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Unread 04-16-2014, 01:28 PM   #1921
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I know the little rubber bumpers are kinda cheap, but this was free so.

I had a rubber strip so I cut some off and made my own bumpers for the fuel door.



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Unread 04-17-2014, 10:25 PM   #1922
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Picked up some utility hangers at the store for a few bucks each and had some foam insulation for pipes to pad them for hanging my doors in the garage.
Grabbed some torx bits from Harbor Freight a while back and had been using a ratchet for the top but then thought of my cordless drill. Shaves about 10 min off my HT removal time.
Added some thin spot mirrors to my outer ac vents for the jk. They work great with my Rugged Ridge Mirrors (under $100 for both) . I have to have mirrors. It's an OCD thing for me.
I had an old tool box I snagged from work years ago laying around that I bolted to the rear of my JKU for small locked storage. Break down tools, cables, strap, ext.
Painted all the bright silver trim inside flat black. Couldn't take it anymore.
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Unread 04-26-2014, 08:35 PM   #1923
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Seat Reinforcement Brackets = $0

XJ owners have known that the seat base metal tears where it bolts to the seat track. After talking to a friend who has a WJ, he described a similar issue with WJ's. I'm assuming ZJ's have the same problem being as you can bolt WJ & ZJ seats to XJ seat bases.

I found this online, but didn't feel it was substantial enough.
http://www.jeepseatbracket.com/colle...eat-repair-kit

From there I decided to make my own kit out of 1/8" steel that I had kicking around. This can be bought at big box home improvement stores fairly cheap. I think I paid $20 for two 3"x36" sections of 1/8".

Typically, the seat bolts to the tracks with 4 bolts. But there is an additional bolt per side in the seat that is not used. Basically I made 6 plates that were drilled to match the 3 bolt holes per side. One plate is sandwiched between the seat track and the seat base on both sides, and a 3rd plate runs above the seat base on the outboard side, being as that's where the metal typically rips.


Template made out of cardboard.


Here they are almost cut out and test drilled. They may not be pretty, but after a wire brushing, and some paint, they should work out pretty good.
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Unread 04-26-2014, 11:01 PM   #1924
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DIY hood lock to keep sticky fingers out! Use a short piece of 1" flat stock for an easy hood lock

I post the video link here, its easier that doing write ups
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Unread 04-27-2014, 07:11 PM   #1925
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Must post a video of the sound
been a while, but here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF9POm_doqQ


Total of just over $120 in the entire exhaust system. custom built headers for right about $60, then about $60 in materials in the rest of the system. muffler built of scrap material. behind a chevy TBI 350
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Unread 04-27-2014, 07:21 PM   #1926
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been a while, but here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF9POm_doqQ

Total of just over $120 in the entire exhaust system. custom built headers for right about $60, then about $60 in materials in the rest of the system. muffler built of scrap material. behind a chevy TBI 350
That sounds great
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Unread 04-27-2014, 08:19 PM   #1927
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That sounds great
Video says its a "k5". Thought maybe the motor was in a jeep at least.

Sounds great anyways. I wish my jeep sounded like that.
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Unread 04-27-2014, 08:24 PM   #1928
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Video says its a "k5". Thought maybe the motor was in a jeep at least.

Sounds great anyways. I wish my jeep sounded like that.
My DD is a jeep. but i wheel a K5.

i figured that this could easily be done for any vehicle even though i did it on a Non-jeep. I may even up building a muffler for my jeep since this one seemed to turn out well.
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Unread 07-26-2014, 08:37 AM   #1929
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Wrangler Grill Guards for about $10



Here is a link to the how to video: http://www.howtowrangler.com/?p=72
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Unread 07-28-2014, 04:00 PM   #1930
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Polyfil in the sound bar to enhance the sound

It costs about $10 (or less) and makes a big difference, here is a link to the how to video: http://www.howtowrangler.com/?p=31
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Unread 07-29-2014, 02:42 PM   #1931
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f46/i...l#post10185438

Has anyone else tried this? This post was from 2010 and I'm wondering if there are/have been any issues with it. Looks like a pretty cool mod.
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Unread 07-29-2014, 02:50 PM   #1932
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I haven't done this yet, but I saw a land rover guy remove the guts from the schrader valve on his fuel rail and screw a T on it. On one side he has a pressure gauge, and on the other side he still has a schrader for bleeding off the fuel rail.

I'm considering doing this and it should be less than $20 in parts.
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Unread 08-02-2014, 12:08 AM   #1933
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spent $70 in paint and $20 in tape and did this


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Unread 08-02-2014, 02:19 PM   #1934
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spent $70 in paint and $20 in tape and did this
Awesome! Wish it had been a xj instead of an Explorer
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Unread 08-02-2014, 07:37 PM   #1935
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spent $70 in paint and $20 in tape and did this
Thats a wild paintjob for a daily

Ashland is right. Looks much better on an xj.
Nice job.
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