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Old 05-01-2017, 12:33 PM   #241
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the only thing ive ever had go wrong with my jeeps other than stuff I busted from stupidity or brute-forcing my way through a trail I shouldnt have been on were always cooling related or A/C related..

the fan clutches on TJ's were Terrible.. first thing I did when id buy a new TJ 4.0 was take out the fan clutch and "adjust" the temp to engage.. they werent shipped adjustable but "coaxing (ok bending)" the spring you could get it to engage at lower temperatures..

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Old 05-05-2017, 06:02 PM   #242
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Used a couple clear 3/4" led marker lights as dome lights up front.

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Old 05-05-2017, 06:27 PM   #243
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these are a sweet idea!.. love it
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Old 05-05-2017, 07:11 PM   #244
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Cool idea. You threw me for a while with that license plate up there.
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:05 PM   #245
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They arent as bright as i hoped but would be good enough to see. Might just put a couple more in.
Plates cover some of the rust areas i cut out. Appalachian engineering.

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Old 05-06-2017, 12:43 PM   #246
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Check out my rack.10.5" tall now.


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Old 05-06-2017, 12:50 PM   #247
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that rocks!!.. looks great.. and gives you some nice shady spot over the center of your ceiling too!!
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Old 05-06-2017, 01:50 PM   #248
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Nice rack, and I don't say that to just anybody.

It looks like your bus has been taking on more character since the photo on the left of your posts. That's looking good too.

Did you remove your hatch? I noticed you have the rack a little high apparently to allow normal hatch function.
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Old 05-06-2017, 03:31 PM   #249
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No hatch yet. Still thinking about something. Main reason we left at that high is because I did not want to cut off the angled bracing for the legs and I wanted to put my PVC water tanks underneath. The rack is mostly for sleeping on when the four of us get Cabin Fever inside.

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Old 05-06-2017, 03:43 PM   #250
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That's the perfect place for stargazing.

Is that a solar water heater in those pvc tanks?
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:22 AM   #251
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Great idea to carry your own shade with you!
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Old 05-12-2017, 06:30 AM   #252
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Suns up. Still have to figure out my ladder for the deck. Back or side for the ladder. Back would have to go up the middle.

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Old 05-12-2017, 08:11 AM   #253
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I Love the sun!! that makes it real now!!
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:56 AM   #254
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Old 05-12-2017, 04:31 PM   #255
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That sun looks great, Wish I would be that creative.
when are you leaving for your adventure.

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Old 05-12-2017, 04:36 PM   #256
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June 10th.

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Old 05-16-2017, 07:25 PM   #257
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Had a hole over the driver's seat. I don't know if it had switches before or just a cover. But I do know if you find a hole you better put something in it or protect it from having somebody put something in it. So now it has this little door. My wife will have to paint around the license plate.

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Old 05-21-2017, 09:12 PM   #258
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Test ride zero complete. No more drives left until we head out on the grand adventure. Three weeks...i think. Gotta finish the ladder, water tanks, dog house insulation, voltage gauge, extra batteries, etc. I think the big dual exhaust mufflers were heating up the floor a lot, going to talk to my exhaust expert this week.

The roof rack worked great for my sons tent and a light mount for camping.

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Old 05-21-2017, 09:13 PM   #259
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And my daughter graduated this weekend.

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Old 05-21-2017, 09:50 PM   #260
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Had a hole over the driver's seat. I don't know if it had switches before or just a cover. But I do know if you find a hole you better put something in it or protect it from having somebody put something in it. So now it has this little door. My wife will have to paint around the license plate.

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I'd install a spring of some kind (old license plate bracket over a gas cap?) to keep that closed. I have something similar to get to the rear fuse panel-thats a REAL good way to smack your head. And it WILL happen. Trust me.
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