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Old 07-14-2017, 03:14 PM   #61
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Battery top strap that I can run wires through. A mount for my grid heater relays. It appears that this is the nature that I have to load my photos. Can non paying subscribers see these images?
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:52 AM   #62
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Nice Work, and Yes I can see them.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:21 AM   #63
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Still stuffing things into this battery box. Got my Mega fuse stand built. Going to bolt this down and start having battery cables made and terminating my major power leads.

Now I can't get the attachment photos to upload... uggh
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:42 AM   #64
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I cannot wait to see this finished product, all of the details, custom fabricated brackets, It is easy to tell this is built well. Fabricated from the heart and mind of a true WagonHead. Keep up the fantastic work!
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:50 PM   #65
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I cannot wait to see this finished product, all of the details, custom fabricated brackets, It is easy to tell this is built well. Fabricated from the heart and mind of a true WagonHead. Keep up the fantastic work!
Thank ya sir!

Got one of the pictures to work, not the best one but you guys get the idea.
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Old 07-24-2017, 09:38 AM   #66
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Got a new stainless hinge for the side box... only to decide that I am going to just build a new battery box cover a little later on. I want it to be able to lock with a key or something so it will just be easier that way. Also, the body is still smooshed too short so the existing box doesn't fit.

Also got the new grid heater relays and mounts in place. Going to make a cover for these things too so as to protect them from the elements.
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Old 07-30-2017, 08:14 AM   #67
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More noodle chasing

Still plugging along on the wiring. Quite a bit to the complexity of this truck I am building.

Turned a giant bundle of mess into something a bit cleaner. Also, I am going to run the Mil-spec style battery terminals. I had them on my M37 and they were great for adding extra connections. Since I am running dual batteries, this will also help with installing them both. Compressor and Can system / Grid heater power leads connected. I ordered the wrong size terminal for my starter wire. Its a #1 not a 1/0... oops.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:54 AM   #68
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Looking really good Alex. I have to say that doing the wiring on my 6x6 was one of the more rewarding parts of the project. A slog, but fun at the same time. And it let me express my not-so-latent OCD-ness for a while. Hope you enjoy the process with yours. I appreciate your skill and your attention to the details.
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:06 PM   #69
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Looking really good Alex. I have to say that doing the wiring on my 6x6 was one of the more rewarding parts of the project. A slog, but fun at the same time. And it let me express my not-so-latent OCD-ness for a while. Hope you enjoy the process with yours. I appreciate your skill and your attention to the details.
Thanks! I am trying to do it all the right way the first time. I've had weekends ruined and money wasted by allowing others who were "experts" at wiring because it was something I had never messed with other than the "stereo"typical highschool kid working on radios and amplifiers. One expert caused a fire on my Jeep due to undersized Relay selection for an E-fan and lack of circuit protection. The other caused a short that kept cooking fuses for my fuel pump in the same vehicle when I installed a fuel cell and had to relocate the tank and extend the wiring. That failure was due to both routing (no abrasion guard) and terrible splice connections with no water resistance (pvc crimp connectors and just electrical tape). Both events yielded quite unpleasant and expensive trips because things like that always happen at the furthest point back on the trial or in the middle of the night, etc. I am trying to address as much as I can with this harness. Circuit protection, insulation from abrasive damage and heat, water tight connections, and ground system redundancy are all key points in this process. I've found some of that heat shrink that has the glue inside and its great stuff! I am also soldering all of my splice connections; none of those crimp bullet connectors for me, no thanks!

So, more pictures of boring wire work. The CAN system also requires a slightly altered thought process based on how the controls work, features that it provides already, and features I want to modify (like I plan on having an electric horn, an air horn, and a siren all tied into the horn outputs).
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Old 08-15-2017, 08:04 AM   #70
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More boring wiring stuff, but moving along on it. I have systems on top of system it seems and wires for all kinda of things. I do it to myself though; all of the fancy with with AC system, and the fan controller, cruise control that is part of the Cummins ECM, and then the electronic controlled Allison, etc. I am using water sealed modern connectors for splicing my engine harness into the chassis harness and also the transmission harness and gauge system is all part of that too.

Ohh, and then there is my new trailer brake controller! I didn't want a great big controller hanging down above my knee, and I even thought about frenching a Tekonsha or something into the center console or something... However, I found this cool thing made by the Aussies, (who also make that really Heavy Duty compressor I bought) and decided I would install this and give it a try. It has a remote small dash mounted dial, and it has a push button to switch modes to where you can spin the dial and apply the brakes or set the value and it will hold it if the dial gets bumped. The main box doesn't have to get mounted in a particular way because the accelerometers have a "learning mode" that you can calibrate to teach the sensors what direction the normal stop occurs. This way I can hide all of these things and just have the knob somewhere. I haven't fully decided where everything is going yet. I ended up with a few more indicator lights and switched things than I originally expected. This thing is going to look like a bomber cockpit before its all said and done.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:34 AM   #71
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To work on the wiring behind the dash, instead of standing on my head, I made a copy of the dash panel and installed my switches and controls in there. I need to order my instrument Bezels and pigtails though because I can't seem to find the set I have... and the ones I have were pretty well corroded.

I can't seem to prevent the website from rotating the photo.. My apologies.
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Old 10-19-2017, 12:16 PM   #72
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Its ALIVE!!! And only 6 hours before its 75th Birthday! So today is the trucks birthday too!

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Old 10-30-2017, 07:07 AM   #73
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Built a guard to cover my trailer brake and AC system power breakers. Also holds the engine fan relay and a switching relay that jumps power between the electric horn and the Air horns.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:12 AM   #74
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Got started on the brake light switch for my home build brake pedal hangar.
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