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    I was able to get most of the electrical work done. I picked up two more relays. I am using the glow plug relay for my aircraft landing lights that are on the front of the truck. I did this mainly so I would have a spare glow plug relay. I am using one relay for each light even thought I could use one for both lights. If my glow plug relay goes out on me then I can easily move one from the lights to the glow plugs. Attached are pics of the finished panel. This is the latest part number I found for the relay.
    I also had some interior lights that have been on the shelf for about 4 years that I finally got around to installing. I used some 1x1 angle to make the brackets. The lights work great, they can be used for the front seat, back seat or they can even be shined out the door for some exterior light and the look really cool. Already set up for night vision if I ever get the goggles.

    I will need to remove the brackets and paint them and I still have to install a switch for my rear window. I can use the key from the back to roll it down and I have the wires run to the dash but have not installed the switch yet, once I do the switch, the electrical will be done until I add the roof rack.

    I got new plates and sticker so it is ready for the road but I purchased new rear calipers with the e=brake built in so I am planning to get those changed next week. I have to order some new brake lines because the banjo bolt on the new calipers is a larger size. I have a transfer case brake that I managed to get working well enough to pass inspection but it rattles a lot and does not stay adjusted so I am changing to the e-brake calipers and removing the t-case brake.

    Items left to do:
    Roof rack, rock sliders, front and rear bumpers.
    At least the truck will be driving while I add the last items.

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    85 M1009, 6.5 GEP w/Leroy A-team turbo banks manifold, 4l80e/US shift controller, 205 with ORD Magnum, 4.56 gears, Front - D60 E-locker - 4 inch TC front springs w/zero rate, Rear - 14 bolt D-locker, stock springs ORD shackle flip w/zero rate, 16 inch GM/hutchinson Aluminum double bead locks w 11X39 XZL tires. PSC hydro assist steering.

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    Looking good Rich.
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    Rich, I'm sorta glad it's taking you as long to finish as me!

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    Yours is looking really good.
    unfortunately work gets in the way of progress.

    Yes, it is taking a long time but it is my escape. I do not watch tv because I cannot sit still and veg unless I am completely worn out. So every night I am home and do not have office work, I go to the barn and work on something.
    I enjoy working on it almost as much as driving it. I have done a lot of things different because I like the challenge and I would like to have a truck that is different from others. I could have bought a jeep and then purchased a bunch of kits but in the end I would just have another jeep not much different from the other million that are out there.

    I am sure many people frown on the changes I have made but I do not care, It is my truck and I will keep making changes that make me happy. Maybe some one else will get some enjoyment out of what I have done but if not that is ok with me.

    Thanks for looking.
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    85 M1009, 6.5 GEP w/Leroy A-team turbo banks manifold, 4l80e/US shift controller, 205 with ORD Magnum, 4.56 gears, Front - D60 E-locker - 4 inch TC front springs w/zero rate, Rear - 14 bolt D-locker, stock springs ORD shackle flip w/zero rate, 16 inch GM/hutchinson Aluminum double bead locks w 11X39 XZL tires. PSC hydro assist steering.

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    roof rack and rock sliders are in progress. I picked up the metal today and got started on the roof rack.

    I have way more metal than needed, they only sell it in 20 ft pieces so I have about twice what is needed but that is ok, I like having extra metal around, it will be put to use some day.

    The roof rack will be 8 ft long, and about 7 inches tall from the center of the roof. It will have legs that come down the side of the vehicle and connect through the sides of the top. I will have internal braces that support it on the inside of the truck that sit on the top of the bed sides.

    If I ever take the top off (I do not plan to) the rack will come off with the top.

    I plan to have the top of it water tight with a rubber roof liner and aluminum expanded metal over that to protect it.

    The roof rack will hold one spare tire not on a rim but will have a cover with a top I can open and use the inside as dry storage. (extra tow straps, snatch block,other recovery equipment and my rubber boots).
    the back of the rack will eventually have a roof top AC and down each side will be enough room for jerry cans and other items.

    The heavy wall 2x2 will be used for the rock sliders, they will be 2 inches wider than the sides of the truck in order to keep the doors protected as much as possible. The tops will have flat plate that will be 8 inches wide so they will be running boards and go from wheel to wheel.
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    started making some good progress on the roof rack and ran out of welding gas. What really sucks is I cannot get the bottle refilled until monday. I went ahead and started sanding and priming all of the metal I am going to use. I have most of the parts cut just need to get it welded. I am using high temp engine primer so when I weld it will not damage very much of the primer and as I finish each weld I can touch it up.

    When the roof rack is finished the truck will be 7 foot 9 inches tall without the spare tire on the roof. About 8 foot 2 inches at the top of the tire.

    Have a good Thanksgiving.
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    Looking good.

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    I made some more progress. I cut the 2x2 bottom frame into 1x2 to save as much weight as possible. I have to flip it over and get all of the welding completed then get it on the truck so i can figure the rear and front. The front bottom rail will have a couple of bends in it and I do not plan to have a top rail on the front. The tire will be in the front and I do not plan to store anything in front of the tire so I don't think the front needs a rail. The bottom rail will be sufficient to mount the lights to and hold the visor. The back end of the rack will have a top bar and I will probably angle the rear corners.
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    85 M1009, 6.5 GEP w/Leroy A-team turbo banks manifold, 4l80e/US shift controller, 205 with ORD Magnum, 4.56 gears, Front - D60 E-locker - 4 inch TC front springs w/zero rate, Rear - 14 bolt D-locker, stock springs ORD shackle flip w/zero rate, 16 inch GM/hutchinson Aluminum double bead locks w 11X39 XZL tires. PSC hydro assist steering.

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