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MrGalantguy

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Re: ImNoSaint's GEN 2.5 Build
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2017, 06:39:37 AM »
I love your build man..quality work being done on yours.

Your LED reverse light upgrade is definitely something on my list "To Do's" on mine down the road.
-1998 Montero (Winter package & Adjustable suspension)
-2002 Montero Limited
-1991 Galant VR4 1948/2000
-1996 Galant 4G64t 5spd
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ImNoSaint

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Re: ImNoSaint's GEN 2.5 Build
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2017, 03:03:54 PM »
I love your build man..quality work being done on yours.

Your LED reverse light upgrade is definitely something on my list "To Do's" on mine down the road.

Thanks. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with Groot.
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Winter Package
2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 - sold
2007 Hummer H3 - sold
2003 Mitsubishi Montero LTD - sold

ImNoSaint

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Rocker Blackout and Pinstripe
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2017, 03:07:07 PM »
04/17/2017



I used Duplicolor's Spray Truck Bed Coating to black out the rockers and bumpers. I made the mistake of using their rolled on product to begin with, resulting in bad surface continuity.



The coating was sealed at the seam to the factory finish with 1/4" pin striping in signal orange as a nod to the Montero/Pajero's history with the Camel Trophy.

1998 Mitsubishi Montero Winter Package
2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 - sold
2007 Hummer H3 - sold
2003 Mitsubishi Montero LTD - sold

ImNoSaint

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Apex Roof Rack
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2017, 03:10:10 PM »
04/20/2017



The Franklin Rack didn't work out for our needs; too small, not rigid enough. It's found a new home on my son's Gen 3. I replaced it with this Apex Rack, a larger, more rigid platform with parallel vertical posts where a rear awning could be mounted.



The rack builds with a lower base with a welded basket and an upper rail attached with vertical stanchions. The way it comes together; the rack can be separated into two halves, front and rear, with some questionable hardware that clicks the tubes together - nothing that can't be remedied with stainless hardware. It fits well on the stock roof rails with enough rear overhang to mount an awning.



The rack mounts with four U-bolts with thumb bolts. There's plenty of room for recovery gear, Rotopax fuel and water containers, and our Kodiak tent.
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Winter Package
2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 - sold
2007 Hummer H3 - sold
2003 Mitsubishi Montero LTD - sold

ImNoSaint

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ARB 1250 Awning
« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2017, 03:13:43 PM »
04/21/2017



Shade is a commodity like water where we amble. Trees are sparse in the land that we travel and we've depended on an awning for the decade we've been doing this.

This is our third awning, our second ARB and I was surprised to find some improvements in the product when I slipped it out of its shipping tube.



Gone is the envelope design of the case. This one is tailored, boxed at the ends to better fit the rolled awning with an inverted pouch on both ends to keep the zipper tabs.



Nothing else has changed and doesn't need to. The friction cams on the legs lock tight, the channel material and junction hardware are machined to tuck away and stay put.



The awning is mounted to the Apex Roof Rack using four 3/4 inch rubber lined zinc plated clamps on the vertical stanchions and two 1" clamps on the top rail, under $7 for a solid mount.






1998 Mitsubishi Montero Winter Package
2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 - sold
2007 Hummer H3 - sold
2003 Mitsubishi Montero LTD - sold

ImNoSaint

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Rear Door Mod - Round Two
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2017, 03:16:20 PM »
05/08/2017



With the sleeping platform insert there aren't many ways to stow flat rigid items and yet there are two that are indispensable to our travels, a folding step and a folding table. The step is used around the rig when packing the roof rack and it gives my dog a literal leg up in hopping into the back.

The table is an 18X20" GCI compact camp table that's just right for dining for two of us or to get gear off the tent floor.



With the previous mod of the utility shelf eliminated it opened some real estate on the rear door where these items could be stowed. It all works around the Camillus hatchet/door handle well and the placement still kept a window to access the interior door lever. Quick Fists are the greatest kit out there for this kind of arrangement.

1998 Mitsubishi Montero Winter Package
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2007 Hummer H3 - sold
2003 Mitsubishi Montero LTD - sold

Crumb

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Re: ImNoSaint's GEN 2.5 Build
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2017, 10:19:25 PM »
 Very very nice setup!

Kaioken

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Re: ImNoSaint's GEN 2.5 Build
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2017, 06:50:42 AM »
Beautiful.  Sure does helps with the ideas I have been having in mind for my 2.5 Gen
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gxgn

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Re: ImNoSaint's GEN 2.5 Build
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2017, 09:45:46 PM »
Great post, very inspiring. I love the details for the platform bed. Does it rattle when you drive? Did you attach the particle board platform to the frame or the weight keeps it secure? Thanks

MrGalantguy

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Re: ImNoSaint's GEN 2.5 Build
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2017, 06:39:40 AM »
How are those NiLite Creed LEDs holding up?

I am thinking of buying a set. From the pics...the light output is pretty clean and bright.

-1998 Montero (Winter package & Adjustable suspension)
-2002 Montero Limited
-1991 Galant VR4 1948/2000
-1996 Galant 4G64t 5spd
Owner of: Nostalgic JDM
Facebook: Nostalgic JDM
Business Instagram: @nostalgic_jdm407
Personal Instagram: @itsaboutfam

concealer404

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Re: ImNoSaint's GEN 2.5 Build
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2017, 08:51:59 AM »
How are those NiLite Creed LEDs holding up?

I am thinking of buying a set. From the pics...the light output is pretty clean and bright.

I've had a set on since the week after he posted about them on EP, because imitation is the purest form of flattery.  :)

They're holding up great.
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MrGalantguy

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Re: ImNoSaint's GEN 2.5 Build
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2017, 10:04:31 AM »
Thank you man...good to know. I appreciate your reply! 8)

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-1998 Montero (Winter package & Adjustable suspension)
-2002 Montero Limited
-1991 Galant VR4 1948/2000
-1996 Galant 4G64t 5spd
Owner of: Nostalgic JDM
Facebook: Nostalgic JDM
Business Instagram: @nostalgic_jdm407
Personal Instagram: @itsaboutfam

ImNoSaint

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Re: ImNoSaint's GEN 2.5 Build
« Reply #27 on: October 25, 2017, 04:20:16 PM »
Great post, very inspiring. I love the details for the platform bed. Does it rattle when you drive? Did you attach the particle board platform to the frame or the weight keeps it secure? Thanks

Thanks. We put this build through the works over the summer with twenty nights of camping and around 8,000 miles of touring without any issues. The box of the insert is bolted to the bed using existing hardware from the seat removal. The drawers are packed so nothing rattles around. We've slept comfortably and our dogs love to travel on it.
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Winter Package
2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 - sold
2007 Hummer H3 - sold
2003 Mitsubishi Montero LTD - sold

ImNoSaint

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Re: ImNoSaint's GEN 2.5 Build
« Reply #28 on: October 25, 2017, 04:24:43 PM »
How are those NiLite Creed LEDs holding up?

I am thinking of buying a set. From the pics...the light output is pretty clean and bright.

Sorry for the delay. I've had no issues with the NiLites. Every time I put this thing into reverse at night I'm glad I did the mod. They've saved the Monty's ass a number of times from parking lots to backing through mountain trails.
1998 Mitsubishi Montero Winter Package
2008 Kawasaki KLR 650 - sold
2007 Hummer H3 - sold
2003 Mitsubishi Montero LTD - sold