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post #181 of 1362 Old 07-18-2007, 11:50 AM
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speaking of ammo boxes...

Stormtrooper this is awesome dude...

http://macamar.com/sitefiles/warn-wi...unt/Index.html

do you padlock those? If so do they rattle around alot?


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post #182 of 1362 Old 07-18-2007, 03:01 PM
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Those in the link look like the 50cal boxes I had.
My Jeep was a trailrider only so had no need for padlocks. I suppose you could anyway and shove a piece or rad hose over the lock body to prevent rattles.

I see in the link he removed the collapsable lid handles most likely due to rattling.
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post #183 of 1362 Old 07-21-2007, 09:19 PM
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I embedded 50cal ammo boxes into the cowling beteween hood and windshield.
The real 50cal military steel ammo box with watertight gasket.
One on each side sunk as far as they would go and welded into the cowl.
Good place to store winch remote, tree saver, gloves, snatch block, etc. etc.
Would love to see a picture or two of how you have it located & fitted in there. I just put a shovel under my hood today but the more stuff under there the better.

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post #184 of 1362 Old 07-24-2007, 02:26 PM
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OK here's a few;
If you have replaced the steering wheel on your CJ use the turn signal bright/dim switch for the front air locker (those with newer vehicles can put a dimmer switch on the floor and use it for either the air locker or to dim the head lights.

Mount an ammo can under the hood for tools (they cannot steal what they do not see).

Use hose clamps to keep extra radiator/heater hoses attached to the grill support bars (Use the straight universal fit radiator hoses).

Use the existing rear spring mount bolt locations with longer bolts to mount your rear CJ tow hooks, hook pointed up (cut the tips off of the hooks so that you can get the tow straps over them).

Use Velcro "One Wrap" (double sided Velcro) to secure things like flash lights, folding saws fire extinguishers etc. to the roll bar.

Hide a switch to run the winch from inside the vehicle up under the dash to keep curious fingers to from activating it.

Mount one of a pair of stereo speakers above the mirror on the windshield frame then run the wire inside the frame to the CB radio (makes it much easier to hear what is going on) (CB radios are cheap and make communicating within a group much more interesting on trail rides).

One wrap (Velcro) a can of bear spray to the seat frame so that you can get to it easily if large dogs are encountered when trail riding with the doors off (did this after an encounter with great danes). (I asked the local LEOs at the cop shop and they said that pepper spray is not considered a concealed weapon in Colorado, check local legalities before you do this.)

Use a box end wrench to compress the fingers on E-brake cables so that they can be removed from the backing plate.

Use a length of 2" PVC pipe with end caps to store your welding rod for off road use (Cheap & water proof) (One wrap it to the seat frame.)

Check your dash for unused indicator (idiot) lights (YJs and newer); activate them and use them to indicate air lockers, rock light etc. activation.

Use a scrap yard 80 amp or larger alternator to help keep from killing your battery due to winching (or excessive numbers of lights/stereo amps etc).

Enjoy!

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post #185 of 1362 Old 07-24-2007, 03:44 PM
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Would love to see a picture or two of how you have it located & fitted in there. I just put a shovel under my hood today but the more stuff under there the better.
I will see what pics I have. I no longer have that Jeep but maybe I have a pic or two.
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post #186 of 1362 Old 06-05-2008, 08:28 PM
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Has anybody moved the original speaker bar to the front of the roll bar, over the driver's head?

if so, did you just rotate 180 degrees so there was minimum drilling or did you place it so it would be symmetric with the original layout?

just curious. you can get as anal as you want to about mods. some want to save time, others want the appearance that they care about their "beaters".
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post #187 of 1362 Old 06-30-2008, 09:40 PM
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I use the small space under the back seat in my YJ to store soem small goods. Ponchos, emergency bag, change of clothes, etc...
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post #188 of 1362 Old 07-09-2008, 09:51 AM
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rock ghear shifter

a rock gear shifter can be made from a rock, a bit of epoxy putty and a nut (or 2 welded together like i did)
find yer favorite rock, remove the old knob, find a nut that mathes the threads on yer shifter rod, epoxy the nut to the bottom of the rock, let it dry and bam yer done!! much cheaper than a $30 rock shifter sold out there.
no drilling or anything.
rock- free
epoxy putty- $3.50 at hardware store
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post #189 of 1362 Old 07-10-2008, 10:45 AM
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a rock gear shifter can be made from a rock, a bit of epoxy putty and a nut (or 2 welded together like i did)
find yer favorite rock, remove the old knob, find a nut that mathes the threads on yer shifter rod, epoxy the nut to the bottom of the rock, let it dry and bam yer done!! much cheaper than a $30 rock shifter sold out there.
no drilling or anything.
rock- free
epoxy putty- $3.50 at hardware store
ok, now how do I make one for an automatic?
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post #190 of 1362 Old 07-16-2008, 12:50 PM
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Kickass shifter, and im glad to see that im not the only one with mobil oil products bouncing around in teh floor.

now what could we do with that 4x4 chunk???
I just bought a 40 mm inert grenade box, and this weekend Im bolting it up to my rear bumper, will use it to keep the oil products, jumper cables and ropes, maybe you can do the same.
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post #191 of 1362 Old 07-21-2008, 04:47 PM
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pick up a used army belt of some sort at the local surplus store and made some new door handles for the yj, total cost $5 just cut them to the length i wonted and used the brass grommet for the screw hole...

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post #192 of 1362 Old 07-24-2008, 01:06 PM
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It might seem goofy, but I got sick of all the clutter in my center console. So I got some cheap sticky hooks and put a few of them in the console to hold keys and a small flashlight. I also taped in some heavy card stock to the side of the inside of the console to hold misc. papers and a pen. That was practically free and now I can find some of the junk in in there.

Anybody seen pictures of a yellow Jeep with black bezels. I'm thinking of painting them up but would love to see a picture of someone elses's first.

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post #193 of 1362 Old 07-31-2008, 02:17 PM
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haha im rockin a different keychain bottle opener on all my soft top zippers. eazier to zip & damned useful too
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post #194 of 1362 Old 08-04-2008, 09:53 AM
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hand throttle from bicycle shifter parts.
Had all parts lying around

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post #195 of 1362 Old 08-04-2008, 10:52 AM
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Use Zip Ties! Bungies work only for so long.
Yep, they work only so long. Mine have been working for 2 years now and still just as strong as when I put them on... I guess they will fail me though, one day.

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