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Unread 07-19-2009, 07:32 PM   #2026
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Yesterday I made a poor man's spare tire mount. Modified my Thule bike rack with a Dana 35 axle shaft

The rack even folds down flat to allow the rear door to open fully.





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Unread 07-20-2009, 06:36 AM   #2027
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thats a good idea
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Unread 07-20-2009, 08:58 AM   #2028
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o ok, but do you / can you still use the seat
I used 1" spacer blocks under the rear seat brackets to give enough room for the amp box, and yes, the seat still functions like stock. One more note, on either side of the seat there is a shaft that locks it down, those hit the subwoofers and needed to be cut shorter, but they still lock into the brackets fine.

I haven't had time to look for any more photos. I'll try to get to it this week.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 10:14 AM   #2029
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Made a copy of this one last night for my Jeep. Total cost $13 for the pipe. I figure it will get me by better than stock until I can pony up for some real HD steering.

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I have beat mine pretty hard on some rocks and it hasnt bent yet.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 10:17 AM   #2030
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I made a TJ for my LJ.

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Unread 07-21-2009, 10:41 AM   #2031
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I made a TJ for my LJ.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 11:05 AM   #2032
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Updated to my previous third brake light- I made a _____ for my TJ! (post your homemade Jeep stuff here) - Page 22

Made a new third brake light holder to accomodate CB antennas and create a stronger mount. The previous unit vibrated too much for my liking when the antenna hit stuff.

Finished and Sandblasted:

Welds


Primed and painted semi-gloss black and installed. Holds 2 3ft CB antennas. Those are cheapo "Diesel" antennas I got on ebay. The brake light should clear a 35" tire easy.



And no, the mounts aren't straight. The small 1/4" top plates warped during welding. And no I don't care and I probably won't fix it...

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I had to add one of the stock rubber isolators to the mount to keep the tire carrier from whacking it. I just drilled a hole in the center square tubing and tacked a nut on it. Its a stainless M8 socket head cap screw in the isolator. Just what I had laying around. I found out the tire carrier was vibrating quite a bit off-road - this amounted to nearly 1" of deflection!


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Unread 07-29-2009, 01:08 PM   #2033
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brake light bracket looks good..its a jeep,if ya use it who wants perfect anyhow,haha
if my old trucker mind remembers right,,if you have both antennas hooked up your radio wont work worth a crap compared to 1 antenna? unless there much farther apart..i think im right on this if memory serves me right.
but 1 can always be a spare
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Unread 07-29-2009, 04:41 PM   #2034
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In my past posts about my aluminum rockers you all asked for pics. well here they are minis the angle iron on bottom.4x4x1/4 aluminum angle ,raps under tub for more protection.Aluminum triangles will be welded to aluminum angle so angle iron can be bolted to the main rocker unit.In side the cab their will be another 1/4''aluminum plate to sandwitch the tub between them. Thats a 1/2'' thick rocker .3/8th ss button head bolts will put it all togeather.http://img383.imageshack.us/i/picture006v.jpg/
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Unread 07-29-2009, 06:09 PM   #2035
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I made a TJ for my LJ.

More pics please........
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Unread 07-29-2009, 07:35 PM   #2036
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brake light bracket looks good..its a jeep,if ya use it who wants perfect anyhow,haha
if my old trucker mind remembers right,,if you have both antennas hooked up your radio wont work worth a crap compared to 1 antenna? unless there much farther apart..i think im right on this if memory serves me right.
but 1 can always be a spare
they'll eventually be hooked to two different radios. A Cobra 75WXST and a Uniden BCT7. Right now the antennas aren't working at all...apparently I painted it too good, its not grounding!! I gotta wait till X-mas when I go home so I can get my SWR meter too.

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More pics please........
maybe click the link in his sig?
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Unread 07-29-2009, 08:02 PM   #2037
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if my old trucker mind remembers right,,if you have both antennas hooked up your radio wont work worth a crap compared to 1 antenna? unless there much farther apart..i think im right on this if memory serves me right.
Your right, I'm sure it is 110 inches. To get the best preformance using co-phase antenna set-ups.
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Unread 07-29-2009, 08:55 PM   #2038
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i made a half-door window roll down fastener! I bought Beige velcro tape (to match soft top and door color) and put one square on outside of cloth underneath bottom of window,and one on the inside. after i unzip windows i tightly roll it down and than fasten the velcro around the roll. perfect for drivin on highways with little flappin!
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Unread 08-01-2009, 07:16 AM   #2039
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i made a half-door window roll down fastener! I bought Beige velcro tape (to match soft top and door color) and put one square on outside of cloth underneath bottom of window,and one on the inside. after i unzip windows i tightly roll it down and than fasten the velcro around the roll. perfect for drivin on highways with little flappin!
Got any pics? I'm interested in seeing what it looks like.
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Unread 08-02-2009, 03:01 AM   #2040
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brake light bracket looks good..its a jeep,if ya use it who wants perfect anyhow,haha
if my old trucker mind remembers right,,if you have both antennas hooked up your radio wont work worth a crap compared to 1 antenna? unless there much farther apart..i think im right on this if memory serves me right.
but 1 can always be a spare
you are correct, phased antennas need to be at least 1/4 wave apart or the radiation pattern gets skewed... at CB frequencies thats 108 inches, you can get a little closer than that without hosing everything but but closer than 48 inches and the pooch is errr stewed so to speak.
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