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Old 05-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Getting Nek-ed

Stripping down...my Jeep. I want to remove as much dirt-collecting, dog hair collecting soft stuff as possible. I usually hit the trail with top down, dog in- and I am sick of spending an entire day cleaning. I've removed all the back carpet and roll bar padding/covers for replacement. But I've hit some snags.
  • Does anyone know of a place that sells replacement roll bar padding for the FRONT section only? I want to keep everything soundbar-forward covered- but no padding/covers on the rear roll bars. The OEM piece is one piece- and the zipper end is on the rear roll bar (bottom). Which means I can't cut in two without replacing the entire zipper. With the foam on the back of the cover I doubt this can be done. I've emailed Rugged Ridge and Besttop but no go.
  • Has anyone ordered factory color matched aerosol/rattle can paint? Shockingly Jeep saved $1 by not painting my entire rear roll bar. Figure its easier to just paint the already primed section silver to match. (Vs. sanding the entire roll bar and re-painting black). Found a couple of places online- just checking for recommendations.
  • Has anyone found a solution for this? (Rear section). No idea what to do with a gaping hole. There is spray foam in there- but not much. Exactly what purpose does this serve? Planning to either 3M or bed-line the back and leave the carpet out. I'll wrap the wire and I can deal with the weld- but can't for the life of me figure out a way to cover this. Right now its duct tape and vinyl wrap over it- not thrilled with that idea.
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Also interested in getting rid on the hole. There's no way anyone makes a grommet that big

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First off- there is no Jeep cover/plug for this. Stopped by the dealer and we went through all the OEM plugs- none will fit. The dealer suggested fiberglass sheets or tape- ie: what they use on truck beds holes prior to lining it. Not so thrilled with that- too flexible.
My fix: a plate cut to fit and stuck on with RTV. Easy. But since I make everything complicated- I am adding lights instead. Either like this:
2x 6" Oval Clear White LED Backup Reverse Trailer Lights + Grommets
Or a smaller light- cut into a plate. I am looming the wire that's already there so adding one more is easy. Plenty of places for a small switch or I'll go to my SPOD.
All that said I have no idea when I'll have time to get it done. But I like the idea.....
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First off- there is no Jeep cover/plug for this. Stopped by the dealer and we went through all the OEM plugs- none will fit. The dealer suggested fiberglass sheets or tape- ie: what they use on truck beds holes prior to lining it. Not so thrilled with that- too flexible.
My fix: a plate cut to fit and stuck on with RTV. Easy. But since I make everything complicated- I am adding lights instead. Either like this:
2x 6" Oval Clear White LED Backup Reverse Trailer Lights + Grommets
Or a smaller light- cut into a plate. I am looming the wire that's already there so adding one more is easy. Plenty of places for a small switch or I'll go to my SPOD.
All that said I have no idea when I'll have time to get it done. But I like the idea.....
I like that idea. I might just have to cut out some sheet metal and get some body glue and stick in on there.
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