro to hold it in place because I lost the mounting bracket.
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    CB mic bracket is 3m taped to dash. Been holding strong for 2 years. You can see my external speaker mounted in the bottom right of the pic
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    sent from a crawlspace...
     
  33. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I was thinking about putting the mic there. But it's so gaudy I really don't want to look at it. Heh.
     
  34. thecoalition

    thecoalition Titan Swapped / SAS'd Super Moderator

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    I need to install my new cb but I need a day where it's not hot as crap since I believe we ran the power wires to the blue sea box...which means I need to remove half the damn dash again.
     
  35. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    I usually have it in the center console box when not in use.

    sent from a crawlspace...
     
  36. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Titan Swapped / SAS'd Moderator Supporting Member

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    Also, looking at that pic, just realized how dirty my interior is. Stupid dusty Rausch Creek.

    sent from a crawlspace...
     
  37. jg8992

    jg8992 Hi, my name is Brandon Supporting Member

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    I got mine there as well I can hear it pretty good and I can't hear

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  38. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Why do you think I was out there doing it at midnight? And it was still pretty damn hot.

    You should only have to remove the trim under the steering wheel and the center terrible console trim/cup holder.
     
  39. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Ufck it's hot out this morning.

    But...
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  40. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    It took way less time than I thought it would. The passenger side lower actually broke loose fine and came right out.
     

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