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Old September 12th, 2013, 05:17 AM   #841
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That's what I'm afraid of Lucas. I was so geeked last weekend when all the wiring worked without a lot of hassle. Now it's a setback. It was kinda discouraging when I was up in the air testing the shifter and brakes and Johnny says "how come your front turn signals are coming on when you hit the brakes?".
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Old September 12th, 2013, 06:18 AM   #842
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Old September 12th, 2013, 06:58 AM   #843
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Looks great! Congrats on the rebuild.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 07:37 AM   #844
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Looking good.

With all the wheeling you do and how hard you use it, I'm surprised you don't have triangulation at the B pillar like most people run. Is your thinking that the triangulated horizontal spreaders going from the B to the C pillar will serve the same purpose well enough? Not criticizing, just trying to understand the thinking.....because I've got good triangulation between the B and C pillars also and have been considering whether I should still add it behind the seats as well. At this point I'm thinking I'll do V shaped bars to act as both the triangulation and the harness mounts.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 07:54 AM   #845
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No offense taken. When you say "most people", no one I know comes to mind that has a triangulated B pillar. Most of my "hard" wheeling has been slow rock crawling. I have flopped many times and rolled once but my roll was not catastrophic. It was almost slow motion. I've never been one to challenge a hill that will result in a hard roll. Not that it can't happen on a lesser hill but that hasn't been my style. Helmet hill comes to mind. It can only be made with a full on throttle commitment. If you don't make it, you will hit hard on your side. I tried crawling it with the stickies & got 1/3 way up. That was good enough for me, I backed out. I've always hated the triangulated B pillars where there is a slanted bar directly behind the seats. As a mostly casual wheeler, they make access a PITA. I'm not the hardcore wheeler many seem to think I am. Ask Erin, he'll tell you I'm a puss.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 08:17 AM   #846
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Hmmm maybe not so much a Michigan thing then, I just remember seeing a ton of cage and chassis builds with B pillar triangulation. No one specific comes to mind so it was probably mostly on pirate. I can absolutely see the benefit in a hard roll but for most people it's overkill. I don't plan on putting my rig through the hell a lot of the guys do, but sh1t happens. If I happen to have a hard roll or flop I'd rather not have to worry about tweaking the whole cage.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 08:24 AM   #847
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Agreed. I know the racers do it. And since Michigan has mostly lot crawlers, not many people would do that to their cage. I was pretty concerned that when I actually got around to reassembly that the cage and windshield hoop were tweaked and with a new straight body that it would be a problem. Yes, I had to run a drill through a couple holes to help with alignment but all in all, it went back together with minimal issues.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 08:25 AM   #848
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It's burgendy dammit.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 08:28 AM   #849
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It's burgendy dammit.
It looks sophisticated. :)

Lookin good!
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Old September 12th, 2013, 08:58 AM   #850
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Jim, I had the same problem with my lights when I got it put my jeep back together. My issue was a chassis ground problem, because everything was painted all nice...lol. I ran a ground wire from the body to the frame and also a seperate one for the front grill to the frame. As well as one directly from the battery to the frame....That fixed it for me....good luck..


Another thing to note if you run a Aluminum Radiator you should run a ground wire from the radiator to a chassis ground....this keeps them from corroding from the inside out....
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Old September 12th, 2013, 11:30 AM   #851
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I has triangle b pillar bar. I win
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Old September 12th, 2013, 11:34 AM   #852
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Jim, I had the same problem with my lights when I got it put my jeep back together. My issue was a chassis ground problem, because everything was painted all nice...lol. I ran a ground wire from the body to the frame and also a seperate one for the front grill to the frame. As well as one directly from the battery to the frame....That fixed it for me....good luck..


Another thing to note if you run a Aluminum Radiator you should run a ground wire from the radiator to a chassis ground....this keeps them from corroding from the inside out....
The bummer is that all lights were working good. So, something went amiss.



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Yes, but you are one of those 1%-er racer dudes.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #853
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I did the B "X" because of the garage roll overs.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 03:01 PM   #854
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I did it when I had a jeep...
Yea your a puss Jim..u have a really nice jeep though.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 04:46 PM   #855
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All angular and shit.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #856
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All angular and shit.
Hitting an unsupported cross bar is not exactly awesome...does look like a work on progress in this pic, so it may have continued to something more solid

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Old September 12th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #857
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But its better than nothin. Prove me rong
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Old September 12th, 2013, 09:14 PM   #858
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Got my wiring figured out. We traced it back to the steering column. I had bought a tilt column but hadn't wanted to take the time to mess with it but what the heck, let's give it a try. We swapped the steering wheel & put it in. Zing, problem solved!

So, the setback added my tilt column and intermittent wipers.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:01 PM   #859
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But the new one isn't chrome like the old one.
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Old September 12th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #860
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