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Im working on Modding my Jeep this next couple of weeks...

Let me slip over and steal my thread and bring it here to show you folks...

I have missed you all...

I will be getting back to my 79 Mod thread and installing and gutting Gypsy down after I get a handle on a few things....

I wasnt expecting the garage to loose the mechanic or the second 77 TA getting delivered the day after I left to go out of town for work...

Plus I have dropped quite a bit on the Jeep I bought and I have not even driven it...just a week before I left, it is going to be Daily driver...and used for work also...I love it

When I need to go fast Ill be driving the TA, but also just bought the wife a Charger...

Here is a pic of the Jeep

and charger with wifey...

Break down of what I am doing to the jeep for now...

Installing all of the following...

1) Smitty Built Shorty Bumper With Stinger and Winch Plate
2) JVC 810 BT Navigation Radio with DVD Bluetooth and yada...
3) S Pod Set up with six Custom Switches
4) Emergency Commercial Grade Strobe Kit
5) Power Inverter to power Computer (Will have Mount)
6) ANT... Booster for MIFI and Verizon Phone
7) 50" Light Bar and Mount set up for front windshield
8) ICE Blue interior Light set up LED
9) Rubber Tire style Floor Mat set up for front to rear including Cargo bay
10) Center Console Tire Cover ARM rest
11) Reverse and surrounding Rock Lights
12) Cut off rear Brake light housing (May Mount Rear LED into Spare Tire)
13) Cut Factory Painted Fenders down (MOD)
14) Install Remote Start
15) Radar Detector even though it will hardly speed...lol
16) Skull Valve Stems
17) Graphic for Hood
18) Air Intake Scoop for AC Vent
19) Zombie Badge for sides
20) Touch up Paint where I removed the Wrangler Unlimited Decals
21) Stick Jeep Running over Your Stick Family Decal...lol
22) Skulls on Tag Holder Bolt Heads
23) Halo Headlights With Amber/White Ring 7"
24) Black Grab Handles Front and Rear
Put on hold the ones I need are 249 plus shipping the cheap set for 44 wont work.... 25) Relocation Brackets to Hood from Doors for Rear View Mirrors
26) Tail, Head and Blinker Light Rail Covers
27) Black Grill Mesh Inserts
28) Steering Wheel Cover JEEP...
29) Gas Cap Cover Billet Black
30) Window Rain Guards
31) Bug Dust Guard across front hood
32) Off Road Stubby Black Ant
33) Skull Tail Light Covers

Installed
34) Skull Trailer Hitch With Red LED Lights
35) Suction Cup Phone Mount
 
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Oh yea...The beads are gone...from inside Jeep, that was the wife...

Still have wife, just removed those Girly beads, Told her I was gonna have to stand my ground on that one...
 

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Shoot guys had a rain out today...

I slept three hours...lol

I was also researching the Jeep stuff for the last month or so, as I bought all that stuff I listed and got ready for thanksgiving when I get three to four days to do all that stuff..lol
 

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Im working on Modding my Jeep this next couple of weeks...

Let me slip over and steal my thread and bring it here to show you folks...

I have missed you all...

I will be getting back to my 79 Mod thread and installing and gutting Gypsy down after I get a handle on a few things....

I wasnt expecting the garage to loose the mechanic or the second 77 TA getting delivered the day after I left to go out of town for work...

Plus I have dropped quite a bit on the Jeep I bought and I have not even driven it...just a week before I left, it is going to be Daily driver...and used for work also...I love it

When I need to go fast Ill be driving the TA, but also just bought the wife a Charger...

Here is a pic of the Jeep

and charger with wifey...

Break down of what I am doing to the jeep for now...

Installing all of the following...

