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Old September 10th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #821
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We're headed a different direction with the seat belts. Seems that after a typical day of trail riding we are whipped. I've had several people tell me that with a full harness, your body/muscles don't have near as much strain on them when you actually let the seat do all the work and the straps keep you in the seat. So, we're going to give that a try. I believe that allowing the outside harness be a little looser will allow enough flexibility to stick my head out and watch the tires during slow technical "safe" situations. As a side note, the harness shown has been on the driver's side for a couple years but Dianne wanted the retractable on the passenger side. I had already bought both so it's a matter of if she doesn't like the harness, I'll put the retractable one back in.

The HAM radio is now in the dash. CB location is yet TBD but I don't think I want it overhead anymore.

Yes on the tubes except the rocker tubes. They will be going black right away since my painter knew they were going black and he didn't waste paint on the tube.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 11:05 AM   #822
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why not install both belts on the pass side?
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Old September 10th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #823
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I wear the pants in my house. I told her to deal with it.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 11:21 AM   #825
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Old September 10th, 2013, 11:37 AM   #826
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Old September 10th, 2013, 04:08 PM   #827
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It looks like the windshield will be one of the last things to go on. I'm glad you cherished my hard labors and saved them for last.
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Old September 10th, 2013, 05:47 PM   #828
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Old September 10th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #829
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when will it be ready for the trails?
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Old September 10th, 2013, 06:45 PM   #831
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First scratch will be Gitche Gumee September 26 ish
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I'm going to scratch it?
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Old September 10th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #833
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Old September 11th, 2013, 10:42 PM   #834
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Lots of progress tonight thanks to kb8ymf, offroadian & johnnyj. Items accomplished.
Fill rear diff with fluid.
Grease & install rear driveshaft
Install shifter & hook up shifter cable.
Install tailgate.
Mount blingy licence plate holder & plate to tailgate.
Install passenger seat & harness.
Install second battery & wire up winch.
Install rocker guards.
Install windshield.
Install windshield hoop.
Tune new shock with additional oil.
Install gas tank cap bezel.

We lifted it off the ground with the hoist & started the engine and verified the shifter and brakes work. Now I need to charge the shocks and it can be driven.

It looks like I will need to remake one of my windshield hoop to cage tie in's, it just doesn't line up quite right. We also had a minor setback where my brake lights & turn signals are acting up. With some research, it seems that it might be the wiring harness connector (OEM) or possibly my turn signal switch is malfunctioning. So, that's going to create some aggravation.


Sitting at ride height







So, the big ticket items remaining.
Charge shocks.
Figure out turn signal/brake lights.
Make new hoop tie in.
Wire inside winch controls, CB & HAM radios.
Install rear seat. (for the dog)
Install soft top.
Build front wheel wells.
Install windshield squirter bottle/pump.

Let's roll.
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Old September 11th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #835
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Old September 11th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #836
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We also had a minor setback where my brake lights & turn signals are acting up. With some research, it seems that it might be the wiring harness connector (OEM) or possibly my turn signal switch is malfunctioning. So, that's going to create some aggravation.
I just ran into the same problem on mine. Brake lights sometimes worked, rear turn signals worked, but not front. Wiggle the emergency flnashers switch and stuff would work, then not...... After tearing apart the wiring in the back, I found a dead short I couldn't explain. Ended up being the turn signal switch in the steering column corroded, replaced and everything works.

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