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Old 11-21-2012, 06:27 PM   #6001
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Why would we laugh at such a clearly genius idea!?! Is that paracord or elastic thats wrapped around it? How did you secure it to the rollbar? Sorry But something like this is on my mod list, and the cheaper the better

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:32 PM   #6002
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while you are out, go to a hardware store and get some flat 1/4 inch thick by one inch wide by 36 inch long metal strips. after you have the fabric, you need to sew it so it will slide over the metal. one thing i should mention is to make it a little bigger. back to the metal rectangle, bolt the metal strips to the edges of the metal sheet. this will reinforce the sheet metal. now wrap the entire thing with an old towel, wrap it tight as you can. this is the only hard part, slide the cover you made over the towel and metal sheet. this should start to look like an overhead. i then used 550 cord and wrapped the entire thing side to side keeping the 550 cord tight leaving about 3/8 inch between each wrap. do this until the entire thing is wrapped. i then used hose clamps to secure the overhead to the roll bar and i secured the front in the lip on the front windshield. i am sorry if this is confusing, but i just built it and tinkered with it until it fit right on my jeep. pm me if you need more in-depth direction.

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Old 11-21-2012, 06:37 PM   #6003
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Perfect thanks! expect to see a Black and Yellow version soon lol.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:37 PM   #6004
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I bought a rear seat cover and it came with two head rest covers as well.
I used one for the center console and the other for the glove compartment.
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:55 PM   #6005
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Thumbs up $200 paint, start to finish

I was able to do this pretty cheap, but after a lot of elbow grease it turned out very good. I took my 1997 from a faded and chipping blue paint job to this great looking Sunburst Yellow. I picked this jeep up last summer as a family toy and project. It's been a lot of fun and I love the new look. Here are some before, during and after pics. I learned a lot from the posts in this thread. Thanks and keep it up.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:09 PM   #6006
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I was able to do this pretty cheap, but after a lot of elbow grease it turned out very good. I took my 1997 from a faded and chipping blue paint job to this great looking Sunburst Yellow. I picked this jeep up last summer as a family toy and project. It's been a lot of fun and I love the new look. Here are some before, during and after pics. I learned a lot from the posts in this thread. Thanks and keep it up.
Did you paint it yourself or professionally? I'm looking to re-paint mine.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:28 PM   #6007
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the pouches on the overhead console i have gathered in my 16 yrs (so far) in the army. but if you want similar type pouches you can go to uncle sam's retail outlet. my overhead i built from scraps. i tend to do alot of my projects from scraps.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #6008
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Flipped my tires to the white lettering side, also removed all the black lettering/stickers and only replaced the "Jeep" one in red!
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Any cheap fix or advice on painting a faded hardtop?? I have used bedliners before and they just seem to fade way too quickly.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #6010
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Any cheap fix or advice on painting a faded hardtop?? I have used bedliners before and they just seem to fade way too quickly.
Just a nice quality spray paint
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:01 PM   #6011
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currently i am working on a removable weapon mount. just think it will be cool on a summer day with the top down and a weapon system mounted on there. might make rush hour actually move a little faster. ( i will not do this for obvious legal issues) but parades will make it worth it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #6012
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Any cheap fix or advice on painting a faded hardtop?? I have used bedliners before and they just seem to fade way too quickly.
Mine was a terrible when I bought it. I sprayed it a few months ago with a satin Rustoleum and it seems to be holding up well. It will be taken off again for the sumeer and if I have to touch it up in the fall when it goes back on, so be it. $12 for two spray cans.

See above in the pics.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:04 PM   #6013
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Any cheap fix or advice on painting a faded hardtop?? I have used bedliners before and they just seem to fade way too quickly.
here ya go. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/how-...de-197844.html
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:12 PM   #6014
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Did you paint it yourself or professionally? I'm looking to re-paint mine.

I did it myself. It's called the $50 paint job. I followed this Hot Rod magazine write up. I also saw a few videos on youtube that convinced me to give it a shot. It's not perfect, but it's really good for the price.

