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Old 08-07-2012, 09:53 AM   #4771
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Out of curiosity, I'm looking to purchase some of the missile style switches with LEDs for my auxiliary lights but the only place I can find them anymore is eBay. Anybody buy some elsewhere?

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=05206689477

if you live in Canada, hit Canadian Tire, saw them there yesterday

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Old 08-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #4772
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if you live in Canada, hit Canadian Tire, saw them there yesterday
Nope, live about 12 or so hours south in Indiana haha not really an option.

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Old 08-07-2012, 10:13 AM   #4773
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Ello, try truck stops. I have seen some of those switches around Terre Haute
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:20 AM   #4774
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Out of curiosity, I'm looking to purchase some of the missile style switches with LEDs for my auxiliary lights but the only place I can find them anymore is eBay. Anybody buy some elsewhere?

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...id=05206689477
They have lots of them in different styles at Pep Boys, if you have any of those close by. I went for the flat capacitive switches though.
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Nope, live about 12 or so hours south in Indiana haha not really an option.
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Ello, try truck stops. I have seen some of those switches around Terre Haute
Terrahaute truck stops have everything and jmhu what part of indiana?
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Old 08-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #4776
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Terrahaute truck stops have everything and jmhu what part of indiana?
So the 12 hours may not have been accurate...but Columbus which is an hour north of Louisville straight up 65.
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So the 12 hours may not have been accurate...but Columbus which is an hour north of Louisville straight up 65.
Alright i use to live in evansville so i know the area
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:22 PM   #4778
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My cheap-and-easy mods: Rear-facing trail lights under bumper, Harbor Freight, $16. Front trail lights, also Harbor Freight, $19. Mirror for doorless operation, $16 at Advance Auto and a little hacksaw work on its plastic base to make it smaller, hole through plastic for windshield bolt. (someone flamed me for posting the mirror one previously... said I wasn't doing it right because I didn't buy the relo kit...)

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Old 08-07-2012, 02:54 PM   #4779
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So the 12 hours may not have been accurate...but Columbus which is an hour north of Louisville straight up 65.
North Vernon here, work in Columbus!!
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Old 08-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #4780
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I live in Sullivan IN, anyone close to there? Lol
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:29 PM   #4781
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My cheap-and-easy mods: Rear-facing trail lights under bumper, Harbor Freight, $16. Front trail lights, also Harbor Freight, $19. Mirror for doorless operation, $16 at Advance Auto and a little hacksaw work on its plastic base to make it smaller, hole through plastic for windshield bolt. (someone flamed me for posting the mirror one previously... said I wasn't doing it right because I didn't buy the relo kit...)

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I have been looking for a way to do that considering I pretty much go with out my doors from May to September, I just put on a rain suit if needed.

That is alot cheaper than buying the mirrors off q-tec.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #4782
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My cheap-and-easy mods: Rear-facing trail lights under bumper, Harbor Freight, $16. Front trail lights, also Harbor Freight, $19. Mirror for doorless operation, $16 at Advance Auto and a little hacksaw work on its plastic base to make it smaller, hole through plastic for windshield bolt. (someone flamed me for posting the mirror one previously... said I wasn't doing it right because I didn't buy the relo kit...)

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Good idea on the back up lights but I can see those getting ripped off with in a mile on the trail
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:06 PM   #4783
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I have been looking for a way to do that considering I pretty much go with out my doors from May to September, I just put on a rain suit if needed.

That is alot cheaper than buying the mirrors off q-tec.
I thought so. And with the single-bolt mounting, it's ALMOST quick release! If you do this, look under the base of the mirror before hacksawing. The support ribs should not be cut. That's what makes it stiff enough so the bolt can be torqued enough. Bicycle inner tube square (or similar) between base and vehicle provides enough friction that the single bolt mounting works.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #4784
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Oh, one more inexpensive mod.... The flat capacitive switch panel for the front and rear trail lights and the fog lights. Kind of a pain because each switch needs a relay. Switch itself is too low current to do anything useful. Switches and relays were from Pep Boys.
The blue 'on' light at the top of each switch was way too bright, so I got opaque stick-on crystals from a craft store to dull them down a bit.
Am I going into too much detail with these posts?

