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Old 02-19-2013, 11:28 PM   #7081
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Put zj springs up front and moved my front springs to the rear

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:36 PM   #7082
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Built my own CB radio mount for @ $115.00 including the radio. Used particle board and sprayed it with Duracoat to seal it up.

The metal plate is so I can mount up to 8 or so auxiliary switches later on down the road.
I was thinking of making something similar, I like this. Glad you posted it! Looks good!

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:48 PM   #7083
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I read through every page of this thread over a week. I went ahead and did several things I saw here...

* Duplicolor bedlined my front and rear stock factory bumpers, and tow hooks.
* Installed a factory rear tow hook. Bedlined of course.
* Installed an led 3rd brake light in my spare tire's center cap.
* Installed leds in all factory light locations for my interior (gauges, fog light switch, auto shifter, hvac, dome, courtesy lights, etc).
* Installed led bulbs for my reverse and brake lights along w/the relay mod.
* Installed a transmission temperature gauge in my console.
* Made door limiting straps from 1" nylon strap and buckle/sliders.
* Made/installed an interior light kill switch.

That's about all the was cheap and easy. The rest was harder and way more expensive, lol. Thanks for the ideas everyone...
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I was looking for a cheap way to do on board air, but I did not want to pay $300+ for an ARB compressor. I decided against a tank as I will not be powering air tools. I searched around for the best compressor for the price and found the SLIME 2x Heavy Duty Double compressor: 40026 Slime 2X Twin Cylinder Heavy Duty Tire Inflator
I bought it from Wal-Mart online for $65.
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1. I did not have enough room in the traditional spot for an air compressor because I have an air conditioner, power steering, and cruise control so there is no more space in the spare battery compartment. And as I was probably going to spend $50-$60 towards a fabricated metal holder for the compressor I decided to go a different route. I decided that if I put $25 towards an air filter I could then place the compressor INSIDE the existing air intake box.
2. I used the foam inside the SLIME box to pad the air intake box.
3. I cut a hole in the top of the air intake for the on/off switch.
4. I spliced the wires and cut a hole in the air intake in order to have it permanently connected to the battery.

This is a really quick air compressor. It takes 1.5 minutes to air my 32" tires from 25-35 PSI, and the green hose that comes with the air compressor is also great at letting air out of the tires (Dual purpose).

So there you have it ... better air filter, and on board air compressor for $99.

I can air up bike tires, air beds, and tubes when camping as well as air up my tires after airing them down in order to get through some snow/ice in the mountains.



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I just drilled a hole into the back of the intake case, and let the wires out of the hole. The compressor was great because it did not come with those crappy AC adapters it came with alligator clips so I just cut those off and use the heavy wiring supplied in the kit.
Can you take some pics of your mod ???? Love pics.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:45 AM   #7085
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Is that factory If not what did u get it out of very interested in this.
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, that is the factory mirror.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:43 AM   #7086
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Put zj springs up front and moved my front springs to the rear
How's that working? Just curious, maybe a before and after?
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Whare did u get your bolt on rollcage??
It's a rockhard. The other section above is part of my custom soft top.
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:59 PM   #7088
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Built my own CB radio mount for @ $115.00 including the radio. Used particle board and sprayed it with Duracoat to seal it up.

The metal plate is so I can mount up to 8 or so auxiliary switches later on down the road.
Big MT, How did you mount this to the front?
i would love to do something like this for storage as well as switches and a CB but keep getting stuck at mounting over windshield.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:17 PM   #7089
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Here's a question for you guys: I got the quadratec floor mats a few years ago, and they're still holding up pretty good besides the quadratec logo coming off a while back. I took my carpet out last spring, and then the dogs got into the garage and destroyed it, so I threw the carpet away. My problem is this: without the hook that was on the carpet to hold it in place, the mats slide up several inches, and its ridiiculously annoying. Any ideas besides butting a screw in the tub?

My one thought has been to get some sort of plastic hook like what was on the carpet(should have cut it off before I threw them away but oh well) and siliconing that to the tub. Just don't know how well that'll hold. I plan to bed line the tub, if I just put it on the hooks as well, would that help hold them, or would it make a spot where it could mess the bedliner up? (No experience with bedliner)
I dont know if home depot/lowes or anywhere close to you may have it but, there are some one sided sticky almost sandpaper like strips that I have used years ago on some nerf bars ( so you didnt fall on your a$$ stepping in and the nerf was wet)or you may see them on conrete painted steps for no slip stepping, but a strip or two of that down IF you didnt want to bedline would certainly hold them in place.

