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What did you do to your TJ today?

JMT

The Jeep Guy
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Ride of the Month Winner
Feb 27, 2017
8,214
Texas Hill Country
I think I'm nuts...

These are my seat bases. Before I put them back together (from foam replacement) I wanted to clean them up. The factory did not put any coating on the seat frames or bases. So...even though they are inside the vehicle and my interior is in really good shape, they are rusty. Just surface rust, no pitting, but fer cryin out loud...Its a Jeep, its gonna get wet. Why there is anything unfinished is beyond me.

Before (passenger side)
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After (Driver's Side)

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No one will ever see these...but I'm spending an inordinate amount of time making these pretty.
Mine are the same way and it drives me nuts. I’ve been wanting to clean them up and paint them for months. When I do my seat heaters, I think I will.
 
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jazngab

TJ apprentice
Supporting Member
Aug 23, 2018
694
Montgomery County, PA, USA
I think I'm nuts...

These are my seat bases. Before I put them back together (from foam replacement) I wanted to clean them up. The factory did not put any coating on the seat frames or bases. So...even though they are inside the vehicle and my interior is in really good shape, they are rusty. Just surface rust, no pitting, but fer cryin out loud...Its a Jeep, its gonna get wet. Why there is anything unfinished is beyond me.

Before (passenger side)
View attachment 71416

After (Driver's Side)

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No one will ever see these...but I'm spending an inordinate amount of time making these pretty.
Im just as OCD. Although I don't think Id go to this length to paint them, the visible parts of the brackets on the front and rear seats I've painted.
 

Mike_H

Rust Belt Heavyweight
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Feb 28, 2017
4,424
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Im just as OCD. Although I don't think Id go to this length to paint them, the visible parts of the brackets on the front and rear seats I've painted.
To be fair, I didn't tear them apart just to paint them. I tore them apart to repair the foam and install seat heaters. I just went down the rabbit hole at that point and painted all the raw steel I could.
 

danof76

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Nov 21, 2018
317
San Antonio, TX
To be fair, I didn't tear them apart just to paint them. I tore them apart to repair the foam and install seat heaters. I just went down the rabbit hole at that point and painted all the raw steel I could.
Hey it’s gotta look good inside and out, right? If you put it back you know it’ll be in poor shape and even if you can’t see it you can’t stand it.

I know the feeling but I was the polar opposite with my JK. I do my best to maintain my TJ. That being said though, I certainly won’t lose any sleep if it gets any scars while off road, it is a Jeep after all.
 
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tacticaltaco

New Member
Dec 14, 2018
14
San Angelo, Texas
Changed the transmission fluid out and put Redline in. Fixed some of my gripes but not all. Overall it seems to run better than before. Also changed out the fluid in the front dif. Still need to change out the rear but ran out of time. Mail man showed up in the middle of everything with my LED headlights so I took a break and got those put in as well.

Overall it was a productive day, hopefully I can get the rear dif done in the next week or two.
 
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rasband

LJR
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Sep 11, 2018
654
Denver, CO
I installed my custombatterycables.com cables, all but the engine ground (the existing nut was turning the bolt from the engine and I ran out of time). Fortunately the existing ground was fine, so that sets up some electrical projects I have planned (floods, spotters, replacing the fogs, wiring the aux fuse block for in-cab accessories).

Hopefully this week I’ll have time to get the loom back in around them and strip out the bad existing fog wiring.
 
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Kiwi TJ

I don't suffer from insanity I enjoy every minute
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May 3, 2016
4,207
Auckland New Zealand
Managed to grab a couple hours in the day to move ahead a lil more on the ammo box console....cut the bottom out of the top one and ground down the edges.
Also swapped out the original center console and put in my 2nd hand shorter one so I can get more measurements on how much more I need to cut.

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blacksun43

Member
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May 25, 2018
38
West Texas
Installed a new Starter and found out what was drawing power when my jeep was turned off. I was turning the key too far back. I found out when I was rewiring my stereo receiver and testing wires. smh.

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