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qwakers, October 26, 2018 in Modified Vehicle Builds & Special Projects
or a vfd
more fiddly bits done
and tv / satellite setup..
laptop uses a vga to hdmi connector to send netflix etc to the tv, and i have a sattalite dish hanging off the wing mirror.
ive also been making a box to put my little generator in. its got 3 fans two in and one exhaust with reflectors and insulation at the openings to kill as much noise and a exhaust extension to take the exhaust out of the box.
looks better than i thought it would and is very effective.
You've been busy !!!!
more pics of the gene box.
all made from scrap chequer plate hence some odd holed in odd places
and the generator that goes inside...
the battery running the electrics started life about 4 years ago as a winch battery on my offroader. it did sterling duty for a year then i scrapped the land rover and moved on. it sat around for a year or so then did its duty as a electric fencer battery. unfortunately for me, despite repeated warnings to do so, the electrolyte level wasn't monitored. so when i got it back last year for lorry use it was boiled dry. which narked me off somewhat. especially as it was 'just' out of warranty. so i topped the electrolyte up, charged it (and this time it took a charge!) and tried to use it. it seemed ok, but well, it died on its ass the first time i used it in ernest (inconvenient!) so i decided to do something about it.
first was a generator so i had power for my tools and didn't need to run the batteries down during the day. that has been shown up there^^^ so no need to dwell on that.
second is to replace the leisure batteries (yes, plural now!) with proper leisure batteries and obviously new. and as i have a halfords trade card, i found them to be the cheapest supplier. and convenient for warranty, too.
so out with the old
and in with the new.
next was adding a snatch block to the winch so it has less of a hard time pulling round a corner..
i modified this by using a hole saw to cut out 2 circles from some plate, welding them into the massive holes in the snatch block and re drilling the hole at 22mm for a m20 bolt. much better.
last but not least the last two fans arrived. i got fed up with waiting for them from ebay, so i bought a pair on amazon.
put them in the box, and finished the assembly, all tested and ok.
i used usb fans because i want the fans to only run when the generator is running. if i used 12v fans and connected them to the 12v out on the generator then when the generator is off it would backfeed to the fans from the batteries, not what i wanted. but if i use usb i can just power them off the usb port on the generator, and when i kill the gene, they'll go off too!
Good Build - pls keep it coming !
it seems i've been a bit slow to update this
today i spent a LOT of paint and hours (and thinners...) painting the rear of the lorry. looks a lot more presentable now...
the generator box has been fitted behind the rear wheels and 12v and 240v wiring has been run to the front.
so it looks a lot better from the rear now, at least!
Very, very nice !
Any sign writing planned ?
really bad photoshops:
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