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post #31 of 50 Old 03-07-2010, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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ok now lets see here the switch for my lights isnt getting power. lets see here i think its the black wire with blue terminals. right?


i have had a number of comments about that haha. i wired each switch in the exact same order, so all i need to remember is which switch lines up with which wires...which is pretty simple. might get around to labeling it one of these days though.


A 6spd makes it a race car right?
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post #32 of 50 Old 03-12-2010, 05:17 PM
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Looks pretty cool man, great idea.

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Actually i used "rocker guard" on it which is very similar to herculiner. i am kinda surprised that it didnt quite fill all of the bumps and contours of the wood, but i am pleased with the overall finish on it.
Go look for Duplicolor spray on bedliner. Comes in aerosol cans and is more textured than what you have, but less than herculiner. I have it on my rockers and front bumper, it's definitely durable.

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post #33 of 50 Old 03-15-2010, 07:06 PM
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Suh-weet!!!!

One question, though - do you have any problems with bumping your head on it?
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post #34 of 50 Old 03-16-2010, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Suh-weet!!!!

One question, though - do you have any problems with bumping your head on it?
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nope, have yet to hit my head on it....and i'm 6'6". could help that i have an 05 though, and the seats are shorter than a pre 03

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post #35 of 50 Old 04-25-2010, 08:29 PM
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I hope you do not mind but i am stealing your idea....well i had the idea before you have just been the closest to my idea I have seen so far. Using this as a guide, probably will only be using metal though. will let you know how it goes

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post #36 of 50 Old 04-26-2010, 03:48 PM
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I hope you do not mind but i am stealing your idea....well i had the idea before you have just been the closest to my idea I have seen so far. Using this as a guide, probably will only be using metal though. will let you know how it goes
make sure to document it in your thread. There are other people out here looking to steal ideas too

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PrincessAuto FTW!!

great job!
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post #38 of 50 Old 05-19-2010, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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PrincessAuto FTW!!

great job!
Thanks......and i work there now haha!

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post #39 of 50 Old 02-19-2011, 07:10 PM
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Great console!
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post #40 of 50 Old 03-18-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Small update:

I ditched the blue crossmember for a simple piece of rounded metal that sits snug on top of the loop in the windshield frame. This allows me to easily remove the top, which was an issue with the crossmember. Aside from that i am quite pleased with it and have not had any other issues.

I'll get around to posting pictures of it in a few weeks when i put the soft top back on.

A 6spd makes it a race car right?
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post #41 of 50 Old 03-21-2011, 04:40 AM
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I am impressed. Of course a carpenter will use wood for a project. Myself I would use metal. Aluminum to be precise. Nice job. looks great and I like the ingenuity with the electrical wiring and connectors.


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post #42 of 50 Old 03-21-2011, 08:41 AM
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Great job, looks good
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Looks pretty cool man, great idea.



Go look for Duplicolor spray on bedliner. Comes in aerosol cans and is more textured than what you have, but less than herculiner. I have it on my rockers and front bumper, it's definitely durable.
I used the Duplicolor spray on liner on a rollcage, and it chipped super easy. Maybe I didn't do thick enough coats or something. Rolled over it with Herculiner and was much happier.

Console looks great!

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post #44 of 50 Old 05-29-2011, 08:14 AM
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I was looking at the tuffy console but with how yours turned out I'm going to make make my own. Great Job!

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Hey man, do you have a soft top or hard top. I have an 05 with a soft top and was wondering if it would cause problems to make an overhead console similar to this.
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