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87 K5 Build...Hmmm, whats that Ryoken up to? stay tuned...

Discussion in 'The Driveway (build threads)' started by ryoken, Dec 29, 2006.

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What are the coolest mods on this rig?

  1. overhead and center console

    36.7%
  2. airpan/cowl induction hood

    16.5%
  3. circuit breaker glovebox

    21.1%
  4. front bumper/winch/grill

    20.2%
  5. cage

    22.9%
  6. custom floor/cab supports

    17.4%
  7. custom heater

    6.4%
  8. custom dash bezel

    11.9%
  9. electronics box & battery box

    19.3%
  10. nekkid bacon dispenser

    23.9%
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  1. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yum, new toys... :bow: What might I be up to?

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    Been putting a bunch of hrs into the truck this week... My neighbors must be hating me, the grinding, welding and compressor haven't stopped for 3 days! :haha:

    Phase 1 is almost complete... I'll post some pics over the next couple days... Sad thing is, phase 2 and 3 are even more involved... :doah:
     
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  2. Citizen Rider

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    Installin air bags yo?:D Flippin dem switches
     
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    wondering where the hell you have been. post up some pics soon!!
     
  4. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Not enough hrs in the day bro.... :wink1:

    Wish I had 2 weeks, the truck could eat up 100 hrs, easy... Might have something to do with me going overboard on everything! :doah: :haha:

    Hope your feeling better....







    Ok, here's a teaser... During mockup... The metal work on the firewall is done and smooth now and studs have been installed for box mounting..






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    The box is in my car going down to work for a little glassbeading this morn... Hope to have everything zinced, epoxied and painted by later tonight...

    Started doing the layout this morn for the electronics box... :doah:

    Oh, hey, need to talk to ya.. pm on the way... :bow:
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Heater? Dual Batteries? Missile Launcher? You will, of course, write up for those of us who are still trying to figure it all out, right?
     
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    oooooo i know i know!:D
     
  7. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    haha, rice-seeking warheads.. :wink1:

    Tis a trick question really... Many little projects roled into one.. dual bats, cabling, solenoid, headlight mod, fans.... Phase 2 involves a new harness and new switching in the dash... More pics tonight!
     
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    Man that just reminds me how bad I need to go through my wiring. :doah:

    Let us know how well that heater works. I've been thinking of that route myself.
     
  9. wraenking

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    that looks awesome paul!! I pmed you back, let me know what you want to do
     
  10. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yup, 1/0, dual 27's, battery switch, HD solenoid, main breaker, relays, etc, etc... I'm actually building a stand-alone harness, all breakers, no fuses or fusable links.. It's its own independent system that I'm adding each function to.. Then eliminating all stock wiring for that function.. The only stock wires in the end will be ECM related..

    I doubt the heater will be equal to the stock heat, but should be enough... It is freakin small!

    It's so small I'm actually moving it over and center mounting it behind the ashtray, above the tranny hump.... Freed up a ton of room to the right for the breaker panel behind the glovebox door... Nothing between the glovebox door and firewall now..
     
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    I love the breaker idea. Where did you get everything?
     
  12. ryoken

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    Thanks... :D

    Most was thru work at cost, steel, breakers, cable, switch, etc... The heater and 2nd volt gauge where Summit... The switches are part of that bulk buy I did from Carling...

    Yeah, I plan to have welding capabilty down the line, so I want everything STOUT... The breaker panel behind the glovebox door should be trick.. Those are the red breakers in the first pic...
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    epoxy

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    paint

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    sweet!
     
  16. ryoken

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    looking good man!
     
  18. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Ok, on a break, some more tidbits...

    Jam done, ready for fender.. (excuse the dust) woulda been nice to do new gaskets.. They're pretty dryrotted, but whatever..... Wonder who has nice ones? The fender'll be coming back off anyway.. :thinking:

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    Trans filters new home....

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    Last night's mockup of the waterproof electronics box.. I'm building it this week out of composite glass with a removable lid... The layouts looking good.. Plenty of room to have a start solenoid and headlight/fan relays inside neatly, to go with the headlight and fan breakers, cab breaker and bat switch on the outside...

    Corrogated for lightweight! :haha:

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    looking great paul!! cant wait to see it all done!!
     
  20. Uncle Fester

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    MAN I LOVE IT SO FAR!!!! and I have to ask, may have been asked before, but what is that PURDY COLOR you're paintin that thing? Looks GREAT!:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
     

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