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Offline KurtfromLaQuinta

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Re: 2012 Trailduster
« Reply #100 on: May 21, 2019, 02:19:00 pm »
Lifted the body off to work on the chassis wiring.  I've ordered some brake lines too.


And the hood is still there!  ;D
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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #101 on: May 30, 2019, 03:32:10 am »
    Ive got most of the unneeded wires removed.










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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #102 on: May 30, 2019, 03:44:33 am »
    WOW, Still a lot of wires.
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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #103 on: May 30, 2019, 08:39:53 am »
    Have you looked at what this company offers...
    http://hotwireauto.com/
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #104 on: May 30, 2019, 12:26:52 pm »
    Have you looked at what this company offers...
    http://hotwireauto.com/


    I have looked at them and swap specialties.  Since I already had a working harness, I figured I would try this first.  If It doesn't work then I'll look at buying one but  they are expensive.
    I also have the 4wd wiring which neither of them include.

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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #105 on: May 30, 2019, 02:19:55 pm »
    I have looked at them and swap specialties.  Since I already had a working harness, I figured I would try this first.  If It doesn't work then I'll look at buying one but  they are expensive.
    I also have the 4wd wiring which neither of them include.
    Everything is expensive...  ;D
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #106 on: May 30, 2019, 05:46:54 pm »
    For me, I plan on using the stock 2014 harness and all the systems EXCEPT the Airbags.  The problem is defeating the airbag light/messages and such.  No one who re-programs deletes restraint systems from the stock system.
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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #107 on: May 30, 2019, 07:06:04 pm »
    For me, I plan on using the stock 2014 harness and all the systems EXCEPT the Airbags.  The problem is defeating the airbag light/messages and such.  No one who re-programs deletes restraint systems from the stock system.

    I've been emailing with Syked.  They claim that you can disabled pretty much anything with their software.  Specifically airbags, seatbelts, ABS and speed sensors (I asked about those because I don't like a nanny telling me how to drive)
    https://sykedecutuning.com/pro-tuning-software/


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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #108 on: May 30, 2019, 07:28:22 pm »
    Thanks!  I'll check them out.
    Thanks,
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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #109 on: June 7, 2019, 01:25:12 pm »
    Still at the wiring.


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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #110 on: June 7, 2019, 01:40:53 pm »
    ...reminds me of a truck I did a while ago called "Nacho"... - it had a 'complicated' wiring harness too!  But steady and precise layout and planning all worked out nicely in the end.  Keep pluggin' away! {cool}
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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #111 on: November 22, 2019, 12:36:26 pm »
    I ended up going with a hotwire harness.  I did get the original harness kind of working but there was so much spaghetti wiring in there it was just too messy.
    The ECU will be under the dash now so I made up a plate to hold the relays and fuse block with it and the power module for a switchpros.






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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #113 on: November 23, 2019, 09:16:14 am »
    Looking good.
    Thanks,
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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #114 on: November 26, 2019, 11:48:58 pm »
    I'm curious how well that Hotwire harness works.
    I've never seen anybody use one yet.
    Hope it works great!
    Nice wiring going on here.
    « Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 01:07:08 pm by KurtfromLaQuinta »
    500 c.i.- Scat Crank, Scat Rods, Indy Aluminum heads, Comp XR280HR Cam, Six-Pack, Milodon 8 qt. Pan, 727  (reverse-manual, low band apply, 5 clutch disc, 3 qt. xtra. pan), N.P. 205, Ford 9" rear axle (4:11, 31 spline axles, Detroit Locker, converted/ disc brakes). Dana 44 front (converted/ disc, 4:10, Tru-Trac limited slip). Hydra Boost Brake Booster, Gear Vendors OD. 600+ ft. lbs. of torque

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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #115 on: November 27, 2019, 04:07:33 am »
    Nice professional looking job there!
    Jim
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    Re: 2012 Trailduster
    « Reply #116 on: December 6, 2019, 05:32:18 pm »
    The frame is cut and I moved everything in to the garage.
    32.5" cut out of the middle to make a 108" wheelbase (stock is 106")



    Ace,

    Question,  Did you consider cutting the weld that held in the tube section you cut and shortened, and then just cutting the tube and sliding it back in and welding it like a factor shortened frame?

    I ask as I'm starting to finally get some planning started on my '14 Ramcharger.

    Thanks,
    Will
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