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AA1PR Longterm build
02-11-2015, 08:08 PM
Post: #21
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
more goodies over the last couple of weeks
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also ordered some slim 18W compact LED's for the roof
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Trying to get all the pieces here so we can do our rear tire carrier & extend the tongue a bit
though this receiver extension is for the winch setup
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02-13-2015, 05:30 AM
Post: #22
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
I like those hitch mounted spare tire carriers.

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02-13-2015, 12:35 PM
Post: #23
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
(02-13-2015 05:30 AM)Pat_R Wrote:  I like those hitch mounted spare tire carriers.

Thanks, me too

I feel its cheaper to build than buy

& had cabin fever today




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02-17-2015, 03:08 PM
Post: #24
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
goofed when ordering the powerwerx 350amp connectors for the winch, 1 set is not a complete set, so another one soon to be here

& the slim LED's (60 degree flood beam pattern) for the roof arrived today

there will be 2 on each side facing off to the sides for campsite illumination etc

I'm thinking these will be wired right off the battery so the rig doesnt need to be running in order to be used

the box was opened upon arrival, but everything was there & they work
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04-22-2015, 02:55 PM
Post: #25
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
wasnt able to fidn the new forum until today, looks impressive

got the LED's all mounted on the roof
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got started on my rear tire carrier for the rig & the M416
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the little HF flux core is actually doing really well, I'm surprised
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need to grind down my inside top welds & re-drill the top bolt holes, my nephew thougth I was ready...

& wheeled some a few weeks back
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04-23-2015, 08:09 AM
Post: #26
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
Did you cut down the hitch extender?

I'm going to have to make a tire carrier for my Jeep - also with the HF fluxcore welder! - and I'm planning on doing something similar.

When the price drops on the HF hitch extender, I'm going to pick one up and start making the tire carrier.

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04-24-2015, 04:25 PM
Post: #27
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
(04-23-2015 08:09 AM)Miller88 Wrote:  Did you cut down the hitch extender?

I'm going to have to make a tire carrier for my Jeep - also with the HF fluxcore welder! - and I'm planning on doing something similar.

When the price drops on the HF hitch extender, I'm going to pick one up and start making the tire carrier.

I bought the rage powersports 8" extension from ~ http://www.discountramps.com/hitch-exten...HE-3-3-V2/

the first one they sent looked like a kid used bubble gum for the weld, it was replaced with what you see

the upright pieces are 3/16"X2 flat stock & the tubes are 2.5"X1/8" which is strong enough for the task

by trial & error I found on the HF welder that high & wire feed speed 3 gave me a nice penetrating weld, though it was probably a bit much I used that setting on the tube as well

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05-16-2015, 03:39 PM
Post: #28
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
took off my fender flares last week & found rust on the drivers rear wheel well & the passengers front fender, new fender needs to be installed (later time)

ok got the drivers side done, here was my progress along the way

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opened it up to see how bad it was behind there, all was good whew

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coated everything with a heavy coat of etching primer, hence the green color

cut it out to fit in the panel

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got some tacks to hold it in place, that dang foam back there kept burning...

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forgot to take any more pics in fear of a fire near the gas tank, until I had a skim layer of marglass over it

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cleaned up a couple of surface rust spots on the passenger side while the storm retreated & the sun came back out

& gave them a quick coat of marglass as well

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forgot to get a shot of it all primed, clouds were changing again & my back was killing me so this was it for the day

will get some finer finish sanding done on this next weekend as time allows

here you go as I had to go back down & snap a pic

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05-16-2015, 07:46 PM
Post: #29
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
I need to do this on my Saab 9-5. Been lazy though and have been neglecting my daily driver. Well not lazy. Just been spending my time doing other things lol. Like working on my truck And things associated with that project.

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05-17-2015, 07:20 AM
Post: #30
RE: AA1PR Longterm build
I think that foam stuff does more harm than good, trapping moisture in. Looks like the repair turned out well!

Have you had a chance to try out the roof lights at night?

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