Good luck on your journey.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:49 PM   #7090
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Try grip tape from a skateboard. Should be able to pick it up at bike/skate shop.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:12 PM   #7091
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I took my stock flares off, dremmeled 2 inches off all four, sanded down and repainted. I wanted the flat style fenders but didnt want to spend 500 bucks in doing so. Haha plus I like the 3-4 inch wide fenders rather than the 6 inch bushwacker makes. For about 20 bucks in sandpaper and spraypaint, I got new flat style fenders for about 2 extra inches of clearance
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:16 PM   #7092
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Heres some close ups of the fenders after I trimmed and painted them
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:19 PM   #7093
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Heres some close ups of the fenders after I trimmed and painted them
Looks awesome! That's a good idea
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:20 PM   #7094
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #7095
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Thanks!! It was a really easy job too. Hardest part was taking the fenders off of the jeep to do it. Many of the welded nuts on the backside of the fender had broken and were quite difficult to get to haha but all in a days work
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:23 PM   #7096
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Thanks!! It was a really easy job too. Hardest part was taking the fenders off of the jeep to do it. Many of the welded nuts on the backside of the fender had broken and were quite difficult to get to haha but all in a days work
Looks great, nice work.

Do you have any extra spray paint? Looks like you have some of that shiny rust stuff! ;-)
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:29 PM   #7097
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Haha ya... shes not perfect but it gets me from point A to point B . Just look at rust as character haha
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I built the swing-away pivot point as well...
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Looks awesome! That's a good idea
Definitely! I always wanted to try this and damn if it doesnt look great. I have a Sahara. Are the Sahara flares the same as every other Jeeps?
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:35 PM   #7101
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Im not sure, mine isnt a sahara but I think saharas have like a harder plastic with paint matched to the vehicles color. Mine are just flemsy plastic. but ive seen it done before on both type of flares so I know its possible, I'd just imagine cutting them would be a bit more of a pain.
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Thank you Alex! Just wasnt sure if they were any wider than standard TJ fender flares
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Not sure on width, if its any wider its minimal, they look around the same to me. Are you going to cut them to flat style? Ive only seen it done one other time and the pic was poor quality but from what I could see it looked good! If you do, please post pics! Im interested haha. Worst case scenario you mess up and go on jcwhitney and spend 30 bucks on new plastic oem flares.
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Haha definitely man. It's going to be a loong fun wrench turning weekend. I got red LED interior job, paint some interior panels black, fix inner door rod rattle noise, fix two cracks on the door panels (already started this), fix the blend door actuator arms and now cutting the fender flares.. Some easy fun jobs though. Thanks for the help!
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Not a problem, be sure to post pics of your flares up once your done! And let me know if youve got any questions about it along the way. The cracks your fixing, ive got one on the inside of my driver door, not really bothering me, just curious how are you fixing that?
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I'm using a bondo bumper repair kit. It includes some screen mesh and typical putty stuff you mix.

I drilled a small pilot hole at the end of the crack (mine are both cracked identically starting at the top by the glass) and then put the mesh on the inside of the door panel. Fill in the putty from the back and front, sand down and repeat until it fills in to where you are satisfied. I'm using a wood coffee stirrer to get the filler exactly where I want it.

I am painting the top and bottom of the door with a black interior plastics paint (cant remember the brand) and so far so good. I lightly sanded the areas I will be painting with some fine grit sand paper and wiped down with acetone several times. I've got about 3 light coats of black on it and they look great. Jeep is a '97 Sahara in dark forest green. Interior is the 'camel'toe sand color. 2 weeks from now project is to paint the inside of the hardtop black as well. With the red LED gauges and interior lights, should look pretty cool.
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Jeep is a '97 Sahara in dark forest green. Interior is the 'camel'toe sand color.
I laughed way too hard at this!
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I'm using a bondo bumper repair kit. It includes some screen mesh and typical putty stuff you mix.

I drilled a small pilot hole at the end of the crack (mine are both cracked identically starting at the top by the glass) and then put the mesh on the inside of the door panel. Fill in the putty from the back and front, sand down and repeat until it fills in to where you are satisfied. I'm using a wood coffee stirrer to get the filler exactly where I want it.

I am painting the top and bottom of the door with a black interior plastics paint (cant remember the brand) and so far so good. I lightly sanded the areas I will be painting with some fine grit sand paper and wiped down with acetone several times. I've got about 3 light coats of black on it and they look great. Jeep is a '97 Sahara in dark forest green. Interior is the 'camel'toe sand color. 2 weeks from now project is to paint the inside of the hardtop black as well. With the red LED gauges and interior lights, should look pretty cool.
That's green and tan if your interested, not sure if that's what you meant above by paint interior panels black.

On a semi-side note if anyone has a TJ Sahara and is trying to black the interior out please PM me about trading roll bar covers my black for your OEM tan.
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That's green and tan if your interested, not sure if that's what you meant above by paint interior panels black.

On a semi-side note if anyone has a TJ Sahara and is trying to black the interior out please PM me about trading roll bar covers my black for your OEM tan.
What Year Sahara? My daughter has an '03 and has talked about blacking out the interior. We were thinking of just old-fashon fabric dying the roll bar covers.
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All my interior panels are faded gray, ive never even thought about painting them. Thats an awesome idea and looks good on the jeeps ive seen. Burly, how long does it take to do it?

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