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Old 09-10-2008, 05:56 PM   #31
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I'm working on mounting a flux capacitor on my TJ..

Also we need some HHO jeeps here dammit.

i didn't think this thread was "what i wish i could do to my jeep"

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Hopefully what I've done to mine will give incentive and ideas to some to do similar to theirs.

None of it is rocket science. Most of it is easy to do yourself.

Feel free to use the ideas or improve on them. This is a place to learn, isn't it?

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Old 09-11-2008, 07:19 AM   #33
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^you've got some cool ideas, and things you've built. i love seein that kind of stuff.
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I've done a double switch console for 6 switches for my lighting and ARB. The idea was from another site, but I did it all myself and I incorporated my CB's mic setup into it (I have the smaller Cobra, and I mounted the control box behind the dash and the mic runs to the second cig lighter hole). See below.



I've done a hilift mount like posted previously, but upgraded it recently to industrial annodized clamps. I can now stand on my hilift while it is mounted. It is THAT solid. They mounted under my rollbar padding and the padding covers them, except for the mounting post. Pics coming soon.

I've built a lockable trunk.. it is kludgy, but it is secure. It however takes up more room than I'd like. I'm redesigning it.

I've done all my own light wiring.

I'm most proud though, of the Jeep as a whole. I planned out what I wanted it to be and what I wanted it to do. It does EVERYTHING I want it to do, and more. Probably more than I am ready for. I've modded it to make it my own and while I didn't to the regear or locker installation, everything else was my handiwork (for better or worse ).
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:25 PM   #35
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I don't like having to unbolt and bolt up the Highlift I use it too often. But I don't want it sticking out the back of my head either.

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Old 09-12-2008, 11:11 PM   #36
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i dont mean to piss in anybodys cheerios but those highlifts are dangerous.......u ever changed an axle on a waterfall with one of those.......go buy a nice bottle jack and get those tires off the ground....besides i own a 60" high lift and most the time cant hardly get a tire off the ground......to anybody that cares about their own life......go buy a good bottle jack. theres a reason they dont put bumper style jacks in cars from the factory anymore
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Old 09-13-2008, 12:21 AM   #37
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i dont mean to piss in anybodys cheerios but those highlifts are dangerous.......u ever changed an axle on a waterfall with one of those.......go buy a nice bottle jack and get those tires off the ground....besides i own a 60" high lift and most the time cant hardly get a tire off the ground......to anybody that cares about their own life......go buy a good bottle jack. theres a reason they dont put bumper style jacks in cars from the factory anymore


most people I know use a bottle jack when changing a tire

the only time I have used my high lift was to get out of a jam (trail recovery)
last time I used it was when my front axle diff was on a rock alowing both my front tires to dangle in the air and the rear axle was hung up on a rock where both tires where in the air I used my high lift and a tire strap lifted my tire up enough to get a rock under it and drove off

before I had a winch I used my high lift like a winch I hooked it to a strap on my jeep and an end on a strap to a tree and jacked it until my jeep was unstuck
anouther time I was high centered on a ledge couldnt go back and I couldnt winch up (the winch was sucking the front of my jeep down)
the high lift got me out of that on to

Ive had to use the handle to fix a bent tierod that got me home


WELL you see my point the High lift has more uses then to jack your rig up and change a flat
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:12 AM   #38
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yeah........weve used all of those methods too.........i just hate seeing people use them as an actuall jack........ive seen them fall to many times
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Old 09-13-2008, 01:39 PM   #39
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Yes, they definitely can be dangerous.
You never want to get under one, and even standing close they can fall or tip over on you.
"Precarious" comes to mind.

But they can be very useful for recovery work if the body needs to be lifted, if even enough to get a bottle jack under it. Sometimes a bottle jack won't do the trick, like no place to put the base - between rocks etc. A stock screw jack saved the day.

I carry two bottle jacks as well as the stock screw jack in addition to the Hi-lift. And carry 2 1/4" plates to go under them in sand or soft stuff. They've all come in handy at one time or another.

Caution - a bottle jack placed directly on sand or soft dirt - the bottom can "blow out" - instant failure. It'll drop suddenly!!!! (Don't ask how I know.)

They are designed for the very bottom to be against something solid, concrete, a plate or?
If unsupported - it can kill you.
At least with the Hi-Lift you see it tipping so you have enough time to scream "Oh sh!"

The worst I ever got hurt with a Hi-Lift - I didn't catch the pin right, the handle flipped up and hit me in the face. My black eye finally healed.


A tip for your shop - I welded a bottle jack on top of a good Jack stand for one particular job. But now it comes in handy all the time!
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I REALLY like this CB mod. I'd like to see a pic tutorial of how you did it.[QUOTE=erickpl;263309]I've done a double switch console for 6 switches for my lighting and ARB. The idea was from another site, but I did it all myself and I incorporated my CB's mic setup into it (I have the smaller Cobra, and I mounted the control box behind the dash and the mic runs to the second cig lighter hole). See below.

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If there is a lighting guide you can write up for the switch's? I would like this on my jeep. Nice job there.
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Ohh and where did you get the switches?
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The switches look like they came from a boat supply house but it has vehicle stuff not boat stuff on them! PLZ fill us in ASAP!!! haha
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Old 09-13-2008, 07:04 PM   #44
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Switches came from James at OTRATTW.com preprinted with the application. They are the EXACT same switches ARB uses. I have a writeup on here with pics of how I did this mod. I'll post the link for it when I find it. I also have a PDF somewhere that documents it as well. If you PM me your addy, I'll get you copies when I find it.

Here's the link: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/2nd-...a-tj-5879.html
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I've also done the hilift mount. Instead of using the conduit clamps I had been using, I got some REALLY solid clamps from a guy on another forum. These were drilled for a bolt and fit the TJ cage like a glove. I made holes in my rollbar padding and my wife stitched em to keep em from fraying. The clamps are under the padding fabric and the hilift is mounted in 3 points - so solid I can stand on it. I don't mind unbolting it when I need it - I know it won't move until I do.










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