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Today 06:14 AM
DBoat Looks SO much better now.. really nice improvement.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGG RADD View Post
Went from this.



To this. Installed 3 inch Zone Suspension Lift, with General Grabber AT2's on Ultra Type 164 Alloys.






Been a long time coming, The first pic is the day I bought it in December of 2012. Its been the same until today. Had a buddy who has a full garage on his property with scissor lift and all, and it still took us damn near 10 hours. We are both aircraft mechs and do all our own maintenance. I don't know how some of y'all did it without a lift, air tools etc. What a great experience though. He's a huge old school VW guy, who's now contemplating getting a Wrangler himself. Mission Accomplished
Today 06:13 AM
DBoat
Quote:
Originally Posted by AVtj03 View Post
Actually, maybe some more 7and7's help "persuade" me, tee hee
wow, hadnt had one of those in years.
Yesterday 10:08 PM
SN95GT50 Took wife and daughter for their first ride with top down.

Designed a leash holder for the dog, got a better idea in mind.

Attachment 1502585

Washed and waxed her.

Taught my son how how to drive a manual transmission.

Tomorrow: clean softop windows, repair rear zipper that came free from top.
Yesterday 09:15 PM
devildog88 Finished the front bumper, installed some new lights, now I need LED headlights

Attachment 1502353



Attachment 1502361

Began lining the dash... So far it seems to be working out.

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I'll try to finish the interior tomorrow and post some flicks.
Yesterday 08:32 PM
Hexiled Razz Gave her a cleaning, then took a few friends out with the top off. A little early, but i put the hard top on for the season. Mainly because i want to see if my soft top got nosier as it broke in, or if my speakers are getting quieter

I also replaced the weather stripping on my hard top, and switched to hex-head stainless steel bolts and wing nuts for the top bolt-downs. The bare steel thumb-bolts i tried last year didn't work too well. Couldn't get them tight enough with just my fingers, and they rusted pretty quickly. I also took off all the plastic covers on my courtesy lights, dome light, and hard top light. A little brighter in the cab now, and half of them are LEDs so i don't need to worry as much about accidentally punching/kicking and shattering them.
Yesterday 08:23 PM
BIGG RADD
Quote:
Originally Posted by AVtj03 View Post
Nice, I know that feeling when you first lift your jeep. Looks great! Even better is converting others into the Jeep world!
btw, 33's?
Yep!! 33x12.50x15 General Grabber AT2s.
Yesterday 08:19 PM
AVtj03
Quote:
Originally Posted by BuzzinHornets View Post
Installed upper and lower Metalcloak adjustable control arms. Super stoked!
sa-weet!
Yesterday 08:18 PM
AVtj03
Quote:
Originally Posted by BIGG RADD View Post
Went from this.



To this. Installed 3 inch Zone Suspension Lift, with General Grabber AT2's on Ultra Type 164 Alloys.






Been a long time coming, The first pic is the day I bought it in December of 2012. Its been the same until today. Had a buddy who has a full garage on his property with scissor lift and all, and it still took us damn near 10 hours. We are both aircraft mechs and do all our own maintenance. I don't know how some of y'all did it without a lift, air tools etc. What a great experience though. He's a huge old school VW guy, who's now contemplating getting a Wrangler himself. Mission Accomplished
Nice, I know that feeling when you first lift your jeep. Looks great! Even better is converting others into the Jeep world!
btw, 33's?
Yesterday 08:06 PM
BIGG RADD Went from this.



To this. Installed 3 inch Zone Suspension Lift, with General Grabber AT2's on Ultra Type 164 Alloys.






Been a long time coming, The first pic is the day I bought it in December of 2012. Its been the same until today. Had a buddy who has a full garage on his property with scissor lift and all, and it still took us damn near 10 hours. We are both aircraft mechs and do all our own maintenance. I don't know how some of y'all did it without a lift, air tools etc. What a great experience though. He's a huge old school VW guy, who's now contemplating getting a Wrangler himself. Mission Accomplished
Yesterday 07:53 PM
bcv1218 Getting ready for hunting seson: Checked the fluids, winch, greased the front end drove it to Big 5 bought some ammo.....tomorrow I put the hard top back on. Summer is officially over and hunting season is upon us
Yesterday 07:50 PM
LanWarDan
Saturday Projects

