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Unread 04-10-2011, 05:40 PM   #61
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Saw your Jeep this weekend at Crozet, very nice!

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Unread 04-10-2011, 06:18 PM   #62
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Saw your Jeep this weekend at Crozet, very nice!
Thanks, wish I could have went back today but the damn rear main is leaking. Of course the weather was way nicer today too
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Unread 04-10-2011, 06:20 PM   #63
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awesome build! looks almost exactly like my 97 tj i am building up! what are your plans for cage, seats, etc?
I want to try to get a custom cage built this summer. Full cage with 6 frame tie ins. Haven't really decided if I want a fastback style or not yet. Just have a lot of pictures saved on my comp of cages that I like. Also I need to be able to atleast put a soft or hard top on once I get it since its still my dd and I don't think a windshield V bar will pass inspection unless I go to a guy in my local club but hes about an hour away.

Seats I'll just look into suspension seats..haven't researched them too much yet. Will look at Corbeau, PRP, etc
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Unread 04-10-2011, 06:50 PM   #64
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Jeep looked good this weekend man. As did that shiny Savvy GTS I hear what your saying about today though. I wish I could have stayed as well with the nicer weather and all but I had to get back to school this morning.

I think I'm gonna sand and polish my cell before it gets installed. Your GTS turned out really nice!
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Unread 04-10-2011, 08:59 PM   #65
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Jeep looked good this weekend man. As did that shiny Savvy GTS I hear what your saying about today though. I wish I could have stayed as well with the nicer weather and all but I had to get back to school this morning.

I think I'm gonna sand and polish my cell before it gets installed. Your GTS turned out really nice!
Thanks I really like your cage in person. Do you think the dash V bar will pass inspection or are you not going to keep it on the street anymore now?

I like how the polish turned out. It takes a little more work than painting but it gives a new look from the black/red that is on the whole jeep. Just make sure you wet sand pretty good and itll turn out nice.

Crozet is a really good place to wheel when its dry. I wanted to do body shop today but the damn rear main started leaking pretty good yesterday
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Unread 04-10-2011, 09:09 PM   #66
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Thanks I really like your cage in person. Do you think the dash V bar will pass inspection or are you not going to keep it on the street anymore now?
We don't have yearly inspection in MD. I'll have to wait and see if the police hassle me but my Jeep is mostly trailered out of the area and really only driven on the street locally. I hope it's not an issue as I still enjoy driving my Jeep around with the top down in the summer.
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Unread 04-10-2011, 11:19 PM   #67
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Unread 04-11-2011, 12:54 PM   #68
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We don't have yearly inspection in MD. I'll have to wait and see if the police hassle me but my Jeep is mostly trailered out of the area and really only driven on the street locally. I hope it's not an issue as I still enjoy driving my Jeep around with the top down in the summer.
Oh yeah I forgot you guys don't have to deal with inspections. I probably won't be able to get a truck and trailer until after college so it's gotta remain street legal until then.
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Unread 04-11-2011, 03:29 PM   #69
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Oh yeah I forgot you guys don't have to deal with inspections. I probably won't be able to get a truck and trailer until after college so it's gotta remain street legal until then.
around here we dont have to deal with annual inspections but a salvage inspection is just about impossible to pass with a modified vehicle. after inspection you are in the clear though
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Unread 04-23-2011, 05:48 PM   #70
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made a hole and mounted my Auto Meter trans temp gauge in the center console:

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I will try to get it wired up and the sensor installed in the trans line tomorrow
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Unread 04-23-2011, 06:08 PM   #71
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awesome gts and loving the temp gauge
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Unread 04-23-2011, 07:47 PM   #72
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awesome gts and loving the temp gauge
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Forgot to say the temp gauge is Auto Meter #3849. The cooler I bought is B&M #70264 and I will put that in tomorrow or sometime soon hopefully. I will be at the cove wheeling next weekend for the Big Dogs Spring Fling. Wish I could have gotten the cooler in before then but it's been raining here lately and I haven't had much time with work. I also picked up a power steering cooler which is Hayden #401.
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Unread 04-23-2011, 10:15 PM   #73
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I made little wiring pigtails from the gauge to a couple inches out of the console so that I can easily unplug them incase I need to remove the console out. This will be much easier than trying to reach around underneath the console while its in the jeep. I took the idea from another write up I saw. I also marked the disconnects with a sharpie to tell which wire is which.

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Unread 04-24-2011, 07:17 AM   #74
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Looks like a smart idea to have such short pigtails coming out from the console.
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 04-24-2011, 12:39 PM   #75
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Today I ran all the wires except for the temp sensor because I need to get a couple more brass compression fittings to install that in the line.
I connected the light power to the light wiring that lights up the shifter so it dims with it also:

the 2 grounds are just grounded to a bolt right in front of the center console under the dash:

The power to the gauge is tapped into a a wire that is only hot when the ignition is turned to ON:

Center console back in:

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