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DylanRhodes45 12-27-2013 09:26 AM

DIY mods
 
Post pics of the Do-It-Yourself mods on your jeep!

RufBoy 01-01-2014 08:19 AM

Wanted something simple to hold my coffee cups on the way to work, so I made my own console. I also made the storage shelf under the dash. Used scraps and paint in the shed and invested about $2 in the plastic cup holders.

http://imageshack.us/a/img600/143/emwj.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img534/1798/hzi5.jpg

DylanRhodes45 01-01-2014 04:10 PM

The console looks great. I've been looking into doing something like that myself. I thibk if I do it I may add a spot for a speaker

RufBoy 01-01-2014 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by DylanRhodes45 (Post 7119937)
The console looks great. I've been looking into doing something like that myself. I thibk if I do it I may add a spot for a speaker

Thanks! It would be easy to add the speaker. I made two small speaker boxes for the back wheel wells too. I hit them with a quick coat of flat black for now, but plan on sanding them down and giving them a better paint job. It's fun to see what you can come up with from just using stuff that's laying around the house.

http://img51.imageshack.us/img51/5817/8qf8.jpg

DylanRhodes45 01-01-2014 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by RufBoy (Post 7121937)

Thanks! It would be easy to add the speaker. I made two small speaker boxes for the back wheel wells too. I hit them with a quick coat of flat black for now, but plan on sanding them down and giving them a better paint job. It's fun to see what you can come up with from just using stuff that's laying around the house.

I wired some LED's up today. Not laying around the house I know, but only cost me about 20 bucks, plus my 89 has a good amount of empty terminals in the fuse box to use.

RufBoy 01-01-2014 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by DylanRhodes45 (Post 7122737)
I wired some LED's up today. Not laying around the house I know, but only cost me about 20 bucks, plus my 89 has a good amount of empty terminals in the fuse box to use.

Those look great! Where'd you get them? I've been looking at different types and wasn't sure which ones would work well. I have the blue LED lights in my dash, so that would go perfect with them. Can you post a pic of what they look like at night?

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/1664/9k3n.jpg

DylanRhodes45 01-01-2014 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by RufBoy (Post 7123545)

Those look great! Where'd you get them? I've been looking at different types and wasn't sure which ones would work well. I have the blue LED lights in my dash, so that would go perfect with them. Can you post a pic of what they look like at night?

You can get them at Wal-Mart, Advance, etc. I just bought the strips. Mounted easy and was actually my first wiring job. Coincidentally, I really want to do my dash next. Is the blue easy to see at night? And here you go.

RufBoy 01-01-2014 07:22 PM

I'll look for those, I like they way it looks. Here's a link to a thread I started when I changed my dash lights. It's easy to do, and you can see your gauges better than the stock lights. You can even see them in daylight. The thread has some good tips from other forum members too, and one even posted a "how to" thread. Good luck, post pics of how it turns out!

Click Here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f218/da...ts-293681.html

DevilDogSoldier 01-26-2014 08:47 PM

After raising my fuel tank and skid, the dumb, cheap Walmart lights I was using as reverse lights had to go.* I had already broken one off clearing a creek.* And the other shattered, but was salvageable.* I wanted something tougher and looked good, so I came up with an idea, made a model, and made it happen.* Cost incurred was just under $80.

Basic cardboard model.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_210653.jpg

2" lights, courtesy of closetowholesale on eBay.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_150428.jpg

Two sheets of 1/8" steel, 3"x36" and 2"x36".* The 3" is for the face...
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_150513.jpg

And the 2" was cut and clearanced for the top.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_150443.jpg

2 3/8" hole saw was used to make way for the lights and grommets.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_151414.jpg

Test fit
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_152715.jpg

Welded it up with some end caps.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_180219.jpg

Shot it with 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of plasti-dip.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_200817.jpg

In between coats, I wired it.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_200839.jpg

Then put it all together.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_201342.jpg

Finished.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_214312.jpg
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_214238.jpg

daddyjeep 01-26-2014 09:14 PM

Those lights are exactly what I have been looking for. I just ordered them, they will be here Thursday. I want to build them into my rear bumper though. Nicely done.

2xs 01-26-2014 11:34 PM

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Couple custom things I did to my '90, swapping them over to my '93, but I do have to re-make the gas can mount, it was danaged when my '90 was rear-ended and totaled...

I do like the lights, but would probably put them in my bumper...

Jiminy Jeepers 01-29-2014 05:04 PM

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uncles custom yj



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daddyjeep 01-29-2014 07:29 PM

Check my build thread. Everything is DIY.

TennesseeYJ 03-11-2014 01:00 AM

Cheap DIY Posi-Lock

DIY Jeep Wrangler YJ Posi Lock diff conversion - YouTube

TennesseeYJ 03-11-2014 01:02 AM

Also .. movable dome/work light.

Cheap DIY Dome or work light for your Jeep Wrangler - YouTube

indirocz28 03-11-2014 11:45 PM

Do you have a build thread of raising your fuel tank and skid?

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Originally Posted by DevilDogSoldier (Post 7753849)
After raising my fuel tank and skid, the dumb, cheap Walmart lights I was using as reverse lights had to go.* I had already broken one off clearing a creek.* And the other shattered, but was salvageable.* I wanted something tougher and looked good, so I came up with an idea, made a model, and made it happen.* Cost incurred was just under $80.

Basic cardboard model.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_210653.jpg

2" lights, courtesy of closetowholesale on eBay.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_150428.jpg

Two sheets of 1/8" steel, 3"x36" and 2"x36".* The 3" is for the face...
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_150513.jpg

And the 2" was cut and clearanced for the top.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_150443.jpg

2 3/8" hole saw was used to make way for the lights and grommets.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_151414.jpg

Test fit
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_152715.jpg

Welded it up with some end caps.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_180219.jpg

Shot it with 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of plasti-dip.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_200817.jpg

In between coats, I wired it.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_200839.jpg

Then put it all together.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_201342.jpg

Finished.
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_214312.jpg
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...013_214238.jpg


DevilDogSoldier 03-13-2014 06:07 PM

Unfortunately I rarely document my activities, despite my best efforts to do so (ensuring camera is there, etc). I get into my grove and just go...

I read up on what others have done (e.g. cut and weld some angle across the new edge), but decided it made more sense (and less cents) to cut the amount I'm raising, and weld it back to itself (2" in my case). That and cut down the length of the straps (grinding away the galv first). I found that this was far easier than trying to make holes lineup in a piece of angle. Of course all of this assumes you have a body lift or have cut away the room for your tank

Here's a couple of pics... I suppose this meets the DIY standard.

End result:
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...a/IMG_5027.jpg

Close up "rear":
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...a/IMG_5021.jpg

Close up "front" (that's the rubber mat that sticks out):
http://i557.photobucket.com/albums/s...a/IMG_5026.jpg

indirocz28 03-13-2014 08:16 PM

I'll have to remember this. Maybe it would keep my 8.8 from hitting my tank.

DevilDogSoldier 03-13-2014 08:54 PM

That is precisely the reason I did mine.


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