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Old 12-21-2012, 10:59 AM   #6391
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The only problem I see with half inch is it not having enough plies to keep it from warping. you have to seal it really good to keep any moisture from warping it.
I would personally go with something more rigid like the 3/4 inch plywood...
What type of sealer is best to use?

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #6392
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Also does anyone have a good way to tie down wires to the frame? No carpeting in the tub and when I hit the clutch I sometimes hit the wires running from the soundbar.

Frame? Don't run them outside. The wires should run under the dash, come down right in front of the door opening, in the channel under the door to the roll bar and up the roll bar. Zip tie the wires to hold them up and out of the way. There should already be a bumdle running under the door. Tie any new wires to the bundle or just put new wires in plastic split loom and zip tie the loom up and out of the way.

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Old 12-21-2012, 11:09 AM   #6393
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What type of sealer is best to use?
A marine grade varnish
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:19 AM   #6394
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A marine grade varnish
Ok perfect, just waitin to get the boards
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #6395
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2" 55w. Rear lights set Into the bumper. Under $50 for everything. Lights, holesaw, some caulk, extra wire ect.
Good job! I think, I will implement your idea.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:35 AM   #6396
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Home made windshield light brackets! Cost me $0 and about 30 minutes to cut, bend and drill! Just gotta wire them up.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:45 AM   #6397
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Home Depot grill and zipties. I'm not the first.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:47 AM   #6398
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Home Depot grill and zipties. I'm not the first.
Your the first I've seen with color and it looks awesome!
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:54 AM   #6399
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Your the first I've seen with color and it looks awesome!
+1 also the black trim around the outside - awesome touch how did you do that?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:54 AM   #6400
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Your the first I've seen with color and it looks awesome!
Thanks. I really didnt want to cut out the section for the hood lever but could see a way around it. No ones mentioned it though. Just compliments
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #6401
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+1 also the black trim around the outside - awesome touch how did you do that?
The black trim are grill inserts that I got from a forum member. They were the stock chrome ones. I took a can to em
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #6402
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+1 also the black trim around the outside - awesome touch how did you do that?
Think I answered my own question - Rough Trail Grill Inserts or Rugged Ridge Grill Inserts

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:57 AM   #6403
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Think I answered my own question - Rough Trail Grill Inserts
Yep that works too but those are just too expensive. I did mine for free
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:33 PM   #6404
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Thanks. I really didnt want to cut out the section for the hood lever but could see a way around it. No ones mentioned it though. Just compliments
I knew what it was for so I didn't care haha
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:26 PM   #6405
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My mod for the day... Painted the front and rear shocks red
OK so i have been trying to find your post for ages and I finally did it!!! What paint did you use and what kind of prep? did you jack it up and disasemble of just tape and spray?
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:48 PM   #6406
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Think I answered my own question - Rough Trail Grill Inserts or Rugged Ridge Grill Inserts

So do these things just SNAP in place individually?

Also, do you need to remove the whole grill to install?
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:05 PM   #6407
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So do these things just SNAP in place individually?

Also, do you need to remove the whole grill to install?
From what I have read they snap in super easy. Install takes seconds. For the grates people jus zip tie them and many epoxy the zip tie mount things to the inserts to make things easy.
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:39 PM   #6408
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From what I have read they snap in super easy. Install takes seconds. For the grates people jus zip tie them and many epoxy the zip tie mount things to the inserts to make things easy.
NICE!

I might have to look into a set.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:35 AM   #6409
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whew just went though all 214 pages ive been browsing since last night i just couldn't stop.
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what do you guys think about using that tail light tint stuff on plastic windows? i really dont want to spend a bunch of money on new tinted windows.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:24 AM   #6411
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So do these things just SNAP in place individually?
It's more work unpacking them from the box than it is snapping them into place.

I get positive comments on them pretty frequently, and the black headlight bezels I have compliments the grill inserts nicely.

I definitely have to consider the Home Depot grill mod. That looks great!
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:52 AM   #6412
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what do you guys think about using that tail light tint stuff on plastic windows? i really dont want to spend a bunch of money on new tinted windows.
IMO it's a no go
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:59 AM   #6413
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IMO it's a no go
X2 but in theory it would work but could get messy and who know what it will do to the windows
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:11 AM   #6414
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what do you guys think about using that tail light tint stuff on plastic windows? i really dont want to spend a bunch of money on new tinted windows.

Dont do it, sadly theres no cheap easy way around that. all the different tint paints are not flexible enough to go on the windows. As soon as you unzip the wondows the tint will start cracking. As for putting actual tint on them youll have the same problem. its just not flexible enough. Try Craigs list theres usually a few sets on there for sale.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:40 AM   #6415
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what do you guys think about using that tail light tint stuff on plastic windows? i really dont want to spend a bunch of money on new tinted windows.
You would have more luck plasti dipping them! :-0
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:49 PM   #6416
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You would have more luck plasti dipping them! :-0
ive considered that just doing a light coat on a small portion and see what happens if it doesnt come out right it will just peel right off no harm done ill be a guinea pig and try it i just have to wait for a warm day
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ive considered that just doing a light coat on a small portion and see what happens if it doesnt come out right it will just peel right off no harm done ill be a guinea pig and try it i just have to wait for a warm day
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Modified my cig lighter port to be hot all the time, not just when the key is on. My 1999 TJ only has one lighter port and I like to keep some things like my gps and ipad charging sometimes. Really easy to do. Removed the ACC relay and put in a jumper wire. Here's a thread with photos.
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Thanks. I really didnt want to cut out the section for the hood lever but could see a way around it. No ones mentioned it though. Just compliments
Your hood levers there? Mines connected to the hood....

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