What did you do to your TJ today?


Viking Jeeper

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Put in some ventilation.

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I think a lot of us would like it if you could report some real data on temperature improvement. I am thinking of it but would probably do a one piece set up similar to what Poison Spyder has. I have cylinder 3 misfire after a short shutdown and I have burned my hands on the hood/prop rod too many times.
 

Welding Goats

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At the risk of sounding like a complete idiot, when you say “drilled through” like completely? I have two bolts that aren’t budging, I haven’t tried heat or welding yet. People keep telling me to drill through them lol
No worries here... Pretty much have already figured out that I am the complete idiot... Good luck with competing with me on that account...

The second to the last one, I was able to finally get the bolt extractor to grab and remove the bolt. On the last one, I was unable to get a bolt extractor to grab hold and ultimately ended up drilling out the bolt to the point that I was able to just move the hinge away and remove the remainder of the bolt with a pair of plyers. Sorry I don’t have a pic of the leftover bolt, pretty sure that will be found down the alley by some advanced culture at some point...

I just kept drilling to try and get an extractor bit to hold until I got to the point that I could tell that I “drilled through” and the hinge was free.

It was a bit unnerving at the time until I remembered that it didn’t really matter if I drilled through the hinge as I was going to replace it anyway.

Hope this helps you and good luck with your project!



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Jamison C

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I used some Penetrol on the faded plastics last week; gas filler bezel and license plate holder. Results were so good that I did the third brake light today and it turned out great. Even cleared up the lens.
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Then of course caught the Jeep during a killer sunset after a wash so I had to take an obligatory photo.
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AndyG

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I used some Penetrol on the faded plastics last week; gas filler bezel and license plate holder. Results were so good that I did the third brake light today and it turned out great. Even cleared up the lens.
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Then of course caught the Jeep during a killer sunset after a wash so I had to take an obligatory photo.
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I bet this is as nice if a green Sahara that can be found....I'm so glad someone got it that knows how to take care of it.
 

AndyG

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I ordered my remaining 3 front Johnny Joints so that I'm all current with no mixed parts at the front axle for my ' 03. @Hog keeps telling me it's 4/20 when I say Joint. He's trying to subvert me or something. TJ's are habit forming enough...so is hanging out with him. He's a great bud, we are constantly playing off each other on ideas. I'm going to see him next week if he lifts the restraining order.

On the gun, @Chief Brohican gave me a nice under seat lock box from Bestop.....and I was putting my checkbook and gun there because I planned to drive it the day my truck was getting the delete work, and they both wouldn't fit..so I put the checkbook in the lock box and set the gun in its holster on top.... something I'd never done.

Now you have another armed lunatic on in Alabama. Actually I still was, keep the Beretta by the bed.

I'm not a gun nut...my son collects some nice stuff, I'm more of a "I'd hate to use it / Lord I hope I never have to/ will in a heartbeat to protect my family" kind of guy . I live in a rural area, fairly nice...but a typical example is my neighbor across the street has been on a downhill slide for 3 decades...I sat in the yard and watched "Cops" til 2 in the morning one night this summer. 7 cars over there I think.

Thankfully I don't have many enemies, just mostly the folks that get on here that want to run 35's on a 4 cylinder and snorkels.

Remember , peace is that quiet time when everyone is reloading.
 

TheBoogieman

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I used some Penetrol on the faded plastics last week; gas filler bezel and license plate holder. Results were so good that I did the third brake light today and it turned out great. Even cleared up the lens.


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Looks like you bent a rear flare with those cracks. I didn't set up my rear bump stops correctly and bashed a tire into my Sahara flare. Cost me $100 to have it painted to match perfectly.
 
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Cjames44

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Well after the vent install I can say that the engine temp sticks right at 210. It does not fluctuate as much as before, which wasn't much to begin with. The transmission tunnel is way cooler. It could be because I turned the extra two vents on the center to face forward. As far as opening the hood, hot is hot. I can open it without burning my hand, but I never tried before the vents. There is plenty of heat escaping the hood now. So I have more confidence that I'm at least saving wiring and components from too much heat.

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scottgraham

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Went to my favorite parking spot (Tractor Supply Company) to look for some cheap tools on sale. I might hit up Harbor Freight later for a one person brake bleeding pump. It sucks not having someone around to pump the brakes.View attachment 190434
I plan on getting those spring loaded zerks.
 
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Jamison C

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I bet this is as nice if a green Sahara that can be found....I'm so glad someone got it that knows how to take care of it.
Thanks Andy! Once you get closer the imperfections really start to show. It’s definitely a 5’ vehicle.

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Looks like you bent a rear flare with those cracks. I didn't set up my rear bump stops correctly and bashed a tire into my Sahara flare. Cost me $100 to have it painted to match perfectly.
Damage from the PO. He wheeled it pretty good before I got it and all of the flares were in pretty rough shape all around. I’m ok with it though because I don’t worry about getting scratches like I would if they were perfect 👍