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peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:19 pm

Someone asked if I had a build thread. I realised that I had enough for a thread but I'd been generally been saying what I'd done in the "what did you do" thread.

So thanks to SEARCH, here's been my adventures for the last couple of years.

Nov 2011 Picked up my GLX-R, it's a lease but had long range tank, snorkel, dual battery, rear protection bars, polyairs, tyre pressure monitoring, redarc brake controller and GME radio bundled in
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That inlet pipe would come to haunt me later

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Second battery shoe-horned in.

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And you thought the arse on yours hung low!

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I only had polyairs installed as I had them on the Pajero I used to have and found them incredibly useful. I never used them on the Triton, to the point that I ignored them, they deflated and the hose connectors broke off.

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Inawise 6 sensor TPMS, lets me monitor the trailer too.

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Redarc controller, all that's visible is the control knob. It's positioned right at my left knee so I can manually activate the brakes without letting go of the wheel.

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GME TX3540. Again, all that's visible is the handpiece.

Feb 04, 2012 Reversing cameras viewtopic.php?f=21&t=6255&start=50#p236247
My wife actually read 'the Christmas list' this year and got me a MultiView Monitor from http://stores.ebay.com.au/loudroomcreations.

I never mentioned she also got me a rubber mat to go in the back.

Feb 05, 2012 Netbook mount viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10663&p=236512#p236512
I spent a few months considering all options for a mounting a car computer before I went with a netbook behind the rear seat.

Feb 12, 2012 Additional fuse holder in an overcrowded engine bay viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10710&p=238276#p238276
With the 2nd battery in the engine bay, there's no space to install a fuse block, but I found a way (albeit a little unusual)

Mar 04, 2012 Hard tonneau light viewtopic.php?f=21&t=10738&p=244028#p244028
"Was walking the BCF last weekend and they had one 60cm strip light on special for about $10."

Mar 04, 2012 Fire extinguisher viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=244036#p244036
"Mounted an extinguisher in front of the driver's seat."

Mar 24, 2012 Reversing lights viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=248978#p248978
"Had some reversing/work lights mounted on the rear. Monster Lights ML15's"

Mar 29, 2012 Bluetooth OBD adapter and Torque viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=250474#p250474
"Plugged in the bluetooth obd adapter and had a play with Torque (paid version) on an Android tablet."

May 03, 2012 Compressor viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=258678#p258678
"Bought a compressor to sit in the back http://www.motoquipe.com.au/product.php ... sub_id=178 "

May 06, 2012 Bushskinz intercooler guard viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=259470#p259470
'Put on the Bushskinz intercooler guard."

May 09, 2012 Compressor mod viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=260235#p260235
"Decided I didn't like the bag the compressor came in, so bought a tool box from Bunnings and mounted it in that."

May 20, 2012 Quick'n'easy headlight upgrade viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=262985#p262985
"Quick 'n' nasty headlight upgrade. Bought some of the new Narva +120s. Let's see how they go."

May 20, 2012 Not so quick'n'easy headlight upgrade viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=262994#p262994
"Went to put them in and hit problem #1. On the driver's side, there's only half a centimeter gap between the bulb mount and the air pipe from the snorkel! :shock: "

Jul 15, 2012 Trailer electrics hidden fuse viewtopic.php?f=21&t=11230&p=274895#p274895
" "Pesty", that's an understatement. I didn't even know there was a fuse there!"

Jul 21, 2012 Tonneau lock repair viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=276498#p276498
One rough road and the U bolts the tonneau locks onto started to fall off.

Aug 04, 2012 Not so quick'n'easy headlight upgrade part 2 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8406&p=279703#p279703
"Well that's a new record. Over an hour to change the driver's side bulb"
Yes, it took me three months to get around to installing the 2nd bulb!

Oct 14, 2012 Sports bar repair viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=293192#p293192
"Found that the two front bolts holding the sports bar needed to be fixed. The driver's side nut was missing entirely, the passenger side one was nearly off."

Jan 07, 2013 Rear reflectors viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1714&p=308832#p308832
"Those empty circles in the rear bumper have always annoyed me."

