What did you do to your TJ today?

I put in new headlights. China LED's as recommended by @TheBoogieman. I picked them up off of his link on evilbay. Plug and play! Hopefully they are as bright as the pictures he has posted. Deer, Elk, Antelope, and other critters are all fair game here at night. Hate to see what a TJ would look like after hitting an elk at 50 mph....

Curious how they will do in snow and ice....meaning if they will ice up or not....

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Thanks Boogieman...
 
Rolled up 170k this afternoon on my daily run to Dyersburg and OL Blue is 19 this month. Time sure flies. When I was 19, I was operating a 40 ton crane for Uncle Sugar's Canoe Club.

Thinking about going to a straight lever on the transfer case shifter. Seems to me like it'd be easier to grab ahold of. The rough plan is to buy a used shifter, take it apart for the lever, heat it up to straighten it, thread the end for a shift knob and swap out the levers. Easy Peasy, what could go wrong?

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Thinking about going to a straight lever on the transfer case shifter. Seems to me like it'd be easier to grab ahold of.
I’ve always wanted a better t-case lever! If not more functional, at least more aesthetically appealing. Keep us posted on what you come up with!
 
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Something like that but I've got a matched set of Ambrosia Maple shift knobs already made up for it. The large one is already on the transmission shifter and the smaller one will go on the T/C shifter.

T/C Shifter Plan version 1.1... I found a new straight lever on Amazon for a TJ as cheap as I could buy a whole used shifter on evil bay. I don't care much for the JK/JL looking knob on it, but I think I have a metal hot glue box with lots of wire down in the shop. Worst case, I weld a M10 bolt onto the end of it to fit the wood shift knob.
 
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Something like that but I've got a matched set of Ambrosia Maple shift knobs already made up for it. The large one is already on the transmission shifter and the smaller one will go on the T/C shifter.

T/C Shifter Plan version 1.1... I found a new straight lever on Amazon for a TJ as cheap as I could buy a whole used shifter on evil bay. I don't care much for the JK/JL looking knob on it, but I think I have a metal hot glue box with lots of wire down in the shop. Worst case, I weld a M10 bolt onto the end of it to fit the wood shift knob.

Let's see those shift knobs, sir...

BTW, I'd love to replace the ugly T-handle on the transmission, but I don't want something that's cheap or gimmicky; that stupid reverse lock-out button is the issue.
 
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Let's see those shift knobs, sir...

BTW, I'd love to replace the ugly T-handle on the transmission, but I don't want something that's cheap or gimmicky; that stupid reverse lock-out button is the issue.

Here ya to. The one on the left is for the transfer case and the one on the right is for the transmission. I just started out with a block of wood chucked up in my drill press and removed the bits that didn't feel like a shift knob. I thought about putting the shift pattern on them, but I know where the gears are hiding out at (most of the time).

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Here ya to. The one on the left is for the transfer case and the one on the right is for the transmission. I just started out with a block of wood chucked up in my drill press and removed the bits that didn't feel like a shift knob. I thought about putting the shift pattern on them, but I know where the gears are hiding out at (most of the time).

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Those look great!
I have the automatic trans, so I’m at a disadvantage.
 
I just started out with a block of wood chucked up in my drill press and removed the bits that didn't feel like a shift knob.

One man's drill press is another man's vertical lathe... :D

A little finish sanding and a few coats of something like Minwax Tung Oil finish, they'll be good to go. Nice work. (y)
 
Took it on a real shakedown run on Denver Creek today out of Pinehurst, ID. Everything worked as it should. Got to use the crap out of my 103:1 final drive ratio and it blew my mind. We ended up at an old abandoned silver mine for lunch and then drove a real tight creek back down to pavement. Still need to get the pics my wife took but I do have a group pic of most of the rigs at the mine.

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All together we were 15 strong. Also some decent art at the mine.
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Today was ball joint/unit bearing and chrome moly axle shaft day, ball joints seemed to be ok but it was apart so the new ones went in. Left side unit bearing had some notchyness to it and the left side axle u-joint is loose and clicks
Good news is it doesn't feel like a wheel is going to come off on rough roads anymore