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  1. jscherb

    Overland Outfitters gear in a Discovery

    I normally hang out in the Jeep section of this site. One of my hobbies is designing accessories for my Jeeps and I take a lot of inspiration from accessories from Land Rovers, for example my homemade hardtop for my JKU Wrangler has Disco Alpine windows in the roof. I have a thread over in the...
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    SEMA Show 2021

    I've attended every SEMA Show since 2010 and I'm at the show again this year. In this thread I'll post things I find interesting. If anyone is interested in seeing who is exhibiting at the show, SEMA has an online interactive floorplan available: https://sema21.mapyourshow.com/8_0/floorplan/...
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    Cool Jeeps You Can't Have - Mahindra of India

    You may be familiar with Mahindra from their U.S. introduction of the Roxor several years ago: Or, if you live in heartland U.S.A., you may be familiar with Mahindra as a tractor manufacturer (they are the largest manufacturer of tractors in the world...
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    Land Rover ideas for Jeeps

    When I lived in London about 15 years ago I got in the habit of reading Land Rover magazines - Land Rover Owner and Land Rover Monthly. I've kept up the subscriptions since then because every issue has something interesting that can apply to Jeeps. Both magazines regularly feature...
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    Review: Auxbeam 8-switch accessory power panel

    From time to time companies contact me and ask me to test or review their products. Auxbeam recently sent me a switch panel to review; I'm pretty impressed with it so I decided to do a thorough writeup. Ths is one of their advertising images: Here's what's in the box: All of the...
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    SEMA 2018

    Because my Jeep was in the show this year I didn't get as much time to explore the rest of the show as I usually do, but I'll post a few photos of things I found interesting this year. I've known Tony Quesada, the Director of Engineering at Cliffride, for several years. He's done some great...
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    JK Overlanding/Spare Carrier Hood?

    Whenever I'm on any kind of expedition, I carry an extra spare. I don't want to have to worry about fixing a flat myself, or disrupting my plans and schedule to find a place to fix it for me. Most of the times I carry the extra spare on the roof... For many years carrying an extra spare...
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    Converting a factory JK/JKU hardtop to modular

    Factory hardtops are awkward - being one piece (ignoring the freedom panels for the moment) they're big, bulky and very hard for one person to lift off or install safely or easily. They can also be very stuffy inside - the side windows are bonded in place and don't open. I think there's a...
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    Trailer Stuff at SEMA 2015

    I'm at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas again this year, so I'll post interesting trailer stuff I run across. Most interesting... Smittybilt is coming out with a trailer. They call it the Recon Overlander. Here are some photos... It's actually pretty nice. There are slides inside for the fridge...
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    Ammo can idea thread

    I'm starting this thread to be a place where people can share the ways they use ammo cans in their Jeeps, share the ideas they have for using them but haven't implemented yet, or ask questions about them or about using them. Ammo cans make great storage containers for Jeeps - they're very...
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    The ultimate cargo slide/tray?

    The title of this thread is a question, not a statement :). I'm looking to build a cargo slide/tray system that can grow in capability as needs evolve. Initially maybe just for a cooler, but over time more cargo, a fridge, maybe some secure storage, maybe a cargo platform above the sliding...
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    Barn Door for JK factory hardtops

    Having the Safari Cab hardtop on my LJ for almost 4 years now, I've really gotten used to the "barn door" on the rear - access to the cargo area is so much easier with a one-operation barn door than it is with the factory two-step hatch/tailgate. The barn door is a fiberglass "upper" that...
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    "TrailTop" modular trailer topper building components

    First some background info: Over the last few years I've designed and built several off-road trailers. Starting with a trailer made from the rear halves of two Jeep tubs (the yellow one below), I decided that project was too hard for the average DIY-er so I designed and built what turned out...
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    Trailer stuff at SEMA

    I'm at the SEMA show in Las Vegas this week so I'll show you a few things I found interesting. Here's a custom-built off-road camp trailer, there may be some ideas here someone could use. Things to see in the first photo: - Roof top tent and awning mounted to the overhead rack - "Fenders"...
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    Fiberglass M416/M100 Military-style Trailer Tub Kit

    I've been working on a new fiberglass trailer kit idea, this one is patterned after the military M100/M416 trailers. Maybe because military-style trailers are so popular among the adventuring, overlanding and off-road crowd, reasonably restorable original military examples are getting very hard...
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    Side-mount Jerry can holders

    Looking for an alternate solution to hanging heavy full Jerry cans off the back of my Jeep, I've designed a side mount Jerry can rack. I know this mounting position might not be ideal for every type of Jeep usage, but for my usage it's perfect. Here are some photos of the prototype. It's...
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    Yet Another Bolt-Together Fiberglass Trailer Kit

    You may be familiar with my first fiberglass trailer design, it's patterned after a Jeep tub: I built that trailer for fun, but designed it so that it could be a production kit. The kit is on the market now, in the size shown above and a longer 6' 6" version. I'm not a vendor, and I'm not...
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    CJ Grille Conversion Kit for the TJ/LJ

    This isn't an expedition-related project, so I'm not doing a build thread for it in this forum like I have with my other projects, but I thought some people might be interested in seeing this anyway... I've been building some custom fiberglass parts that I'm calling a "CJ Grille Conversion kit...
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    Roof top tent on an XJ roof rack?

    I've got a roof top tent that I want to mount on an XJ Cherokee roof rack and I'm trying to decide the best way to adapt the tent to the rack. I know some people mount tents to the drip rails of the XJ, but this XJ roof rack isn't actually on an XJ, it's on the fiberglass Safari Cab on my LJ...
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    Bolt-together fiberglass Jeep-tub trailer kit

    Earlier this year, I built a Jeep-tub trailer from the back halves of two tubs left over from my pickup projects: The trailer has worked out great - I've already got over 2500 miles on it hauling future project parts home. I'm very happy with the end result, but it was a challenging...
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