Jan 22, 2013 Rear reflectors part 2 viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=311970#p311970
"Installed the genuine rear reflectors I bought from Thailand. "

May 27, 2013 Not so quick'n'easy headlight upgrade viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=337055#p337055
"Low beam went on one bulb 3 weeks ago. It went on the other one exactly 1 year after installing."
The Philips +100's have been in for a year now. I didn't see any real difference between them and the Narva +120s. Unlike the Narvas, I don't drive around with the headlights on all the time, so I hope they'll last a little while yet. Touch wood.

Jul 30, 2013 Noise in the 12v aux feed viewtopic.php?f=21&t=14389&p=353575#p353575
"I had horrendous noises for powered devices (tablet, laptop etc) that were connected to the rca ports in the console."

Sep 01, 2013 My turn for the airbag warning light viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2535&p=363220#p363220
"Add me to the 'me too' brigade for the light on."

Oct 31, 2013 Airbag warning light part 2 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2535&p=375699#p375699
"Just had my 45,000k service done. The only comments in the service report is "re secured connections and re tested all ok". "

Dec 07, 2013 Airbag warning light part 3 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2535&p=383261#p383261
"Light came back on 10 days later. Going in again this week."

Jan 01, 2014 RAM mount and iPad mini viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14527&p=386764&hilit=ipad#p386764
Pulled out the netbook and screen on a hinge and replaced it with the iPad. Much easier to work with.
Installed the Hema suite and various other useful apps for when travelling (St Johns first aid, Wikicamps, RFS warnings, Live Traffic, Sky Guide, Tapatalk ;) )

Jan 22, 2014 Airbag warning light part 4 viewtopic.php?f=21&t=2535&p=390885#p390885
"Floor and roof looms replaced."

Jan 27, 2014 Replaced forward facing camera viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=391615#p391615
"After 18 months, finally replaced the camera underneath with a proper forward facing one."
Includes a pic of the replacement screen after the first one died. A much clearer screen that I use as a normal mirror when it's switched off

Jan 27, 2014 Power socket mods viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=391641#p391641
"Converted what used to be the power lead for the computer (laptop behind seat) to a double accessory/single USB socket box beside the rear seat for my son to run his gadgets from."

Jan 31, 2014 Cabin air filter viewtopic.php?f=18&t=12603&p=392556#p392556
"Ordered one today http://www.eziautoparts.com.au/ryco-cab ... a206c.html "

Feb 08, 2014 USB power socket viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=394031#p394031
"Put a power socket in to hook the iPad up to and put in a cabin air filter."

Mar 12, 2014 TJM bullbar ordered viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=400564#p400564
"Ordered a TJM bullbar. Splashed out with colour coding. Will have to hide from the wife for a while."

Apr 16, 2014 TJM bullbar fitted viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=406878#p406878
"Had the TJM bar fitted"

Apr 17, 2014 Ultimate suspension installed
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The polyairs came out when the suspension went in

May 14, 2014 Sold the nudge bar for enough to cover the purchase of a ctek 15A charger. Happy as.

Jun 01, 2014 Daytime running lights viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9964&p=416063#p416063
"Bit of an experiment. $15 ebay stick-ons. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/310932034442 ... 1439.l2649 "
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2011 MN GLX-R manual.
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4WD History: 2004 NP GLS Pajero DiD. 2002 Freelander Td4. 1996 Subaru DL wagon. Learnt in a 1980 F100.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby Cowboy Dave on Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:32 pm

Bookmarking this one mate, I like a lot of the ideas you've had here.

Wish I'd done a build up 4 years ago. I may never manage it at all now. :oops: :oops:
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby Scale on Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:26 pm

Good read peter nice work 8-)
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby Duck on Wed Jul 09, 2014 6:34 pm

What an adventure, how long did that take you to put together ?
Life is what happens while you are busy making plans........
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby DocBassett on Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:22 pm

Love it mate. I always get so jealous when I see such clean engine bays lol
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:44 pm

DocBassett wrote:Love it mate. I always get so jealous when I see such clean engine bays lol

Remember, they were photos from new. No need to be jealous now.

Duck, took delivery at the end of 2011
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Sun Jul 27, 2014 1:54 pm

Got sick of the tonneau lid opening up fully whenever I hit a bump while a long load was in the back, so put in a couple of hooks so I can tie it down. Just coat hooks from the big green shed bolted on with a 6mm bolt and a spring washer.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:27 am

I didn't like how the hook was pulling when there was a load on it, so I re-bolted it through a metal strap to spread the load.
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4WD History: 2004 NP GLS Pajero DiD. 2002 Freelander Td4. 1996 Subaru DL wagon. Learnt in a 1980 F100.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:30 pm

Santa was nice and dropped of a set of Muputrax. I must have been nice this year.
http://www.muputrax.com.au/
I love simple, dual-purpose gadgets. They'll probably be used mostly as table & seat but it's nice knowing the recovery kit has been increased.

