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Yesterday 05:08 PM
The Green Manco
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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post

First post demonstrating a cheap mod. Nice. Welcome to the site!
Thanks!
Yesterday 04:36 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by The Green Manco View Post
DIY Sunshade mesh and zip tie/velcro safari top.

6ftx20ft Sunshade mesh bought from home depot for about $34

Zip ties pack $7-10

You can cover the whole top and more. I'm not completely done cleaning it up to look better but here is some pics
First post demonstrating a cheap mod. Nice. Welcome to the site!
Yesterday 03:59 PM
The Green Manco DIY Sunshade mesh and zip tie/velcro safari top.

6ftx20ft Sunshade mesh bought from home depot for about $34

Zip ties pack $7-10

You can cover the whole top and more. I'm not completely done cleaning it up to look better but here is some pics
Yesterday 03:45 PM
Bent jeep
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Originally Posted by daletwomley View Post
Looking to buy a straight Rubi... Recommendations?
I would stay away from any dealership flying a rainbow flag.
Yesterday 03:06 PM
GroovyGeek
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Originally Posted by daletwomley View Post
Looking to buy a straight Rubi... Recommendations?
Way to go! First post completely off topic and in the wrong thread. Welcome to the forum... I guess.
Yesterday 08:25 AM
Makaha
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Originally Posted by daletwomley View Post
Looking to buy a straight Rubi... Recommendations?
Stay away from those Frisco Rubis :o

Just kidding,

Are you looking to buy new or used, 2-door or 4-door, keep relatively stock or lots of mods??
Yesterday 08:02 AM
daletwomley Looking to buy a straight Rubi... Recommendations?
08-26-2014 02:20 PM
GroovyGeek
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Originally Posted by roberthleeii View Post
can these be used to hold the hard top on?
They are the right thread (M8-1.25) so they will screw into the threaded u-nuts at the bottom (is this what they are called)? Not sure if the length is sufficient, the eBay seller specifies the shank length so you might want to make sure they are long enough. If they are sufficiently long I see no reason why they would not be able to hold the hard top down. Unfortunately my hard top is in the garage, I have no plans to put it on until I convince myself that I can live without it in SoCal and sell it when I need a new soft top to fund the purchase.
08-26-2014 12:04 PM
BJT a real quick and dirty shopping bag hopper so that the groceries don't slide around. Two hooks, a yard of fabric and a loop of bungee cord. I thought I would have to tie the bottom down but as it turns out that hasn't been needed.
08-25-2014 08:25 PM
Bent jeep I've got an idea for a window storage solution that involves a 4" piece of PVC, some screw on caps and two cinch straps.

Stay tuned.
08-25-2014 07:41 PM
valery7
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Originally Posted by espo78 View Post
post up some pics! Great idea valery7!
Whoops silly me, the pic didn't show up! If you couldn't tell I'm a newbie...I can't even figure out how to post a picture! haha

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08-25-2014 07:03 PM
Espo78 Post up some pics! Great idea valery7!
08-25-2014 06:43 PM
valery7 I made a window storage bag!!

It hangs on the back side of the back seat. There are 4 handles/strings that slip into where the head rest connector is (not sure that that thing is called). The windows stays up straight and flat against the back of the seat. No bending and you don't even have to roll them! And I lined the inside with felt. So no scratches for my windows! Cost me $20 for fabric+felt.

08-24-2014 10:48 PM
DRC32 Plastidip the grill, removed silver bumper cover
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08-24-2014 09:02 PM
roberthleeii
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Originally Posted by GroovyGeek View Post
Earlier I posted about some marine-grade eyebolts I got from eBay for $14 shipped
6pcs Eyes Bolts M8 Metric Threaded Marine Grade Boat Stainless Steel Lifting | eBay

I received them a while back. Despite my fears about cheap junk from eBay they are well made, the treads work great, and they look good. I mounted them with a rubber washer from Lowes. Unfortunately the front door surrounds get in the way of installing all 6 of them.

can these be used to hold the hard top on?
08-24-2014 08:53 PM
Mono
Cheap Mods

If you want to tint your plastic windows, plasti dip them for like 20 bucks..

