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post #16 of 161 Old 05-01-2012, 11:02 PM
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I like how you mounted those lights!

Thumbs up from another near broke college student

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post #17 of 161 Old 05-01-2012, 11:34 PM
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How did you end up mounting the lights? Did you use the factory brackets the 93-95's came with? Or did you make your own?
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post #18 of 161 Old 05-02-2012, 06:49 AM
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How did you run your wiring for your roof mounted lights?

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post #19 of 161 Old 05-02-2012, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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How did you end up mounting the lights? Did you use the factory brackets the 93-95's came with? Or did you make your own?
I assume that you're asking about the front bumper. I removed the factory mounts and used the ones the new lights came with. I just drilled into the bumper cover.

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post #20 of 161 Old 05-02-2012, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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How did you run your wiring for your roof mounted lights?
I hate that I didn't take any pictures but here goes nothing. I grounded the lights themselves to other torx screw holes in the roof rack. I ran the rest of the wires through another torx screw hole (later filled with sealent to avoid leaking) in which it ended up below in the headliner. Then, if I'm not mistaken, I ran those to the switches on the overhead unit. I grounded the wires for the switches to pre drilled holes in the overhead unit and spliced the power wires with some fuses in the cabin fuse box.

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post #21 of 161 Old 05-02-2012, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a little wheelin pic. Nothing serious



And towing my buddys boat for a fishin day


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post #22 of 161 Old 05-02-2012, 10:47 PM
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Like the build so far. I have 2 driving lights up front thinking about adding some fog lights as well.

96 limited build thread-http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/96-limited-build-1351732/
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post #23 of 161 Old 05-02-2012, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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And then my mechanical problems hit . One of the serpentine pulleys decided to break (a major pain in the ***), and the steering box had gotten so loose, I had nearly 40-45 degrees of play at each end. Took it to a mechanic friend not wanting to risk screwing anything up

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post #24 of 161 Old 05-02-2012, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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After getting her back, I set out to replace the old and worn out headlights with new OEM parts as well as fab up a CB antenna mount out of on old bed wheel






Heres a pic that I found with everything lit up.


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post #25 of 161 Old 05-02-2012, 11:40 PM
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I assume that you're asking about the front bumper. I removed the factory mounts and used the ones the new lights came with. I just drilled into the bumper cover.
Oh okay, I have a 96 and I'm trying to find a way to mount the lights. I wasn't sure if the bumper itself would be sturdy enough. Another option is to fab an L bracket and bolt that to the frame where the 93-95's had the option of the higher fog lights in the position you have now.

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post #26 of 161 Old 05-02-2012, 11:42 PM
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damn bro i like the lights, nice little write up on how you did it but i vote you start all over on the install and this time take step by step pics! i love the switch placement looks clean bro! keep up the good work
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post #27 of 161 Old 05-03-2012, 07:58 AM
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damn bro i like the lights, nice little write up on how you did it but i vote you start all over on the install and this time take step by step pics! i love the switch placement looks clean bro! Keep up the good work
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post #28 of 161 Old 05-05-2012, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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so right now i'm working on installing OEM towhooks that I bought from another user on JF. so far I have sanded and put on a coat of naval jelly and painted with krylon rust eliminator

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post #29 of 161 Old 05-12-2012, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Finished the tow hooks, will get pictures up tomorrow hopefully. Also just ordered a set of 30/9.5/15 BFG Mud Terrains and black Cragar Soft 8's off discounttire and got an awesome price for the set. Hopefully they'll be here soon

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new bfg mud terrains and cragar soft 8's came in the mail today
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