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Unread 05-01-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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A college student's cheap, daily driver build

I've always wanted to make one of these but really don't feel like it's up to stuff to post in the build thread forum so here it is.

The first day I brought her home in August of 2010. She's a 1995 ZJ Limited with a 4.0 and only had 133,000 miles



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Unread 05-01-2012, 01:49 PM   #2
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The previous owner had installed an aftermarket Pioneer headunit so next on the list was to replace the worn out and blown Infinity audio speakers with new Pioneer dual speakers that I got for $50 a pair from the local Best Buy



the pre cut circles in the door were a tad bigger than the speakers so I used duct tape to fill the gap
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Unread 05-01-2012, 01:53 PM   #3
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Next up, I decided to ditch the factory bumper fogs for something bigger and meaner looking. I snatched these from the local autoparts store for $20





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Unread 05-01-2012, 02:00 PM   #4
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Ok,looking good so far.What's next on the agenda?
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Unread 05-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #5
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Nice, what store you get those lights at? Did they come with the covers?
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Unread 05-01-2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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I still gotta a little more to post, but this summer, I'm gonna install the tow hooks I bought from another member on the forum, put on some 30' BFG All-Terrains and clean up little odds and ends so she runs perfect
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Nice, what store you get those lights at? Did they come with the covers?
Thank you, I got em from Autozone and yes, they came with covers, all the wiring and switches.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 02:31 PM   #8
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Christmas time rolled around I got the honor of bringing home the Christmas tree



Also, my Christmas present was 2 10 inch SPX subs with an 800 watt amp



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nice start man, I like how u put the amp under the seat thats where i got mine at also it looks clean and it fits perfect
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Decided to take some pictures on a nice day


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nice start man, I like how u put the amp under the seat thats where i got mine at also it looks clean and it fits perfect
Thank you and yea, it fits nice, hides it well and keeps wires from going everywhere
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Unread 05-01-2012, 02:42 PM   #12
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I then took some time and painted the faded and rusting roof rack. For $8 I got some sandpaper and Krylon rust stop. It looked like a brand new rack. It's been a year and still no fading, chipping or rusting, even in the Florida sun.
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Unread 05-01-2012, 03:01 PM   #13
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Nice build
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Unread 05-01-2012, 07:49 PM   #14
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For spring break 2011, I decided to do my KC Daylighters. I bought all 4 off Amazon for $200.




I installed em using the original roof rack crossmember and ran all the wiring through a torx screw bolt that I later filled with sealant.








I dropped the headliner and installed the switches on the overhead display

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Unread 05-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #15
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Thats pretty slick! I might have to steal that idea. Looks good.
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