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Title: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Jeep Freak on February 01, 2019, 07:22:46 AM
 :wrench


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 02, 2019, 02:16:08 PM
Took the 3a out for a drive and then a photoshoot

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It was hard to find places without houses or cars in the shots.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 02, 2019, 02:16:45 PM
Oh and I tinkered with the idle setting on the EFI I put on the Scrambler.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: GOTOMAN on February 02, 2019, 02:38:35 PM
Very nice Dain, I didnt touch mine today :(


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Ta Tonka on February 03, 2019, 07:27:26 AM
Got her dirty running the fire roads in the Rapidan up near camp Hoover. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190203/9b26508e7967865f3265d6349f9d50dc.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: unl1mtd on February 03, 2019, 09:12:51 AM
Well thatís not good.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: ogre45 on February 03, 2019, 10:54:43 AM
Washed it. Then put the tire carrier spacer on it and installed the brake light relocation bracket I got from DAMTALL. Now I'm able to put the Firestick CB antenna on. But I think I am gonna switch to a 3ft Firestick now that this one is on.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 03, 2019, 12:58:31 PM
Well thatís not good.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190203/2890237e04d1a0539087b1db1769b076.jpg)

Leak?  Or just low?


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: unl1mtd on February 03, 2019, 01:00:13 PM
Well thatís not good.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190203/2890237e04d1a0539087b1db1769b076.jpg)

Leak?  Or just low?


Leak. I got to look at a diagram and figure out what to order. Looks like the low pressure line.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 03, 2019, 01:01:46 PM
Well thatís not good.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190203/2890237e04d1a0539087b1db1769b076.jpg)

Leak?  Or just low?


Leak. I got to look at a diagram and figure out what to order. Looks like the low pressure line.

That stinks. Hope it is as easy of a job as it is on a CJ. But somehow doubt it.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: nosigma on February 03, 2019, 04:10:34 PM
Sold the little red 4 cyl TJ.  Sigh ;(
Sad.

It was the car my daughter learned to drive on.  Tears with understanding on her part.

Bone stock and more fun on Flagpole than the XJ is on rock creek.

I am really going to miss it.  

Going to a nice home. It will teach two more kids to drive stick and then retire to Nantuckett to be used as a summer beach Jeep.  Not thrilled about "salt life/death" but it will make some good memories there.

John


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Jeepsnbuses on February 03, 2019, 04:19:04 PM
Finally a nice day. First top-down cruise this Jeep has seen in probably close to a decade.

(https://www.imgur.com/9hfYtiK.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Dropkick on February 03, 2019, 04:58:22 PM
Washed it for the first time in months


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 03, 2019, 09:50:01 PM
Washed it for the first time in months


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Me too!  There were a ton of greasy hand prints on the fenders after replacing the valve cover gasket and installing the efi.

Oh and I wanted to knock off as much of the salty crap off of the bottom.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 03, 2019, 09:50:30 PM
Sold the little red 4 cyl TJ.  Sigh ;(
Sad.

It was the car my daughter learned to drive on.  Tears with understanding on her part.

Bone stock and more fun on Flagpole than the XJ is on rock creek.

I am really going to miss it.  

Going to a nice home. It will teach two more kids to drive stick and then retire to Nantuckett to be used as a summer beach Jeep.  Not thrilled about "salt life/death" but it will make some good memories there.

John

Congrats?  I know you will miss it.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: majestek12 on February 04, 2019, 09:01:04 AM
Sold the little red 4 cyl TJ.  Sigh ;(
Sad.

It was the car my daughter learned to drive on.  Tears with understanding on her part.

Bone stock and more fun on Flagpole than the XJ is on rock creek.

I am really going to miss it.  

Going to a nice home. It will teach two more kids to drive stick and then retire to Nantuckett to be used as a summer beach Jeep.  Not thrilled about "salt life/death" but it will make some good memories there.

John

Sad, but a good home indeed. I'll make sure Dave keeps in touch   :wrench


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Rken1288 on February 04, 2019, 05:45:13 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190204/eba574925081810ac80d849cca4a7941.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190204/1c3478110fedbe2cc2cf03486b2b8155.jpg)
Added a permanent 3rd LED third brake light for those pesty inspections.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: mopar31898 on February 04, 2019, 07:41:03 PM
 :wrench Fresh oil change.  Emptied my catch can.  Then I washed to 2 pounds of salt the highway department left of my Jeep. :mrgreen


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Ta Tonka on February 04, 2019, 07:46:59 PM
Metalcloak Control arms tonight. Iím Beginning to believe that a giant ratchet strap might be one of the more important additions to a jeepers tool chest that can be purchased(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190205/4e6748bbcc74bf161876eb92f4e4cf71.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: BlueKJ on February 04, 2019, 09:49:03 PM
Worked on getting my sway bar links to fit better. Was able to get the bolt to be straight and the link away from rubbing on the sway bar making an annoying squeak. Heated the ends of the sway bar and bent them a little to make it all work. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190205/da9ae566ad882aabef32fd12d2ae4bc3.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190205/32fae81b731c2a39ee3590192d3dbb95.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: smileyT on February 04, 2019, 10:47:36 PM
Washed, waxed, and detailed!


