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Unread 04-30-2007, 07:43 AM   #196
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If they know anything about jeeps, they will put it in 4LO to start it and then put it back into high range and drive away. Clutch safety is disabled in low range.
Didn't know that. Thanks, it is good to know.

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Unread 05-05-2007, 03:03 PM   #197
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Made some fog light brackets for my Jeeperman bumper with light hoop. With the light hoop, the factory fogs could not be mounted on the bumper where they belong. The light hoop is for off-road / driving lights, fogs need to be mounted low.

I spent $4 at the hardware store and bought a 3/16" steel repair strap. It was about 8" long, 1" wide, and had a few pre-drilled holes in them.

I cut about 3" off each end, and rough sanded the cut ends. They would be hidden, so I didn't bother making them look pretty. I had to drill out the hole that would mount to the bumper. I then rattle-canned them black, and used a longer grade 8 bolt for the mount from the light hoop to the winchplate on the bumper. The ends stuck out, almost flush with the top of the bumper. I then mounted my fog lights.



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Unread 05-05-2007, 04:19 PM   #198
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I built panels that bolt on where my winter flares go. They really clean up the line of the unflared Jeep, and offer a little protection as well.

I welded a couple of tabs onto my lightbar and attached my CB antenna on a swivel so it lays horizontal when I am not using it, and stands verticle when in use.

I modded my winch plate to accomodate my free flatbed wrecker winch.

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I also built a misting system to cool me off in summer. I use my Jerry can as a water source, a RV pump, and patio misters mounted to my Olympic rack.

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Unread 05-09-2007, 05:13 PM   #199
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I've made a GPS/iPod mount, an Instatrunk (sort of), and some HiLift mounts.

The GPS/iPod mount is ABS plastic left over from a costuming project that I cut to shape, and formed with a heat gun. It's attached to the bezel with a simple nut and bolt.






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The Instatrunk (sort of) is 16 guage steel that I got from a local sheet metal place. It slides under the seat belt brackets and is held in place by the rear seat. I added a strip of aluminum angle to add some rigidity. If I had to do it again, I'd probably have the sheet metal place just add a rear lip for that needed rigidity.



Here are the HiLift Mounts, not my design, something I read about here. They are shaft collars from the local Grainger drilled and tapped to accept the threaded rod.





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Unread 05-09-2007, 06:59 PM   #200
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Nice work on everything, but I really like the Hi Lift mounts.
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Unread 05-16-2007, 04:34 PM   #201
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Finally got around to painting my headlight trim black.

I've really been wanting to do this for a while. Now that I know I really like the way it looks, I'm going to buy some black trim since it's only $20 and isn't painted (black plastic, dings won't affect them). Then I'll put aside my old painted ones for when I Herculiner the tub.



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p.s. I was finally able to bump this thread back. Yeehaw!
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Unread 05-16-2007, 04:40 PM   #202
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Faramir66103 ,

Simple , yet very effective job with the High Lift mount .
That's probably strongest version of the sport-bar mount I've seen .

Good thinking !

I'm going to copy that .
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Unread 05-16-2007, 07:57 PM   #203
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Thanks for all the kind words folks! I really wish I'd taken down who it was who came up with that HiLift mount idea. I've had a lot of great comments on it, and would like to give credit where it's obviously due. For now let's chalk it up to "really cool JeepForum member"!

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Unread 05-17-2007, 01:38 PM   #204
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Thanks for all the kind words folks! I really wish I'd taken down who it was who came up with that HiLift mount idea. I've had a lot of great comments on it, and would like to give credit where it's obviously due. For now let's chalk it up to "really cool JeepForum member"!

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What size are the shaft collars?
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Unread 05-26-2007, 09:42 PM   #205
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I like the idea of mounting your jack like that, but is it possible to mount it so that you can still put the soft top down?
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Unread 05-27-2007, 12:49 AM   #206
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this looks like a nuclear device
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Unread 05-27-2007, 02:21 AM   #207
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homemade front skid plate with some Hella Micro Fog / HID-driving lights:



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That's AWESOME! It looks nearly identical to the Tomb Raider movie Jeep's skid plate:



http://www.difflock.com/buyersguide/...er/index.shtml

I'd definitely be inclined to buy one...
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Unread 05-27-2007, 10:07 AM   #208
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What size are the shaft collars?
That's a good question. I'm not sure, other than I bought the ones that had an internal diameter that was equal to the external diameter of the sport bars. I didn't measure them myself since I don't have calipers that large, but someone on the original thread posted the proper dimension. I'll see what I can find.

EDIT: I checked and the shaft collars are stamped "2 1/4" which I believe means two and a quarter inches inside diameter.

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I like the idea of mounting your jack like that, but is it possible to mount it so that you can still put the soft top down?
Yes, the soft top still goes down, just not quite as far. It rides about 3" or so higher and I have to be a little more careful when tucking all that material in around the jack than I otherwise would have to be. The next time the soft top goes on, the lift mounts will be re-positioned lower as well. There's more room there than one would think.

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Unread 05-27-2007, 10:32 AM   #209
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This is really simple, but most people don't think of it. Went to hardware store and got 2 pin-tab lock bolts for the Hi-Lift jack. One for the handle, one for the base. I had to drill the handle...so it was 2 minutes of work . Comes apart in seconds.

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Unread 05-27-2007, 11:27 AM   #210
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i dont understand point of starter or clutch disable, havent you ppl ever heard of push starting? if you want to disable something make it the fuel system
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