JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

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Re: JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

Post by JP Junkie » April 19th, 2019, 10:29 pm

Excellent! Mine came with 31's and they rubbed a ton (When my Jeep was driveable lol).
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Re: JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

Post by RustyRodder » April 30th, 2019, 6:30 pm

Looks great with the tires

I second the grounding issue- also check the bulbs. I had a turn signal issue with my jeep, ended up being an incorrect bulb in the turn signal screwing up all the lighting.
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Re: JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

Post by Glissard » May 3rd, 2019, 9:52 pm

Amazing work Dwight! Give a heads up if you make a trip down to Orlando.

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Re: JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

Post by Dwight » May 4th, 2019, 1:13 am

Will do!

EDIT: Will most likely be coming down the weekend of the 25th of May along with some other fellow JPMP members.

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Re: JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

Post by Dwight » May 4th, 2019, 8:56 pm

Got my screen accurate Radio Shack ball mount (grey base and smaller ball), whip antenna, and tie down installed finally. Love the way it makes JP18 look. Wasn't as hard to install as I thought.

I'm so grateful to have people in the community who inspire and teach others along their journey. I'm the kind of person who will ask 48 questions about anything to make sure i'm doing it the right way. So it takes a special kind of mentor to put up with all them damn questions (Jurassic_Vic)

Also, I made one compromise with screen accuracy. I purchased an extended Safari Bikini Top from Bestop. It doesn't really change the look of the Jurassic Jeep too much, but keeps me from getting toasted on those longer rides.
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Re: JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

Post by Dwight » May 10th, 2019, 7:51 pm

Got my winch plate installed. Still need to add a spacer or some washers under the winch plate, but I'll do that when i'm ready to install a winch. Not sure if I want to go the simple washer route, or have something custom made like one of our fellow board members did (ScottWarrior). it looked much cleaner the way he did it. I'll post a picture for reference. Will just need to find somewhere to get it custom fabricated if so.

Recently ordered my rear POWER fog lights which i'm super excited for! They are one of the final things I need for the build apart from a winch, tow hooks, and soft top hardware. I also have my Jeep Driver Hat, 2 raincoats, and some sun visor stickers on their way.

Took a few trips down to Saint Augustine this week! It's been super fun driving JP18 around seeing peoples smiles and reactions, and getting to talk to strangers about it.

An empty winch plate still looks better than that hideous plastic JEEP cover!
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Re: JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

Post by Dwight » May 13th, 2019, 9:58 pm

Small update, but I received my Jeep Driver Hat in the mail today thanks to Mark Brody!
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Re: JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

Post by Dwight » May 17th, 2019, 8:47 pm

Got my Rear Fog Lights (Power brand) installed. Instead of mounting them to the tub of the Jeep, I simply mounted them to the tail light housing. Pretty simple and straight forward process. The hardest part really was making sure the brackets were in the right spot and centered on the housing. Love the way they look!

The only things left to buy, for screen accuracy, are the Winch and Soft Top Hardware. Eventually I'll buy a top for the Jeep, but that's last on my list.
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Re: JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

Post by ratrace427 » May 18th, 2019, 7:09 am

i saw some power brand come up for sale on ebay..maybe you got them. Its hard for me to justify...i already have some fogs installed. having the right light formation in the lens would be awesome thought. Good job!
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Re: JP18 Build Thread, Jacksonville FL

Post by Dwight » May 18th, 2019, 8:41 am

I managed to pick them up off FB marketplace for $150 (shipping included).

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