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Old 04-21-2010, 12:41 PM   #61
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I'm not crazy about the diamond plate on the front, but

The pedals and that rear bumper are A OK !!!

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Yeah the aluminum was my only available alternative at the time ,as I broke the stock plastic one while I was wrenching under the hood ,my knee cracked it . Its eventually getting replaced with a winch mount anyway.Thanks for the compliments !

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Old 04-21-2010, 12:49 PM   #62
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:05 PM   #63
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:54 AM   #64
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I removed my rear bumper and bolted this Hi-Lift Jack directly to the Jeep in existing holes with two 4 inch bolts a couple of washers and two wing nuts so I could get it off to use if I needed it. I used the L-brackets on the wing-nut side instead of washers so it would look nice and neat. I primed, painted and lubed the jack before install. Cost me about seven or eight bucks..
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Old 05-17-2010, 11:57 AM   #65
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how about your own hardtop jeep cart. By me...

hard top storage cart
The picture doesn't work anymore.. I want to see it too.. I was curious.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:09 PM   #66
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I removed my rear bumper and bolted this Hi-Lift Jack directly to the Jeep in existing holes with two 4 inch bolts a couple of washers and two wing nuts so I could get it off to use if I needed it. I used the L-brackets on the wing-nut side instead of washers so it would look nice and neat. I primed, painted and lubed the jack before install. Cost me about seven or eight bucks..
This looks good but I'd try to lock it somehow.
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Old 05-17-2010, 02:20 PM   #67
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Yeah, I think about locking it all the time.. I bet I'll think about it a lot when somebody steals my jack and I've been too cheap/lazy to buy a lock.
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Old 10-03-2010, 12:43 PM   #68
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The jack is gonna get messed up offroading.... If you bend your jack and then you need it later that could be a problem but thats just my opinion.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:05 PM   #69
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I made a hand throttle from an old schwinn 10 speed shifter and a knob from a honda junk. Total cost $11


im not quite sure why you have a hand throttle if you have a automatic? you can just double foot it.
but it does look pretty cool.
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:00 AM   #70
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love the homemade discos will be making come of my own.... would thing welding a fat washer or nut on the head could greatly improve how long it lasts. could also machine the setup in like 2 min if you had at a shop.... my fav jeep mod was adding the hottie fiancee ti the passenger seat
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love the homemade discos will be making come of my own.... would thing welding a fat washer or nut on the head could greatly improve how long it lasts. could also machine the setup in like 2 min if you had at a shop.... my fav jeep mod was adding the hottie fiancee ti the passenger seat
sounds like a good mod with the fiancee pics or it didnt happen

as far as the discos, the washer may help. something I did that worked out much better was ditching the hitch pin clip, it just wasnt stout enought to hold up. look into getting some of these kind of clips. they are stronger and I find them more secure also.
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Only problems with mounting a Hi-Lift down like that is,
1. It may get damaged there by hitting something.
2. It may get real dirty/muddy and not work when you need it.
Just my .02
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Old 11-05-2010, 10:18 AM   #73
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oh and the homemade lift that lifts and holds my hard top to the garage rafters
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If you don't get a swingaway tire carrier for your new BIGGER spare tire (33")

This will support the weight !!



Simple and adjustable-3"x5/8" carriage bolt

Stops the hinge wear, when the jeep "slams" potholes/rocks/ruts/curbs-etc

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sounds like a good mod with the fiancee pics or it didnt happen

as far as the discos, the washer may help. something I did that worked out much better was ditching the hitch pin clip, it just wasnt stout enought to hold up. look into getting some of these kind of clips. they are stronger and I find them more secure also.
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cant see what clips u are talking about can u describe and where to get them? ps no pics of the bride to be...i dont share
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cant see what clips u are talking about can u describe and where to get them? ps no pics of the bride to be...i dont share
Oh, well I got mine at True Value. They are snap pins. Some hood pin kits use them to hold the hood down. They are simply a pin with a ring on the end of them that snaps down to help hold them in place. Hope that helps.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:27 PM   #77
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i will see what i can come up with thanks for all the info
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A smashed beer can to help keep top from flapping
Awesome... Definitly a new one!!
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Lol just hope a cop doesn't get you for an open container
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Old 11-09-2010, 12:41 PM   #81
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So far my cheeper mods are as follows...
2" blind spot mirrors on the outter AC vents... Instead of mirror relocation
Rotate your rear view mirror 180 degreese for better view front and back...
Tinted head lights, fog lights, n tail lights...must upgrade lights for effectiveness.. I did HIDs
Velcrow straps for seatbelt flapping...
Foam weather stripping on the soft top for a better seal...
Thats all i can think of for my cheap mods... Roughly under $50...
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Old 11-09-2010, 04:38 PM   #82
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a pipe routing floor vents onto windshield for better defrosting
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Old 11-09-2010, 05:07 PM   #83
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I took a bunch of things off for my cheap mods.
decals
trimmed fenders
3rd brake light
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^ 3rd brake light is just a pita anywhoo
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haha nice, I have a glove stuffed there for the same reason


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If you don't get a swingaway tire carrier for your new BIGGER spare tire (33")

This will support the weight !!



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Stops the hinge wear, when the jeep "slams" potholes/rocks/ruts/curbs-etc

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when you don't have bow straps to keep the rear soft top bar connected to the middle. I lost the top on the highway multiple times when the back and side windows were out, the rear bar fell and it came unhooked around the windows and the rear, it was flapping in the wind held only by the front header and Velcro center. I was going 70 on the highway. Pulled over stuffed the bar back up, go about 10 miles it would unhook and flap again. one on each side solved the problem

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^^Nice


I leave my drain plugs out during the rainy seasons, so when it rains it auto-drains, and i don't have to worry about my TJ tub turning into a bath tub
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This was cheap if you don't count what I paid for the Jack...
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what is the jack bottle for>^^^
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what is the jack bottle for>^^^
Looks like an overflow reservoir for something.

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