D.I.Y.

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Humpy
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D.I.Y.

Unread post by Humpy » August 9th, 2006, 9:44 pm

Tell us about your D.I.Y. modifications or accessories

Steve F
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by Steve F » August 10th, 2006, 10:02 am

Most of my Jeep modifications are DIY :)

Homemade bumper bar with recovery eyes
Homemade false floor
Homemade quick disconnect mudflaps
Homemade snorkel adapter and airbox block off
Homebrew 4" leaf pack
Homemodified and raised crossmember with homemade skidplate
Currently making some rockrails.

Here's a couple of pics.

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Cheers
Steve

Dan96XJ
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by Dan96XJ » August 10th, 2006, 10:31 am

hey steve, i like your false floor, giving me ideas? What timber did you use, did you make draws or is it easy enough to reach and grab stuff from the back?

Cheers :)

Steve F
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by Steve F » August 10th, 2006, 10:50 am

[quote author=Dan96XJ link=board=5;threadid=21168;start=0#msg325563 date=1155169876]
hey steve, i like your false floor, giving me ideas? What timber did you use, did you make draws or is it easy enough to reach and grab stuff from the back?

Cheers :)
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I just used ply, 18mm I think. No draws as it is mainly for storing my touring tent, poles, chairs etc. Basically all the stuff that comes out first and goes in last. It means I can pack up the jeep and then just slide the tent and poles etc underneath and I'm ready to go. I'll probably make draws soon though as the tent will go in the roof basket instead.

Cheers
Steve

fnqcairns
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by fnqcairns » August 10th, 2006, 12:25 pm

Steve I like the simplicity of your false floor. I have been studying what to fit into my GQ although all of those with draws simply limited overall space and item dimension even if what does fit in is easier to get at.
Anyway thanks for the basic idea.
cheers fnq

bad_religion_au
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by bad_religion_au » August 10th, 2006, 12:49 pm

pretty much the whole truck

D-Datsun
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by D-Datsun » August 10th, 2006, 7:26 pm

made some draw's and a roof rack
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minipatrol
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by minipatrol » August 10th, 2006, 8:30 pm

[quote author=D-Datsun link=board=5;threadid=21168;start=0#msg325760 date=1155201994]
made some draw's and a roof rack
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have you got any pics of roof rack

here's my homebrew bullbar

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cheers

MadPaj
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by MadPaj » August 11th, 2006, 10:25 am

i built my own snorkle
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michaelcarey
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by michaelcarey » August 11th, 2006, 8:29 pm

I built a custom centre console to replace the factory jobbie in my Hilux. I didn't have enough space for my radio control heads. It fixes to all the factory mounting holes, I could remove it tomorrow and put back the Toyota console and you would never know anything had been changed (apart from the hole that the cables exit the dash from!)
It's made from aluminium covered with grey vinyl, I re-used the gear and transfer lever cover and got a Dept. of the Interior console to provide much needed storage and drink holding capacity!
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Check out all my albums here :-

http://www.users.on.net/~michaelcarey/p ... March2005/
http://www.users.on.net/~michaelcarey/p ... s/May2005/
http://www.users.on.net/~michaelcarey/p ... s/Nov2005/
http://www.users.on.net/~michaelcarey/p ... tallation/
http://www.users.on.net/~michaelcarey/p ... Bashplate/

Steve F
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by Steve F » August 14th, 2006, 3:40 pm

With my sliders mounted up, this is stage one, stage two will have a step/door protection. Just need to get the pipe bent for it.

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Cheers
Steve

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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by cpt-mud » August 14th, 2006, 5:25 pm

[quote author=Steve F link=board=5;threadid=21168;start=0#msg325553 date=1155168168]
Most of my Jeep modifications are DIY :)

Homemade bumper bar with recovery eyes
Homemade false floor
Homemade quick disconnect mudflaps
Homemade snorkel adapter and airbox block off
Homebrew 4" leaf pack
Homemodified and raised crossmember with homemade skidplate
Currently making some rockrails.

Here's a couple of pics.

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And the rock rails (unfinished)

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Cheers
Steve


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for a jeep , it dont look too bad 8)

crack
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by crack » August 14th, 2006, 6:30 pm

not much but did my

extended diff breathers
spotties
reverse and work lights
stereo
uhf
in the process of making up mud flaps

dhula
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by dhula » August 31st, 2006, 3:42 pm

[quote author=Steve F link=board=5;threadid=21168;start=0#msg327415 date=1155534047]
With my sliders mounted up, this is stage one, stage two will have a step/door protection. Just need to get the pipe bent for it.

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Cheers
Steve
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Steve, I think it looks just right the way it is. Unobtrusive yet practical.

Good job mate.. ;D

dhula
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Re:D.I.Y.

Unread post by dhula » August 31st, 2006, 9:41 pm

Here's a pic of the rear shelf that I made for my Prado.

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Took the back back seats out and used 2 peices of 1" x 2" rhs bolted to the seat mounting points running across the car

Made up a third brace out of 1" rhs mounted to the rearmost tie downs

the floor bit is 20mm MDF covered in cheepo carpet and is screwed to the cross peoces of rhs

I get my cumfy chairs, tool box and recovery bag under the shelf (as you can see)

The shelf above the fridge is made from 1/2 inch rhs and a sheet of perspecs (hey, it was free). It's only for real light stuff like sleeping bags and pillows.
The top shelf only gets put in when needed

;D

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