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Old 02-12-2013, 05:02 PM   #7021
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Yes and you have to pop the windshield wiper arms off
How did you pop off the wipers?

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Old 02-12-2013, 07:23 PM   #7022
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Raised Winch mount, tow hook and fog relocation.

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Put my tow hooks under the bumper, since they didn't fit with the raised winch plate. I had to drill and tap 1 hole, but I have solid recovery points 
Haven't read ahead yet to see if this was covered, but for others with this dilemma: I doubt drilling into the stock bumper provides a solid place for the toe hooks and it isn't necessary. Simply move the stock fog lights to the outside in the holes that used to hold the milk jugs, and you can mount the tow hooks where they belong, simply by switching sides. (This assumes you have the square version like my 2004 Rubicon, with the holes on one side, hooks on the other.) You don't even have to add wire or mess with the tabs, as they lay off the back of the bumper anyway. Seems to fit so perfect, I think it may have been planned by the factory. Tip: do one at a time, and use the factory mounted light to level the the newly positioned light. Repeat.

(Awesome thread, btw... I'm off to mod my lockers to hi/low and fogs to stay on under brights!)

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Old 02-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #7023
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How did you pop off the wipers?
Lift them up off the windshield and there is a little tab the locks it on the shaft...
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:15 PM   #7024
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:17 PM   #7025
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Lift them up off the windshield and there is a little tab the locks it on the shaft...
Sweet dude. Plastidipping this weekend, after I figure outmy steering/DW issue of course.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:28 PM   #7026
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Plasti-dipped the wiper cowl and hood hinges I think it looks badass
Just finished this. It's pretty sick. All credit to you.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:46 AM   #7027
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Haven't read ahead yet to see if this was covered, but for others with this dilemma: I doubt drilling into the stock bumper provides a solid place for the toe hooks and it isn't necessary. Simply move the stock fog lights to the outside in the holes that used to hold the milk jugs, and you can mount the tow hooks where they belong, simply by switching sides. (This assumes you have the square version like my 2004 Rubicon, with the holes on one side, hooks on the other.) You don't even have to add wire or mess with the tabs, as they lay off the back of the bumper anyway. Seems to fit so perfect, I think it may have been planned by the factory. Tip: do one at a time, and use the factory mounted light to level the the newly positioned light. Repeat.

(Awesome thread, btw... I'm off to mod my lockers to hi/low and fogs to stay on under brights!)
Might wanna bolt them to the frame in the two holes to the left of your fog lights. Think that would be a better place to be yanking off of then just the bumper.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:46 AM   #7028
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Just finished this. It's pretty sick. All credit to you.
Got pics of it on yours? Im interested but I'm unsure how it would look on a silver jeep.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:15 AM   #7029
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Do you have to prep them in any way for plastidip?
You don't have to remove them, just tape off everything behind your wheel that you think the spray will get to...also make sure you get rid of any resemblance of oil or grime or the plastidip won't bond... I just learned this when I dipped my whole rig and it is now peeling off at the joints/curves where I didn't clean the Jeep thorough enough...
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:43 PM   #7030
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Take a ball of clay, sculpt it, once dried paint it. Gotta love ceramics class, cheap and easy!

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Old 02-13-2013, 12:46 PM   #7031
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Take a ball of clay, sculpt it, once dried paint it. Gotta love ceramics class, cheap and easy!
Nice!! That is actually really well done.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:47 PM   #7032
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Take a ball of clay, sculpt it, once dried paint it. Gotta love ceramics class, cheap and easy!
You ever tried making a shifted knob out of clay?
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:55 PM   #7033
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You ever tried making a shifted knob out of clay?
No but that's a good damn idea! What should I make it to be?
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:31 PM   #7034
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No but that's a good damn idea! What should I make it to be?
My vote is a molded grip. Won't be pretty but it will literally be custom fit to your hand.

If you are working with clay anyway, form it like a cylinder sort of (you may even be able to use a toilet paper tube to form it, though it may be too thin), then squeeze it with your hand till it is formed to it. Let it dry, paint it up however you want.

Never tried it myself but you gave me the idea now.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:55 PM   #7035
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My vote is a molded grip. Won't be pretty but it will literally be custom fit to your hand.

If you are working with clay anyway, form it like a cylinder sort of (you may even be able to use a toilet paper tube to form it, though it may be too thin), then squeeze it with your hand till it is formed to it. Let it dry, paint it up however you want.

Never tried it myself but you gave me the idea now.
That is exactly what I was thinking too
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:57 PM   #7036
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My vote is a molded grip. Won't be pretty but it will literally be custom fit to your hand.

If you are working with clay anyway, form it like a cylinder sort of (you may even be able to use a toilet paper tube to form it, though it may be too thin), then squeeze it with your hand till it is formed to it. Let it dry, paint it up however you want.

Never tried it myself but you gave me the idea now.
Sounds like a good idea to me! Ill have to work on that tomorrow! Do I just leave a little slot at the bottom to screw it in?
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #7037
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I have no idea, maybe it can be tapped, but I don't know how brittle it will be.

If so you may be able to drill/tap a hole vertically to screw it on the shift handle. then drill/tap a little hole horizontally for a set screw.

Otherwise, when you screw it down all the way tight, it could end up facing backwards or sideways or something. With a set screw, you can back it off enough to line up right, then tighten the set screw in so it can't spin.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:34 PM   #7038
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Try steering wheel repair two part epoxy. You knead equal parts together then form it. Let it set a couple days then you can drill& tap it.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:53 PM   #7039
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Not sure if this helps but there is a guy either in this forum or the jeep forum in the classifieds that sells pool ball shift knobs that he taps himself. Maybe he might have some insight.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:29 PM   #7040
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Thanks guys ill take a look and let you know
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:44 PM   #7042
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I think I'm gonna paint my headlight bezels. I hate the way the chrome contrasts with the black.. What kind of paint would you guys use? Prep?
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I think I'm gonna paint my headlight bezels. I hate the way the chrome contrasts with the black.. What kind of paint would you guys use? Prep?
I just used plasti dip, it looks good and you can remove it later if need be.
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I just used plasti dip, it looks good and you can remove it later if need be.
I've never used plasti dip before. How well does it hold up? And what does it cost per can?
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I've never used plasti dip before. How well does it hold up? And what does it cost per can?
$7.00. Easy to use and great.
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$7.00. Easy to use and great.
Sweet. I'm gonna use that then. Where can I get it locally?
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Thanks! I appreciate it. I'll look into that, may shoot you a pm.
What did you use on your headlights to make them look like that?
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Sweet. I'm gonna use that then. Where can I get it locally?
Or spend 7 bucks on rustoleum bed liner and never have to worry about painting them again or it peeling off. Plasti dip is a semi permeant coating.
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Sweet. I'm gonna use that then. Where can I get it locally?
Check Lowes, I got two cans tonight for $5.98 each.
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What did you use on your headlights to make them look like that?
The eyelids? If that's what your talking about I just taped them off and used plasti dip for that too. I was going to use lense tint but plasti dip I can take off.

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