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I picked up a JK fire extinguisher shelf from GraBarsUSA that does not take up too much space. It secures using the exiting hard top bolts/screws so no drilling needed.  I picked a 4 lb ABC dry chem extinguisher that fits great. Where the shelf sits the extinguisher is easily accessible. The only thing that rattled  was the handle and it drove me a little nuts, I have remedied that. 😃

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It sits nicely behind the back drivers side seat.

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I also picked up an iClever Jump Starter that can be used for everything from jump starting a dead Jeep or car and charging/running other devices.

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And because it is hotter than Hades here I decided to get some Hothead Headliners with Sound Assassin Strips minus the side panels. So far so good on these, when it is one million degrees anything helps. 🤣  The pics aren't so great but i can only bend so far.

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looks like some great practical mods. starting to get custom!

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Marty, can you let me know how those roof panels do. I have been thinking of getting some. Thanks john

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3 hours ago, johnpa said:

Marty, can you let me know how those roof panels do. I have been thinking of getting some. Thanks john

 

@johnpa - i've had that same brand in my JK for at least a couple years now and they haven't sagged or anything. they seem to really help the A/C keep up on those hotter days.

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8 hours ago, theksmith said:

 

@johnpa - i've had that same brand in my JK for at least a couple years now and they haven't sagged or anything. they seem to really help the A/C keep up on those hotter days.

@johnpa I second what Kristoffer said. I have only had them in a few weeks and I notice a difference. I am glad I added the "Sound Assassin" strips too,  they help keep the inside a little quieter.

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Gathering up my recovery gear.

 

I bought an ARB 30' Snatch Strap last year so this is a little delayed.

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Added a couple of soft shackles to the mix recently.

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I also added a Rhino Shackle Hitch Receiver as an added rear recovery point.

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I gave my Rubi  a bath and a mini detail.  I bought me a Meguair's DA buffer that attaches to my drill and went after the doors as a test for now.  I know it can be counter productive but I like her clean when possible.  It did okay at hiding the pin stripes until she gets dirty again. 🙂 I do have a deeper gouge down the passenger side that I need to get after eventually if at all.  After I finished that up I went over it with some Chemical Guys Synthetic Detailer to remove any left over gunk. I found that product in Gadget's build thread, thanks  @theksmith for for the link. 

 

Now onto the next dusty trail/adventure!  

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I decided to go after my now gray fenders and bumpers. I am a glutton for punishment I suppose. 😆

 

I got my hands on a  Mothers Back-to-Black Heavy Duty Trim Cleaner Kit and got to work. Things look better than before, I was not expecting to get back to the new look just an improvement.  Things are definitely cleaner so I am happy for now.  I am going to see what happens after a dusty run then a wash before I do any further clean up/maintenance. 

 

Rear bumper.

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Front bumper.

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Front fender before.

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Front fender after.

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I finally got my "Angled Down" Sliders/Rails/Steps from  Rock Hard 4X4 so my Rubi Rails are off and set aside for now. My wife is short and needs a boost to get in so these should help her out.  The step only hangs down a little past the rail. I am not into rock crawling so I think I should be good.

 

Install wasn't as easy as the folks on the you tubes and even the vendor made it look of course. 🤣 I did have to drill out a few of the pinch seam holes to round them out/make room. That is mentioned in the instructions a possibility so it was no big deal.  The sliders use a bigger "bolt" through the pinch seam holes than stock is why, it also helps with the alignment a little.  There were a few other challenges with the install,  body bolts  and "washers" that were kind of expected.

 

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