this was a really easy and fast mod. i took my garage door opener and pulled the leads off the push switch on the clicker, and soldered them to a momentary push button switch [i had to solder some longer wire leads so it could reach the new push button]. i then drilled a hole in one of the switch blanks. lastly i just tightened the switch in the blank. and presto all done.
well, this was an easy mod to do for the most part. except i highly recommend two people – i did it myself though which raised the difficulty rating up a bit. i bought a hidden hitch from eTrailer.com best price i could find, when i started looking for hitches. shipping was pretty fast. my only beef was that they could have spent a little extra time on packing it up. [Read more…]
If you have not yet heard of Herculiner, it’s a diy brush/spray on bed liner. it’s a great way to protect the bed of a truck or in my case the tub of my jeep wrangler. the stuff is pretty durable for an inexpensive diy kit. I originally did this mod on April 10th, 2004. i must say the Herculiner really has held up very well. one day this summer I think i will just touch up the floorboards in the drivers and passengers area with a fresh coat. this time I will also apply a UV top coat to protect the finish a bit. over the years the finish has dulled slightly – but it’s not bad at all. i highly recommend this project. it took probably 18 hours over the course of 3 days. i personally opted to spray the Herculiner on instead of rolling it. i feel that the outcome was well worth the spraying. it seemed to give me a much better even coat. [Read more…]
I bought a new jeep wrangler Sahara [ tj ] way back in 2003. ok it only seems like way back, but I digress… anyhow, I live in south florida and I have always wanted a wrangler so i finally bought one… let me tell you… it was a bitch to get used to the jeep at first. i went from a pretty fast vw gti vr6. to basically a barn on wheels. but at least that barn can go off-road – AND the top comes off. 🙂 [btw, no matter what anyone else tells you – the purchase had nothing at all to do with the twin $350 speeding tickets i got in my gti — I had to slow the heck down, or my wife was gonna kill me if i didn’t do it to myself first] [Read more…]