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Unread 08-30-2012, 07:33 PM   #1336
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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


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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!

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Unread 09-01-2012, 01:07 PM   #1337
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Time for my mirror mod part 2!




More details once I am finished...
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Unread 09-01-2012, 10:02 PM   #1338
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I can only imagine what your doing to the mirrors, im sure it will be awesome as always though!
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Unread 09-02-2012, 11:57 AM   #1339
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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:




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Unread 09-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #1340
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I do not see any Dynamat or Kicker speakers.....
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Unread 09-02-2012, 12:14 PM   #1341
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Now for the fun part! Getting the mirror to come apart! I started with the passenger side.

Start by removing the glass. It just pops off with a little bit of force. Tilt it in towards the hinge and pull the outside edge out.




Then remove the wires for the defrost and set the glass to the side:




Now you have 3 clips that you have to work out. Once those are done there are 2 more that you will see once you rotate the hinge/mount out of the way:




Now that the next peace is the back cover. There are 2 more clips to work out, 1 of them is a little hidden. Rotate the hinge again and you will see it:




Pull the back cover out and rotate it off the main piece. Here you can see the 2 clips a little better along with the 2 that I didn't show in a previous pic:




And there you have it! One mirror disassembled!!!




The driver side it the same only there are 2 wire, one for the defrost and one for the auto dim:




Now we have the covers off and ready to go!






Oh ya, there are little rubber peaces that you will want to remove:




Next up the modding will begin. . . .
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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!





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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.
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I do not see any Dynamat or Kicker speakers.....
Haha! Ya that wont be for a little bit still. I haven't even ordered anything yet. I am still doing some research so I know exactly what I want to buy
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Unread 09-02-2012, 06:50 PM   #1345
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Nice, nice, nice.

Thanks for the detailed pix, gonna save a lot of people a lot of pain in the future.

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Unread 09-02-2012, 08:48 PM   #1346
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I got it from a guy on JG who made it himself. I am not sure he is making them anymore though. I gave a couple guys his email reccently and they had no luck.
Wasn't Jon Ross was it?

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Nice, nice, nice.

Thanks for the detailed pix, gonna save a lot of people a lot of pain in the future.

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Thanks bud! That was the plan, to help others wanting to do the same thing. It really is the way to go



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Wasn't Jon Ross was it?
No it was Nathan something. Yes there are a lot of us Nathan's out there I think his username is something like WKThursty, but I can't be positive.
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Ok here are the good day shots as promised:








Oh wait! What is that up on the roof?!

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Oh that! I got a 4'x8' peace of .25" aluminum plate today for . . . . Well you will see
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Ok here are the good day shots as promised:

Oh wait! What is that up on the roof?!

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Oh that! I got a 4'x8' peace of .25" aluminum plate today for . . . . Well you will see
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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
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