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Unread 01-30-2014, 08:29 PM   #3481
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Aux input write up posted.

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Unread 01-31-2014, 03:45 AM   #3482
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Finished my headlamp wiring harness tonight. Installing it tomorrow with some braided cable sleeve and some weather proofing at the headlamp connections.
Can I have your garage?
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Unread 02-19-2014, 03:20 PM   #3483
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Unread 02-19-2014, 03:25 PM   #3484
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Looks sweet Jasonswelding fantastic job!
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Unread 02-19-2014, 04:23 PM   #3485
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Ooh. Spicy!
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Unread 02-19-2014, 05:55 PM   #3486
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Looks better than the real thing! You took the "awkwardness" out of the bolt on flare and it looks very clean. Very clean
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Unread 02-19-2014, 06:10 PM   #3487
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Thanks guys.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 07:19 PM   #3488
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Very nice job!
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Unread 03-25-2014, 06:06 AM   #3489
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i wanted an overhead console that suited my needs but all i could find was a rugged ridge sort of thing that didn't really fit the bill… so decided to make up my own.

originally my constraints were:
- had to fit nicely within the area of the soft top
- couldn't obstruct any vision
- had to be removable
- had to allow the the soft top latches
- had to house the UHF radio

so scribbled out a rough idea of what i wanted on an old receipt and got to work with the tools and some MDF.
didn't expect it to turn out that well but it actually worked out perfectly!! {i can probably dig up the receipt or write down the specs if you want to do it yourself, just send me a PM.}
The plans changed a little along the way and i decided to go in a different direction with the UHF placement and also decided to chuck some speakers in the console with a little storage area in the middle. It does everything i set out to do. doesn't block any vision, fits perfectly and can be moved quickly for the soft-top latches or removed if necessary.

i did end up removing the sun visors as A) i don't use them and B) they were just an extra step in taking the soft top and I'm lazy…… however I'm considering adding some sort of slide down visors to the back of the console

(sorry, forgot to take pics during the build!)













i still need to carpet those little blocks on the sides and it still has to pass an off road test….:???: i have a feeling it won't like corrugations. might have to sort out some kind of cushion or elastic strap or something
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Unread 03-25-2014, 06:09 AM   #3490
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Nice job!!
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Unread 05-18-2014, 04:59 PM   #3491
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I wasn't crazy about the look of my full width bumper with my new tube fenders, so I built a stubby.



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Unread 06-10-2014, 11:22 PM   #3492
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Running Boards. ha boards get it?
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Unread 06-11-2014, 09:05 AM   #3493
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I made a mount for my R2D2 phone charger. I pulled the change tray and cut a piece of plastic to fit him in. When I turn the egnition, R2's head turns, makes movie sounds and can charge 2 phones at one time. I bought him here:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/11f0/?srp=1
I'm going to push the cigarette lighter in and but a blank in the hole so I can hide the power wires. I still need to paint the plastic black, but this is pretty much a Star Wars/Jeep nerd's wet dream!
snip the charger wires and run it to a switch, run your power into your smart junction box behind the glove box, that way you can keep your power port and run it on a toggle switch to cut power, eliminate the threat of parasitic draw
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Unread 06-12-2014, 09:56 AM   #3494
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Running Boards. ha boards get it?
Haha that's great, now we need pics of you skating on it going doorless down the road
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Unread 06-12-2014, 01:26 PM   #3495
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Just posted this to the "what did you do to your TJ Today" thread, but I figured I'd share here too.
After weeks and weeks of squeezing bits of free time into my tire carrier, it's finally finished. I just wish I had taken more 'during construction' pix. There is obviously too much weight to hang on just the tub sheet metal and the 1/8" armor, so I built reinforcement "L" brackets w/ gussets out of 1/4" plate, and they're mounted to the inside of the tub. The carrier brackets bolt through the armor, body, then through the reinforcements for the actual load support.
The hinge side has flanged bearings from the hardware store. 1-3/8" OD and 3/4" ID, with 3/4" bolts. The pin side utilizes some Energy Suspension bushings- I think they were for a trac bar, I can't remember. I was looking at a lot of different applications at Autozone to get the right size. There's a thick steel sleeve that installs inside the two halves, and a 1/2" hitch pin fits perfectly (so does a 3/8" drive socket extension for temporary use, as you can see).
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