Home Depot Mods - Page 2 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-25-2012, 09:03 PM   #31
Jeeper
 
Blind Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 591
Quote:
Originally Posted by amiller View Post
I usually dont go to a HOME improvement store to upgrade my jeep. I know Jeeps can be expensive to modify, but until I am forced to live in it...I'll get parts and upgrade stuff from an AUTO parts store. I had considered some nice blinds for the rear windows though.
I would be inclined to agree, but I can often only find the same old run-of-the-mill stuff at FLAPS (or anywhere else), and half my mods require raw materials to make things no one makes. I use McMaster-Carr a lot, too. I just got a couple 2' x 4' plain sheets of EDPM rubber, 3/16" thick, to make rear wheel well liners for the front of the wheel wells on my pickup. It's to keep rocks from flying up under the bed toward the front. No one makes these that fit my truck.

Also, today, I am fabricating a bracket for my Jeep's Spectre, conical air filter because it is just zip-tied to one of the grill support bars. The PO put that onto the OEM intake air tube with a rubber adapter instead of the whole cold air intake system. I just want a bracket that looks good and holds it from the inner fender. I'm just using 1/4" round steel rod welded to a 1/8" x 1" steel bar and a long thin extension spring to hook over the ends. It will be screwed to the inner fender, painted nice and all that. All just raw materials from Hardware stores, because no one makes such a thing.

__________________
In God we trust.
All others bring data.

----------------------
'02 Sport, soft top, 6 cylinder
5 speed manual, 4" lift, 33.5" tires
~144K miles
Blind Dog is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2012, 09:09 PM   #32
Jeeper
 
CMA_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hixson, TN
Posts: 3,167
Send a message via Yahoo to CMA_Rider
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pilgrim_Jeep View Post
I replaced my rusted-out frame with pressure treated wooden fence posts. Got some cedar window shims to do a 6" lift.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04whitetj View Post
Lol! Ingenuity at its finest! Hahaha
Na he just built himself a Morgan

__________________
2003 White TJ Sport 4.0 5 speed D44 w/ Aussie Locker 3.73 tow pkg 3"BDS, 4"N20 Shocks 1.25bl 1.25mml Swaybarless-F&R 33x12.50r15
2001 customized Suzuki Intruder 1500 100hp Harley Killer
70 CJ5 Build
CMA_Rider is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #33
Jeeper
 
Salem50001's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 365
Quote:
Originally Posted by 87octane View Post
I can't do any mods without going to Home Depot first for some PB Blaster.
I know what you mean!
__________________
1998 Wrangler Sahara Moss Green and a work in progress!

Mods so far: Zone 3" Lift, Zone Nitro Shocks, JKS Front Adjustable Track-bar, JKS Disco's, 31"x10.5 AT, Cragar Soft 8's, OR-FAB Front Stubby Stinger Bumper, HighRock 4x4 Rear Bumper.
Salem50001 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-27-2012, 09:32 PM   #34
Jeeper
 
bmbillups's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 429
Quote:
Originally Posted by 87octane View Post
I can't do any mods without going to Home Depot first for some PB Blaster.
I had never seen this before! Thanks for the tip!
bmbillups is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #35
Jeeper
 
bmbillups's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 429
Welp guys this is the finished product. I dont think its half bad looking, for now anyways! Thoughts??????

bmbillups is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #36
Jeeper
 
CMA_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hixson, TN
Posts: 3,167
Send a message via Yahoo to CMA_Rider
Relocate all your vents for $25
__________________
2003 White TJ Sport 4.0 5 speed D44 w/ Aussie Locker 3.73 tow pkg 3"BDS, 4"N20 Shocks 1.25bl 1.25mml Swaybarless-F&R 33x12.50r15
2001 customized Suzuki Intruder 1500 100hp Harley Killer
70 CJ5 Build
CMA_Rider is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #37
Jeeper
 
