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Unread 04-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #3361
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It will all be over too soon and you will likely wish you were back in school. Enjoy it while it lasts my friend.
Boy, I don't know haha. I really like what I'm learning, don't get me wrong. Mechanical engineering is supercool. I'm just a little burned out right now because I have been going non stop for 6 semesters straight. That is a lot of school and I'm ready for a break! But, this summer is going to be full of wheelin' and working! It is gonna be great. Just have to survive one more week til finals are over

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Man, that bumper is saweet. I've come back and looked at it twice now. Nice work!
Hey thanks! It has been a fun project. Hopefully it is rattle free when it is done.

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Unread 05-14-2013, 06:41 AM   #3362
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I made a hood light rack using things around the garage

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I used metal L shaped metal brackets to mount to hood. Got the lights at advance auto. And the black metal peice is at any hardware store. Spent like $50 to make the whole setup
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Unread 05-14-2013, 07:11 AM   #3363
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I used a spare wakeboard rack off a Super Air Nautique and installed it onto my LJ...
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Unread 05-19-2013, 01:17 AM   #3364
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Got Pretty close on the bumper this afternoon. I have 2 more pieces to weld in and then box in and mount the bumper to the Jeep.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 08:56 AM   #3365
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I used a spare wakeboard rack off a Super Air Nautique and installed it onto my LJ...
That's pretty slick. Unfortunately the Nautique is using all our racks.
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Unread 05-24-2013, 11:30 PM   #3366
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Now I just need to pull it back off and paint it!
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Unread 06-04-2013, 01:15 PM   #3367
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Home link so my remotes don't disappear with the top off
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Unread 06-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #3368
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Thinking of making my own Vented Hood.
I am looking at using some sort of metal mesh to replace the sections of the hood that are cut out. It would be painted flat black.
Not sure how i want to install it.
The mesh overlapping the hood, the mesh installed on top of the hood.
or
The hood overlapping the mesh, the mesh installed from under the hood.
They would be attached with either screws or rivets.
Different metal mesh looks.

or

or

or
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Unread 06-04-2013, 07:27 PM   #3369
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Thinking of making my own Vented Hood.
I am looking at using some sort of metal mesh to replace the sections of the hood that are cut out. It would be painted flat black.
Not sure how i want to install it.
The mesh overlapping the hood, the mesh installed on top of the hood.
or
The hood overlapping the mesh, the mesh installed from under the hood.
They would be attached with either screws or rivets.
Different metal mesh looks.

or

or

or
Here is a thread you might find interesting:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f46/d...-hood-1182548/

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Unread 06-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #3370
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Originally Posted by Scarfist
Thinking of making my own Vented Hood.
I am looking at using some sort of metal mesh to replace the sections of the hood that are cut out. It would be painted flat black.
Not sure how i want to install it.
The mesh overlapping the hood, the mesh installed on top of the hood.
or
The hood overlapping the mesh, the mesh installed from under the hood.
They would be attached with either screws or rivets.
Different metal mesh looks.

or

or

or
Oh and I vote for option 2 on the mesh style.

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Unread 06-04-2013, 11:17 PM   #3371
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[QUOTE=686keydragon;15520436]Here is a thread you might find interesting:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f46/d...-hood-1182548/

Yep, sort of like that. Good write up and nice visuals.
I'm thinking 2 stripes on either side of the center line reinforcement brace with rounded ends. Maybe have it bulge up out of the hole so it is flush with the rest of the hood.
Now I want to get another hood to figure it out on.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #3372
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Haven't had much time to make anything but I just did the eyelids.
What k HIDS are those
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Unread 06-17-2013, 10:43 AM   #3373
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Nice I like it. I thought about the grab handles, but I wasn't real sure how to go about making that joint connection between the bar straps and the actual handle with the paracord. Sounds like I need to just get in there and try it out.
I guy does a write up on one of these threads
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:05 AM   #3374
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insanewrangler, please tell me about the other bar you have, i assume to keep your soft top from flapping? Did you make it or buy it? All info. On it would be great!

Thanks!
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:14 AM   #3375
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I have sent the last week going through nearly every page in this thread. UNREAL fab skills and creativity - some really awesome stuff here. Here are some of my home brew mods...

Pic 1 - 3 Ball, coupler that matches thread pitch on shifter, nut with same thread pitch.
Pic 2 - Drill pressed it out just enough for the coupler. Filled the hole with Liquid Nails and taped off the coupler so that when I put it in I wouldn't get any adhesive into the threads.
Pic 3 - Tapped the coupler in, let the Liquid Nails cure.
Pic 4 - Installed. Nut went on first. Positioned the 3 how I wanted it then counter tightened the nut so that some a$$ walking through a parking lot while I'm getting my groceries can't snag it with out some wrenches

Pic 5/6 - Sub box. Downward firing tens. Stereo build thread - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/t...build-1428651/

Pic 7/8 - DIY Hiline Fender mod. Didn't make this technically, but I'm proud of it none the less. This mod, Xenon flat flares and 2" BB cleared 35" meats without an issue.

Pic 9 - Today's carnage. Hope to be able to keep my stereo gear, optima battery, shifter knob, tires, etc. The rule of thumb is if they total it out, anything and everything bolted to the vehicle gets totaled out with it... slick road, swampers, sharp turn...BOOM.
Hey Redjeep John can I have a write up on the DIY highline fenders please
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