Maillet’s New Ride

maillet282 Dec 7, 2019

  1. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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    Well added a switch pod today. Took about 2 hours total. ( has issues getting things passed through the firewall. But got it done)

    still need to hook up the + and - and then to add the light accessories.

    Now for the pics
    Before
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    During the install
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. TheCrabby1

    TheCrabby1 Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    The last picture you posted made me tired,:confused: from looking at all the snow you removed ! :D
     
  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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  10. 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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  11. maillet282

    maillet282 If you bleeding, Imma fix you Moderator Supporting Member

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

    Xterrorista Skid Plates Supporting Member

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    I'd forgotten how good this truck looks.
     
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  13. 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?
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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