Border Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 568
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmbillups View Post
Welp guys this is the finished product. I dont think its half bad looking, for now anyways! Thoughts??????
You should put those lights on the front bumper so you don't get glare off your hood.
Border Dave is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-28-2012, 12:07 AM   #38
Jeeper
 
fourty4magjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Erie
Posts: 1,730
Quote:
Originally Posted by Border Dave View Post
You should put those lights on the front bumper so you don't get glare off your hood.
Or bed line the hood scoop I like the way those light look on the hood
__________________
/I ,[_____], Goodyear duratrac 33x12.5r15s
I---I_ -olllllllo- 4" currie lift, savvy arms.
()_) ()_)—o-)_) Cragar or Procomp soft 8s pioneer deck with polk db series speakers
fourty4magjr is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-28-2012, 07:22 AM   #39
Jeeper
 
Blind Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 591
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmbillups View Post
Welp guys this is the finished product. I dont think its half bad looking, for now anyways! Thoughts??????

Cool!
__________________
In God we trust.
All others bring data.

----------------------
'02 Sport, soft top, 6 cylinder
5 speed manual, 4" lift, 33.5" tires
~144K miles
Blind Dog is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-28-2012, 07:35 AM   #40
Jeeper
 
Blind Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 591
Here's a small but important improvement with material from hardware store and Home Depot type raw materials. I posted this in another thread, but I think it really belongs here: My PO installed Spectre air filter was attached to the factory intake air tube and so it had no good place to rest or to be attached, and it was just zip tied to one of the grill support rods. The zip ties needed to be cut and replaced to clean and re-oil the air filter anyway, so I made a nifty little bracket with a spring retainer to hold the air cleaner. I had a little matching paint left over from a repair, so I painted it to match the Jeep.




__________________
In God we trust.
All others bring data.

----------------------
'02 Sport, soft top, 6 cylinder
5 speed manual, 4" lift, 33.5" tires
~144K miles
Blind Dog is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-28-2012, 07:57 AM   #41
Jeeper
 
erickpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,305
Send a message via AIM to erickpl
Nice filter mod. Do you find the filter hard to keep clean while wheeling?
__________________
-Paul

-97 TJ with a few mods. PM with questions.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...reenjeep2a.jpg
erickpl is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-28-2012, 11:49 AM   #42
Jeeper
 
SCHOOLBUSLEO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 27
good ole american know how
__________________
LIFES A BEACH, BUILD A HUT ON ONE!!!!!
SCHOOLBUSLEO is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-28-2012, 12:02 PM   #43
Jeeper
 
Blind Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 591
Quote:
Originally Posted by erickpl View Post
Nice filter mod. Do you find the filter hard to keep clean while wheeling?
Thanks. I haven't had the Jeep long enough to get the filter dirty so I can't answer. I think I'll look for a used factory airbox eventually. I don't know how efficient this Spectre is on catching grit. If the paper filter plugs easily, then I'll put in a centrifugal separator in front of it. TRD makes one for the FJ that I could probably modify.
__________________
In God we trust.
All others bring data.

----------------------
'02 Sport, soft top, 6 cylinder
5 speed manual, 4" lift, 33.5" tires
~144K miles
Blind Dog is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #44
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
dabolt55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Clinton, Tn.
Posts: 11,589
Images: 50
Great thinking, definitely looks better.
__________________
Nothing to it but to do it.
SIMPLE AS THAT.

'04 TJ RUBICON, 4.0l auto
2"BDS coils, Rubicon express shocks, 33/12.50/15 Dick Cepek Mud Country tires yellowed out, on Black steel D's.
dabolt55 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-29-2012, 05:32 PM   #45
Jeeper
 
LilYeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Florida U.S.A
Posts: 2,590
My Jeep is loaded with these mods
Most are posted in this thread http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...ds-102868.html but I will post up some here also

Heres my $9 Quick discos:
(2) 7/16x3 clevis pins, 2 hitch pins, and 4 washers. got all the stuff from lowes If I were to do anything more to this setup I would weld the washer on the end but its not necessary.




I have had this setup for about 6 months and no rust or excessive wear and tear on the pins or washers, this is my DD and I do alot of around town driving.
__________________

Random Guy: "Is there anywhere that thing cant go?"
Me: "Yea, past a gas station..."

