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Old 06-02-2018, 11:38 PM   #21
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Grant, are you sticking to the stock head unit for your stereo system?

BTW, I stopped by and checked your first van out at Overland Expo West. Nice job!
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Old 06-03-2018, 12:51 AM   #22
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Grant, are you sticking to the stock head unit for your stereo system?

BTW, I stopped by and checked your first van out at Overland Expo West. Nice job!
i havent decided. comes down to budget. I bought a few things this time i didnt last time so i have to see in the end where it ends up.

I am going ahead and wiring for an aftermarket headunit (2 pairs of RCA for example) when i do the line converter so its easy to do it later.
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The weekend has been pretty busy and awesome. A ton of work got done and pretty happy with the progress.

The stack of parts is getting a bit large, so let's start putting some in there to get it down!
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Friday after work, decided that i was going to strip all the pieces out of the front (a pillar and b pillar trim headliner etc) so i can start running wires for the PA and speakers.
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Then I applied the sound deadening, put a ton of Thinsulate up there, and moved on to some other areas
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After that was finished, I went to the rear doors. Pulled the lower panels off, applied sound deadening there and thinsulate, as well as pulling the wires for the rear door speakers
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Saturday not much got done. My friend Justin came over
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He need his electrical system installed, so i knocked it out for him in like an hour or so
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he still has to hide some cables and do some other crap, but he was headed on a trip this week and needed something functional, so i hooked it all up for him.

The one thing i did work on Saturday, was hiding the god awful wiring harness back there. I pulled the entire body harness from the headliner to the rear out of its home and removed all the clips.
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I actually pulled it all back out, and then rerouted it behind the side area as well then put it all back on sunday correctly.

Sunday was alot of wiring finishing up front and my friend Rob (the guy who bought my Subaru) helping out with sound deadening and insulation.
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I finished some wiring on the PA, mounted the siren/speaker in the front, a single row lightbar and then ran the trigger wire for the relay for the ARB compressor that I will install on Monday hopefully. The balance of the evening was spent redoing the rear harness like i mentioned above to run behind all the body panels and not to be seen again.
We got 3/4 of the sound deadning in the upper portion of hte van done. I ordered another box of sound deadedning to finish up what was needed, and am waiting on more thinsulate from Hein as well as some other parts so i can do the audio stuff. Also mounted up the rear batteries using some holddown loops and 1" webbing straps I sewed up with velcro closure stuff to keep it tied down. No batteries sliding around here!
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Next up is getting the flarespace flares dropped off for paint when they come in this week, Sorting a Tern Overland window, pulling the floor for insulation and running main power wire for hte Ctek Smartpass to the rear, making the rear passenger wall to mount all the electrics to, and sorting electrics out. Tons of fun!
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Old 06-04-2018, 03:08 PM   #24
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Did you have to drill behind/through the D-Pillar to re-route the driver side wiring harness?
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Old 06-04-2018, 03:13 PM   #25
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Did you have to drill behind/through the D-Pillar to re-route the driver side wiring harness?
You do. I used a 1 1/2" hole saw. You have to use this, a 1 1/4" wont allow the wire and the tail light harness plug to go through. The extra 1/4" is just enough to get everything through

You have to drill the center portion and the back portion. I hit it with some black paint to keep corrosion at bay, and also put in a rubber grommet to keep from any wire chafing issues.
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You do. I used a 1 1/2" hole saw. You have to use this, a 1 1/4" wont allow the wire and the tail light harness plug to go through. The extra 1/4" is just enough to get everything through

You have to drill the center portion and the back portion. I hit it with some black paint to keep corrosion at bay, and also put in a rubber grommet to keep from any wire chafing issues.
Perfect, thanks for the details!
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Perfect, thanks for the details!
It is so worth it to do it!
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Pallet arrived today!
Correct winch is on the way, they sent steel instead of synthetic. All good, dont need it for a few weeks anyways
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Headed to get tires put on now!
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Since the pallet came in, and i now have my compressor, took the afternoon to put it in.
Started with stripping down the harness to only what I need. Using the PA system aux switch to trigger the relay, so only needed that wire hooked up to something (other than the power and negative) So took out the extra solenoid subharness and switch harness, re loomed the whole thing then installed it.
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Lower is final harness (with full length of positive and negative i trimmed to length when installed)
Mounted the compressor on the lower frame rail up front to keep it closer to the UpDownAir module that will be installed later this week to air up and down all 4 tires at once.
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and final wiring up to the Aux Battery
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the UpDownAir module that will be installed later this week to air up and down all 4 tires at once.
Wait. You plan to air up all 4 tires at once with an ARB single compressor and this device? I'm fascinated to see how this goes.
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