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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:54 pm

This rationale is what I used to buy a nice Lincoln Electric MIG welder that I use about once every two months. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:54 am

Looking good, cant wait to see it with wheels/tires. Same thing happened to me, got to ride around on 2.5-3" of lift with stock 265's for a week because of failed promises by a wheel retailer...I'm sure it'll be worth the wait!
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:00 pm

Today I was finally able to get my wheels and tires mounted and installed. I love the way it looks, and am happy with the wheels I bought. They are 33x12.50 and rub just enough that I will have to do the body mount chop. I will do that either tomorrow or Friday and post pics of that as well.



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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:08 pm

I've liked those tires for a while. They are a nice looking AT tire. The FJ looks good. Now come join us on a trail ride!
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:12 pm

I will be at URE on Sat.
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:09 pm

I did the body mount chop today. I will take pics in the next couple days; I was in a hurry. I didn't even paint it yet. I will have to clean it up and paint it and will take pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:17 pm

Definately need pics of your handywork!
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:31 pm

I have my Dirty Parts Dual Battery kit but my Odyssey PC1700MJT doesn't fit Sad Now I'm going to have to try to sell it in order to buy a 1500DT. I'm hoping that won't be too much of an issue since my 1700 was $100 more new six months ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:50 pm

I'm installing the dual battery kit. I went ahead and bought the Optima yellow top because I was able to pick it up today and I was able to get it for $161 vs $280 plus shipping for an Odyssey. I feel like I'm cheating on my Odyssey though.

All I have left to do at this point is the interior stuff which I will knock out tonight and post pics.

If anyone is interested in my PC1700MJT (stock size dual purpose battery that retails for almost $400) let me know and I'll give you a screaming deal on the one I've been running for only six months.
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:35 pm

i really want to see that dual set up! im thinking bout doing this also as im now saddled with a winch...and a few extra electicals...
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:28 pm

Here it is completed. I did a write up in the how to section.





Tomorrow I will be installing the Blue Sea fuse box, an inverter, two 12V plugs, and wiring my ham radio up to the Blue Sea fuse box as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:29 pm

I'm going to turn the positive side cable around tomorrow and hide most of it behind the battery as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:29 pm

Anyone want a factory battery sized Odyssey?
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:49 pm

Fuse box installed!!!





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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:20 pm

those blue seas fuse boxes are the $h^t...
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:22 pm

agreed
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:37 pm

how many slots are available in that box??
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:50 pm

I used a 6 slot box. I thought about buying a bigger box but I decided I will just add a second box if I need more, partly because they are only rated at 100 amps. I don't think I will though. I will have lights, a radio, two 12V plugs, and inverter. All said and done I'll have two open spots to play with.
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:59 pm

awesome...im gonna do one simply because of the lights and winch...
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:56 pm

Loving your mod selections.
Great job.
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:23 pm

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:34 pm

What did I get myself into????




A M105A2, a monster, but new springs, axle, and wheels and tires it might start to be useful. I wouldn't have done it but I picked it up for less than I can scrap it for, probably less than what I can scrap the existing springs, axle, and wheels for.
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:13 am

Anything you put on it is going to slide right off. Its slanted. Young should have sprung a little more for a flat one.
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:14 am

wow...a 6 inch lift on the FJ may level that puppy out...
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PostSubject: Re: Merfal's Rig   Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:16 am

I like it, you can see all kinds of possibilities! cheers
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