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Old 07-23-2007, 06:22 PM   #31
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1911's were designed and given to humans by the hand of God i am convinced...

AMEN, Brother!

Eric, that Kimber is one sweet weapon. Put some time on it and you'll fall in love. (A word of caution, don't use cheap ammo in it. Mine does best with Fiocchi rounds or reloads that I put together myself. Also, I'd recomend you take it to a quality smith and have the trigger done and have it ramped, well worth the $.) Where did you find a wife like that? You lucky SOB.....

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I got the lights wired up! I'm going to install the two rear lights tomorrow and wire those too.


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Old 07-23-2007, 11:33 PM   #33
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Ripper thats awesome now i want that too.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:35 PM   #34
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HELLS YEAH! the rip in ripbiker13 stands for Rest In Peace. It fits my bike though...

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Old 07-23-2007, 11:38 PM   #35
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WoW what a Bike thats sweet.
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Old 07-23-2007, 11:52 PM   #36
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Thank you. I've been working on him for about 2 years. and not shown in the pic, I built a new rear fender from scratch. Most of the parts on it are custom one off pieces I designed and/or fabricated myself.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:10 AM   #37
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Quick shot yesterday...

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Old 07-24-2007, 10:14 AM   #38
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I love the Kimber! I want a Kimber 1911 Eclipse Custom II
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:34 AM   #39
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Nice before pic.....

The 1911 is a lot like the wrangler, a perfect platform to start building from. You need to add an extended slide release, an oversize clip release and a set of these:



You can do it yourself with just a screw driver and very little cost.
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I wouldn't mind a set of grips for it, especially if I can get finger guides like that grip has.

Tell me more about some of the mods for a 1911... maybe PM's would be better or perhaps a thread in OT.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:35 AM   #41
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Your Kimber is a standard frame 1911 with a shorter slide and barrel. Many standard 1911 parts will fit it. Check out this forum: http://www.1911forum.com/ for all the info you could ever need.

I make the statement again that the 1911 is a lot like the wrangler. From the factory, it's very capable. Spend a little money, it gets better. Spend a lot, it gets even better. You can build yourself something that will do whatever it is you want to do, it just takes time, money, and expertise.
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:57 AM   #42
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I am partial to the Springfield Armory GI Issue 1911. I love teh parkerized finish and GI grips.
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Awesome job on the lighting rip... I can't wait to get mine done.
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Awesome job on the lighting rip... I can't wait to get mine done.
Thank you. First mod I've done. I feel happy now that my Jeep isn't 100% stock anymore.
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Thank you. First mod I've done. I feel happy now that my Jeep isn't 100% stock anymore.
Im loving the mod aswell, going to have to do one my self.

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Ripbiker you should have gotten those instead!!!


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Ripbiker you should have gotten those instead!!!


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I like wood on 1911's check out hogue for reasonable prices .kimber meprolites are also outstanding on a carry gun . I switched to glocks about 5 years ago (g19x2) as my carry guns w/ smith snubbies thrown in for backups but I've been getting the itch for a nice 1911.
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I grabbed the cheapy square ones at Kragen.
they have come in handy ono more then one occasion




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hazmat, i have the meprolite night sights on it stock. I'm looking for some nice wood grips for it.
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These are nice 1911 wood grips. I had a set of these on a 1911 I sold several years ago. For pure functionality and control, I still prefer the rubber ones.

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how are these wired? are they wired into there own switch or is there a way to get them to come on when you have the highbeams on, or is that illegal/ a bad idea?
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I set mine up to run independent of all other systems, and I use a switch to toggle them. I got the lights at Checker for cheap. They're just 55w fog lamps.

Triple88a, you know you want those under glows for your own rig, but are embarrassed to admit it. I would be too, it's okay.

My Sig has night sights from the factory, I love them! Perfect for shooting bunnies in low-light conditions!
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I grabbed the cheapy square ones at Kragen.
they have come in handy ono more then one occasion


You ever have trouble with rocks hitting and breaking the lights?
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You ever have trouble with rocks hitting and breaking the lights?
I'm making slow progress on my rock lights. I've got them all mounted, just need to wire them to a relay and switch.

Anways, I'm not super confident with the place I've put my side lights. I've got the tiny ones from walmart and tucked them up in with the front forward side body mounts. Didn't appear to be alot of scraping in that area so I'm hoping they are safe. Where are you guys mounting your side lighting? I see where Rawk put his and was considering that but how bout you other guys?

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PS...Here is where I've mounted mine
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That's where I put mine too. It's the safest place for them. I've bottomed out, and gone through mud and rocks and they are still ok. The only thing I have done bad to them was completely submerge them and one of them leaked.
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That's where I put mine too. It's the safest place for them. I've bottomed out, and gone through mud and rocks and they are still ok. The only thing I have done bad to them was completely submerge them and one of them leaked.

Thanks Ripbiker! Another question.... I have 4 lights. How many relays should I use? I bought one relay and planned to use a single switch for all 4 but should I use two relays and two switches?

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so which one of you guys posted this online? lol
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Thanks Ripbiker! Another question.... I have 4 lights. How many relays should I use? I bought one relay and planned to use a single switch for all 4 but should I use two relays and two switches?

Thanks,

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well, what I've decided to do is go from the main fuse box under the hood to a 50 amp switch to a fuse box I bought from autozone and then out to the individual lights. bypassing a relay alltogether. The switch I'm keeping under the hood too.
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It's a good idea to run a relay, helps keep the amp draw off the switch contact's and buurning them up. also make sure you use a Fuse on any electrical mod you do....You would not want to start a forest fire or something.

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