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Finally Elite..Skanlaxjmo's elite registry

Well...after 2,800 posts i finally forked over 20 bucks. The site has deffenity Saved me more then 20 bucks....byt then again it has made me spend mroe then 20 in mods...:D

But anyway, my name is John i'm and currently doing a year in between High School and College(im actually waitting to hear back form a few schools). So the truck, it started out in 96' when my dad bought it for my mom...and it has come down to me when i turned 16. Form there it was off-roading and looking into lifts that led me to this site. So here's what i have actually done to it so far.

Mods-
-TT(2")
-Shackles
-Optima Red Top
-Cobra Cb Radio(and a magnetic mount antenna)
-Two 10k tow hooks(front)
-Pioneer DEH-1400 Head unit
- Some interior "mood lighting" in the footwells
-4 Baja Dessert Fox light on the roof rack
-Bulbs changed out to 100w
-Running Boards/lower air dam removed
-Fog lights added in the bumper
-Brown Wire mod
-New leather Steering Wheel Cover
-gauge Cluster out of a 98 Mounty( i had to replace my reverse glow gauges):mad:
-Bedlined the Rockers

Stuff i need to Do or am planning in the near future
-front u-joint
-3" Bl
-33's or 32's
-4.10 gears
Wish List
.......sas and 36's....when i learn how to weld and once i find an axle.

Pics. Well i have a few once i get home i will up-load a bunch i have in my Digital camera.
Lights on Roof rack
LIGHTSBLAZING4on.jpg


When i had just two lights on the rack
LIGHTSBLAZING.jpg

Switch location...yeah that was for testing i tucked all the wires(i now have 4 switches right there)
3.jpg


Light off(when i just had the two lights)
outterior.jpg


...i will get some current ones up soon.
Thanks for looking leave me some feedback
 



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Tbars4

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thanks...I love the lights, they are amazing on trails at night, just have them aimed properly and i have had no issues right in front of the truck i just turn my fogs on. It is the factory bar with the lights just bolted to it.
 






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Thank you! And congratulations on becoming Elite!

thanks...I love the lights, they are amazing on trails at night, just have them aimed properly and i have had no issues right in front of the truck i just turn my fogs on. It is the factory bar with the lights just bolted to it.

You just saved me from a four-digit expense. I'm going to do that too, that looks great! :):):):cool:
 






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Congrats on the Eliteness. One of these days I'll be doing the same. Hopefully sooner rather than later.
 






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thanks guys.....donner, the hardest part of the lights instillation was where to mount the switch and how to run the wirring. I choose to drill into my roof and then use plumbers putty to fill the gaps so it wouldnt leak. Just make sure you measure twice and drill once(no i didnt make that mistake), i just took my time and it came out pretty well.
 






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Excellent location!

thanks guys.....donner, the hardest part of the lights instillation was where to mount the switch and how to run the wirring. I choose to drill into my roof and then use plumbers putty to fill the gaps so it wouldnt leak. Just make sure you measure twice and drill once(no i didnt make that mistake), i just took my time and it came out pretty well.

That's a great place for them... I was thinking about that area, and around the overhead area. Pop open one of those compartments and the switches would be in there (My expense is the labor) A lot of work to get switches in there? All these questions are to celebrate your Elite status ;)
 






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Welcome to being elite, and doesn't that picture under your name just look ever so pretty!;)
 






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hhaha yeah...even though its a little crooked, ill upload a better one when i get home. To mount the switch you drill a half inch(or 1/4) hole and jsut stick it in and thread the cover, it comes out as a very clean install. To make sure its the right size and so i got some confidence befor i did it, i took an old cigar box and drilled a half inch hole in it to see how the final product would look.
 






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i promised when i got home i would put up a new pic......so here is one. I will get some tomorrow tomorrow when it is light out. :D....and i know the light wiring is a little funky its just not tucked down all the way.
 

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any pictures of the mood lighting.. and help in doing it?
 






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what i ment by mood lighting was little lights under the seats..ill post a pic tomorrow.
 






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well....here is a few more, the little bracket behind the rof lighton the right is for a reverse light not on there right now.
 

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thanks, ill work on that last pic...my camera ####ed it up.
 









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couple of the interior...(fyi: there are three red switches the picture is jsut a little fuzzy)
 

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