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Oh, one more inexpensive mod.... The flat capacitive switch panel for the front and rear trail lights and the fog lights. Kind of a pain because each switch needs a relay. Switch itself is too low current to do anything useful. Switches and relays were from Pep Boys.
The blue 'on' light at the top of each switch was way too bright, so I got opaque stick-on crystals from a craft store to dull them down a bit.
Am I going into too much detail with these posts?
Sweet! And good idea to dim those lights down
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:43 PM   #4786
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I really want to get two ATV poles made for the dunes and run an American and POW/MIA flag off each corner I think it would be awesome. Looks good on a Harley why not a wrangler right?
We had fun flying flags on the 4th of July parade.
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Oh, one more inexpensive mod.... The flat capacitive switch panel for the front and rear trail lights and the fog lights. Kind of a pain because each switch needs a relay. Switch itself is too low current to do anything useful. Switches and relays were from Pep Boys.
The blue 'on' light at the top of each switch was way too bright, so I got opaque stick-on crystals from a craft store to dull them down a bit.
Am I going into too much detail with these posts?

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Never too much detail, we like details! And btw I like the mirror deal, looks cheap and easy to me, You will rarely get anyone around here saying you did something wrong lol.
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #4788
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This is something I came up with, cost me around 80 dollars to set up.




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I am adding my ballistic fabrications battery box at work today! Im excited its one of several parts I bought from them. Im painting the skulls yellow and the rest in bed liner black. Ill post pics later today.
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I like this....what are you using to hold it on? I'm thinking if doing the rampage bowless and when in safari wandered something to keep the dog in....
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i like this....what are you using to hold it on? I'm thinking if doing the rampage bowless and when in safari wandered something to keep the dog in....
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[QUOTE=Fireaxe;2664452]I like this....what are you using to hold it on? I'm thinking if doing the rampage bowless and when in safari wandered something to keep the dog in....[/QUOTEIm in the same boat. I run a rampage and absolutely love it, but need something to keep the dogs in as well.
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This is something I came up with, cost me around 80 dollars to set up.
how did you set this up ive got some camo netting lying around and this would be awesome
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What I used to secure the camo netting was 3 inch black straps that I bought from my local arts/textile store.

To secure the front of the net:
I have the windshield header channel bar on my jeep, so I loosened that up and tucked the camo netting under the rubber part of the bar then tightened it back up once it was all tucked in. Even on the highway the camo net never came untucked. Then I strapped the camo net around the rollcage in 4 places. 2 in the front and back of each side and to secure the back, I simply tucked the excess under the folding stock soft top which held it there pretty good. I also added a strap going across from bar to bar to keep the camo net up in the back in case it sags.

The way I did it was the best fit for me, but all jeeps are customized differently so you might find a better way to strap it down or it might be harder then how I did it.

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finally after a week of reading this thread on my phone I'm done lots of amazing ideas thanks to all for input I can't wait to whip out the rattle cans and get started
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finally after a week of reading this thread on my phone I'm done lots of amazing ideas thanks to all for input I can't wait to whip out the rattle cans and get started
Rattle can solves many problems
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One more thing I almost forgot... The 'in a hurry' antenna mount for my ham radio gear. Would work just as well for CB I guess. I was never a big fan of bumper mounts. Proximity to the Jeep body detunes the antenna and signal pattern. Made this in about 15 minutes with galvanized barn-door hardware from Home Depot. They conveniently have T-shaped, L-shaped and bar type. This is a combination of all three. There is some weatherstripping stuck to the faces that contact the 3rd light stalk to provide a nice friction grip. Clamps on with wing nuts. Note the ground strap.

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I know this question is off topic but does anyone know where I could get a zipper fixed on my soft top I broke it earlier this summer oh and I'm around saint Joseph Missouri

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