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Old 06-10-2013, 10:07 PM   #7951
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Howd you get the template for that? Did you print it off or something or what? Id love to do like a bass or something on mine haha

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Howd you get the template for that? Did you print it off or something or what? Id love to do like a bass or something on mine haha
Printed it off and painted over it easy just hard to tape it on without getting in your way
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Printed it off and painted over it easy just hard to tape it on without getting in your way
Ya i figured thatd be the hardest part. Looks good though i like it
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I've installed several LED lights for illumination and fun inside my jeep -- and all works great EXCEPT that I have not yet stumbled onto the best way to attach and hide the wires. I've carefully cleaned the painted areas where I was trying to attach wires but nothing seems to connect very well. What have you tried that will hold wires to the body of the jeep?
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:41 PM   #7956
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I finally got around to installing the CB radio I got off a fellow WranglerForum'er. Didn't come with a mount though, so I made one out of.... something plumbers use... a metal strip with holes in it. I have no idea what it's called Used some good ol' Plasti-Dip so that it matched my interior and after about half an hour, it was all wired up and working perfectly. I mounted it with the windshield tie down on the windshield frame. No drilling required.

Used some D Clamps from home depot to secure the wiring around the windshield.

Just thought I'd share in case anyone else could use a cheap, simple CB mount





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I finally got around to installing the CB radio I got off a fellow WranglerForum'er. Didn't come with a mount though, so I made one out of.... something plumbers use... a metal strip with holes in it. I have no idea what it's called Used some good ol' Plasti-Dip so that it matched my interior and after about half an hour, it was all wired up and working perfectly. I mounted it with the windshield tie down on the windshield frame. No drilling required.

Used some D Clamps from home depot to secure the wiring around the windshield.

Just thought I'd share in case anyone else could use a cheap, simple CB mount




From what I have heard people call that metal strap "plumbing strap" lol. It can be very useful for things.
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I've installed several LED lights for illumination and fun inside my jeep -- and all works great EXCEPT that I have not yet stumbled onto the best way to attach and hide the wires. I've carefully cleaned the painted areas where I was trying to attach wires but nothing seems to connect very well. What have you tried that will hold wires to the body of the jeep?
Use a hot glue gun, it should hold up for quite a while and is easy to add or remove without damaging paint or wires
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I've installed several LED lights for illumination and fun inside my jeep -- and all works great EXCEPT that I have not yet stumbled onto the best way to attach and hide the wires. I've carefully cleaned the painted areas where I was trying to attach wires but nothing seems to connect very well. What have you tried that will hold wires to the body of the jeep?
Zip tie mounts.



I pick em up at Lowe's. I've used them on several XM radio installs where they were semi exposed to the elements and they held up well.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:00 AM   #7960
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Zip tie mounts.

I pick em up at Lowe's. I've used them on several XM radio installs where they were semi exposed to the elements and they held up well.
Do they have a sticky backing?
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Zip tie mounts.

I pick em up at Lowe's. I've used them on several XM radio installs where they were semi exposed to the elements and they held up well.
What section are they found in at Lowes?
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:20 PM   #7962
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This is kind of a mod. I had a bike rack for my old sedan and was to cheap to buy an new one for the jeep. This is the result, it works surprisingly well.
Great idea. I haven't been wanting to part with the $ for a new spare tire rack. Think it would hold up ok with a soft-top rear window? Can you get the straps tight enough to keep it from shifting?
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #7963
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Do they have a sticky backing?
Yes. Peel and stick. They hold pretty well and you can remove the residue they leave if you decide to take them off later.

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What section are they found in at Lowes?
Electrical, I believe. At my local Lowe's, they are hanging at the very end of the aisle, near the corner.

I love these things. I started using them to help with cable management for computer builds, but I use them for all sorts of things now. They're very handy.
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Use a hot glue gun, it should hold up for quite a while and is easy to add or remove without damaging paint or wires
I never thought about that! brilliant! thanks.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #7965
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I pick em up at Lowe's. I've used them on several XM radio installs where they were semi exposed to the elements and they held up well.
SWEET, I will try those as well!
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I finally got around to installing the CB radio I got off a fellow WranglerForum'er. Didn't come with a mount though, so I made one out of.... something plumbers use... a metal strip with holes in it. I have no idea what it's called Used some good ol' Plasti-Dip so that it matched my interior and after about half an hour, it was all wired up and working perfectly. I mounted it with the windshield tie down on the windshield frame. No drilling required.

