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Rebel JK
07-28-2013, 05:18 PM
Being Relatively new to the Jeep "wayoflife" I am pretty inspired by the level of talent and experience of people on the forum.
For the guys out there that sometimes choose to not always go with over the counter bolt or weld on mods I would love to see some projects from mild to wild that everyone has come up with.


So guys lets see the brackets, gussets, supports etc! I'm looking for more some more projects to keep my Lincoln from collecting dust :)

Fridge81
07-28-2013, 07:22 PM
I built my bumpers. They aren't really finished yet but they work!
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I'm going to build my own sliders as well.

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joelbarras20
07-28-2013, 08:47 PM
Nice work, Looks good:thumb:

Rebel JK
07-28-2013, 09:16 PM
Those are badass. Very cool. Looks like you must have access to a heavy duty shear.

Fridge81
07-28-2013, 10:15 PM
Thanks! I love fabricating my own stuff. No heavy duty shear though. Just the basics. Welder, tubing Bender, torches, chop saw and a grinder. Oh, and beer.

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Rebel JK
07-29-2013, 11:46 PM
Is that 1/4" on the front? What would you recomend for tow/ recovery points on the front? I need to do something with mine as the one the previous owner installed rubs tire at full tilt.

Fridge81
07-30-2013, 12:47 PM
Yeah, its 1/4". For recovery points on it, I'm going cut some shackle mounts out of 3/4"or 1"plate and weld them onto the bumper inline with the frame rails. They will be plenty stout.

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mrmet1983
07-30-2013, 01:06 PM
I built my bumpers. They aren't really finished yet but they work!
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I'm going to build my own sliders as well.

Sent from some trail, somewhere.

Those look great !! Fantastic job


2013 JKUR 4" Enforcer lift w/ 35" fierce attitude MTs , RR modular front bump w/ warnvr8k

jhires
07-30-2013, 01:28 PM
Just something simple so far. Mirror mounts for when my doors are off. Though I have to admit, I think I would have been better off to mount them on springs they shake so bad. Going to have to try something different.

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jnabird333
07-30-2013, 02:03 PM
I made my own version of an sPOD... I call it a SwankPOD (My last name is Swank)
I did a write-up on it and posted on JKF before I joined here... Here is a link -> http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups-39/swankpod-diy-spod-my-last-name-swank-270966/

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KPM171
07-30-2013, 02:12 PM
I made my own version of an sPOD... I call it a SwankPOD (My last name is Swank)
I did a write-up on it and posted on JKF before I joined here... Here is a link -> http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups-39/swankpod-diy-spod-my-last-name-swank-270966/

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Gk6tU5EMOXk/UWNHpYltIbI/AAAAAAAAAPU/pRnApsHf4FM/w927-h695-no/complete_switches.jpg

That looks really... Swanky! :cheesy:

Seriously tho, nice job!

Fridge81
07-30-2013, 02:53 PM
[QUOTE=mrmet1983;151338]Those look great !! Fantastic job


Thanks! eventually I'm going to recess a winch and add a hoop. All it takes is time and money!



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Rebel JK
07-30-2013, 04:31 PM
Yeah, its 1/4". For recovery points on it, I'm going cut some shackle mounts out of 3/4"or 1"plate and weld them onto the bumper inline with the frame rails. They will be plenty stout.

Sent from some trail, somewhere.

Nice. I want to be able to throw a tow bar on my front points so Im looking at something like that too. You make cutting the 3/4"-1" plate sound pretty easy. You got the BIGASS torch or how are you going to cut it?

Fridge81
07-30-2013, 05:24 PM
Dual purpose shackle/tow bar mounts would be cool. Tow bars are really easy to build.

I just have an old set of torches that got passed down to me. Cutting the big shit isn't that bad, you just need to be patient.

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Rebel JK
07-30-2013, 07:18 PM
Looks like I'll be on the lookout for some extra heavy metal!

StrizzyChris
07-30-2013, 07:30 PM
I made my own version of an sPOD... I call it a SwankPOD (My last name is Swank)
I did a write-up on it and posted on JKF before I joined here... Here is a link -> http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups-39/swankpod-diy-spod-my-last-name-swank-270966/

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-eo65LlcivP8/UWNHoWrk9eI/AAAAAAAAAJk/xLiRoAWf-I4/w927-h695-no/complete.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Gk6tU5EMOXk/UWNHpYltIbI/AAAAAAAAAPU/pRnApsHf4FM/w927-h695-no/complete_switches.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gJ6Tlec99Sw/UWNHu2BYXlI/AAAAAAAAAKc/T7JtMp3uEbY/w927-h695-no/wired_up.jpg

First off, wesome write-up and thanks for posting this! Second, are you related to any of the swanks from preble county? And lastly....OH!

jnabird333
07-30-2013, 07:49 PM
First off, wesome write-up and thanks for posting this! Second, are you related to any of the swanks from preble county? And lastly....OH!

Thanks, and your welcome.

