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Old 05-26-2005, 11:36 AM
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First mods to the new truck

First of all I love the new F150! But like anything else, we all like to personalize them to meet our need. First time I noticed was I needed a place to mount my cell phone so I could simply glance down and see who was calling, but I didn't want to install one of those bulky cell phone holders. So............a ;ittle well shaped piece of wood, some paint to match the dash, and some velcro..........problem solved!
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:45 AM
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looks good...time to get into that stereo.
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:45 AM
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Next was the issue with the newer trailers and the brakes grabbing while the boat is off of them. So I buy a nifty, LED switch, cut the reverse light wire at the wiring coupler, and run a wire that I can send power to when ever I need to deactivate the brakes on the trailer. Actually all I'm doing is making the reverse light function manual instead of automatic.
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:54 AM
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looks good...time to get into that stereo.
Trust me that's next! Thinking about a Sony Explode head unit, 4 Polk component speakers........maybe a 4 channel amp ( haven't decided on which brand yet......need imput on this ) and it's looking like I might have to go with a Kenwood powered Sub. There is very little room in the cab for a 10" or even 8"sub. Even if I custom build an enclosure, the most I could get is about .33 cubic feet. As surprizingly roomy this truck is inside, there is very little room to mount anything in the back.
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Old 05-26-2005, 11:56 AM
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Looks awesome Mag!
Did you mount the cell-phone holder with Velcro or is it more permanent?
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Old 05-26-2005, 12:01 PM
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Thanks! I was a little leary about drilling a hole in my new dash.
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:17 PM
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Next was the issue with the newer trailers and the brakes grabbing while the boat is off of them. So I buy a nifty, LED switch, cut the reverse light wire at the wiring coupler, and run a wire that I can send power to when ever I need to deactivate the brakes on the trailer. Actually all I'm doing is making the reverse light function manual instead of automatic.
Good job Mag. Looks like it came on there. I hate to take credit, but wasn't this my idea (installing a switch to deactivate the trailer brakes) about 6-8 months ago? I'm too lazy to search for it, and it really doesn't matter anyway, I'm just glad it works.
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:28 PM
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Good job Mag. Looks like it came on there. I hate to take credit, but wasn't this my idea (installing a switch to deactivate the trailer brakes) about 6-8 months ago? I'm too lazy to search for it, and it really doesn't matter anyway, I'm just glad it works.
Sorry dude! I had mine on my Chevy last year BUt great minds do think alike
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:30 PM
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Good job Mag. Looks like it came on there. I hate to take credit, but wasn't this my idea (installing a switch to deactivate the trailer brakes) about 6-8 months ago? I'm too lazy to search for it, and it really doesn't matter anyway, I'm just glad it works.
I don't remember that one. Since we have roughly the same boat, how did you swing this (or do you have a backing solenoid)?
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Old 05-26-2005, 02:37 PM
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I don't remember that one. Since we have roughly the same boat, how did you swing this (or do you have a backing solenoid)?
Not sure what you're asking Eastie.
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