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post #226 of 3568 Old 05-30-2007, 04:48 PM
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here's my new rear bumper I just finished last week.







That's awesome! Nice job!!


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post #227 of 3568 Old 05-30-2007, 05:07 PM
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How much square stock did you get? BTW the rails look great.

I am not sure, I made a drawing of what I wanted with measurements to my fabricator, he made some measurements on the Jeep and called me a couple days later.

In hindsite, I wish I would have made them a touch longer. The front tire still throws crap on the side of the Jeep and if they were 2 inches longer front and back, it would stop a lot of that and still look nice. The step for the kids to get in the back seat is priceless!

I think he charged me just a tad over $100 to make them and I painted them. I am drawing a rear bumper right now for him to make for me.

A quote from my wife: "I don't even want to know how much it cost, I'm not in the mood to be that pissed off today."
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post #228 of 3568 Old 05-31-2007, 02:42 PM
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bump...some really great advice here
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post #229 of 3568 Old 06-26-2007, 09:14 PM
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Bump! Looking for some new ideas....

2003 SE, 4.88's, Yukon axles, Rancho springs, JKS Disco's & MML, RE trackbars, ZJ steering, and a bunch of other stuff my wife hasn't found out about...
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post #230 of 3568 Old 06-27-2007, 07:16 PM
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What kind of radio unit is that you have it installed? I see a large LCD display panel. DVD player? What's the make/model #?

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post #231 of 3568 Old 06-27-2007, 08:20 PM
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I just fabricated some brackets that allowed me to put power leather seats from a Saab 9000 for the driver and passenger. The stock seats were made the ride so uncomfortable. The new seats dont transfer vibes like the old ones did. Its so smooth now. Leather washes/hoses off better than cloth too

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post #232 of 3568 Old 06-28-2007, 08:53 AM
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I just fabricated some brackets that allowed me to put power leather seats from a Saab 9000 for the driver and passenger. The stock seats were made the ride so uncomfortable. The new seats dont transfer vibes like the old ones did. Its so smooth now. Leather washes/hoses off better than cloth too

Pictures please. What year Saab?
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post #233 of 3568 Old 06-29-2007, 09:10 AM
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I installed a custom made theft-deterent stereo system

a bit of the leftover rattlecan from the fender flares, and two dollars worth of adhesive velcro. The previous owner had already tapped the power source for an XM radio outlet, which I don't use, so the power line is already convieniently run behind the dash. That means that I get accessory power AND still have the lighter outlet for something else. Now if I can just figure out how he was getting the signal from the XM to the stereo, I'll have totally hard wired sound.

Best part is, I used the diskman that I've had for the last ten years that was just collecting dust, and anyone looking for a car stereo sure won't want to steal mine!

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I don't know why my picture won't show, the code is correct. any advice?



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post #234 of 3568 Old 06-29-2007, 10:49 AM
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I don't know why my picture won't show, the code is correct. any advice?



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post #235 of 3568 Old 06-29-2007, 11:06 AM
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post #236 of 3568 Old 06-30-2007, 02:07 PM
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After 3 years without one, I finally decided to replace the third brake light...

I started with a 5x5 piece of 3/16 steel, a 2" long section of 3" OD tube, and a 2.5" LED marker light...


Had the tube welded to the flat piece and drill holes to line up with my spare tire carrier



First trial fitting


painted (with a brush, which is why it looks so bad )



Had to find a way to fit the LED into the steel with a little room underneath for wiring. I found a 59 cent 2" ABS coupler that fit perfectly, so I cut it to length and glued it to the LED.



Held the LED in place by jamming some clear plastic tubing around the outside



and that's it. The spare tire (not shown) has a center bore large enough to go around the tube...I suppose if I change wheels at some point, I'll have to toss this, but it works for now.
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post #237 of 3568 Old 07-01-2007, 02:47 PM
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BUMP for some new ideas
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post #238 of 3568 Old 07-01-2007, 03:09 PM
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Nothing earth shattering, but I made a winch/hoist setup for my hardtop. Works like a charm, but I've got some adjusting to do in order for the top to lift off more level...





And my $25 Harbor Freight winch...


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post #239 of 3568 Old 07-11-2007, 10:38 AM
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^^Nice I have drawn a similar design for just this thing....I just dont have a welding equipment handy.
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post #240 of 3568 Old 07-11-2007, 12:55 PM
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What kind of radio unit is that you have it installed? I see a large LCD display panel. DVD player? What's the make/model #?
It is the Euro RB3 Mopar Navigation unit, sorry, no DVD

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