"Lucy! I'm Home!"
At least that's kinda my everyday thought when I wake up to my beautiful Lucy.
I bought my FJ roughly a year ago and have fallen madly in love with it more and more since then. I routinely tinker with it in little ways but nonetheless have the best time doing so. I wanted a light bar for her but couldn't find anything that really suited my fancy. Finally, I found the perfect rack to buy but i wasn't wanting to pay quite that much for a piece of sheet metal with some holes drilled in it so I put my engineering skills together and came up with my light bar. I got it all mounted and followed a light rack wiring thread on here to wire it through my A pillar. I put 4 Hella 500's on it because of the low profile look and the white and black covers that came with them. In the end I ended up spending roughly half of what i would have spent if I were to have bought it and in my opinion it looks perfect haha!
I just ordered a Demello Single Hoop bumper the other day so hopefully that will get in soon! I installed a set of backup lights off of my roof rack today! i couldn't seem to find and lights small enough to fit in the space between the two bars that the roof rack is made out of so off to Wally-World i went for the last stop in town before trying to order some online. Thankfully i found exactly what i was looking for. a set of cheap tiny tiny lights to mount on my roof rack and wire to my backup lights.
I found them on sale too for only $15 bucks a set so i bought an extra set to use as camping lights on the side or just auxiliary lighting for anytime use. I would have bought one more set but sadly... they were out. I installed LED light strips on the interior of the mainly for looks, but the lighting sure does help to light up the interior if i want it to!
I installed a dimmer switch on them to make it less harsh at night so i guess i could drive with them if I wanted.
I put in four strips; two under the dash and two back in the trunk area.
I also put in a red neon light bar back behind my 2 12" Kicker L3's that are run off of a Kicker DX1000 mono-block amp which runs from a Pioneer Avic-U310BT head unit. I bought an actual Pineapple grenade that was in use in WWII but pulled apart and fashioned into a gear shifter
i figured it would match my pineapple grenade valve stem caps!
I haven't had a chance to take her off road yet due to my major fear of scratching the paint :mecry: but oh well! sooner or later I'll get around to it! My next mod is going to be fabbing my own rear tube wrap around bumper for Lucy! I keep telling her that public indecency is illegal.... but she said she won't stop til i make her the bumper... so I guess I should get to it! inklove:
Here's Lucy's newest addition to her wardrobe! personally I think she looks pretty vicious. Notice how the fender wells are tied with wire.
Here's the bumper wings that were fabricated by myself ((Robertson-made) how does that sound? haha) to negate the need to cut out so much of the fender well (plus I think it looks better)
And a close up
The fender well after it was screwed to the wings
I blacked out around my taillights a couple of days ago and painted my FJ symbol on my spare tire cover white
I also painted my shackles and my antenna white too!
I entered Lucy in her first car show and ended up walking out with my first plaque also for 2nd place in the off road division!
After the car show I went home and started painting my rear bumper caps and valence white
I also painted the hoop on my DO bumper white
Lucy got an audio upgrade the other day. I finally got my L3s sold and bought two 10" kicker L7s.
I replaced the door speakers with Kicker ds 6x9 speakers and the dash speakers with Kicker ds3.5"
I made custom mounting plates for the two Kicker ds5.25" speakers mounted right behind the rear doors
I mounted two more Kicker ds3.5" speakers in the rear pillars and made my own custom speaker grills out of bathtub/shower drain covers
I ran the two sets of 3.5" speakers straight off the deck, and the 6x9s and the 5.25s off of the Kicker dx400.4 amp that I mounted on the back of my storage box