Travel Goal #3: Eat weird food and meet new people.
It's not everyday that you get to sleep under the stars on the solarium deck of a 415' ship with 20 other smelly travelers that are also too cheap to rent a stateroom.
Our new friend @farminzak is a collegiate lacrosse player turned subsistence farmer who has done apprenticeships from Maine to Alaska working with everything from maple syrup to crab pots! We shared salmon, he shared tomatoes, and Hunter got extra pats. 99% of the world is filled with awesome people, you just have to start talking to them!
Listen to her roar!! 👊🏽 The high output alternator + starter + battery relocation + dual battery/Big 3 rewire job is complete. Looking forward to 275 juicy amps. 🤙🏽 The start battery is now in the back left corner of the engine bay, allowing us to run all of our accessories from the larger Group 31 battery in the old start location.
In order to handle the increased amperage for battery charging, I had to move the stock fuse from the fuse box to the battery terminal. Thus, the bolt in place of the old 140a fuse. Using a 200a now at the terminal since these Northstar AGMs can take up to 100a each.
All the other fuses atop the batteries control the Blue Sea ACR, Blue Sea fuse block, SPod, and @arb4x4usa dual compressor.
Deadman Saves® — Made in the USA 🇺🇸 www.DeadmanOffroad.com
Build Notes 👇🏻
Winch: @comeup_winch Seal Gen2 12.5rs
Recovery: @Factor55llc Ultrahook
Shovel: @KrazyBeaverTools Murder Spork
Wheels: @VTXwheels Viper SL
Tires: @general_tire Grabber X3 315/75R16
Gears: @nitrogears 4.88
Suspension: @fox Factory 2.5 DSC @totalchaos CAs
Cockpit: @67.designs arms & mounts
Rack System: @frontrunneroutfitters Slimline 2
Tent: @CVTTents Mt Shasta Ext. Stargazer Pioneer
Headlights & taillights: @tacomabeast
Driving Lights: @bajadesigns OnyX6, S8, Squadron
Med kit: @outer_limit_supply Outback
Dual Battery: @offgridengineering @northstarbattery
Electrical: @spodguy @powertrays @dcpowerinc
Onboard Air: @arb4x4usa @sleeoffroad
Navigation: @garmin InReach @gaiagps
Comms: @yaesuusa FT87900r
Just finished up the installation of keyless entry to the 85' Singlecab! This was something I've wanted for awhile, and I took the time to install it properly.
Before installing the system itself, I wanted to make provisions for this and several other 12V items in the truck. I made myself and installed a new harness, that pulls power from the battery. This way, I didn't have to chop the factory harness, yet it runs along next by the harness behind the dash! So I can tap in whenever, for anything that needs a fused 12V connection.
The fuse box has 10 slots, and even lights up when the fuse is blown. This fuse box isn't powered constantly, it's switched on from a relay powered directly off the battery. A signal for the relay to turn on, comes from the Cigarette lighter circuit, I used a cheap fuse splice here. No modifications to the factory harness! My gauges run off this circuit. AFR gauge needs constant power, and it gets it from the dome light circuit. Fuse splice there again! Takes very low power. .
The Door lock kit itself is an easy install, and very cheap. The wiring that comes with the kit is easily long enough for any vehicle. I ran the wiring for this kit thru the same harness I made for the truck, so everything is tucked away. As there was no other electrical in the doors, I drilled some holes to route 1/4" electrical wire wrap to protect them.
The brain box for the keyless entry needs constant 12V power, and has a fused circuit powered directly off the battery.
The actuators for this kit are pretty strong, I've locked/unlocked my doors tons of times thus far with no issues. My goal for this mod was simple, keyless entry... That you didn't know was there. And that's what I've got!
Is your rig next? Let's get it installed!