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post #166 of 3568 Old 04-21-2007, 09:00 AM
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Not much of a fab but here it is. I had a problem with water running down the center strap of my bikini top in the rain so i punched a small hole in it, stuck in a long peice of cotton twine, and now the water hits that and runs down it instead of dropping off the middle of the strap and into my coffee!! Also hacked up the stock front bumper.

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post #167 of 3568 Old 04-21-2007, 09:48 AM
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Thats not dorky man, thats genius! Way to think outside the box .

One of the best yet!

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post #168 of 3568 Old 04-21-2007, 10:12 AM
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You are all probably going to think this is super dorky, but there's an explanation.

I live in the city. Unfortunately I've seen a few cars on my street on my bike ride into work that were robbed, from Civics with no wheels sitting on piles of newspapers to Wranglers with slashed soft tops. People will break into your car here for thirty cents on your floor. They often just "scoop" your glovebox contents into a bag and run.

I'm always worried about people just scooping the registration, then I'd have to run to the RMV to wait an hour and a half to spend $15 to get a new one. This is a pretty stupid mod but it works.

I used sticky velcro to stick my registration to the bottom of my glovebox. It won't get thrown out accidentally, won't get scooped, and it's just out of the way. Put a golf pencil in there in case I ever have to fill out that accident report form. Here's a pic:



Yeah, dorky, but it works.

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post #169 of 3568 Old 04-22-2007, 10:28 AM
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You are all probably going to think this is super dorky, but there's an explanation.

I live in the city. Unfortunately I've seen a few cars on my street on my bike ride into work that were robbed, from Civics with no wheels sitting on piles of newspapers to Wranglers with slashed soft tops. People will break into your car here for thirty cents on your floor. They often just "scoop" your glovebox contents into a bag and run.

I'm always worried about people just scooping the registration, then I'd have to run to the RMV to wait an hour and a half to spend $15 to get a new one. This is a pretty stupid mod but it works.

I used sticky velcro to stick my registration to the bottom of my glovebox. It won't get thrown out accidentally, won't get scooped, and it's just out of the way. Put a golf pencil in there in case I ever have to fill out that accident report form. Here's a pic:

.frankiejr
is it in a bag to keep it from getting wet and muddy?
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post #170 of 3568 Old 04-22-2007, 01:00 PM
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I made a "trail hardtop" out of a old hardtop.
I had been looking forever for me a damaged top with no windows. I finally got one best part it was FREEE!!! Now I can drive long distance somewhere on a highway with out being deaf from the wind, and then pull the top by my self and go trail riding topless.
This hard top won't flutter in the wind like a soft top(much quieter)
Front "legs" of top now will unbolt at the tub and unbolt from the top.
Rear "legs" are gone.
When I get to where i am going wheeling I just go by this.
If the weather is nice remove top and doors and take into motel room, so they are there when I get back to room.
If the weather is great take it all off.
If weather is just OK, take doors off leave top on.
If weather sucks, leave it all on.


All you have to do is to cut the lfront legs where there is a factory seam in the fibreglass. Then cut off the rear legs even with the top of the side windows and cut the bottom rail off completly.
Take two pieces of small angle iron and bolt the front legs back on and make a bracket to bolt it to the roll bar in the back.


I love the regular hard top and steel doors on my jeep as it make it much warmer in the winter and quieter on the highway for long trips.

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post #171 of 3568 Old 04-22-2007, 01:36 PM
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homemade front skid plate with some Hella Micro Fog / HID-driving lights:











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post #172 of 3568 Old 04-22-2007, 06:31 PM
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End clicky.

What did you use for the bolt? (Please excuse me if that sounds stupid, I just don't have a CB yet and have been looking at mounts lately thinking about what to do when I get one soon...)

ummm i think it came with some bracket at radio shack...

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post #173 of 3568 Old 04-22-2007, 07:05 PM
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homemade front skid plate with some Hella Micro Fog / HID-driving lights:











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Where did you get them little fog lights in the skid plate.

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post #174 of 3568 Old 04-23-2007, 10:50 AM
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Where did you get them little fog lights in the skid plate.
These are "Hella Micro DE", you can find them at ebay. Actually Hella headquarter and production plant is located only 20 miles from my home (and they sell great high quality stuff)...
I used a pair of foglamps and a pair of HID driving lights.

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post #175 of 3568 Old 04-23-2007, 12:09 PM
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homemade front skid plate with some Hella Micro Fog / HID-driving lights:



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Is it just me or that looks badass ????

Any other pictures or details about that ?

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post #176 of 3568 Old 04-23-2007, 01:54 PM
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Is it just me or that looks badass ????

Any other pictures or details about that ?
the skid is made of 5mm steel and weight is 12kg (~27lbs), I have some more pics:







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post #177 of 3568 Old 04-23-2007, 02:10 PM
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Man I love that...

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post #178 of 3568 Old 04-23-2007, 05:30 PM
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I'm up for one.

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post #179 of 3568 Old 04-23-2007, 08:52 PM
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Awesome looking skid! You need make more and sell it on eBay.

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Protection: Skid Row Engine Skid, Lower Control Arm skid & Evaporator Skid; Rock Hard Gas Tank Skid; Warn Stainless Steel Differential Skid Front & Rear.
Recovery Gear: Warn 9.5Ti Winch, 11,000# Pull-Pal.
Communication: Uniden 520XL CB, Diesel External Speaker, 3' FireStik Whip.
Shrockworks Mid-width Front Bumper with Warn 9.5Ti Winch -- Ordered 7/17/2009; Bumper Received 12/4/2009.
1" Coil Spacer Front & 1/2" Coil Spacer Rear restored OEM Rake.
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post #180 of 3568 Old 04-23-2007, 08:52 PM
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Awesome looking skid! You need to make more and sell it on eBay.

2009 JK Rubicon (Former Daily Driver); 2014 VW Jetta GLI Autobahn w NAV.
Auto, Power, Remote Start, Towing Package, MyGig Navigation with Lockpick, Rear View Camera, B&M 70268 Transmission Cooler, Aeroforce Interceptor, Valentine 1, Tub Sound-Deadened with Raamat and Ensolite, Hard Top Heat Insulated with 1/2" Styrofoam Insulation, Bilstein Shocks Front & Rear, PIAA Dual Horns, IPF 920H4 Headlights.
Protection: Skid Row Engine Skid, Lower Control Arm skid & Evaporator Skid; Rock Hard Gas Tank Skid; Warn Stainless Steel Differential Skid Front & Rear.
Recovery Gear: Warn 9.5Ti Winch, 11,000# Pull-Pal.
Communication: Uniden 520XL CB, Diesel External Speaker, 3' FireStik Whip.
Shrockworks Mid-width Front Bumper with Warn 9.5Ti Winch -- Ordered 7/17/2009; Bumper Received 12/4/2009.
1" Coil Spacer Front & 1/2" Coil Spacer Rear restored OEM Rake.
4x4 Trips:
Moab - 4/2006, 5/2008, 4/2009, 5/2011, 4/2013
Ouray - 8/2007
Rubicon - 9/2008
Gone, but not forgotten: 2004 TJ, 1999 Audi A4, 1992 VW Jetta GL 5 Speed
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