To answer your question, I don't think so :thinking: It's a long story, but my father bailed on my mom... I don't know what the guy looks like or have any idea how many seeds he planted. It's all good though, Mom was a motor-head... Taught me to fish and took me to car shows. SHE ROCKED :rock:

and... I..O "High-OH"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=UbdXgAWuU_E

TeamFaust
07-30-2013, 08:26 PM
I made my own version of an sPOD... I call it a SwankPOD (My last name is Swank)
I did a write-up on it...

Well done, and appreciate the write-up. What size relays you use, looks like you have two different sizes (two smaller ones to your amber lights???)?

So basically when you ad an accessory you simply run the positive and negative to the box under the hood and connect those wires lead to a vacant terminal pair on the white terminal bar, yes?

jnabird333
07-30-2013, 08:37 PM
Well done, and appreciate the write-up. What size relays you use, looks like you have two different sizes (two smaller ones to your amber lights???)?

The two smaller relays were an after thought from when I ordered the other relays and it is what the local parts store had. All are 30A. I built in two circuits that could be triggered by hot wires that are controlled by the CANBus. These are the amber switches. These are for my long-range spots, and reverse lights. The long-range spots can be turned on by either activating the stock high-beams, or by the switch. Same for the reverse lights (except they are activated by putting the Jeep in reverse or switch).

Truth-be-told, the ambers were supposed to be for the locker-bypasses. But my 11yr old son (whom I was teaching to solder) got confused on the order. I though about fixing it but in an odd way like the reminder of our time on the project.

(I'm thinking I should post the full write-up here rather than linking to it for those that aren't on JKF...)

Rebel JK
07-31-2013, 02:57 AM
The two smaller relays were an after thought from when I ordered the other relays and it is what the local parts store had. All are 30A. I built in two circuits that could be triggered by hot wires that are controlled by the CANBus. These are the amber switches. These are for my long-range spots, and reverse lights. The long-range spots can be turned on by either activating the stock high-beams, or by the switch. Same for the reverse lights (except they are activated by putting the Jeep in reverse or switch).

Truth-be-told, the ambers were supposed to be for the locker-bypasses. But my 11yr old son (whom I was teaching to solder) got confused on the order. I though about fixing it but in an odd way like the reminder of our time on the project.

(I'm thinking I should post the full write-up here rather than linking to it for those that aren't on JKF...)

Love to see it here for those who arent hitting JkF.

bob-o12jk
07-31-2013, 03:03 AM
I fabbed up some rock sliders and a stinger for my warn bumper
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Rebel JK
07-31-2013, 03:17 AM
I fabbed up some rock sliders and a stinger for my warn bumper
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That is some good looking sh**t. What did you use for the stinger?

Fridge81
07-31-2013, 10:52 AM
I fabbed up some rock sliders and a stinger for my warn bumper
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Looks good brotha! What kind of bender do you have?

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Rebel JK
07-31-2013, 04:17 PM
Here's a little project we're playing with. Trail/camp vice. Just using up some of the good stuff around the garage my wife refers to as crap.

bob-o12jk
07-31-2013, 04:52 PM
That is some good looking sh**t. What did you use for the stinger?

Thank you very much. It's my first stinger and the radius is a little sharp and its a lot taller than most stingers.
I used 1.75", .120 wall dom tubing

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bob-o12jk
07-31-2013, 04:54 PM
Looks good brotha! What kind of bender do you have?

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Thanks bro..I.dont have a bender yet, I just took the tube to a local drive shaft shop to have them.bend it

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bob-o12jk
07-31-2013, 04:57 PM
Heres a pic that was taken.last weekend at dish pan springs in big bear.
Now you can see how much taller it is than others. I might make a new one later on down the road
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TeamFaust
07-31-2013, 06:03 PM
I fabbed up some rock sliders and a stinger for my warn bumper...

Nice!! Well done.

Fridge81
07-31-2013, 07:23 PM
Thanks bro..I.dont have a bender yet, I just took the tube to a local drive shaft shop to have them.bend it

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Right on. Hopefully they didn't charge you much for one bend! I felt limited on building parts until I had my bender. It's a great addition to any do it yourselfers garage.

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bob-o12jk
07-31-2013, 07:43 PM
Right on. Hopefully they didn't charge you much for one bend! I felt limited on building parts until I had my bender. It's a great addition to any do it yourselfers garage.

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The guy only charged me $10 for the bend. Hopefully some day I will buy my own bender

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Rebel JK
08-01-2013, 03:47 AM
Thank you very much. It's my first stinger and the radius is a little sharp and its a lot taller than most stingers.
I used 1.75", .120 wall dom tubing

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Hmmm. Ive got about 20' of 1.75 x .130 left over from my slider project. I need to decide what im doing with my front bumper though.

Rollincoal420
08-05-2013, 07:39 PM
I know it's not a jk, but I had some body damage to fix and this is how it turned out

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JandSJK
08-06-2013, 05:42 AM
Did my own front and rear bumpers. Also built a rear deck/rack 43309433104331143312433134331443315

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Fridge81
08-06-2013, 11:47 AM
Did my own front and rear bumpers. Also built a rear deck/rack 43309433104331143312433134331443315

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Nice work man! They look stout!

