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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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I got a started on a TON of work (with pics)

well i got my check from insurance a bit ago and have been working on my jeep now that i have some time off from school. check the sig for stuff that is waiting to be installed. i have also been working on some smaller things such as the lock actuator in one of my doors, new speakers, a TON of wiring, a switch box etc...

i figured i would make this thread a mini-build thread to keep track of my progress along with posting some pics for you guys to see.

a couple of days ago i put in my new glass after the break in.

today i put in new front door speakers and worked some on my switch box. its going to have 6 toggle switches, each with an indicator LED. all of the wiring and stuff is going to be enclosed in a little box so that everything is nice and neat. i also started in fixing the giant hole in my center console. instead of replacing the whole thing, im just goin to patch it with some painted sheetmetal. this is also where my new CB will be going.

i still have a ton of work to do but i will update as soon as i can. im going to have a whole new jeep within the next 2 weeks.

here are some pics of yesterdays and todays progress.


this is whats the PO left me

this is where the new cb will be going.

this is the hole the thieves left me when the ripped out my cb

this is the start of my switch box

led's and toggle switches galore

this took forever to measure up


progress


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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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i finally got all the switched and led's. so far i wired the first 3 switches and led's and everything works! i just ran out of supplies.

here are some pictures of the new speakers.

i got the speakers for free from a friend. i couldnt pass it up
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within the next week or so, i might replace all of the speakers and get a new amp to power them up.


well thats all i have so far. let me know what you guys think

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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:21 PM   #3
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Damn that looks pretty sharp, I wish my wiring was gonna be so clean.
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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:25 PM   #4
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yea i really like the switch box thing that your building. I just might have to do that myself.
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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:26 PM   #5
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yea i really like the switch box thing that your building. I just might have to do that myself.
do it up! i kept looking for something similar pre-built but everything that i like was in the 200$ and up range. i made my own for under 30 bucks.
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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:27 PM   #6
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Cant wait to see the togle plate finished.
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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:27 PM   #7
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how hard was it to get the door panel off. my zj i just ripped off but im a little more reluctant with my dub. i need to get some of those rivet like thingies for it... haha
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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:30 PM   #8
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how hard was it to get the door panel off. my zj i just ripped off but im a little more reluctant with my dub. i need to get some of those rivet like thingies for it... haha
in the past week i have had all 4 door panels off. one for glass. one for lock actuator. and two for speakers. it took a bit of convincing but i managed. i only broke 1 or 2 clips per door (i didnt break any on one) so i just threw them back on and they are on pretty good. i dont plan on replacing the broken clips.

just dont be too scared of putting a bit of muscle into it
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Dude, that looks good. get us some completed pic's !

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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:37 PM   #10
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Hey great work so far, nice shift lever ..

just wondering,

how hard was it for you to get those aftermarket 6/9 speakers in? And how deep were they, run into any problems? Thanks.
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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:42 PM   #11
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Hey great work so far, nice shift lever ..

just wondering,

how hard was it for you to get those aftermarket 6/9 speakers in? And how deep were they, run into any problems? Thanks.
yea...... my gf thought it would be a great idea. oh well. it grew on me. it'll match my red led's.

they fit right in. the holes even matched up. i just spliced the wires and i was good to go. maybe i got lucky?
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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:47 PM   #12
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yea...... my gf thought it would be a great idea. oh well. it grew on me. it'll match my red led's.

they fit right in. the holes even matched up. i just spliced the wires and i was good to go. maybe i got lucky?
Well, it looks good. I've been toying with the idea of upgrading it all myself too.
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Unread 03-16-2009, 09:49 PM   #13
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here are some more pictures i just took.


crazy wiring


the box that will cover everything. it only has 1 hole/grommet at the moment


lights that i got for 15$ of CL

the fourth one

the start of the bar (thanks quadratokn)
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Unread 03-16-2009, 10:03 PM   #14
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Lookin good so far. I like the switches and I cant wait to see the lights in the light bar.
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Unread 03-17-2009, 02:50 AM   #15
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nice, keep us posted! i like the switch panel.
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