Vector Off-Road Full Width E-Dock Install

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Just finished installing my Vector Off-road E-Dock. I love the dock and think it’s awesome. I wasn’t a huge fan of some of the install details, so.. I did it a little different. I think it looks awesome. I have attached some pics. The part I wasn’t a huge fan of was the removal and discarding of the vent covers. It leaves a big hole in the dash once removed. So I modified the vent covers so they could be reattached. It turned out really good I think.
Let me know your thoughts.

Sorry, pictures posted all out of order.

Also here is a link if you like the product!

https://vectoroffroad.com/collections/jl-wrangler-products/products/jl-tube-dockbar

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Very well done!
 

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Just finished installing my Vector Off-road E-Dock. I love the dock and think it’s awesome. I wasn’t a huge fan of some of the install details, so.. I did it a little different. I think it looks awesome. I have attached some pics. The part I wasn’t a huge fan of was the removal and discarding of the vent covers. It leaves a big hole in the dash once removed. So I modified the vent covers so they could be reattached. It turned out really good I think.
Let me know your thoughts.

Sorry, pictures posted all out of order.

Also here is a link if you like the product!

https://vectoroffroad.com/collections/jl-wrangler-products/products/jl-tube-dockbar

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great job and it looks great and to be honest if you hadn't told me i wouldn't have guessed you made that modification... roughly how long did it take to install including the vent mods? what did you use for the cutting of the vent pieces? You should tell vector to hire you as they could have provided new inserts...
 
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great job and it looks great and to be honest if you hadn't told me i wouldn't have guessed you made that modification... roughly how long did it take to install including the vent mods? what did you use for the cutting of the vent pieces? You should tell vector to hire you as they could have provided new inserts...
Thanks DCBlake, I appreciate your comments. I cut the vent inserts using a Dremel tool with a cutting wheel (low speed) too fast of a speed and it will just make a melted goo of a mess. The vent modification took about 10-15 minutes extra. I did not mess with the windshield at all. Which saved me a bunch of time. I’m guessing it was about 30-40 minutes tops to completely install.

Edit: Wife swears it was an hour but she didn’t see the beer breaks
 

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Just finished installing my Vector Off-road E-Dock. I love the dock and think it’s awesome. I wasn’t a huge fan of some of the install details, so.. I did it a little different. I think it looks awesome. I have attached some pics. The part I wasn’t a huge fan of was the removal and discarding of the vent covers. It leaves a big hole in the dash once removed. So I modified the vent covers so they could be reattached. It turned out really good I think.
Let me know your thoughts.

Sorry, pictures posted all out of order.

Also here is a link if you like the product!

https://vectoroffroad.com/collections/jl-wrangler-products/products/jl-tube-dockbar

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what an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. It’s all in the details. Love it. I hope you don’t mind but I’d like to do This to my vector bar. Good project for this weekend!
 
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what an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. It’s all in the details. Love it. I hope you don’t mind but I’d like to do This to my vector bar. Good project for this weekend!
You kidding, I don’t mind at all. I love my Jeep and like to keep it looking the best I can. I figure I’m not Alone in that, which is why I shared. If you end up having any questions feel free to ask.
 

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You kidding, I don’t mind at all. I love my Jeep and like to keep it looking the best I can. I figure I’m not Alone in that, which is why I shared. If you end up having any questions feel free to ask.

OkayI I just got my new dash vent pieces in the mail and ready to do this. It looks like you cut the sides down to the point where it began to narrow or there is a lip? does that sound about right?

Oh and this was a good excuse to buy a new Milwaukee rotary tool and Dremel attachments!
 

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Yes I cut right along the edge where it starts to narrow. It made a great edge to follow as I was cutting. I recommend using a low speed, as the plastic tends to melt a bit depending on the type of blade you use.

Just finished the vent mod install. Looks great! Vector should pay you for your idea and include it in their instructions. I never thought/paid attention to the gap in the dash vent. But once I saw your idea I just had to do it.
 

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That’s awesome STQgunner, I’m glad it was helpful. I did share the link with Vector off-road, to share the idea! Makes a huge difference in my opinion on how well it looks overall installed.

Yes a HUGE difference. I walk out into the garage just to look at it - seriously it makes such a difference. Enjoy your 4th of July
 

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