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Unread 05-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #256
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I'll check the lights & see what I can figure out about the gauges not working. I drove it to work today! 😃 It's awesome!

The sound bar was framed w/ MDF & thin wood strips, then covered w/ fleece, & stapled in place. The speaker holes are slightly raised & framed individually inside the overall frame. After the shape was right, it was completely coated w/ fiberglass resin (soaked). He wrapped the roll bars w/ aluminum foil to keep it from sticking & covered the interior of the jeep w/ plastic. Then the wet sound bar mold was placed on the roll bars where it would be attached (later). We fill both of my ammo cans w/ nuts & bolts to use as weights... We wrapped them both in foil & placed one on each end of the sound bar. The next day, after it had dried/ hardened completely, he sanded it smooth & made the cut-outs for the speakers & LED light bar/ switch. After sanding, he used some left over paint from the jeep & painted it to match. The speakers, light bar, & switch were installed on the sound bar & then the wires were run through the roll bar.
Does that help???
Yes! Turned out great!

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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #257
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BTW, when I replaced my speedo and had all the bulbs out, I replaced the colored ones with these and they are awesome and should last virtually forever. Got this idea from somewhere on this forum.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...-bulb-4-led/6/

I got 2 Green ones for the signals, 1 Amber for the Four Wheel Drive, 1 Red for the brake and 1 Blue for hi-beams. Eventually, I'll replace the illumination bulbs with a strip of adhesive LEDs to brighten up the whole face. The strip I have will even dim with the headlight dimmer switch.

Highly recommend the led replacements.
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Unread 05-08-2013, 02:48 PM   #258
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This pic shows the gauge housing was removed… http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...3120392895.jpg

The lights are in the wrong sockets.

ETA: I'm not a Yellow fan but that is an awesome looking rig. How did you make the sound bar?
But then again....

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Unread 05-08-2013, 08:11 PM   #259
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I see a future CJ of the Month winner here.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 06:14 AM   #260
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BTW, when I replaced my speedo and had all the bulbs out, I replaced the colored ones with these and they are awesome and should last virtually forever. Got this idea from somewhere on this forum.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...-bulb-4-led/6/

I got 2 Green ones for the signals, 1 Amber for the Four Wheel Drive, 1 Red for the brake and 1 Blue for hi-beams. Eventually, I'll replace the illumination bulbs with a strip of adhesive LEDs to brighten up the whole face. The strip I have will even dim with the headlight dimmer switch.

Highly recommend the led replacements.
I like this!!! I see a new purchase in my future... Thanks! My dome light is already LED!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 06:17 AM   #261
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Just caught up Dang thats Yellow but looks AWESOME
Thanks! Apparently, I can't hide or blend in any more! LOL! My husband sent a txt yesterday... "I see you..." He was about 20 cars or so ahead of me!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 06:18 AM   #262
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Looks Amazing!!!! Keep up the good work!!!!!!
Thank you!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 06:20 AM   #263
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Nope the dash wasn't removed and that may be the problem. Gauges don't like dust and I bet it was plenty dusty in that shop. Try blowing out behind the dash.
No the dash wasn't removed... I'm paying attention to you! You've never steered me wrong before...
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Unread 05-09-2013, 06:44 AM   #264
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I see a future CJ of the Month winner here.
It seems that are ALOT of people w/ Awesome CJ's on here... But, I do LOVE how mine is coming along! The transformation is amazing! It looks nothing like what it did!
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Unread 05-09-2013, 01:45 PM   #265
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Sooo... The jeep over-heated today. One day, I swear, I will have this thing running right!!! I guess someone is trying to tell me to go home- time to write a paper & take a mid-term! Ugh...
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Unread 05-09-2013, 01:51 PM   #266
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Originally Posted by Synonymous
BTW, when I replaced my speedo and had all the bulbs out, I replaced the colored ones with these and they are awesome and should last virtually forever. Got this idea from somewhere on this forum.

http://www.superbrightleds.com/morei...-bulb-4-led/6/

I got 2 Green ones for the signals, 1 Amber for the Four Wheel Drive, 1 Red for the brake and 1 Blue for hi-beams. Eventually, I'll replace the illumination bulbs with a strip of adhesive LEDs to brighten up the whole face. The strip I have will even dim with the headlight dimmer switch.

Highly recommend the led replacements.
Quick question- what volt & angle did you order???
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Unread 05-10-2013, 10:49 AM   #267
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Nevermind on the LED lights! I figured everything out & they're on order! Also... My new aluminum radiator is on order & will be here by Wed.! The original is in horrible condition & cracked. So that's awesome...
I guess it could be worse. The new one is on sale right now! $218
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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:16 PM   #268
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So... I treated myself for Mother's Day!
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Unread 05-12-2013, 11:09 PM   #269
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Nevermind on the LED lights! I figured everything out & they're on order! Also... My new aluminum radiator is on order & will be here by Wed.! The original is in horrible condition & cracked. So that's awesome...
I guess it could be worse. The new one is on sale right now! $218
Were did you get the aluminum radiator? Sounds like a good price!

Is that a "stock" yellow? We have a yellow 5, not by choice. I wanted a BLUE 5 but this had all the proper stuff under it. After having it for six months, I would not have any other color! I love it.

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Unread 05-13-2013, 05:53 AM   #270
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Were did you get the aluminum radiator? Sounds like a good price!

Is that a "stock" yellow? We have a yellow 5, not by choice. I wanted a BLUE 5 but this had all the proper stuff under it. After having it for six months, I would not have any other color! I love it.

I ordered the radiator from radiator express.
I chose "chrome yellow"... I think it's they same yellow use by Ford. I like it!
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