Maillet282's money pit build

maillet282 Sep 25, 2013

  1. TJTJ

    TJTJ Skid Plates Founding Member

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    BTW - You are missed over at COC.
     
  2. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Hey TJ. Ya been a bit busy since having to do the car seat install mod.
     
  3. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    well time to update this a little bit Since I am stuck at work for a little bit longer

    received and installed my New InSain Fab rear bumper with swing arm. ( pics to follow when I get home) and also started wiring in a back up camera system with out changing the stock RF head unit ( it still works to my content so why change it). will post pics of the install when it's complete

    I also installed a 14" LED light bar between the Mickey Mouse lights on the OR/P4x roof damn. and cleaned up my extra fuse block and all of the extra wiring that goes with it. so far I still need to align the light bar to not signalling ET when I turn it on.

    So today, when I was trying to clean up the back of my rig and store all my recovery gear into a Actionpacker, I ended up ripping off the 2 quick fists that are holding my shovel and a bow saw off of the rear hatch, looks like I need to re-think having these items there, and I might even just make a diffrent set up to hold everything in place and add an axe mount on there too.
     
  4. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Was bored the other day so ended up making myself a winch cable drag handle out of some paracord here are a couple pics

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  5. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Your pictures are broken. I tried to fix them. But I couldn't.
     
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    They work for me.


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  7. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    sorry if the links didn't work, I was having issues with the tablet I was using. if they still don't work let me know and I can fix them from my work computer
     
  8. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Installed an oooga novelty horn as well as the M-PAC lolle panel today. Infortunately it was too cold to take pics or videos ( phone froze and died) pics will soon follow once i get a chance
     
  9. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    so much shiat I need to do to the X this spring. just looking through the missed maintenance over the last year and a bit.
    need to do:
    [] Brakes
    [] Brake fluid
    [] Front diff fluid change
    [] T case fluid change
    [] Rear diff fluid change
    [] Radiator fluid change
    [] Spark Plugs
    [] fix stupid rear bumper with swing arm
    [] fix broken weld nut holding rad skid plate
    [] clean up wiring from additional lights and stuff I've added over the years
    [] peel and re bed line front Ironbull bumper

    plus probably a lot more once I start working on things. also need to figure out where to dump used fluids around where I currently live. I've got some used oil jugs accumulating around the garage. will also take a coupe minutes to fix the stupid photobucket pictures this weekend.
     
  10. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Around here the parts stores will take your used fluids.
     
  11. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    I just need to find a place.
     
  12. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    fixed all the photobucked BS as well as added some info to the OP.

    some people are asking how i was able to fit 3 car seats in the back seat of the X

    the Evenflow Tribute Convirtible car seats is one of the narrower brands and can fit 3 wide in the back of an Xterra ( as well as a 2012 Ford Escape)

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    we currently have 2 that are rear facing and 1 that is forward facing.
     
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  13. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    new brakes and brake fluid flushed due to the weather and not having a garage big enough to fit my X I brought it to the local OK tire. while doing the work, they noticed that the right ( passenger side) axle seal and wheel bearing were gone on my rear axle. so changed the axle shaft with the bearing, seal and tone ring assembly. now the truck drives like new.

    also ordered a new 11 000 lb winch with synthetic line as well as a red aluminium haws fairlead and front plate attachment. can't wait to get that in the mail. will post pics of the winch and fairlead once I get them in hand
     
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    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Front bumper stripped down now waiting for a few more parts to arrive and going to be spending a solid day installing the new Runva winch with synthetic rope, new red aluminium haws fairlead with front license plate bracket and new LED bumper lights
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  15. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Had a few minutes to install the Runva winch today 5DC5EAD1-6DC7-4CFC-AFB8-D14EFC5B2BD1.jpeg D1A7E885-A909-460E-9906-FEDC2B09A72D.jpeg 09A37BE9-5D51-46F0-B8B7-C559AB7AE94F.jpeg E73DA05A-6514-450E-B030-B9038ECF05CA.jpeg
     

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  16. Prime

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    Niiiice
     
  17. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    thinking about reworking some mods on the truck this week. i've been thinking about installing a LOBO rack and reworking my strobe light set up. right now I have this in the rear window hanging off of the roof hooks
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    and 1 of these on each side
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    I ordered some of these
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    as well as this strobe light controle module off of Amazon
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    this is all a start on the new lighting plan and all of the wires of the control module will be attached to a buss bar style hook up to help control the addition and removal of various lights.

    I am also looking at how I can make my own roof rack ( full Gobi style rack replacement) but not sure if I can afford a descent tube bender. I was also thinking of making a tube bender that would make radius bends in a square tube. still in the planning phases right now

    need opinions.
     
  18. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I......I need this. Where is this? I need a link in my life.
     
  19. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    ask and you shall receive

     
  20. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Yeeeeeeeee you've made me happier than one of Jim's cat girls in some stupid anime.
     
  21. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Will be placing an order for these once in the next few days. For the roof rack

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    And for @Prime I will get you the link once I am on my laptop
     
  22. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Yeeee! Please do.
     
  23. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    @ Prime as promised

     
  24. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    You're my favorite Canadian
     
  25. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Well started working on some of the lights that I have in hand. 91D714F2-BD6B-4D19-B29B-093C150ACEFA.jpeg

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    Started by making a stencil to use to ensure things are level on the truck
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    Then I added the 3 wire water proof connectors to the back of the lights. Once I have the wires ran through the truck, I will connect the female end to those ones but that will happen a diffrent day cause it’s too hot to be doing anything outside today

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  26. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    Love the tablecloth
     
  27. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    And I really with that these came with a pre-made cutout template.
     
  28. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    tell that to the wife. at least it's not on a pizza lol
     
  29. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    I agree about the pre made stencil. but oh well
     
  30. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    just placed an order with OTRATTW for 6 new switches as well as on Amazon.ca for the 4 last lights, switch housing as well as one of these let's hope this USB power swithc works
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  31. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Got the switches ordered from OTRATTW

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    Now waiting for the rest of the stuff I’ve ordered
     
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  32. harryron

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    You should have told me you were going to buy the bumper light switch. I have one sitting in the xterra you could of had for the price of shipping.
     
  33. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Oh well a bit too late now. Thanks for the offer though
     
  34. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    Well 4 new lights were dropped off by UPS today

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    Now just waiting for the new switch holder and the last switch to show up and then I will be able to re vamp all of the trucks lights
     
  35. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    New switch holder came in today. All of the critical parts are almost here. Just waiting on one more package

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  36. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    well got tired of the shotty hindge on my IF swing arm. been looking to do this since about January of this year.so today I grabbed the swawsall and the disk grinder.

    started with this just after lunch and progressed untill I had to start cooking dinner

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  37. maillet282

    maillet282 Suspension Lift Supporting Member

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    as promised here are the last few pics I took for today.
    things left to complete:
    - remove old Destaco latch (the mechanism is starting to seize due to it being powder coated with the rest of the bumper)
    -relocate trailer wiring harness plug
    -remove entire bumper to sand, prime and Bedline.( I was able to remove the powder coat in large pieces)

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    Nicely done
     

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