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Re: Noob's 2013 Power Wagon Build

Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:22 pm

I think I might do the baby soap & water application method
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Post by hodge-xj » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:21 pm

The gfs mother owns a sign shop, every time I help out thats all they use, a single drop of soap in a windex bottle of water. Its pretty forgiving and makes life easy, but be prepared to squegee the craps out of it if you go overboard with it.

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Post by joshet89 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:34 pm

SheepdogOutdoorsman wrote:I think I might do the baby soap & water application method
For the length of the power wagon decal on the hood the wet method is the best, I have tried the soap but found that using a dedicated product is always the best. Rapid Tac has made some of my bigger vinyl installs a lot easier http://www.rapidtac.com/rapidtac.html

This plane here all of the color is vinyl and I used the rapid tac and it wasn't easy but being able to the move the sticker around saved a lot of time and aggrivation Image

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Re: Noob's 2013 Power Wagon Build

Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:35 pm

joshet89 wrote:
SheepdogOutdoorsman wrote:I think I might do the baby soap & water application method
For the length of the power wagon decal on the hood the wet method is the best, I have tried the soap but found that using a dedicated product is always the best. Rapid Tac has made some of my bigger vinyl installs a lot easier http://www.rapidtac.com/rapidtac.html

This plane here all of the color is vinyl and I used the rapid tac and it wasn't easy but being able to the move the sticker around saved a lot of time and aggrivation Image
Holy cow! That thing's huge!
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Re: Noob's 2013 Power Wagon Build

Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:35 pm

hodge-xj wrote:The gfs mother owns a sign shop, every time I help out thats all they use, a single drop of soap in a windex bottle of water. Its pretty forgiving and makes life easy, but be prepared to squegee the craps out of it if you go overboard with it.
Thanks for the tip ... I'll look into it
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Post by adeluca73 » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:08 am

jeep_boy02 wrote:Well I took reference pics to show exactly where I was measuring from and then went back and actually measured, wrote down and then rechecked... wasn't too involved and I don't mind. Just trying to lend a hand... or tape in this instance
Very cool--that's "a solid"
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Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:18 pm

Picked the decals up today ... I noticed the "Power Wagon" decal has a curve to it. That might be the measurement difference noticed while measuring.
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Post by 14PowerWaggy » Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:58 pm

When you did your 2" leveling kit did you have to replace your upper control arms as well? Also, roughly, how much do you think your front bumper weighs all together and did it drop the front end any after install?
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Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:00 pm

14PowerWaggy wrote:When you did your 2" leveling kit did you have to replace your upper control arms as well? Also, roughly, how much do you think your front bumper weighs all together and did it drop the front end any after install?
I did not need to replace control arms. As for the weight ... By the time I removed all the factory components it ended up being a wash. No less ... No more ... The whole thing worked out great!
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Post by 14PowerWaggy » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:27 am

Appreciate the info... The 4x4 shop that did my Rubicon called around to a few of the leveling kit manufacturers and they all said that since the PW is already 2" higher than a stock 2500 that I would have to do new control arms... I didn't think that was the case as I've seen another 14 PW with a 2" leveling kit and the factory control arms... I like that bumper... I'm in the market for bumpers for mine and just trying to figure out which one to go with...
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Post by Mpersicke87 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:45 am

Hey guys,

So, I am new here :rockon:. But have creeped this forum lots, I don't have much to add in way of your ( Sheepdog ) build goes.

But! I can offer a few options to Waggy's bumper question.

I am currently pricing out my PW upgrades. I have a 13 Laramie in Copper Head. Love it, with paint matched topper, Will post pictures when I get taptalk on my phone.

Anyways;

Carli Dominator 3 System for my truck where I'm from ( Alberta Canada ) is 7300 and change, little steep, but buy it once buy it right. Am I right?

I'm torn between Fusion Bumpers, Road Armour, and locally made Bullet Proof bumpers, price point on the RA and BP is about the same. But everyone around here seems to be running them or the cheaply made iron cross. The fusions, a buddy of mine just showed me the other day, are sleek and sexy as far as I am concerned. You can find them on FB or just google Fusion Bumpers. They're not readily available in Canada yet, and offer multiple options for light setups, Pre Runner bar, and winch holes. As do all bumpers, but I don't know, its nice to have something different, hence the Wagon.

But, 1125 USD for a front Fusion
200 for the Winch window
150 for the Pre-runner bar
925 for the rear
this is sent in raw steel, as they won't ship painted product to Canada for some reason.

But its a pretty skookum set up if you as me.

But back on to topic, thank you Sheep for a stellar write up, you've given me some ideas for moving my winch controls, I just don't know where inside I am going to put it yet.

Has anyone seen if there is a aftermarket AUX panel for these trucks yet?

Anyways, beauty truck Sheep.

