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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:02 PM   #3391
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When I added my sub and amp to my Jeep, I wanted to make it easy to remove incase I had to use the small trunk area for something else. Well the RCA connectors are easy to unplug, but what about the power, ground and remote. I did not want to leave the a live power line or have to always pull the fuse, etc. What I came up with is this, I went to Lowes and in the electrical dept I found a 30 Amp 125/250-Volt Grounding Plug end and the matching female connector. So now in the back of the Jeep is the female end and off the amp is the male end. It has power ground and remote all in one plug. I think amp manufactures should sell something for this exact reason. This works great now when I want my amp back in my Jeep I just have to connect the RCA's and this one plug. Plus it is a twist lock to prevent it from coming undone. I dont have the required 50 posts for pics but when I do I will post them.

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Unread 06-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #3392
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When I added my sub and amp to my Jeep, I wanted to make it easy to remove incase I had to use the small trunk area for something else. Well the RCA connectors are easy to unplug, but what about the power, ground and remote. I did not want to leave the a live power line or have to always pull the fuse, etc. What I came up with is this, I went to Lowes and in the electrical dept I found a 30 Amp 125/250-Volt Grounding Plug end and the matching female connector. So now in the back of the Jeep is the female end and off the amp is the male end. It has power ground and remote all in one plug. I think amp manufactures should sell something for this exact reason. This works great now when I want my amp back in my Jeep I just have to connect the RCA's and this one plug. Plus it is a twist lock to prevent it from coming undone. I dont have the required 50 posts for pics but when I do I will post them.
If you have a photobucket account, you can just copy and paste the "Img code" from each photo into your post.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 10:21 PM   #3393
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Transfer case skid plate/ oil pan skid combo
CB mount that goes in place of the stock radio
Did you cut your pieces and then weld or did you bend the plate?
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:58 PM   #3394
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I made a basket, gas can holder, and reverse light bracket for my wilderness rear bumper.



I also did the cowl snorkel using mostly my stock tubing

Hey man do you have more pics of the gas can holder and basket?
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Unread 06-22-2013, 07:08 PM   #3395
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Hey man do you have more pics of the gas can holder and basket?
What type of filter did you use?
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Unread 06-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #3396
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What type of filter did you use?
Sorry what do you mean? what filter?
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:24 PM   #3397
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hcarlgolden- I think he means for your snorkel, cold air intake, cowl intake
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:38 PM   #3398
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I built a set of steps for a local jeeper. I used DOM for the side bars and some n-fab steps that i had laying around.



this is before
Just wanted to say that is one sharp looking Jeep. Need to add this to mine for the wife.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:42 PM   #3399
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hcarlgolden- I think he means for your snorkel, cold air intake, cowl intake
Cowl intake is not mine. I was just asking a question from the guy.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #3400
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I made a cover plate for the spare tire that houses the flood light and rear view camera. It has two pieces. The inner piece slots over the existing 5 x 4.5 bolt pattern and from the reverse side, bolts on to the tire carrier (welded a nut on the back of it to thread it)

The front side has a large tube that serves as a resting plate for the spare wheel until you align it with the studs and slot it in place, making it much easier for one person to place it on. Then in the center is a 1" solid bar with a threaded hole in it.

The cover plate was cut out on a water jet cutter, then a square section behind with 1" inner dimension slides over and is bolted in to lock it in place.

The hole in the middle is for a grommet mount LED which I'll be ordering soon.

Then the finishing touch will be a Jeep emblem in the center.






You can see the inner tube here



Photoshop:






Now I just need to find 2003+ window trim to hide all the wires

Dude that is a sweet setup. I also have a rear view camera in my spare, but I like yours better.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #3401
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I did some work on the TJ lately. Hope you like it:

1)

Added two 12V outlets. One is mounted as per the picture below. The other is up under the dash, out of view with my GPS power cable plugged into it (but still removable in case i need it )

What is the switch by the 4x4 shifter for?
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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:28 AM   #3402
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Been searching online and wanted those Jeepegz but not interested in paying 100+ to get em here so heres what i came up with.

Went to the local Motorcycle shop and picked up these little guys

$30 bucks after military discount ha "MURICA

Went over to Ace, cause they're the helpful hardware place to get the other parts i needed.
3/8 lock washers
3/8 washers (Both in grade 8)
3/8 Rubber washer
1 1/4 X 3/8 (Fine Thread) Grade 5 Bolt

Funny they had grade 8 washers but no grade 8 bolts in fine thread. Oh well its not structural or anything so no big deal.

And the tools i used
Socket wrench
Sockets
40 torx
3/8 drill bit

Removed the bottom Torx bolt (40 Torx) Go slow and dont strip the threads. That would be a PITA to remove. then drilled it out with a 3/8 bit.

this is how i assembled. threw away the old mounting hardware for the motorcycle since i had all the other shiz. And went bolt->lock washer->washer->pass through to the outside->rubber Washer->Ballin Jeep Peg

Tightened everything down and this is the end result. Not bad for ~$32 bucks
Buttoned UP

Down


NO it doesnt interfere with mounting the doors

Or opening them, This is with the limiting strap maxed out.


Let me know what ya think or if you have an questions. Thanks
'MURICA
Very cool! How well do they stay up when off roading? I have no fenders on mine and want to make sure they stay upright and not get snagged on anything.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #3403
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It's not

Covered from multiple angles

AMAZING photo:



A few others:










I love the Bilstein shocks, and it was a perfect spot for jumps - never even hit the bump stops on the landings...
Nice work man. Great photos.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:58 PM   #3404
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I've been looking around the web for a cool hood mount light bar, everything I saw that was cool was really pricey and most didn't even come with the lights. So I just decided to just make my own!

So I went to my local lowes store and bought a soils steel bar:
http://[IMG]http://i18.photobucket.c....jpg[/IMG]

This one to be exact:


Then I went and got some truck bed liner paint and painted the bar.




I bought 3 pair of fog lights from Auto Zone I was going to do KC lights but decided I'm not going to be using this everyday so there was no point in spending twice as much money. The lights I bought were $19.99 a pair.
After going to 3 different Auto Zones (aperentlry each store can only get one at a time lol ) but after 3 different towns I got all 6 lights and mounted them up to the bar:


After I got them all straight and lined up how I wanted them I got a pair of 90 degree elbow brackets and test fitted everything:


So everything will line up and work perfectly so now I taped up the front of the lens and I am going to spray the whole thing with the bed liner:


First coat:


Second coat:


First coat top side:



Second coat top side:


Third coat top side:



Time to remove tape and let it dry:



Let it dry for 4 hours and bolted it on:








And a night shot!



And this is where I put the switch:


I wired it up at night so I didn't have my camera out taking any picture but my wiring setup was just like this (minus the second switch) so you can just go off that:
http://www.toughstuffproducts.com/In..._kit_inst.html
I know this is an old post but I just came across it. Man that looks sharp and I have been thinking about doing just that. Thanks for the post and keep up the cool mods.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 09:52 PM   #3405
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made my own cowl induction with a 2.75 universal intercooler kit, and a AEM dryflow air filter
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