Build thread: My Lil' Yeller Jeep, Paracord Grab handles ~ how to make your own
Keep on Jeepin on!
LilYeller is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-29-2012, 05:59 PM   #46
Jeeper
 
Blind Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 591
^^^Nice^^^
I'm a Jeep noob, ya know, is that for extra suspension travel when off the pavement?
Forgive my stupidness...dumbness...er...dumbth?
__________________
In God we trust.
All others bring data.

----------------------
'02 Sport, soft top, 6 cylinder
5 speed manual, 4" lift, 33.5" tires
~144K miles
Blind Dog is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-29-2012, 06:05 PM   #47
Jeeper
 
LilYeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Florida U.S.A
Posts: 2,590
Yea, you disconnect those bars so your suspension can travel more, which keeps the wheels on the ground. Very handy if you offroad on very uneven trails. Makes for great photo ops:



If that sway bar wasnt disconnected then my pass side tire would be off the ground.
__________________

Random Guy: "Is there anywhere that thing cant go?"
Me: "Yea, past a gas station..."

Build thread: My Lil' Yeller Jeep, Paracord Grab handles ~ how to make your own
Keep on Jeepin on!
LilYeller is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-30-2012, 07:41 AM   #48
Jeeper
 
erickpl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,305
Send a message via AIM to erickpl
Quote:
Originally Posted by LilYeller View Post
My Jeep is loaded with these mods
Most are posted in this thread http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/chea...ds-102868.html but I will post up some here also

Heres my $9 Quick discos:
(2) 7/16x3 clevis pins, 2 hitch pins, and 4 washers. got all the stuff from lowes If I were to do anything more to this setup I would weld the washer on the end but its not necessary.




I have had this setup for about 6 months and no rust or excessive wear and tear on the pins or washers, this is my DD and I do alot of around town driving.
You can do a variation on that mod for your TJ's soft top mounts. Drill out the screws and threads in your hinges for your soft top frame, then replace with something like that above. I did initially, but found the top rattled a bit that way, so I replaced with the right size bolt, then added wingnuts to be able to tighten it down. It makes removing the soft top and hardware a LOT easier for running without the soft top during the summer (I have a safari top and garage the TJ).
__________________
-Paul

-97 TJ with a few mods. PM with questions.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...reenjeep2a.jpg
erickpl is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-30-2012, 04:17 PM   #49
Jeeper
 
LilYeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Florida U.S.A
Posts: 2,590
I have the Rampage frameless top, and the top stays in safari mode most of the time. But clever thinking on the hardware, maybe someone else might be able to use that info.

BTW for those who dont know about spray on bedliner, its great! I reshot all my door handles with it and theres a million other uses for it. I get the rustoleum rattlecan bedliner at Home Depot since its pretty cheap there.
__________________

Random Guy: "Is there anywhere that thing cant go?"
Me: "Yea, past a gas station..."

Build thread: My Lil' Yeller Jeep, Paracord Grab handles ~ how to make your own
Keep on Jeepin on!
LilYeller is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2012, 10:02 PM   #50
Jeeper
 
Wranglerguy48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: North GA
Posts: 164
Ok, I'm new to Jeeps so this is not a mod per-say but more a repair. It also was not on a Jeep, but could serve someone well and most are amazed when hearing it. Kind of a MacGyver moment; for those of us old enough to know what that is.

I was in the middle of nowhere Colorado when something when through my radiator, taking out four flutes, on my semi truck. I shut it down, and let the pressure release, leaving it till the antifreeze drained to the level of impact; fortunately that was pretty high up on the radiator.

Once the water quit draining, take a hand full of pine needles and make a type of brush out of them. With soap and water clean the damaged area. Then, while it was drying, using a multitool, squeeze the damaged flutes and bend to a pinch. I then applied JB Weld Plumbers putty to the damaged area.

Not only did this hold to get me out of Colorado, three years and almost 500,000 miles later I'm still running on that same radiator with no further repairs being made. Now, I don't go anywhere without a tube of JB Weld Plumbers Putty.
Wranglerguy48 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2012, 10:23 PM   #51
Jeeper
 
mcgyver1467's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 392
Bought a sheet of diamond plate at Lowes for $49.99 and saved $100.00 or more.