1) Smitty Built Shorty Bumper With Stinger and Winch Plate
2) JVC 810 BT Navigation Radio with DVD Bluetooth and yada...
3) S Pod Set up with six Custom Switches
4) Emergency Commercial Grade Strobe Kit
5) Power Inverter to power Computer (Will have Mount)
6) ANT... Booster for MIFI and Verizon Phone
7) 50" Light Bar and Mount set up for front windshield
8) ICE Blue interior Light set up LED
9) Rubber Tire style Floor Mat set up for front to rear including Cargo bay
10) Center Console Tire Cover ARM rest
11) Reverse and surrounding Rock Lights
12) Cut off rear Brake light housing (May Mount Rear LED into Spare Tire)
13) Cut Factory Painted Fenders down (MOD)
14) Install Remote Start
15) Radar Detector even though it will hardly speed...lol
16) Skull Valve Stems
17) Graphic for Hood
18) Air Intake Scoop for AC Vent
19) Zombie Badge for sides
20) Touch up Paint where I removed the Wrangler Unlimited Decals
21) Stick Jeep Running over Your Stick Family Decal...lol
22) Skulls on Tag Holder Bolt Heads
23) Halo Headlights With Amber/White Ring 7"
24) Black Grab Handles Front and Rear
Put on hold the ones I need are 249 plus shipping the cheap set for 44 wont work.... 25) Relocation Brackets to Hood from Doors for Rear View Mirrors
26) Tail, Head and Blinker Light Rail Covers
27) Black Grill Mesh Inserts
28) Steering Wheel Cover JEEP...
29) Gas Cap Cover Billet Black
30) Window Rain Guards
31) Bug Dust Guard across front hood
32) Off Road Stubby Black Ant
33) Skull Tail Light Covers

Installed
34) Skull Trailer Hitch With Red LED Lights
35) Suction Cup Phone Mount
I'd keep an eye on your wifey, all my chicks would take that Jeep in a heartbeat???
 

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Geez Brownie...

What you got under that hood an LS9?

LOL

BillyMag she likes it but as you see she is tiny so she had to climb up in it way up, so she hates it in that respect, but her girls where she works said they would drive it...

I bought the Charger so I could get the Jeep away...lol

Then found out she was driving my Jeep to Soccer practice for kids so she did not have to get her car dirty...go figure...

I have five days left here then I fly home to Florida (they mentioned a light dusting of snow possible tonight here....and then four days home add all that stuff or as much as I can. Then drive up until Dec 19th then I get to drive back home for 14 days for Christmas...

Then drive back up here again...each trip one way is 1000 miles...

I like the Jeep Brownie...

Ok so check it out...

Love the second Pic bro...

lol

Wifey just got a set I have not seen them yet...

Ok as far as the Jeep we have a couple things in common...

As I do my mod thread Ill show you some I have spotted...

One I will point out is Im cutting the fender flares off, and doing it with a twist.

First mine are factory painted so thats different, they act as though I cant do it without chips we shall see...

The second thing I would like to know what Slider Rock Guards you bought so I can find a similar style for my JKU...

next wait till you see my Decals and stickers..lol

Plus I have a few more things I will be doing also...Stay turned man.

You know I think weird about what can be done to my vehicles any how...

I did remove all underglow lights and will not be adding them back to TA or on Jeep...lol

No Flamethrowers either, Im giving that one up also...
 

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Thanks man I'm getting some soon
 

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what you was on vacation. lol welcome back. Nice jeep. so you got the jeep and she got the charger. you lucky my wife would want the jeep lol.
 

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I hear ya ..lol

Ok here is what I got able to get completed...

And in Usual Mark Fashion, I ran over my SPOD by accident...lol

chopped the crap out of my fenders...Plus Much Much More...

Ok The Mods Start....

This is a walk around ...
Sorry it was around midnight but My time is very limited and I worked 9 hours in MO, then flew home, then worked 22 hours non stop around the clock to get to where I am stopping until after Turkey Dinner...
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Interrior and Exterior mods begin...

Ok one of the first things I did was run like a Kid, to the downstairs excited with presents and start grabbing everything I could simply slap on...
So we have

Floor Mats throughout...
Inserts for the Grill... I have to say the most impressive Yet cheap Mod I notice...Love em.
Grab Handles
LED ICE Blue Interior Lights for domes
Side Kick Pads, rock shield whatever you want to call them...25-30 bucks...
Works for me...
I also added the Zombie Skulls in Tail lights plus rock guards...

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Factory Painted 08 Shahara Fenders...CUT UP...

Ok I said I was going to do it...
I watched many Videos, from guys doing a meticulous Job to guys putting on a piece of tape grabbing a saws all and just hacking them off...

Here is what I did to achieve my results...

First I taped the edge and paid attention to the straightness of the edges and curves as I went along...
I would say I spent at least 15-25 minutes applying tape to all four fenders...

Next I want to explain how I did it since I varied my method in my opinion...

Ok So I used two dremels, a Saws all, and a Surface Sander triangle shaped ryobi...

First I put a Diam plate metal cutting wheel on the cordless, which I was able to complete a fender and start a second then would require charging...

