What did you do to your TJ today?


THEREALJIM

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Been on a staycation for the last week so I've been doing odd projects and what not. Finally got my garage painted so the LJ has nice living accommodations

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Yesterday was a perfect weather day to shine and chrome the rig so I got that knocked out. Today's hopeful project is to get some jack stands and finally undercoat the new front fenders. May also get the frame drain holes drilled today or tomorrow.

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MountaineerTom

LJ Enthusiast, Retired USAF Weapons Loader
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Tcase shifter extension. Some of my local spots I am constantly going back and fourth from 2 d to 4hi and lo. Got sick of reaching down. This paired with the savvy linkage is smooth. I need to touch up my shaft and come up with a better way to hide threads.

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Maybe some black heat shrink over the threaded area you want covered?
 

John Cooper

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Bryant, AL.
Well I finished putting in the rear lower control arm bushings today, took it for a test drive and no more rear steer!!!! Still need to replace the rear uppers(for piece of mind) then move to the front upper and lowers. Also the rear track bar bushings too. Thanks to @AndyG for putting up with my text all the time(now he knows how @Hog feels :ROFLMAO: ) thanks for all the help this forum and its member are!!!!!
 

AndyG

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Well I finished putting in the rear lower control arm bushings today, took it for a test drive and no more rear steer!!!! Still need to replace the rear uppers(for piece of mind) then move to the front upper and lowers. Also the rear track bar bushings too. Thanks to @AndyG for putting up with my text all the time(now he knows how @Hog feels :ROFLMAO: ) thanks for all the help this forum and its member are!!!!!
I'd text @Hog a lot more if he would lift the restraining order on me.

Back to fitting my new half doors. I've wanted these for so long , thank @Hog, I owe you again man.

John, text any time and ride over this way soon.

@samwisegrimmjeep is over that way in DeSoto today.

Got some pics of my '03 under a big flag today. Pretty neat.

Y'all take care.
 

Renegade360

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Jun 3, 2019
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Western NC
Ist gear set I've done since the late 90s. Dana 44 getting .008 backlash. I think its decent, but looking for second opinion.

Daughters new tj had trashed spider gears and bearings. Tooth fell off the pinion when it came out. So complete rebuild we go.

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John Cooper

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Bryant, AL.
I'd text @Hog a lot more if he would lift the restraining order on me.

Back to fitting my new half doors. I've wanted these for so long , thank @Hog, I owe you again man.

John, text any time and ride over this way soon.

@samwisegrimmjeep is over that way in DeSoto today.

Got some pics of my '03 under a big flag today. Pretty neat.

Y'all take care.

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AndyG

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Thanks John for posting that.

What really thrilled me was it's rare to find the right color, good condition and low price. Thanks again @Hog. I'd about quit looking.

I picked up some 1/4 black abs sheeting at a surplus store today to make door panels, put plastic plugs in the key holes with silicone, I' ll never need keys with no uppers , siliconed the weatherstrip the upper halves typically hold down, buffed them out and touched up any nicks. They need hardly any adjustment.



I'm at a bonfire in RC, can't beat a Jeep for good outdoor fun.

Missed the LJR in Raleigh, sold instantly.

Life goes on.
 
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Hog

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Thanks John for posting that.

What really thrilled me was it's rare to find the right color, good condition and low price. Thanks again @Hog. I'd about quit looking.

I picked up some 1/4 black and sheeting at a surplus store today to make door panels, put plastic plugs in the key holes with silicone, I ll never need keys with no uppers , silicones the weatherstrip the upper halves typically hold down, buffed them out and touched up any nicks. They need hardly any adjustment.



I'm at a bonfire in RC, can't beat a Jeep for good outdoor fun.

Missed the LJR in Raleigh, sold instantly.

Life goes on.
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I’m at one also:)
 

HuckleberryTJ

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SW Florida
If I ever meet anyone from this forum in person, they're going to want to know why I'm driving a junky Jeep instead of the one in my avatar, LOL.
A "Clueless" reference might be lost on all you guys, but I call my Jeep a full-on Monet because she looks great from far away, but up close she's a hot mess.
 

GEEP4ME

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Jan 3, 2019
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near Kansas City
One of the first things I did after buying my TJ, was replace the melted blower motor speed switch. Went aftermarket. It's worked, but has felt.....like a child's playhouse oven switch. Vague feeling, lots of play between clicks/notches. Bought an oem off ebay and put it in, since I already have the dash apart for the hard top wiring. Nice, definitive clicks, no sloppiness. Money well spent.

Worked on the hard top wiring. Got the rear defrost switch hooked up the other day. Timer circuit works like it should. Today I got the tub wiring hooked up. Rear dome light works. Need to tidy up some stuff before checking the wiper/washer. Have a couple oem rocker switches I'm going to swap the custom rocker switch rockers (dome light cutout and blower motor cutout) onto so they're backlit. Full set of LEDs installed in half the switches so far. Have the aux double switch pod mod done. Epoxied some makeshift mounting tabs for the top of the center stack bezel near the defrost vent where the originals were long gone.

Rain should be gone by morning, so we'll see what I can get done before heading to my parents before lunch.
 
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