Installed Hot Heads Head Liners and Sides and a Superwinch with Synthetic Rope. I like the way the winch sits down in the 10A bumper.
Yesterday 07:16 PM
BuzzinHornets Installed upper and lower Metalcloak adjustable control arms. Super stoked!
Yesterday 07:15 PM
AVtj03
Quote:
Originally Posted by AVtj03 View Post
Just bought some Rancho 9000's all the way around and some Nth degree springs (3") for the rear (cant afford fronts right now). I want to get rid of those damn spacers and not have the rear of the jeep go down so much when i load it up.
Actually, maybe some more 7and7's help "persuade" me, tee hee
Yesterday 07:14 PM
AVtj03 Just bought some Rancho 9000's all the way around and some Nth degree springs (3") for the rear (cant afford fronts right now). I want to get rid of those damn spacers and not have the rear of the jeep go down so much when i load it up.
Yesterday 02:04 PM
devildog88 I did a test run on some hard plastic and found a damp tooth brush with soap cleans it pretty well, also a shammy and generic cleaner does a good job… no lint.
Yesterday 01:50 PM
Holton345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cavasar View Post
Scrub brush instead of towels?
I bedlined my bumpers, rock rails and grille.

The only way to clean the Rust-Oleum spray can stuff is with a very soapy stiff brush and running water.

Because of this I decided to only use it on exterior parts of the body, and not underneath or inside the TJ.
__________

To the OP:

I would stick to Krylon Fusion for Plastics spray paint for any interior plastics based on years of poring over this site.

Underneath I use either Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer spray primer (or their Self-Etching stuff if it is new, bare metal) with one of several different products for top coats.

If you end up disliking the bedlining it *can* be sanded smooth, but it will not look right. Perhaps sanding progressively up to 2000 grit and then the Fusion or maybe DupliColor?

I have never painted over bedliner, sanded smooth or otherwise, so who knows?
Yesterday 01:12 PM
Cavasar
Quote:
Originally Posted by herstal54s View Post

i bedlined parts of the dash and so far a huge mistake. it has such a rough texture, when i try to clean it the towels leave more lint behind than the dirt.
any ideas on how to clean lint free?

Scrub brush instead of towels?
Yesterday 12:43 PM
herstal54s
Quote:
Originally Posted by devildog88 View Post
Will do !! If I can get all this trash put back together. Haha.
i bedlined parts of the dash and so far a huge mistake. it has such a rough texture, when i try to clean it the towels leave more lint behind than the dirt.
any ideas on how to clean lint free?
Yesterday 12:29 PM
devildog88
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scruffy Wilson View Post
been debating on bedlineing the dash.. post pics when done
Will do !! If I can get all this trash put back together. Haha.
Yesterday 12:10 PM
Scruffy Wilson
Quote:
Originally Posted by devildog88 View Post
I took the headlight covers off and spray can bed lined em...


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Then decided to remove the front bumper and do the same...

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Then I got really ambitious and aggressive and decided to bed line the dash and console...
Headed to Wal-Mart to buy more liner in a can.


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If I have time I may do the wheels too !!!
Not sure what can of worms I've opened up yet.
been debating on bedlineing the dash.. post pics when done
Yesterday 12:09 PM
Scruffy Wilson
Quote:
Originally Posted by Momamac View Post
Took it for a spin around the dunes...much fun as there weren't many people there!

Attachment 1499929
where u at? silver lake?
Yesterday 11:23 AM
devildog88 I took the headlight covers off and spray can bed lined em...


Attachment 1500873

Then decided to remove the front bumper and do the same...

Attachment 1500881

Then I got really ambitious and aggressive and decided to bed line the dash and console...
Headed to Wal-Mart to buy more liner in a can.


Attachment 1500897

If I have time I may do the wheels too !!!
Not sure what can of worms I've opened up yet.
Yesterday 12:25 AM
Rock Kicker
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gathmor View Post
Took my JK with 900 miles on it into the dealer for the second time to get the door leak fixed! Second times a charm I hope. Weekend without my jeep and a shity loaner car, so nothing fun I guess :-(
Wrong thread... ✌️
Yesterday 12:15 AM
Cavasar Got my CO2 OBA setup working!
09-19-2014 10:07 PM
Momamac Took it for a spin around the dunes...much fun as there weren't many people there!

Attachment 1499929
09-19-2014 09:37 PM
thedawgshow Put in an order for this and 2 straps today!!!

