I am confused .. that first pic is the steel that used to be part of your grill - that is now round-lighted like a CJ?!
And you did this all to a brand-new Rubicon!?!? Wow - more guts than I would have had - to slice up a brand-new rig!
BTW: Looks well done!
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Silver 2006 TJ Unlimited, zombie ready as the daily-driver
Thanks all... It's a pretty cool feeling to drive it now. Especially when I pass people who know what a Rubicon is and what it costs, and that i cut into it with a series of fast-moving, serrated blades! Seriously though, I'm starting to feel the pride of a rig I built... though I really haven't done much to it. I see what the old timers are talking about.
Tony, I met a guy that lives around here. His family has a BIG shop and garage. He had the tools and the desire to see me cut up my 03, so we hooked it up. Did it Sunday.
The hole saw (3.5") was very easy to use... Just go really slow and you'll get a clean hole. The rest of the tools included a cutting disk/grinder, sawzall (my new favorite tool), dremel and a few different little grinders. The dremel had it's place, but the cutting disk was the work horse and if I didn't have a dremel, I wouldn't have missed it much.
Sweet job, you definitely have bigger stones than I do (my wife would smoke my a$$ if she caught me hacking into the TJ)!!!
Sold it: 2001 TJ SE w/ 31" ProComp MT's on Alum. Alloys, K&N, custom rock sliders/steps, 1 3/4" BB, 1" body lift, 1"MML, 9k winch on custom bumpers
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killer. Don't worry, I didn't understand what they were talking about at first either. Me being an idiot, I looked at the pic and thought, "um... what the hell are they talking about." Thanks for asking the question because then I noticed. Definitly gives it the old cj style that i love so much. Really really cool Tyler.
I was looking at your handy work today when my wife got home today and after I showed her the pic's I ask "Can I do that to mine" and she said "uhh if its free "
so I figure if I save my lunch money from work ......I could buy the CJ style blinkers ....so I guess this might be next on my list of things to do.
so how much did the blinkers cost? and was it hard to run the wires?
BTW: great job
02 TJ 4.5" of lift , Locked Both ends, with 4.56's pushing 33X12.50 MTR's
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Originally posted by Tango so how much did the blinkers cost? and was it hard to run the wires?
I got the pair from Bob Supplee for $36 shipped. The wires were pretty simple, too. Disconnect the stock lights, cut the wires and seperate them from the loose tape-wrap. Then you can pretty much reach down through the hood and push them through the hole you made in the grill.
The stock lights use three wires (ground, running light, turn signal) while the CJ turn signals use only two (running light, turn signal); they are grounded to the body via the housing. Here is how things need to be wired - TJ tan wire to CJ black wire; TJ black wire with yellow stripe to CJ red wire.