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Discussion in 'FJ45 Owners Club' started by 82cruiser, Sep 12, 2007.
Added a fridge and a 2nd battery. Optima, Blue Sea ACR switch, and fuse panel.
Got the AC working. Cutting the vents into the dash on each side was just a little stressful given the little room for the vent tube placement behind the dash. The three loose vents in the middle are in temporarily while I try to figure out a good solution. The tubing and vents are not necessary as the unit is located right behind the radio opening and blows almost straight through. Thinking of finding some cool retro vent off a semi or other truck to use. Someone mentioned cutting the louvers out of a 40 side cowl which could be pretty cool with some fab work. Would love to hear ideas!
Installed some MIC TUNING pickup bed lights on the hardtop for some indirect lighting. They are adhesive backed, but I just laid them in the hardtop lip front to back without using the adhesive. One set in the back and one in front. The one up front is tapped off the OEM B-pillar light. Good cheap solution with lots of light.
MIC TUNING lights
Was fortunate to be able to work with Dave at 4Plus Products for a tire carrier and ladder. Dave had not created this style ladder for a 40 series and was very generous with his time, creativity, and ideas. Super happy with the results and it works amazingly well.
The ladder is removable and attaches to the 5 gallon jerry can holder. The can holder is also removable and attaches to his standard base plate. Climbing to the roof is easy and comfortable which will come in handy as I just had both knees replaced last week. Ladder can accommodate Rotopax containers, propane tank, and/or HighLift.
Will update with better pics once I'm more mobile.
Many thanks Dave. Your work and service is remarkable.
Diamond plate cup holder, Whiskey on the rocks? Looking great, some Beautiful work for sure, will be finishing up mine soon (hopefully) and will be driving on the SS M16's I bought from you. Keep up the great work. Cheers, Geoff.
Is that another project Troopy on the right side?
Yup, a slightly over built cup holder. Thanks for the comment. Looking forward to seeing those M16s on your rig...great looking tires.
No, that's the '82 FJ40 in my sig line
Very nice! You planning on a roof rack?
Thanks! That's the plan. Thinking of finding an aluminum flat rack that sits 5-6" inside the outer edge of the rain gutter. Then trying to make some rain gutter mounts that curve up following the hard top curve. Something lower profile than the standard tall mounts.