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I'll be a little easier to spot now. I stopped by Dirty Parts and talked to some guy named Larry. It's official - I know way too many guys named Larry.

So, as I swap out my bad ScanGauge II for a good one, we get to talking. Well, as we are talking, Larry has my entire attention. It's hard not to pay complete attention to someone with his knowledge level. But as I'm talking to him, unbeknownst to me, there is a conspiracy afoot!

It seems as the Bandi mount, 4 foot Firestik, and a couple of other goodies got my credit card number and stowed away in the back of my FJ. When I got home, I became aware of this conspiracy. However, since I had the time, I went ahead and installed the conspirators. So, that's where the "easier to spot" thing comes in.

I gotta stay away from places like Dirty Parts....those places will bring about my eventual untimely demise....



Better pics of the FJ without the new antenna:

Clean:


As it SHOULD be:


As it SHOULDN'T be:


Night shot:


Latest pic, with credit to Dom:

 

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you made that 4' firestick look like 6. how are larry's prices for the cb stuff?
 
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They're OK. $150 for the Bandi mount, antenna, spring mount, quick-release and 18' coax cable. I already have the CB, bought a Midland hand-held for $80 from Walmart. I had a magnetic mounted antenna, but after I used it once at Mojave Trail, I lost the stoopid thing. So, just perma-mount it!!
 

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Very Nice Dave! Ezier for mee to spot you now!
 
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Well, I started the thread for the antenna mount, but since the section is supposed to be about the whole rig and not just a tiny part of it, I'll expand....

2007 4X2 Black Diamond FJ Cruiser. I bought it as a strippy. It had a single CD player, LSD, 17" alloys, all weather mats/spare cover and convenience group 1. Nuthin else. So far I've added....

Take-off FJammer, 6" Bazooka Tube subwoffer/iPod hookup (Thanks JT Cruiser), OEM take-off running boards (to be replaced with sliders in the future), OEM take-off 4X4 front springs/shocks (Thanks Arien), Toyota high-pitched horn (thanks TRDSource), ScanGauge II (thanks cruiserlarry), Midland hand-held CB, Firestik 4' antenna on a Bandi Mount (thanks again, cruiserlarry). Pics of the WHOLE truck later.

What I WANNA do, if I win the lottery, a distant rich relative leaves me his fortune, or all of the stars align and the junk I have pack-ratted over the years becomes the latest Furby or Pet Rock....

3" OME lift, BF Goodrich all-terrains, decent skids, All-Pro bumper/winch combo, Gobi Stealth rack, an assorted array of off-road lighting, all on a new Sandstorm 4X4. Mrs FJDave (mrs IMachU) wants the black FJ (gotta love her!!)
 

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I tried to talk my wife into a new Sandstorm as well....She opted for the BMW 335i hard top convertible...She said she didn't need a 4x4...So I told her fine, you can have my 2wd instead....Well, I did'nt get my way.

"Betty" is looking good, Dave.
 

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IMachU said:
Pics added in 1st post
When do we get to take it out and get it stuck again? ;D
 
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When do we get to take it out and get it stuck again? ;D
I'm hoping I can get away pretty soon for a local run. This weekend is shot as I have oral boards and OT on Saturday, and you know I work Sundays. Friday a friend is coming over to help with another project I have going. But my FJ is wayyy too clean for my tastes. A little mud may fix that right up. And I'm hoping that on the 15th (2 weeks), my wife will have something automotive-related wrapped up in some really cool b-day wrapping for me :D If not, I wanna have a GTG at my place with a few FJ folks for a small par-tay/BBQ.
 

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Nice pics Dave! Ooooooo Sandstorm!
 
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I'm proud of my pinstriping! Every one of them earned the hard way in Mojave!
 

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I think your Rig would look cool with white doors, someone should Photoshop it and post here. BTW, I believe there is a front skid for you (gratis)
 
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