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Old 08-27-2011, 08:57 PM   #511
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it wasnt cheap (600.00) but mine needed a new paint job so i figured i would beadcoat the whole jeep yellow, inside and out. i used some stuff called upol bed coating. it is rock solid. no rock chips ever lol
How much weight do you think that added to the jeep, i like the idea though.

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Old 08-27-2011, 09:04 PM   #512
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it didnt had much at all.. i didnt spray it as thick as u would in a bed of a truck plus its a urethane based coating so its not a heavy material but damn is it strong....

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here are some of the bed coat job
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here are some of the bed coat job
Thats not bad at all. I am definitely in need of a paint job of some sort. Looks Good.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:39 PM   #515
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cheap revolver shift knob. a friend "found" it and gave it to me.

so I said screw it, i took a drummel to it and made it work.

I got it to fit pretty securely and it works amazingly.

I love it, better then stock.
just push down on the knob to activate the button thats usually on the side on stock shifter.
how do you do that on a automatic ? i mean mod it so press it down to put it in gear ?
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:43 PM   #516
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Thats not bad at all. I am definitely in need of a paint job of some sort. Looks Good.
thank u it also helps with sound deading too...
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thank u it also helps with sound deading too...
hmmm I might have to look into this
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:47 PM   #518
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While bed lining my flares, I took care of some minor body damage:

Before. PO got in a fight with a tree limb :

Just a little masking tape, newspaper and a rattle can of Rustoleum Truck Bed Liner. I bent the fender back in place with some vise-grips and some brute strength. Then I roughed up the paint and sanded the rusty areas, primed and then shot the liner. This was taken right after I took off the tape:

And the finished product. Looks way better than those plastic diamond plate protectors and I don't have to worry about water getting trapped behind this and causing more rust. Nice thing is the liner is forgiving. This gets damaged all I have to do is sand and repaint and you would never know. I am thinking of doing the front of the hood to. I like the grill blue, but have a few rust spots on that. I am trying to figure something else for that.


And the whole thing, including the newly lined fenders and headlight bezels. By the way, the turn signals and marker lights are brand new from Amazon. all four cost about $8.00!

I have a similar tree limb injury.
You did a great job with this. I hope I can do as well. I also like the replacement lights. I would like to ask how you got all 4 lights for only $8. I have looked all over Amazon.com and cannot even find 1 for that (including shipping).
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i also did a custom job on my side windows.... with some decals made and a sandblaster i have i did a glass etching job on them...
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First I had a front bumper hitch installed. Then I purchased a winch for the hitch reciver and have power running to both the front and rear so I can use the winch in either location. Then I removed the front bumper milk jugs and installed two ammo cans for storage. I keep a socket set, hayes manual, tow straps, and other tools in there.

Here she is as I bought her.


Front hitch with winch.


Ammo cans on front bumper.



Front shot of everything so far.

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Old 08-27-2011, 10:22 PM   #521
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i also did a custom job on my side windows.... with some decals made and a sandblaster i have i did a glass etching job on them...
That's pretty cool! Great dea
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First I had a front bumper hitch installed. Then I purchased a winch for the hitch reciver and have power running to both the front and rear so I can use the winch in either location. Then I removed the front bumper milk jugs and installed two ammo cans for storage. I keep a socket set, hayes manual, tow straps, and other tools in there.

Here she is as I bought her.

Front hitch with winch.

Ammo cans on front bumper.

Front shot of everything so far.

Curious please explain the locking/mounting technique on these ammo cans. Great idea!
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Curious please explain the locking/mounting technique on these ammo cans. Great idea!
Here is a link to the lock kit I used. I got them from cheaperthandirt.com

ZAA-078 - Ammo Can Safe Lock System with Padlock Fits Most Styles of Ammo Cans with Three Keys

I matched up the factory holes in the bumper and made them a little larger. Then added a scrap steel plate to the inside of the ammo can for added strength. Bolted it all up and they work great. Now I can have tools I need with me and not worry about taking up valuable real estate inside the cab.
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Here is a link to the lock kit I used. I got them from cheaperthandirt.com

