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I have been meaning to do this for while. But since I did not have enough mods, i was not allowed to post a build thread. I hope it is now acceptable. I I hope you all know what a stock VDB looks like, so I am not going to post any of those pictures.

Teaser shot for those of you that have not seen my FJ. I will post more pictures and details as i get time.


My Co-pilot
Roscoe, Mainly Pitbull and the rest complete idiot. One of the few times he stops moving long enough to get a picture. I only have to open the back door and he jumps in. I leave the back seat folded down with a rubber mat and also he is tethered from the storage box to his harness so he does become a missile while we are wheeling.


Front Suspension
Total Chaos swaybar spindle gussets
Spidertrax spacers
Icon extended travel coilovers
King 2" air bumps
Camburg uniball UCAs



Rear Suspension
Icon piggyback rear shocks
Icon springs
Two Frogs Racing LCAs
More Spidertrax spacers



http://www.socalfjcruiserforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7575

Tires are Nitto Trail Grappler in 285/70 R17 on dinged stock alloys.

Seats
The stock seat was killing my back so I replaced both seats with Corbeau RS reclining suspension seats and threw on a Corbeau 2 inch 4 point harness with pads on the driver side. It is nice because it has one seatbelt style buckle that keeps everything together unlike the latch and link style. I am thinking of upgrading though. The stock brackets flexed alot so we fabricated gussets to stiffen them up. This also gave me a better place to attach my harnesses. The seats are now on two inch risers so the wife can see over the dashboard and over the steering wheel. Kinda weird since I am so used to being low but I will get used to it. It also gave me a place to mount my 3D Maglite LED. Camelback is janky rigged to the back of the seat till I come up with a better solution. This comes in handy on those hot bumpy rides were it is not practical to have a water bottle in the cup holder.





I got my SRS override installed thanks to Tcao. It was super easy and not as intimidating as it sounds. It is mostly just plug n play with a $55 part and soldering resistors onto sensor wires. Here is the linkey since I have no pics. When I get it all polished up and everything painted, I will post pictures. Override switch has been plugged pounted on the side of the center console.
http://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forums/member-build-ups/35681-tcs-fjc-76.html
 

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Armor
Custom sliders, powdercoated in textured black.
http://www.socalfjcruiserforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832



The same friend who built the sliders also built me a bumper. Another project where we had no plan and a truck full of steel. Four light tabs on the top, I am going to leave it hoopless. Still need some gussets. Ojedaxx cut the front skid for the panel and we got that bolted up to cover the AC condenser.
http://www.socalfjcruiserforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4646

Ricochet stock bash plate modified to mate up to the new bumper. Also Ricochet engine skid.



To do list:
Ricochet LCA skids and various underbody parts.
Tube rear bumper with possible swing out and Hi lift bracket.
 

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Electrical and lighting

Freaking bright interior LED lights from Dealextreme



Homebuilt interior red navigation lights wired to separate switch.
http://www.socalfjcruiserforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2844



On the bumper i have four Hella 4000 compact eurobeams converted to 4300K HID. I used a lower temp because they are less blue and will glare less in dust. Tested and it is true. The outer two lights are aimed low and out to see corners and the sides of the trail better. The center two lights and aimed center and up a bit. These lights have a great throw, almost like a pencil beam but the wide pattern kinda sucks. For fog lights, I got a pair of Rigid Industries Dually LED lights. They are a flood beam with an amber light.





All four lights Outside two



Dust light on tab welded to Bandi mount. Light is a generic round LED taillight meant for buggies. I roughed up the chrome and painted the housing and screws black. It also works. Asked anyone who followed me.


http://www.socalfjcruiserforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3837

Three plug aux 12v from Radio shack. Hardwired through a switch in the dash to the fuse box.


To do:
Worklamp on hi lift bracket.
Clean up wiring, add a fuse box, and add a relay box
Switch panel and new switches
 

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Misc crap
Home made shovel and ax mount
http://www.socalfjcruiserforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2964




Hi lift mounted via the Matt Mount


http://www.socalfjcruiserforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2152&highlight=matt+mount

Cobra 19 CB, via Bandi mount and Wilson 4 foot flex. It looks ridiculous but i found a headset that replaces the 4 pin microphone. It plugs into a push to talk which I attached to the shifter with the elastic band. I split the head set jack so that sound still comes out of the auxillary speaker.
http://www.socalfjcruiserforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=661





In that second picture is my Garmin 62s GPS. I had run a netbook with GPS before on a RAM mount, but i need to re-figure the mounting out with my new seats and the programs that I use.

Contour HD helmet camera mounted to side of gauge pod with supplied doublestick tape and flat mount. removable and aimable.



Thanks to the generosity of a forum member, I got this rear storage box. I added some tie down loops, changed the mounting points, added a very important beverage opening device, and moved the stock cargo loops to the clothing hook points. Drawers hold various tools, hi-lift base, tow strap, Etc....





Hi tech bungee cord holding the essentials on the back door.



The Source CO2 pinched in behind passenger seat. very technical passenger seat.



To do:
a bunch of crap.
rear platform
 

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Nice mods. :rocker:
 

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Rig looks good!

It sounds like your 4 point harness is connected down at the bottom of your seat brackets? If so please, please remount the end of the harness. Your current mounting location - if you were in an accident the harness will actually crush/compress you in the seat causing severe spinal damage or even kill you. I have some information around here somewhere on harness mountings, as soon as I find it I will post it.
 

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Had to reply a second time. :rocker: I like the hoola gal to. :wave::lol:
 
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