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Discussion in 'Scoutco' started by Mike Moore, Jun 28, 2011.
Did you guys get the electric window kit from IHON?
Sure did. I like it, too! Went ahead and ordered one for my personal Scout after seeing it in action on this one, lol. Mine arrived yesterday. May try to get the motors installed on a spare set of regulators and swap them out before the Charlotte show later in the month. The power windows work GREAT!
How about a little video of the windows' operation?
I'll let Jeff have his thunder. It really does work as well as the video shows...no smoke or mirrors needed!
The customer stopped by today, and I believe he left a happy guy. We are really feel blessed that he entrusted a project of this magnitude to us, as our first really major undertaking. We figure he just may be a little bit crazy, or he'd have never left it with a couple podunk nobodies to slowly piece together. He has faithfully written checks for the invoices provided, and FINALLY we feel like we have something that's really able to show him that we are moving forward at a good pace, here. I think he was as happy with it thus far as we are. Good stuff!
Once his visit was over, we got out the EZ Wiring harness and mounted the fuse panel and started routing the wire bundles to the correct areas of the Scout. Tomorrow, we begine hooking up the ends! Matt has been out of school all week, so my time in the shop has been limited, but Monday, his mom took off work to stay home with him, and I have the WHOLE day to work! Eddie and I hope to have the wiring done Monday...and possibly be able to get it fired up! Exhaust is not done, and run time will be short to keep from burning paint off the frame...but hearing it run is going to be great. We got the okay to haul it out of the area to a good, mandrel bending company to have the exhaust done RIGHT, and have the pipe digitized for simple duplication later. This thing is getting FUN!
That is some great work you fellers are doIng up there. Rock on!!
JJ in TN
Another update is due.
We got the wiring all routed to all the lights and engine bay, steering column, etc. All but the gauges and interior stuff. Also mounted the fuel tank, ordered nylon high pressure fuel line, transmission cooler lines, etc. Everything arrived and we got ends pressed on the fuel lines Friday afternoon. We have it turning over, fuel pump mounted and running, both fuel filters mounted, throttle pedal (fly-by-wire) works the throttle body, and all seems to be in check. Monday we will run the new fuel line from the pump to the second filter/regulator, and hopefully have it running by lunchtime. I'm off Thursday through Sunday for the show in Charlotte, but maybe the following week we can get an appointment at the exhaust shop
Mike I have the IHON window kit in Leona's LS1 Scout. I also think it is a great kit, I have had it in the Scout for three or four years. I have one issue is the wires that go into the doors are very tight when the doors are closed. I have had to redo them twice now and they are shorted again. I also have power door locks so that maybe part of the issue but there are a ton of wires folded at the door jam. I would like to see how you are going to deal with this because I will be doing mine again very soon.
And the Scout looks great, you have done a stellar job.
Agreed. I put the kit in my Scout and it is a bunch of wires. Pulled tight-TIGHT when the door is open, and wadded up when closed. In this Scout, we are running 4 wires to each foor...two for the windows and two for locks. The switches will be in the center console. Less wires to the door!
I have been thinking about a wire ribbon that is fixed to the upper and lower hinges, I think this would eliminate the bunching up when the door is closed. I am only then worried about the movement of the wires in the hinge box in the pillar. How do you think this would work?
I had three pairs of speker wire in my old Black Scout that way. One was speaker, one PW, one PL...I replaced them once a year.
Mike I am using you as a sound board and picking your brain. The next idea I came up with is this, and I think it would be a very nice fix maybe a little spendy but looks good on paper.
I have some "jamtac" ones from summit. A little cheaper. Also. Ould scrounge minivan sliding doors at the junkyard too. I don't like the idea of the stuff not working with the door open, though
Yes, stellar job, I love the paint and the color too
I have 4 speaker wires(14ga)(tweets and mids)at each door and power window power feeds(2)(14ga) and the switch wiring(3 18ga on the pass side,5 on drivers side). I've had this setup for about 10 years without a problem, just can't figure how to route 2 more wires for the power locks without getting a "bind" like you have had.
This wiring runs out the lower wing vent bolt plug (on the door side)and behind the hinge and around into the body above the hinge.
BTW, My wifes 99 Heep sport has the boots and I've also had to fix the wiring on the drivers side twice in 7 years, maybe it's the boots??
JJ in TN
Thanks for the kick in the pants, JJ!
If anyone ever says that Silverado/Tahoe/'Burban seats fit a Scout II easily...they're full o' crap. However, they DO fit...
It takes a little of this:
, and a little of that:
, to give you this:
, so you can go over everything with some of this:
, then lay down some of this:
, followed by some fuzzy black stuff! (sorry no pic, yet!)
Then we went back to working on the dash bezel...not liking the stacked, added on look of the round gauge plates available, we filled the rectangle holes and built it up level to the rest of the OEM gauge plate, then cut round holes in it.
We'll paint it semigloss black to match the dash, and put the gauges in it.
We picked up speakers for it, are making up an air intake, etc. We have an appointment for exhaust on Friday, and hope to have oil pressure and water temp gauges (at least) all hooked up and running by then, as well as the carpet, seats, etc in it, so it is drivable after the exhaust is on. Still gotta wire the fans and a few other things too, though.
I'm ready to start , and stop for a while!
Got the pipes on today! Flowmaster 50 Series mufflers in 2.5" pipe.
JJ in TN