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What Did You Do To Your GC Today

Old 03-13-2009, 12:46 PM
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I pulled up the cover at the front of the roof rack and drilled a hole through there then pulled the wires above the headliner to the b pillar and then along the floor. A little silicon under the cover and screw back down. No leaks so far.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:00 PM
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nice , did u put anything around the wires going through to stop them from getting striped and shorting out ?
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yep thats exactly what i was looking to do was right around there, i have these nifty water tight plugs just drill 1/4" hole and it allows you to run some 18/2 thru and keeps it watertight... only thing is its plastic, and snaps if you over tighten, having it under the plastic piece looks so much better and is probably going to be the route that i go...

i was thinking about running a set of speakers up on the back rack, on stands that can rotate, that way the late night i can point the spots around, and jam some tunes and not get muffled by the interior of the vehicle...

ofcourse have a mic installed aswell for PA services lol
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Used a rubber grommet and siliconed everything. It's been close to a year and no leaks yet.
Crazy, your not one of those guy's that after a couple wobblie pops think that thier Axl Rose are you!??!

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Old 03-14-2009, 05:09 PM
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Noooooooo!
but i do like to party.

i was thinking about the spare tire area, im thinking maybe an air compressor and other gear like that... wondering how much work would be involved squaring it out... so i can secure some recovery gear under there...
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That's why my spare is on the roof, all the recovery gear and hand tools are in the tire well. I was looking at the Viaair compressors but was having a hard time justifying 300.00 for a tiny comp. happened to be at crappy tire and I just picked up a 1/3hp compressor with a 3 gallon tank for 60.00 on sale. Takes about 4 1/2 minutes to get to 100psi, but it fits right into the curve on the right side in the back. I'm going to make a hook for it so it will tighten down on the floor hook right under it. Only problem with it is that it is NOISY, if your in the vehicle when it's running you better have ear plugs in.
It's 110v / 2Amp so I can run it with the power inverter. Should be able to run it with a 400 watt inverter so you don't have to have a huge one to power it.

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I've already got a Cobra 1000W heheh
i got a deal on it... FREE!!! yea BLOWN FUSE... seriously... i love idiots

i just have to run a higher gauge wire to the back, i think i have 8AWG maybe, like good for 800w or something like that... need 2/0 me thinks... then a splitting block, something i can run my amplifier off of aswell... not that that's important...

i got the under the hood lights in, 2x 1W LED lights angled back down when its popped up all the way so its pointed on either side of the straight six, lights up nice... have pics but cant find the cord for my stupid Sony camera, and cant find the memory stick adapter either... ARGH

thinking of waiting for warmer weather before putting up the lights on the roof rack, and waiting for a few more weeks to do the lift/alignment...
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I've got a 1000w in my Jeep, since your only supposed to run a max of 5.5' of #2 I mounted it under the dash behind the console and then ran 14/2 to the back with a 110 outdoor outlet. Put a toggle switch in the dash so I can have on/off so I don't have to worry about it getting hot under there.
I like to be self-suficcient when out in the bush. Once I get the sub box finished I'm going to mount the 110 box in there so when you open the hatch the plugs right there, will be able to charge up both sets of FRS radios to if I need to.

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Thanks, I now have something else to do to mine and gf's Jeeps, I forgot about the underhood lights. Were did you get your LED's?
The other thing I have to do (besides finish the gf's Jeep off) is to make a roof rack to go between the light bar and the tire carrier for gas cans. Have to see if I can scrounge up some 3/8" bar stock.
I'm starting to feel like niether one of these things is ever going to be done.

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i salvaged these from a pair of flashlights actually, manufacturer is Coast... and they are some serious lights! (their the only flash lights id buy, i have a 7736D in the driver door, which doubles as a roadflare/nightvision map light, and a T7 which is my business light lol) the lens is maybe 1/2" tall, and I had these ideal 1.5" round but like angled chrome base block things (i think they came with my tweeter upgrades), but i just marked and drilled 3 holes and tapped the hood reinforcement bit and fished my wires thru and a bit of armored flex cord next to the hinge... i was thinking of installing a kill switch so it automatically comes on when its popped... but i dunno... i like control

really need to just show ya, they look good, and are getting painted to match the colour of the jeep, for that extra bit of detail...

sorry i gave you a good idea lol!
i just think its handy as all hell considering they dont have any lights under the hood lol
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