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Old 05-24-2013, 08:14 PM   #16801
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Built a hard top dolly from spare parts in the garage. Cost: $0.00
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:19 PM   #16802
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #16803
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #16804
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Yep, and I did use L brackets at the main angle and on the support for the window just to keep it sturdy
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:04 AM   #16805
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I used Galvanizied Steel plumbing pipes to make ladder bars with a drop for my Yakima hard top roof rack system and basket. I saved 3" can fit in the garage now and obviously has better MPG. They are ---!_____!--- looking. Bottom bar is a reduced size for weight and because you can, so I used 90 degree angle reducers at bottom. I also swapped out the plastic bottom pieces holding the rack to the bars with pieces of cheap aluminum bars from lowes i cut and drilled then allowed them to bend themselves as they went on. I now have a Yakima rack so close to my hard top my sunroof (self installed Quadratech bought) Which I also love wont open, but its not there in soft top season as short as it is in Alaska. Total cost was about 80 bucks in pipes and fittings. Bottom pipe used a 2 foot then a coupler then a four inch one. I have the smaller Yakima rack. You want to make sure the length is exact to not interfere with your rack width and its mounts or the bar holders. I messed up at first using only 2 foot then my 90 degrees hit the rack mounts.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:05 AM   #16806
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Upgraded wheels and ties.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:19 AM   #16807
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I have a motorcycle tent trailer and cargo trailer that I built a "garage" where I can put one on top of the other. I built this ramp for the hardtop. I just backup to it and slide it on the ramp that is on top level of my trailer garage...

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I use those furniture moving sliders and they work real well...
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:39 AM   #16808
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I used Galvanizied Steel plumbing pipes to make ladder bars with a drop for my Yakima hard top roof rack system and basket. I saved 3" can fit in the garage now and obviously has better MPG. They are ---!_____!--- looking. Bottom bar is a reduced size for weight and because you can, so I used 90 degree angle reducers at bottom. I also swapped out the plastic bottom pieces holding the rack to the bars with pieces of cheap aluminum bars from lowes i cut and drilled then allowed them to bend themselves as they went on. I now have a Yakima rack so close to my hard top my sunroof (self installed Quadratech bought) Which I also love wont open, but its not there in soft top season as short as it is in Alaska. Total cost was about 80 bucks in pipes and fittings. Bottom pipe used a 2 foot then a coupler then a four inch one. I have the smaller Yakima rack. You want to make sure the length is exact to not interfere with your rack width and its mounts or the bar holders. I messed up at first using only 2 foot then my 90 degrees hit the rack mounts.
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #16809
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What I did one week ago today! It was an awesome day!
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:24 PM   #16810
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Installed a JVC head unit. Put the safari top on. Stored the full soft top. Replaced the broken engine bracket bolts.

I really dig the Bluetooth capability on that head unit.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:30 PM   #16811
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Washed it. Waxed it. Took the doors off for the summer. Filled it with gas. Put the jeep pegs on her. Vinyl dressing on the tires and dash. Cleaned the windows.
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:41 PM   #16812
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:44 PM   #16813
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Pulled out a Bad Boy zero turn 60" deck lawn mower that made a wrong turn into a pond. Got to use my winch for the 1st time (been installed 2 weeks).
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:41 PM   #16814
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:30 PM   #16815
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:22 PM   #16816
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Washed and waxed her... I found this new wax and decided to give it a try

It turned out pretty good
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:05 PM   #16817
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^I wish I had the will to wax mine lol
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:09 PM   #16818
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^I wish I had the will to wax mine lol
What's wax??
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:12 PM   #16819
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Last week - took off the spare tire and stock tire carrier. That removed a lot of weight from the rear of the jeep.

Yesterday - removed the back seat. Freed up a lot of cargo room inside.

Today - sanded and bedlined the front and rear bumpers and used Turtle Wax Trim Restorer on the fenders. They all look pretty nice tonight. Hoping the Turtle Wax holds up on the fenders. If not they'll be bedlined next.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:48 PM   #16820
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^I wish I had the will to wax mine lol
It only took me about an hour to wash and wax... the Jeep doesn't have very much paint.

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Old 05-25-2013, 08:53 PM   #16821
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Drove it to work
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:23 PM   #16822
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Put my flat rear bumper end caps on and touched up the bumper...big difference!

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Old 05-25-2013, 09:27 PM   #16823
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gaaahd i want a frameless top so bad. looks nice man. what kind is it? (i want a black one with tinted windows though. i hate the tan on black look that i currently have going)
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:52 PM   #16824
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It only took me about an hour to was and wax... the Jeep doesn't have very much paint.

That is a very good point. I use nano wax but that's not a very thick coat at all. Never been much of a wax person but it sure makes it easy to wash after a day out jeeping
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:05 PM   #16825
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gaaahd i want a frameless top so bad. looks nice man. what kind is it? (i want a black one with tinted windows though. i hate the tan on black look that i currently have going)
Thanks man. It's a Rampage. I really like it so far. Tons quieter on the highway too.
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:13 PM   #16826
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cool. im looking at getting a softopper if i can ever sell my spice supertop. i like the bigger windows on the rampage, but the softopper is kind of more convenient and has more features that i like.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:58 AM   #16827
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The main reason I got the Rampage was so I could take the windows with me. The weather in Oklahoma is extremely unpredictable and I was tired of getting caught at work when it started pouring.
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The main reason I got the Rampage was so I could take the windows with me. The weather in Oklahoma is extremely unpredictable and I was tired of getting caught at work when it started pouring.
Amen. The forecast here has changed 3 times since yesterday morning. I finally put my windows back on ( I just have a regular supertop) because the forecast called for isolated thunderstorms last night. It didn't rain a drop

I really want to get a trail cover, so I can throw it on overnight and not worry about it.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:08 AM   #16829
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Left it in the parking lot at work. Damn thing wouldn't start at 0200 after I was of from work. I'm pretty sure it's my alternator but any more suggestions.

I went to turn it on, and nothing, just a click, afterwards my gauges started acting funky and "revving" and a buzzing sound came from the speakers. Got a jump from a coworker but it wouldn't turn over, tried again and gave it some gas and finally it turned on, I let off the gas and it died immediately again. Any suggestions, it's an 01 TJ sport, manual.
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #16830
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Washed and waxed her... I found this new wax and decided to give it a try

It turned out pretty good


interesting...I have some black wax I got from a friend who owns a performance shop and his FIL makes their detailing products but I may check this out for my black Corvette.....I will stick with NXT for the Jeep

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