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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:12 PM   #31
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I then was going to sell the Jeep. so returned her to stock. so i could pick up a new 2012 sport on payments. but after being screwed over by a buyer, decided ill just keep this Jeep till the diesel is released.

then more recently. Got asked to show the Jeep for SEMA this year. So trying to get the Jeep show worthy.

poison spyder rocker knockers
poison spyder BFH trail tinger
traded my 3.5" for my buddies 2.5" (kept my 6" shocks)
took off the body lift
sold the AEV control arm brackets
buddy gave me a smittybilt CRES net top
home made mesh screen top
put in a 3rd row seat from a TJ
pulled off the rollcage covering and painted bare metal (preparing for aftermarket rollcage)







had to fix a fuel line problem. a buddy got me a late birthday present 2 Dually LEDs with diffusion lenses on them. so through them on as my reverse lights. bought back my old subs from my buddy. and got a temp sub box he made till i fiberglass my own. and will be upgrading to 2 10" CVT kicker subs. homemade bump stops (hockey pucks)







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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #32
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made my own paracord grab handles.

first design (black and camo were the only ones that cabellas had)


second design (black base, black widow on top)





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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #33
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Okay that's two things have me curious now...tailgate, and what size is/are your amp(s), and are they mounted inside of the box you built below your rear seat? That design inhibits your seat from folding flat now, or no?
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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:25 PM   #34
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home made drop down tailgate. all parts from home depot. at first i just used a fence hinge, so i could get it all in working order, was planning on then getting some hood hinges (so it would look stock) they could hold 150lbs before they would start to bend (fence hinges). ended up taking it off because i was planning on selling the jeep.










The nut holding my driveshaft at the transfercase end blew out. and my driveshaft fell while i was 70 miles from home (atving all day) so ended up pulling it off on the side of the tollway. tom woods sent me a new one free of charge. without me even asking him to. he sent it, and then called me and told me he sent it.


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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:27 PM   #35
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Okay that's two things have me curious now...tailgate, and what size is/are your amp(s), and are they mounted inside of the box you built below your rear seat? That design inhibits your seat from folding flat now, or no?
^posted about tailgate.


and for amp, there are many places you can mount them. a 12x12" amp will fit under the passenger dash by their feet, upside down (out of the way) or you can cut out the back of your glove compartment and mount one in there (Same size)

i just bought a cheapo boss one that i am putting on the center of the sub box on the top side (left enough space between box and the seat to fit one there)

and yes, the seats can no longer fold down with that under there.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #36
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Right on, thanks man. Tailgate gives me some good ideas
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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:38 PM   #37
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for future reference, if i could do it again, i would make sure i put the wire that holds the tailgate BELOW the latching part of the tub.

because everytime i closed it, the wire would get jammed between the tailgate the locking latch.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:42 PM   #38
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for future reference, if i could do it again, i would make sure i put the wire that holds the tailgate BELOW the latching part of the tub.

because everytime i closed it, the wire would get jammed between the tailgate the locking latch.
hahaha, hate when you look over those little things

I just happened to have bought a full set of bubbled up stock hinges from a guy for $40. Was going to sandblast, paint, and sell, but perhaps I'll find a way to use these for this
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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:44 PM   #39
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now, the hood hinges (like i wanted) are different than reg door hinges. the hood ones have a bend that would go perfectly with the bottom of tailgate and the tub (since they arent level with each other)

if you want to use stock door hinges, youll have to make some sort of 1" (or so) spacer so the mounts sit level.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #40
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now, the hood hinges (like i wanted) are different than reg door hinges. the hood ones have a bend that would go perfectly with the bottom of tailgate and the tub (since they arent level with each other)

if you want to use stock door hinges, youll have to make some sort of 1" (or so) spacer so the mounts sit level.
Sounds like I'll sell the door hinges and buy the hood hinges
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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #41
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and make sure to reinforce the inner (and outer if you choose) of the bottom of tailgate, as its not incredibly thick.

swagoffroad makes a drop down tailgate kit, but its $300+

i based mine off of his, but with homedepot parts.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:50 PM   #42
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Yeah a lot of the kitted crap for the JK costs a small fortune, and is comprised of inexpensive, hardware store parts.
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Unread 09-28-2012, 04:51 PM   #43
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At least your bump stops are set up correctly. That's probably more than most modified JK owners can say.

And it doesn't look like you have a quick-disconnect bracket for the fire extinguisher. You'll never get that thing pulled in time if you ever have to actually use it.
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Haha it's pretty pathetic how many grown men take time out of their day to flame kids with nice jeeps (sick jeeps in this case). Jealousy isn't a good color on any of ya'll haha.
Im 20 years old. Jealous? Na, its obvious he was just handed this.

His signature should read "Bought, Not Built #1"
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Unread 09-28-2012, 05:01 PM   #45
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At least your bump stops are set up correctly. That's probably more than most modified JK owners can say.

And it doesn't look like you have a quick-disconnect bracket for the fire extinguisher. You'll never get that thing pulled in time if you ever have to actually use it.
the top is held on by a velcro strap. so it comes off in a matter of seconds.
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Im 20 years old. Jealous? Na, its obvious he was just handed this.

His signature should read "Bought, Not Built #1"
too bad i did buy AND build it.
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