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Old 04-20-2007, 05:42 AM
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What is that button at the bottom right of the cluster. I have that one and have no idea what it does.
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Old 04-20-2007, 09:26 AM
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What is that button at the bottom right of the cluster. I have that one and have no idea what it does.
Try this: https://www.yotatech.com/forums/show...mystery+button

Goes to the motion sensor for the VIP alarm.

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:34 AM
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FJ just got tougher

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After


And the new winch with synthetic Voodoo Blue line


Looks like she's grinnin'


And yes I blacked out the bezel. I got to looking at it and it looked like someone has been shooting bb's at it so I cleaned it up preped it and painted it.

I don't have the fog lights wired up yet because, well by now y'all should know I don't care much for the cheap-o wiring that comes in the kits. So I'll be building a harness for them this evening. Won't take much since everything but the power lead is already there from my switch box mod.

Oh and I'm off to get the factory skid plate powdercoated. Too big to fit in my oven

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Old 04-20-2007, 09:40 AM
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Looks very nice Wayne.
The synthetic line looks right at home in there too.

I think I might do my bezel in the same white as the roof.
Yours looks great.

What kind of paint did you use?
I was thinking of dropping mine off at a collision shop by my dealer it they do not want to much to do it.

Kind of hard for me to paint stuff at my place.
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Man that is beautiful looking. Did you have any troubles mounting your bumper. I've heard those thing are super heavy. It looks like your about ready to try it on the the trails, huh?
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Hey that looks great. Can't wait till monday to see it at work.
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Old 04-21-2007, 02:10 PM
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Man that is beautiful looking. Did you have any troubles mounting your bumper. I've heard those thing are super heavy. It looks like your about ready to try it on the the trails, huh?
The heavy part was positioning the winch while trying to get that first bolt in after knocking the nut out of the winch foot for the third time lol. I put the winch in after I mounted the bumper because I didn't want to huff around the combined weight and it drops right in. I have my motorcycle lift I was prepared to use but didn't end up using it.

The bumper can't weigh more then 100 lbs unless I really don't know my own strength 'cause I can lift it with one hand. I know the winch weighs about 100 pounds because that is what the shipping weight was and it is heaver then the bumper. I did it myself so it can be done.

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Hey that looks great. Can't wait till Monday to see it at work.
If I don't get "lost" on some trail and forget to come to work Monday

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Old 04-21-2007, 03:14 PM
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Another question I had was what did you use to paint your grill with. I've been thinking of doing the mirrors and door handles black. Any advice for a rookie?
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Krylon Fusion Semi-gloss black. The stuff is formulated for plastic.

I went over the entire surface with white (fine) scotch bright. Filled a couple of good dings with fender glaze and smoothed it out again with the scotch bright pad. Wiped it down with denatured alcohol, make sure you don't touch it with bare skin after wiping it down. Shot it with Dupli-Color Adhesion Promoter (primer but specifically for plastic) let it dry. And then the Krylon Fusion and left it to dry in the garage overnight with the space heater keeping the temp no lower then 65.

We'll see how long it holds up.
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Hey thanks alot for the info. You have done some amazing stuff to your rig. I've seen some of the wiring you have done and it is very clean. Looks very professional. Great job.

Thanks again
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Update - the bumper is now sitting in the correct position.

Before;


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The solonoid is now under the winch on the far left inside the bumper. I can't mount it under the hood because all the space is used up.

I did relocate the remote socket;


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Looks great Wayne.
Seeing the bumper in person this weekend I could see the high quality of it.

I like how you did the winches solenoid too.
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Hey Wayne I've heard that some of the Road Armor bumpers mounting points can be off by a long ways and I was wondering if you had any troubles with that. It does look great on your rig though.
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They weren't off at all - I (and Mike) were literally looking at it backwards from underneath. It looked like the slots were in the brackets and they were up as far as they would go but in reality the slots are in the bumper and it was down as far as it would go. After relocating the solenoid I was looking down at it from the top and had the Duh moment.

No the mounting points are right on and I couldn't be happier.
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Beautiful job on your FJ. I love the new bumper, makes it look that much tougher.
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:49 AM
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Thanks, I gotta do something about the "toothless" look in the front there. I got the powder coated factory skid plate back and installed yesterday. I'll try to get a pic of it.

I think it may need some trimming but I'll post first and see what you all think.
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Old 05-28-2007, 03:25 PM
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Car Top Tent

The weekend is over

Campin & wheelin with my Maggiolina Airland camper.

Crawled to the top of the trail and while everyone else was trying to find their tent polls I grabbed the hand crank and...





And of course it rained yesterday but all I had to do was crank down my tent and not have to deal with the wet tent, sleeping bag and everything else on the ground.

I am very please with my camper

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Cool!

What size is it, and did it mount directly to the rack, or are you using something else along with it?

How did it handle on trails.

Looks nice, and no having to setup a tent part like on some others I have seen.
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Yeah thats a nice little setup there. Looks like it just flattens out for transport. I think I see another 12V outlet?
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Cool!
What size is it, and did it mount directly to the rack, or are you using something else along with it?
Here is the view closed;



It is the medium, you can fit two 6' adults easy. It mounts on the Yakama towers with the standard cross bars. After getting it up there I could have easily gone with the large but I'm good with the medium.

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Yeah thats a nice little setup there. Looks like it just flattens out for transport. I think I see another 12V outlet?
The black plug in the side is where the crank is. I fished the wires for the light out the same hole but I think I may just end up putting in a socket on the bottom to keep it out of the rain.

And as far as handling, I didn't even know it was there, on the freeway or climbing the trail. Mounting it on the Yakama towers and rails is about as solid as it gets and it clears my floods

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