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Old 07-30-2016, 10:56 PM   #81
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Thanks for checking out the build guys. It's a long process.

I got the dash installed. This way I can start setting up the seats and finish the interior.

I decided to make the dash part of the chassis rather than attach it to the body. I'm trying to do that with as much as possible.

If thing thing needs maintenance once finished... it's going to be a pain to take down. It is all made to come apart in a clean way though. Actually, the entire interior including wheel wells comes off as one piece. As of now it takes 16 screws, however.

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Old 08-03-2016, 12:33 PM   #82
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I decided that I should probably wire this thing as it has yet to drive an inch using it's own power.

I've always been obsessive about clean wiring. So I cut short every wire to the length it needed to be. I also hate spliced wires so I take apart the plugs and rewire them.

I ran into a couple issues with space and had to cram a bit.
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I like having a switch to shut the vehicle off. Plus, I run a high volt servo and wire it direct. So I put one underneath the transmission.
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Now that it runs I can get back to the interior.

Interior pieces should be in this week.
Man I had a 1990 Cherokee with 35-12.50 BFG mud-terrain ta's and I could go anywhere right up till I threw a set of BFG A/t ta's on it.
This is pretty scale and I like the cantilever suspension. How wide is it?
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:01 PM   #83
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Man I had a 1990 Cherokee with 35-12.50 BFG mud-terrain ta's and I could go anywhere right up till I threw a set of BFG A/t ta's on it.
This is pretty scale and I like the cantilever suspension. How wide is it?

I love the Ta's, but I'll have to check out the at's you mention.

It's not very wide. I get nice tire tuck with this set up. I'll measure tonight and respond.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:28 AM   #84
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I decided that I should probably wire this thing as it has yet to drive an inch using it's own power.

I've always been obsessive about clean wiring. So I cut short every wire to the length it needed to be. I also hate spliced wires so I take apart the plugs and rewire them.

I ran into a couple issues with space and had to cram a bit.
Click the image to open in full size.

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I like having a switch to shut the vehicle off. Plus, I run a high volt servo and wire it direct. So I put one underneath the transmission.
Click the image to open in full size.

Now that it runs I can get back to the interior.

Interior pieces should be in this week.
This is the most glorious wiring job I've ever seen

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Old 09-05-2016, 12:09 PM   #85
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I'm amazed. Bookmarking this for reference for when I finally decide to swap out my lexan shell for a real body
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Old 09-20-2016, 05:00 PM   #86
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Thanks for the comments guys.

I am going to finish this build. I had/have to do some catching up on work orders first. The break is nice though, keeps me interested and wanting to work on this rig.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:31 PM   #87
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Any update Dustin?

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Old 01-29-2017, 07:20 AM   #88
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Seriously well thought out build thread. Some great fab work been displayed and explained. This is a very cool build to follow!
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:48 PM   #89
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old thread i know, but any updates to this?

Looks super sweet man.
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