Finn and I spent some good time running errands with Finn in the Scout this weekend, and it reminded me that I need to order and install new rear seatbelts. They are original to the truck, as far as I know. Finn pulled the female clasp side off of the belt early in the fall, so I shifted her carseat behind the drivers’ side. I’d like to get something more modern and reliable, as well as male clips that reach a little further. The big pain in the ass will be crawling under the truck to put a pair of vice-grips on the tiedown bolt in the center of the bed; at the very least I’ve got to measure everything and figure out what I’ll need for a warm day’s project.

I’m also going to spend a little cash on these LED marker lights and modify them for use, based on this thread from the Binder Planet. Eventually all the lights will go to LEDs but for now I’ll start with this.

And, I asked Santa to bring me a Rotopax setup for the third year in a row, so here’s hoping this time’s the charm. I also put a Hi-Lift retainer donut on my list, as well as a velcro-based LED light for the rollbar.

Finally, I’ve got some time between Christmas and New Year’s to myself; I think I’m going to mosey down to Crazy Ray’s and see if I can find a decent pair of PT Cruiser seats.

Date posted: December 21, 2014 | Filed under Future Plans | 1 Comment »

One Response to Upgrades on the Horizon

  1. Mike says:

    Hey Bill –

    I purchased LED bulbs from–/27-945–/

    The side markers are 194s. They are so bright that they shine through my faded plastic lens covers and look white! So, maybe Santa will bring me a set of new side marker lenses – but just replacing the bulbs was easy and didn’t need to fiddle with the wiring.

    Merry Christmas to you and Jen and Finn!


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