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post #826 of 1364 Old 10-18-2011, 08:18 AM
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Thanks! Did not expect many (any) comments, because of all the younger, ANTI-chrome members on the JF.
For everyones information I tried removing the chrome grill inserts (on when I bgt her) but the paint underneath is all chewed up.
I'm interested in success others have had painting over chrome. Does it last?

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if you dont want the chrome inserts i'll take em..maybe they will work on my ole yj...then you could just repaint where the inserts were


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post #827 of 1364 Old 10-18-2011, 08:42 AM
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I used a satin black industrial enamel. on my bumper, bumper corners, grill, headlight inserts, and the chrome trim ring that retains the lights.




Those stupid chrome retaining rings look dump and stand out like a sore thumb with the rest of the grill and inserts being black.

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post #828 of 1364 Old 10-18-2011, 09:29 AM
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I've made several cheap mods, some already mentioned.
*I "flat blacked" my head light bezels, antenna and grill inserts ($7 for the paint).
*I Herculined the entire interior of my Jeep. The kit costs $89 at most auto stores...but Advance has a $35 off any $85+ purchase so I ended up getting it for around $55...then another $20 for extra items I needed.
*LED's for the instrument and HVAC panels ($22 for 8 LED lights)
*Rock Lights ($19 for 2 lights at Walmart...came with everything you need)
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post #829 of 1364 Old 10-26-2011, 04:27 PM
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I mounted these two weeks ago. They are 9mm clip holders.. They are real nice and thick plastic, seem pretty heavy duty. I have a firesteel in one. In the other i have a multi-tool, and a Allen wrench to get my high lift off.






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post #830 of 1364 Old 10-27-2011, 07:18 AM
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I've been actually trying to find a good place to mount my 9mm...anyone done this?
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post #831 of 1364 Old 10-27-2011, 10:22 AM
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I've been actually trying to find a good place to mount my 9mm...anyone done this?

I used to have a cheap holster (Uncle Mike's) mounted to the inside of the center console to hold my Glock 23 when the doors are off...with the doors on, I just keep it in the door pocket.

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post #832 of 1364 Old 10-27-2011, 02:52 PM
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Yea, I have a concealable Glock 26 that I carry in the car...no room on the console...may try to mount it under the dash. Not sure yet.
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post #833 of 1364 Old 11-04-2011, 07:04 AM
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I've been actually trying to find a good place to mount my 9mm...anyone done this?
They make these really cool things called a holster...

honestly, the less you are moving it from one holster to another the less chance it has to attract your finger or something else to the bang switch.

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post #834 of 1364 Old 11-04-2011, 11:39 AM
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well it really serves no purpose but it lookes nice
I made some tire valve stem caps with 9mm shell casings I took the existing plasic cap and used some glue of some sort and pushed the cap into the shell

Note: if you dont want the shells to tarnish shoot em with some spray clear coat

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Install a kill switch to the battery and don't tell anyone where u put it that way retardation can't steal it cost 25 dollars and about an hour of ur time once u figure out where u want to put it
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Created a unique toolbox for my Jeep. Spent $10 on an old military amunition box and painted it flat black to match the Jeep. Now it stores my jumper cables, flash light and random tools. Mounting it behind the center console in the back (I removed the back seat).



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Install a kill switch to the battery and don't tell anyone where u put it that way retardation can't steal it cost 25 dollars and about an hour of ur time once u figure out where u want to put it
Depends on where it is. If you tap it to the ignition under the dash, it would be easy to find and tamper with. Better to run it from the battery itself or something else and hide the wires.
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post #838 of 1364 Old 11-15-2011, 01:23 AM
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I used a satin black industrial enamel. on my bumper, bumper corners, grill, headlight inserts, and the chrome trim ring that retains the lights.




Those stupid chrome retaining rings look dump and stand out like a sore thumb with the rest of the grill and inserts being black.
Looks a lot better now. How much did it cost you?
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post #839 of 1364 Old 11-15-2011, 01:57 AM
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For other like myself who enjoy seeing at night. I had a lightbar on my Wrangler then decided to mount the lights on the windshield brackets. Either way, I was tired of reaching for the toggle switch. I decided to buy a high-beam switch for a older Ford truck and use it for my auxiliary lights. I mounted it on the floor next to the drivers kick panel. Works great! I could post pics but I'm sure you all know what kinda switch I'm talking about. After mounting and wiring, cut a notch out of the carpet (if you have it). Looks OEM.
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post #840 of 1364 Old 11-15-2011, 08:35 AM
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For other like myself who enjoy seeing at night. I had a lightbar on my Wrangler then decided to mount the lights on the windshield brackets. Either way, I was tired of reaching for the toggle switch. I decided to buy a high-beam switch for a older Ford truck and use it for my auxiliary lights. I mounted it on the floor next to the drivers kick panel. Works great! I could post pics but I'm sure you all know what kinda switch I'm talking about. After mounting and wiring, cut a notch out of the carpet (if you have it). Looks OEM.
Good idea. I'm old enough to know what you're talking about.

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