CB Antenna Mount

I built a bracket to attach my CB antenna to the space behind my license plate bracket. I modeled it after something I saw on the interwebs. I had just picked up a welder and I wanted to try my hand at fabricating something small.

Chrome won’t get you home

Removed my chrome Jeep grill badge. I taped around the old one before removing it. I used dental floss to cut the adhesive and then some Goo-Gone to get rid of any residual adhesive. I added a black one I picked up on the eBays.

Fender Flares

Got an AWESOME deal on a set of Bushwhacker flat fender flares from the JK Freaks forum. There was a little missing hardware, but I was able to find it easily enough at O’Reilly’s auto parts. Bushwhacker even sent me a whole set of replacement weather stripping free of charge.

The hardest part was getting up the courage to rip the old flares off! Did this in my Dad’s garage as it was a little chilly that day. Took me 9 hours. But, a bunch of that time was spent trying to figure out just how to do the “Marker Light Mod.” I rewired the marker lights, so that they also act as turn signal indicators.


First time off road

Took her wheeling for the first time at Southington Offroad. I was impressed with what this thing could do. Open differentials and 3.21 gears! Aside from the tires and bumpers, it’s pretty much stock.

New bumpers

Ordered a pair of OR-FAB bumpers from Northridge 4×4. I was really excited to see how they looked on the Jeep once they were installed. Too bad I can’t see them!

Blacked out

Peeled off all the Wrangler/Sport decals off the sides of the Jeep.

Ordered a set of Smittybilt SRC Side Armor/Steps from Amazon.

Took a drive out to the 4 Wheel Parts year end sale in Columbiana, Ohio and ordered some new tires and wheels. Had them installed at the 4WP on Brookpark Road.

Mickey Thompson ATZ P3

Rugged Ridge wheels.

Side armor

I wanted something to protect the rocker panel under the door, so I picked up a set of Smittybilt side steps from Amazon. They also help my vertically challenged wife get in the Jeep. 😉

First “Mod”

It didn’t take long to find JK Freaks and some other JK forums and I found my first mod!

12 days after bringing her home, I did the grill mod. I used wire lathe painted with black plastic-dip I bought from Lowes. I couldn’t find any progress pics or finished pics except for this one.