22 – A Primer on vehicle electrics

Many people in the off-road/overlanding communities want to add accessories to their rigs. Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube are full of images and videos of some very well done setups, and a whole lot of bad ones. In this post I will cover the basic of Vehcile Electrics.

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21 – Rehabilitating a basket case …

There comes a point in the life of every vehicle when sending it to a recycling center makes more sense than repairing it any further. This is true of many vehicles, and even more so for those that are used to seek off-road adventures. Misshap’s, accidents, trail damage, and even roll over’s can mean the end for an unlucky vehicle.

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19 – Always getting ready …

I havn’t been much of an adventurer lately. I recently sold my Toyota Tacoma in favor of a slightly more unique (and much more complex) build project, a 1999 Isuzu Vehicross. At 167,000, it has issues. Some more serious than others, but it definitely has issues. In this post I will attempt to cover everything I have done, up to this point, and what still needs to be done before I can take it on it’s first real adventure.

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17 – Project update

If you follow this blog then you know I have been working to build a low cost Overland Vehicle. My platform of choice? A 1999 Isuzu Vehicross. Isuzu’s are world renowned for their off-road capability, and the Vehicross is no exception. With it’s terrain sensing Torque On Demand (TOD), a true low range transfer case, full-time four wheel drive, remote reservoir suspension, and nearly eight inches of ground clearance, all considered standard from the factory, the Vehicross was made for adventure.

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16 – Maintenance

It’s not the sexiest thing in the world. In fact, it is probably the most avoided task of just about every person that owns a vehicle. Regular maintenance is, however, extremely important. This one task can make the difference between a break down and an amazing adventure. Of course, there are those who say, “It isn’t an adventure until something goes wrong.”

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