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post #166 of 343 Old 03-19-2011, 06:11 AM
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Keith, Is the radio bracket original or did you fab it. I had been wondering how the rear of the radio was supported.

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Keith, Is the radio bracket original or did you fab it. I had been wondering how the rear of the radio was supported.
Yes and no. I had an original like that one but have misplaced some time ago. So I made a new one out of stainless based on memory

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subscribed - doing this now - good reference... THANKS!
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Mounted the aux jack for the radio as I found a spare Jeep CJ cigarette lighter I had laying around and used the plastic bracket to hold the jack in place. All I needed to buy was a simple 18 1" plastic snap in plug and drill a 1/4" hole in the center for the jack.

Came out way better then I thought as it looks OEM and modernizes the original Jeep radio into the 21st century.





Looks great! My I suggest you glue a 1/4" plug onto an old lighter or heater pull knob to plug in that jack when not in use? It would complete the OEM look when not using the external player.

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post #170 of 343 Old 03-23-2011, 11:36 AM
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Next we installed the voltmeter and oil pressure gauges using original hardware. Would have liked to have taken these two gauges apart but they proved to be to difficult to separate the glass bezel from the gauge housing without fear of breaking them. You can't get originals anymore unless they are NOS or used and their was nothing wrong with mine except the faded florescent orange on the needles. So back in they went after a little cleanup.



I got mine apart, and proceeded to break the needles off when trying to paint them. Went through 2-3 sets of used gauges before I finally got some done and put back together!

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Mounted the aux jack for the radio as I found a spare Jeep CJ cigarette lighter I had laying around and used the plastic bracket to hold the jack in place. All I needed to buy was a simple 18 1" plastic snap in plug and drill a 1/4" hole in the center for the jack.

Came out way better then I thought as it looks OEM and modernizes the original Jeep radio into the 21st century.





That is awesome looking.

I have a NOS AM/FM/CB to go in Dad's Scrambler, and an FM modulated CD player to go in the Tuffy console. I also just recently picked up an FM modulated Ipod/MP3 as well, so basically I put the radio on 87.9 and either hit play on the CD player, or hit a power button on the Ipod hookup and it comes in lound and clear over the radio.

CD Player
http://www.dakmart.com/product_info....oducts_id=9874

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http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-FM-MOD02-Universal-Modulator-Satellite/dp/B001QBG614
Both were simple as unplugging factory antenna wire, plugging device into back of stereo, and plugging factory antenna wire into device, running hot and ground wires. Ipod jack I might use this idea as it looks sweet. I'll put the power switch in the wall of the glove box (dremel out, have a plastic glove box like yours).

CD player is hidden and protected from weather by the Tuffy.

Your way is much better, my way was much easier for those like me whose use of a soldering iron involves lots of burns, cursing, and bad connections!

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Keith,

I agree that the OEM lamps are best, but I was pleasantly surprised with the Omix brand dash indicator lamps. The plastic case they are made with is actually an opaque, grey color as opposed to the Crown brand being translucent white. Thus, there was no "back-lighting" effect behind the dash. The color of the lettering upon illumination was also very close to what a "brand new" OEM indicator would be, a nice greenish-blue. Here's a little better picture of the Omix lamp in contrast to the Crown so folks can see what I'm talking about.

Omix


Crown


Keep up the good work.

So can anyone report on the NEW opaque lights with the correct color lettering? I need some dash lights and my attempts and swapping old lenses to new housings has left me with a pile of broken lights and working ones that have light peeking through in various places......

If anyone has the new ones, WHERE did you get them?

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4wd, i think they were crown and they work nice

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post #174 of 343 Old 03-24-2011, 01:54 AM
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Wm69 - sounds like you have the knack of breaking things to fix them too!

Thanks for posting that Ipod modulator - I 'm getting one (maybe 2) on payday - sure beats my cigarette lighter plug-in modulator with the splitter for my phone charger too.. How long is the cord that plugs into your device?

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Wm69 - sounds like you have the knack of breaking things to fix them too!

Thanks for posting that Ipod modulator - I 'm getting one (maybe 2) on payday - sure beats my cigarette lighter plug-in modulator with the splitter for my phone charger too.. How long is the cord that plugs into your device?
In one Jeep I have the modulator plug/switch mounted to the bottom of the A/C unit on the passenger side bottom, and the modulator came with a cord that's probably 18". It was just long enough to allow my Iphone to sit up on top of the Tuffy console (I usually flip the stereo cover/lid up and set my Iphone on the face of the CD player), but I did get a longer cord (probably 3 feet) to give me more slack.

I've got these modulators mounted in 3 vehicles and have one to install in my hunting rig, just haven't done it yet. I have older high end stuff in my vehicles that I didn't want to replace just for an ipod hookup, and my soldering skills aren't what Keiths are to really integrate an ipod hookup into an existing unit.

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Ok. that is a great idea though. The unit I got only has maybe a 1' ford, and it is flimsy. I also like ho that unit would in effect stretch my antenna cable the extra 2 inches I need - my radio has the antenna input on the left side, so the cable is stretched tight - I think it may have actually broken a little since I have fewer clear channels since the first time I hooked it up. Of course, I had to take it apart to clean the saltwater off of it from a leak this winter, so it may just be the radio is faulty now...

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post #177 of 343 Old 04-20-2011, 12:47 AM
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Hi Keith.
This is a awesome hack to the AM/FM Radio. I am going to do this my self just to keep the car as clean to stock as posible.
But my concern is, is the internal amplifier strong enough to feed two rear speakers (6x9")? I am not using the ones in dash, has welded one of the speaker hole.
Is there a way to hook up a extern amplifier beside connecting it to the speaker cables? Like using the Jeep radio as a preamp?

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But my concern is, is the internal amplifier strong enough to feed two rear speakers (6x9")? I am not using the ones in dash, has welded one of the speaker hole.
Is there a way to hook up a extern amplifier beside connecting it to the speaker cables? Like using the Jeep radio as a preamp?

Jorns.
My factory radio actually has wires for front and rear speakers with fader control like the FSJ (Wagoneers) use to have and they connectecd to an amplifier as well. I'm sure this can be done the same way for your radio but there are better people on the forum who know about radio installation through amplifiers that can answer your question better then I can. I'm old school, I just modify old to make better and more fitting in the 21st century.

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A little rerouting of the wires Keith has hooked up could make the radio into a receiver head for an external amp.

Were Keith cut the circuit to separate the Tuner section from the amp section can also be used to grab the tuner signal to an amp.

I'm not sure if modern amps need the low impedance from the speaker output or if they can use the high impedance from the output of the tuner section.


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post #180 of 343 Old 04-21-2011, 01:04 AM
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Thanks a lot both of you.
But there seeme like i have a difrent am/FM radio from you Keith.
I also have the 4x??W with fader and so.
But the printcard looks a lot difrent from yours.

Any suggestion where to do the hook up the 3,5" jack?





My Jeep FM/AM radio is model 5751145

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