Some electrical goodies have been showing up for the rewiring project. Headlights, wipers, and heater switch
I am still at the drawing board for locations of the gauges and switches, also waiting on Oil Pressure, Fuel Level, and I haven't decided yet on either a Volt or an Amp gauge. What is the preferred gauge for electrical monitoring?
Post by ODJeepster on Nov 13, 2016 18:57:13 GMT -8
Progress on the headlight circuit. Wired in a relay for the low beams and a relay for the high beams to take take the load of the switch. I am using 12ga and 10ga because it's what I have. Once all the wires are run I will loom clean up the mess. I scored a great deal on this Odyssey Performance 31-800 battery. 1600 pulse cranking amps, 188 minutes of reserve power.....it's a badass!!!! Because of its size I decided to mount in the back Added the indicator lights and reinstalled the gauges. It'sgetting close to being installed in the dash.
Post by ODJeepster on Nov 24, 2016 11:51:21 GMT -8
Wired in a 150amp circuit breaker from the alternator to the ignition switch and headlight relays I tested the headlights, low beams and high beams both work.
Then I wired the 12v+ and grounds at the back of the gauges and lights
Unfortunately I soon realized that the location of the Speedo will not work because the speedo cable is almost touching the defrost vent. So I switched the Speedo and Tach locations and cut apart the freshly done wiring harness lol
Post by ODJeepster on Mar 27, 2017 10:30:17 GMT -8
After running all new wires to the tail lights, I determined there is a bad socket in the original driver side tail light. Instead of trying to find OE or used (possibly with the same socket issue) I found some aftermarket ones that will look appropriate. Now I must make them fit as easy as possible without looking like a "hack" job lol. I started with some 1/8" aluminum, took some measurements 6-5/8"×2-1/2", did a little layout, and busted out the 2-1/2" hole saw. I then proceeded to use a cutoff wheel to cut between the circles And then test fit Painted OD Green to match. While paint was drying I connected the pigtails to the appropriate wires and then mounted using stainless hardware Tail light Stop and turn
ExCabSwap: The wind there looks horrible... Still worth it haha
Feb 1, 2016 18:43:45 GMT -8
ExCabSwap: Finishing up the fuel tank... Hope to see you all Tuesday in my extended cab!
Feb 6, 2016 1:43:36 GMT -8
poorboy: Can somebody give me the official rules for the Cowbell please?
May 8, 2016 15:26:47 GMT -8
Wyldman: The Cowbell... If you are a club member and you're on one of our wheelin' trips. If you get stuck on an obstacle and have to be pulled out by your winch or someone elses winch/strap. You earn the Cowbell.
May 9, 2016 15:46:03 GMT -8
poorboy: Wyldman, I got to see the passing of the bell at the meeting and learned quite a bit about the tradition.
May 11, 2016 13:03:11 GMT -8
ljdude: Who has the cowbell?
Jul 20, 2016 23:45:14 GMT -8
petee: who has the cowbell
Aug 7, 2016 20:00:28 GMT -8