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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2017, 07:46:59 PM »
Finished off today making the rear floor template:



Transferred it over to the 1/8" aluminum sheet. Will cut it out tomorrow and probably take it to work where i can bend a lip on the forward edge so stuff doesn't drop off the front of the floor and down into the chain cavities. The floor is going to be secured to the rails with dzeus fasteners, but a nice wide lip will also protect the fuel tank in case it does happen to come in contact with the aluminum floor.

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2017, 07:42:18 PM »
Nice job. I like the way you anticipate what you will need & how to make it happen.

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2017, 07:31:27 PM »
Yep, low draw was a lot of the reason i'm going led everywhere. Leds have come a long way lately and now bright white is cheap and effective in an led lamp.

The argo is going to get an alternator also so i can run pretty mich everthing i want. Im going to need it if night searching as there will be lights front, sides and rear when rumbling down the trail or through the bush. It will be more about being seen by the Search object than seeing the search object. Infind the only things effective for a non-cooperative target at night is FLIR, night vision search or nightsun sewrchlight. In that order of effectiveness. Naked eye in the dark or white light is literally a "shot in the dark" if you find them or not.

All the same, i'll probably carry a couple hand held spots that will run off the 12v plug or maybe mount one or two on the cage somewhere that can be passenger controlled.
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2017, 09:51:58 AM »
The Plus side is the Very low AMP draw !
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2017, 08:28:00 AM »
Those lights look like they will be great for night ops.

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2017, 06:41:56 AM »
Mounted in the body and slaved to a temporary battery (waiting for more delphi connectors to arrive):





The last pic looks like its looking down because it is. I had to hold the phone up over my head. Any lower and the lights are blinding and just wash everything out. Its actually hard to look at them, they actually are that bright!

I had to square out the body holes, cut the mounting boss off the lights and drill/tap holes in the rear of the housing to attach body mounting brackets (the place for the bolts was there, just not drilled).

Lights off:



Lights on:



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Night pic is a little deceptive because of the tree/bush to the immediate front. The big pines behind it were all lit up, but just doesn't show in the pics.

Right around 27!watts each and under 3 amps total to run both.

Pretty good for 26 bucks!

Edit: supermotors seems determined to post pics side ways no matter what I do! Lol! Its an iphone thing from what i can figure...!

I also took the drive clutch apart again and spun up a 0.0781 spring spacer on the lathe to replace the 0.156 spacer. Now its just about perfect. No crunch or walking away shifting at idle, tiny bit of flare before drive to get the rpms up for good pull away.
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2017, 09:09:38 PM »
There we go ! Now I won't spill my Beer looking at it   hilarious
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 09:08:50 PM »
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2017, 09:05:52 PM »
here ya go
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2017, 08:58:53 PM »
Try and Rotate the pcs in your settings. Look Great but I feel like a Parrott !  rofl

Don't know where "settings" is. You mean on supermotors?  They're right side up on supermotors. It's just an image link here...

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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2017, 08:54:49 PM »
Funny for You WFO ! But I almost spilled My Beer !!  rofl
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2017, 08:48:38 PM »
HAHAHAHAHAHAH that was funny
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2017, 08:21:33 PM »
Try and Rotate the pcs in your settings. Look Great but I feel like a Parrott !  rofl
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2017, 07:52:58 PM »
Yeah, I know. I think its an iphone thing and supermotors doesnt have a way for you rotate it.

The lights are actually just sitting there for now. This weekend im going to cut the holes to fit and set them into the body.
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Re: 1986 Conquest 8x8 build up for SAR!
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2017, 07:38:22 PM »
Wow, that came out really, really nice, even though I had to cock my head 90 degrees to look at it.  ;D