I went from left to right to minimize the throw up toward the face of plastic particles...
This works Most excellent to coin the phase from Bill and Ted...
The part is the cut line causes no Flaking using this method at all...
I said at all...for those that are hard of hearing...
in fact they look awesome now...

Next I removed the tape and then rounded or not as I chose..

For the FRONT FENDERS
I made the first cut as in the videos from underneath so I had a cut line...
Next I removed the side marker, as shown in videos by cutting pins

Removed the side of the fender by cutting from one end to other.
ie front to rear or vice versa...

Cut out braces underneath...
then once I was there I did something I have not seen others do to this extreme...
I came straight up the inside edge along the Nose of Jeep with just enough room to get the dremel in and cut upwards...
then I went at 45 degree angle right to the side...
I went aggressive, then removed a lot of the support under front edge of Fender...
Re attached the Side marker, and completed the fenders so I could do the Bumper removal winch mount and add my Stinger...

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I did not round it off so much to give it a more Angry look...I think it works...

Later I can always trim it off more if desired...

I forgot I also added the Dust/Bug deflector...
I added the 50" light bar as well...
I also added the Stubby Ant...
Better pics of Light bar

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Edge trim is completed also along fenders

While working I had been up for basically two days, not stopped for more than ten minutes...as I mounted the lighted SPOD switches to the interior of the roof line...
I had to run to the store and literally drove over the SPOD main panel with all the circuit breakers in it...Yep no worky so I never got to even see the switches lite up...
I will have to send it to them in hopes they can repair...
I can say they are tough.
But it couldn't handle my Jeep rolling over it at 25mph...
I had accidentally left it on the front bumper...
Bet Ill never do that again, at 625.00

Also painted the rear bumper...
All fender wells added Skulls on Tag and Air valve stems...
Bumper in Back painted black made a big difference...

X) Smitty Built Shorty Bumper With Stinger and Winch Plate
X) 50" Light Bar and Mount set up for front windshield
X) ICE Blue interior Light set up LED
X) Rubber Tire style Floor Mat set up for front to rear including Cargo bay
X) Center Console Tire Cover ARM rest
X) Reverse and surrounding Rock Lights
X) Cut off rear Brake light housing (May Mount Rear LED into Spare Tire)Leaving for Ant Mount
X) Cut Factory Painted Fenders down (MOD)
X) Radar Detector even though it will hardly speed...lol
X) Skull Valve Stems
X) Air Intake Scoop for AC Vent
X) Touch up Paint where I removed the Wrangler Unlimited Decals
X) Stick Jeep Running over Your Stick Family Decal...lol
X) Skulls on Tag Holder Bolt Heads
X) Black Grab Handles Front and Rear
X) Black Grill Mesh Inserts one of the best Mods so far in my opinion
X) Steering Wheel Cover JEEP...
X) Window Rain Guards
X) Bug Dust Guard across front hood
X) Off Road Stubby Black Ant
X) Skull Tail Light Covers
X) Skull Trailer Hitch With Red LED Lights
X) Cell Phone Mount

2) JVC 810 BT Navigation Radio with DVD Bluetooth and yada... Later Today
3) S Pod Set up with six Custom Switches Ran over out of repairs...
4) Emergency Commercial Grade Strobe Kit Later Today
5) Power Inverter to power Computer (Will have Mount) Later
6) ANT... Booster for MIFI and Verizon Phone Later Today
14) Install Remote Start Tomorrow
17) Graphic for Hood When I return to MO
19) Zombie Badge for sides When I return to MO
23) Halo Headlights With Amber/White Ring 7" Later Today
25) Relocation Brackets to Hood from Doors for Rear View Mirrors Put on hold due to misorder
26) Tail, Head and Blinker Light Rail Covers Later Today
29) Gas Cap Cover Billet Black Later