Look forward to sharing the wealth of information with the rest of you all.

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Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:36 pm

Hey guys, thought I'd post an update on my build. I ordered a TrailReady rear bumper for my rig to compliment the front and to get rid of some more chrome. They say it'll be finished in about 5-7 weeks. I've provided a photo as a teaser. I'll post some pics of the install and some after-photos when she's on.
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Post by cell4soul » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:02 am

Nice looking bumper, congrats
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Post by MoparFanatic21 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:45 pm

I was wondering if you could give me the part binders for the winch and brackets? I would like to put them on my 07 2500. Also is there a way to keep a plug outside by the winch and inside the cab?

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Post by jeep_boy02 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:33 pm

Get the warn wireless remote and you can use it virtually anywhere around the truck.

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Post by gun45boat » Tue Dec 02, 2014 7:23 am

wish I were as organized as you!!!!! Damn nice work!!!!!

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Post by olyelr » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:35 pm

Just went through your build thread. I love the clean, well executed additions you have done! :cheers:
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Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:37 am

[quote="olyelr"]Just went through your build thread. I love the clean, well executed additions you have done! :cheers:[/quote

I appreciate the compliment. I grew up on a dairy farm in Richmond, Michigan. If there's anything you learn growing up on a farm its to do things right the first time. I only wish I was able to document the leveling kit and front bumper installs. They were both big projects and I was short on time. I just needed to get them done. My TrailReady rear bumper should be here in a couple weeks, so I plan to document the install including a set of 4" PIAA reverse lights that mount in the bumper. I'm going to make it so they come on in reverse, but also on a switch so I can turn them on manually. By the end of January I'll be getting my bed and rocker panels Line-X'd and will be putting on a set of White Knuckle sliders. Lots more to come! Stay tuned!
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Post by gun45boat » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:50 am

I agree,,,, Clean!!!!!!! I have to ask,,,, How much does that front bumper weigh in at with the winch??? I am betting over 300 pounds

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Post by olyelr » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:19 pm

gun45boat wrote:I agree,,,, Clean!!!!!!! I have to ask,,,, How much does that front bumper weigh in at with the winch??? I am betting over 300 pounds
According to what he stated earlier, it is about the same weight as the stock setup. I bet it has to be all of 250-300 though.
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Post by olyelr » Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:25 pm

SheepdogOutdoorsman wrote:
olyelr wrote:Just went through your build thread. I love the clean, well executed additions you have done! :cheers:[/quote
... I grew up on a dairy farm in Richmond, Michigan. If there's anything you learn growing up on a farm its to do things right the first time. I only wish I was able to document the leveling kit and front bumper installs. They were both big projects and I was short on time...
Yeah, I wish you would have documented the leveling kit as well. I would love to see what was done, as it is really about the only thing would do to my future power wagon for a while (or just new springs as long as it leveled it). I have done a half dozen or more leveling kits/spring spacers on dodges, so I know what it entails, but I would just love to see yours anyway hahaha.

As far as learning how to do everything right the first time on farms, well, that probably isnt true for all of them LOL. I have seen some shady backwoods stuff :mrgreen: .
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Re: Noob's 2013 Power Wagon Build

Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:17 pm

olyelr wrote:
SheepdogOutdoorsman wrote:
olyelr wrote:Just went through your build thread. I love the clean, well executed additions you have done! :cheers:[/quote
... I grew up on a dairy farm in Richmond, Michigan. If there's anything you learn growing up on a farm its to do things right the first time. I only wish I was able to document the leveling kit and front bumper installs. They were both big projects and I was short on time...
Yeah, I wish you would have documented the leveling kit as well. I would love to see what was done, as it is really about the only thing would do to my future power wagon for a while (or just new springs as long as it leveled it). I have done a half dozen or more leveling kits/spring spacers on dodges, so I know what it entails, but I would just love to see yours anyway hahaha.

As far as learning how to do everything right the first time on farms, well, that probably isnt true for all of them LOL. I have seen some shady backwoods stuff :mrgreen: .
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Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:18 pm

gun45boat wrote:I agree,,,, Clean!!!!!!! I have to ask,,,, How much does that front bumper weigh in at with the winch??? I am betting over 300 pounds
Yeah, it's stout for sure ... It ended up being a straight wash as far as weight though. The bracket alone weighs a ton!
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Post by gun45boat » Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:14 pm

Well,,, Regardless of the weight.. It looks AWESOME!!!! and I feel sorry for the person you rear end by accident.. ;)

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Post by SheepdogOutdoorsman » Tue Dec 16, 2014 8:48 pm

gun45boat wrote:Well,,, Regardless of the weight.. It looks AWESOME!!!! and I feel sorry for the person you rear end by accident.. ;)
I hope it's a Prius!
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