ZAA-078 - Ammo Can Safe Lock System with Padlock Fits Most Styles of Ammo Cans with Three Keys

I matched up the factory holes in the bumper and made them a little larger. Then added a scrap steel plate to the inside of the ammo can for added strength. Bolted it all up and they work great. Now I can have tools I need with me and not worry about taking up valuable real estate inside the cab.
Thanks for the link and ohhhh so you just bolted them to the front face of the bumper?
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Thanks for the link and ohhhh so you just bolted them to the front face of the bumper?
Yes
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I'll put the pics up tomorrow but I went out and got a heat gun to turn my fender flairs black again ( it worked it just left weird blotchy marks :/ ). I also made some new steering stops. My tire was rubbing on the one side so I put a washer in and while I was under there I figured I'd try and brake the other one free (bad idea) I brome the head right off of the stop so I fixed that but it was a quick fix that wasn't perfect and wasn't going to last long. So I took a trip to lowes and grabbed two bolts and some nuts and fixed me up a couple new ones! Took some time but it was worth it. Well I think that was it for today hahaha I'll post up the pics sometime tomorrow. And anyone else use the heat gun method? How did it turn out for you?
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Now that is one fantastic idea, with new endless direction that can be taken...Two thumbs up!
Now my only question is how are you gonna put it on your key ring without degrading the skull?
This skull already had a small hole drilled in the top for a necklace when I bought it. That is part of the reason I used it for this experiment. I will probably put a small loop mount back in that small hole secured with clear epoxy. I may try and make one with a cool polished rock when I find one that caches my eye one of these days
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I painted arrows on my turn signals. Came out really awsome. Can't take credit though, saw it on this forum
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:02 AM   #531
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I painted arrows on my turn signals. Came out really awsome. Can't take credit though, saw it on this forum
Did you paint your fenders? Because they look great! Same with the arrows that's pretty cool
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How did you do the arrows?
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here are those pic s of the steering stops i made and the before and after pics of my fender flairs! sorry for the crappy pictures it was getting dark.
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How did you do the arrows?
I admit I saw this on someone elses jeep on WF and I tried it cause my lenses were slightly different color and I am happy I did. I just took out the lenses and made the arrow out of Masking tape and sprayed them black. I used a textured black for plastics that I had laying around.
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I painted arrows on my turn signals. Came out really awsome. Can't take credit though, saw it on this forum
Wow. That's actually so simple and cool. I'm gonna go outside right now and do that. Whoever originally did it has officially started a trend. Lol
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See it on fire trucks and ambulances all the time
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i also did a custom job on my side windows.... with some decals made and a sandblaster i have i did a glass etching job on them...
OK, that is badass. Just gave me an idea. If the rain holds out.....
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I painted arrows on my turn signals. Came out really awsome. Can't take credit though, saw it on this forum
can you take pics when lit? day and night

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Here are a few things I've made for my Tj. A custom aluminum front bumper. Its made of all 1/4 inch so I no its stronger than stock. Have mowed down quite a few trees and not so much as a dent. Although it does need a repaint but at least I don't have to worry about rust. LOL

I also made all the turn signal covers. They are also all aluminum. I could have bought them on ebay like I did the headlight guards, but thats no fun.

Theres my custom rear bumper with hitch. Its made of 2"x4" x 1/4" steel. Does the job and doesn't look to shabby. I intend on adding a swing out tire carrier in the near future.

Almost everything was done with scrap from my home and business!!!
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Here are a few things I've made for my Tj. A custom aluminum front bumper. Its made of all 1/4 inch so I no its stronger than stock. Have mowed down quite a few trees and not so much as a dent. Although it does need a repaint but at least I don't have to worry about rust. LOL

I also made all the turn signal covers. They are also all aluminum. I could have bought them on ebay like I did the headlight guards, but thats no fun.

Theres my custom rear bumper with hitch. Its made of 2"x4" x 1/4" steel. Does the job and doesn't look to shabby. I intend on adding a swing out tire carrier in the near future.

Almost everything was done with scrap from my home and business!!!
Very nice

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