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post #1 of 51 Old 10-30-2013, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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My Jeep build

This is going to be my (slow) thread about my 2005 WK and everything I do to it!

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post #2 of 51 Old 10-30-2013, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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The first thing I did to this was add an aftermarket stereo, I didn't have a stock auxiliary port and it was driving me nuts!

In this picture i didnt have the bezel snapped all the way in but it fits all nice and snug like.
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post #3 of 51 Old 10-30-2013, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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I also added some interior lights under the dash in the front and seats in the back, kind of a cool interior mod for only $30


The lights have multiple different colors they can change to and different modes it cycles through, pretty cool.
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I hate chrome so the next thing on my to do list was blacked out emblems, and Plastidip saved the day.


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post #5 of 51 Old 10-30-2013, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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During the winter i got a bunch of snow built up on my grille and I kicked it in an attempt to clean it off (bad idea) i snapped one of the plastic grille inserts off and it had bothered me for quite some time. While browsing the forums I saw multiple people doing the metal gutter guard mod and decided to tackle that myself today. Pretty pleased on the way it turned out.

Before (the piece that broke out i super glued in but it looked bad)


All i used was some gutter guard from Home Depot and some zip ties


I painted the gutter guard black with some PlastiDip


All Zip tied in, I took the painted part of the grille apart from the black plastic so i could hide the zip ties


All back together


And back in the Jeep


Before and after shot, came out pretty well
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post #6 of 51 Old 10-30-2013, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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I also had some spare LED strips laying around so i said why not and mounted them up in the grille, I have them on the same switch as the interior lights and it doesn't look half bad. Just got bored and wanted something to do.
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post #7 of 51 Old 10-30-2013, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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I have this more cleaned up now (Amp mounted and wires hidden) Installed a 10" JL Audio W7, I got this from a friend for a really good price so I couldn't say no and for a 10 this thing really bumps.
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post #8 of 51 Old 10-30-2013, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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After starting this thread i relized how many pictures of things I don't have.
If anyone wants to see more pictures of anything let me know i'll do my best to post them.

Some future mods I'm planning on doing is a 2" RRO lift, New wheels/tires, and more cosmetics such as tail light guards, and some sort of front bumper.
Just need to make that money

The wheels im looking at getting are the Mickey Thompson Classic III, with the backspacing of those wheels i can prevent from running spacers. I know a lot of people do run spacers I've just heard lots of bads over goods about them and I really like the look of the M/Ts.
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post #9 of 51 Old 11-01-2013, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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I got bored today and Plastidiped some of my interior trim. Came out pretty good.







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post #10 of 51 Old 11-01-2013, 06:42 PM
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I got bored today and Plastidiped some of my interior trim. Came out pretty good.
I would be interested for a follow up on how well the plasti dip holds up on the interior parts after a few months.

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post #11 of 51 Old 11-03-2013, 07:58 AM
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^x2 I am getting tired of wood grain panels.. I did thought of plastdip but, the texture would be not good idea.. so i will go with vinyl wrap. But would like to know how long will plastdip lasts in your wk.

nice progress build

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post #12 of 51 Old 11-03-2013, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, I will keep you updated on the dip, so far its been good once it settles is is a nice clean look and the texture isn't bad.
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post #13 of 51 Old 11-22-2013, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
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Its been almost 2 months and the dip is holding up well on the interior trim, actually looks better than the day I did it because it had a chance to settle. No signs of wear. I also painted the trim around the stereo to make it belnd better with the a/c control panel
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post #14 of 51 Old 12-23-2013, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Just ordered up a 2" BB Rough country lift and some 17" M/T Classic III wheels. Will take plenty of pics during the install and have them up as soon as possible!
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post #15 of 51 Old 02-24-2014, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Got my Lift all installed, a 2in Rough Country BB and I have a set of Mickey Thompson Classic III (17x9) and a set of Nitto Terra Grapplers (265/70/r17)





I also Plastidipped the orange turn signal portion of my headlights.
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