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    How would you outfit this custom LJ?

    I also installed a power lock in my LJ tailgate, and considered installing one in the camper tailgate but haven't done that yet. When the trailer is configured as a camper there will be a battery in it so a power lock could be actuated so I might do it at some point. My LJ power lock...
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    How would you outfit this custom LJ?

    In 2020 I designed and built a prop for the MORryde TJ HD tailgate hinges to hold the tailgate open: It's been in use on my LJ since then and works very well: Since the trailer is a camper and the rear door will be used for access to the interior, it wouldn't do to have the door slam...
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    Barn Door for JK factory hardtops

    Harbor Freight emailed 20% coupons for the July 4th weekend and I took advantage of that to pick up a spare Solar Charge Regulator. They regular price is $19.99 and they work very well but after all it's an HF product so for $15.99 I thought it might be a good idea to have a spare just in case...
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    Cool Jeeps You Can't Have - Mahindra of India

    Land Rover has "Experience Centers" in many places around the world where you can get guidance from experienced instructors: Land Rover's Vermont center: https://experience.landroverusa.com/vermont/index.html Mahindra is getting into the act as well; they've set up an SUV Proving Track near...
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    Barn Door for JK factory hardtops

    Mike, I definitely plan to test that. I have two main concerns that I want to check: 1. Are the beams focused enough so they don't bother oncoming drivers? I want to see how often other drivers flash their high beams at me, but I'll also have someone else drive the Jeep and I'll be the other...
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    How would you outfit this custom LJ?

    Ready for a maiden voyage behind the LJ today. Not camping though, it'll be moving some cargo.
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    Land Rover ideas for Jeeps

    From the April issue of Land Rover Monthly: This is a similar table available in the U.S. (this image from the Tentrax web site): A few years ago I was asked to test the Tailgater above. It's easy to set up and quite sturdy. I used the tire table as a countertop for setting things I was...
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    Barn Door for JK factory hardtops

    Lighting company Auxbeam recently introduced very bright LED headlights: I told them I'd be interested in testing and reviewing them so they're sending me a pair. When they arrive I'll test them and post a review here.
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    How would you outfit this custom LJ?

    I'm experimenting with a new material for this - it's CPVC. It works like wood and is easily bonded with special CPVC cement. I assembled it with screws and cement. The inside lip is CPVC ripped to the necessary size from larger stock. Not sure if I really like this material for this...
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    Land Rover ideas for Jeeps

    Since the camper top parts for my trailer project came out of the same molds as the Safari Cab hardtop on my LJ I've been posting progress on the trailer project in that thread. Rather than repeat everything here, photos and more can be found at...
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    How would you outfit this custom LJ?

    Thank you. I also am worried about rocks, which is why I probably won't install that window. Actually most of the work so far has been pretty easy - the Safari Cab parts are a perfect fit on the Jeep tub trailer. Too bad these parts never became a kit, using them with a fiberglass Dinoot Jeep...
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    How would you outfit this custom LJ?

    A few more trailer details. I installed gas struts on the side hatches this morning. I decided that the best place for the kitchen battery is beside the kitchen. There's already a tie-down point in the floor I can use to secure the battery tray. I have an extra window on hand for the...
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    Barn Door for JK factory hardtops

    It looks like OO may be picking up a design I did about 18 months ago - it's storage attachment for the center roll bar of a JK/JKU. It straps around the center of the main roll bar. On one side are two roomy pockets, on the other is a MOLLE attachment - it’s reversible so either the pockets or...
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    How would you outfit this custom LJ?

    I did this a while back on the JKU, but just go around to it on the LJ yesterday. Sometimes I really need to know how tall the Jeep is, like trying to enter a parking deck. I put this sticker on the hardtop header with three numbers - the height with nothing on the XJ Cherokee rack on top...
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    How would you outfit this custom LJ?

    I've been waiting for a good heavy rain, and I got one this afternoon. Needed to test for leaks in the new camper top. In this next photo the drip rail is full; there are drain notches in each corner and they're doing their job. Immediately after the downpour ended I went over every inch...
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