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If you can do it I'd definitely get the M5OD-R1 as it's a far superior transmission to the others.

For leaf spings you could just swap in a pair from a 4 door Explorer. That would give you some lift and still retain a good ride.
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If i can get the member here to send me his Pay Pal info, I will send him the money for the M50D-R1. That is what I really want to use.

Until I swap in a lifted leaf pack, the add-a-leaf and blocks will do it for me.
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This is my new switch panel. Thought it turned out quite nice. This is for my "new" items (those will find out later). These pictures also show the stock warning lights. One for each exterior light, low fuel, and low washer fluid.







And some pictures of my new electrical console. This will house a 12 circuit fuse panel. I am going to finish wiring it tomorrow.




And this is some random shots of my interior....



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That looks really good Maurice! I just had a thought about going the same thing to the garage door lid of my OHC. Where'd you get that fuse panel from?
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i get all my electrical stuff (minus wire ends) from www.genuinedealz.com . They have fast shipping and always have the stuff I order in stock. I really like those switches. I am going to get little decals made up to indicate which light each switch operates.
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Dang that truck looks awesome! Good work.
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wow that thing is super clean, and its older then me by a year!
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lookin sharp Mr. Jones
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damn that interior is mint. lookn good so far maurice
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Yea I was surprised at how well the interior was when I looked at this thing.
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Truck is looking real good there Mo.
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Well I got my new light bar installed today. Thanks to Fusion for swapping me lights. I have been looking for one of these lights bars for about 7 years. Fusion had one brand new that he sold to me. These were discontinued in the mid '90s. I love these things.

It has 8 55w lights in the front, 4 55w lights in the rear, and 1 55w light on each side.

I also upgraded my alternator to run this light bar to a 200A PowerMaster alternator. I had to make a custom upper bracket for it to fit correctly. I will post pictures of it tomorrow.

Hopefully I will have light up shots of the light bar tomorrow night!


Before Lightbar:


After!


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That lightbar almost looks like a cop cars! Sweet!
Got the push bumper, now paint it black and white!
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Looks good on there and glad ya finally have one ! Was nice meeting ya's today. Thanks for sharing all the pics. You got a steal on that BII and you are doing a killer job on it.
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looks good maurice!
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looks great i want to get a push bar for my 90 i'll have to start looking
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looks awsome,i have been looking for one of those light bars since i bought my truck,you lucky dog.
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Maurice was quick on the draw Mazda. lol
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Man, you are RACING ahead with this build up. Fast work and it looks great. I also really like the BII and the interior is nice because it's uncluttered and in straight lines which gives you a lot of opportunity to mount aftermarket stuff like switches, radios, and so forth.

Nice job!
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Thanks fella's. I am trying to get this ready for the Dunes; that way it is somewhat capable.


I get the task of trying to get a 5/8" cable into the cab for the light bar. I don't want to, but the only way I see to do it is by drilling the top.
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do it.. i dare you. nah but it would be a good idea if you get a good bushing around it and seal it with some silicone
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That lightbar almost looks like a cop cars! Sweet!
Got the push bumper, now paint it black and white!
That would look kinda cool. Light bar looks good. I have never seen one like it.
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Sealing it is my problem. I don't know how to seal it very well.

I think I found a way to get them in the door like people do with the KC lights.
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I got my spare tire carrier and spare tire mounted last night. Here are those pictures:






Here is my new PowerMaster 200A alternator. The testing tag on this says it makes 140A at 1,200 rpm and 200A at 4,000 rpm. It powers ALL the lights without question. As you can see in the pictures, I had to make an upper bracket extention. The case is larger so the mounting ear was moved to the top. I ran 2AWG power wire to the battery side of the starter soleinoid. At idel she produces 14.65v.







I got the relay's and the wiring done for the light bar. This center console makes a nice little electrical box. I supplied the aux fuse block with a 150A circuit breaker.










I got the TrailBlazer wiring into the cab the best way I knew how without cutting a hold in the cab. It doesn't look bad IMO.




Here is some random pictures I took after I was done today. This was in the side yard of my house.








This is the cover that came with all the TrailBlazer light bars. I think it looks good on and off. I will probably leave it off until I go to a show.









I will post up some pictures later tonight or tomorrow with the lights on at night.
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man i am ready to see that thing driving around
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