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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:24 pm

Back to those mounts, so the two holes on the side accept a 1/2" bolt but what about the center?
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:40 pm

yota15 wrote:
Back to those mounts, so the two holes on the side accept a 1/2" bolt but what about the center?

I didn't use the 1/2" holes, I drilled and tapped for the Quick Fists. (5mm I think)
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:24 pm

Ok cool. If you ever take it all apart for some reason grab some pictures if you don't mind.
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:08 pm

yota15 wrote:
Ok cool. If you ever take it all apart for some reason grab some pictures if you don't mind.

Does this help?


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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Wed Nov 07, 2012 6:19 pm

Yeah that helps a ton! Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Sat May 25, 2013 1:48 pm

Just completed blacking out of the silver pieces and adding a hood decal. Added a little custom touch to the center caps Cool

Also finally got around to hardwiring my rear view mirror mounted GPS and also hardwired the radar detector.

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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Sat May 25, 2013 6:27 pm

Nick that truck is really really looking awesome! beautiful dog too!!
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:15 am

I guess it's time to bump this thread a little.

In the past week I ordered:
- Tires (Nitto Trail Grappler M/T) in the same size I currently have
- 50" curved LED light bar (from Southeast Overland)
- S-POD with FJ switch panel and Contura V switches (from Dirty Parts)
  
 
I'm hoping to add an off road trailer sometime this month...since I could really use it for our trip in July.  I had planned on just renting a 4x6 Uhaul trailer but there are some potentially rough dirt roads that I plan on traveling and I don't trust a rental.
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:59 pm

How much was the spod and was it easy to install ?
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:44 pm

Not cheap.  lol

The S-POD, FJ switch panel and upgraded/custom switches totaled out to $620.  The same price everything was listed on Dirty Parts website.  I know I could have custom made something similar for a fraction of the cost but I'm working 70+hrs a week and just don't have time.  The S-POD has a low voltage cut off, dual lighted switches and everything is plug and play...so that was worth a little extra money in my eyes.

I haven't received it yet, but I'll take some pics of the install process.  There are youtube videos of installs and it looks relatively simple!
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:56 pm

Sounds good. I guess with the custom otrattw rockers if adds up. Looked earlier and it was around $500 for the reg switches. Look forward to the pics
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:29 pm

Woke up this afternoon (I work nightshift) and found the sPOD box from Dirty Parts sitting at my front door.
 
I went ahead and started on it before work and it was super straight forward.  I got the main control panel (the "source") mounted under the hood and routed the wiring for my switch panel inside the FJ.  All I have left to do is Connect the sPOD to the battery, mount the switch panel inside the FJ and plug it up.  I think the entire install can be done in about 1hr 30mins.
 
I still have to figure out how I want to run my wiring for the roof lights.  I don't like the idea of drilling my roof, so I'll probably run it down my A-pillar.  I imagine it will take longer to run 6ft of wire than it did to install the sPOD.  Anyway, here is a picture of my dusty engine bay with the source mounted:

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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:14 pm

Super cool, I am looking into this option with the Tacoma set up. Basically mounted inbetween the brake master cylinder and ow fuse box with a strip or row of switches in the overhead  console sunglasses holder.
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:26 pm

Darklight wrote:
Super cool, I am looking into this option with the Tacoma set up. Basically mounted inbetween the brake master cylinder and ow fuse box with a strip or row of switches in the overhead  console sunglasses holder.
I'm seriously considering an overhead console for the FJ.  I'd love to have one with two DIN slots; one for the CB and one for a HAM radio.
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:21 am

Finishing the sPOD up was simple.  It took a few minutes to cut my vent for the switches but the Dremel made it easy enough.
 





 
 
 
I also got my 50" curved light bar from Southeast Overland mounted up.  I'm not very happy with the PureFJCruiser mounts, poor fit and finish for the $160 price tag.  Regardless, the light bar looks killer mounted up and hopefully I can run the wiring soon.  
 

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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:22 am

Truck does look sweet! Question about the winch power and spool buttons, I thought the spod wasn't strong enough to hook a winch up to or larger power source. How is yours hooked up and what is the actual function of those switches? I need to learn allot about winches as I am looking at a bumper soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:40 am

The in/out switch won't supply any actual power to the winch,  it is just like the remote I plug in to use the winch...it only provides a signal to the winch solenoid.  I'm still thinking of the best way to wire winch power switch.  I will probably have it run to a 'stand alone' relay for interrupting the winch 12V.

So far the only thing I have wired up is the front bumper light bar... which I mounted this morning.
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:22 pm

Trailer progress.  Got some FJ wheels (thanks Shawn) and my axle finally came in.  I had originally planned on doing a spring over axle setup for the trailer but after a quick test fit, the tires actually clear the fenders with a spring under axle configuration.  This will help keep the center of gravity low...and the trailer is pretty level with the FJ.

Arrived at the shop:


Test fitting, it works!

 
 
I am going to work on the fenders, they aren't quite wide enough to cover the tires and I also want a little more tire clearance...just in case
 

 
 
Wide track:

 
New axle installed and wheels matching the FJ:
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:02 pm

Oh man that's looking good!
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:47 pm

Looking looking good! Dis you paint or dip your wheels ?
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PostSubject: Re: Xx_Black-out's Voodoo Blue FJC   Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:50 pm

Southeast Overland wrote:
Oh man that's looking good!
I had to rob my rear wheel spacers off of the FJ to fit on the trailer...so that was the reason for needing new spacers before my vacation.  Hopefully they get here quick enough!
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Looking looking good! Dis you paint or dip your wheels ?
Plasti-dip.  FJ and trailer wheels.  I painted the sombrero Toyota logo with a rattle can.  I need to touch up my FJ wheels though, they got a little rash from the tire mounting machine lol
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