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post #1531 of 2213 Old 07-01-2013, 08:23 PM
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I did this.....

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I scored some gear. Feast your eyes...

Since this is the "What did you do to your WK today?" thread, I will start with the most directly related thing: I got a roof rack for it. It originally came off a 4 Runner so I will need to make some adjustments to it to make it fit my crossbars. First on the list is to remove the rails that came on the bottom of the basket so I can U bolt it directly to my crossbars. Second on the list will be to either coat it with bedliner or some Rustoleum matte black.



Test fitting to see where things land.







(Yes I know it's off center. )
Pretty sure it's this rack:
http://www.amazon.com/Surco-S4560-Sa.../dp/B00029KBGW
I also scored some other gear.



http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/pr...ductId=3998052
A $450 TENT!!


USMC sea bags anyone?



2D Maglite



Let's have a picnic!





Heatsurge propane infrared tabletop BBQ









Total cost for everything: $20.

Everything except the roofrack, tents and a fishing pole not shown were pulled from storage units at work. People abandon them and sometimes I get to rummage through and see if there's anything I want to keep when we empty them out and throw stuff away.

The roofrack, tents and a fishing pole / camping pots and pans were $20 from craigslist today. Now all we need are some pads or an air mattress. So excited about the finds.


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post #1532 of 2213 Old 07-01-2013, 08:51 PM
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It fits perfect. No rattles, vibrations, nothing. And it drops good, no issues with it at all. Definitely money well spent, and was still a nice cheap mod. Makes what used to be a useless swing out tailgate have some use to it. Im definitely happy with it.
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post #1533 of 2213 Old 07-02-2013, 04:13 AM
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post #1534 of 2213 Old 07-02-2013, 05:54 PM
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I did this.....
Hmmm im a little jealous right now. I spent 20 dollars today too and dont have anything like that to show for it lol
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post #1535 of 2213 Old 07-02-2013, 06:06 PM
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That tent is an awesome find. Most of it is, but I like the Eureka in particular

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post #1536 of 2213 Old 07-02-2013, 11:23 PM
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Thanks! It was a surprise from the folks I bought the rack from. We had spoke about other stuff they were dumping since they were moving and asked if there was anything in particular I was looking for. I mentioned fishing and camping stuff. When I got there this stuff was strapped to the rack. They said they weren't sure if everything was with the eureka but the Coleman was good to go. Sure enough, everything was there.
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fuel pump and sending unit access panel. cost? free with materials on hand. Beer, plasma cutter and a countersink drill bit. No more dropping tank for fuel issues. Should have done this along time ago...





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post #1538 of 2213 Old 07-04-2013, 02:08 AM
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fuel pump and sending unit access panel. cost? free with materials on hand. Beer, plasma cutter and a countersink drill bit. No more dropping tank for fuel issues. Should have done this along time ago...



Nice
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post #1539 of 2213 Old 07-04-2013, 10:26 AM
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fuel pump and sending unit access panel. cost? free with materials on hand. Beer, plasma cutter and a countersink drill bit. No more dropping tank for fuel issues. Should have done this along time ago...
one of the best things i ever did to my ZJ was the fuel pump access panel.


and i made this for much less than $100, but did use machinery not everyone has access to and cost many thousands of dollars lol.



i made both the shift knob and the 4wd shift knob in the background

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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.
Very nice, i want to do the same thing but want to use aluminum diamond plate over the plywood instead of the rubber

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What would have cost me 60 bucks to call a locksmith to unlock my comanche ended up costing nothing cause I remembered the hole in my passenger side floor pan, so I just stuck my arm in an rolled down the window...for once, rust HELPED

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What would have cost me 60 bucks to call a locksmith to unlock my comanche ended up costing nothing cause I remembered the hole in my passenger side floor pan, so I just stuck my arm in an rolled down the window...for once, rust HELPED
Funny....wrong....but funny!

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post #1543 of 2213 Old 07-08-2013, 07:18 PM
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Replacement Soft Top padding

The foam padding on my soft top was pretty well shot, so I headed down to my local big box DIY store and bought a length of 7/8" inside diameter pipe insulation- the kind with the adhesive tape attached. Cut off the old padding and used it to get the length I needed, cut two to length and slipped the insulation over the bars. Peeled off one side of the adhesive and then worked my way down the new padding, exposing the other half of the adhesive as I carefully lined up the pad.

It's not as thick as the old, worn out padding, but it's better than none at all. Best of all it was only $1.50 for a 6' length!
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post #1544 of 2213 Old 07-08-2013, 10:13 PM
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The foam padding on my soft top was pretty well shot, so I headed down to my local big box DIY store and bought a length of 7/8" inside diameter pipe insulation- the kind with the adhesive tape attached. Cut off the old padding and used it to get the length I needed, cut two to length and slipped the insulation over the bars. Peeled off one side of the adhesive and then worked my way down the new padding, exposing the other half of the adhesive as I carefully lined up the pad.

It's not as thick as the old, worn out padding, but it's better than none at all. Best of all it was only $1.50 for a 6' length!
You must have the best top super top like I do
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post #1545 of 2213 Old 07-08-2013, 10:37 PM
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Pictures wouldnt uploadnin my previous attempts, but here it is. Tailgate mod. Cost well under 100. Also the tj gas filler mod. Cast around 95 but only because i also bought a locking cover.
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