well found something real cool today. picked up some 12V fluorescent lights from work. about 3 ft long. Think I'll mount them in the camper shell. should be pretty cool.
My plan is to wire some accessories in the shell, brake lights or spotlights, interior lighting, etc, and use a trailer plug harness for quick disconnect. Mount a 6 way outlet in the bed, and use that to power up to 5 accessories. and one pin for ground.
Thats a neat idea.
you gonna rig up a second battery, or get a bigger one? thats alot of juice.
The only problem with putting it in there like that is it looks like its just welded to the front cross member which isnt very strong. it would be better it was also connected to the frame.
I just haven't gotten it reinforced yet. It can be with a simple plate welded between the frame and the hitch. Just haven't done it yet. I have been pulled twice with it not reinforced up a tow truck ramp and from another truck when my truck broke down another time and surprisingly it held well. I still plan on getting it reinforced though. Any updates?
well I got my front hitch in with a little help from josh (actually a lot of help)
i've never really done any fab kind of work so i got a little hands on experience with that and i've never taken apart my front end so completely before haha.
but I will get some pics up later tonight or tomorrow. my camera is out in my truck which is surrounded by a cold ky november night so we'll see.
what he doesn't tell you is what it was before..... He brings over a freaking class III or IV hitch off a Superduty! He pulled that sucker out and i was like, "Damn Mike! What the hell did that come off of???"
So we mocked it up, drew our cut lines, then i passed the glasses and the cut off wheel to Mike. He cut everything out and we kept marking, cuting, grinding, repeat until we made it fit just right. Then i tacked it in, we removed the front end to keep it away from sparks, grinding discs, me, etc. I burned in the sides and back, then finished up the front. Cleaned it all up a bit with the flap wheel, and shot a coat of satin black on. Then we bolted everything back up. I think it turned out real good.
D-Ranged what started as a stock 94 Ranger... Sgt Ex the mall crawlin trail limo
nah not really. toppers off likely until spring to get some paint or something. it looks pretty bad now, but it's for function, not form. I still have the roof rack under my bed, i'd REALLY like to get it line x'ed.
most of that will come in the spring though. getting too cold to do that now (painting) and i dont think i'll be trying to do any winter camping anyway.
Depending on the money situation i think the bedryder seats would be really useful. but we will see about that.