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Old 05-03-2015, 06:18 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

drove 5 hours yesterday so i gave her a quick wash and very quick front end detail.

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Old 05-03-2015, 07:46 PM
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Took her in to get its scheduled 20,000 mile service. They did some recalls with the service, but didn't update my maps in my navigation


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Old 05-03-2015, 08:22 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Technically, it was yesterday, but I took the Jeep out to take some beauty shots, one of which is in my signature below.

The one in my signature is a replacement I took at the same location as a shot I previously snapped with my phone. This time, I had my DSLR with me and the necessary filters for taking shots in bright sun:





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Old 05-04-2015, 02:50 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

At one point, I had looked into the idea of finding a frame mounted storage box that could mount below the spare tire well for tool storage. Unfortunately, it appears the closest thing only exists for pickups and it's unlikely I could adapt that and feel safe with it under there.

The next option was to find a way to maximize the space in the spare tire well, in particular, inside the spare tire rim. The big piece of foam holding the tire changing tools wasn't going to cut it.

I sifted through my ample collection of various sized tool bags I've collected to find the best fit. None made really good use of the space. I was literally fitting a square peg into a round hole.

I began researching round bags. I thought I had a good line on a round tool bag, but it appears to no longer be made. My search continued until I started to think carefully about what might be round, need to be transported and need the protection of a padded bag.

That's when it hit me: drum roll, please.....a drum case! More specifically, a snare drum case.

After consulting a few musician friends, I settled on a 14"x5.5" snare drum case made by a company called "Protection Racket". From what I can tell, they make cases that even pros rely on. I figured if it could protect a snare drum on the road, it would protect both my tools and the inside of the spare tire rim.

Because it's one big compartment, I bought a few small zippered tool pouches for small tools so they wouldn't rattle around loose in the bag.

Here is the case with the tools in it, which include the following:

- Socket set (inch and mm) with additional spark plug socket and other common deep sockets
- Compact 4 way lug wrench
- Several screw drivers
- Adjustable wrench
- Needle nose pliers
- Hex keys
- Tow rope
- Ratchet straps (pair)
- Star bits
- Large and small utility snap knives
- Electrical tape
- Zip ties



The bag fits nicely inside the rim of the spare tire. It's a bit tight due to the rather robust carry handle, but it does slide in there with little trouble. The height is no more than an inch above the height of the tire, which keeps it below the level of the loading floor over it. Nothing is going to be squashed.



I had previously bought an inexpensive door mat (all of about $2.50 at the Home Depot) to provide something to kneel or lay on when making repairs or changing a tire on the side of the road...probably in the rain...likely in the rain...definitely in the rain...

It lays over the bag and the tire.



Finally, here is the cargo area all closed up. Nothing to see here, folks....move along...these are not the tools you're looking for....



Unfortunately, the stock jack won't fit. The only way it will is at the angle provided by the foam block. So, I guess I have an excuse to buy a bottle jack that will work much, much better. That should fit in one of the bins around the tire once I move some stuff around.
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Wow, great idea!
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:16 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

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The next option was to find a way to maximize the space in the spare tire well, in particular, inside the spare tire rim. The big piece of foam holding the tire changing tools wasn't going to cut it.


Fancy. I just used a canvas bag and shoved everything in there.

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Old 05-04-2015, 08:49 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

I clearly don't carry enough stuff in my trunk!


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Old 05-04-2015, 09:21 PM
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Re: What did you do to your WK2 today?

Well I went ahead and added some badges. It was against my better judgement but curiosity got the better of me. Especially since I have removed every single badge except for the Overland badge and changed tailgate badge to black. Also went ahead and put one on the interior dash door. I think it looks pretty good as I cannot stand that champagne colored trim. Took a few pics also at Walgreens parking lot had to get a Mother's Day card for a great mom. Let me know what you think of the emblems. As I'am not sure if the tailgate one is staying on. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1431035153.961254.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1431035165.408815.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1431035176.462610.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1431035190.561906.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1431035200.595618.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1431035212.346412.jpgImageUploadedByJeepGarage1431035223.397118.jpg


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Old 05-07-2015, 06:14 PM
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Meh....regarding the emblem on your console door. It just looks outta place but maybe one has to get used to it.


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Old 05-07-2015, 06:42 PM
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Meh....regarding the emblem on your console door. It just looks outta place but maybe one has to get used to it.


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Yes agreed looking at the pics does not really look so good. But when you are in the drivers seat looks much better than the pics project. One of those things that you have to see in person.
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