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Some cleaning and something new

i did a little cleaning under my hood stealing the idea from trevor.
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Ill probably clean up the wires coming off the fuse blocks tomorrow, but for now it looks a lot better.

Now for the new. I decided to wire up an inverter with a switch to leave in the truck so it always there to charge a laptop, phone or whatever. all that is left for me to do is find a single outlet plug in thing that i can wire up and
mount flush next to the switch.
The inverter, it almost fits in the palm of my hand. Tiny.

Where its going. I used this crazy heavy duty velcro stuff to hold it in place.

The plug in will be just to the left of the switch.
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NICE! You get your blocks from delcity like me(or him lol)?
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No, GI Joes special! lol
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Nice!
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heres mine. I just got it in this evening. I think I may have made a bigger mess then before, but at least its hidden in the center console. It came from DelCity

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^ Under my console has just about as many wires, but like you said it's hidden.

You need to clean your engine!
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You need to clean your engine!
X2 on that it is filthy lol
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You need to clean your engine!
Whats the point? it will just be filthy tomorrow anyways lol
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Looks way better man! +1!

Now get some wire loom!
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How many watts is the inverter?

I've used those same Bus fuse blocks before, but I found a little bit nicer one from bass pro shop that I use now, similar to this one http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...01000_200-1-13 but the one I have in my truck has 12 fuse plugs.
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How many watts is the inverter?

I've used those same Bus fuse blocks before, but I found a little bit nicer one from bass pro shop that I use now, similar to this one http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/st...01000_200-1-13 but the one I have in my truck has 12 fuse plugs.
Holy crap $31???? mines was $13
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Mine were $8. i like the cover though.

the inverter is only 175 watts but for the most part i will only be charging batteries.
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Mine were $8. i like the cover though.

the inverter is only 175 watts but for the most part i will only be charging batteries.
Mine is a 12 place with grounding pad so it would be a bit more. I could have gotten by with an 8 place but it was $4 more and I didnt want to have to buy a bigger one down the road.

I have a 175 watt inverter and it has never failed me. Works great for running my laptop.
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Here's the plug wired up. i couldn't find any single black ones so i may end up painting it if it looks too out of place. The start of the hole is where it will be. im waiting on the right size hole saw and some small black bolts.


And i bolted this up real quick.
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that aint too safe
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Why's that?
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Looks good kyle! Keep us posted!
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So its all in and works like a charm. if i ever see a black outlet that is the same as this white one ill switch it out.

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Hehe I'll be doing the same shortly with 2 ideas in this thread. It should be sweet, some of you guys know about it.
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So its all in and works like a charm. if i ever see a black outlet that is the same as this white one ill switch it out.

hey looks good!! I really like that!
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Dang kyle! that's slick!

That's my next mod lol...

Although I'm gonna use a plastic epoxy or something so I don't have to run those screws... but you did good work! I like!
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That is sweet.
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could just spray paint the socket... just put some tape in the holes... I know the Lowes here in town carries gray,white,tan,brown,black, and orange...
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Dang kyle! that's slick!

That's my next mod lol...

Although I'm gonna use a plastic epoxy or something so I don't have to run those screws... but you did good work! I like!
Already a step ahead of ya, JB weld that shiz.
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