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Old 04-17-2013, 10:41 PM   #31
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Bored and had an hr to kill, so decided my hand at plastidip. Overall a really easy process. Grill took less then 5min to remove. Should protect the front for a bit. Haven't decided if I am going to keep it or not. What do you guys think?



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Stereo,CB, and locking boxes next week!

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Old 04-23-2013, 01:20 PM   #33
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Hi Matt, I have a slow build as well. Can I put my build up here with you? JKUR

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Hi Matt, I have a slow build as well. Can I put my build up here with you? JKUR

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Brad, I don't really mind, but it might be best to start your own thread so it's not broken up with mine between posts. My .02
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:07 PM   #35
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Ok Cool will do.. I look forward to seeing your progress..
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Ok Cool will do.. I look forward to seeing your progress..
This week brought about one of the biggest upgrades to date.


Shipping was slightly delayed, but managed to get it this past week. Opened it up, and saw it in all it's glory.

Manufacturing seems be very well done on the product. I won't go into to much detail, but overall installation was pretty straight forward. If anyone has any questions about the process feel free to ask and I can help you out.

I am a little disappointed that their were NO DIRECTIONS from the manufacture. I understand why, nobody looks at then anyways, but couldn't hurt.

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This week brought about one of the biggest upgrades to date.


Shipping was slightly delayed, but managed to get it this past week. Opened it up, and saw it in all it's glory.

Manufacturing seems be very well done on the product. I won't go into to much detail, but overall installation was pretty straight forward. If anyone has any questions about the process feel free to ask and I can help you out.

I am a little disappointed that their were NO DIRECTIONS from the manufacture. I understand why, nobody looks at then anyways, but couldn't hurt.

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Really Matt REALLY?!?!...to funny lol

Don't be surprised when you get hit on by so called "dudes" calling you Sunshine in the nearby Belmont area!...lol
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Really Matt REALLY?!?!...to funny lol

Don't be surprised when you get hit on by so called "dudes" calling you Sunshine in the nearby Belmont area!...lol
Hahaha! Maybe I can get a free drink out of it?

Well I did a slight mod to it actually. I couldnt find one with just the sunglasses. I will post up a full mod list, but essentially, the little sunrays got taken off and it's just the happy ball with sunglasses now. It was a hard decision to strip them, but I had to do it. I'm surprised nobody noticed it, haha.

Dont you Worry though, I have more, "Happy balls" on the way! Jack in the box, a hang loose, USA flag, and a football.
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A mod hu?...That's hilarious!!..lol
It takes balls to drive around with happy balls!
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A mod hu?...That's hilarious!!..lol
It takes balls to drive around with happy balls!
It was the happy balls or moor floor mats, and I just didn't feel the floor mats would have the affect I was looking for.
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Wow! Them happy balls are nice. Maybe some rainbow sunglasses would make them even better. I would have went with the floor mats... But Thats just mě, i dont have floor mats.
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Sadly the happy ball didn't survive the Memorial Day run. its somewhere lost in big bear mountain.... Poor lil' guy. I'm eying the hang loose one next, see if it lasts through this weekends run!

Floor mats and stereo in! Full details and photos soon!
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how did u do on the trail? were u disconnected? how did the rancho's hold up?
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how did u do on the trail? were u disconnected? how did the rancho's hold up?
I've wheeled with the 9k's years ago on a different rig and loved them then. They were equally as impressive on this past run. Got into some high speed driving with a fellow jeeper, lifted 4dr rubi on the way up. Handled the pavement amazingly well. Then once we hit the trail, dialed them down and tire air pressure to 12. Couldn't have asked for more!

A couple nice marks and some lower body stingers. Looking into some diff body armor. Other then that, 37's would be nice, but after I drove 4hrs on the highway and around town, glad I have my current setup. My steering fluid did start to boil over after 6hrs or so on the trail, but keep in mind this was a pretty serious trail with mostly crawl speeds.

Yes, disconnect was mandatory on this trail.
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Missed a local run this weekend, so explored some of the fire trails. Really wanted to try out the smittty half doors.

Build quality is really nice, although they do clank a bit, despite adjustments. Was nice having an arm rest and do give a little but of protection if you roll. I think they complement the look of the 2dr jeep nicely.

They come with mirror mounting brackets and require 4 screws to assemble.

Overall pretty happy! Now time to clean!
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Hey Matt,

Love the work you have done!

I was wondering what did you use to sand the turning signals? Also, how many clear coats did you put on?

Thanks!

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Slow progress the past 2 weeks.

Got the correct rear spacers 1.75" from Rancho for the 2" sport lift. The Rancho 9k's are amazing shocks. Better on road characteristics, as well as even more comfortable on rough terrain. Sits nice and level now.






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Was bored waiting on the lift, so ended up trying my hand at the VHT brand night shades for the turn signals. For a few dollars, it definitely is worth getting rid of the orange, or cost of purchasing new covers (clear) if you don't enjoy the orange colored signal. A few coats, 3-4 and they look completely black. Night time visibility is not affected either. Overall, very happy for a few bucks. Definitely a tad, "ricer" but prefer the aesthetics of this more.


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Picked up the rr fuel locking cap. Very nice build quality. Took about 10min with the required power drill and screws. Nice added security for someone wanted to mess with the jeep. For under $100, I think it's well worth it.


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Up next, stealthbox and stereo!
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This week brought about one of the biggest upgrades to date.


Shipping was slightly delayed, but managed to get it this past week. Opened it up, and saw it in all it's glory.

Manufacturing seems be very well done on the product. I won't go into to much detail, but overall installation was pretty straight forward. If anyone has any questions about the process feel free to ask and I can help you out.

I am a little disappointed that their were NO DIRECTIONS from the manufacture. I understand why, nobody looks at then anyways, but couldn't hurt.

Without further ado...

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OMG!! where did you get that?? SUNSHINE I must have one!!

EDIT: I googled!

They have devil ones... PERFECT!

I think I'm going to get the happy flower Too fun!
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What are the measurements on that happy ray of sunshine? I think the ones I'm looking at are smaller. Of course, I want a big one!
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So I'm searching and searching..all are smaller toppers...is your pic an optical illusion I still want one..just struck a cord with me for some reason...
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Matt has been missing in action for a while now!
Last post he did was when he did a trail review of Moab
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Matt has been missing in action for a while now!
Last post he did was when he did a trail review of Moab
Hey guys! Sorry, yes it's been no work and all play. Moab, Yellowstone etc. gotta put all the jeep parts to use!


So, the side markers are sanded down with 3m sanding paper. It's not a science, you want a fine grit to etch the glass. Clean it with rubbing alcohol and mask accordingly. After a few coats apply a clear coat.


The sunflower is no more. Hells revenge had a taste of her and never let go. I'm really digging the devil one now.

I believe the company was "happy balls." Yes, that is correct. Amazon also has a large selection.

I'm ready for flat poison Snyder fenders and some 37x13.5's now! ;p it never ends once you start!

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I went ahead and ordered this one...I'm sure I'll order 2 or 3 more and switch them out every now and then..just fun
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I went ahead and ordered this one...I'm sure I'll order 2 or 3 more and switch them out every now and then..just fun
Haha! Awesome!

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