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 Post subject: Rebo’s Dmax Build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:13 pm 
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Location: East Maitland NSW
Righto well I’ve had my ute a couple of months now and done a bit of work on it. I haven’t had a great deal of spare time to spend on it but I think it’s coming together okay. Very happy with the vehicle - it’s very impressive in many ways.

First thing I did was install a MCC bull bar - the instructions were very ordinary but I spend about 8 hours fiddling around fitting it up. It wasn’t difficult but I just took my time to make sure I did it right.

Then I fitted up a set of Narva driving lights - straight forward job with no dramas. I made a little bracket up to mount the relay on and I’ve put a relay in for my LED light bar to fitted up soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Rebo’s Dmax Build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:15 pm 
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Location: Canberra
haah yeah - the instructions they come with are very lacking.

Remove bumper
fit cradle
fit bar
job done :P

looks mint btw

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 Post subject: Re: Rebo’s Dmax Build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:24 pm 
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Location: Darling Downs. Qld
Looking good

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 Post subject: Re: Rebo’s Dmax Build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:24 pm 
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I got my steel tray made up at Complete Steel in Mudgee and am very happy with the job they did. I would have liked to fabricate my own tray but due to a lack of time opted to get one built instead.

Tyres are Toyo Open Country AT2 - 265/75R16. I’ve heard a lot of good things about them so thought I’d give them a go after after running BF Goodrich All Terrains for years.

Wheels ROH Terrains 16x8”


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 Post subject: Re: Rebo’s Dmax Build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:34 pm 
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UHF installation was pretty straightforward - just slipped it in the unused blank under the stereo and connected the positive wire to the back of the cigarette lighter socket behind the glove box. Used the Dremel to cut the pocket to suit and mounted the radio with double sided tape.

RM WIlliams seat covers on special for $50 for the pair from Repco - fitted perfectly.


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 Post subject: Re: Rebo’s Dmax Build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:39 pm 
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Good fitting seat covers


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 Post subject: Re: Rebo’s Dmax Build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:42 pm 
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Next job is the dual battery system - I’ve made up a cradle to sit under the tray and fitted it up today. Battery and voltage sensitive relay will be wired up next weekend - photos to come :)


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 Post subject: Re: Rebo’s Dmax Build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:56 pm 
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Looks good, clever place to put the battery but can you get at it if need be?

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 Post subject: Re: Rebo’s Dmax Build
PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:20 pm 
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Neat looking 4by love the colour. Love the rims I have the same set. I had the same position for my battery on a previous ute wasn't a fan. It was an idea I had to try but if it works for you go with it. I get many ideas over time some good some bad it's all about the process to get what we want. You're pretty handy by the looks so have fun customizing.

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 Post subject: Re: Rebo’s Dmax Build
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:36 am 
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Thanks for the comments. Regarding the battery position - yes it’s something I’ve considered but only time will tell I guess. I’m putting a deep cycle battery under the tray and once it’s set up I don’t really expect to need to access it regularly as its a maintenance free battery. If necessary though it’s pretty easy to get in under the tray once the spare wheel is removed.

I’m only planning on running my fridge off it, but we’ll see how it goes. Worst case scenario I’ll just have to move it. I also considered putting it under the edge of the tray up behind the LHS rear wheel.

I couldn’t fit an extra battery under the bonnet because I’m using the area between the cranking battery and the firewall to put in an auxiliary fuel filter.


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