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Unread 10-04-2013, 10:23 AM   #1666
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LOL ... Wow .. Im surrounded by smarta**'s .... COOL! Here are some picts. Paint is powder coating: silver vein basecoat/candy red top coat. http://www.poweraddicts.com/jeep-garage.html <-- This link takes you to the video of the build.
I gotta fit in with the rest of these knuckle heads lol

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Unread 10-04-2013, 07:15 PM   #1667
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Took some scrap 1/4 inch plate and some scrap 2x2 .250 wall square tube and made a mount to put a cheapo vice on and be able to slide into the reciever hitch for trail repairs. Keep it in the instatrunk when I don't need it, pop it in the receiver when I do. Scrap metal from work = free. Cheap vice from the gypsies that come by the shop = $45.
Great idea! I like!
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Unread 10-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #1668
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I gotta fit in with the rest of these knuckle heads lol
I totally undestand.. lol. It's all in good fun!
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Unread 10-05-2013, 11:40 AM   #1669
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Here is a huge time and mess saver all for around $5, that isn't including the price of the peanut butter that was eat'en (confused .. just keep reading .. lol). I was working on a Mercury Mountaineer and needed to pull the fluid from the power steering. So I created a way to pull the fluid from the pump. But, it can be used for about anywhere you can cram the vinyl tube into a hole. I used an empty peanut butter jar, some vinyl tubing (like fish aquarium air tubing), hot melt glue (or use ATV sealant if you want but the hot melt sets faster) to create a "fluid extractor". Basically its a bigger homemade version of those cheap brake bleeder cups. It works GREAT!!! You can use air pressure to pull the fluids or just stick one tube in your mouth and like a soda straw just suck the fluid into the jar. Be sure to use the right tube or you are in for a very nasty drink!! Go here http://www.homemadeidea.com/jar-craf....ebX2gpkv.dpbs for a build video, just scroll down the page the link takes you too until you see the description that says "Handy Auto Fluid Extractor". Click the link that lets you view the video.
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Unread 10-06-2013, 10:51 AM   #1670
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Made myself a cb antenna mount.
I think I'm going to upgrade to make a humvee style HF antenna mount


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Unread 10-06-2013, 04:08 PM   #1671
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I don't know if it was on this or the other cheap mod thread but the turning the rearview mirror is a great mod Thanks !!
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Unread 10-06-2013, 05:33 PM   #1672
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Installed my new curt class III hitch I got from Amazon for 89 bucks and free 2 day shipping I get the adjustable hitch tomorrow
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Unread 10-06-2013, 05:35 PM   #1673
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Unread 10-06-2013, 08:51 PM   #1674
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Need rear seat belts? They are crazy expensive to order new! Hard to find in decent shape at a decent price. Here is a great solution. In a junkyard we found a late 90's S10 extended cab pickup. My son and I snatched the rear belts, then got the front seat buckles. Fit perfectly!! Cost?? $20 for the whole set!! In one of the picts you see the rusty crusty belts that was in it when I got the Jeep. Pulled the rusty ones out and installed the S10 belts. Also if you look close at the shot where the straps are laying in the back you will notice a square the straps are laying on. I cut an access panel to the fuel pump.

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Unread 10-22-2013, 01:12 PM   #1675
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Couldn't find the tool anywhere to put a harmonic balancer back on. So for about $10 in material I made one.

1. A long bolt that fits into the crank.
2. A piece of 1/2-20 all-thread
3. Nut that fits the all-thread
4. A steel sleeve to reinforce the two bolts when welded together.
5. Washers/nuts to user as spacers. They must slide over the sleeve that reinforces the two other bolts.
6. If you have a "pulley installer" it will come with a thrust bearing. Not totally needed but will make installation easier.

1. Cut the head off the bolt that fits the crank.
2. Weld the cut end of the bolt to one end of the all thread. Then grind down the weld.
3. Slide the sleeve over the weld you just created. The weld seam will divide the sleeve in the middle once properly placed.
4. Weld around the sleeve at both ends. Then grind down the welds.
5. Thread the welded assembly into the crank. You may or may not have to cut the all-thread down depending on how long you need it.
6. Slide balancer in place.
7. large washer that will not go into the balancer hole.
8. then stack other washers and spacers as needed.
9. Thread 1/2-20 nut onto all thread and start pressing the balancer in place.

See the video here: www.poweraddicts.com
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Unread 10-28-2013, 05:47 AM   #1676
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New 10 gauge headlight wiring harness for my 97 XJ. Not including the connectors it came in at $48. I used insulated and/or heat shrink connectors when available at $0.75/ea but cheaper ones are out there for much less. I also wrapped it in a self-fusing silicone stretch tape, which cost $10. Total cost: $75

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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:10 AM   #1677
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New 10 gauge headlight wiring harness for my 97 XJ. Not including the connectors it came in at $48. I used insulated and/or heat shrink connectors when available at $0.75/ea but cheaper ones are out there for much less. I also wrapped it in a self-fusing silicone stretch tape, which cost $10. Total cost: $75
What is this fuse tape you speak of? Where can it be found?
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Unread 10-28-2013, 10:58 AM   #1678
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What is this fuse tape you speak of? Where can it be found?
Rescue Tape?
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Unread 10-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #1679
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Yes, Rescue Tape. I had never seen it before, stumbled on it at the hardware store.
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Once I get the ceramic H4 sockets on there I will finish wrapping right to the ends.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 03:57 PM   #1680
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Added to my role cage.

15$ in tube
10$ in primer and paint







Much more cage work to come
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