And why did you have to sit in your Jeep for six hours?
Nice cap of Natalie, btw.
We had a lock on a door at work fail and the guy fixing it wasn't going to work through the night, so myself and another volunteered to stand watch on it and got the following day off. And yes it was a good pic
Originally Posted by Medic80
After reading your build thread I also use the VES as a AUX input.
You have lots of great mod ideas and it seems like you are pretty meticulous when it comes to fit and finish. Have you ever looked into a mod that would eliminate wires running along the console and having the VES cover flipped open all the time? Have you ever removed the VES unit? Does it have RCA ports in the back?
I am pretty sure the VES connects to the rear of the stereo by RCA, so if you don't use the VES then you can pull it out and run your cables straight to the stereo. I still use mine occasionally on long drives with the kids so that option is out for me. I know there are cables that you can get that will split the RCA coming out of the stereo so you can run both the VES and iPod/MP3 player, but that would require me buying it I know I will eventually, but for now this works and the cable was free, so why change it. I don't think it is that much of an eye sore. Eventually I plan to get an aftermarket stereo and eliminate the VES, and maybe do screens in the headrests!
Ok I am only half way through my mirror mod, but here is the progress thus far! I listed this as part 2 because if you don't remember a couple years back I bought a set of chrome covers and painted them khaki to match the Jeep. Well those only lasted a couple weeks before I lost one. I gave up on the covers and decided to paint the actual mirror (what I was too afraid to do the first time around).
I decided I would take the mirrors off the Jeep to painted them rather than mask around them and paint. Also I really wanted to try to get these things apart so I didn't have to mask off the part I wanted to paint. I thought it would look cleaner that way. SO, I had to get the mirrors off! I opened the door and saw this:
So I looked up how to disassemble the door:
Now that I had access to the mirror bolts I removes them. You want to remove the 3 Green nuts and not the 1 Red nut.
Once the nuts are off simply pull the mirror off and mind the wire harness. Then the door will look like this:
And you will have the mirror in hand and free from the Jeep:
Ok time for some paint! Fist thing to do is get rid of the textured finish on the plastic. It took some time, but after much sanding I got them decently smooth. Here you can see the sanded one on the right:
Once they were both sanded smooth I blow them off and then wiped them down with alcohol.. After they were dry I gave them two coats of adhesion promoter and then 4 coats of primer:
Then 4 coats of basecoat (Light Khaki Pearl - PJC)
And 5 coats of clear. I wanted to do another one but I ran out:
After a short time they were dry and ready for reassembly!
Now I was having some difficulty getting them back together and figured out what was causing it. I ended up taking my dremel and cutting off the peace that was getting in the way. It came apart ok, but going back together it just wasn't happening.
Once that was cut they went together beautifully. It was dark by the time I finished so this was all I had:
They are now installed so I will get a few up in a little bit. I love the way they turned out! So much better than the covers I had before. These look factory with smooth seems and finished edges. The covers well, looked like covers You could tell they were added and just didn't quite look right.
Thanks for the detailed pix, gonna save a lot of people a lot of pain in the future.
2014 WK2 Overland 5.9L
2007 WK Limited 5.7L
And some past Durangos
Red WK #19, Hemi #68.. I think..
Durango Owners Club DOTY 2011
"Must have been that yesterday was the day that I was born"
Okay - now this I gotta see.........I'm sitting here racking my brain trying to think of what you have planned for the sheet of aluminum and I'm comin up with snake eyes...........o_O.......... I've got my eyes on you Omelet...........;-).......lol