Good stuff.Thanks for this write up, Sal. I just contacted solo about a similar front end before those ball joints get me killed. So many great ideas I'll be incorporation into my 2001.
Thanks for the kind words.Stumbled on your build. I was looking for a LC100 to build but wanted more space than my GX460, and I saw your Sequoia....Now I am looking for the big tree to build. Family of 5, the bigger platform will work better with all the gear! Keep up the work!
Hmm. I'm going to have to look into this. My factory antenna was broken off before I got the truck and I haven't tried replacing it. Looks like my threads might be stripped though....so not sure if anything will work.REPAIR: Stubby Radio Antenna
Stop replacing the motorized antenna.
Replace the easily breakable motorized extending radio antenna with something more sturdy.
DURATION: 5 Minutes
AntennaMastRus replacement stubby antenna
It's an easy job, considering I've done this job 3 times with the motorized antenna and 2 using a stubby. This was, by far, the easiest to install.
The chrome locking ring just screws out by carefully using a flat head and a small hammer to turn the ring using the one of the four grooves.
After that, pull out the old antenna and slide the stubby in its place.
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Of all the stubby antennas I've tried, this one is the closest in performance to the OEM motorized antenna. I can pick up 9 of 11 channels in my area as opposed to the others I've tried.
The other two stations aren't much of a loss. It's only a Spanish and country music station.
Hopefully this is the last time I do this job, too.
The ring has a fine thread. Flathead and hammer. Work slowly and it'll come out.Hmm. I'm going to have to look into this. My factory antenna was broken off before I got the truck and I haven't tried replacing it. Looks like my threads might be stripped though....so not sure if anything will work.
I'm on a bit of a roll. Told myself that I would work on it AFTER putting in my rock lights. I mean, it's only been two years since I bought them.The front looks good. Nice throw and reach. I think it would be worth moving the side lights to angle them down. As they sit now the area immediately around the truck is unusable during the night. I would think that angling them down will allow you to work next to the truck as well as throw light a little further out. Maybe just move one on each side, then you have the best of both worlds?
I had some 3D print angle mounts. Wasn’t worth it. The body is in the way. Rock lights will fill the gap. The side roof lights are more for visually from driver seat.Figure I'd test to see how well the new lights worked out on my way home.
For the cost, I guess I can't complain.
Glare off the hood isn't too bad. Reach is pretty good too. Go figure.
I wonder if it's worth the effort to create mounts to angle the alley lights downward to bring the beam closer to the car.
Parking lights only.
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Roof and alleys lights.
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