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    Love it Curt.

    Do you have the wrenches indexed in neutral front and rear on the PICS? That way it will be easier to find/remember LOW is up and HIGH is down.

    Can I copy your 205 cross member support?
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    That's shifters all the way forward (or rails all the way into the case) which is 4 low. When i pull the shifters all the way back into 4 high they are straight up. I just freestyled with lengths, angle and distance to pivot as well as location. I can always cut the shifters above the pivot and move angles, lengths etc if they end up in the way of the floor, seat, console or are too long or short.

    By all means, copy away buddy. I forgot to take pics when it was out but there is top and bottom lips to strengthen it up. Here's one Noah snapped while it was out. Pretty shit pic tho. Betting with your black box you'll have a little more real estate to work with than my 2.5" long ribbed up adapter.

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    So i think it's time to hit Kenny U Pull to do some snooping around. Any opinions/ideas, by all means.

    Off the top of my head:

    - Gas pedal assembly/tac box from 2005 chev/Gm (fly by wire) - looks like they might have one

    - Steering pump - thinking astro van

    - Remote steering resevoir - not sure, biggest i can find

    - Shifter, 90's camaro maybe

    - Small simple fuse box - not sure

    - Dual narrow electric fan setup - fox body stang maybe?

    - Driveshafts for parts

    Likely forgetting some things

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    also check out picknsave on Cavell at Barton.... they have a nice rotation of stock? check them out online...
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    Never heard of them. Thanks buddy. I'll check it out

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    volkswagen golfs had pretty sweet under hood fuse boxes if i remember correctly!

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    Interesting. I'll have to go pop the hood on the jetta and the golf in the yard and have a look-see.

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    Did up some no charge exhaust. Old bits n pieces, Bernie's mufflers and some old tips I cut off a buddies stang when he wasn't looking. And now we're having a wiring party. It's terrifying!







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    TJ Build

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    Pretty much. Lol

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    Looks SLICK specially your placement of the exhaust tips.............

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    Cleaned up the front a bit.


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    That looks awesome
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    Looking good buddy! Keep it up May 24 is around the corner lol

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    Don't remind me. May 24 might be pushing it. lol

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    My trailer hitch, limiting strap, exhaust hanger, shock mount. Lol






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    Tank supports


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    nice work curt!
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    So, question time.

    I'm working on my rad mounting and have been looking into fans. My computer is set up for 2 fans. The best choices, from my hunting, are below. Looks like one of the Intrepid set-ups will fit best for me.

    I remember in past researching people liked the Volvo fan because it flowed as well or better then the taurus with a bonus that it came with the controller/relay box attached. So when i head out to the upull can i just steal a controller/relay off something? And, if so, any idea of other vehicles that have said setup that would work. I'd assume a 2 speed fan would wire the same as a dual fan setup?

    Next questions. Placement for tranny, oil and steering coolers. My thinking is all over on the low side and have it running constantly?

    So here's my rad and fan options i've come up with



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    Next question

    Been thinking about running dual batteries out back. A buddy just hooked me up a bunch of 2 gage no charge. I been google-fooing diagrams and some people run a solenoid and some an isolator. Opinions?


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    I personally hate those resistance style isolators. They are inefficient and cause a large voltage drop to the batteries. I ran one for a couple of years and eventually ditched it. The GM alternator you are going to be using with the new engine should have a remote voltage sense lead that you can wire directly to your main power distribution point (NOT the battery terminal) which will help compensate for a shitty isolator...but I wouldn't do it.

    If you insist on running dual batteries where one needs to be isolated from the other with the ignition power off, just use a constant duty solenoid.

    After messing with different dual battery set ups over the years, I finally got to the point where I realized dual batteries were no longer terribly beneficial for my application. If I used the heep for extended trip into the bush with no support - like expedition style use, where the heep was the primary means of electrical power for anything and everything, having a dual battery set up for a failsafe back up makes sense. But I don't use it like that. I just go day trip wheeling and I'm not concerned about camping day after day out of it. I'd rather save the 50+ LBS of extra weight and space and electrical BS of an extra battery that doesn't really have any benefits. One large battery works just fine. It has been that way for 10 years now and I like it much better.

    Another consideration is that if you are putting batteries in the back and your winch is in the front, you are going to need larger cabling than 2 GA. Your winch can draw 450 amps at full load besides any other power requirements like lights, engine power, etc. Might as well just call it 500 amps. Figure on your cabling being between 15' - 20' one way....but a winch should have a ground directly to your battery.

    Looke here for help in calculating cabling requirements based on distance and load: https://www.bluesea.com/resources/1437

    The circuit wizard is an awesome resource for calculating critical circuit cabling requirements: http://circuitwizard.bluesea.com/#

    According to the circuit wizard, the gauge you would need at 15', with up to a 10% voltage drop, would be 4/0. That is very large cable and much larger than 2 GA. And even then, the correct way to calculate the length is for the total run of cable for the entire circuit which would be 30'.

    Undersizing the cable on a long run will compromise the power of the winch and also lead to premature motor failure.

    Life gets a lot simpler and easier by keeping one battery up front! lol

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