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Unread 01-16-2012, 10:11 PM   #121
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Unread 01-16-2012, 10:31 PM   #122
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Love the NCSU ECE sticker! I major in EE at State!
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Unread 01-16-2012, 10:46 PM   #123
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Love the NCSU ECE sticker! I major in EE at State!
Thanks! I was just accepted to First Year Engineering - Electrical Engineering Intent. So ill be there soon too! Paying my advanced enrolement deposit tomorrow.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 11:04 PM   #124
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Thanks! I was just accepted to First Year Engineering - Electrical Engineering Intent. So ill be there soon too! Paying my advanced enrolement deposit tomorrow.
That a boy! so you'll be a freshman next year?(i'm a freshy this year) you'll have to hit me up!
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Unread 01-16-2012, 11:07 PM   #125
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That a boy! so you'll be a freshman next year?(i'm a freshy this year) you'll have to hit me up!
Yes sir and will do. I would say you couldnt miss my car but i doubt ill have it.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 11:13 PM   #126
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Yes sir and will do. I would say you couldnt miss my car but i doubt ill have it.
Yeah, i have to leave my jeep at home while i'm down at school but "absence makes the heart grow fonder!" ha ha
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Unread 01-16-2012, 11:28 PM   #127
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Yeah, i have to leave my jeep at home while i'm down at school but "absence makes the heart grow fonder!" ha ha
Yea I suppose so. But im afraid i might break down without my jeep haha. Ill take it sophomore year
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Unread 01-16-2012, 11:42 PM   #128
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Nice jeep. I've always liked yellow wranglers and i really like what you've done to yours.

Good luck with EE too. I'll be graduating this spring with my computer engineering degree.
As for not having your jeep freshman year, don't worry about it. I didn't have anything to drive until my sophomore year and that made me (an introvert) meet a lot more people. lol
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Unread 01-16-2012, 11:45 PM   #129
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Nice jeep. I've always liked yellow wranglers and i really like what you've done to yours.

Good luck with EE too. I'll be graduating this spring with my computer engineering degree.
As for not having your jeep freshman year, don't worry about it. I didn't have anything to drive until my sophomore year and that made me (an introvert) meet a lot more people. lol
Yea ive taken the time to research and plan before jumping into a mod. And I know ill be fine without the Jeep, but it sure is nice to have and work on.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 07:10 PM   #130
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Posted originally in the "What did you do to your TJ today?" thread.

I have tried to post this 3 times but my stupid Iphone keeps reloading the webpage everytime I go to Photobucket and i lose everything. Im going to post the text then edit and add pics in the spaces.
I finished painting my sway bar cover

I put 3 coats of Rustoleum Flat on the front of the front bumper.
Heres the line of stuff to be painted with the bumper on the right

Sanded and began to prime the carrier but ran out of primer.

Simple Green'd the stock tail lights (minus bulbs) and the plate mount. They are set out to dry thoroughly then will go up on classifieds.

Tore the dash apart to add the two replacement led lights for the HVAC
Before

I discovered one of the leds was just loose so I tightened and it works now. The replacement bulb appeared dim from the outside so i tore open the HVAC box and, sure enough, the replacement bulb was much dimmer. I emailed Autolumination and am awaiting a response.
You can see the dimmer replacement bulb in the middle.

After

While I had the HVAC box apart, I pulled out my broken knob for the air location controller and found the part that broke off.

I took a soldering iron and melted the plastic back together. Since the fix isnt the strongest, I swapped the knob for the heat knob, since it requires much less pressure to turn. Now all my HVAC controls work again!

This post brought to you by the stupid history deletion/page reloading feature on the iPhone 4S and the new and quite the opposite of improved Photobucket update.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:34 PM   #131
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hey man, I've been following your build since you started and god I love your wrangler. it would be the exact approach if I ever ditched my XJ for a TJ. keep up the good work! always love to see when your build is updated!
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:40 PM   #132
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hey man, I've been following your build since you started and god I love your wrangler. it would be the exact approach if I ever ditched my XJ for a TJ. keep up the good work! always love to see when your build is updated!
Haha thanks my man! Ive been getting slack on the thread and have started doing mass posts less often. Ill have to work on that.
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Unread 01-17-2012, 09:53 PM   #133
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Ok so Ive been doing some research and have made some decisions

I am going to go ahead and attempt to move the stock antenna to the rear. This is how my homemade mount is looking right now.

I plan to strip about 1" off of a wire and wrap it arount the antenna between the nuts. Then I will tighten the bottom nut and add solder between the nuts all the way around. Then Ill run the wire to the front and rig it in. If my reception suddenly gets much better, I will buy an antenna cable, cut one end off, and solder it to the antenna and hook it up and paint the setup. If I notice no difference, I will go another route.
I will get this Motorola (stock antenna connection) to PL259 (CB Coax) adapter, and run a coax cable to another 3" Firestik antenna and spring mounted on a mount identical to my modified Arizona Rocky Road mount but in reverse, so I can mount it on the left side of my tailgate and mirror my existing setup. Ill have a friend fab up the mount.


Another decision I have made, because of my dim replacement HVAC bulb, is to add a strip of my LED strip lighting inside the HVAC box and wire it to the lights. This will give a bright even light which wont have hot or dark spots.
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Unread 01-18-2012, 11:34 AM   #134
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I decided to ditch my antenna idea. Its too much work and would look sloppy. Instead Im going to run another black Firestick FS 3' antenna on a mirrored opposite ARR mount (that im going to have to order custom) and mod it in the same way as my first one. Ill run a firering cable to a Firestik AR1A splitter, and hook that into the stock antenna cable. I wont hook the other side into a CB so distortion shouldnt be a problem. Then ill have a very cool and clean dual antenna setup with matching mounts, springs, and antennas.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #135
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Forgot to post yesterday. Ordered a pair of Rokmen HD rear uppers yesterday. I called and asked if he gave a discount to JF members. He said no but gave a 5% discount, I guess because I called and because their backordered 1 week. 5%•$300=$15 off. Computers dont give discounts for backorders.
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