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Old 07-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #61
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He is active over on JF. I left him a message if you don't have a account there.
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I'm here guys, just not often. Go to my site and send me a message there to get ahold of me. www.EdsJunk.net I wouldn't mind making those panels.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:41 PM   #64
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Wow, that's very impressive stuff EdsJunk!!!

I would like to know how you did the trunk space cover with the shelves built in for the soft windows if you don't mind?
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I wonder if there would be any way to reverse direction of the pump, to allow for drafting from a stream or pond, like fire trucks can, in order to refill the tank. You would want to use a filter on the end of the hose, of course.
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:38 PM   #66
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Thats a lot of neat gadgets on that Jeep
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:28 AM   #67
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probably the coolest thing ive seen on Jk, maybe even a jeep? (mounted 50 cal might take it!)
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I agree. It's on my to do list soon. Already bought spare bumper in case I screw it up. Ha.

Anyone have any ideas or pics of where to mount the fitting if you didn't have the ballz to cut a hole in the side of your jeep? Needs to be out of way and still easy to get to. I am thinking on hitch somehow?
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:50 PM   #69
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so with an aev bumper did anyone come up with the optimal solution - air compressor or water pump? what did you do with the breather hose on the second tank - how do you refill the far tank if the breather is blocked?
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:19 AM   #70
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sweet. Good thing I keep everything when I mod something. Especialy if there is a wreck...Got the old stuff to put back on. Great idea!
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Talk about feeling inferior! Most of us feel like kings of the world just for having a Jeep, you actually are a king of Jeepers! I would love to see a lot (if not all) of your mods in Jeep catalogs! Even making those things as simple installs would make many happy (true, Jeepers like to fabricate their own). I only came back to read this thread again to read up on converting the rear bumper into a water tank and now I feel I have a lot more mods to plan. I have to second the reverse pump ability in order to fill the tank/bumper. Other than that absolutely freaking amazing every single one! Thanks for sharing, my wife hates you.
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Could you do a write up on how you did your overhead console?
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Can this be done on a 2014 Rubicon X (10A Bumper)?
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yup doing. eventually.
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This will be great for the beach.
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List of parts

Does anyone have a list of the parts?
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Well a few weeks ago I figured out that the rear stock bumper will hold water very well. At first I thought it would hold 10 gallons, but looks like it is more like 7. Still more than the AEV Bumper! Anyways, i wanted to use that water as running water to hose off my jeep and me after mudding, hose down my scuba gear after diving, washing hands, ext. So Here is how I did it!

First, you need to seal your bumper. On a stock bumper there is 4 drain holes on the bottom to seal. For now, i just plugged them with stainless bolts.

Then you need to drill a couple holes onto the top, I put one on the drivers side to fill the tank with a cap. The other side I hid between the fender and bumper, this is the pickup line, and is great here since you can not see it at all! I use a pvc pipe since it is rigid and sealed it well.

After this, I designed my outlet for the water to come out. I am going to be putting in a air compressor in the near future, so I went ahead and designed a panel that would handle both. I used a normal hose spickett so you can have multiple hook up uses. I have some cnc equipment, so I designed a nice panel and gasket to keep a good seal.

Now, came the part that made me a little nervous, I needed to cut into the side of my jeep to hide all of the lines, but yet make it look cool and unique. So Here is where I cut the side of my jeep. Is is nice, because there is a lot of room behind here not being used and allows you to run your hoses outside the jeep and underneith it without drilling any more holes. You can run the hose up and over and it will drop behind your fender under the jeep. see pics.

I know I know, how could I do this! But, its no different then when you need to cut your hood for a PS Hood louver! (which I am getting from UPS today!) After cutting, make sure you paint any exposed metal to reduce rust in the future! I then installed my panel with its gasket, and it came out very nice!

The pump I used is a shurflo pump used on RVs. Mine gets about 3.2 gallons per minute at 55 PSI. What is nifty about these little pumps is that they automatically turn off when the pressure reaches 45 PSI. So what that means is you don't need an extra on/off switch for your water. Whenever you open the nozzle/spicket, the water comes out, reducing pressure slightly, the pump sees this and turns on. Then when you close it it sees the pressure build up, and turns off! cool trick! It also self primes itself and can run dry without damage (will turn it self off automatically after dry for a few) I mounted the pump underneath the jeep above and to the side of the rear diff. There was a lot of extra space up there and it wont be hit. The lines hooked up to it and ran power straight to the battery.

You will need to get different fittings ext depending on the way you set yours up, but this is a general idea and gives you the idea to go out and do it! Check out both videos, it shows it all installed and working with a hose and the other shows it all setup before it was installed!

Did you run the hoses above the heat shield for the muffler? and if so did you have any problems with the heat possibly melting the hoses? i want to do this but am cautious with the heat put out by the muffler.
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:01 PM   #78
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Has anyone tried installing a "bicycle valve" and simply using a tire pump to pressurize the bumper? -- Would this give it enough pressure inside the bumper?

Thinking about sectioning off the bumper into 2 parts, a large gray water side (stainless plate secured by marine grade epoxy) and a potable water side (using a large pressurized (by bike pump) 2-ish gallon bladder that can be removed and cleaned/dried).

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