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Berend 04-02-2013 11:33 PM

Modifications to the ash tray
 
Not being a smoker and with an ashtray that is somewhat hard to even keep spare change or trash in, what are some cool mods that can be easily done to make this space more useful?

TJDave 04-03-2013 12:49 AM

My TJ is an ashtray delete model. It did not come with an ashtray, and the dash just has a flat spot where the ashtray would normally be.
Perfect spot for my ARB switches.

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/j...1322080623.jpg

PStov98TJ 04-03-2013 12:52 AM

Is there a kit for an ashtray delete available?

sparky 04-03-2013 11:53 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Homemade delete.

Flat piece of steel, with a bend to match the contour, a few holes, some paint - custom switch panel.

Attachment 231105

Patrick H 04-03-2013 12:22 PM

My ashtray is full of change, and the rattling drives me up the wall. Anyone know how I can fix it? Plasti-Dip maybe?

Big Sarge 04-03-2013 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 3589355)
My ashtray is full of change, and the rattling drives me up the wall. Anyone know how I can fix it? Plasti-Dip maybe?

Take the change out?!:dance:

Patrick H 04-03-2013 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Sarge

Take the change out?!:dance:

Ah! Thanks.

kosmo04 04-03-2013 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Big Sarge (Post 3589364)

Take the change out?!:dance:

Bahahaha

chemicaljeep 04-03-2013 05:05 PM

took the tray out and put garage door opener there

UFOtestpilot 04-03-2013 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 3589355)
My ashtray is full of change, and the rattling drives me up the wall. Anyone know how I can fix it? Plasti-Dip maybe?

That's brilliant!!! Plasti-dip the change! I bet if you put 10 coats on each coin they won't rattle a bit!

Submariner 04-03-2013 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by UFOtestpilot (Post 3590518)
That's brilliant!!! Plasti-dip the change! I bet if you put 10 coats on each coin they won't rattle a bit!

No it won't work, but you could try. do it and let us know who was right

Wheel2Work 04-03-2013 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ (Post 3587868)
Is there a kit for an ashtray delete available?

Try this write up: Early TJ Dual Switch Panel Mod - 1

Patrick H 04-03-2013 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by UFOtestpilot (Post 3590518)
That's brilliant!!! Plasti-dip the change! I bet if you put 10 coats on each coin they won't rattle a bit!

Exactly what I was thinking. I actually took the change out of the ashtray and the rattle is gone, but I can't for the life of me find a place to put it.

eagle223 04-03-2013 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 3590807)

Exactly what I was thinking. I actually took the change out of the ashtray and the rattle is gone, but I can't for the life of me find a place to put it.

Cup holder, but you will lose a drink carrying space

Patrick H 04-03-2013 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by eagle223 (Post 3590867)
Cup holder, but you will lose a drink carrying space

If you hadn't caught on, I'm joking. You know, being a smartass. :angel:

bostiguy 04-03-2013 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by eagle223 (Post 3590867)
Cup holder, but you will lose a drink carrying space

In reality though, aren't you just transferring the rattling. Then he will have to plasti-dip his cup holder. :facepalm:

Patrick H 04-03-2013 07:27 PM

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Originally Posted by bostiguy (Post 3590951)
In reality though, aren't you just transferring the rattling. Then he will have to plasti-dip his cup holder. :facepalm:

I was going to plasti-dip the coins themselves.

UFOtestpilot 04-03-2013 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 3590807)

Exactly what I was thinking. I actually took the change out of the ashtray and the rattle is gone, but I can't for the life of me find a place to put it.

I found a coin slot in mine. It has some sort of a lever (probably to get it back out) that has: 2H, 4H, N, and 4L on it. I checked already and there's room for at least $30 in change. ;)

Patrick H 04-03-2013 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by UFOtestpilot (Post 3591123)
I found a coin slot in mine. It has some sort of a lever (probably to get it back out) that has: 2H, 4H, N, and 4L on it. I checked already and there's room for at least $30 in change. ;)

You mean the one with the hairs? Imma go out right now and start sticking coins in there.

UFOtestpilot 04-03-2013 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 3591132)

You mean the one with the hairs? Imma go out right now and start sticking coins in there.

Yup, the hairs make sure the coins are clean I reckon.


Seriously though, I'm not sure what I'll use that space for but I don't have a need for it yet so an unused ashtray is what it'll be until I need it for something else.

eagle223 04-03-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 3590872)

If you hadn't caught on, I'm joking. You know, being a smartass. :angel:

I know figured I'd mess around too lol

Shark_13 04-03-2013 09:50 PM

There is a coin holder thing under the lid of my console...not sure if that was factory or not?....I still have change rattling around in the cupholders though lol.

Patrick H 04-03-2013 10:34 PM

Seriously, my ash tray is full of change, and it does rattle once in a while. And when it does, it bugs me.;) I *HATE* squeaks and rattles.

PStov98TJ 04-03-2013 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 3591984)
Seriously, my ash tray is full of change, and it does rattle once in a while. And when it does, it bugs me.;) I *HATE* squeaks and rattles.

It must be common with the name :whistling: I can't stand when I have a rattle or squeak. Drives me crazy!! :banghead::banghead::banghead:

bryantom 04-04-2013 07:25 AM

You guys joke about plasti dipping the change in the ash tray, but when I bought my tj, the PO did not clean out the jeep and had a ton of change in the ash tray, he had wrapped every single coin with scotch tape and it did not rattle at all. Between the ash tray and what had bounced up behind the dash I got almost 10 bucks in change, but the tape is a pain to get off

robhurlburt 04-04-2013 07:49 AM

i wish i could figure out something to do. i don't have an ashtray, just a hole. no need for extra switches so adding a plate would look silly. $30+ bucks for a ashtray.....i'm keeping the blank spot.

Patrick H 04-04-2013 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by robhurlburt (Post 3592982)
i wish i could figure out something to do. i don't have an ashtray, just a hole. no need for extra switches so adding a plate would look silly. $30+ bucks for a ashtray.....i'm keeping the blank spot.


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