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Old 03-24-2013, 09:26 PM   #7381
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Me and my buddy made a pretty comfortable way to relax in the jeep for about $20 or so

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:31 PM   #7382
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20 if you buy the sheet I wasn't lucky enough to have one laying around today

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Old 03-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #7383
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Me and my buddy made a pretty comfortable way to relax in the jeep for about $20 or so
Haha my friend sleeps in her jeep every morning before school. She needs to do that
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I'm not sure if it's been posted in this thread yet, but one of the first thing I did to my jeep, after flipping the mirror, was to pop on a 270mm convex broadway mirror I had laying around. It makes a world of difference. They're $17 on amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0013GF8ZC

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Old 03-25-2013, 01:30 AM   #7385
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If you want a nicer look for very little cost try paracord in a cobra weave pattern. makes a nice tab to grab on to and almost looks like it belongs there. Plus you can make them as long as you want so they are easier to grab than the stock ones. I had a few zipper tabs broke on mine and tried it out. I have pics somewhere if you want em.
Please send some pics if you have them. Where did you find the material?
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:10 PM   #7386
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It's just paracord, or i think also called 550 cord. Any store that has a camping section you can find it.

The pic is old. If you cut those 2 pieces off that are hanging down, and then melt the nubs down with a lighter, it will look a lot cleaner and prevent it from coming untied. It's just the excess thread left over after you tie it up.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:36 PM   #7387
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Me and my buddy made a pretty comfortable way to relax in the jeep for about $20 or so

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PLEASE PLEAS do a write up! I ve been trying to figure out a good way to do this recently so i can sleep in the jeep when im camping on the beach
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:05 PM   #7388
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please pleas do a write up! I ve been trying to figure out a good way to do this recently so i can sleep in the jeep when im camping on the beach
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #7389
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PLEASE PLEAS do a write up! I ve been trying to figure out a good way to do this recently so i can sleep in the jeep when im camping on the beach
We just got a bed sheet some metal rings and some straps from Home Depot pm me and I will give u the parts and some pictures it's super easy
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:07 PM   #7390
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Me and my buddy made a pretty comfortable way to relax in the jeep for about $20 or so

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Are those large hose clamps holding the sheet tight?
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Are those large hose clamps holding the sheet tight?
Yes the metal rings and straps are also from Home Depot
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The straps are Velcro made by husky they are ment to hold tools and such but are rated for 160lbs each
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:33 PM   #7393
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The straps are Velcro made by husky they are ment to hold tools and such but are rated for 160lbs each
How tall are you and your friend? I'm about 6'3" and 280lbs, and wondering if i can pull this off.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:40 PM   #7394
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How tall are you and your friend? I'm about 6'3" and 280lbs, and wondering if i can pull this off.
im 510 and and weigh 160 and he's about the same u could but u might need to do some adjusting. this would be one of the times a lj would be handy haha
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There called husky hangalls about 4 bucks a peice
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:55 PM   #7396
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There called husky hangalls about 4 bucks a peice
I wonder if paracord would work there..
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #7397
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I wonder if paracord would work there..
It will I did it first with some rope but I wanted a quick set up instead of tying it every time
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:27 PM   #7398
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I wonder if paracord would work there..
Honestly all you need is some rope and a bed sheet no hose clamps or rings this was earlier

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:48 PM   #7399
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This is one of the best switch mods I've seen. I have been looking for a way to do the switch for fuse #4, but I wanted it in the panel. Yours looks nice. Any reason you went into the back of the fuse panel rather than putting an inline fuse between the switch and the fuse box (like the harness that quadratec sells)? I'd never thought of the garage door opener, but that may get added to the list just because it's cool.