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Spixelz
08-09-2013, 05:33 PM
Did my own front and rear bumpers. Also built a rear deck/rack 43309433104331143312433134331443315

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Taking orders?! haha. Looks great man!

MTG
08-09-2013, 05:37 PM
Did my own front and rear bumpers. Also built a rear deck/rack


Very nice all the way around! :thumb:

Holeshot
08-13-2013, 12:17 AM
did my own front bumper
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Also did my own hood strut kit
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Fridge81
08-13-2013, 11:40 AM
did my own front bumper
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Also did my own hood strut kit
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That's badass! What software do you use?

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Holeshot
08-13-2013, 11:52 AM
I used google sketchup 8 pro, it is a free software, very user friendly, and it also has a ton of tutorial videos. Search for it on google.

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Millerj87
08-13-2013, 11:55 AM
Nice there's some good ideas and fab talent on this thread!


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Fridge81
08-13-2013, 05:04 PM
I used google sketchup 8 pro, it is a free software, very user friendly, and it also has a ton of tutorial videos. Search for it on google.

:standing wave:

Awesome! Thanks!

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KPM171
08-13-2013, 05:07 PM
Also did my own hood strut kit
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Really like that idea. :thumb:

Rebel JK
08-13-2013, 06:02 PM
Wow! Thats some killer work there.

Millerj87
08-13-2013, 07:52 PM
Wow! Thats some killer work there.

I agree man!


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Fridge81
08-13-2013, 08:21 PM
I know it's not a jk, but I had some body damage to fix and this is how it turned out

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/06/y2aru3a5.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/06/surubure.jpg

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That looks like some tough shit right there!

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JKbrick
08-16-2013, 09:25 PM
My 94 year old great uncle gave me a vise so I made this for the Jeep
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It just clears the spare.
It can be flipped to make a flat surface to pound on and there is still an 1 1/4" receiver for the bike rack
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JKRandall
08-19-2013, 06:00 AM
did my own front bumper
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Also did my own hood strut kit
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That is awesome!!!! Great job

Lagavulin
09-21-2013, 04:40 PM
did my own front bumper
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Also did my own hood strut kit
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Got a write up for the hood strut?

Holeshot
09-21-2013, 04:50 PM
Nah, only fab'd 90degree brackets with a 1" angle flat bar. For the pins i used lincoln navigator hood strut pins, only had to trim the top one a bit so the ball fit in the top mount. I inspires my kit from the one made by teraflex, fab'd brackets to fit between the hood sheet metals so i can screw the 90 degree bracket on it

Very easy install, only gotta be VERY carefull when drilling in the hood.

JEEPnGEO
09-22-2013, 02:50 PM
Those look great !! Fantastic job


2013 JKUR 4" Enforcer lift w/ 35" fierce attitude MTs , RR modular front bump w/ warnvr8k

YOU ARE MY HERO... I would LOVE to make my own bumpers and tire carrier. What kind of steel did you use?

Thanks

Rollincoal420
09-29-2013, 02:02 PM
Here is my latest. Given the wonderful unibody on my xj, my gear box decided to start cracking my frame right in front of my trac bar mount. Time to unf*** that situation.


Made some rough templates and cut these out of some 1/8 plate I had sitting around.
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Got the inner on, took some trimming, clamping and massaging but they are in and the outters will be pretty straight forward when the suspension gets dismantled.

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This is probably sufficient and the peers probably won't be needed, but what fun is that?

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Meade93
12-12-2013, 04:29 AM
I have been slowly building my rear bumper and now I need to figure out how I want to make my tire carrier.
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David1tontj
12-12-2013, 07:28 AM
I have been slowly building my rear bumper and now I need to figure out how I want to make my tire carrier.


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Not saying this is how you should do yours, but this hinge type worked well for me.. These pics kinda show whats going on.. Basically just sitting on that platform with a 1/2" hole drilled through both ends... It pivots either way, and was super easy to fab... Again, not saying it's the best, but it works for me.. Ps. You shoul totally make your bumper an air tank!! Mine works great!


05 Tj, long arm, one ton, lockers, winches, 39.5" Iroks

Meade93
12-13-2013, 03:00 AM
This is what I came up with for the pivot point.6010060101


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Brankz
12-13-2013, 05:23 AM
Got a write up for the hood strut?

Wow!! That's looks super cool bro!
Can you make me one?! Lol :beer: bad ass bro.

Holeshot
12-16-2013, 01:30 AM
I am now having issues with my ORO 3rd brake light so I decided to build my own and will weld it to my genright tire carrier.

So if I have a burnt light I will be able to replace it.

still need to work on the white light plate, need to weld the box first.

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Holeshot
12-17-2013, 04:39 AM
Finished it tonight, had to repaint my entire carrier due to rust and flaky paint -_- very happy with the result though60527605296053060531605326053360534

NAUJK
12-17-2013, 07:26 AM
Brother and I welded up my sliders. same kind of tubing EVO uses to make theirs, mine definitely are not as strong as theirs but they can and have taken a major beating and held up perfectly fine.

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Hobolobo
02-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Made up some home depot special grill inserts using gutter guard and ty-wraps. Very pleased with the results. 6760767608