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Old 02-25-2013, 01:33 PM   #6211
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After 4 CJ's over the years, I finally went YJ this month. The only thing I don't like is the lack of a substantial rear bumper, so this week-end I hauled out the welder and the steel and put one together. I used one piece of 4" X 4" X 1/4" angle for the piece that wraps over the existing stops and a piece of 4" X 1/4" for the remaining space and end caps. Also added a 2" receiver to hold a portable winch.
Looks beefy, I like
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The sad part is when other states decide to listen to the absurd silliness coming from that state.

Case in point:

Friend of mine uses autonation to find a very specific car (2012 model year iirc) towards the end of 2011 which was located in Texas and shipped to Washington. Because the car didn't have a specific california emissions compliant marking on it, they wouldn't allow it to be registered at all in the state, regardless of it were to pass current emissions standards. They didn't even let her try.
That's stupid, CA is a plague and should be demolished. Or most of it, parts alright, or so I hear

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Looks beefy, I like

That's stupid, CA is a plague and should be demolished. Or most of it, parts alright, or so I hear
Beautiful state. Messed up government

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Beautiful state. Messed up government
Wouldn't know, never been and have no plans of ever going there
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:45 PM   #6214
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Played around in the hills this morning. Day off. Nothing to do
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:47 PM   #6215
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Couldn't resist.. where I live we only see yotas. So a little jeep appreciation is good today
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:19 PM   #6217
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Beautiful state. Messed up government
Agreed. It's absolutely gorgeous here. That being said, anyone in a high position of power has to go, and go now.

And anyone who says they don't want to come here has clearly never been here, or to all of the good places at least. No California means events like King of the Hammers, Tierra Del Sol, the meet and greets that countless clubs and organizations organize at locations like Gordons Well or Glamis or Superstition numerous times each year (people seriously fly themselves and their toys in just to ride some of the best sands in the world), and so on and so forth. Once you get past all of the crap, it's a great place.

Just the simple fact that I am an hour from places like Superstition, or a mere 2 hours from Gordons well makes it worth it to live here. Plus all of the great wheeling to be had in my own backyard
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:54 PM   #6218
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The best places for outdoors are in the Midwest Rockies, especially jeeping! CO, WY, MT are awesome and more scenic that. CA. CA is a royally screwed up regulated version of what is good, and a perfect example of how politicians can ruin anything!
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Installed new gauge light in my dash. Tomorrow picking up my dana 60 axles w/ SOAC to start doing an axle swap.
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I designed and built a tool bag that hangs on the back door. When not in use if folds in half, taking up little room. Then you open the door, unfold the bag, and you have literally a full tool box hanging there. I built the pockets with the zipper towards the top so that when all the pockets are unzipped you can rifle through, see pretty much everything in the pouch, and they won't fall out. I made it with a 600D poly, that’s virtually indestructible, and water proof.
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I buttoned up my PIAA windshield mounted spot lights. (I converted them to HID) since they're spot beams, they actually don't put a glare on my hood. I can't wait to get out in the middle of nowhere to see how well they project. I turned them on in my two car long basement garage with all the lights out and they lit up the whole place. I also got a few more shots of my reverse LEDs I put in. And one night shot.


Now for the reverse lights


Three on each side. Each pod has 2 LEDs in it and I purposely went around the bend on the body.


Night shot of the reverse lights!
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I designed and built a tool bag that hangs on the back door. When not in use if folds in half, taking up little room. Then you open the door, unfold the bag, and you have literally a full tool box hanging there. I built the pockets with the zipper towards the top so that when all the pockets are unzipped you can rifle through, see pretty much everything in the pouch, and they won't fall out. I made it with a 600D poly, that’s virtually indestructible, and water proof.
That is pretty cool! Me gusta
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I designed and built a tool bag that hangs on the back door. When not in use if folds in half, taking up little room. Then you open the door, unfold the bag, and you have literally a full tool box hanging there. I built the pockets with the zipper towards the top so that when all the pockets are unzipped you can rifle through, see pretty much everything in the pouch, and they won't fall out. I made it with a 600D poly, that’s virtually indestructible, and water proof.
That looks great and I really like the way you did it, very practical.
Any chance of making more????
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I designed and built a tool bag that hangs on the back door. When not in use if folds in half, taking up little room. Then you open the door, unfold the bag, and you have literally a full tool box hanging there. I built the pockets with the zipper towards the top so that when all the pockets are unzipped you can rifle through, see pretty much everything in the pouch, and they won't fall out. I made it with a 600D poly, that’s virtually indestructible, and water proof.
That is so awesome! I like it! Brilliant!

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That looks great and I really like the way you did it, very practical.
Any chance of making more????
x2! It'd be sweet to have the same design with hooks or something so that you could mount it on the tailgate and still be able to take it off and hang it somewhere close to where you're working on your Jeep!
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I buttoned up my PIAA windshield mounted spot lights. (I converted them to HID) since they're spot beams, they actually don't put a glare on my hood. I can't wait to get out in the middle of nowhere to see how well they project. I turned them on in my two car long basement garage with all the lights out and they lit up the whole place. I also got a few more shots of my reverse LEDs I put in. And one night shot.


Now for the reverse lights


Three on each side. Each pod has 2 LEDs in it and I purposely went around the bend on the body.


Night shot of the reverse lights!
That looks awesome! Can you post the info on whats needed to do this?
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That looks awesome! Can you post the info on whats needed to do this?
For the fog/spot light conversion just get H3 HID kit in your choice of temperature. Depending on your housings, if they're thin like my PIAAs, you'll have to figure out out to make them fit best. I drilled about a 1 inch hole in the back of the housing (big enough for the back of the HID bulb to sit) and run the wires straight through a grommet which also conceals the massive hole lol. Here's a shot of the H3 that came out of my PIAAs (after 8 years) on the right and the new HID on the left.. To give you an idea of size.

