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Old 07-30-2011, 10:27 PM   #301
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been wanting to see this done, i was thinking of using plastidip on my fender flares, i bedlined them first then tried sanding the bed liner off to Krylon Fusion them but i sanded a little too far so their all fudged up, you think the plasti-dip would hold up on the flares?
Did the bedliner not hold up or did you not like it

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i liked it but its hard to keep clean, goin down the road my front tires throw so much stuff on the back flares, couple weeks ago i had to peel a bunch of gum off of one that my front tire kicked up so i got fed up with it and just wanted that smooth dark black look again

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Old 07-30-2011, 10:38 PM   #303
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I'm cheap so I do cheap fabs.

Ammo can under the hood
Ammo can center console
Painted the headlight bezels black
I trimmed the fender flares
Painted my center dash bezel green
Angled my front stock bumper
Bolted four pvc pipes to the front for rod holders.
I used rattle can bed liner to do the inside of the tub as well as the grille and front fenders. I plan to do the whole exterior soon.
Lets see some pictures, especially of those fenders. Ive been wanting to mount some ammo cans, but they are expensive here. i think its because im in a military town.
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I added a new hood ornament today!
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:43 PM   #305
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been wanting to see this done, i was thinking of using plastidip on my fender flares, i bedlined them first then tried sanding the bed liner off to Krylon Fusion them but i sanded a little too far so their all fudged up, you think the plasti-dip would hold up on the flares?
As long as you prep them. If you want a textured look, after your 2 good coats, start dusting them about 20-30 minutes later... The dusting effect will give texture.
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I added a new hood ornament today!
No way where is that?
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:13 PM   #307
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No way where is that?
HAHAHAHA funny story i just read your entire thread you were involved in a couple hours ago. I literally just finished reading it, LMAO anyways, just thought that was a coincidence huh ( dont worry im not judging). Well this is on Davis Monthan AFB, F4s are known to run off the runway do to their high-speed and lack brake power and decelerons, they use a parachute to help them slow down, but even that fails and detaches and then the plane keeps going and crashes somewhere. and i happened to find this out in the back of the base, it is a locked up camp site they use for chemical warfare training
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:18 PM   #308
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Have you done any cool mods to your jeep?????
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whats the best way to attack a mesh grill insert? im planning on making my own and don't want to do any drilling
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if anyone has done the ammo box center console, could you please put a picture up. I think that is next on my list.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:35 PM   #311
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whats the best way to attack a mesh grill insert? im planning on making my own and don't want to do any drilling
What jeep do you have?
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:41 PM   #312
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Have you done any cool mods to your jeep?????[/QUOTE

I have and for a week or two I haven't done anything! Here she is ad she came to more or less. Took a sledge hammer to the milk jugs because they were rubbing.
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Have you done any cool mods to your jeep?????
Here she is two months later today. And so far the list is:

1" body lift with hockey pucks:
Did a lot of research on this one and guys have been doing thus for years. Don't stack them and you'll be fine. Use at least grade 5 hardware but grade 8 is better and not much more dough. There are two different size bolts you'll need. Pop one on the passenger or driver side and one on the rear near the bumper and you've got your size tread count and dimensions. Or just search really good and find it here. In total there are 9 body mounts. Follow the directions others have provided here. MAKE SURE YOU RELEASE THE FAN SHROUD AND FAS FILLER TUBE TO AVOID DAMAGE BEFORE JACKING THE VEHICLE.

Tinted lenses:
You'll want to get the tint from an auto parts store. Clean thourouly the area to be tinted. I did not scuff the surface and it worked out great. SEVERAL light coats and you'll get your desired effect on the lenses. I went a little too dark on mine so you may want to stop before you think your there. I sprayed the tail lights on the jeep and taped off but took the turn signals out.

Replace stereo system:
I used polk audio marine certified speakers in my dash and roll bar. I didn't know you could up the size of the roll bar before I did this so I have the smaller ones. They still sound better than stock but I'm sure that the larger ones have better bass response. The hardest part was stereo installation. Just follow the directions and you'll be fine.

Painted Roll bar padding:
I removed the roll bar with two hex bolts and started spraying. No more purple and the dirt cleans off a little better as the material is not as pourous.

Cb radio install:

Seems much more confusing than it really is if you research it. Just run your power source ground and mount that puppy up in any location you'd like. I mounted my antenna on the spare tire carrier and routed the wire through the window in the back. You should probably get a 15' coaxle cable instead of a 20 as u did. I'll have to get it trimmed and hooked back up as you don't want loops in the cable stuffed under te carpet or wherever. This will not allow peak performance.

