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Old 04-07-2015, 08:22 PM
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Well I got a little update here. I'm trying to catch up on all these mods you guys are doin. I'm far behind but I'm just starting out. Got my white leds installed. Red ones will go in tomorrow. I've got to find a power distribution box for the box so I can run all my shit off that. Any suggestions? I want it like a regular house break box would be. 1 main power wire in. And the distribute it into other things. ---------- Also installed a little work light on the actual glass for tail gate lighting. And if you let the glass go all the way up it turns into a ground light.
I'll take that sunkist while you're working on it.
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:29 PM
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I'll take that sunkist while you're working on it.
sunkist is so good. That and Dr. Pepper. lol
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:26 PM
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I've got to find a power distribution box for the box so I can run all my shit off that. Any suggestions? I want it like a regular house break box would be. 1 main power wire in. And the distribute it into other things.

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Search amazon for "automotive fuse panel" or "ATO fuse panel" and you should find something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000N9...rds=fuse+panel

There are several styles and sizes to choose from. I have 3 of these style 10-gang fuse panels in my truck, and I will be adding a fourth 6-gang panel this weekend.

This specific fuse panel fits inside the RadioShack "project box", however they may be harder to come by these days. I'm sure other companies make small plastic boxes though. Here's a shot of my bed electrical set up:



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I ran a 6ga wire from battery to the panel (fused after battery), and this powers my interior lights, rear flood lights, aux reverse lights, alley lights, a 12v outlet, secondary stereo, and there are slots open to accept more things as I install them. A relay bank for the external lights is housed in the box as well
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Old 04-08-2015, 05:52 AM
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Search amazon for "automotive fuse panel" or "ATO fuse panel" and you should find something like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000N9...rds=fuse+panel There are several styles and sizes to choose from. I have 3 of these style 10-gang fuse panels in my truck, and I will be adding a fourth 6-gang panel this weekend. This specific fuse panel fits inside the RadioShack "project box", however they may be harder to come by these days. I'm sure other companies make small plastic boxes though. Here's a shot of my bed electrical set up: I ran a 6ga wire from battery to the panel (fused after battery), and this powers my interior lights, rear flood lights, aux reverse lights, alley lights, a 12v outlet, secondary stereo, and there are slots open to accept more things as I install them. A relay bank for the external lights is housed in the box as well
I found one of them blue sea boxes. I do like your suggestion. Now I Gota decided. Ughhhh lol
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:54 AM
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Or you can go to your local wreckyeard and get one for 5$ with all the fuse you need already in it.
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Old 04-08-2015, 11:56 AM
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Or you can go to your local wreckyeard and get one for 5$ with all the fuse you need already in it.
the nearest one is 40 miles away. The one we had in town closed up shop 3 years ago
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:04 PM
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That sucks, Its one of my fav place here since I moved hehe. Don't harbour freight sell some, pincess auto up here has them on special this week.
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:51 AM
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That sucks, Its one of my fav place here since I moved hehe. Don't harbour freight sell some, pincess auto up here has them on special this week.
I'll have to check lol


But got the Reds leds installed yesterday and bought a air mattress for the back. I've got to build a platform now.

I really wish I could afford the ez lift topper actuators...but $1,100 for a kit that raises your topper is a tish bit expensive for me lol. I'll post a linky. It's really cool and simple

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http://radcotruckaccessories.com/i-1...%7Cmake%3DFORD

Linky^^

An pics>>
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:53 AM
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Search amazon for "automotive fuse panel" or "ATO fuse panel" and you should find something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000N9...rds=fuse+panel

There are several styles and sizes to choose from. I have 3 of these style 10-gang fuse panels in my truck, and I will be adding a fourth 6-gang panel this weekend.

This specific fuse panel fits inside the RadioShack "project box", however they may be harder to come by these days. I'm sure other companies make small plastic boxes though. Here's a shot of my bed electrical set up:



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I ran a 6ga wire from battery to the panel (fused after battery), and this powers my interior lights, rear flood lights, aux reverse lights, alley lights, a 12v outlet, secondary stereo, and there are slots open to accept more things as I install them. A relay bank for the external lights is housed in the box as well

Lovely Always nice to see wiring properly done.
I must admit one of my main wires I ran to the back of the ranger was an orange power cord from a sweeper. It was Free and had 3 wires. LOL
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:53 AM
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Old 04-09-2015, 06:59 AM
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If you use a scissor lift style bracket with only one linear actuator for each sides, you could build it for less than 500. Like these, http://www.princessauto.com/en/detai...or/A-p8507840e and the remote controller, I can't find the controller with the lil remote but it usually go for $80
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:19 AM
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If you use a scissor lift style bracket with only one linear actuator for each sides, you could build it for less than 500. Like these, http://www.princessauto.com/en/detai...or/A-p8507840e and the remote controller, I can't find the controller with the lil remote but it usually go for $80
shit maybe less then $200. All I need is a 3 way switch and 2 actuators I could make the brackets. Hmmmm. Starting to think this topper was another way for me to spend money freely lol
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:43 AM
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Yeah, im finally about to have so extra money to work on projects ( truck paid in july) and im getting a new shoulder surgery around the same time.. Now im struggling choosing which project to work on before I cant for a while. Would also help if I didnt have ADD hehe... Squirel!
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Old 04-09-2015, 07:49 AM
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Yeah, im finally about to have so extra money to work on projects ( truck paid in july) and im getting a new shoulder surgery around the same time.. Now im struggling choosing which project to work on before I cant for a while. Would also help if I didnt have ADD hehe... Squirel!
I Gota get my topper painted before I do heavy mods to it. Speaking of which. I need to get a roof rack for the topper....but it's not as wide as a normal one. Could I cut down an explore roof rack? Or should I custom make one...?
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:11 AM
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I been using a Cherokee roof rack I got at the wreckyard, I had to trim the length of it but it was easy and 15$. Do you plan to carry anything heavy, I have an heavy ass canoe and I wouldnt use it again to carry it. If you plan to carry one I suggest you add something like extending pole on it like this one, that was plan but not high on the priorities right now.
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