Maillet’s New Ride

maillet282 Dec 7, 2019

  1. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin Super Moderator

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    That switch placement came out pretty perfect.
     
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  2. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Got home from work today and had a couple hours to do some mods in the Silverado that I’ve had sitting around. Since the weather is really nice today decided to install the new A-pillar lights

    ordered the SDHQ a pillar light pods and just received them recently. So threw those on and then added and wired the lights. Still waiting for 6AWG ring terminals to arrive so still have no power to the Spod for now.
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    Also started working on the behind the grill light bar. As you can see from the pictures below you can see the air flaps I mentioned in a previous post
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  3. TheCrabby1

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    The last picture you posted made me tired,:confused: from looking at all the snow you removed ! :D
     
  4. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well finished up fabricating the behind the grill bracket. Took a bit of trial and error with putting the grill back on but finally got it after a couple hours of Messing around with it. Also finally wired up the 6AWG wire from the battery to the spod controls box. Now everything is working. (Will definitely clean up the wires next time I work on the truck. Kids are getting cranky and I don’t have time to fix the wires right now)
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    this next pic is with the bar installed but off
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  5. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well it’s been a while since I’ve updated this thread ( and since I’ve driven my trucks)

    Since being away for an extended business trip. I’ve had some time to look at some of the mods I want to do when I get home

    for now. Thinking one of these head ache racks:
    https://magnumtruckracks.com/shop/truck-racks/magnum-sport

    Going to be ordering one of these hidden winch plates as well
    https://www.roughcountry.com/gm-hid...tml?find=2017-chevy-silverado-1500-4wd-739399

    And also thinking about upgrading my tonneau cover with a backflip roll up hard covers.
     
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  6. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well. While enjoying my second cup of coffee this morning. My CC pretty much caught fire.

    ordered the Rough Country hidden winch plate
    https://www.roughcountry.com/gm-hidden-winch-mounting-plate-11004.html

    As well as a Runva 11 000 lb winch with synthetic line from Costco. Now need to go order a front licence plate bracket because stupid Ontario Canada requires you to have a front licence plate.
     
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  7. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    I'm running the Tuffy folding plate bracket. It works pretty good.
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  8. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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  9. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    It's done good for me. I had to drill extra holes to drop it down (second pic) but otherwise the fit and finish are acceptable.
     
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  10. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the input and review. Definitely appreciated.
     
  11. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    I'd forgotten how good this truck looks.
     
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  12. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Now the hard part. Trying to make up my mind on what model headache rack to get. Both are made from the same company and both are aluminium with a total weight of 35 lbs.

    The big question is 1 light per side or 2.
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    Any advice/ opinions?
     
  13. TerryD

    TerryD Total Tease Supporting Member

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    The one with two lights would be easier to source replacements from truck stops or farm stores.

    Why have lights at all? I think I would prefer a simple setup without them myself.
     
  14. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    It’s because the low profile models pictured block the 3rd break light and is at the same height as the roofline. The ones with no lights are around 3” taller to not block the 3rd break light.
     
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  15. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well the wife has spoken. Will be ordering one of the racks with the 2 lights per side. Now trying to figure out what the fabrication lead times are specially with COVID
     
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  16. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Headache rack has been ordered. Winch arrived at home, same with the front license plate mount. 9 more days until I become free. Now looking up the best way to install a hidden amber strobe light system on this truck without spending too much money
     
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    So.. is that a good thing the wiffy is into lights before lockers?! Haha
    I can't believe you wondered whether you wanted two more lights or four!
     
  18. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    These are only the stock lights. I am already looking at adding extra lights onto the truck and changing up the lights on the rack
     
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    Xterrorista Lockers Installed Supporting Member

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    Quarantine can play hell on the wallet.. especially during black Fri and online Monday wknd!
     
  20. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well. Since I had the afternoon off ( need to work 3 half days before I go on my post deployment leave)
    Got bored and desired to install my new tonneau cover

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  21. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Finally found an answer for your question

    stock I can fit 285/75/17 and with a 4” lift I can fit 35’s
     
  22. TheCrabby1

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    Is that cover gonna work with that rear window bar/light thingy ?
     
  23. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    100% compatible
     
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    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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  25. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well here is a picture of the winter tires. Makes the truck look like it skipped leg day. Got thing it’s only temporary
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    As well it was nice enough today so I wired up some emergency strobe lights since I am such a shiat magnet. Will add some strobe lights to the headache rack in the spring.( it will give me time to order more as well as plan where I am going to I stall them). Possibly look into getting a trafic advisor, still on the fence about it
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  26. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Here are the pics of the headache rack installed
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  27. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Where here are the pics to the answer of if a Runva 11 000 lb winch will fit
    Had do do a bit of cutting but everything lined up
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  28. BEEFY

    BEEFY I Smile when Gasoline Can Freeze

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    That turned out great
     
  29. TheCrabby1

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    DITTO ! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     

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