A 1962 Ford Falcon Recieve A Budget Paint Job - Hot Rod Magazine
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #6015
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I was able to do this pretty cheap, but after a lot of elbow grease it turned out very good. I took my 1997 from a faded and chipping blue paint job to this great looking Sunburst Yellow. I picked this jeep up last summer as a family toy and project. It's been a lot of fun and I love the new look. Here are some before, during and after pics. I learned a lot from the posts in this thread. Thanks and keep it up.
what did you use on the rims, they look awesome (and are the exact same as mine)
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i do have a soft top and it holds great with the top down. there is to be no laughing at how i did it. (my wife laughed the entire time). first i measured from the roll bar to the lip just before the surface where the top sits. i found some thin sheet metal and cut out a rectangle about 15 inches wide by about 26 inches. sorry i can get better measurements tomorrow. i set the flat piece of metal on the roll bar to the windshield (with the top down). once i had the right length, i took the metal inside to finish. the next part is builder choice. go to a fabric store and pic a fabric that you like. i choose camo.
This is a GREAT idea could u possible take a couple more pics of it from different views so we could get a better idea
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #6017
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I did it myself. It's called the $50 paint job. I followed this Hot Rod magazine write up. I also saw a few videos on youtube that convinced me to give it a shot. It's not perfect, but it's really good for the price.

A 1962 Ford Falcon Recieve A Budget Paint Job - Hot Rod Magazine
I did my hardtop like that last year

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:13 PM   #6018
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This is a GREAT idea could u possible take a couple more pics of it from different views so we could get a better idea
i will try to take some tomm with the top down and see what i can get...
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:23 PM   #6019
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I was able to do this pretty cheap, but after a lot of elbow grease it turned out very good. I took my 1997 from a faded and chipping blue paint job to this great looking Sunburst Yellow. I picked this jeep up last summer as a family toy and project. It's been a lot of fun and I love the new look. Here are some before, during and after pics. I learned a lot from the posts in this thread. Thanks and keep it up.
Sweet man!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:24 PM   #6020
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what did you use on the rims, they look awesome (and are the exact same as mine)
what kind of rim are they? I would like to find one for the spare.

The paint I used was VHT High temp wheel paint in graphite followed by a clear coat.
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Flipped my tires to the white lettering side, also removed all the black lettering/stickers and only replaced the "Jeep" one in red!
I have always liked the look of white lettering on tires. Looks nice!
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:54 PM   #6022
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Any cheap fix or advice on painting a faded hardtop?? I have used bedliners before and they just seem to fade way too quickly.
the fading is a problem that i had with my grill hood and fender flares as well. i love the textured looked but hate the fade. i found that WET LOOK tire shine brings back the deep black color instantly but you have to re-do it from time to time. the new thing im trying is the underliner and a few coats of spray paint. that way im keeping the texture but sealing it and hopefully keeping it from fading. i just did my entire windshield that way.
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Painted the fenders and recovery hooks. Nice contrast, what do you think?
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Painted the fenders and recovery hooks. Nice contrast, what do you think?
Looks great. Nice work. What did you use?
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Just used a couple coats of Rustoleum primer and flat black spray.
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hey guys so this might sound foolish but im trying to find a place to put my skies on to carry them without drilling holes in my hardtop and spending a huge amount for carriers. so i was wondering if anyone has ever put their skies on the rear bumper using some sort of clamp? i have a stock rear bumper on my tj, any ideas?
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hey guys so this might sound foolish but im trying to find a place to put my skies on to carry them without drilling holes in my hardtop and spending a huge amount for carriers. so i was wondering if anyone has ever put their skies on the rear bumper using some sort of clamp? i have a stock rear bumper on my tj, any ideas?
You could probably bungee them to the rollbars on the inside if you go corner to corner! Not a hundred percent sure how long the skis are or what you have in your rig but it's an idea
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$100 of steel at Metal Supermarket, a couple of hours with a wire-feed welder and you get this:
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$100 of steel at Metal Supermarket, a couple of hours with a wire-feed welder and you get this:
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sweet thanks for that guys im gunna have to start learning to weld still in highschool so im appreciating the help guys
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corbeau do u think if i was to weld brackets wide enough to sit my skies into on my rear bumper so they sit flat then have some sort of top clamp to keep them tight and from bouncing do u think thatd work? i dont plan on going very far im only 45 min max away from our hill

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