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ZONE 4.25" combo lift for TJ available at Rockridge4wNEW!! HMF 50"-52" light bar mounting brackets!! SPARTAN LOCKERS are on sale BIG TIME at ROCKRIDGE 4WD!

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Unread 05-09-2008, 11:15 AM   #856
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that's the rub right there. I'm eventually going to relocate the squirter's.
Might be easier to rethink your mounting brackets... I have a hood mount for shovel and axe, and used a bracket that goes from the inside rear hinge bolt to the front hinge bolt and then goes verticle. Sorry no pics but I can get one if you'd like. The point is it moves everything forward enough that the the washers work perfectly. Although looking at your pics, mine might also sit a bit higher off the hood, cause I also have lights mounted underneath the front side. Just something to think about, rather than drilling new holes for the sprayers.

Here is a pic of the rack...

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Unread 05-09-2008, 07:42 PM   #857
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Might be easier to rethink your mounting brackets... I have a hood mount for shovel and axe, and used a bracket that goes from the inside rear hinge bolt to the front hinge bolt and then goes verticle. Sorry no pics but I can get one if you'd like. The point is it moves everything forward enough that the the washers work perfectly. Although looking at your pics, mine might also sit a bit higher off the hood, cause I also have lights mounted underneath the front side. Just something to think about, rather than drilling new holes for the sprayers.

Here is a pic of the rack...
I like it! if it isn't too much trouble I would love to see a side (profile) shot of that thing. I might redo it.
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Unread 05-10-2008, 10:23 PM   #858
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Unread 05-11-2008, 06:28 PM   #859
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CVD - Got any pics of it? Also, what part of Michigan are you in?
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Unread 05-12-2008, 03:00 PM   #860
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I like it! if it isn't too much trouble I would love to see a side (profile) shot of that thing. I might redo it.
Here are some more shots (with crappy cell phone, sorry)
Detail of my bracket. used an 5" shelf bracket. I put a slight twist at the base of the verticle portion so the passenger and drivers side were parallel in order to mount the cross bar to a flat surface. Did this after they were mounted to the jeep so I could get them close to perfect. Washer jet can be seen just to right of front hood bolt. Can also see a piece of rubber I have sandwiched between the bracket and hood hinge. Been meaning to trim it back some.

Can see the washer jet just under the backside of the light. Jet is about an inch forward of the cross bar. Cross bar is about 3/4" above jet.

Nice overall shot. can see bracket and pass side washer jet.

Another just to show clearance to washer jet.
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Unread 05-12-2008, 09:55 PM   #861
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CVD - Got any pics of it? Also, what part of Michigan are you in?
Yeah i can get some pics tomorow... im just outside of kalamazoo
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Unread 05-13-2008, 12:43 PM   #862
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yesterday

Added a lever to the tailgate latch so I could lock it without the key. Looks almost OEM if I do say so myself... (or will after I put some paint on the cover).hehe
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Unread 05-13-2008, 01:07 PM   #863
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Added a lever to the tailgate latch so I could lock it without the key. Looks almost OEM if I do say so myself... (or will after I put some paint on the cover).hehe
Got any pics or a write up on this? Do you just flip the lever then close the tailgate like you do with the front doors, or do you have to lock it from the inside after you close it?
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Unread 05-13-2008, 02:34 PM   #864
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Don't have a write up. I do have some pics. Again sorry for the crappy cell phone pics...

I flip the lever to lock and close the tailgate, just like the front doors. Can also unlock the tailgate using the lever too. For instance, how many times have you went to open the tailgate only for it to be locked and the keys were in the ignition. so now (assuming you don't have a hard top and can reach inside through window or with top off) I can flip the lever to unlock and open the tailgate from outside.

What it looks like all together. This is the unlocked position.

The slit I cut in the cover for the lever.

Where I connected the lever.

Hard to see, but I had to bend my lever around the backside of the mechanism here. If I had to do it again, I'd leave it flat but make it wide enough to open a hole big enough to clear this area. I just cut it too skinny. luckily I left it plenty long enough. Pay no attention to the super long machine screws I used. I just had them laying around.

All painted up and finished off... This is locked position
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Unread 05-13-2008, 04:30 PM   #865
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My New "Homemade" Bumper

I spent about $150 on the materials
and about $60 in COLD BEER
And caught a buzz or 2 in the several weeks it took to build this.

http://s296.photobucket.com/albums/mm163/dhards/
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Unread 05-13-2008, 06:10 PM   #866
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Rubicon12,

Nice Job!!!
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Unread 05-14-2008, 02:22 AM   #867
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everyone here deserves a degree in engineering, your all out of your minds on some of these mods, but that is ment in the very best of ways.. i realllllly need to learn how to weld.. lol
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Unread 05-14-2008, 11:22 AM   #868
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Internal Tailgate Lock

One heck of a good idea Hrothgar! Now I have a project to keep me busy this weekend. (no time for the honey do list)
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Unread 05-14-2008, 03:24 PM   #869
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Thanks ballanjl, I've heard of folks using a string to lock it with, but I just wanted something more "finished".
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Unread 05-15-2008, 01:12 AM   #870
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Here is a link to a hi lift hood mount i came up with. works awesome so far and keeps it up high and out of harms way! not bad for $15

http://www.flagstaff4wheelers.com/vi....php?f=4&t=302

feel free to repost the pics since i can't yet
What about securing the jack. What prevents it from being taken?
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