Amazon.com: 1997-2006 JEEP WRANGLER TJ FUEL GAS TANK SKID PLATE COVER PROTECTION OFF ROAD MOPAR: Automotive
09-19-2014 08:03 PM
Gathmor Took my JK with 900 miles on it into the dealer for the second time to get the door leak fixed! Second times a charm I hope. Weekend without my jeep and a shity loaner car, so nothing fun I guess :-(
09-19-2014 07:38 PM
MyRed88
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottieg40 View Post
I'm sure some of you have ran into the problem where your dome lights stay on when you take the doors off. Sure, you can buy those little clips that hold the door-jam buttons down. You can also just take the fuse out. But what about when you want to actually use the dome light? I've scoured the internets and found many solutions but they seemed kind of tacky with wires coming out of the fuse box with an inline fuse going to a switch. My way is 1000 times better. Without further ado... Photos provided below What materials you will need: A switch of you choice(I used a rocker switch) 2 wire butt connectors 16/22gauge(heat shrink if you want) 2 connectors 16/22gauge(will connect to switch prongs) 2 feet of stranded copper wire 16/18gauge(preferably different colors) Note: the length of the wire is 100% dependent on where you want to mount the switch Wire Cutters Wire crimpers(needle noes pliers will do) Electrical tape What now? 1. Go ahead and disconnect the battery of your jeep or pull the fuse(behind the glove compartment, #4 fuse). We won't get shocked now... 2. While we're on that side(passenger-side) lets go ahead and disconnect the door jam button. All we have to do here is wiggle that button and pull it and it will pop free. Now take the connector clip off. Tuck or tape the remaining wire away. That's all you do to that side. You could connect another switch to it if you want. Just replicate the switch installation instructions. 3. Back to the driver side. Pull that door jam button out just like the other side, wiggle wiggle wiggle. Cut those wires and splice about a foot of wire for each wire(should be 2 wires). Use the two butt connector splicers and the wires I mentioned in the materials needed above. 4. At this point you can feed the wire into the hole and fish them out and feed them to the desired location and cut the length to your liking. Go ahead and take a drink of that beer too. 5. Crimp the connectors on the end of the wire leads that will slide onto your switch. 6. Plug those connectors onto the switch and WHAMM. You're good to go! Plug that fuse back in and connect that battery. Flip that switch and watch the party light up. To mount the switch(optional) Drill Smallllllll saw File I personally wanted my switch mounted into the plastic cover that goes beneath the steering wheel. So I took a piece of paper and cut out a square to prototype the size of my switch. Once I had that right penciled it in to where I wanted it and drilled out a bunch of holes into the spot sawed it a little bit and filed it down to make it perfect.
I tapped mine into the fuse box on fuse 4? I think and put an inline fuse on it
09-19-2014 03:38 PM
scottieg40
Best way to install a dome light switch.. ever...

I'm sure some of you have ran into the problem where your dome lights stay on when you take the doors off. Sure, you can buy those little clips that hold the door-jam buttons down. You can also just take the fuse out. But what about when you want to actually use the dome light? I've scoured the internets and found many solutions but they seemed kind of tacky with wires coming out of the fuse box with an inline fuse going to a switch.

My way is 1000 times better. Without further ado...
Photos provided below
What materials you will need:

A switch of you choice(I used a rocker switch)
2 wire butt connectors 16/22gauge(heat shrink if you want)
2 connectors 16/22gauge(will connect to switch prongs)
2 feet of stranded copper wire 16/18gauge(preferably different colors)
Note: the length of the wire is 100% dependent on where you want to mount the switch
Wire Cutters
Wire crimpers(needle noes pliers will do)
Electrical tape


What now?
1. Go ahead and disconnect the battery of your jeep or pull the fuse(behind the glove compartment, #4 fuse). We won't get shocked now...
2. While we're on that side(passenger-side) lets go ahead and disconnect the door jam button. All we have to do here is wiggle that button and pull it and it will pop free. Now take the connector clip off. Tuck or tape the remaining wire away. That's all you do to that side. You could connect another switch to it if you want. Just replicate the switch installation instructions.
3. Back to the driver side. Pull that door jam button out just like the other side, wiggle wiggle wiggle. Cut those wires and splice about a foot of wire for each wire(should be 2 wires). Use the two butt connector splicers and the wires I mentioned in the materials needed above.
4. At this point you can feed the wire into the hole and fish them out and feed them to the desired location and cut the length to your liking. Go ahead and take a drink of that beer too.
5. Crimp the connectors on the end of the wire leads that will slide onto your switch.
6. Plug those connectors onto the switch and WHAMM. You're good to go! Plug that fuse back in and connect that battery. Flip that switch and watch the party light up.


To mount the switch(optional)
Drill
Smallllllll saw
File

I personally wanted my switch mounted into the plastic cover that goes beneath the steering wheel. So I took a piece of paper and cut out a square to prototype the size of my switch. Once I had that right penciled it in to where I wanted it and drilled out a bunch of holes into the spot sawed it a little bit and filed it down to make it perfect.
09-19-2014 02:56 PM
devildog88 Attachment 1498873

Ran around this afternoon naked... Just the way I like it.
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