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Old 08-09-2013, 01:07 AM   #8551
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Finally did the paracord grab handles!
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Old 08-09-2013, 06:10 AM   #8552
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that looks real good.

do your dome light still turn on when you open your doors, or are they only able to come one when switched?

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Jerry Can speakers at a restaurant I went to tonight. Giving me all sorts of ideas....

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Jerry Can speakers at a restaurant I went to tonight. Giving me all sorts of ideas....
Anywhere I can fit a Jerry can I need to have gas in it but I would like it for the garage.
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That's cool, I just saw some ammo boxes

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Old 08-10-2013, 09:15 AM   #8556
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speakers in thin metal boxes seems like a bad idea to me. wouldnt it give off an odd sound?
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speakers in thin metal boxes seems like a bad idea to me. wouldnt it give off an odd sound?
Idk, it could I'm sure. Looks cool, but you could be right
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speakers in thin metal boxes seems like a bad idea to me. wouldnt it give off an odd sound?
You could prob bedline the inside and port them they would be fine.
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:41 AM   #8559
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That's cool, I just saw some ammo boxes

with speakers in them
Haha!!! Those are awesome!!! And you can make speaker boxes out of anything, if you insulate them well enough. Rocks...walls...chairs...
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:46 AM   #8560
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speakers in thin metal boxes seems like a bad idea to me. wouldnt it give off an odd sound?
Well ya gotta think most stock soundbars are just thin metal
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Well ya gotta think most stock soundbars are just thin metal
hmmm, good point, i've always had plastic pods and even those rattle a bit
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:12 AM   #8562
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speakers in thin metal boxes seems like a bad idea to me. wouldnt it give off an odd sound?
Fill the box with poly fill and you will be good.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:19 AM   #8563
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Fill the box with poly fill and you will be good.
my audiophile side cant take it, hahahaha
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When I bought my Wrangler, it was with the intention of being a weekend fun vehicle since my wife and I already have our own cars. We have two fur-kids, and we like to take them with us whenever we can. However, they are big and the back of the TJ is small. I removed the back set, but that left a bunch of anchor points and the seat belts that could be dangerous for the dogs. I also still wanted to have the option of putting the seat back in. I came up with what I think is a unique and cheap (under $40) solution. I made a two-piece carpeted platform that is also removable. It gives them a flat, steady base that they can get traction on while at the same time allowing me to convert back to a stock backseat in a few minutes. It locks in by the supports that are space in front of and behind the anchor points of the seat belts and a few others to prevent any forward or backward movement when braking or accelerating.





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i like it, the air gap created there could help in cooling in the summer months too. Been looking for a similar solution myself, I bedlined my interior and I know it's hot for them back there.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:15 PM   #8566
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speakers in thin metal boxes seems like a bad idea to me. wouldnt it give off an odd sound?
Just glue some plywood to the insides. It's crude, but those look like 6.5's and won't need much airspace anyway. Wouldn't be perfect by any means, but cheap and an improvement over the metal box acoustics.

Then you could still keep that cool ammo can look, and they have built in handles so you can easily take the speakers out and not tempt theives.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:29 PM   #8567
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While deciding on a new bumper with a carrier, I wanted something that would support the weight of the tire and reduce the chance of unnecessary damage to the tailgate. I'm sure it would have been fine, but it was also an excuse for another project. I've seen something similar years ago, so the idea isn't entirely unique.

I don't have a welder, but I told a friend what I wanted and he fabbed this up for me. I just used an old hitch, a bolt, a washer, a nut, and some extra tubing that he had laying around. The washer is welded to the top of the bolt to add a little more surface area. It was his idea to weld up the handle things so I didn't have to use a wrench to loosen it.

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While deciding on a new bumper with a carrier, I wanted something that would support the weight of the tire and reduce the chance of unnecessary damage to the tailgate. I'm sure it would have been fine, but it was also an excuse for another project. I've seen something similar years ago, so the idea isn't entirely unique.

I don't have a welder, but I told a friend what I wanted and he fabbed this up for me. I just used an old hitch, a bolt, a washer, a nut, and some extra tubing that he had laying around. The washer is welded to the top of the bolt to add a little more surface area. It was his idea to weld up the handle things so I didn't have to use a wrench to loosen it.
Dude, what a killer idea!
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While deciding on a new bumper with a carrier, I wanted something that would support the weight of the tire and reduce the chance of unnecessary damage to the tailgate. I'm sure it would have been fine, but it was also an excuse for another project. I've seen something similar years ago, so the idea isn't entirely unique.