Nice work!
I went to the back of the fuse panel for 3 reasons. First, I am anal about it but I like things to look factory. Second the original fuse still does what it was intended to to do without having another inline fuse somewhere down the line. And third, minifuse crimp connectors are not easy to find, butt connectors can be purchased anywhere if you don't already having one lying around the house.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #7400
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How'd you do the garage door opener?
I took out the battery from the garage door opener, then used a multimeter to ohm across the leads and figure out which ones shorted when the button was pressed (there were for leads). Then I soldered a wire to each of those leads. I crimped connectors on the other end and connected them to the switch. The switch is a momentary switch, it is spring loaded so it goes back to the off position once you release it.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #7401
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I took out the battery from the garage door opener, then used a multimeter to ohm across the leads and figure out which ones shorted when the button was pressed (there were for leads). Then I soldered a wire to each of those leads. I crimped connectors on the other end and connected them to the switch. The switch is a momentary switch, it is spring loaded so it goes back to the off position once you release it.
Thanks I might steal this idea
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #7402
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Probably posted many times in various threads but its worth a repost. Head to Superbrightleds.com and look up some 74 base wedge style leds. They have 3 levels of brightness and different colors as well. I always read that the lower two levels left some areas not as bright. With about 19 bucks in total I ended with these.

Figured this was a good time to clean up from some nasty mud and previous owner thrashing

the picture kind of gives an orange tint but they are really very bright red. Takes just a few screws and replacing the brown circled lights and you're done. Cheap, simple, and pretty cool in different colors.
Looks great! So the LEDs just replace the old bulbs I take it? Do you need resistors or any mods to to circuit for the LEDs?
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Long thread about it here. Should be all the info you need.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-d...eap-91949.html

Basically though, the LED's go right in place of the factory bulbs. They are polarity sensitive though so you can put them in wrong, you will know it's backwards when you see a dim spot in the cluster.

I haven't done it yet but from what everyone posted, you may need a capacitor in line somewhere if you want the dimmer function to work right. Other than that though, the LED's are plug and play.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:30 AM   #7404
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in this picture you can see my headlight bezels are paited black

99c can of semi gloss at wally world
i would reccomend sanding the bezels before painting


also on my steering box skid you can see a jeep sticker, i think it is a cool subtle mod ... $3 on amazon


i popped out the center cap on my spare rim and inserted a 2" led light as a 3rd brakelight .. a good way to stay legal about $5 on amazon or ebay ... you can also see that i flush mounted my license plate ... cost about $8 (cheapest i could find door edge trim locally)



i also did the hilift roll bar exaust clamp mod $6 ish
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in this picture you can see my headlight bezels are paited black

99c can of semi gloss at wally world
i would reccomend sanding the bezels before painting

also on my steering box skid you can see a jeep sticker, i think it is a cool subtle mod ... $3 on amazon

i popped out the center cap on my spare rim and inserted a 2" led light as a 3rd brakelight .. a good way to stay legal about $5 on amazon or ebay ... you can also see that i flush mounted my license plate ... cost about $8 (cheapest i could find door edge trim locally)

i also did the hilift roll bar exaust clamp mod $6 ish
I really like that skid plate sticker
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I really like that skid plate sticker
thanks bro ... its really cool looking when you are going up an incline like rock climbing
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thanks bro ... its really cool looking when you are going up an incline like rock climbing
I bet. I love subtle little mods that aren't very obvious but look good once it catches your eye.
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Long thread about it here. Should be all the info you need.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-d...eap-91949.html

Basically though, the LED's go right in place of the factory bulbs. They are polarity sensitive though so you can put them in wrong, you will know it's backwards when you see a dim spot in the cluster.

I haven't done it yet but from what everyone posted, you may need a capacitor in line somewhere if you want the dimmer function to work right. Other than that though, the LED's are plug and play.
Thanks for the info Viper
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You guys are knowledgeable, I've got an old chainsaw I'm trying to start and I have no idea why it won't. It'll light for a few seconds when I pour fuel in the carb and burn that off, but die once that's up. The fuel lines are good, fuel is good, no clog anywhere I can tell, everything seems fine. Any idea?
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Toss the home depot special and get a Stihl. Seriously though, if you aren't good with engines, just find a small engine repair shop like a lawnmower shop or something. Let them deal with it.

I think you maybe have a fouled spark plug though.

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