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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby 4wd26 on Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:42 pm

They look pretty good
I need a new camp table, thanks for the link
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby Robby on Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:39 am

peterdeg wrote:Santa was nice and dropped of a set of Muputrax. I must have been nice this year.
http://www.muputrax.com.au/
I love simple, dual-purpose gadgets. They'll probably be used mostly as table & seat but it's nice knowing the recovery kit has been increased.

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They look good it would be interested to get some feed back on how you find them.

Cheers Robby
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby shaggy on Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:55 am

They look like left over parts from the land rover meccano set :o
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:03 pm

New shoes a couple of weeks ago. Maxxis AT-980's 265/65 R17. Much better look with raised suspension.
Tried to claim them under the lease but too close to my termination date so I had to fork out up front.

$1220 for 5 fitted.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:07 pm

Installed my "poor man's scanguage" last week :lol:
I already had the bluetooth obdii adapter and a licence for Torque.
Tidying up my desk, I found a small unused android phone, a piece of perspex angle (from a photo frame) and a roll of double sided tape.

Job done (though I do need to tidy up the power cable and the gps reading is sh*t, we're only 20m here)

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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:16 pm

The cheapy rear view camera I had started to fail last Easter. Looks like it didn't like the corrugated muddy roads, so I finally got around to buying a replacement.
The old one was positioned at the number plate, not the best perspective, so I thought this time I'd mount it on the sports bar.
Then I got to thinking (dangerous) "hmm, if I'm going to be mounting a camera, what else can I do?"

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Five half days over the last three weekends to get it to this point.
I'm not interested in warning the person directly behind me that I'm stopping. I'm more interested in warning the cars behind them!
The little spotlights aren't fully wired in yet, bodgy connection using an accessory socket in the rear for the moment. It'll do for next weekend though.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:48 pm

Repost with photobucket links (not sure if the previous links worked or not)
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Can someone leave a comment confirming that they're visible? Seems to have worked.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby explorer.dave on Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:19 pm

All good on my PC Pete.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Tue Mar 29, 2016 2:16 pm

tks
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Sat Aug 20, 2016 3:31 pm

A 'quick' on today, only took 3 hours.
Mounted a new FM antenna on the front bar. Was sick of forgetting to put the standard antenna down and hooking it on the garage as I backed in.

"AXIS AM/FM HELICAL ANTENNA KIT .9m - AM/FM Black Superwhip Kit - Complete Antenn" http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/181200479407

That and DIY radio removal tools ie. 4 lengths of fencing wire.

No tangled cables and minimal blood this time.
Instant improvement .

Admittedly, the old antenna was never extended very far. Just enough to (usually) fit into the garage.
Now I don't have to think about it.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:12 pm

A couple of minor upgrades today ;)

Finally got around to having a winch installed and the basic driving lights replaced with some Bunny Burners
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby moses on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:21 pm

Wowee you must have had some cash to burn, I saw those lights in the shop and almost fell over at the price but they look trick.

Tjm winch too?
Reminds me, the plastic cover on top of my bullbar (same as yours) got blown off when I went through a big mud hole.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:41 pm

moses wrote:Wowee you must have had some cash to burn, I saw those lights in the shop and almost fell over at the price but they look trick.

Tjm winch too?
Reminds me, the plastic cover on top of my bullbar (same as yours) got blown off when I went through a big mud hole.


I wanted driving lights and a light bar. Once I twigged that real estate up front is limited and that buying both wouldn't be much less than the Lightforces alone, I thought it was worth it. Throw in the special offer of the wiring loom being included and being locally manufactured (and yes, some extra cash), I went for it.

Yep. TJM winch.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby peterdeg on Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:47 pm

Well, it's been taken.
The cheque's been deposited, just waiting for it to clear (bank cheque)
Once that's done, my Triton is part of my personal history.

Later ladies and gents.
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Re: peterdeg's glx-r

Postby RHKTriton on Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:11 pm

So what's the new ride?
Don't let the b'strds get you down!!
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