I don't have a welder, but I told a friend what I wanted and he fabbed this up for me. I just used an old hitch, a bolt, a washer, a nut, and some extra tubing that he had laying around. The washer is welded to the top of the bolt to add a little more surface area. It was his idea to weld up the handle things so I didn't have to use a wrench to loosen it.
That's a killer idea and is pretty darn cool but my question is why do people buy and support the bumper / carrier manufacturers that don't build a true
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #8570
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While deciding on a new bumper with a carrier, I wanted something that would support the weight of the tire and reduce the chance of unnecessary damage to the tailgate. I'm sure it would have been fine, but it was also an excuse for another project. I've seen something similar years ago, so the idea isn't entirely unique.

I don't have a welder, but I told a friend what I wanted and he fabbed this up for me. I just used an old hitch, a bolt, a washer, a nut, and some extra tubing that he had laying around. The washer is welded to the top of the bolt to add a little more surface area. It was his idea to weld up the handle things so I didn't have to use a wrench to loosen it.
That's is a cool idea and actually pretty neat but let me ask a question:
Why do people buy bumpers / carriers that are inferior built where we have to mod our jeeps like this. The bottom line is that if you do any hard wheeling the flex in the tire will still wobble through the washer. There are amazing quality manufacturers out there that produce products that simply do their job and do it right so we don't have to add these home made mods.
Don't get me wrong I'm not knocking the mod I kids like it - it looks cool and is definitely one of a kind but I'd rather but a carrier that simply works.
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That was supposed to say bottom line - not BitTorrent - darn phone
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:43 PM   #8572
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That's is a cool idea and actually pretty neat but let me ask a question:
Why do people buy bumpers / carriers that are inferior built where we have to mod our jeeps like this. The bottom line is that if you do any hard wheeling the flex in the tire will still wobble through the washer. There are amazing quality manufacturers out there that produce products that simply do their job and do it right so we don't have to add these home made mods.
Don't get me wrong I'm not knocking the mod I kids like it - it looks cool and is definitely one of a kind but I'd rather but a carrier that simply works.
I would never suggest using this while out on a trail. You would need to add a tie down strap around the top of the tire and loop it around the bottom of the hitch to try to eliminate it bouncing off of the support. You could get it pretty tight, but I don't think that it would completely eliminate any bounce. Besides that, you have the hitch sticking out just asking to catch on something.

To address your point about inferior bumpers, I bought the Jeep and it had a Smittybilt tube bumper on it. There wasn't really much that I could do about that until I had the cash and made a decision on a replacement. Luckily for me, my GroundPounder Fab bumper is supposed to ship out on 8/19. Until it ships, this is my temporary solution.
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I would never suggest using this while out on a trail. You would need to add a tie down strap around the top of the tire and loop it around the bottom of the hitch to try to eliminate it bouncing off of the support. You could get it pretty tight, but I don't think that it would completely eliminate any bounce. Besides that, you have the hitch sticking out just asking to catch on something.

To address your point about inferior bumpers, I bought the Jeep and it had a Smittybilt tube bumper on it. There wasn't really much that I could do about that until I had the cash and made a decision on a replacement. Luckily for me, my GroundPounder Fab bumper is supposed to ship out on 8/19. Until it ships, this is my temporary solution.
Aaaahhhhh I made a mistake and misunderstood your post - I thought you purchased a new one and had to add this piece (i still say it looks cool)!!
Fab is a decent company - they are extremely heavy but well built.
Congrats on it - I know you will enjoy it!
I hope your jeep get a ton if play!!
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Aaaahhhhh I made a mistake and misunderstood your post - I thought you purchased a new one and had to add this piece (i still say it looks cool)!!
Fab is a decent company - they are extremely heavy but well built.
Congrats on it - I know you will enjoy it!
I hope your jeep get a ton if play!!
All good!

I would be really pissed if I had purchased a bumber/carrier and still had to find a way to support the tire!!
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All good!

I would be really pissed if I had purchased a bumber/carrier and still had to find a way to support the tire!!
Here's the way I went!
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All good!

I would be really pissed if I had purchased a bumber/carrier and still had to find a way to support the tire!!
I absolutely agree!!
Here is the way I went -
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I absolutely agree!!
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Did you buy or build?
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Looks like the Genright tire carrier.
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Genright all the way!!! Tony and Tim are (IMHO) the best builders out there.
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I absolutely agree!!
Here is the way I went -
You do AL or steel? I want that thing so bad.

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