|Today 09:49 AM|
Thanks, here's a couple pics of the process.
Here's the dash cut away, and what I did for amps. I bought a 4ch and 2ch Punch amp and they are small enough to stuff in the corners and just clear the back of the crossover.
Here's how I made a template, first with some foam board, then cut out of 20 gauge sheet metal. (I learned that a Dremel is a frustratingly slow way to cut holes in sheet metal and that I need to buy an angle grinder.)
Here's the side view of the components together. I was able to take the face off my CB and rotate it 90 degrees since it is connected with ribbon cables. It never would have fit in there straight back. The crossover barely fits, the RCA cables get smooshed against the defroster vent, but it just makes it.
And finally, A straight on picture, day/night.
The blue LED light from the crossover is almost blinding at night, I wish it had a dimmer, but I'll look for one that is either not so bright, or maybe have a flip cover for it or something.
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|HSL 4X4||That custom dash thing is pretty legit|
|Today 09:18 AM|
I just finished making a custom stereo bezel for my TJ. I cut away most of the center dash so I could have a more compact bezel that's flush with the glove box. I put in a 7" Android tablet and managed to work my CB in there too. I've never seen a mod like it, so I thought I should finally sign up on here now that I have something to share that might inspire others to come up with similar mods.
I plan on making a new version at some point that includes a switch panel, once I can afford a winch and offriading lights, etc. But for now this works pretty well. I've got a usb charger wired in to the ignition switched 12V, and an app that turns on the screen when there is power and locks the screen when the power is off, and there are no exposed buttons for anyone to wake/mess with the tablet when the car is off. On that note, you have to take everything apart to get the tablet out, so this isn't the kind of thing where you pop it in and out, but I've seen slide in tablet mounts in custom car dashes before.
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These work great....
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|Today 12:30 AM|
|huskersdave||Zipped tied my backseat seatbelts to the rollbar so they would stop flapping. I than drove it down the interstate for 3 hours with the top down.|
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|Yesterday 09:45 PM|
|Dirty Backroads||I put a 13" Antenna X on the TJ. Reception sucks but it looks good and doesn't bang up against my mirror.|
|Yesterday 09:35 PM|
that's not a good sight I would have cried like a baby as well.......R.I.P.
|Yesterday 09:25 PM|
|DJs97TJs||Cried, rolled the jeep 3-4 times. Sad day.|
|Yesterday 09:09 PM|
|Yesterday 09:06 PM|
|A Jeep Named Jack||
|Yesterday 08:43 PM|
|ArthurTJ04||Hexiled Razz is there a torque value to those bolts?|
|Yesterday 08:38 PM|
Just picked these up from Ebay. $50 All four plus bulbs. Might ben alternative.
|Yesterday 08:32 PM|
Changed my diff fluid and painted my rusty old covers to give them a "pop". I was originally going to just clean up and re-use the old bolts, but after the wire wheel grabbed one from me and whipped it across the basement, my sorry ass was on the way to the hardware store to pick up stainless :S
Front came off easily enough, though the rear was significantly more rusted(The bolts were; cover actually cleaned up nicer than the front). I had to hammer a 12MM socket onto half of the 1/2 bolts to turn them off. I consider myself lucky it didn't turn into a weekend job.
Fluid was black in both the front and the rear. Leads me to believe they haven't been changed in a while; if ever. Good news is that my gears looked clean, and there were no heavy metal shavings or chunks. Though my rear was leaking at the pinion seal. Gonna' have to replace that soon. Here's the front end finished; i'm gonna let the RTV cure and dump fluid in tomorrow.
|Yesterday 08:23 PM|
Installed a Tuffy Compact Security box in the rear of my tub. Great place to store tools and gear for my winch.
Only hard part was squeezing my hands between the tub and the fuel tank for the mounting bolts. PITA I just didn't trust trying to use blind rivets...
And dang that thing is in their solid. Almost like it was built-in with the Jeep. And keyed to my under seat security drawer too. ;-)
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|A Jeep Named Jack|
|Yesterday 06:29 PM|
Tinted the turn signals
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