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Unread 06-14-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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With Things Found in My Garage, I:

Hi everyone!

So I've been looking at the thread with everything done for $100 or less and a lot of the ideas look great. However, that'll nickel and dime a Jeeper to death! So I was thinking that everyone could post ideas (I don't know how many there could be..) of mods you were able to do with just the items in your house/garage. Some small things that enables someone to tinker, upgrade their Jeep for not much! Thanks!

P.S. Please no smart-alecs that would say something like "Well, my Chevy 350 was in my garage when I did the swap!"


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Unread 06-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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Grill protector

I bought screen door bottom protector for $22 and installed behind my grill, cheap, looks great and works!
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Unread 09-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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well the one thing i did with garage supplies was pull my TJ doors off (never had been yanked on my 03) i used a hydraulic motorcycle lift and a rod to accomplish it. Shortly thereafter the wife and i were going to head downtown and realized i didnt have a driver side mirror!!! so i searched around and found a small mirror that my grandpa had used to possibly find lost parts in an engine compartment. with a little electrical tape i got it to work. Its hardly a suitable mirror but i thought a cop would let me off if he had a sense of humor...
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Unread 09-09-2012, 12:02 AM   #4
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I made a set of mirror brackets so I could take the doors on and off




Switch panel made from an old switchboard I got for free
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Unread 09-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #5
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posted in the for 100 or less thread already... but i made these lights and light bar.



i just took a sealed beam headlight and the metal bezel, cut the bottom of it so i could bend it to have 2 pieces sticking down, and then cut another piece of metal into a U shape to fit inside of it and used some old bolts i had sitting around to keep it all together. if i could do it again i would go get some round sealed beams but i am happy with these. The light bar is made with an old sign post (like for a street sign) that i found along the side of the road. it had been sitting in my yard for a couple years and i finally thought of something to do with it haha.





that's my favorite mod so far. the stock lights aren't really that great but these are pretty good when aimed right.
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Unread 09-17-2012, 04:43 PM   #6
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using stuff found in my garage i made an

on board welder
OBA
spring perches
shock mounts
trans tunnel cover
trailer hitch crossmember
rear d rings

if you couldnt tell i have lots of metal laying around lol
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my on board alternator/welder write up
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my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 09-27-2012, 02:25 AM   #7
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I had a couple of metal truss supports left over from my patio roof and used them to make brackets to hold my Hi-lift jack to my roof rack.
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Unread 09-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #8
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using stuff found in my garage i made an

on board welder
OBA
spring perches
shock mounts
trans tunnel cover
trailer hitch crossmember
rear d rings

if you couldnt tell i have lots of metal laying around lol
I'd like to see more info on that onboard welder.
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Unread 09-30-2012, 02:34 PM   #9
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I'd like to see more info on that onboard welder.
link in my sig
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1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 09-30-2012, 09:59 PM   #10
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link in my sig
Reading through the android app I'll have to get to my computer and check it out
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Unread 09-30-2012, 10:07 PM   #11
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Reading through the android app I'll have to get to my computer and check it out
ah here ya go

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/a...te-up-1301614/
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build thread:
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/94-yj-6-0-build-spud-1218315/[/url]
1994 yj stretched, locked and loaded - 6.0l vortec lq4, 4l60e, np231, Dana 44s 37" interco trxus m/t, 3.5" bds front leafs, double triangulated 4 link rear on xj front coils.
1997 ZJ limited - BONE stock
2003 tj - 4in skyjacker, 33" mickey thompsons
my on board alternator/welder write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/alternator-welder-write-up-1301614/[/url]
my tj 1/2 doors on a yj write up
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/tj-uppers-yj-half-doors-hard-top-installation-1417686/[/url]
RC vs BDS
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/rough-country-vs-bds-1461555/[/url]
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Unread 10-01-2012, 05:04 AM   #12
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Thanks for the link. Been considering this for a while looks pretty strait forward.
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Unread 11-09-2012, 03:12 PM   #13
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That is sweet. I didn't know you could do that.
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Unread 12-02-2012, 04:13 PM   #14
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on board welder?
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Unread 12-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #15
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