Update...
I will add some pics later...Im on a different computer...
Completed in four days total so Far...
X) Smitty Built Shorty Bumper With Stinger and Winch Plate
X) 50" Light Bar and Mount set up for front windshield
X) ICE Blue interior Light set up LED
X) Rubber Tire style Floor Mat set up for front to rear including Cargo bay
X) Center Console Tire Cover ARM rest
X) Reverse and surrounding Rock Lights
X) Cut off rear Brake light housing (May Mount Rear LED into Spare Tire)Leaving for Ant Mount
X) Cut Factory Painted Fenders down (MOD)
X) Radar Detector even though it will hardly speed...lol
X) Skull Valve Stems
X) Air Intake Scoop for AC Vent
X) Touch up Paint where I removed the Wrangler Unlimited Decals
X) Stick Jeep Running over Your Stick Family Decal...lol
X) Skulls on Tag Holder Bolt Heads
X) Black Grab Handles Front and Rear
X) Black Grill Mesh Inserts one of the best Mods so far in my opinion
X) Steering Wheel Cover JEEP...
X) Window Rain Guards
X) Bug Dust Guard across front hood
X) Off Road Stubby Black Ant
X) Skull Tail Light Covers
X) Skull Trailer Hitch With Red LED Lights
X) Cell Phone Mount
X) JVC 810 BT Navigation Radio with DVD Bluetooth and yada... Later Today
X) Emergency Commercial Grade Strobe Kit Later Today
X) ANT... Booster for MIFI and Verizon Phone Later Today
X) Install Remote Start Tomorrow
X) Halo Headlights With Amber/White Ring 7"
X) Blinker Light Rail Covers

To be completed later...
3) S Pod Set up with six Custom Switches Ran over out of repairs...
5) Power Inverter to power Computer (Will have Mount) Later
17) Graphic for Hood When I return to MO
19) Zombie Badge for sides When I return to
25) Relocation Brackets to Hood from Doors for Rear View Mirrors Put on hold due to misorder
29) Gas Cap Cover Billet Black Later

The rest will be completed as soon as I receive the repaired SPOD..lol
Or when I return Missouri...

I will update pics in a few hours.


Strobe Kit Commercial Grade

Here are the pics...
Wonder if you guys know how tricky it is to catch them lit up???

Also included are temp switch locations until SPOD is back.

Radar Detector and GPS radio Double din installed to factory Amp sounds excellent.

Halo lights installed

Here are pics of the halos I went with ...
However I did not set them up as white with blinkers...
I simply set them up as Amber with park lights.

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And I think the end is near...

One more after this one...

Hey I was busy over T View attachment 148201 View attachment 148209 View attachment 148217 View attachment 148225 View attachment 148233 View attachment 148241 View attachment 148249 View attachment 148257 hanksgiving weekend...

I also drove 1100 miles in it back the the project...Wow..lol

Ok Last one until I add Tag Holder and finish the SPOD...

This was Halo Lights and Commercial Grade Strobe set up...

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Thanks Cajun...

The important thing is...

I was able to do everything listed above in three and a Half Days...

I love the look...

The light Bar is soooo Bright its crazy...

Halo Headlights are perfect without blinding people. Aimed correctly.

Radio with GPS was necessity...

I like to drive around town in this thing...

I like the TA for Speed and handling but as far as work and DD I love my Jeep...
 

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Good work mark, jeep will make a better daily driver then 2nd gen. That way you can keep your trans am in good condition as your weekend cruiser.
 

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I added a Tag relocation Bracket with LED third brake light plus the Block out panel that I painted to match Jeep with Dealer touch up...

I went to O'rileys to get Spray Can versions of Factory color Red Rock Crystal Pearl so I ordered four cans.

I found a Hard top with removable panels over driver and passenger side with rear window wiper but it was Grey...

Not for long soon to match the rest of my Jeep...

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oh yea...My tires on jeep are 325 x 60 x 18s which makes them 33s...
 

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Yes I agree sea dog...

I also looked at the TA I bought from PA during summer and the engine had a fuel line break that owner never really showed pics of that looked like rust all over engine...

It was not I wet my finger and wiped and it came right off. The paint will be removed because it is all cracked up plus it was tri colored...

I will go Gold on next engine when I also install the five speed...

After I complete SPOD, Inverter, Computer Mount, Hard Top with Paint to match, replacing the LED lights for Dash kit I already started on with dome lights completed...I will be stopping until next summer then returning the focus to complete the TA...I will need 12 gs to complete all at one time over two months or less.

Including Paint and Decals.

Then I will focus on Interior completion for seats to be recovered and trim pieces along with new roof liner.

Then I will drive the wheels off both... :B):
 

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Ok lets try again...

Im stealing my post to place it here with updates...

X) S Pod Set up with six Custom Switches Ran over out of repairs... COMPLETED
I can not mention how well SPOD took care of me, after I ran over the first one...
I am the only person reported to have run over the SPOD under hood assembly, I would say it fared well considering...They replaced the main circuit board, Gave me a new cover for free and threw in a New circuit breaker also free...
Then they wished me better luck and a Happy Christmas...

Actually will be in Florida still hasent arrived
It was from Super Decals, which so Far has taken over two months since I ordered as well as catching them lying to me twice...


