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Old April 14th, 2015, 07:31 PM
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That's interesting. I bought 300tdi fuse panels a couple years ago when doing my bulkhead swap, but ran out of summer, and energy, before doing that job.

It probably would have been easier with the wiring loom out of the vehicle. Maybe yours is different, but the wires at the fuse panels are so short I don't think I could replace the glass fuse panels without having to extend each wire, which is a hassle and introduces its own set of problems. I guess you didn't have to do that though?
If you remove the fuse panel bracket and pop out each of the two units and cut one at a time and use the auto stripper, you loose not even a half inch, and then with the connector you gain most of it back...no issue with length and took me an hour total!

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Any chance you've got the part# for those Hella 8-fuse units?
Small unit for the side (have NO clue what those are for as they were not marked)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

8 Way unit

Amazon.com: HELLA H84960101 8-Way Axial Single Fuse Box: Automotive

Stripper

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Crimper

Astro Pneumatic 9477 Professional Quick Interchangeable Ratchet Crimping Tool Set, 7-Piece - Molex Crimping Tool - Amazon.com
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Old April 14th, 2015, 07:36 PM
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If you remove the fuse panel bracket and pop out each of the two units and cut one at a time and use the auto stripper, you loose not even a half inch, and then with the connector you gain most of it back...no issue with length and took me an hour total!
Oh, that Hella unit has connector wires on it? That would help. The 300tdi ones are just the plastic, and I even bought the expensive tool to crimp/push/whatever the wires into it. Maybe I should go with the Hella idea as well. Thanks.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 07:45 PM
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Oh, that Hella unit has connector wires on it? That would help. The 300tdi ones are just the plastic, and I even bought the expensive tool to crimp/push/whatever the wires into it. Maybe I should go with the Hella idea as well. Thanks.
Not connector wires, but has the male blades that the .25" female blades slip over...so net / net you may loose a .25" in the length...and with the bracket out of the way you have about 8+ inches of wire to work with for hand / tool movement...

BTW...nice unit for under the hood, esp if you are adding lights or such to the front...

http://www.amazon.com/OLS-PSZACCEPS0...SQ5ZGVJCJZD0XJ
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Old April 14th, 2015, 09:45 PM
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Good even every one. Over the weekend I got my alarm worked on and I'm happy. If someone breaks into my truck, you guys in CA would be able to hear the alarm.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 09:49 PM
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Removed the rear sway bar for the summer, and prepped to put in new rear spring to stop the driveshaft noise
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Old April 15th, 2015, 05:52 PM
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Busy day (of course after making the donuts)...Replaced and rewired all of my new VDO gauges, wired a 3 gauge pod for the other 3 new gauges, ran new speaker wires (installing new radio, XM & speakers this weekend), rewired and mounted 2 new Hella horns vs the 25 yo single disk style horn...cleaned and sprayed satin black the grey plastic vent panel and the top dash pad (may still recover in the future but looks pretty good)...tested all the basic circuits after the fuse panel replacement...

Just waiting for UPS deliveries of the Radio stuff from Crutchfield, a new ignition switch, and headlight switch...and a heavy duty headlight harness.
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Old April 16th, 2015, 07:25 PM
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Got the new gauge pod installed...I had painted the Dash top and the grey vent trim Satin Black...I think it came out pretty good and clean looking...makes the other parts look old and dull...

Also installed a new stereo with Bluetooth for hands free phone and XM radio and new under dash speakers plus good quality wires for the speakers...a 1K times better then stock...well worth the $200

Of course the replacement cig lighter from Brit Part doesn't fit so that still needs to be fixed...piece of crap...
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Old April 17th, 2015, 06:33 PM
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While ignoring my CEL and cold running engine ... I got a hitch extension and now my bike rack fits like a charm:

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Old April 18th, 2015, 05:59 AM
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If you remove the fuse panel bracket and pop out each of the two units and cut one at a time and use the auto stripper, you loose not even a half inch, and then with the connector you gain most of it back...no issue with length and took me an hour total! ------ Follow up post added April 14th, 2015 08:35 PM ------ Small unit for the side (have NO clue what those are for as they were not marked) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 8 Way unit Amazon.com: HELLA H84960101 8-Way Axial Single Fuse Box: Automotive Stripper http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Crimper Astro Pneumatic 9477 Professional Quick Interchangeable Ratchet Crimping Tool Set, 7-Piece - Molex Crimping Tool - Amazon.com

Great job. I need to do this as well. And run separate wiring for my heated windscreen, A/C and other goodies.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 08:16 AM
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While ignoring my CEL and cold running engine ... I got a hitch extension and now my bike rack fits like a charm:

Where did you buy the hitch extension? How long is this one? I need one
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Old April 18th, 2015, 02:35 PM
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Not for the Defender but refinishing new (old) wheels for the Series.

First coat of Rustoleum Almond Appliance Epoxy.



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Old April 18th, 2015, 02:51 PM
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Where did you buy the hitch extension? How long is this one? I need one
Jason,

This is considered an 8" extension (total length is about 12"). I picked it up for about $50 at on of the many local "Truck and Hitch" places in town. I live in Texas, and those truck accessory stores are everywhere and stay pretty busy with the locals.

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Old April 18th, 2015, 02:55 PM
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Not for the Defender but refinishing new (old) wheels for the Series. First coat of Rustoleum Almond Appliance Epoxy.
very nice job. How much prep did you throw into it? I'm gonna need to do my Wolfs eventually.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 03:23 PM
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very nice job. How much prep did you throw into it? I'm gonna need to do my Wolfs eventually.
First sprayed with Krud Kutter and power washed. Then dried and wire wheeled the rough spots (not too many) with cordless drill. Then a little sandpaper in spots where it needed it (few places where previous paint came off). Then green Scotch pad. Lightly power washed again. Sprayed wheels completely with Must For Rust. Waited. Rinsed. Then a wipe down with Prep-All and then paint.

Sounds like a long time but not - 3 hours. Have lot of sun today to help the drying and a teenager for the grunt work.

They don't need to be perfect as they are going on a truck that is also not perfect. Just needed to upgrade to 16" wheels and these were cheap and in pretty good shape.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 03:36 PM
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Impressive. I like the teenage grunt part.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 03:47 PM
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Impressive. I like the teenage grunt part.
This was the spare - so it was in great shape - that's about three coats - I may put a coat of clear on tomorrow.


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Old April 18th, 2015, 06:40 PM
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Jason,

This is considered an 8" extension (total length is about 12"). I picked it up for about $50 at on of the many local "Truck and Hitch" places in town. I live in Texas, and those truck accessory stores are everywhere and stay pretty busy with the locals.

WG
Thank You. Found a bunch on Amazon.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 08:52 PM
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Roll Cage Pads

Installed a set of Exmoor roll bar pads. I'm quite pleased with the quality and fit.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 11:10 PM
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Installed a set of Exmoor roll bar pads. I'm quite pleased with the quality and fit.
Looks good! I'm excited to put mine on as well! Do you have a full soft top to put over it, or would you just remove these prior? I'm just curious to see what the fitment of these will be like under the top. Nice truck!
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Old April 19th, 2015, 07:15 AM
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Looks good! I'm excited to put mine on as well! Do you have a full soft top to put over it, or would you just remove these prior? I'm just curious to see what the fitment of these will be like under the top. Nice truck!
I do have a full soft top and was wondering the same thing. It looks like I would have to remove the top cross bar pads just to access the snaps. I think the pads on the vertical bars and cantrails can stay on and not affect the soft top.
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