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Old 04-13-2014, 07:50 PM
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:30 PM
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i payed $35 for a set of Bosch. Money well spent. And to keep with the topic. Has anyone rigged up a wiper motor on there topper like SUVs have?
have thought about it...........but have not pulled the trigger on it. not sure what auto i would pull it off of
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:47 PM
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It would have to be something that the blade was mounted on top but it would be a big project
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:09 PM
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you could make something work.
I know my brother had a 2002 Chevrolet blazer the wiper was on the bottom of the window, but snapped down into a bracket so you could open the rear window.


would think that MAY work... but would be tough...


just use rain X (there it is again) on the rear window...and squeegee it every time you fill up
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:17 PM
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I'm a little late here lol

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Did you need a power supply or is there a way to just connect these to the battery?
You COULD connect them to the battery directly (using an inline fuse of course) but I set up a LOT of wiring throughout my truck including two 10-gang fuse panels, one in the cab and one under the hood, that power everything. I am planning to add a third fuse panel in the bed soon.

Right now everything wired INSIDE the cap is low power, so I ran one fused 12ga wire to the bed and mounted it to a terminal block, which feeds power to all of the switches. Two of the switches power LED strip, one powers the relay for the back roof lights, and the last powers the speakers. A separate wire was run to the rear to power my 12v outlet.




Right now the power for the 12v outlet, alley lights, reverse lights, and roof work lights all come from the engine bay which means a LOT of extra long 12ga wiring running along the frame. Messy. So the new plan is to run one 4ga wire to the rear to a fuse panel, and that will feed the switch AND power sides of the rear accessories and allow me room to add some more gadgets like an inverter.

Here's the engine bay fuse panel and all the associated wiring that will be greatly cleaned up


Wiring is a constant work in progress, but with my cap currently off I'm not even looking at the project yet lol



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Hey Dennis! Do you have the emergency breathers that fall down from the ceiling when you get in a wreck or are going down. Lol
No but I do have this!


My little TB-9862 Jr.! He guards the truck. That's why nobody ever steals my stuff

Also I'd like to get my escape hatch sunroofs built this summer.


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i payed $35 for a set of Bosch. Money well spent. And to keep with the topic. Has anyone rigged up a wiper motor on there topper like SUVs have?
I wish I had a rear wiper! Getting the assembly is easy enough I'm just not sure if I could cut the glass or if I'd just replace the whole thing with Plexiglass and how it would hold up to weather. Plastic would be nice considering how everyone loves to SLAM the glass shut lol. Just hate how even light rain can do this:
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:07 AM
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have thought about it...........but have not pulled the trigger on it. not sure what auto i would pull it off of
id wire it up to a switch like newer vehicles have. Maybe off an expo bezel

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It would have to be something that the blade was mounted on top but it would be a big project
ya it'd have to be mounted on top. I wouldn't wana put it on the tailgate. When ya take the topper off and have a random wiper on it lol!
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id wire it up to a switch like newer vehicles have. Maybe off an expo bezel
I wonder how hard it would be to tap into the existing wiper switch
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:13 AM
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I'm a little late here lol You COULD connect them to the battery directly (using an inline fuse of course) but I set up a LOT of wiring throughout my truck including two 10-gang fuse panels, one in the cab and one under the hood, that power everything. I am planning to add a third fuse panel in the bed soon. Right now everything wired INSIDE the cap is low power, so I ran one fused 12ga wire to the bed and mounted it to a terminal block, which feeds power to all of the switches. Two of the switches power LED strip, one powers the relay for the back roof lights, and the last powers the speakers. A separate wire was run to the rear to power my 12v outlet. Right now the power for the 12v outlet, alley lights, reverse lights, and roof work lights all come from the engine bay which means a LOT of extra long 12ga wiring running along the frame. Messy. So the new plan is to run one 4ga wire to the rear to a fuse panel, and that will feed the switch AND power sides of the rear accessories and allow me room to add some more gadgets like an inverter. Here's the engine bay fuse panel and all the associated wiring that will be greatly cleaned up Wiring is a constant work in progress, but with my cap currently off I'm not even looking at the project yet lol No but I do have this! My little TB-9862 Jr.! He guards the truck. That's why nobody ever steals my stuff Also I'd like to get my escape hatch sunroofs built this summer. I wish I had a rear wiper! Getting the assembly is easy enough I'm just not sure if I could cut the glass or if I'd just replace the whole thing with Plexiglass and how it would hold up to weather. Plastic would be nice considering how everyone loves to SLAM the glass shut lol. Just hate how even light rain can do this:
lol at the little man. And I'd punch a hole through the bSck of the topper and wire it up. It'd be nice.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:09 AM
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lol at the little man. And I'd punch a hole through the bSck of the topper and wire it up. It'd be nice.
Through the fiberglass portion above the window? Or the glass?

And its a little version of ME!! (Back before lift and new wheels/tires)
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:46 PM
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I wonder how hard it would be to tap into the existing wiper switch
shouldnt be to hard. But wire in a disconnect so you can take the topper off

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Through the fiberglass portion above the window? Or the glass? And its a little version of ME!! (Back before lift and new wheels/tires)
through the fiberglass. Lol

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Through the fiberglass portion above the window? Or the glass? And its a little version of ME!! (Back before lift and new wheels/tires)
oooo your the coke guy!!
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:02 PM
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shouldnt be to hard. But wire in a disconnect so you can take the topper off

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through the fiberglass. Lol

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oooo your the coke guy!!
Oh I know all about disconnects and junction boxes for wiring lol

Hmm... I see it being a problem trying to open the glass

Yep that's me haha
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Old 04-15-2014, 06:07 AM
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Oh I know all about disconnects and junction boxes for wiring lol Hmm... I see it being a problem trying to open the glass Yep that's me haha
well if you get one off a ranger it will pop up. Or you could go through the glass at the bottom.
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well if you get one off a ranger it will pop up. Or you could go through the glass at the bottom.
Rangers don't come with rear window wipers tho lol
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Rangers don't come with rear window wipers tho lol
lol one from the front windscreen lol

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Good stuff!
lol nice
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