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Old December 10th, 2009, 10:52 PM
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light wiring

Joel...(post 109)...any tips for running the wires through the roll cage and drilling into the mount under the cage/and through the firewall? Did you mount relays under the hood or drivers seat...additional pics would be awesome. Been planning this for a while...just haven't got around to it. thanks j
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Old December 11th, 2009, 09:57 AM
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There are plenty of holes in the firewall already, I will try and find a pic of what I used. Relays are mounted on the firewall behind the air cleaner. I drilled holes to pass the wire through in the roll bar prior to it going out for sandblasting and powdercoating. The hole in the mount in the fender was drilled to match so the wires wouldnt get pinched. Kinda tricky but hiding the power/ground inside is a nice touch I think.
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Old December 11th, 2009, 10:10 AM
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Old December 12th, 2009, 06:56 PM
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Got the swing out spare tire carrier mounted today, mounted and wired the modified X-lite on it and finished up the rear door.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Got the swing out spare tire carrier mounted today, mounted and wired the modified X-lite on it and finished up the rear door.
Which one did you end up using?
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Old December 12th, 2009, 07:57 PM
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The Bearmach one

Honestly the drilling through the body part wasn't so bad. But if you arent careful installing it, you could end up with a bunch of really ugly holes all over the place. I spent at least 6 hours on it just making sure it was right.
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Old December 13th, 2009, 10:25 AM
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Joel...what gauge wires did you run for your lights? thanks j
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Old December 13th, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Old December 13th, 2009, 11:48 PM
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more pictures- showing where wiring passes through bulkhead for dash switches, spare tire carrier plus rear floodlamp, etc

also assembled but uncleaned and VERY dusty interior shots

more from todays work on the way... soon (hopefully)

Follow-up Post:

TODAY I cleaned up the whole interior, trimmed and installed the new front rubber mats, replaced the front seat shoulder belts (worn a little from being closed in the door?), and spent a good while fine tuning the adjustments for the hood (bonnet) so that the wing top protectors (Equipe) can be installed...

also drilled the hole for the antenna and since the powdercoat/adonizing (whatever) on the wing protectors didnt match closely enough they are going to my powdercoater ASAP... meaning I had to smooth out some rough spots first.

Is anyone else running wingtop protection from Equip? How do they fit?
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Old December 14th, 2009, 05:37 AM
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whats the deal with the console?
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Old December 14th, 2009, 07:54 AM
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Old December 14th, 2009, 08:02 AM
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Really fanstatic looking ninety, have you already take pictures with LTB-08? (Can you please give me exact dimensions of these?)

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Old December 14th, 2009, 08:54 AM
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another stupid ?

Joel....are those black AL/anodized door hinges...or did you paint them? If you painted..do you know what color code you used? thanks for all the responses!!!

i've got those heated seats as well...not super warm but definitely helps in the cold weather!!!
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Old December 14th, 2009, 10:09 AM
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whats the deal with the console?
Post #141, top of this page

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How do you like those seats Joel?
The tilt mechanism feels flimsy, they are a little too wide and contact the roll bar when slid all the way back (look close at the roll bar pads), the frames seem to be a little off square making them hard to slide at times, they are actually somewhere between dark grey and black, and the leather does not feel like leather. They are on Mud UK seat rails though so that's why they hit the roll bar. Just my opinion here. Knowing what I know now I would have rather kept the original seats and used an Exmoor retrim kit instead. The seatback tilt thing is the nail in the coffin for me, I hate that feeling.

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Really fanstatic looking ninety, have you already take pictures with LTB-08? (Can you please give me exact dimensions of these?)

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Sorry, what is an LTB-08? These pictures are from last night, the truck is pretty much as you see it here.

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Joel....are those black AL/anodized door hinges...or did you paint them? If you painted..do you know what color code you used? thanks for all the responses!!!

i've got those heated seats as well...not super warm but definitely helps in the cold weather!!!
These are the black alloy hinges from AB, I did not paint them but they match the powdercoat really well. The seats we used aren't heated, I understand that was an option but its going to live at the beach, really a summertime vehicle.
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Old December 14th, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Sorry, I was talking about 285/75-16 SSR as I want to buy this one, I'm just trying to find pictures of a ninety with those tires.... Can you do it for me?


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now the fun part, I won't be too descriptive (this way you can have more fun looking at the pics)

new tires (285/75-16 SSR, measure out to 33.9)"
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Old December 14th, 2009, 10:24 AM
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Sorry, I was talking about 285/75-16 SSR as I want to buy this one, I'm just trying to find pictures of a ninety with those tires.... Can you do it for me?


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now the fun part, I won't be too descriptive (this way you can have more fun looking at the pics)

new tires (285/75-16 SSR, measure out to 33.9)"
Don't worry, as soon as those tires/wheels get installed D90 Source gets the first update complete with pics!
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Joel - are those rocksliders I see there?
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Old December 14th, 2009, 08:40 PM
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Old December 16th, 2009, 09:08 AM
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ROFL. I'm surprised you didn't warn him there was someone hiding behind the truck!
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