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Old September 14th, 2013, 01:16 PM
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Installed a remote oil pressure sending unit so I can have a gauge and still make the indicator light work.

Wacky '97 doesn't have much room where the sending unit goes.

Now all I have to do is find a place for the gauge.


Can you do a write up? Sounds like a small project that some folks may want to do; like me .

Edit: forgot to quote WackyCaveMan
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Old September 14th, 2013, 01:53 PM
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New radio

Installed a new radio with iPod/satellite/aux capabilities to replace the CD player/changer that was installed. First time ever doing something like this, pretty happy about it. Man the factory wires are short, hard to get both hands in there for some of the connections. Next will be running the sat antenna wiring, not sure how I want to do that yet.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 02:50 PM
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Old September 14th, 2013, 03:41 PM
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Installing my rear door
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Old September 14th, 2013, 03:50 PM
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I couldn't stand the complete lack of visibility (and the bread truck look) of the composit top that came with my Tithonus. So I decided to cut them out completely. Next I will have one of the local marine canvas guys make me up some isenglass sides that I can either roll up or take off completely. I think it looks much better as well.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 03:54 PM
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I couldn't stand the complete lack of visibility (and the bread truck look) of the composit top that came with my Tithonus. So I decided to cut them out completely. Next I will have one of the local marine canvas guys make me up some isenglass sides that I can either roll up or take off completely. I think it looks much better as well.
Interesting tithonus mod... will be anxious to see how it shapes up.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 04:04 PM
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I couldn't stand the complete lack of visibility (and the bread truck look) of the composit top that came with my Tithonus. So I decided to cut them out completely. Next I will have one of the local marine canvas guys make me up some isenglass sides that I can either roll up or take off completely. I think it looks much better as well.
attach with marine velcro ?
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Old September 14th, 2013, 04:07 PM
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Installing my rear door
Do you think you'll keep the belt rail on there even with the SW switch?

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I couldn't stand the complete lack of visibility (and the bread truck look) of the composit top that came with my Tithonus. So I decided to cut them out completely. Next I will have one of the local marine canvas guys make me up some isenglass sides that I can either roll up or take off completely. I think it looks much better as well.
Woah. Holy cow! Anxious to see how this works out!
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Old September 14th, 2013, 04:10 PM
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it needs that spare tire carrier we got as far as boxing up and never shipped. Pm me your address.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 04:13 PM
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Smoked a cigar with Ronnie and showed him why his truck was running a little rough.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 04:18 PM
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I did the front lower arms, hub assembly, and brakes (new rotors and pads). On the LR3.
Silly pad wear sensor broke and then passenger side tie rod end nut wouldn't go back on. So i ordered some new parts, should be here Monday. Grr soo close!
Turns out Elko isn't soo good for rover parts, but I knew that going into it.

Front Passenger rear lower arm bolt as a huge pain. But it did finally come out with enough back and forth with the impact gun. I never had to do the wrench and hex key at the same time before. I didn't have metric hex on a 3/8 set so I was just using the key. Vise grips and all I couldn't hold it to get the nut on. So I just ordered a new tie rod end, that hex side was get mangled anyways.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 04:29 PM
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Installed a new radio with iPod/satellite/aux capabilities to replace the CD player/changer that was installed. First time ever doing something like this, pretty happy about it. Man the factory wires are short, hard to get both hands in there for some of the connections. Next will be running the sat antenna wiring, not sure how I want to do that yet.
For best reception of the Sat antenna, it needs a good metal ground plane. Unfortunately our trucks are all aluminum and not magnetic. So I wired mine to the top of the passenger side heat air intake. I fabbed up a thin piece of metal for it to sit on. You can run the wire through the engine bay under the vehicle and right to the underside of the cubby. Or you can just stick it on top of the roll bar A pillar on one of the fog light tabs. You should fab up a small metal ground plane for there as well. The higher up the better.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 04:34 PM
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On my 97 I put the sat antenna on one of the roll cage light tabs and zip tied the wires down the tubing. Worked perfectly.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Smoked a cigar with Ronnie and showed him why his truck was running a little rough.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 05:08 PM
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it needs that spare tire carrier we got as far as boxing up and never shipped. Pm me your address.
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Do you think you'll keep the belt rail on there even with the SW switch?!
I am going to take off the one on the left rear for sure not sure about the sides yet I will see how it goes with taking off the rear and painting the pop rivets and decide @ that point.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Got it finished up, after cutting it out I framed it out ith some plastic lattice molding from Lowes, the fit was great and the color matched pretty darn close. Held it in place with some screw.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 10:08 PM
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I tried to use my brand new steering wheel puller to remove my steering wheel (out of the vehicle) and bent the puller bolts. Drove to the local hardware store who have no metric bolts, as it turns out. Drove to the auto store, bought more metric bolts, continued to fail to remove steering wheel. Drove to a mechanic where two old guys showed me the "proper" way to hammer off a steering wheel. Wheel came off after two hits. Felt a mixture of foolishness and gratitude, said thank you, returned home to bolt steering column to new bulkhead.

Attached steering column, removed steering column, attached steering column, removed steering column, finally re-attached steering column and I don't think I need to remove it again.

Attached the clutch and brake pedals.

Attached all the bulkhead/chassis bolts. Tightened up one of the M12 bulkhead bolts, ripped a small tear in my new galvanized bulkhead due to not enough spacers. Cried. Found more washers, added spacers. I'd ordered 4 fender washers but only received two and I guess had gotten lazy when first fitting.

Looked in despondency at my mess of a labelled wiring harness, and started trying to figure it out. I got most of it plugged in, but because I'd been dumb and used duct tape, much of my tags have wiped off so I am just not sure where some of the wires go. I'm quite scared about this and not sure how I'm going to resolve that. We'll see.

Drove to a Canadian Tire to buy M8x65mm bolts since both the captive nuts in the bulkhead I tried to drill/tap today just broke off the bulkhead. So I'm just going to use through bolts. Nobody sells metric stainless hardware on the weekend, which I knew, but had to hit up two Canadian Tires just to get enough 60mm bolts which might just be long enough if I'm lucky. Maybe I'll get some stainless bolts next week and switch them out if I'm feeling particularly masochistic.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 10:37 PM
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... I am just not sure where some of the wires go. I'm quite scared about this and not sure how I'm going to resolve that. We'll see...
Standard British wiring color codes. This should give some clues.
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Old September 14th, 2013, 10:41 PM
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Got it finished up, after cutting it out I framed it out ith some plastic lattice molding from Lowes, the fit was great and the color matched pretty darn close. Held it in place with some screw.
That looks pretty damn good!
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Old September 14th, 2013, 10:52 PM
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Changed the oil and lashed the fridge down for conclave. Hub seal tomorrow.
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