Used some D Clamps from home depot to secure the wiring around the windshield.

Just thought I'd share in case anyone else could use a cheap, simple CB mount




I used my CB mount and drilled into the top of the dash panel. Holds up extremely well.
I like your install though, I'll do something similar when I upgrade my CB.
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I finally got around to installing the CB radio I got off a fellow WranglerForum'er. Didn't come with a mount though, so I made one out of.... something plumbers use... a metal strip with holes in it. I have no idea what it's called Used some good ol' Plasti-Dip so that it matched my interior and after about half an hour, it was all wired up and working perfectly. I mounted it with the windshield tie down on the windshield frame. No drilling required.

Used some D Clamps from home depot to secure the wiring around the windshield.

Just thought I'd share in case anyone else could use a cheap, simple CB mount
I did something similar but mine went all the way to the roll bar
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Old 06-16-2013, 03:55 AM   #7968
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Just a simple question,
But how did y'all go about painting the headlight bezels?

I tried sifting thorough this but maybe I missed. Did you remove headlights? Or just tape it up and paint? I'm looking to do mine black.
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As far as trimming the fenders.... how'd ya go about that as well? I've got the spray paint now just need to trim em back!
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:09 AM   #7969
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Bed lined my wheels, I like it.
THIS! Did you just tape around your tires?
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Just a simple question,
But how did y'all go about painting the headlight bezels?

I tried sifting thorough this but maybe I missed. Did you remove headlights? Or just tape it up and paint? I'm looking to do mine black.
Also,
As far as trimming the fenders.... how'd ya go about that as well? I've got the spray paint now just need to trim em back!
I used plasti-dip about 4 months ago and it's still holding up very well. I would either recommended that, or bed line them if you want something more permanent. To paint them, there is like 3 torx screws to take the bezel off, you don't have to remove the headlights.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:29 AM   #7971
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I used plasti-dip about 4 months ago and it's still holding up very well. I would either recommended that, or bed line them if you want something more permanent. To paint them, there is like 3 torx screws to take the bezel off, you don't have to remove the headlights.
Sweet. I'll have to take a look at that. I'll either bedline or just paint om.. most likely bedline it!

Do you know the Torx size offhand?
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sweet. I'll have to take a look at that. I'll either bedline or just paint om.. Most likely bedline it!

Do you know the torx size offhand?
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I used plasti-dip about 4 months ago and it's still holding up very well. I would either recommended that, or bed line them if you want something more permanent. To paint them, there is like 3 torx screws to take the bezel off, you don't have to remove the headlights.
Correct me if I am wrong, but can't you easily remove plasti-dip?
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THIS! Did you just tape around your tires?
You can use index card or playing cards to mask the tire...

Bed liner on stock wheels.
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Just a simple question,
But how did y'all go about painting the headlight bezels?

I tried sifting thorough this but maybe I missed. Did you remove headlights? Or just tape it up and paint? I'm looking to do mine black.
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As far as trimming the fenders.... how'd ya go about that as well? I've got the spray paint now just need to trim em back!
Three screws and the headlight bezels come right out.
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:31 AM   #7977
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Just a simple question,
But how did y'all go about painting the headlight bezels?

I tried sifting thorough this but maybe I missed. Did you remove headlights? Or just tape it up and paint? I'm looking to do mine black.
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As far as trimming the fenders.... how'd ya go about that as well? I've got the spray paint now just need to trim em back!

Not to sound like a smartalek, but I usually go about it with a can of black painty
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Just a simple question,
But how did y'all go about painting the headlight bezels?

I tried sifting thorough this but maybe I missed. Did you remove headlights? Or just tape it up and paint? I'm looking to do mine black.
Also,
As far as trimming the fenders.... how'd ya go about that as well? I've got the spray paint now just need to trim em back!
There are 3 small torx screws that remove the bezel and they will then spin a little bit and come out. Then to trim your fenders most people I believe use a demel and a cutting wheel and follow a line they put down with tape to ensure that it is straight. I personally wouldnt trim the flares if you can help it.
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Correct me if I am wrong, but can't you easily remove plasti-dip?
I believe you can just peel it off, so yes, but i've never actually removed it. However it takes a long time to come off on its own.
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Yes it does peel right off. And if you happen to overspray and accidentally cover your white jeep...well it rubs off with a cloth. ;-)

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