post #1546 of Old 01-13-2009, 06:43 PM
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post #1547 of Old 01-13-2009, 06:53 PM
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I made a simple, dirt cheap way to hold the rear seat in when it's folded forwards. I don't know about you, but mine always falls out of those damn mounts when i go on a trail with it folded.

Anyways, i just drilled the two pins that insert into the mount, and put a cotter pin through
so cheap, and so easy.
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post #1548 of Old 01-13-2009, 06:57 PM
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I made a simple, dirt cheap way to hold the rear seat in when it's folded forwards. I don't know about you, but mine always falls out of those damn mounts when i go on a trail with it folded.

Anyways, i just drilled the two pins that insert into the mount, and put a cotter pin through
so cheap, and so easy.
Pics please.
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post #1549 of Old 01-13-2009, 07:01 PM
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a front bumper.. i'll be makin a back one with a rear tire swing too
you don't seem to be gettin much love on this thread, but THAT THING IS SICK!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait for the tire carrier
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post #1550 of Old 01-13-2009, 07:56 PM
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Anyways, i just drilled the two pins that insert into the mount, and put a cotter pin through
so cheap, and so easy.
Our '98 came with that from the factory!!!

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post #1551 of Old 01-14-2009, 07:34 AM
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Way to go.
Much better take off angle.
How about some cj shots.
Wish I had some - it's still in pieces! I'm in the middle of a frame-off, the frame repair work is finished but it's too cold to POR-15 it so it's stored in the shed until it's warm enough to coat. In the meantime I'm going to rebuild the T-150 (cheap kit from Novak - why not) and finish up a few odds and ends on the motor (rear main seal, etc). And keep searching for a steel tub at the right price!
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post #1552 of Old 01-14-2009, 10:19 AM
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Nice job on the tic tac box.
To me that's what jeepin is all about.
I love makeing stuff for the jeep.
Ofcorse wheelin to.
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post #1553 of Old 01-14-2009, 10:39 AM
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Here's a close up of the clamp, but that's all I got. The welds were done outside and before I spent a thousand hours burning CJ-5 frame so they are a bit rough, but they're strong enough for this. There are 3 passes, the top one is a bit spotty (used it to fill in low spots).

The clamps are Rock Hard 4x4 (the guys that make the bolt in cage), other than that just a piece of tubing bent to fit and I cheated & bought a tire mount plate for like $5 at the PA Jeep show, it was 5/8" thick and pre-drilled I figured I'd put that much into drill bits and grinding wheels if I cut my own!

If you were wanting more visibility, you could possibly turn the mount upright and hold the tire horizontally, that way you would have storage under it and it shouldn't be much higher than the rear seat. It would stick out over the tailgate and you would lose part of that 16" or so that you said you gained.

Looks good, I like it.

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post #1554 of Old 01-15-2009, 08:25 AM
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I thought about doing that, but decided I wanted to be able to run the tailgate since I usually have tools and stuff in the back when wheeling and didn't want to risk loosing anything.

What I plan to do for "over the road" use is build a rack to go over a tonneau cover that I can mount my tire onto. That's going to use two side rails just above the tub (welded to the roll cage but removable with bolted flanges).
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I made a custom CB mount that requires no drilling...I'll take some pictures and post this afternoon

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post #1556 of Old 01-15-2009, 10:27 AM
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I made a custom CB mount that requires no drilling...I'll take some pictures and post this afternoon
Always handy to know, cannot wait for the pic's.

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post #1558 of Old 01-15-2009, 12:21 PM
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CB Mount

I made an overhead CB mount out of 1x2 tubing that was laying around the garage. The wiring is all ran down behind the passenger side window trim. I also added an LED dash light under the CB.


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HI-Lift Jack

My father-in-law made some holders for my Hi-lift jack. It's scrap stainless steel from his work all welded up on graveyard shift, Cost = $0.
Only downside is that it gets frequent mud baths, but what else are you going to do with a 60" hi-lift.


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post #1560 of Old 01-15-2009, 12:35 PM
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I made an overhead CB mount out of 1x2 tubing that was laying around the garage. The wiring is all ran down behind the passenger side window trim. I also added an LED dash light under the CB.


Hey that opens up a hole new place to put things in the Tj's.

WAY TO GO!!!

Hey dbbd1 Can you show me a photo of you're antena mount
on the back of yer tj?

I just got a cobra 75 wx and was just going to drill a hole
on top of the tire mount on the pasenger side.
But it looks like your'es is on a bracket or some thing.

The higher the coil above the roof the better so the signal
can bounce.

The hood is the best place but it whould not last long out here with the tight trails we role in.

Here is where i wheel.
Not much dunes here.



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