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Old 08-21-2012, 01:22 AM   #1
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Home Depot Mods

What mods can you do with nothing more than a simple run to The Home Depot or Lowe's? Excited to see some of the ideas you guys have had!

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Old 08-21-2012, 06:19 AM   #2
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Bed line tub... Spray Paint rims, fenders, and headlights bezels.

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Old 08-21-2012, 08:03 AM   #3
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Make your own fake spider web bikini/safari top. That was my original plan, bought the supplies but ended up cutting my bestop safari to make it headerless mount. The spider web would be very easy to make. Roll of window screen, grommets, bungy balls all available at HD or Lowes.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:13 PM   #5
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I replaced my rusted-out frame with pressure treated wooden fence posts. Got some cedar window shims to do a 6" lift.
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I use a HomeDepot bucket to wash my Jeep.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #7
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I replaced my rusted-out frame with pressure treated wooden fence posts. Got some cedar window shims to do a 6" lift.
Now that right there is FUNNY.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:47 PM   #8
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I replaced my rusted-out frame with pressure treated wooden fence posts. Got some cedar window shims to do a 6" lift.
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Old 08-23-2012, 01:45 PM   #9
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I replaced my rusted-out frame with pressure treated wooden fence posts. Got some cedar window shims to do a 6" lift.
Lol! Ingenuity at its finest! Hahaha
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:24 PM   #10
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I am thinking of replacing my brake hoses with some clear PVC tubing from HD. That way, I can see any air bubbles in the system. Not sure if zip ties or baling wire would work best for securing the ends.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:27 PM   #11
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:54 PM   #12
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I can't do any mods without going to Home Depot first for some PB Blaster.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #13
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missing picfound this easy mod on a post somewhere. Cost me $24 at the corner hardware store. Used high-temp epoxy to attach 1" square zip-tie mounts, 38 total, to tie down galvanized mesh (stuff used to top off gutters). Bought a 2'x3' sheet of that stuff, cut seven 12" x 3.75" rectangles. Couple coats of black primer before cutting. And thats about it.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:29 PM   #14
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missing picfound this easy mod on a post somewhere. Cost me $24 at the corner hardware store. Used high-temp epoxy to attach 1" square zip-tie mounts, 38 total, to tie down galvanized mesh (stuff used to top off gutters). Bought a 2'x3' sheet of that stuff, cut seven 12" x 3.75" rectangles. Couple coats of black primer before cutting. And thats about it.
How do you open your hood?
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How do you open your hood?
1. Unlatch hood.

2. Lift up hood.

3. Reach under hood and pull lever.

4. Lift up hood to desired height.

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #16
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1. Unlatch hood.

2. Lift up hood.

3. Reach under hood and pull lever.

4. Lift up hood to desired height.

I guess that would work lol. I have a hard time reaching the lever so I usually go through the grill lol
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:42 PM   #17
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I guess that would work lol. I have a hard time reaching the lever so I usually go through the grill lol
How else would you do it?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:45 PM   #18
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How else would you do it?
Thats why i asked how he opened it, since he blocked off the access to the latch through the grill. I usually have to run my hand through the grill to pop the latch because I have no idea how you would get the leverage to open it up by reaching under the hood after you pop the outside latches.

Maybe i have a different latch though
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Thats why i asked how he opened it, since he blocked off the access to the latch through the grill. I usually have to run my hand through the grill to pop the latch because I have no idea how you would get the leverage to open it up by reaching under the hood after you pop the outside latches.

Maybe i have a different latch though
I know its easy to undo it on the TJs without going thru the grill, but now that you mention it...Ive never done it on the JKs. Plenty of guys do this mod though on the JKs, so there must be a fairly easy way to undo the hood.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:55 PM   #20
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i replaced my rusted-out frame with pressure treated wooden fence posts. Got some cedar window shims to do a 6" lift.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #21
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Thanks for linking this! Awesome idea for storage for a few bucks.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:34 AM   #22
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:38 AM   #23
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The spider web would be very easy to make.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:25 AM   #24
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Great idea, Don't you just like creative mods from regular items....
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:42 AM   #25
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welded together an overhead console. Metal from Lowes, used a POS welder from HF
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:18 PM   #26
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:45 AM   #27
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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.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #28
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lots and lots of plasti dip
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #29
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Not exactly a Home Depot mod, rather a mod for hauling lumber and sheets of 4x8 foot whatever home from Home Depot:

Take a 4X8 foot sheet of cheap 1/2" or 3/8" CDX plywood, put down the soft top, and put it on top of your Jeep, with about 12" overhanging the front windshield frame, and the rest overhanging the rear. Now mark the location of four pairs of holes, two sets near the driver and passenger headrests on the main sportbar hoop, and two sets near the rear/side sportbar hoops. Drill holes 1/4" to 1/2" diameter.

To haul stuff up there, throw the plywood up top, then hold it in place with four heavy duty zip ties (aka cable ties) that are 18" long, passed through the pars of holes and around the sportbar. You can actually haul about 250 pounds of anything you can strap down to the plywood with ratchet straps. If the lumber hangs off the rear more than 3', remember to staple one of the red plastic flags that Home Depot supplies back there.

Very important: drive slow and corner slow with that much weight that high. The Jeep will be much tippier than usual. Personally, I only do this for a local run to the hardware store and lumber yard within two miles of my home.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:23 PM   #30
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