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Today 05:40 AM
al2ride
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Originally Posted by Bent jeep View Post
BBQ paint muffler.
Yup, doing that to mine also. I have a new can of black header paint that needs to be used. I like the fresh new look of it, but it won't last long here in OH.

I'm also going to undercoat the undercarriage before it starts snowing again. There are some sections of the frame an axles that have really thin paint on them.

Another cheap thing to do is to buy a can of Xzilon and DIY.
Today 04:03 AM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by Espo78 View Post
Leave it in the tailgate.
Ah. Kinda figured you'd have to remove it from the rear window. Wanted to make sure.
Yesterday 10:40 PM
Toasty
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Originally Posted by bgchzhd68 View Post
Haven't read these posts for a while, so I went back as far as page 16 and didn't see anything like my mod. I'm sure I'm not the only person who's thought of/done this, but here it is. I apologize for the scale of the pics (maybe too far away). The vent assemblies simply unscrew slightly and slide right out. The trim rings are easily removed with a small screwdriver/fingernail, and can then be roughed up with some 220 grit sandpaper, wiped down with alcohol & painted with a plastic type spraypaint. My JK is an 08, so I'm not sure how the newer ones remove, but I'm sure it's just as easy.
Those little silver pieces on the spokes of the steering wheel pop out pretty easily as well. They would look pretty good in red too. I was thinking of doing the spokes and the A/C vents. I did the speakers in the soundbar already.
Yesterday 09:37 PM
bgchzhd68 Haven't read these posts for a while, so I went back as far as page 16 and didn't see anything like my mod. I'm sure I'm not the only person who's thought of/done this, but here it is. I apologize for the scale of the pics (maybe too far away). The vent assemblies simply unscrew slightly and slide right out. The trim rings are easily removed with a small screwdriver/fingernail, and can then be roughed up with some 220 grit sandpaper, wiped down with alcohol & painted with a plastic type spraypaint. My JK is an 08, so I'm not sure how the newer ones remove, but I'm sure it's just as easy.
Yesterday 07:48 PM
Espo78 Leave it in the tailgate.
Yesterday 06:29 PM
Gord P What do you do with the tailgate bar?
Yesterday 05:33 PM
Das_Jeep Thanks everyone, it was more my wife's talent than mine.

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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post
Yeah, I'm jealous. I just installed my soft top last Sunday and haven't yet figured anything out for window storage.
Mine is loosely based off of the Bestop Storage Bag which I think is the better of the ones out there on the market.

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Originally Posted by IP0VV3R View Post
Man I wish that's work with my Trektop
Same here, I think appearance wise, the NX is the coolest looking top...hands down. I have (soon to be had) the Trektop NX also, and the fact that I could not do much with the windows was the main reason to switch to the premium. I know you can take the plastic corners out of the Trektop windows to roll roll them up, but having to put a puzzle back together when you want to put your windows back on just ain't all that much fun....plus going topless with the NX was almost impossible.

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Originally Posted by RAMM241 View Post
Looks great! Can u fit that under the back seat?
Not sure if you could fit it under while the windows are in it, but it definitely fits under rolled up empty with plenty of room. You may have to smoosh it it a little with the windows in it to get it under there...I will check it the next time it isn't calling for sever thunderstorms in Pa....which will be about 2017
Yesterday 03:55 PM
ck1
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Originally Posted by Das_Jeep View Post
A few $$ at Walmart and a wife that can sew...violá...a soft top window storage roll for less that $20....


Um Das....that looks nice....shes a keeper!
Yesterday 03:24 PM
IP0VV3R
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Originally Posted by Das_Jeep View Post
A few $$ at Walmart and a wife that can sew...violá...a soft top window storage roll for less that $20....
Man I wish that's work with my Trektop
Yesterday 02:55 PM
RAMM241
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Originally Posted by Das_Jeep View Post
A few $$ at Walmart and a wife that can sew...violá...a soft top window storage roll for less that $20....
Looks great! Can u fit that under the back seat?
Yesterday 02:50 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by Das_Jeep View Post
A few $$ at Walmart and a wife that can sew...violá...a soft top window storage roll for less that $20....

Yeah, I'm jealous. I just installed my soft top last Sunday and haven't yet figured anything out for window storage.
Yesterday 02:08 PM
sleeze
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Originally Posted by Das_Jeep View Post
A few $$ at Walmart and a wife that can sew...violá...a soft top window storage roll for less that $20....

That looks clean...better than my bed sheet window holder and my handy dandy sewing.
Yesterday 11:38 AM
Das_Jeep A few $$ at Walmart and a wife that can sew...violá...a soft top window storage roll for less that $20....

Yesterday 11:22 AM
Mr_Gigglz Ordered one of those waterproof flexible LED strips off eBay and spliced into the some wiring so whenever my door opens i get lights in the footwell.



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07-09-2014 04:11 PM
Toasty
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Originally Posted by _noffsiger View Post
Plasti Dip, Plasti Dip, Plasti Dip. Did I mention Plasti Dip?
Nice
07-09-2014 03:38 PM
_noffsiger Plasti Dip, Plasti Dip, Plasti Dip. Did I mention Plasti Dip?

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07-09-2014 11:24 AM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by Off Pavement View Post
I had one on my TJ and loved it so I wanted another on my JK. I use it to increase idle speed when winching, and I find it handy in an occasional difficult rock climb. Additionally, my knee can get kinda sore being in one position much of the day, so I use it as a true hand throttle, stretching as much as needed to relieve stiffness while speedily cruising along at 10MPH in 4low.
It's very cool. Nice work!
07-09-2014 10:07 AM
JKPaul
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Originally Posted by ScottyMack View Post
Bent Jeep you inspired me. Did this today, used 4 coats of high temp enamel paint, really easy to do. Just taped some newspaper around the bumper and sprayed. Big improvement!
I prefer the unpainted look. It has that new, fresh and clean look to it...
07-08-2014 10:44 PM
Off Pavement
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Originally Posted by Gord P View Post
What was your motivation for this?
I had one on my TJ and loved it so I wanted another on my JK. I use it to increase idle speed when winching, and I find it handy in an occasional difficult rock climb. Additionally, my knee can get kinda sore being in one position much of the day, so I use it as a true hand throttle, stretching as much as needed to relieve stiffness while speedily cruising along at 10MPH in 4low.
07-08-2014 07:15 PM
roberthleeii
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Originally Posted by gord p View Post
what was your motivation for this?
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07-08-2014 05:33 PM
Bent jeep OH ITS A HAND THROTTLE!

got it now. Nice job!
07-08-2014 05:12 PM
Gord P What was your motivation for this?
07-08-2014 04:02 PM
Toasty Lol
07-08-2014 04:01 PM
Bent jeep ^ wtf am i looking at?
07-08-2014 03:01 PM
Off Pavement A blood sacrifice and less than $50 if all parts are purchased new. Took me a couple days to figure out how I wanted to try this and the results have been better than I expected...



Most bike derailleur controls use a screw pin to adjust the cable tension. I chose to remove the pin and replace it with a knob screw for easy one hand tightening control.



I drilled a 1/4" hole in the accelerator arm for a 2 1/2" 1/4" bolt. I started with a fender washer, nylon washer, fender washer, then a nut. This created a non binding attachment for the cable to the pedal. Then another washer that goes against the brake pedal side of the accelerator arm, then a fender washer on the passenger side of the accelerator arm, a lock washer, and a nut to tighten the whole bolt assembly to the pedal.

The can opener was originally to be used as a cable housing retainer, but it broke when I tried to put a 90 degree bend in it. I ended up using part of it for a shim behind the pulley. I fabbed an "L" bracket out of scrap I had in the shop for the cable retainer seen in the middle left of the photo...



Finally how it looks with the carpet installed...



While stopped at idle, the throttle is extremely touchy. Moving the lever very slowly gets nothing...nothing... then 2200RPM. A little playing with the lever and I can control RPM effectively from around 1200 RPM and above. Driving is a different story as the drive by wire accelerator works well with the hand throttle. It's easy to move along at extremely slow speeds using the HT with the ability to increase and decrease speed.
07-07-2014 11:56 PM
Bonecollector
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Originally Posted by Espo78 View Post
I imagine with the doors on they won't work so well? I don't think you will be able to see the passenger mirror at all.
They have to come off when the doors go back on but it only takes a ratchet and about 15 seconds to remove them. I do not really want to have two mirrors per side anyway and I like the OEM mirrors that are on the doors so removing the small "naked runners" is no issue to me anyway.

They are strictly for wheeling.
07-07-2014 09:21 PM
jonnyt16
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Originally Posted by ScottyMack View Post
Bent Jeep you inspired me. Did this today, used 4 coats of high temp enamel paint, really easy to do. Just taped some newspaper around the bumper and sprayed. Big improvement!
Looks awesome. Don't be afraid to hit that rear axle either! See post #969 for my before & after.
07-07-2014 08:21 PM
Espo78 I imagine with the doors on they won't work so well? I don't think you will be able to see the passenger mirror at all.
07-07-2014 08:09 PM
Bonecollector Put together some "quicky" side mirrors that actually work so well I'm going to plastidip them and keep using.

Went by NAPA auto parts and saw these. They were only about 12 bucks each so I got two. Went home cut out some gaskets from an old rubber inner tube (so as not to damage paint). Removed top windshield bolt and installed mirror on both sides. They don't stick out so far that they will catch on trees and limbs so should be good for the long run. Wheeled and used mirrors in traffic, got used to them very quickly and I use side mirrors allot. Very happy with them.

By the way they have stainless hardware attached at the back for the swivel and socket.
P.S. pardon all the dust on the inside of the jeep it was the middle of the weekend after all.
07-07-2014 01:52 PM
Bent jeep Won't hurt then to paint them.

Paint em green.
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