As far as the LEDs in the back go.. I took a big chance on those, buying them from amazon for $4 per 2 pods. (I know it sounds way too cheap to be any good) I bought 1 set and lit them up and I liked the brightness of them so I ordered 5 more sets to use as back up lights and under the jeep as rock lights. They were very straight forward since they just mount like a bolt. Wired them into the factory reverse wire and grounded them. Easy as pie. And since they're so cheap, if I break one I'm not going to cry about it lol.
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As far as HID color temperatures go, the closer you are to 4300K, the brighter and whiter the light will be. Lover than 4300K starts to turn red, and above 4300K starts to turn blue. There is also a direct correlation to light output with the color temperature as well. 4300K has the most light output, so if you are looking for all out light output then go with something as close to 4300K as possible. If you just want the looks associated with other colors, and aren't concerned with light output (not sure why you wouldn't be concerned, you went with HID's for a reason, right?), then you can pick any of the other colors.

Just keep in mind your eyes don't like seeing the blue tints associated with the bulb colors 8000K and above, not for long at least
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So the neat thing about this, is that I actually manage a textile design and manufacturing company. I make and sell stuff like that, for a living. As my name implies, I was a Toyota rock crawler builder for many years, after building 10 Toyotas, I realized that I needed to build something new. I am now in love with Jeeps. With the Toyota's I never had a lot of need to figure out space requirements, and Jeeps have a very little amount to offer. So I find coming up with all sorts of ideas. I have also designed a cell phone, water bottle, etc, bag that hangs off the grab handle. I also made grab handles for the roll bars, but anyone can get those. The tool bag that I made slips right off the hooks so that you can carry it to your destination to work on it as well. Thanks for the comments fella's. I do intend to make and sell these. The one I made would be kinda spendy, but I am in the process of designing a good quality 'affordable' tool bag. I am new to forums, and don't want to get any one mad for selling stuff here. So what are the rules about that? I can give my email and those that are interested and email me personally. Please let me know if it’s appropriate or not. I appreciate the forum, and everybody here, and do not want to disrespect anybody.
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So the neat thing about this, is that I actually manage a textile design and manufacturing company. I make and sell stuff like that, for a living. As my name implies, I was a Toyota rock crawler builder for many years, after building 10 Toyotas, I realized that I needed to build something new. I am now in love with Jeeps. With the Toyota's I never had a lot of need to figure out space requirements, and Jeeps have a very little amount to offer. So I find coming up with all sorts of ideas. I have also designed a cell phone, water bottle, etc, bag that hangs off the grab handle. I also made grab handles for the roll bars, but anyone can get those. The tool bag that I made slips right off the hooks so that you can carry it to your destination to work on it as well. Thanks for the comments fella's. I do intend to make and sell these. The one I made would be kinda spendy, but I am in the process of designing a good quality 'affordable' tool bag. I am new to forums, and don't want to get any one mad for selling stuff here. So what are the rules about that? I can give my email and those that are interested and email me personally. Please let me know if it’s appropriate or not. I appreciate the forum, and everybody here, and do not want to disrespect anybody.
I believe you have to get a "Commercial Account" in order to be within the rules and sell stuff on here... But I would definitely be interested in getting a bag like the one you made for the tailgate of your YJ - but with straps or hooks to hang in in different places as well. I drive a 1973 J-truck and my 1989 YJ so needless to say, I'm always prepared for some sort of breakdown. Haha! I'm always shuffling tools in a duffle bag from vehicle to vehicle depending which I'm driving - and it's a mess. I haven't done much searching into something better for my situation but a tool bag like yours with what I mentioned earlier would be perfect for me! ... You know... If you ever sold them someday.
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I will suggest Toyota2Jeep that you contact one of the MODS or maybe even the ADMIN and see what it would take for you to be able to sell here so you do it following their rules like Keymo said. Your products seem like they have come from necessity where you have come up with the solution to a problem. Way to go!

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I will suggest Toyota2Jeep that you contact one of the MODS or maybe even the ADMIN and see what it would take for you to be able to sell here so you do it following their rules like Keymo said. Your products seem like they have come from necessity where you have come up with the solution to a problem. Way to go!

Can't wait to hear/see more on this.
Yeah I think I speak for all of us when I say don't go to far because we'll all be buying from ya brother. Keep in touch Toyota2jeep
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I designed and built a tool bag that hangs on the back door. When not in use if folds in half, taking up little room. Then you open the door, unfold the bag, and you have literally a full tool box hanging there. I built the pockets with the zipper towards the top so that when all the pockets are unzipped you can rifle through, see pretty much everything in the pouch, and they won't fall out. I made it with a 600D poly, that’s virtually indestructible, and water proof.
Looks great, really nice job.
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I took some 2" electrical PVC pipe and plumbing 90's and made some mounting brackets to create a snorkel...




















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Oh yeah, I also did some work on my doors....



I decided on a little 2-tone action.




I was missing the cover plate for the drivers door latch.


So using the passenger door plate I made a template and flipped it over for the other side.




And VIOLA!


Throw on some door panels and various other parts from my new buddy up in NY and I have very solid doors now....


You'd be surprised how much quieter the ride is...
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Man that looks good Zombiechief but I will tell you that if I ever saw that much water around here I would also be looking for Noah and the Ark! LOL
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LOL! I thought I was gonna need it the last few days with all the rain we've had...
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Lookin' good zombie..! Real good work on the snorkel man..! I knew somebody would be smart enough to bend that PVC one day, it looks soo much better that way...! Can I swipe that full side pic for my "to do" list..?

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