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Unread 08-05-2011, 10:20 PM   #781
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i wanna do something cool but can't think of anything

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Unread 08-06-2011, 03:13 AM   #782
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I needed to space up my third brake light for my 33" spare, so I bought 4 longer bolts, and then 4 black pipe nipples. Cost me $10, compared to buying a kit for whatever the cost is.
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Unread 08-06-2011, 11:37 AM   #783
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i wish i had done somthing cool...
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Unread 08-08-2011, 10:17 AM   #784
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i wanna do something cool but can't think of anything
the first step on doing something cool, is identify a need... once you have the need, look for commercially available solutions.... if you buy it, then most probably it wont be cheap.... so, once you know how others address the issue, you can think of how can YOU fill the need in a cheaper way.... after that, you would have done something cool and cheap... btw, i would prefer to call it inexpensive, cheap sounds as if it was crap...
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Unread 08-08-2011, 10:33 AM   #785
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Here's a cool mod that only cost a buck or so. Lowes sells those cable/hose ties like an XJ uses for the coolant overflow line.

Either snag afew at the JY or pick them up at the hardware store (less than $.25 a pop). I then used some spare trim screws to screw them into my center console. Great place to slide an ink pen and a sharpie to always have it handy.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 02:51 PM   #786
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I was sick of toting my tools around with me in a duffle bag, so I decided to mount a giant locking ammo can to store my tools and stuff in.

A while back I had added a locking mechanism to this can so I could travel with my firearms without having to worry about baggage handlers getting curious. I JB welded the screws on the inside so it can't be unscrewed.

Then I simply drilled holes in the can and then used machine screws to hold it down on the inside. Nobody can move it without opening it, and nobody can open it but me, because I have the only key. ;P





The can cost me about $20 a while back, and the lock and screws and stuff I had laying around. That's a pretty cheap tool box if you ask me.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 04:33 PM   #787
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Nice Box...
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Unread 08-08-2011, 07:28 PM   #788
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I was sick of toting my tools around with me in a duffle bag, so I decided to mount a giant locking ammo can to store my tools and stuff in.

A while back I had added a locking mechanism to this can so I could travel with my firearms without having to worry about baggage handlers getting curious. I JB welded the screws on the inside so it can't be unscrewed.

Then I simply drilled holes in the can and then used machine screws to hold it down on the inside. Nobody can move it without opening it, and nobody can open it but me, because I have the only key. ;P
Really, honestly. The padlock just keeps honest people honest. Anyone that really wants in will either pick the lock, break the lock, cut the lock, cut the box, or just take the box.

A battery powered dremmel and about 2 minutes and I could cut the box around the lock to defeat it. I'm not knocking the idea. I keep a plastic foot locker in the back of my XJ. I just hope you don't have a false sense of security.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 10:12 PM   #789
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I'm not completely naive. I don't even lock my doors because I'd rather they just take something than cut through my soft top (even though they could unzip it).

But any amount of deterrent is a good thing.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 05:49 AM   #790
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Really, honestly. The padlock just keeps honest people honest. Anyone that really wants in will either pick the lock, break the lock, cut the lock, cut the box, or just take the box.

A battery powered dremmel and about 2 minutes and I could cut the box around the lock to defeat it. I'm not knocking the idea. I keep a plastic foot locker in the back of my XJ. I just hope you don't have a false sense of security.
And 2 minutes of griding with a dremel won't attract a bit of attention... Granted it would work but the likelihood of that same theif walking on by instead of just grabbing a tool bag sitting there is a lot higher. And how many people thieves included carry around a battery powered dremel? I've never even seen one. (yes I know they exist but that is giving a dumb dumb too much credit...)
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Unread 08-09-2011, 08:24 AM   #791
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And 2 minutes of griding with a dremel won't attract a bit of attention... Granted it would work but the likelihood of that same theif walking on by instead of just grabbing a tool bag sitting there is a lot higher. And how many people thieves included carry around a battery powered dremel? I've never even seen one. (yes I know they exist but that is giving a dumb dumb too much credit...)
I keep one in a holster on my belt and have a CCW license for it
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Unread 08-09-2011, 02:35 PM   #792
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I keep one in a holster on my belt and have a CCW license for it
lol

Well, if I happen to come across a thief who has a CCW to carry a battery powered dremel, and he's breaking into my tool box, I'll be sure to take advantage of the CCW permit I have that let's me carry a gun, and disarm him of his dremel.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 02:46 PM   #793
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lol

Well, if I happen to come across a thief who has a CCW to carry a battery powered dremel, and he's breaking into my tool box, I'll be sure to take advantage of the CCW permit I have that let's me carry a gun, and disarm him of his dremel.
Good call, lol

I have the same outlook on jeep "security".I know if someone really wants it they can take it, but I'm going to make it as much of a PITA to steal as I can and hopefully break their willpower before they break my locking (insert whatever here). Also, I rarely leave anything of value in the jeep, unless it's a pistol or something.
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Unread 08-11-2011, 05:53 PM   #794
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Good call, lol

I have the same outlook on jeep "security".I know if someone really wants it they can take it, but I'm going to make it as much of a PITA to steal as I can and hopefully break their willpower before they break my locking (insert whatever here). Also, I rarely leave anything of value in the jeep, unless it's a pistol or something.
I've got bottles of water in the center console and some $10 sunglasses on top of the dash. No security afforded with this vehicle.
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Unread 08-18-2011, 02:27 AM   #795
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OK. it took me like 3 days to read all 53 pages of this, and my girlfriend was startin to get pissed that i spent more time with my laptop then her, but this thread has given me a lot of great ideas for my TJ. I had one that i thought up when i saw some side vents some jeepers have done. What do you guys think of the idea of putting something on the side of the hood that would resemble old ww2 war plane exhausts? http://www.timadamsphotography.com/4...nose%20art.jpg like those. I'm not sure if it would look good or just a little rediculous. if you have done this or heard of it. let me know what you think.
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