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post #1276 of 3568 Old 09-20-2008, 08:08 PM
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I made a license plate bracket for my fairlead. Cost for parts, under 10 bucks at wally world -


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post #1277 of 3568 Old 09-20-2008, 08:20 PM
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I made a license plate bracket for my fairlead. Cost for parts, under 10 bucks at wally world
I've been thinking about making something like that. But I haven't figured out how to make it more permanent but able to move easily to use the winch. With a set-up like yours, I'd be worried about some idiot just walking by and snatching the whole thing.

Nice job though.
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post #1278 of 3568 Old 09-20-2008, 08:54 PM
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With a set-up like yours, I'd be worried about some idiot just walking by and snatching the whole thing.

Nice job though.
That's the good thing about it, if it is stolen I'm only out 10$. As opposed to this- http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=13871 -for 42$

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post #1279 of 3568 Old 09-21-2008, 05:33 AM
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That's the good thing about it, if it is stolen I'm only out 10$.
That makes sense. With that, I'm just guessing you don't have an actual state licsense plate on it. Makes sense now. I'd be out $10 and a kick *** liscense plate...
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post #1280 of 3568 Old 09-21-2008, 09:55 AM
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That's the good thing about it, if it is stolen I'm only out 10$. As opposed to this- http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=13871 -for 42$
New plates must be cheaper in Georgia than here in NY.
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post #1281 of 3568 Old 09-21-2008, 10:37 AM
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I've been thinking about making something like that. But I haven't figured out how to make it more permanent but able to move easily to use the winch. With a set-up like yours, I'd be worried about some idiot just walking by and snatching the whole thing.

Nice job though.
I have not heard of too many people stealing license plate mounts because they are really only used on winch mounts. You can scribe your license number into the mount for a small amount of protection.

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post #1282 of 3568 Old 09-21-2008, 10:43 AM
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It's not the mount I worry about, but the plate. People love to steal plates and use them to drive around without registration so they don't get pulled over when a cop randomly runs their plate. Also to commit crimes.

A friend had his plates stolen from his car as it sat in front of his apartment over the weekend while he was out of town. He came home to find it impounded by the police because it was parked on the street with no plates. He had to pay to get new plates, pay a ticket for parking on a city street without registration, and pay the tow/impound bill. All while runing around between the DMV, police station, & impound yard to get it all taken care of. Not a fun day.

Mine is mounted to the winch rollers like that, and I haven't had a problem, but you never know.

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post #1283 of 3568 Old 09-21-2008, 01:34 PM
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I know I'm posting this all over... sorry for that, but I can resist the urge to show it in here.





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post #1284 of 3568 Old 09-21-2008, 03:07 PM
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I know I'm posting this all over... sorry for that, but I can resist the urge to show it in here.
That looks really close to the bumper I'm having fabbed. Should be done this week, so I'll post pics when I get it...
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post #1285 of 3568 Old 09-21-2008, 03:19 PM
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Wow, Raskull, that is awesome!

Can't wait to see it on your Jeep
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post #1286 of 3568 Old 09-21-2008, 04:16 PM
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Has anyone else made a set of rock rails that are similar to Falcor? Would there be any advantages or disadvantages to welding the rails to the frame?
Rock rails are meant to protect the body... (duh, right?) well this means that they are sacrificial, and are meant to take the damage before the body does. So you want to be able to remove them for repair or replacement. And it's alot easier to unbolt them than to have to cut them off. Even if the bolts are siezed, it's still easier to cut the bolts than the welds.
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post #1287 of 3568 Old 09-21-2008, 05:23 PM
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you can't push start most, if not all, newer cars that have a clutch position switch. the computer will not let the engine fire unless it is getting the signal from the clutch switch. don't know exactly how that works on the Tj, but my guess is it cuts off the fuel.
You CAN pushstart a TJ. The only thing the starter disable switch on the clutch pedal does is prevents the starter from moving the vehicle if someone trys to start it while in gear without stepping on the clutch.
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i have push started my TJ (and its an '03) a ton of times. my speedo was out and that made the engine die when i clutched it then i let it out and it would fire right up. most of the time without me knowing.

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You CAN pushstart a TJ. The only thing the starter disable switch on the clutch pedal does is prevents the starter from moving the vehicle if someone trys to start it while in gear without stepping on the clutch.
This always reminds me of the time i swapped a manual into my previously auto mustang. Every time i would go to show off my new engine (that went in with the tranny) i would get ahead of myself and forget about the clutch pedal, but there was no safety switch so i would damn near take my buddies' legs off.

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post #1290 of 3568 Old 09-22-2008, 02:18 AM
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Just spent the last 4 1/2 hours going through this thread. I'm new to the forums and looking for ideas. This Thursday I will be trying to replace my rear main and while I'm at it I plan on trying to fab up a pole mount for a large flag (not a trail flag) and trying to come up with some gerry can mounts instead of buying some. I plan on taking some pics of the work I do for any feed back. I love the ingenuity (spelled that right?) of the members here.
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