X) Zombie Badge for sides Applied

X) Gas Cap Cover Billet Black Later Completed...

I also decided to add Flood LEDs to front of my stubby bumper so I bought 9 LED flood work lights from Advance and installed them on Front bumper tapping into the existing wiring for Fog light function, then I added a Bypass switch from my New SPOD set up until I can program them to stay on with high beams...

Then I turned to the interior of my Jeep installing six Red LED 12" strips into the foot well areas.
To do this I removed the side floor panel on the passenger side, I have heard people say the Yellow wire with white stripe which is noticeably smaller in dia. I found this part not true it seemed to be the same size on my jeep...who knows...
Anyhow it was the Dome light so I tapped in with inline splice and then ran the two front LED strips from there grounding to the strap support on the passenger side, there is a slight lip under the dash to stick too that prevents direct view of the RED leds and actually works perfect.

Next I ran two from the Tailgate so when closed it would throw light into rear cargo area, ground to sub bracket at rear of vehicle by hinges, then feed a single wire up and connect under seat and floor carpets that also will provide power to the under the Driver and passenger seats...
Again a small edge of metal to affix to hiding the led from direct view.
I had a wire harness already to use that was already inside of a black sleeve so it looks factory, I also left enough room for wire to travel the entire slide area of the seats. This will allow the rear seats to be removed without messing with the wires at all and provides perfect lighting throughout the jeep.

Im good with it...


When I post some pics up later Ill add a link here...

SPOD set up is awesome, I went RED backlit there also


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Here is a list of stuff so far...

I missed a couple things...

Here are a few of the things including headlights I bought...
Headlights
7 inch Round LED Headlights Halo Angle Eyes for Jeep 97 2015 Wrangler JK LJ TJ | eBay

Red LED strips 12"
6X Waterproof 12'' 15 DC 12V Motor LED Strip Underbody Light for Car Motorcycle | eBay

Bumper
Smittybilt JK SRC Front Stinger w Winch Plate for 07 15 Jeep Wrangler JK 76524 | eBay

Grab Bars
New Grab Bars for 07 15 Jeep JK Wrangler 2 4 Door Front Rear Grab Handles | eBay

Hood Vent Cover
Black Cowl Vent Hood Scoop for 2007 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK New Free Shipping USA | eBay

Light Bar with Brackets No serious whistle either...
Required no dampining for sound at all.light whistle at about 20-35 then stops clean. No flapping of soft top, more noticable whistle with top off, but again nothing bad at all...
I did nothing to it but install. Except I received a white one and me and my boy painted it black...
300W 52" LED Light Bar Mounting Bracket for Jeep JK Wrangler Wiring Kit Offroad | eBay

Remote Start
Plug Play Remote Start Add on for 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Dodge Avenger | eBay

Tag Relocation Bracket
Teraflex Tire Carrier Accessory License Plate Mount for 07 15 Jeep Wrangler JK | eBay

License Plate Frame and Third Brake Light LED
Poison Spyder Custom LED License Plate and 3rd Brake Light with 6' Extension Har | eBay

Original Tag location Block out
Jeep Wrangler JK Rear License Plate Deletion Panel Plug Mopar 55397112AA | eBay

Head Light Guards
Smittybilt Euro Head Light Guards 2007 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK 5680 Black | eBay
Marker Light and Turn signal Grill covers
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Jeep Rated Trail Recovery Kit 45 bucks
Jeep Trail Rated Kit | eBay

Rear Brake Light Bracket Covers
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Grill Inserts I love these and talk about simple...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Jeep Door and roof removal tool
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Arm rest Cover to match Floor Mats
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Steering wheel cover
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Gas door for Jeep
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Rain Guards
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Bug/Dust Deflector
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Stubby 13" antenna
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Skull Brake light covers...
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also bought a few more items, geez cant recall them all but I went to the manufacturer for a few...
Like SPOD

I am getting a Hard top for it when I get home...

I will be getting it next week on Sunday or Monday...

Then painting to match Jeep, Plus installing the sound and insulation applied to roof...

I installed 9 LED flood lights in place of fogs on front of jeep...

The pics inside of SPOD are hard to see from all the light coming off the jeep in the background while its pouring here in MO....

Sucks...

Oh and the day I leave here headed home, the temp drops 16 degrees at home in Pensacola, The wife and kids went to the beach today, it was 75 with a low of 62

Next sat the low is going to be 38 with a high of 56...

Today here it was 58 with a low of 41...go figure....
 
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