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Unread 06-25-2013, 09:30 AM   #1516
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Alright. I'll start a thread about it

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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #1517
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New user here so I'm not sure if I can post my pictures yet, but I'll share... I've done a few things to enhance on a small budget. I have a 2013 Geko Green Wrangler Unlimited Sport. For about $30 I built a waterproof trunk cover. It also allows me to lock my jeep and keep things in the trunk while out and about (especially at the beach!) and keep things secure. It was a simple 1/2 inch piece of plywood that I measured and cut to fit around the roll bars and snug to the back of the seats. It bolts with 4 bolts (2 on each side) right into the hard top bolt fittings. I had to modify one corner so that I could fit it in place around the bars. Then covered it in a rubber mat and left about 2" of excess rubber off of the edges all around. If it rains the water rolls right off the back! I've managed to keep my bikini cover on all summer (so far) and keep everything fairly dry. It does leak a little around the roll bars, but its way better than having the back open! All for about $30.
Another one that cost me about $20, but has the look of a $1200 upgrade... I had stock silver/grey wheels that came with the jeep. I do have some nice mud terrains on it and really wanted some black wheels, but couldn't drop $1000+ right now. 3 cans of Plasti-Dip and $20 later, I have custom black wheels that look AWESOME! Simply put trash bags in behind the wheels to protect the brakes and interior stuff, used a deck of cards around the rim/tire (best idea my buddy ever gave me!), and put 5 coats on. First coat covered about 25%, second 50%, 3rd 75% and 4th and 5th 100%. This way the spray does not drip and it all looks even. If you hit something or something scrapes your wheel, it will peel, but I keep an extra can on hand and with a quick touch up spray, its perfect again.

Just a few ideas I thought I'd share. More to come I'm sure!
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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:06 AM   #1518
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Alright. I'll start a thread about it
It's going in tj tech. It's cheap, but not exactly a simple fix. Pretty tj specific anyway
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:26 AM   #1519
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It's going in tj tech. It's cheap, but not exactly a simple fix. Pretty tj specific anyway
What are u naming te thread
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Unread 06-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #1520
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What are u naming te thread
Its called my wooden console and diy instatrunk
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Unread 06-30-2013, 09:29 PM   #1521
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Drop down tailgate

New to jeep forum and this is my first post. I just made a drop down tailgate with material from lowes and tailgate cables from autozone. All together cost about 50$
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Unread 06-30-2013, 09:31 PM   #1522
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New to jeep forum and this is my first post. I just made a drop down tailgate with material from lowes and tailgate cables from autozone. All together cost about 50$
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Unread 07-01-2013, 08:28 AM   #1523
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Not sure why but it wont let me upload pics. It keeps saying they're over sized
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Unread 07-01-2013, 10:59 AM   #1524
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Post them to photo bucket.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 11:02 AM   #1525
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I am definitely looking forward to seeing this

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Unread 07-01-2013, 12:06 PM   #1526
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The pictures are on my profile if your interested. It was fairly simple and inexpensive to make. Let me know if you like it!
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Unread 07-01-2013, 04:40 PM   #1527
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I wanted a lot more room in my TJ for my wife and I to have some stuff, and to be able to keep it locked up, along with keeping it dry. I removed the rear seat, along with the rear seat belts. I took some measurements, along with using a cardboard template, and made this....

Here is a shot from the side


Here is a shot from behind the front seat


I used one sheet of 3/4" plywood (already had it), and I bought a 4' x 9' sheet of rubber matting in a diamond plate style ($81.00 I think), 8 carriage bolts with nuts, small screws (to help hold it down along with 3M adhesive), and some black silicone to fill in the small gaps to make it weather tight. I also have yet to install 4 pocket tie downs to hold the top on while it's down, or as a tie down point for bigger items.

So I have less than $100 bucks into it now...... will be building a subframe underneath for a sliding drawer so I don't have to reach in. The only way to get into this will be through the locking tailgate. I also have a compressor that I will be mounting into the top, I need to cut out an area for the air pressure gauge, along with the locking sleeve.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 05:05 PM   #1528
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The pictures are on my profile if your interested. It was fairly simple and inexpensive to make. Let me know if you like it!
Can you show the match mechanism you used on the pass side? Also, which tailgate straps did you use?
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Unread 07-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #1529
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There is no mechanism on the passenger side. I kept the factory one, and the cables were 14-16 inch i believe.
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Unread 07-01-2013, 08:06 PM   #1530
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Does it feel secure without anything on the passenger side? Also did you have any issue with the tailgate collapsing on the bottom, seeing as the tailgate is hollow
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