The Jeep also sounds sick if you remove the axle back exhaust, just behind the resonator, plus its free if you have tools, and WD-40

and Something that really makes it stand out is Rhino Lining random things, I did my fenders and bumpers, but overall amazing look.
08-24-2014 05:12 PM
PrecisionPowder
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Originally Posted by GroovyGeek View Post
Earlier I posted about some marine-grade eyebolts I got from eBay for $14 shipped
6pcs Eyes Bolts M8 Metric Threaded Marine Grade Boat Stainless Steel Lifting | eBay

I received them a while back. Despite my fears about cheap junk from eBay they are well made, the treads work great, and they look good. I mounted them with a rubber washer from Lowes. Unfortunately the front door surrounds get in the way of installing all 6 of them.


I had been looking for something just like this! Thanks for posting the link, I just bought a set. The only change I will make is the color. They wont flow with everything else so I will end up powder coating them black.
08-24-2014 03:00 PM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by GroovyGeek View Post
Earlier I posted about some marine-grade eyebolts I got from eBay for $14 shipped 6pcs Eyes Bolts M8 Metric Threaded Marine Grade Boat Stainless Steel Lifting | eBay I received them a while back. Despite my fears about cheap junk from eBay they are well made, the treads work great, and they look good. I mounted them with a rubber washer from Lowes. Unfortunately the front door surrounds get in the way of installing all 6 of them.
I like this. I may have to use it!
08-24-2014 02:44 PM
GroovyGeek Earlier I posted about some marine-grade eyebolts I got from eBay for $14 shipped
6pcs Eyes Bolts M8 Metric Threaded Marine Grade Boat Stainless Steel Lifting | eBay

I received them a while back. Despite my fears about cheap junk from eBay they are well made, the treads work great, and they look good. I mounted them with a rubber washer from Lowes. Unfortunately the front door surrounds get in the way of installing all 6 of them.

08-24-2014 03:42 AM
custer3_5
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Originally Posted by ds1948 View Post
I believe this qualifies as it cost less then $20. I did a write up on it also. Just search 4 door trench if your interested.
I like that. It woulda came in handy yesterday. I keep some small stuff in my trunk and had to put the seats down to haul a dresser.
08-24-2014 02:59 AM
ds1948 I believe this qualifies as it cost less then $20. Attachment 1420074 Attachment 1420082 Attachment 1420090 I did a write up on it also. Just search 4 door trench if your interested.
08-23-2014 09:58 PM
ArmyofMike Added $10 Harbor Freight car horns to my 2012 JKU to replace the original crappy horn. SIGNIFICANTLY better sounding and tone. Very easy to wire using stock wiring fasteners. The second horn, I cut 8" wires and soldered to #1 horn, then put fasteners on ends and then fastened to horn #2. Kinda janky, but works.

08-23-2014 07:51 PM
rusticoaf It's adhesive. It wasn't hard at all, I took my time and was watching a movie at the same time. Took me about an hour to do. If you're having a hard time getting it to work, you can warm it up with a hair dryer or something.
08-23-2014 06:37 PM
weissja36 Looks great. Is it hard to apply?
08-23-2014 06:33 PM
moscoeb Nice, is that a shrink wrap, or just adhesive?
08-23-2014 05:49 PM
rusticoaf Did this today... Had some of this stuff laying around. Probably do the steering wheel inserts and door sills later, but I ran out.











08-21-2014 02:04 PM
AleYeah A coupla months back I got tired of constantly removing/reattaching the 2 little bungee ball cords for my Spiderwebshade that secure it to the soft top latches, so I decided to run without them on a trial basis. 2 months later and the shade is still just as tight as it ever was with those 2 bungees in place. Cost: $0.00.

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08-21-2014 07:10 AM
JCom
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Originally Posted by GroovyGeek View Post
Wrapped the ends of the foam padding on the soft top bars in the rear of my JK with black Gorilla tape. From the rubbing when putting the soft top up/down the ends were splitting/tearing. Gorilla tape looks SOOO much better than Duct for exterior cosmetic use.
Can you post pics?
08-20-2014 11:24 PM
GroovyGeek Wrapped the ends of the foam padding on the soft top bars in the rear of my JK with black Gorilla tape. From the rubbing when putting the soft top up/down the ends were splitting/tearing. Gorilla tape looks SOOO much better than Duct for exterior cosmetic use.
08-20-2014 11:04 PM
DRC32 Got mine at Napa. Most automotive stores should have them
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