Hey everyone, I posted an intro thread in the Registry with a bunch of pics of my 1st Jeep. I'm really excited to get started on a solid build, as a former Army Medic and a current SAR/Paramedic student, I'd like to make my build as functional as possible for work purposes. I'm starting to put together a list, and I've already made friends with the counter drones and manager at my local auto parts store. (Lucky for me it's right across the street.)
I need to clean it up a little bit and fix a few important things before I move on to mods.
That's the pics and description.
So here's my list I just made:
-Fix Electrical Issues (Priority)
-These are many and major. If I wasn't a shadetree trying to get to know my vehicle extremely well, I'd just drop it off at a shop, but I figure it's better to blow an extra day or two of "get to know you time" even if it's less than efficient.
-Front Parking light is out. With a test light, I get power to both connections in the socket. When I turn the left indicator on it stays solid (no blinking) as long as the headlights are OFF. If I turn the headlights ON, no lights in the front indicator or parking light.
-No reverse lights at all.
-Seat Belt chime makes a sound like a demon from the bowels of hell.
-Aux Fan Relay is bad. (On 3 day backorder)
-Various interior bulbs, decklights.
Fix air induction hose?
(I have about a $600 budget for this and I am looking to buy them this weekend.)
-Replace broken Driver Window and Driver Rear Glass
-Fix Ignition Bezel
See a pattern developing here?
-Remove bumpercaps and fender flairs.
Unsure of what to do beyond that. Maybe Krylon and put them back on?
-Remove rear seats and carpet, and bedline the interior
I have a SAR K9 and need to install a Kennel in the rear.
Upgrades involve a 6" lift, Kevlar panels in the doors and liftgate, MDT mounts, longarm rack, rock lights, wigwags/whaler, QBeams, upgraded alternator/gel cell battery, power converter, GPS, lockboxes, undercarriage spare tire mount, roll cage and some classes for myself in Offroading and Trail Repair.
Any advice on current issues (especially the electrical) and future upgrades would be much appreciated. I'm in school full time to be a Paramedic here in Oregon, and plan to spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME doing this.
Thank in advance for all the help. This site is an amazing resource and I will be more than happy to contribute financially next Thursday. (Tuition+Kids=fun...!)