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Saw this on another board, Lets see what everyone has done to their rig for $100 or less. Let's leave out painted bezels, took of the milk jugs, etc. Those have been covered a millions times. What else have you done?
 

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Hmm.. let's see:

New soft top.. nope.
New radio/speakers.. nope.
New Viair.. nope.
New hydraulic winch.. nope.
New BESERK bumpers.. nope.
New windshield wipers.. YES!
New oil and oil filter.. YES!
 

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Home made seat risers 1"
Cobra 19wxst, whip antenna, coax
bicycle hand throttle
pledge dust/wax spray to remove scratches from window
ROF Supporting Membership to help out the website
Currie shock shifters so the shock piston has more clearance
home made lock box instead of the rear seat
tuffy underseat (driver) concealed carry box
 

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I am not listing mods you can just buy for less than $100. There are many such things.

1. Dual battery tray for under $20.
2. Extra locking latch from warn spare carrier to tailgate for stability (~$20 in parts)
3. Locker pump relocation to engine bay
4. Made my own cargo net all around with 1.5" nylon webbing and 1.5" plastic buckles everywhere it attaches to the roll cage.
5. Bicycle shifter hand throttle

Edit ... forgot my most favorite:

6. 4" round LED tail lights cut into the tub
7. 2" round LED marker lights cut into the sides of the rear quarters
8. Flasher mod to make the LEDs work.

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9. $7 camping chair cover winch cover :)
 

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Hmm

Lift on the LJ
Stock JKL suspension $0
2" spacers up front $20
Front lower BPEs $46

fitting 35s... Priceless
 

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seapahn said:
I am not listing mods you can just buy for less than $100. There are many such things.

1. Dual battery tray for under $20.
2. Extra locking latch from warn spare carrier to tailgate for stability (~$20 in parts)
3. Locker pump relocation to engine bay
4. Made my own cargo net all around with 1.5" nylon webbing and 1.5" plastic buckles everywhere it attaches to the roll cage.
5. Bicycle shifter hand throttle

Edit ... forgot my most favorite:

6. 4" round LED tail lights cut into the tub
7. 2" round LED marker lights cut into the sides of the rear quarters
8. Flasher mod to make the LEDs work.

Yeah, I'm talking DIY mods. Ones you can't buy.

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9. $7 camping chair cover winch cover :)
 

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Oo, OOw!

I made this for less than $100. 'Took a bit of time 'cause it was an "experiment" in execution.



The trick was to bend .120 wall square tube without a bender. I made a bunch of cuts (about 17 per curve) through 3 sides of the square. Bent the curve by hand, then TIG'd the cuts back up.
 

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Made my own mount for a KB 40 antenna. Can't remember if I bought anything for it, but I'll call it $3.50.



Seat lock. Another freebie as I had a lock.



RE 1/2" bushing into a JKS track bar axle end. $10.00



Plywood Jeep Trunk $15.00

 

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bob1340 said:
Seat lock. Another freebie as I had a lock.
Alright Bob, tell me more about the seat lock. What does it do?
Just another deterrent. I have the fold-forward seat, fold and tumble or whatever it's called. I fold it all the way forward and stick a lock in a hole I drilled and it just adds one more thing for a thief to defeat before he owns my Jeep. No way to get behind the wheel with that seat tumbled forward.
 

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Hey that's pretty clever! I wonder how long till we see a "Jeep Seat-Lock Kit" on Quadratec for $69.99 :D
 

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seapahn said:
Hey that's pretty clever! I wonder how long till we see a "Jeep Seat-Lock Kit" on Quadratec for $69.99 :D
Is that for chrome or black finish?
:laugh: :rotflmao: :laugh:
 

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Added an antenna mount to my jeep. Just welded a 1/8 inch tab on the corner armor. Cut a slot in the back of in my license plate bracket and a hole behind the plate to access the cable and hardware. Drilled one hole for the antenna to go through. Pretty clean looking. I am sure I am not the first to do this. Not much money just a little time.
 

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Made my own mount for a KB 40 antenna. Can't remember if I bought anything for it, but I'll call it $3.50.



Seat lock. Another freebie as I had a lock.



RE 1/2" bushing into a JKS track bar axle end. $10.00




Plywood Jeep Trunk $15.00


I like how you cleaned up you stock hinges. That looks nice!
 

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I like how you cleaned up you stock hinges. That looks nice!
Are you talking about what you see in the pic above? Not stock hinges. I got rid of them and made my own.



My spare mounts to them now.
 

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I like how you cleaned up you stock hinges. That looks nice![/quote]

Are you talking about what you see in the pic above? Not stock hinges. I got rid of them and made my own.



My spare mounts to them now.[/quote]




Yeah, they look way better than stock and stronger too.
 

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A "chit load" of mods from Stu Olson and that reminds me to "pony up" and donate for this upcoming year.
 
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