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post #811 of 1943 Old 11-05-2010, 06:42 AM
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Nice job of painting the hangers and thanks for the kind words and great explanation of what they do. Also that's a great picture that shows what can happen to the factory hangers.

Thanks for all you do here for us CJ owners.

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Alpine Music Storage Device

Check out this find. I picked up a 120GB WD USB2 external hard drive for $19.99 with free shipping from Newegg.



I've already loaded on my 28 Gig worth of music, that's 8,102 songs recorded at 192kbs. I might have to reorganize the folder structure to make the Alpine happy but that shouldn't be too difficult. With this I can control the music through the Alpine deck but I can also still control my Zune in the center console if I want to. Best of both worlds and great for only $20.


With how small it is I'm thinking about securing it to the top of the glove box. I could even put it right on top of the Alpine. Out of sight out of mind.


I've finally got my volt gauge fixed so the dash is ready to go in once I get my speaker and stereo wires sorted out. I would like to get the windshield installed before I install the dash because it is so much easier to get to the lower hinge nuts. A couple friends are stopping by later so I hope to rope them into helping me install the windshield into the frame.

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Check out this find. I picked up a 120GB WD USB2 external hard drive for $19.99 with free shipping from Newegg.



I've already loaded on my 28 Gig worth of music, that's 8,102 songs recorded at 192kbs. I might have to reorganize the folder structure to make the Alpine happy but that shouldn't be too difficult. With this I can control the music through the Alpine deck but I can also still control my Zune in the center console if I want to. Best of both worlds and great for only $20.


With how small it is I'm thinking about securing it to the top of the glove box. I could even put it right on top of the Alpine. Out of sight out of mind.


I've finally got my volt gauge fixed so the dash is ready to go in once I get my speaker and stereo wires sorted out. I would like to get the windshield installed before I install the dash because it is so much easier to get to the lower hinge nuts. A couple friends are stopping by later so I hope to rope them into helping me install the windshield into the frame.
Good buy. I just bought a terabyte notebooksized usb drive, got home with it only to learn it had a bad drive. It wouldn't be a problem but where I live out in the boonies it will take the better part of 2 hours to get back to Staples for a return. How do you think it will do with the vibrations? If it runs cool I may wrap the base in foam for protection.
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Mike... that's awesome! I had no idea that you could that stuff with music. Thanks for the education. I'm assuming that you downloaded 8000 songs?? How long did that take? Cool system.

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I was shaking it around and tapping on the case pretty good while listening to music and it never quit playing. I know that doesn't replicate being in the Jeep but it is a good sign. I might insulate it with foam just to be safe.

Burning the 8k songs from CD's to the computer was done over several weeks. Copying the music files from my computer to this HD took about 55 minutes.

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I have a collection of audiophile car audio equipment. I'd love to have it in the CJ7 but weather is a big concern for me. I'd hate to ruin a $500 set of component speakers or a $1200 amp. I have a Clarion 3400A that is from 1991 and in 1991 it sold for $700. It's so rare that you can't even find info about them on the internet. I got it BNIB still sealed from a guy who didn't know what he had for $75..lol

Are you going to be running a hard top and security system?

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I was shaking it around and tapping on the case pretty good while listening to music and it never quit playing. I know that doesn't replicate being in the Jeep but it is a good sign. I might insulate it with foam just to be safe.

Burning the 8k songs from CD's to the computer was done over several weeks. Copying the music files from my computer to this HD took about 55 minutes.
Ohhh don't shake it too hard or tap it. The drive is probably turning at 7200 rpm and the read/write heads are on a super small cushion of air. This is the primary reason, besides manufacturer's defects, for failure. That is why notebook drives fail more than destop drives- they just get handled too often.

You sure do have an awesome audio setup. I'm thinking my wife and I will go simple with a couple of speakers and a radio/stereo with a usb port for a stick or an ipod dock.

I run a 750 ip number network at our high school besides my regular teaching responsibilites and I'm amazed, still, by the number of student ipod touches I see connected to our network. Those are the creme de la chrem for pocket audio and cool accessories right now but they sure won't hold 120 gigs!
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I was shaking it around and tapping on the case pretty good while listening to music and it never quit playing. I know that doesn't replicate being in the Jeep but it is a good sign. I might insulate it with foam just to be safe.

Burning the 8k songs from CD's to the computer was done over several weeks. Copying the music files from my computer to this HD took about 55 minutes.

That is a good deal and Newegg is high on my list of online vendors for electronics. In my opinion, I think tapping on the case would be worse than the Jeep bouncing around. And I really like your color coordinated cable management system.

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JeepsterJC is right. The drive is probably 7200rpm and they do not like being handled/moved around much. Might want to find something to dampen the vibration. If the drive does end up failing I would look into a solid state drive. Costs more but you would have no problems with vibration.

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New plan. The 120 GB HD is turning into a Christmas present for the GF as a back up for her laptop. Good thing she never reads the forum.

I'm just going to run the Zune as planned and eventually get a 32GB solid state thumb drive for the Jeep after they drop below $30. Shouldn't be a problem since I won't really be driving it around until next spring.

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Keep an eye on newegg.com or frys.com thay put the thumb drives on sale alot of the time !
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Great job!!

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New plan. The 120 GB HD is turning into a Christmas present for the GF as a back up for her laptop. Good thing she never reads the forum.

I'm just going to run the Zune as planned and eventually get a 32GB solid state thumb drive for the Jeep after they drop below $30. Shouldn't be a problem since I won't really be driving it around until next spring.
Maybe a better plan. Sorry for the bumber cautionary note and raining on your parade.
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Maybe a better plan. Sorry for the bumber cautionary note and raining on your parade.
On a side note it sure was thougtful of you to go X-Mas shopping so early to get your girlfriend an awesome gift.
"He's so thoughtful!!! What an awesome guy!!"
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On a side note it sure was thougtful of you to go X-Mas shopping so early to get your girlfriend an awesome gift.
"He's so thoughtful!!! What an awesome guy!!"
^^^ Oh Yeah, you know how to play it.

I had some friends help with installing the windshield into the frame. I had never done that before and can tell you that is was a lot of work. All three of us were sweating by the time we were done and it took almost an hour to do. Sorry I didn't take any pictures of the process but we were more focused on getting it done and not letting the seal pop out of place.

We used the trimmer string method to get the lip of the seal over the run. A couple things we learned. Start pulling the seal over the lip in the center of the windshield, don't start in the corner. When pulling the trimmer string, you don't have to press on the outside of the windshield as hard as you think, it is actually pretty light. Once the seal is over the lip and you can lay the windshield frame flat on the floor, that's when the real fun begins. At that point we used a lot of glass cleaner as lubricant and my bondo scrapers to work around the outside of the seal and glass assembly to get it to fall into place.


Now I can install the frame onto the tub.


Once that's bolted on I can install the dash, roll bar, steering column and then a seat for a test drive. This thing will be going together fast but I still have a lot of things to do. I still need to install the stereo components, interior lighting, shackle hangers, front and rear bumpers, D300 twin sticks and fender flares. I also need to modify my winch mounting plate so I can install and wire the winch. I also need to fabricate my trans tunnel cover, center console and a few other small parts. The hood needs to get finished up and I still need to wet sand and buff the front fenders.

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