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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:05 pm

The Warn 69394 was the ticket. It had a wider opening vertically to allow the crimp to reel in tight. I still have a flip up vanity plate bracket to install, for my beach buggy tag. Baja Design lights should be here tomorrow. Here is is with the fairlead. ImageImage

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by Mule007 » Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:42 am

Looking good ! 👍
2005 Mineral Gray;QC, #0666: “Laramie”, Leather, power/heated seats, mirrors, dual control zones, Alpine 9 speaker surround sound, steering wheel cruise, music & volume controls, 6 CD player, AC; dark charcoal silver interior.
Additions: Frame mounted .188 DOM 3" steel rock rails low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum SRT-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; Linex Platinum OTR black armor bed & rock panel HD coating; matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard light bar w/ 4-KC Rally 400 Series 4” Halogen off road lights; S&B CAI; Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust; Remote start; Hopkins Trailer Mate brake controller; Bearcat Pro 68XL CB; Mopar black accent fender flares; PW winch kit & remote control;
Tools: 60” Extreme High Lift; hand tools, tow straps, shackles, chains, cables, off road rigging, F & R tire chains, 1 H2O
& 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: New Jasper Remanufactured 5.7 Hemi Engine (3 yr/100’000 mi warranty), Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; driveline u joints; fuel pump; 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; OEM radiator; new front pinion seal & bearing; Denso 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; water pump & serpentine belt; Bilstein 2 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Re: SimonandSimonBeast Build

Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:30 pm

Mule007 wrote:Looking good ! Image
Thank you!

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:49 pm

Also have a Factor 55 Ultra Hook on the way. I want to get rid of the clunky OE hook.

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:06 pm

Factor 55 Ultra Hook came today and went on in about 5 mins. Kind of surprised about how it just fits in the fairlead.ImageImage

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Post by Mule007 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:43 pm

Sweet, looks real clean! Do they come in different colors?
2005 Mineral Gray;QC, #0666: “Laramie”, Leather, power/heated seats, mirrors, dual control zones, Alpine 9 speaker surround sound, steering wheel cruise, music & volume controls, 6 CD player, AC; dark charcoal silver interior.
Additions: Frame mounted .188 DOM 3" steel rock rails low profile steps; 1.5” Skyjacker leveling kit; Bully Dog GT Platinum SRT-10 A-pillar pod mount programmable performance chip, monitor, tuner; Linex Platinum OTR black armor bed & rock panel HD coating; matching Range Rider cab high fiberglass canopy; 2” Linex brush guard light bar w/ 4-KC Rally 400 Series 4” Halogen off road lights; S&B CAI; Flowmaster American Thunder cat back dual exhaust; Remote start; Hopkins Trailer Mate brake controller; Bearcat Pro 68XL CB; Mopar black accent fender flares; PW winch kit & remote control;
Tools: 60” Extreme High Lift; hand tools, tow straps, shackles, chains, cables, off road rigging, F & R tire chains, 1 H2O
& 2 rear wheel well NATO 20 L narrow gas cans.
Updates: New Jasper Remanufactured 5.7 Hemi Engine (3 yr/100’000 mi warranty), Open Range All Terrain 35 x 12.5 x 17 MP3 10 ply E tires; McQuay-Norris Extreme ball joints; driveline u joints; fuel pump; 1 ton HEMI transmission cooler; OEM radiator; new front pinion seal & bearing; Denso 180 amp alternator, Interstate Mega-tron 850 CCA HD battery; water pump & serpentine belt; Bilstein 2 5100 shocks & steering damper.

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:51 pm

Mule007 wrote:Sweet, looks real clean! Do they come in different colors?
Yes, several colors. I picked red because I have some red highlights on the truck. Exactly why I like it. Very clean, tidy look. It feels very safe snugging up by hand. The rubber sits nicely against the rollers. No worries about getting a hand shredded by a cotter pin. It is secured with a nested snap ring. I'm happy to spend coin on something quality like this.

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Post by RustyPW » Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:25 am

The spec's on that says it's for 3/8" cable. But the PW has 7/16" cable. Will the hook handle the 7/16" cable?
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sat May 01, 2021 5:38 pm

RustyPW wrote:The spec's on that says it's for 3/8" cable. But the PW has 7/16" cable. Will the hook handle the 7/16" cable?
Yes, it handled the 7/16" steel cable no problem, with room to spare. Also, I confirmed with Factor 55 that the closed recovery feature could handle up to 7/8" shackle pins.