Used bumper:
I got a used OLD smittybuilt tube bumper that is heavy an solid. I'm thinking it is before they sold to china because of the shear weight of the thing. Was like 60 bucks and I took it! Craigslist is your friend.

License plate:
EAT DRT ......enough said

Sway bar disconnects:
Surprisingly easy to install. Follow the directions and you'll be good. Also get a tape measure and measure the length of the adjustable end and you'll get it exact on both sides. Overboard? Maybe but I like to be precise. The angle also matters as stated in the instructions to retain proper geometry. Don't worry get an app on your phone that has an angle finder and rest the phone on the link. Easy as pie.

Saggy spring replacement:
With the jeep I also got some springs I knew nothing about. I researched them and they are the stiffest springs available for the tj usually found with a hardtop from the factory to compensate for this. I figured what the hey let's do it. It raised my jeep back up an 1" and was worth the efforts IMO. For the record these had the tags on them(newer) and mine had 100k miles on them.

Fake rockers!
Came with the jeep and I threw em on! They look good although no teal rocker protection is present.

Carpet removal:
Carpet after the last mudhole and windows down was garbage. Too bad it was replaced by the PO. Took out the seats front and rear and center console to get this out. Trashed it with an ich of sloppy MUd all over it and ripped from my frustration. Lining the floor will be next when I get the bug.

Roll bar padding removal:
Be carefully with this becuase slot of people say their bars aren't painted. Mine is a 97 sport and they were. I carefully unziped a portion of the padding to ensure the bars were painted so I could zip them back up if not. They were so instead of taking seat belts and stuff off I got a knife and pulled and cut it off. I was between painting and removing and decided paintin lg them would be too much work. If I wanted roll bars in the furue I would buy some replacements. WELL A HEAD SHOT TO THE ROLL BAR SUCKS! My wife and I can both tell you. Keep the padding if you actually off road. Or wear a helmet! Ha

Daystar dash thing:
They are cheap and effective. My stuff stays put and it takes two inconspicuous screws to attach it. Worth the 40 or so bucks if my memory is correct.

Man there is probably more but I'm sick of writing. Hope somebody gets some ideas from this post!

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Here is the dash thing and the way I mounted the antenna.
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Here's another I like, for what ever purpose this weird triangular shape that severs no purpose that I acknowledge. Cut a piece of diamond plate to fit then powder coat or spray bomb to color of liking.
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Cut a piece of wood and painted it black so when the tops off everything won't get wet. Works great!
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:07 PM   #317
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iI installed a new arm rest/ center console... It doesn't have the best storage but it can keep drinks warm... also it made it a bit of a challenge to get to the parking brake
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:18 PM   #318
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iI installed a new arm rest/ center console... It doesn't have the best storage but it can keep drinks warm... also it made it a bit of a challenge to get to the parking brake
I like that mod, but I don't think it qualifies as inexpensive.
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Well it hasn't cost me a penny yet! Shit practically it is free.... let's hope it doesn't have a lot of upkeep
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Well it hasn't cost me a penny yet! Shit practically it is free.... let's hope it doesn't have a lot of upkeep
I hope thats a female modification, otherwise you might grab the wrong stick shift.
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I hope thats a female modification, otherwise you might grab the wrong stick shift.
yeah.... that is actually kind-of wrong that you would even think that
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yeah.... that is actually kind-of wrong that you would even think that
It was a joke.
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Haha good... lol she doesn't know about this yet
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Haha good... lol she doesn't know about this yet
I'm just wondering what the hell she was doing there in the first place. Lol
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Haha good... lol she doesn't know about this yet
Yea i saw the headlights and tight pants lol. with a looks to be smooth stomach lol
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What jeep do you have?
i have a TJ
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Any Mods, or did you already post em
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yeah.... that is actually kind-of wrong that you would even think that
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I hope that is a female too, hard to tell in the pic.
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Any Mods, or did you already post em
Right now I'm working on a lightbar. But I would like to make my own grill insert just not sure how to go about it. Any advice?
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Right now I'm working on a lightbar. But I would like to make my own grill insert just not sure how to go about it. Any advice?
It's a lot easier on JK than for TJs because of the way our grills are stamped. All of the mesh grills I've seen for TJs started with the plastic insert and the mesh was glued or ziptied to the insert.

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