__________________
87 YJ 4.2 Automatic
8.5" lift 35x12.50 Baja Claws
Home made, not Daddy paid...............
mcgyver1467 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-31-2012, 10:45 PM   #52
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1,288
Nice, can u get it in black?
PhillyMike is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #53
Jeeper
 
mcgyver1467's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 392
Quote:
Originally Posted by hipster View Post
Nice, can u get it in black?
Not that I've seen.
__________________
87 YJ 4.2 Automatic
8.5" lift 35x12.50 Baja Claws
Home made, not Daddy paid...............
mcgyver1467 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-04-2012, 08:26 PM   #54
Jeeper
 
LilYeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Florida U.S.A
Posts: 2,590
A little bedliner should do the trick tho. Use the Rustoleum stuff, the Duplicolor doesnt hold up very well.
__________________

Random Guy: "Is there anywhere that thing cant go?"
Me: "Yea, past a gas station..."

Build thread: My Lil' Yeller Jeep, Paracord Grab handles ~ how to make your own
Keep on Jeepin on!
LilYeller is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #55
Jeeper
 
Wranglerguy48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: North GA
Posts: 164
Home Depot bikini top mod

Supplies needed:
4x8 sheet of plywood
2 ratchet straps
Optional - saw

Take sheet of plywood, either full sheet or cut to fit. Lay on top of roll cage. Wrap one strap around plywood and roll cage hooking back into itself; and tighten down. Attach second ratchet strap to hood hook and the other to the previous strap installed; on top side of plywood. Tighten strap until snug. Bikini top is installed, secure, and not too much cheaper than a non-Home Depot top.



Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1784590122.jpg
Views:	188
Size:	137.8 KB
ID:	162345
Wranglerguy48 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #56
Jeeper
 
Sahara707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sonoma Co, CA
Posts: 236
It would look a little better if you trimmed it. Don't get me wrong, you're going in the right direction. Little paint OR clear coat for that woodsie look at your set.
Sahara707 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #57
Jeeper
 
LilYeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: South Florida U.S.A
Posts: 2,590
And it doubles as a dance floor
__________________

Random Guy: "Is there anywhere that thing cant go?"
Me: "Yea, past a gas station..."

Build thread: My Lil' Yeller Jeep, Paracord Grab handles ~ how to make your own
Keep on Jeepin on!
LilYeller is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 08:40 PM   #58
Jeeper
 
Tjdude08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bedford, Va
Posts: 1,141
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blind Dog
Thanks. I haven't had the Jeep long enough to get the filter dirty so I can't answer. I think I'll look for a used factory airbox eventually. I don't know how efficient this Spectre is on catching grit. If the paper filter plugs easily, then I'll put in a centrifugal separator in front of it. TRD makes one for the FJ that I could probably modify.
I had a setup similar to that same filter also and I noticed I got worse gas mileage than with the stock air box, so I took it out. Just something to think about. But it does look bad ass and sound awesome too.
Tjdude08 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 10:16 PM   #59
Jeeper
 
Wranglerguy48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: North GA
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sahara707
It would look a little better if you trimmed it. Don't get me wrong, you're going in the right direction. Little paint OR clear coat for that woodsie look at your set.
Yeah, if I didn't need it for another job, I could trim it and put a nice router edge to it. Really get that up class red neck look.
Wranglerguy48 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-21-2012, 10:17 PM   #60
Jeeper
 
Blind Dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 591
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tjdude08 View Post
I had a setup similar to that same filter also and I noticed I got worse gas mileage than with the stock air box, so I took it out. Just something to think about. But it does look bad ass and sound awesome too.
Thanks. I think you're right, and usually the OEM is best on that kind of thing. I should prolly look for a used air box

__________________
In God we trust.
All others bring data.

----------------------
'02 Sport, soft top, 6 cylinder
5 speed manual, 4" lift, 33.5" tires
~144K miles
Blind Dog is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:30 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC