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sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:33 PM

Yellowtail build
 
My Jeep Thread. Enjoy

Current mod list added:
Mods to date:
4" Fabtech SA Lift
5 17" Fuel Hostage wheels
5 33x12.5x17 Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ's
Metalcloak Aluminum Stubby
Smittybilt SRC Front Bumper - FOR SALE
Rampage Rear Recovery Bumper/Tire Carrier
Warn M8000
Warn Winch Plate - SOLD
Warn Snatch Block
Reese Towpower Pro Class III/IV Hitch - FOR SALE
KC 6" 130w Daylighters Long Range - SOLD
KC 6" 130w Daylighters Driving - SOLD
Blazer (Wal-Mart) 4" LED Tail Lights
Custom (Homemade) LED 3rd Brake Light
(Amazon find) 4" LED Backup Lights
Blue LED Dash/HVAC/Interior Lights
Kenwood KDC-X395 Head Unit
Kicker KS525 Dash Speakers with Adapters
2 JL Audio 10W3V3 Subwoofers
JL Audio XD600/1 Monoblock Amp
Iggee Seat Covers

Soon to be Installed:
Narrow Ford 8.8 Axle w/ 4.10 gears -Have
Artec 8.8 Truss/Bracket Kit - Have
Rokmen Rear Upper Control Arms - Have
JKS 1 1/4" Body Lift - Have
Crown Performance ZJ E-brake Cables - Have
Novak NP231 Shifter Cable - Have
ECGS 8.8 E-brake Shoes - Have
ECGS 8.8 ABS Port Freeze Plug - Have
Crown Performance Stainless 8.8 Caliper Flex Hose Kit - Have
JB Conversions Super Short SYE - Have
Metalcloak Aluminum Stubby Bumper - Have

Very Soon Mods:
Wagoneer 44 - Have
Dana 44 4.88 R&P - Have
Dana 44 Lockrite - Have
Superior HP30 4.88 R&P - SOLD (going Waggy 44)
Superior 8.8 4.88 R&P - Have
Carolina Driveline Driveshaft
Homebrew Steel Flat Skid
UCF LOPRO Mount
Dana 44 Master Install Kit - Have
ECGS HP30 Master Install Kit - SOLD (going Waggy 44)
ECGS 8.8 Master Install Kit - Have

Future Mods:
Chromo shafts front and rear 5x5.5
Hutchinson Rock Monster Beadlocks
37" MTZ's
Metalcloak Fenders/Sliders/Armor
3-link/Triangulated 4-link/stretch
Currie 4" Progressive Rate Springs
Currie Anti-Rocks
Fox Resivoir 12" travel shocks (Savvy/Wayne tune)
Outboarded Rear Shocks (Ford Shock Towers)
ARB locker rear
Rubicon Transfer Case
VIAIR Onboard Air
Rigid Industries Flush Mount Amber Duallys (Mount in Grill, Modify to Work as Turn Signals)
Rigid Industries Clear Duallys and Light Bars

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1350531787.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1341502394.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1335237730.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1335237768.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:36 PM

My Jeep when I got it. 2004 Wrangler X with 44,000 miles. All stock except 31" BFG All-Terrains. Of course had to mud with it stock.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...ockmudding.jpg
My first mod: 4" Fabtech basic short arm susp. lift, 17" black Fuel Hotage Offroad wheels, and Mickey Thompson 12.5x33 Baja MTZs. Added in May of 2011.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...liftonlift.jpg
Driving it out of the shop for the first time
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...ewliftshop.jpg
Sitting in the driveway with the lift
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...ftdriveway.jpg
Next mod: Birthday present! Warn M8000 Winch, tow straps, and tow hooks. Tree protector, snatch block, D-Ring for snatch block, and some other goodies added later.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...hooksstrap.jpg
Installation of the winch. Attached to the winch plate, this thing weighs a ton!
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...hinstalled.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:37 PM

Installation of KC Daylighter 130w Driving and Offroad lights. This is the wiring for the windshield mounted Offroad lights. Pulled wiper panel off to run wiring.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...sieldlight.jpg
Ran wiring in through the corner of the panel on both sides and crossed over the firewall at the hood hinges.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...ieldlight2.jpg
Put the panel back on. Wiring looks clean and dissapears quickly.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...lightscowl.jpg
Lights attached and wiring complete.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...sinstalled.jpg
Another pic of the finished lights. Put the hard smile rock covers on both sets.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...installed2.jpg
Added yellow KC rock gaurds to all lights. I like em!
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...ckguardson.jpg
Both sets of lights on with rock guards.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...6573/KCson.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:37 PM

Painted my differential covers yellow. Rear Diff:
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...iffpainted.jpg
Prepping the front cover.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...iffprepped.jpg
Painted front cover and front.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...iffpainted.jpg
Painted front cover up close.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...ffpainted2.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:38 PM

My Iggee seat covers arrived.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...eeseatsbox.jpg
There were only enough hooks in the box for the front seats (oops on Iggee) so I got creative and made a zip-tie chain to keep it tight. I probably used 20 or so zip-ties tied together.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...eatzipties.jpg
The back seat finished...
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...rearseaton.jpg
...and the back seat installed.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...rearseatin.jpg
Left Side.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...passseatin.jpg
Right
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...versseatin.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:39 PM

Routing Fireflex Coax. Ran it through tailgate vent into the tailgate.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...Coaxinvent.jpg
Vent back on
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...axinventon.jpg
Comes out same hole 3rd brake light wires go in.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...ghtailgate.jpg
Scraped out a little bit of the cover to make it fit.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...ailgatebox.jpg
Ran along side of tub. Used the d-ring hitch to hold it down and get a good measurement.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/.../Coaxhitch.jpg
Uniden PRO-520xl
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...es26573/CB.jpg
Installed quick disconnects so i can hide it.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...3/CBwiring.jpg
Use stereo for external speaker or PA (until my horn gets here)
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...3/CBstereo.jpg
Ext Speaker output going to stereo
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...speakerout.jpg
Modified Arizona Rocky Road mount. It didnt fit my Olympic Extreme Duty tire mount so I lined it up between the bump stop and tire mount bolt and drilled a hole to match the width. Sits to the right a bit but works for me.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...tennamount.jpg
3' Firestik II 'FS' on spring on ARR mount w 18' fireflex coax w/ fire ring
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...ennaspring.jpg
The antenna. (sorry. pic was on phone, at night, into garage light)
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...73/Antenna.jpg
New Warn Go Prepared windshield banner. And you can see CB.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...Warnbanner.jpg
Blue LED HVAC lights. Broke middle one while installing, so only two on.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...3/BlueHVAC.jpg
Blue TriLED instrument cluser lights. Awesome.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...3/Bluedash.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:40 PM

SRC arrived. The box. UPS man dropped it off inside my garage. He must have known...
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...573/SRCbox.jpg
Packing. Lots of foam blocks and plastic. Cardboard wrapped on ends to keep from busting out of the box.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...SRCboxopen.jpg
There she is!
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...3/SRCinbox.jpg
Old stock bumper
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...hcomingoff.jpg
Installed with lights relocated. Looks awesome but only 4 bolt locations.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...6573/SRCon.jpg
And from a slightly higher view lol.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...573/SRCon2.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:41 PM

Finally got the correct pair of Body Armor trail doors in. Last pair I sent back because the limiting strap hoop was riveted on where I couldnt put the strap on. Put ths set on this morning. In this set, the passenger side hinge scrapes the paint off the body as it pivots. Grinding required apparently.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...armordoors.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...rmordoors2.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...rmordoors3.jpg

WARNING: I had so many issues with these doors I ended up selling them. I will never buy Body Armor again.

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:42 PM

Installed SPECO 6" Aluminum PA horn to fog light mount tab on SRC bumper.
Its a temporary location but I wanted to get max sound for football game friday. Cut plugs off one end of Red/White stereo cable and wired into PA horn. Plugged uncut end into another cable that changes from Red/White plugs to 3.5mm jack. Then into back of Uniden PRO-520xl CB. VERY LOUD! Pretty good for an unamplified because I closely matched the wattage/ohms and got a high sensitivity (105 dB).

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:43 PM

Installed Kicker KS525 speakers in the dash. Skipped posting the pics since they were uploaded rather than Photobucket links.

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:45 PM

My 16.4ft Blue LED strip for foot well and body rail lighting
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323737434.jpg
Testing the roll with the CB discos. It's bright!
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323737437.jpg
Wired into KC rocker switch and 12v RC car battery charger
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323753177.jpg
The rigging works. Rocker switch lights up too
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323753179.jpg
I had to build a mount for the drivers side. It bolts to the bottom of the steering frame and hangs down about 4" to make it close to even with the passenger side. It's made of scrap pieces of licence plate left over from the tail light mount that are snap riveted together and snap riveted to a paint stick. Snap rivets are cool!
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323835548.jpg
The paint stick w/ mount is the drivers side and the ruler is pass. side. The ruler will just be glued to the bottom of the A/C components. Both are wired and ready to be mounted.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323835550.jpg
Both sides lighted using the charger. Lookin good! Drivers side is leaning against the chair back.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323835551.jpg
Install tomorrow and determining how I'm going to do the rear seat and tub rail install.

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:46 PM

Finished front foot well led install

Testing the drivers side mount earlier in the day
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323908730.jpg
Wired and finished
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323908163.jpg
I mounted two of my KC rocker switches on the plastic piece under the door frame. I wanted them hidden under the dash but there was no good place to mount them. This spot makes it easy to turn on or off while driving or outside the the car. The front switch will control the front and rear foot well lighting. The back switch will control tub rail lighting and any other locations.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323908732.jpg
Close up of the switches.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323908155.jpg
Drivers side mounted on a paint stick
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323908157.jpg
Paint stick is snap riveted to scrap pieces of licence plate riveted together and bolted to the steering frame.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323908159.jpg
I had to move the pass side white light over to fit the ruler
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323908160.jpg
I drilled two holes in the ruler and used another preexisting hole to feed the screws. Fits nicely between the kick panel Nd the frame.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323908162.jpg
Another finished pic
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1323908154.jpg
Tomorrow will be work on the rear foot well lights.

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:47 PM

2 JL Audio 10W3V3-4 subwoofers and a JL Audio XD600/1 monoblock amp installed today!
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1324928422.jpg
I had to tape over the vent because the sound was blowing out so hard it was rattling the vent.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1324928541.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1324928760.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1324928484.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:47 PM

I picked up the center cap for my spare wheel from the local wheel shop that i had ordered over a month ago. Grabbed an led and holder from RadioShack that were out of stock last visit. Then, i drilled the fake plastic bolts, put in the snap holders, and wired in the leds. The result is pretty awesome!
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1324965568.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1324965628.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1324965780.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:48 PM

Heres the pics of it installed
2 1/2" washers on each wheel lug to space the wheel enough to run the wiring.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325026372.jpg
The washers also helped move the tire off of the bumper a lottle so it won't rub the paint off anymore, although i wont have the stock bumper for very much longer
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325027257.jpg
The wire runs through the holes for wheels with a larger bolt pattern and squeezes between the wheel and mount.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325026584.jpg
it was impossible to wire the light before mounting the wheel, but it was extremely difficult to wire it once the wheel was already mounted.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325027416.jpg
The black plastic snap in holders match well and hide the evidence of drilling.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325026948.jpg
The clear lights match the silver accents well
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325027181.jpg
Lit!
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325027341.jpg
From straight on.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325026452.jpg
Once i install my rampage recovery bumper/tire carrier, i can wire the floods as reverse lights and put 4" round led tail lights in. This mod will look great with those.

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:48 PM

Some pics of my new Rampage bumper
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325637806.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325638121.jpg
Finally convinced my dad to let me cut holes in the tub (yes i still have to do that). I picked up a pair of Blazer 4" 10 led STT lights from Walmart for $33. I used my in room 12v power source (aka rc battery charger) to light them.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325637982.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325637862.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325637932.jpg
For my backup lights, I want to install this (4" LED Backup Reverse Tail Light Utility Trailer Truck : Amazon.com : Automotive) led light but im not sure it is going to fit. The red lights are slightly too wide but the white lights claim to be only 4".

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:49 PM

Decided to use part of my $100 Amazon gift card
I bought a pair of these

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325655597.jpg
And one of these

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325655596.jpg
And one of these

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325655598.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:50 PM

Got these done:
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325918236.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325918337.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325918376.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1325918443.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:51 PM

Last night, i wired my led backup lights into the backup light circuit. Then i modded the circuit in the cab to a double throw switch. The I is wired to the backup circuit. The II is wired to a constant 12v. The output goes to the lights. So now my lights work normally or can be turned on and off whenever. This mod was a huge PITA, especially when i cut the wrong wire in the cab and had to patch it, despite identical coloring.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043115.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043397.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043929.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043717.jpg
I used the male half of blue bullet connecters. They worked perfectly.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043648.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043599.jpg
Heatshrinked. I melted the plastic around the holes to lock in the connections and make them more water tight.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043553.jpg
Taped up
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043459.jpg
Testing my skills
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043291.jpg
I decided to tap in at the trailer harness because 1. I am about to remove the tail lights and want to have the pigtails intact for selling. 2. I still wanted a plug inbetween the lights and the jeep harness. The outside plug will be cut off of the trailer harness and my led tail lights will be soldered to the trailer harness wires.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043337.jpg
One in with the tail light removed for other reasons
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326043855.jpg
It is a great mod, but the switch got the best of me. Took me nearly 8 hours for everything.

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:52 PM

Ive been slipping on posts. Heres my recent work.
Sanded, primed, and painted carrier bolt head.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326246256.jpg
Got selectable reverse light mod finished. Lights.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326244105.jpg
Switch
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326246411.jpg
Grab handles
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326243439.jpg
Sanded and began priming and painting hood locks
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326243972.jpg
Replaced flasher with Tridon EP-26 for LEDs
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326246301.jpg
Added replacement Warn M8000 decal
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326246352.jpg
Caulked up led tail light
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326343010.jpg
Simple Greened all items for sale
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326403128.jpg
Sanded and painted licence plate screws
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326422788.jpg
Primed and painted sway bar cover with plastic primer and paint
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326495880.jpg
Sanded and primed front bumper
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326496301.jpg
Sanded rear bumper and trailer hitch
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326495974.jpg
And picked up a hole saw from a local forum member to do the 4" tail lights.

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:54 PM

These are all the pictures of my LED tail light install. Im not going to be giving descriptions because there are so many pictures. Leave a comment if you have any questions.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326773147.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326591652.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326773071.jpg
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http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326771263.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326772646.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326592317.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326592036.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326682916.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326683189.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326772909.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:55 PM

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326772422.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326772359.jpg
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http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326772269.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:57 PM

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326772089.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326771711.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326771772.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326771820.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326771885.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326771991.jpg
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http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326762131.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326771617.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326762206.jpg
And step dads YJ.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326772623.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326771335.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326685292.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:57 PM

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326772535.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326762278.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:58 PM

I finished painting my sway bar cover
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326840038.jpg
I put 3 coats of Rustoleum Flat on the front of the front bumper.
Heres the line of stuff to be painted with the bumper on the right
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326840112.jpg
Sanded and began to prime the carrier but ran out of primer.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326839843.jpg
Simple Green'd the stock tail lights (minus bulbs) and the plate mount. They are set out to dry thoroughly then will go up on classifieds.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326839960.jpg
Tore the dash apart to add the two replacement led lights for the HVAC
Before
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326843170.jpg
I discovered one of the leds was just loose so I tightened and it works now. The replacement bulb appeared dim from the outside so i tore open the HVAC box and, sure enough, the replacement bulb was much dimmer. I emailed Autolumination and am awaiting a response.
You can see the dimmer replacement bulb in the middle.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326842355.jpg
After
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326843220.jpg
While I had the HVAC box apart, I pulled out my broken knob for the air location controller and found the part that broke off.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326843329.jpg
I took a soldering iron and melted the plastic back together. Since the fix isnt the strongest, I swapped the knob for the heat knob, since it requires much less pressure to turn. Now all my HVAC controls work again!
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1326843285.jpg
This post brought to you by the stupid history deletion/page reloading feature on the iPhone 4S and the new and quite the opposite of improved Photobucket update.

sjones26573 10-22-2012 03:59 PM

Finished painting the front bumper.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327098789.jpg
Also posted the tail lights in the classifides.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327096477.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 04:00 PM

Sold the tail lights.

I added a strip of the blue led lighting to my HVAC box to even out the dead spot from the replacement bulb.
Drilled the hole for the wires.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327285457.jpg
I added some disconnects in case I needed to take the box out in the future. Used heat shrink. Heat shrinked all of the female ends. I shrunk the back side of the male ends but left the plugs unshrunk to act as a sort of tight casing when connected. Also color coordinated so I never get them backwards, since I had both colors of heat shrink.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327285475.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327285695.jpg
Tapped into the dimming circuit and ground for the HVAC lights.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327285594.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327285553.jpg
The strip lit
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327280949.jpg
Before
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327284694.jpg
After
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327284619.jpg

While I had the dash apart, I ran my aux cable for the stereo behind the dash. It now goes from the faceplate, into the dash above the HVAC box, and comes out in the cupholder.

sjones26573 10-22-2012 04:01 PM

Starting from Friday...

Got the replacement replacement power steering hose installed with no problem. This one was in and running in 15 minutes.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327701969.jpg
Moved my PA horn under the hood on the ABS tray. The front end looks much better without it there.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327709238.jpg
Gave my step dad the Hella wiring harness, rocker switch and Uwharrie trail map for his birthday and got the harness 90% wired. This is the cake he got. It was a Baltimore Ravens cake. The TJ is represented by a Toyota Land Cruiser and the YJ is represented as the Nitro Circus monster truck. Oh well, still cool.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327881385.jpg
Spent the weekend widening the ATV trails and building a new trail for the jeeps. Had to bring in the dozer to fill in a ditch crossing.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327890507.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327890638.jpg
And heres the spot on the trail where a curved log jumped up and bashed the side of the tub. Rocker panels just got higher on the list.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327878506.jpg
Only flex spot I could find. Not very good lol.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1327881108.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 04:08 PM

Unloaded at Uwharrie. Art Lilley campground is actually pretty nice. Flexed on the ATV unload ramp.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1334968005.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1334974758.jpg
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http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1334975055.jpg

sjones26573 10-22-2012 04:09 PM

Here are some flex pics from Poser Rock.
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1335151272.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1335151394.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1335151568.jpg
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...1335152215.jpg


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