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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:31 am

SOOOO anywway I decided i needed to re-aim my whooopie lights as i call em, so I went to pull my bumper off so I could put the lights on a plate so they could rotate more allowing a higher aim point. While doing this My trusty battery powered impact wrench decided to strip the welded nuts off the frame. Well crap. :oops: not to much too resolve a few grade 8 1/2 " nuts and bolts fortunately you can grab the nut with a pair of vise grips TM or whatever.Now ive had it on and off a few times I am seriously thinking of building a bumper front and rear for the Princess. this would allow me to add my winch from Christine and also change my approach angle on the back end along with putting a 2 " receiver tube for the back end getting rid of the wheenie little 1 1/2" one that hangs too low drags too often and would raise it. so it raises issues of the rear plate where to relocate it to? if i am gonna redo the back bumper im gonna make a swing gate on it that I an mount a MFC and a high lift jack. I was thinking of an old samurai axle that i have here from the weasel build as my base shaft then i have some 2 " schedule 80 tubing that i could use as the outer shaft. Ive got a few feet of 1.5" square tubing that i can use as my frame 10 feet or so. now to find a few axial load bearings.. aka tapered pin roller bearings and some 1/4 inch plate need a few square feet of that too. well any ideas before i start cutting metal for the front i was thinkng of this


for the back end im not really firm yet its a soft plan kinda like the soft skull i have
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:28 pm

Well as its winter a few of my friends have decided that they need firewood . well yesterday I get a call ... Can you please come rescue me?... so I saddle up and drive out .. well its a 1 ton diesel ford that doesnt want to play fuel pump dead batteries etc etc . fack.. oh yea fresh snow about a foot of it good thing i spent a day earlier working on the chains :D Back we go tomorrow with a new electric fuel pump ... :|
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:28 pm

went out today and installed a electric fuel pump in the dreaded ford and now we are getting fuel but even after leaving the jumpers on the boat anchor for an hour when he hits his starter my rodeo fails to keep up looks like this summer im gonna try to install a cs130 one wire GM alternator in this thing
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby RickP » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:58 pm

PPCLI-JIM wrote:went out today and installed a electric fuel pump in the dreaded ford and now we are getting fuel but even after leaving the jumpers on the boat anchor for an hour when he hits his starter my rodeo fails to keep up looks like this summer im gonna try to install a cs130 one wire GM alternator in this thing

I wouldn't attempt to jump start a diesel with a vehicle with one small single battery. Years back, I had a Ford diesel van and I left the headlights on at a customers house, but didn't realize it until the end of the day and my battery was dead. She jump started me with her Cadillac SUV. The next day she called and her alternator had failed. I felt horrible, but luckily it was only a year old and under warranty.
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby Beamer » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:37 pm

keep us posted on the alternator upgrade. I want to do something similar.
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:04 am

it will be a spring summer thing unless my alternator dies before then. so far no damage has appeared on my alt system so far :shock: but yes that was the only time that will happen. I see no reason to be rolling around on the frozen earth unless I'm forced to mearly putting the chains on is enough for this old timer... :oops:
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:00 pm

Victory 5 days !!!!!!thats all it to :P ok for my challenged friends to listen to me and use a tiger torch to heat the block oil fuel well the entire underside. took one up there today and fired it up then called them up and told em im waiting.. :P after standing around having a fire and chopping wood for about 3 hours we put the key in and LIFE IT LIVESSS!!!!! :drunken:

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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby hessmess » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:45 pm

Great Job! Nothing worse than a frozen diesel.
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:06 pm

you betcha. that sucked the worst part was I knew what would do it but they woudnt listen...took em a while to clue in ..ah well tomorrow its an ice fishing day for me
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:25 pm

Well I am glad thats over. I got my new HIDs installed into my new headlight buckets. wasnt to bad except I zapped myself .... :drunken: :oops: Normally I dont feel that sort of zap I have done much damage to my nerves what with being in the LIGHT INFANTRY yea right the only thing thats light is my brains. But what the hey they are in and look a lot brighter then those stock style bulbs. while I was at it today in the much warmer weather i decided to lube up my driver side window rails and try to see what the issue is with my master control switch for windows .. Well nothing i can see but it started to sleet so i put the covers on and packed it in. I can control MY drivers window but non of the others any ideas guys and gals? :?:
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby hessmess » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:48 pm

Well I have to admit, you gave me a chuckle on getting zapped. But then I thought on 12 volts? That is a new one on me, but I have no experience with the HID lights. I have no idea on the windows, I have them on the Trooper but they all work nicely. Now talking about an old Chevy it was the entire master control switch. Replaced it and they all worked fine. I think I would fiddle with the wires on the bottom of the switch and see if you can jump the switch and see if the windows move at all.
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:20 pm

at the connectors it was more then 12 v because it runs through the box that modifies the frequency i heard a BUZZZ then ZAP..! :oops: could of been Zap then BUZZ .. It all happened pretty quick. I took the HIDs out for a drive last night and it was like driving with lightning bugs in jam jars . :roll: So this am, i took em out and put the other stock bulbs in Well SYLVYNA (SP) ones actually. ... LED I guess once I do some research and find out what works and what I want. :albino:
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby hessmess » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:51 pm

I saw the pictures you posted on FB, looked good while you were sitting still. Lightning bugs in jars was a funny comparison!
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:17 pm

they look great sitting still but not many lumens the term is i guess
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:00 pm

research done and bulbs ordered 12000 lm for a pair or 6000 lm for one bulb. i was looking at all sorts of them and man you really have to watch it with the LEDs some came producing 800 lm. back to the jam jars if i would of ordered them . CAVAT EMPTOR! I guess really holds the truth here.When I get them Ill show the results. ill do a pic of them against the wall like the standard pics then give my mental comparison going from bugs in jars to compressed stars in a force field
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:27 pm

so after doing maths and pictures I have started in on my new bumper mounts prior to the winch bumper being constructed. making it out of 4" angle 1/4 " thick yes it is heavy and overkill but I will never break it when I'm done
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:30 pm

well here goes...
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:50 pm

Much maths later I started in on the real cuts the riser has been notch cut so I get a full and complete weld path. At this point if i decided to go with 2 inch tube i know I would be just as good for torque load resistance IE if I hit something, or a full draw on the winch. :oops: If someones life is going to be on the line I want it not to fail, Just last year there was a fatality up at a local lake while winching where the steel cable broke. Thats why I dont mess around with stuff like this, Safety must always be maintained. Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. to quote ferris buelller
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:48 pm

https://youtu.be/e_TKwAPAHbM Got my LED head lights in the mail today ... WOW What a difference that made
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:56 pm

Doesn't look like much until theres no one around to give you a hand. wet to to the Local range to do some plinking with my .22... well i should of not gone I should of put my chains on etc etc.i had to call a friend to pull me out after i made it almost all the way ..
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby Beamer » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:45 pm

Well, you at least gave it all you had, and made it worthwhile for your buddy. I am sure he appreciated the opportunity to show off his truck and gear... ;)
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:36 pm

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So after being annoyed that someone that owned this thing previously , and added a 1 1/4" tow tube to it vs the 2" tube. I decided I had to change that . it would also raise my departure angle a few degrees as i lifted it also. so I took the license plate off cut that oversized plate that it was mounted to. then we started grinding metal
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Re: Jim's new ride 97 Isuzu Rodeo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:49 pm

So we carried on from there

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