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sat May 01, 2021 5:51 pm

I just installed the Baja Designs lights in the Thuren bumper. I used the original fog light harness from the OE bumper so that it would be plug and play with the OE fog light connector and controls in the cab. I clipped off the 2 OE connectors where they connected to the OE fog lights and crimped the 2 provided male connectors to be plug and play with the Baja Designs lights. Since the Thuren bumper is set to bolt through the top surface of the bumper with a counter sunk flat head bolt, I stopped at Ace for the proper bolts. Very tight working space inside the wings to get the washers and nuts on. Sorry about the sun glare, this is the best I could do. Will get some night pics.ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun May 02, 2021 12:51 am

Night time shots. I do think I need to buy longer bolts with a spacer to better center the pod light in the bumper pocket.ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Fri May 07, 2021 9:42 am

I couldn't help myself. I pushed my itchy trigger finger on the order button for a Maple Off-road rear bumper. Just can't deal with the black Thuren on the front and Chrome OE bumper on the rear.

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Post by RustyPW » Fri May 07, 2021 5:47 pm

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I couldn't help myself. I pushed my itchy trigger finger on the order button for a Maple Off-road rear bumper. Just can't deal with the black Thuren on the front and Chrome OE bumper on the rear.

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I need a new rear bumper myself. I don't know if I want to cut the bed or not.
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Fri May 07, 2021 6:31 pm

You don't have to cut for Neil's bolt on bumper for 4th gens. It's not looking like he is making one for the 3rd gen, but it might be worth asking.

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Fri May 07, 2021 6:38 pm

Looks like Mercenary Off-road has a nice one for the 3rd gen.

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Looks like Mercenary Off-road has a nice one for the 3rd gen.

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They are a bit pricy.
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Fri May 07, 2021 10:12 pm

RustyPW wrote:
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Looks like Mercenary Off-road has a nice one for the 3rd gen.

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They are a bit pricy.
This one is $1,200, which is comparable to Maple cost wise...

https://mercenaryoffroad.com/products/d ... f59c&_ss=r

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Post by RustyPW » Fri May 07, 2021 10:27 pm

SimonandSimonBeast wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:12 pm
RustyPW wrote:
SimonandSimonBeast wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 6:38 pm
Looks like Mercenary Off-road has a nice one for the 3rd gen.

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They are a bit pricy.
This one is $1,200, which is comparable to Maple cost wise...

https://mercenaryoffroad.com/products/d ... f59c&_ss=r

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I was looking at it. Think I might build my own. 1/4" AR500 steel.
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Fri May 07, 2021 11:03 pm

RustyPW wrote:
SimonandSimonBeast wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 10:12 pm
RustyPW wrote:
SimonandSimonBeast wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 6:38 pm
Looks like Mercenary Off-road has a nice one for the 3rd gen.

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They are a bit pricy.
This one is $1,200, which is comparable to Maple cost wise...

https://mercenaryoffroad.com/products/d ... f59c&_ss=r

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I was looking at it. Think I might build my own. 1/4" AR500 steel.
Go for it. I want to see that.

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sat May 29, 2021 7:30 pm

Here's the unboxing of the Maple Off-road 4th Gen Bolt On Bumper. I will drop this off for Line-X this coming week.Image

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sat May 29, 2021 7:42 pm

I also spent the better part of the day mocking up / installing the ICECO VL60 dual fridge freezer on a bed slide. I used a piece of plywood to raise the slide so that it would make it over the tailgate, which sits a little higher when opened. I used nutserts in the bed and thumbscrews to bolt through for a removable set up. I also ran 12V power to the bed. So, the way it is set up is the Jackery 1000 plugs into the 12V truck outlet and the fridge plugs into the 12V outlet on the Jackery. So, the fridge gets power from the Jackery and the Jackery gets charged while the truck is running. I still have some detail work to do, but it is running.ImageImageImageImage

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Post by RustyPW » Sun May 30, 2021 1:30 am

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Nice!
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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:59 pm

Out with the old...ImageImage

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Post by SimonandSimonBeast » Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:00 pm

In with the new Maple Off-road bumper. Fully Line-X coated.ImageImageImage

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Post by RustyPW » Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:20 pm

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John.......you need to clean out your garage so that you can work in there. :lol:
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