What did you do to your TJ today?

Still at it ....gettin’ dumber by the minute

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Me and the dogs are supervisin’

Bo- close up

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Buddy the Heeler - awesome dog
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Roscoe-he likes to sit on your foot and lean back on ya’

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Bo often crosses his legs ...really pretty dog

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All great work and looking good with the upgrades!

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Please wipe down the frame and axles with mineral spirits (hit them with a wire wheel if you can, but perfect isn't the focus here) and hit them with some flat black Rustoleum. Stop the cancer that's already growing... That doesn't look bad for Canada, but it looks like it's about to go metastatic quickly... If you can't go fully after it to remove the scale and prime/paint/clear, at least inhibit the cancer. Please.

This is a message from your future self... ;)

🙂👍. That work is indeed on the to-do list. I was fortunate to rescue this LJ in time enough that the frame is fully solid yet. Going forward it'll not participate in the annual salt festival anymore. Time allowing the frame rust remediation I hope to have done by the end of this season. Gotta spread my time out wisely among the fleet members with special focus on my better half's Jeeps!
 
Nearly burned my daughter's jeep to the ground just now.

It's been in the garage not driving for the last little bit, doing the stereo (I was slow and not motivated due to the rainy weather & other competing interests). Go to start it today, battery is dead. So I go to jump it off my Lexus. Here's the thing, the battery terminals aren't labeled, and by now you know where this story is headed. One of the terminals has a black cover, although that cover wasn't on the terminal, it was hanging off to the side of the battery, So I think "black cover, gotta be the negative terminal."

I hook it all up and i know something is wrong because the headlights didn't turn on in her jeep. Then she goes "dad something is smoking!!" And she wasn't kidding. I ripped the cables off the jeep battery and prayed that the smoke circuit would finish up ...for a hot second I debated getting the fire extinguisher.

Anyway, that's when I figured out that the black terminal cover has a small red (+) on the other side. Luckily no damage done. I'll do a more thorough inspection of the wiring in that area, but it seems like we're ok for right now. Once corrected, it fired up no problem and we drove it for a little while.

Buy these
https://www.amazon.com/Fastronix-Military-Battery-Terminal-Covers/dp/B01068FSJI/?tag=wranglerorg-20

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Clay bar the hood,

20 years i’ve had this jeep, first time i’ve done it. the paint is so smooth again. it was starting to feel like 2400 grit sand paper

I don't think people go through the effort to clay bar because of the whole "lipstick on a pig" mantra for rust buckets. I love how glassy smooth and protected the Jeep looks when all cleaned up ... and mine's rust-free. Hmm, they may have something to do with each other now that I think about it. I look forward to cruising around in 2050 in my 2006 rust-free, cared for LJ.

I'm a little behind now: I know there's clay bar products that are synthetic and I haven't even dove into ceramic coatings at all.
 
Clay bar the hood,

20 years i’ve had this jeep, first time i’ve done it. the paint is so smooth again. it was starting to feel like 2400 grit sand paper

So I don't know this clay bar. Is my 2004 LJ clear coated? Does clay bar polish the finish like polishing compound with a power polisher and lambs wool bonnet? What is this clay bar?
 
So I don't know this clay bar. Is my 2004 LJ clear coated? Does clay bar polish the finish like polishing compound with a power polisher and lambs wool bonnet? What is this clay bar?
Yes yours has clear coat. Clay bar removes the contamination from the paint so you can wax or graphite coat it.
 
I washed my Jeep yesterday. Then I started it and got the P0301 code. Let it dry overnight, code is still there, but it runs good. I've read the posts. Have the valve cleaner chem on the way and drove it like I stole it for a while this a.m.
 
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Managed to salvage the zipper I busted a while ago on my brand new roof. Somehow (my impatience) the track had gotten turn around backwards inside of the slides. So I removed the metal slide stop at the end, took the slides off, and little by little got the track set back in its proper position. Couldn't get the slides on at first because of the way the zipper was folded but I just trimmed a little fabric off and was able to get 'em. Clamped the slide stop back on and saved myself a cool 150$.