2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

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Tom
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2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by Tom » Sat 13 Dec , 2008 4:42 pm

I figure I will keep all this stuff in one place, and nicely organized. This thread is on the "build" of my 2003 Hummer H1. I am a total gear head, so modifications to my vehicles are a given.

Started off with:
2003 Hummer HMCS H1 Summit Silver in color (Wagon)

Factory Options:
  • Leather Seats + Heated
  • Eaton Rear Locker
  • 37" MTR's
  • 12,000LB Warn Winch
Dealer Option Accessories (Bought when new in 2004)
  • AM General 9' Roof Rack
  • AM General Stainless Side Steps (now removed)
  • AM General HID Driving Lights (stainless)
  • AM General Fender Flares
  • HUMMER floor mats
Aftermarket Stuff added prior to my ownership
  • Wraparound "Tree Hugger" Brushguard
  • KC Lights x 4 (roof)
  • Roof Light Bar
  • Pioneer CD Player
  • Radio Shack CB Radio
  • Limo Tint all around
Up to date list of my modifications (installed as of December 13, 2008)
  • Predator Motorsports ECU Upgrade
  • Viper 5901 Alarm + Remote Starter (2 way)
  • Pioneer Avic-Z3 w/ USB module, XM module, and TV Tuner Module
  • Pioneer Back-up camera
  • Removed sidesteps
  • SuperWinch wireless winch controller
  • RubberDuck Switch panel
  • RubberDuck sealed relay box
  • CD Changer Removal + storage cubby install
  • RubberDuck Hood Snubber kit
  • Valeo/Sylvania Bi-Xenon Kit install
  • CB Radio removal
  • Husky Liners

Items waiting to be installed:
  • Predator Motorsports Wastegate Controller
Items on order
  • 4" Turbo back exhaust with cat delete
  • 6 x Hella Black Magic Lights
  • 100' Synthetic Line + RubberDuck Fairlead
  • 3 x 7" Pioneer Screens
  • EGT, Boost and Tranny temp gauges
  • Momo wheel and hub
Items on wish list (as I am officially broke cause of this truck)
  • Health Diesel Injector kit
  • Intercooler kit
  • OEM HD winch spring install (has hd winch springs, but I think its time to replace them)
  • Window tint removal, and replace with some not so dark tints
  • Rear Fender storage cages
Pictures:

As purchased:
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Pioneer System installed:
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CD Changer removed and replaced with pocket:
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Camera installed:
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HID Driving Lights installed: (poor pic, I know)
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Sidesteps removed:
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RubberDuck Panel installed:
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Let me know what you guys think! I will try to keep this updated, as there are still a number of things I would like to do to the truck, and somethings that have not been added to the lists yet as the ideas are still brewing!!

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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by chrisbenson » Sat 13 Dec , 2008 11:11 pm

Where did you mount the RubberDuck sealed relay box? I have mine mounted on top of the battery tray bar toward the left/back pretty much like he has in his picture. I've found it's a good spot but there's times when I'd rather do other things in/around that area and it's kinda in the way.
Black '98 HMCS
Owner since Jan '07
101+k miles as of Nov '10
Central Carolina SKYWARN
Call sign: KJ4LKE

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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by Tom » Sun 14 Dec , 2008 12:01 am

I mounted it on the Washer Bottle. Used some sealer and Stainless screws. That way it's close to all of the electrical of the truck, I hooked it up the 12V source at the firewall.

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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by chrisbenson » Sun 14 Dec , 2008 12:27 am

Tom wrote:I mounted it on the Washer Bottle. Used some sealer and Stainless screws. That way it's close to all of the electrical of the truck, I hooked it up the 12V source at the firewall.
Hmm.. interesting. I'd like to see a pic of it. Mine looks exactly the same as the pic on Travis' page.

http://www.rubberduck4x4.com/h1/electri ... led800.jpg



-Chris
Black '98 HMCS
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101+k miles as of Nov '10
Central Carolina SKYWARN
Call sign: KJ4LKE

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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by Tom » Mon 15 Dec , 2008 6:24 pm

I will get you a pic in the next couple of days, been meaning to do it.

The fairlead, synthetic line and winch saver got here today, installed them but no pictures yet.

Here are some daytime and mild wheeling shots.

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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by Tom » Tue 23 Dec , 2008 6:55 pm

Oh, and here are some pictures of the location of the RubberDuck 4x4 Relay Box... I remember someone asked for them, so here they are:

Sorry about the crappy photos, taken with my BlackBerry:
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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by Tom » Mon 29 Dec , 2008 11:02 am

Here are some shots of the installed Boost Gauge, ScanGauge II and steering wheel. The steering wheel is semi-permanent as it was originally intended for the Cobra, but I kind of like it on the Hummer.

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I am waiting on my EGT guage, which will be a combination gauge with Roll/Pitch, a inclinometer, and several other really cool features, stay tuned!

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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by h1sp » Mon 29 Dec , 2008 3:19 pm

Nice gauge install (what did you use to cut the whole?)

I like that wheel "Keep it on the H1" 8)
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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by Tom » Tue 30 Dec , 2008 12:49 am

I used a scroll saw, just drew an outline of the gauge and went at it. Worked out pretty well.

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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by Tom » Fri 16 Jan , 2009 9:46 am

I have been away in the Bahamas, but came back on Monday, and several things came in while I was away, so I spent the last two days working away. Here is an update of what was done:

New Madman Inclinometer/EGT Gauge/Boost Gauge/Oil Pressure/Temp/ Gauge install:
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Rear Pioneer 7" Monitor
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Passenger 7" Monitor
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Close up (female to install, took alot of heating the plastic frame and twisting to conform to the angles of the crash pad
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Monitors on:
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Predator Fuel Pump (and a new fuel filter)
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EGT Probe installed, and Dual filter kit with Synthetic Filters.
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Rear H1 Badge:
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Front Battery access (trickle charge, boosts, etc)
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5" Exhaust Tip (Double Walled) on a 4" exhaust with offroad pipe
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New Fuel Selector Switch location:
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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by Tom » Fri 16 Jan , 2009 9:47 am

I think the truck is pretty much done, now its time to start saving/gathering all the parts necessary to do a Duramax conversion in about 6 months.

Here is the brushguard changed over:

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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by h1sp » Sat 17 Jan , 2009 1:23 pm

"I want your truck"
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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread.

Post by Tom » Wed 21 Jan , 2009 1:17 pm

haha, I will take that as a pretty good compliment. I would still trade it in a heart beat for a Alpha!

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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread. CD Changer Cubby Box

Post by bkeene » Wed 18 Sep , 2013 4:54 pm

I got a question, where did you get that cubby box where your CD changer used to be?

Nice truck. Looks like it was a great project

Bobby

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Re: 2003 Hummer H1 Build Thread. CD Changer Cubby Box

Post by h1sp » Wed 18 Sep , 2013 5:17 pm

bkeene wrote:I got a question, where did you get that cubby box where your CD changer used to be?

Nice truck. Looks like it was a great project

Bobby
Hello Bobby,

I hope Tom can chime in, but I think it’s a combination of the Bezel:
http://www.hummerpartsguy.com/BEZEL-CD- ... _6135.html

And the pocket:
http://www.hummerpartsguy.com/BEZEL-DAS ... 22397.html

with glued in glove box fuzz stuff.

and I agree .... Tom has a nice rig.

Hope this helps
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