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Old 12-21-2019, 10:08 AM
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I second that emotion about TGW,.....LAST RESORT FOR ANYTHING.
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Old 12-21-2019, 05:54 PM
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Couple more things done today. Sanded and painted the rear window trim rings. Will have to get the finished pics later. Also got the area below the rear window trim repainted.


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The tail gate chrome strips were pretty beat up so I hit them with some 600 sandpaper on a DA and then got the stainless polishing stuff from my buddy and shined them up some. Got some of the big dents knocked out of them but they had several scrapes into them that would be hard to get out. Did what I could with them.



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Got the tail gate carpet and trim pieces put on for the final time, I hope. Everything looks good but the one trim piece to the right of the handle sits over the carpet border.


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Tomorrows agenda will be to get the top trim on gate painted to the grey color. Painting is not one of my favorite things to do. It is supposed to rain allll day tomorrow so I might be stuck inside to get more done.
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Old 12-22-2019, 12:02 PM
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Wow, your rig is beautiful! The console is pretty darn cool too. I bet it is a fun rig to drive. I have been trying to read all the build threads from page one to the current day lately. I can see your thread is going to be a great read.
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Old 12-23-2019, 07:22 PM
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Thank you Kaiserjeeps, much appreciated.

Rain and more rain meant inside work so we got some more done. Trying to finish up the cargo area but the more we do the more we find to do.

Between the rain days we managed to get the rear window trim painted along with the area below the trim. Also installed the plastic trim piece between the rear door window and the rear window trim ring. I am pleasantly surprised on how good the 2 pieces match each other in the color. These 2 pieces sit right next to each other and one is gloss on metal and the other is over textured plastic. These paints are 2 different brands and 2 different color names so I was hoping they would be close. They are great.


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I set the trim ring in place and forgot I need to do something with the area between the ring and the back window corner.


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Good news is we only have a couple more things to do to the cargo area. Got to make a couple small hole covers below the boom box speaker and the newly discovered over sight of the upper rear corners.


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Also painted the top trim piece on the tailgate. Not dry enough to put on so no pic yet.

Hopefully then it will be on to the headliner. Thinking it will be next.

Still no shifter boot but did get the shifter trim rings polished up.

I think after the headliner, it will be door panels and seats re-upholstered. Don't have any idea on patterns yet, going to be like the rest of the operation and we'll guess as we go.
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Old 12-23-2019, 09:21 PM
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Man that looks so nice!!!!
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:40 PM
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Today was a day to stay inside due to more rain so I figured I would back track a little and finally get the neutral safety switch wired in and get the reverse lights working.

Neutral safety was only a matter of cutting start wire from key switch and run it over to console and wire it in to a relay so the Dakota system would let it start in park and neutral only.

Reverse lights SHOULD have been easier. Only connect one wire to the Dakota system to activate lights when in reverse. BUT, it only took an hour or so to find the reverse light wire that the PO had cut at the rear of Jeep.

Had to remove the console cover to do this but that is the easy part. The console cover and cup holders are held in by velcro. No tools required to get access to the electrical. Wasn't to sure about using velcro but at the time it was the easiest solution and it turned out to be pretty sturdy so it will stay.


First remove the shifter handles and remove cup holders.


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Next simply remove the entire cover by lifting it out and over shifters.


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Then just lift out the storage area floor and we have access to everything in the console.


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Another thing I wired in earlier in the build was a relay so I could keep the converter lock up from happening till I wanted it to when I was on the gas hard or when towing. Wired the relay to a switch on the shifter handle so I could simply just hold the button down till I wanted lock up. With the 2500 stall slipping, the converter comes in pretty hard when it locks up when you are on the gas.

The converter lock up is controlled by the B&M lock up controller. It is in the console now but will probably end up in the over head console when it gets installed.



And you thought that was a nitrous button.



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What started all this was me taking the console cover off to put the shifter boot on but it didn't fit so well so that didn't happen.

I think there is about 1000ft of wire in that console. Seems like it anyway. But the reverse lights work and the wife won't crash thru the house if I leave it in overdrive.

Last time I put the console cover on I plan on tidying all the wires up and make them purdy.
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Old 12-26-2019, 09:33 PM
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...And you thought that was a nitrous button.
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More like "And you WISHED that was a nitrous button."
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Old 12-28-2019, 06:06 PM
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Quote:
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More like "And you WISHED that was a nitrous button."


Wife said no to the blue bottle. Tires cost way to much.
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Old 12-30-2019, 01:54 PM
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That's OK, your truck is a monster without it!
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Old 12-30-2019, 10:50 PM
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Were you going add wheelie bars with the bottle?

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Old 12-31-2019, 05:37 AM
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Wheelie bars, hadn't thought about that.

I do need to add some bars to the rear end though. Its wants to do the old G-body shuffle when you let it rip and it does have some torque steer. Front left spring was actually a little short and when I floored it, the left front corner came up enough to flip the shackle backwards. Had longer top leafs made.


Haven't gotten much done lately, waiting on the news about the headliner. The shifter boot was a bust but I did get the cup holder light hooked up before the console was put back together. On the list also is getting the AC control panel light bulbs back in.


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Got the tailgate trim piece back on and I think I'm going to wait on the headliner before I get to much more done.

I have been using SEM products on all the plastic inside pieces but this time I just primed the tail gate trim with plastic primer and painted it with regular paint. It will probably get scuffed so I'll see how it holds up.

Got the tail gate jamb area polished up on each side also. Now it looks much mo betta when you lay the gate down.


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G body shuffle

Looks nice. I went soa and I do not flip the shackle but with all my torque I need some trac bars to stop that shuffle . There is no replacement for displacement .
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