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post #2206 of 2266 Old 03-12-2016, 03:07 PM
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Bought a tj soft top with all the hardware, Windows, door surrounds tailgate bar, windshield gasket, and the pieces from the top of the tj tub for $30 from the local pick and pull. Its on after 2 evenings of working on it. What a pain in the rear. Still have some adjustments to make but it should stay dry inside untill then.

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post #2207 of 2266 Old 03-15-2016, 11:53 PM
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Added some led fogs for $20.
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post #2208 of 2266 Old 03-16-2016, 01:50 AM
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Since i changed all of my WJ's interior lights to blue LED's, sometimes i need white light to see my tools or whatever, especially in the cargo area. So i installed two flat LED pods to my lift gate (on a switch, with power from my rear outlet.) These pics are without flash at about 10pm.

Excuse the condition of my trim panel. My Jeep is my daily driver and a tool. It's beat, not babied.
Anyhoo, along the same lines, while I was installing stuff, I decided to do "rock lights", aka awesome lights so I never have to hold flashlight in my mouth while I change a tire...


About $40-50 worth of lights and $12 for the cool laser-printed LED rocker switch for the rock lights. The other switch and all the wire were leftovers from previous projects.

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post #2209 of 2266 Old 03-23-2016, 01:17 AM
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I've owned this 78 CJ5 for about 2 years now and have been wanting to add a customized gear shift knob ever since bringing it home. I finally came up with something fitting for me.

Cost was less than ten bucks for bondo, (3) 3/8" nuts, a bolt and a can of deliciousness.



- Cut the bottom of the can out
- Fill it with Bondo
- Thread a few nuts on a bolt and push them in the bondo
- when cured, remove the bolt and thread awesomeness on to the stick shift.





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post #2210 of 2266 Old 03-23-2016, 02:04 PM
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I've owned this 78 CJ5 for about 2 years now and have been wanting to add a customized gear shift knob ever since bringing it home. I finally came up with something fitting for me.
Nice. WJ'S are automatic, but I used a flashbang body for my SelecTrac shifter...


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post #2211 of 2266 Old 03-24-2016, 01:30 AM
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Rear LED lights inside wheel for third brake light. $4 for the lights on eBay and some wire I already had.
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post #2212 of 2266 Old 04-13-2016, 07:59 AM
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Rear LED lights inside wheel for third brake light. $4 for the lights on eBay and some wire I already had.
can you post "dummy" write-up on how to do this?

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post #2213 of 2266 Old 04-13-2016, 08:19 AM
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can you post "dummy" write-up on how to do this?
Install lights in lug holes, wire them to third brake light wires.

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post #2214 of 2266 Old 05-04-2016, 04:39 PM
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Shortened stock bumper w custom slip-on ends
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post #2215 of 2266 Old 05-09-2016, 09:59 AM
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Instead of carrying an extra key around for my center console I lightly modified a combination lock for a cabinet to fit so that a quick three digit password and a twist opens it up. I believe it's called a combi-cam ~$15
What size lock did you get? I see that there are four sizes; 5/8, 7/8, 1 1/8 and 1 3/8.

What light modifications did you do?

I keep my console locked all the time but sometimes I need to get something out at a stop light and it's a pain to have to turn off the Jeep, unlock the lid, etc., and get the Jeep turned back on before the light turns green.

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post #2216 of 2266 Old 05-10-2016, 06:28 AM
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that mountain dew can do
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post #2217 of 2266 Old 07-03-2016, 06:18 AM
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Shortened stock bumper w custom slip-on ends

That is slick. Kind of reminds me of how my base model TJ bumper came without the long endcaps that the upscale models had. The short bumper looks way better.
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post #2218 of 2266 Old 07-03-2016, 10:09 AM
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My existing Dynomax catback interfered with the shackle bolt on the HD shackle relocators. The tailpipe inexplicably has a bend at the very end, which seems to serve no purpose other than looking awkward. Got out the sawzall and bought two clamps and a tailpipe extension (Walker # 43782) for $14. Also cut the tip at a slight angle for aesthetics, though it may need some further trimming to get it even. And get the stickers off and put some header paint on it.











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post #2219 of 2266 Old 07-06-2016, 05:15 PM
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Added under hood lights to my JK.

Mercury tilt switch from Amazon for $9.09, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Leftover LED's from my rock light project, the string of 20 were 10.99, I used the 2 left overs so say .55 each, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
about 2' of the 4 wire cable I bought to extend the LED pods for the rock lights, .37 worth of wirh, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Some left over speaker wire, Heat shrink tape I has, Wire loom and 1/2" wire clamps that I had, some wire ties and crimp rings.

About $12 in total.



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post #2220 of 2266 Old 07-09-2016, 07:48 PM
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Cleaned up my underhood lights... lights were $20
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