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post #1 of 11 Old 02-17-2010, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
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CJ grill on wall with lights

Just thought I'd share this as it’s been talked about a few times. A local restaurant with a backwoods flair said our club could hang a Jeep grill on the wall to match the rest of the decor. So I grabbed the worst CJ grill I had (from the pile) and my friend Brian and I used a 110 to 12 volt power box and 4 LED lights to make this. We used a bad set of headlight buckets and just the front glass from two bad headlights. All four LEDs are the small push style found on the front fenders. The sign below is a metal plate that will be hung by two small chains. A pull chain on/off switch finishes off the sign.

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post #2 of 11 Old 02-17-2010, 08:55 PM
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That's awesome. I just got my jeep about a month ago, I've been meaning to get a hold of someone in the Mobile Jeep Club. When are yall going ridin again?
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post #3 of 11 Old 02-17-2010, 08:59 PM
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I've got one I'm going to put speaker in,
Woofers in the head lights, mid/high range in the park lights, then cover them with those silly woven wire protector guards someone got me a few years back and I never used.
I figure the gap at the bottom will be a good place for stereo.

Guess I could add LED lights in the speaker gills if I wanted to... Maybe pulse with the music?

I did one a few years back with a clock in one head light, and a thermometer in the other,
Small speakers in the park light holes and a radio in the bottom.
Stole the idea from a Ford T-bird grill I saw in a restruant with a $1,700 price tag on it!
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-17-2010, 08:59 PM
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I thought about doing the same thing, you beat me to it. Nice job!
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-17-2010, 09:28 PM
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There is an max an ermas near my house that has an entire body hanging on the ceiling/wall. Its one of the really early cj's like a 3 or something.

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post #6 of 11 Old 02-17-2010, 10:05 PM
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I love it! Been thinking about about doing the same with an extra grill setup I have.

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post #7 of 11 Old 02-17-2010, 10:20 PM
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thats sick! nice work!
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-18-2010, 07:09 AM
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I want to do this someday, just haven't gotten around to it. haha


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post #9 of 11 Old 02-18-2010, 01:55 PM
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Me like it!

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post #10 of 11 Old 02-18-2010, 07:11 PM
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Nice job. Your worst grille looks like my best though.

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post #11 of 11 Old 02-18-2010, 07:48 PM
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Looks great! I'm jealous.

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