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Old 04-30-2013, 06:17 PM   #7651
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Motorcycle mirror for when I run my soft half doors.




1 inch seat risers.

Dude, tell me more about the mount for the CB and where I can get one..

Also, what did you use for the seat risers? I've been looking all over for something I can use and am stuck..

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:39 PM   #7652
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In fact if you make me one I will pay u the 40 bucks that skinny pedal would of got
Haha well let's see how mine turns out first. I was most likely going to be .5" MDF coated in Spray Bedliner. Not aluminum like the one's Skinny Pedal sells.

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Old 04-30-2013, 06:46 PM   #7653
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haha well let's see how mine turns out first. I was most likely going to be .5" mdf coated in spray bedliner. Not aluminum like the one's skinny pedal sells.
mdf?
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Oh lol I could make one out of wood myself
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Oh lol I could make one out of wood myself
Yeah, that's what I figured lol
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:19 PM   #7657
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I made a downfiring 10" sub enclosure / rear trunk kid. I'm able to keep room for my tool bag and is very simple to remove.
What did you make it out of? Wood or metal?
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:37 PM   #7658
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What did you make it out of? Wood or metal?
And can you give the dimensions and stuff? And I'm guessing you used mdf to build it since wood would sound like crap and I've never heard of a sub box being metal ha
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:56 PM   #7659
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Dude, tell me more about the mount for the CB and where I can get one..

Also, what did you use for the seat risers? I've been looking all over for something I can use and am stuck..
I think this may be the CB mount. I only notice it because I've been eyeing it for a while:

MP - Jeep CB Mount Bracket Mini CB TJ

Meanwhile, this has just BLOWN my mind because I've been trying to figure out a mirror solution when I run soft half-doors. Looks like I may be able to work out a combo CB-mount/Mirror solution! Thanks for the idea blkrubi88
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...and I bought the Rough Country seat risers from Amazon for around $25. They were cheap, solid and came with all of the necessary hardware (except for the T55 (I think) bit to get 1 bolt out from each seat). Highly recommended by me.
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...and I bought the Rough Country seat risers from Amazon for around $25. They were cheap, solid and came with all of the necessary hardware (except for the T55 (I think) bit to get 1 bolt out from each seat). Highly recommended by me.
This is probably a really stupid question... But what's the purpose in seat risers?
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i made this shifter it was 20 bucks and 2 john deere nuts lol
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And can you give the dimensions and stuff? And I'm guessing you used mdf to build it since wood would sound like crap and I've never heard of a sub box being metal ha
Yes, its .75" MDF. I wouldn't mind giving dimensions...maybe this weekend. I'll take a few different pictures too.
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Today I had the doors and top off in my jeep and It started to rain and I forgot my windows at home, all I had were two bunjee cords and some zip ties. I wanted to put my top up but for those of you that have tried to put up the top without windows know; it tuns the rear flaps that hold the top down into sails and it feels like they are going to rip off or break. So I zip tied those flaps to the rollbar and used the bunjee cords to hold down the back. It worked really well, even on the highway.

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:22 PM   #7665
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Yes, its .75" MDF. I wouldn't mind giving dimensions...maybe this weekend. I'll take a few different pictures too.
Ok thanks cause I have been wanting to get another sub. My grand had a 15" kicker in it so going from that to my TJ was a big difference and I really want some bass again. I just need to find the most economical box so I can have as much room as possible
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This is probably a really stupid question... But what's the purpose in seat risers?
Not a stupid question at all. I owned an older model TJ before and when I got my LJ I always felt like the seat was low. I thought that the padding or springs might be old, until I read on here somewhere that they lowered the seats somewhere between 00 and 03 to get a better safety rating because of the position of the seat next relation to the air bag. Now that I have the risers, my left foot sits squarely on the floor again and I can see out over the hood better. Probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't had the old jeep before. I'm 5' 10" and it made a world of difference for me. If you've got an older model you don't have the issue and if you're particularly tall you may not like it. YMMV as the kids say.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:41 AM   #7667
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Dude, tell me more about the mount for the CB and where I can get one..

