What did you do to your TJ today?


Ephry73

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Got this in the mail today. Will have to wait until I have a few days off

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Westtown Willy

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finally set up my door hangers, I bought these hinges sometime over the winter with this project in mind but other stuff just kept coming up, but today was the day. Super cheap, I think they're around $11 a pair, much cheaper than the pre-made door hanger gizmos.

Started off by moving my old homemade shelf that I keep all my automotive crap on, in this photo it was originally to the right up against the wall as close to the garage door as possible. I used the cloth half doors as a guide to figure out where to mount the bolts. Once I had them loosely mounted, I put the half doors on for more rigidity & tightened them up, then the full Monty with the big doors to be sure, worked well:

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I used two inch bolts:

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This was a helluva project, I had around half a ton of wood pellets on a pallet in that corner, had to move all that first then pull everything off these shelves to move it over to its new home, then all the work to install the hinges (seemed like I picked up the doors 100 times before it was all over...).

But, something didn't look right so I had a beer & contemplated

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came back in & decided the entire assembly had to move along the other wall (not shown but I already had half the crap back on the shelves which all had to come back off). Also with the tremendous weight of the full steel doors it was contorting the entire shelf which was now leaning to the right so I had to affix that cross-brace 2x4 on the back, thing is straight as an arrow & rigid as hell now:
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once again all the Jeep crap is back on the shelves, doors up off the floor for the first time in 5 years. Those hinges will never get a break, once winter hits they'll be holding up the halfies

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part of the reason for doing this was a whole garage overhaul, cleaning & so forth. The other half is still a disaster, I'll tackle that tomorrow. Or next year, too soon to tell 😁

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RFAASRMA

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Finally installed a no name Zeak winch. It had good reviews and I’m cheap which hopefully won’t come back to bite me. The install was quick and easy enough. The biggest hurdle was a tight gap between the frame and bumper but I used a die grinder bit to expand the holes just enough to get the bolts through. Everything works fine so far but time will tell.

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RFAASRMA

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Finally installed a no name Zeak winch. It had good reviews and I’m cheap which hopefully won’t come back to bite me. The install was quick and easy enough. The biggest hurdle was a tight gap between the frame and bumper but I used a die grinder bit to expand the holes just enough to get the bolts through. Everything work fine so far but time will tell if this is a mistake. I’ll tension it tomorrow before trying anything with it.

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TheBoogieman

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Waited patiently for FedEx to deliver the rest of my cans of Eastwood to finish the inside of the frame before it rains all week. "Out for delivery" turned in to "Returned to facility for inspection." Apparently the idiots damaged the package beyond repair. After watching a driver unload my mounted 35" tires and wheels by rolling them over packages in the back of the truck instead of picking them up, I see how it might have happened.:rolleyes:
 

Fishtaco

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Waited patiently for FedEx to deliver the rest of my cans of Eastwood to finish the inside of the frame before it rains all week. "Out for delivery" turned in to "Returned to facility for inspection." Apparently the idiots damaged the package beyond repair. After watching a driver unload my mounted 35" tires and wheels by rolling them over packages in the back of the truck instead of picking them up, I see how it might have happened.:rolleyes:
Deliveries can make or break a weekend plans, there are just so many more yesterdays than tomorrows and deliveries always seem to be tomorrow lol
 

BigE11034

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Friday night I finally completed the install of my pro comp two inch springs to replace the old two inch BB the previous owner installed. Also pulled all of the tie rods while I was in there so hopefully I can get the new parts installed today. While putting in the lift I also noticed that the ball joints appear to be shot. Good excuse to spend money on more parts. Today I will be changing my diff fluid and inspecting all of the internals. I have a weird tin can sound coming from the front end somewhere that I’ve had for almost three years. I replaced the catalytic converters because I was sure that was it. Hopefully I’ll find the source.
 

Alance323

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Busy day today! Just picked up this 99 about a month ago. Cleaned up the fenders with Penetrol, replaced a faulty turn signal switch (high beams came on every time I turned right), figured out a way to hang my hard top under my deck (row home with no garage made that interesting) and finally got to see my Jeep topless.
Soft top goes on tomorrow, wish me luck!

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Soft top went on today. Rampage complete kit. Did it solo and have never worked with any type of soft top before but all in all went well and I love the look. Had this Jeep for about a month and have yet to truly take it out and enjoy it but with where it’s at today I’m pretty damn happy and ready to do so.