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Unread 07-15-2009, 11:15 AM   #2011
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im sure that im not the only one to do this, i made windshield light brackets out of a fence bracket that i got from the local hardware store for about $3

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Unread 07-15-2009, 12:42 PM   #2012
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Integrated a nice system without losing much space at all. sounds pretty sweet too.













Got rid of the Ash tray, mounted another switch panel, and integrated a power inverter.


Flush mount taillights, and got rid of the big bulky license plate bracket by wrapping the plate.
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Unread 07-15-2009, 01:20 PM   #2013
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Flush mount taillights, and got rid of the big bulky license plate bracket by wrapping the plate.
What did you put behind/around the liscense plate?
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Unread 07-15-2009, 01:44 PM   #2014
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What did you put behind/around the liscense plate?
flexible door edge trim. had it leftover from some bushwacker fender flares, but I've seen it for sale at schucks I think. its shaped like a U with adhesive on the inside... worked perfect for wrapping around the outside of the license place and protecting the paint/preventing rust.

(That is the second license plate I've had since I did the conversion, the first one I had glued some rubber to the backside of the license plate, that worked too.)
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Unread 07-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #2015
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cool I may do that soon
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Unread 07-15-2009, 02:03 PM   #2016
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Integrated a nice system without losing much space at all. sounds pretty sweet too.













boy, do I have questions for you...


how did you mount the subs? did you cut the tub? if you cut the tub how did you enclose it from behind? where did you run the wires? do you have a full write up? the questions go on and on and on....
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Unread 07-15-2009, 02:04 PM   #2017
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Integrated a nice system without losing much space at all. sounds pretty sweet too.













Got rid of the Ash tray, mounted another switch panel, and integrated a power inverter.


Flush mount taillights, and got rid of the big bulky license plate bracket by wrapping the plate.
Got any more pics of how the subs are stuffed in there? I had no idea there was enough room. That looks super clean. I really like it. Nice work!
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Unread 07-15-2009, 02:39 PM   #2018
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boy, do I have questions for you...


how did you mount the subs? did you cut the tub? if you cut the tub how did you enclose it from behind? where did you run the wires? do you have a full write up? the questions go on and on and on....
I will try to find more pics, I never did a write up. I used Kicker 8" Comp "Free Air" subs. They are rated for marine use, so I don't worry about them getting wet. They perform well without being in an enclosure, they just need to be in separate air spaces from front to back. I cut 8" holes in the fender wells, made 1/4" thick aluminum plates to reinforce the sheet metal, bolted & siliconed them on. Then stuffed the fender with polyfill to improve the sound. put the carpeting back in place, and bolted the subs in using security screws. Somebody already mashed up a couple screws trying to steal them when I had the top off, but they had no luck

I ran the wires under the lip where the other wires already are, then drilled a small hole and used a gromet to connect them down into the fender well.

think that answers most of your initial questions, but if I can find or take some photos I'm sure it'll help you visualize
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Unread 07-15-2009, 02:42 PM   #2019
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Got any more pics of how the subs are stuffed in there? I had no idea there was enough room. That looks super clean. I really like it. Nice work!
Thanks!

I'll look to see if I have any more photos when I did the project and post 'em up.

The only clearance issue I had was with the gas filler tube on the driver's side. I have a 2000, and went to the junkyard, found out that the newer tjs had different filler tubes that gave me the clearance I needed. Bolted it in and was good to go.
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Unread 07-16-2009, 12:56 PM   #2020
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Metal dash







This bumper is homemade
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Unread 07-16-2009, 01:05 PM   #2021
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made a hitch to tow my 4x8 trailer with my 4 wheeler on it since the bumper on teh jeep didn't have a hitch, and it drops too low to put a reese on it, works great, and that is not just a flat plate, it is 2 plates (one in the back of the bumper) that are welded, and then it has 2 grade 8 1/2" bolts with aircraft nuts, and tthe plate is welded to the bumper in bottom and back, its not going anywhere:


also made some sway bar discos with some clevis pins from lowe's Total cost: $7


made something to cover the gap where my bumper is out of aluminum diamond plate
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Unread 07-16-2009, 09:14 PM   #2022
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boy, do I have questions for you...


how did you mount the subs? did you cut the tub? if you cut the tub how did you enclose it from behind? where did you run the wires? do you have a full write up? the questions go on and on and on....

I will try to find more pics, I never did a write up. I used Kicker 8" Comp "Free Air" subs. They are rated for marine use, so I don't worry about them getting wet. They perform well without being in an enclosure, they just need to be in separate air spaces from front to back. I cut 8" holes in the fender wells, made 1/4" thick aluminum plates to reinforce the sheet metal, bolted & siliconed them on. Then stuffed the fender with polyfill to improve the sound. put the carpeting back in place, and bolted the subs in using security screws. Somebody already mashed up a couple screws trying to steal them when I had the top off, but they had no luck

I ran the wires under the lip where the other wires already are, then drilled a small hole and used a gromet to connect them down into the fender well.

think that answers most of your initial questions, but if I can find or take some photos I'm sure it'll help you visualize







how about the amper box.. deminsions and how it was bolted down
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Unread 07-17-2009, 02:18 PM   #2023
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boy, do I have questions for you...


how about the amper box.. deminsions and how it was bolted down
I don't have dimensions, I made a cardboard dummy just big enough to fit my amp and follow the lines of the fenderwells. In the first photo of it upside down, you can see the flanges that bolt down under the seat brackets. cut a couple large holes and used 12V computer fans for ventilation. Carpeted to match and it disappears nicely.
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Unread 07-17-2009, 02:33 PM   #2024
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This bumper is homemade
More info on the dash build, please. I am looking to make the same mod to my TJ.
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Unread 07-18-2009, 08:12 PM   #2025
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I don't have dimensions, I made a cardboard dummy just big enough to fit my amp and follow the lines of the fenderwells. In the first photo of it upside down, you can see the flanges that bolt down under the seat brackets. cut a couple large holes and used 12V computer fans for ventilation. Carpeted to match and it disappears nicely.


o ok, but do you / can you still use the seat
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