Also, what did you use for the seat risers? I've been looking all over for something I can use and am stuck..
The seat risers are made with these. Shop The Hillman Group 1-Pack Hole Plug at Lowes.com along with longer grade 8 bolts. I check them often to make sure the rubber is not breaking down.
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I think this may be the CB mount. I only notice it because I've been eyeing it for a while:

MP - Jeep CB Mount Bracket Mini CB TJ

Meanwhile, this has just BLOWN my mind because I've been trying to figure out a mirror solution when I run soft half-doors. Looks like I may be able to work out a combo CB-mount/Mirror solution! Thanks for the idea blkrubi88
Yes, that's the CB mount that I use to use, but now is some where in the garage.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:08 AM   #7668
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Today I had the doors and top off in my jeep and It started to rain and I forgot my windows at home, all I had were two bunjee cords and some zip ties. I wanted to put my top up but for those of you that have tried to put up the top without windows know; it tuns the rear flaps that hold the top down into sails and it feels like they are going to rip off or break. So I zip tied those flaps to the rollbar and used the bunjee cords to hold down the back. It worked really well, even on the highway.
I was worried about that too. Had to drive about 45 minutes from the range the other day, didn't have my windows. So I just put the top up anyway, with the sails in, and tried it out.

It's about a 55mph (most of the way) 45 minute drive. I don't know how they hold up if you go faster, or if you do it continually, but I didn't have any problems on the one drive.
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Not creative but not to expensive I put a Reese hitch on my TJ so I could haul our bicycles.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:33 AM   #7670
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Today I had the doors and top off in my jeep and It started to rain and I forgot my windows at home, all I had were two bunjee cords and some zip ties. I wanted to put my top up but for those of you that have tried to put up the top without windows know; it tuns the rear flaps that hold the top down into sails and it feels like they are going to rip off or break. So I zip tied those flaps to the rollbar and used the bunjee cords to hold down the back. It worked really well, even on the highway.

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I ride with top up with no windows all the time. The rear corners will stay hooked in the tub. You don't need bungee cords to hold the back down
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I ride with top up with no windows all the time. The rear corners will stay hooked in the tub. You don't need bungee cords to hold the back down
I put a small bungee or velcrow straps in the middle of the rear panles to keep them from flaping so much
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This is probably a really stupid question... But what's the purpose in seat risers?
People install them to:

- Have a better view over the hood (particularly if vertically challanged)

- For a little increased leg room (Bigboy brackets are better for this IMHO)

- 03-06 seats are a little lower
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Today I had the doors and top off in my jeep and It started to rain and I forgot my windows at home, all I had were two bunjee cords and some zip ties. I wanted to put my top up but for those of you that have tried to put up the top without windows know; it tuns the rear flaps that hold the top down into sails and it feels like they are going to rip off or break. So I zip tied those flaps to the rollbar and used the bunjee cords to hold down the back. It worked really well, even on the highway.

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There's a post somewhere o here where somebody rolled the sails up and bungied them or zip tied them in place and made actual straps so they could turn the soft top into a really big bikini top. I did it once last year, works pretty good
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I ride with top up with no windows all the time. The rear corners will stay hooked in the tub. You don't need bungee cords to hold the back down
I tried it once and by the time I got home the plastic piece that hooks into the tub had a crack in it.
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Plywood, hinges, screws, and some twine (will upgrade to chain, needed something forgiving for initial testing). Tailgate table!

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Plywood, hinges, screws, and some twine (will upgrade to chain, needed something forgiving for initial testing). Tailgate table!
Very nice!!
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Plywood, hinges, screws, and some twine (will upgrade to chain, needed something forgiving for initial testing). Tailgate table!


Genius!!! I might have to do this
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Genius!!! I might have to do this
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This was my take on the same idea

As yet untested... But she feels nice and strong with webbing
Can u sit on this one or just use as a shelf
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As yet untested... But she feels nice and strong with webbing
I thought of doing something like that, but the only reason I chose the tailgate was to maximize the distance between grill and Jeep. I do love grilling, but I'd hate smelling it every single time I go for a ride :P

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