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Dropkick on February 06, 2019, 08:22:28 AM
took the freedom panels off  for my drive home from work


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 07, 2019, 09:57:27 PM
Tool a few minutes at lunch to tweak my tuning of the sniper. Glad I did. No more screaming or erratic idle. I think the real test will be in the morning when I leave for work. I have been stalling every day. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: RFH_98TJ on February 08, 2019, 09:05:40 AM
Finished re-flattening my oil pan skid that was pretty much pretzeled up but did save the oil pan.  Funny story - I use the I-beam in my house and a large bottle jack to make an upside down hydraulic press then finish with a BFH.  I then welded a piece of 18" long 1/4" x 2" angle iron down the driver's side to hopefully make it stronger.  It's a Warn brand but it is only 1/8".  I was also happy that I have finally figured out my new/used welder and it's settings and laid down some pretty nice beads.  It's a Lincoln 135 110v MIG/flux.  I MIG welded all the way around so water won't get in between the skid and iron - at least that's the plan.  If the weather is good enough I might get it re-installed this weekend.

Note to self: never buy 1/8" skids - get 3/16".


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: zuke on February 08, 2019, 09:46:40 AM
Note to self: never buy 1/8" skids - get 3/16".

Note to Frank, I had a Rusty's 3/16th of the same basic design as the Warn.... I still bent the hell out of it until I reinforced with angle iron like you just did with yours :)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: RFH_98TJ on February 08, 2019, 09:53:11 AM
Note to self: never buy 1/8" skids - get 3/16".
Note to Frank, I had a Rusty's 3/16th of the same basic design as the Warn.... I still bent the hell out of it until I reinforced with angle iron like you just did with yours :)

Good to know.  I guess we REALLY play hard sometimes!  I'm still debating if I should do the passenger side.  It's already really close to the exhaust and clamp at the cat.  Maybe I can lay it so it lays like "^" and weld it in - hmm?  Maybe I'm not done yet.... maybe there's no debate now that I'm typing it.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: RattleTrap55 on February 08, 2019, 10:05:50 AM
Welded steel plate to the frame and rear control arms to make the TJ safe to drive short distances (very short). Drilled through the frame so I could put bolts & nuts on the upper side of the frame to hold the trans skid plate in place. Discarded all the wire the PO used to hold the skid & control arms to the frame.

(http://i.imgur.com/dlkjtPm.jpg) (https://imgur.com/dlkjtPm)
(this is the good side)

Then I took it for emissions and safety inspections...

Her she is sporting her new inspection sticker.

(http://i.imgur.com/uKXTwHe.jpg?1) (https://imgur.com/uKXTwHe)

Now the insurance company will be happy and I have a year to replace the frame..

Oh yea - afterwards sold the wheels & tires that came with it. The buyer did not want their old tires or wheels so the TJ is still mobile.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: R3 on February 08, 2019, 10:44:57 AM
When we doing the frame swap?

Check with Bill to see if he has any takeoffs that will work on you TJ


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Nacho on February 08, 2019, 04:45:58 PM
Washed and cleaned up Jeep from all of the mud and swapped out the stickers on my hood.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/2913405045eb88c70db0711fd36692cc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/6684ce2b122ac7a316e198e03074f0c8.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/58e463202f6f79fcdbe574fc4a962f08.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/d56403b84e33235a82870f9de4b3fb7e.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190208/2035d4fab9cc64fa8e238ff1ee65f7b9.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Runner on February 08, 2019, 06:50:36 PM
Removed front Dana 44 rear on the '99 TJ
Removed old stock lower control arm mounts
Welded in new Artec mounts
Cleaned and painted rear
Reinstalled it, along with front and rear Metalcloak control arms, trackbars, and Nth Degree 3" springs


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 09, 2019, 11:46:42 AM
Took the fuel sending unit out of the 3a to trouble shoot it. And saw that the float was already replaced at one point not too long ago.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190209/8f24507d42d36061cf21c4447a811548.jpg)

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Title: Re: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: jdavis2nd on February 09, 2019, 01:50:12 PM
Note to self: never buy 1/8" skids - get 3/16".
Note to Frank, I had a Rusty's 3/16th of the same basic design as the Warn.... I still bent the hell out of it until I reinforced with angle iron like you just did with yours :)

Good to know.  I guess we REALLY play hard sometimes!  I'm still debating if I should do the passenger side.  It's already really close to the exhaust and clamp at the cat.  Maybe I can lay it so it lays like "^" and weld it in - hmm?  Maybe I'm not done yet.... maybe there's no debate now that I'm typing it.
If I wasn't so lazy today I would go take a pic of my skid. 2 3/16 skids bolted together.  Bottom piece is an old skid row oil pan skid from a TJ with the angle iron running down down the side. It all bends on the right rocks.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on February 09, 2019, 07:46:55 PM
Exhaust, new bump-stops, and isolators.

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: BlueKJ on February 09, 2019, 10:17:07 PM
Picked out the best head I had to build for my diesel KJ. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/0fb9dc7e0f9faf94d8fce2a75d858abd.jpg)


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Lambo on February 10, 2019, 05:31:56 PM
With the help of some friends (Rob and Garner) I was able to put some new fenders on! And got a mall crawl photo to prove it!
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Ta Tonka on February 10, 2019, 05:57:43 PM
Installed the front Rock Hard cage (rear is en route) and clipped my 3D printed g-screen mount into place. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/ae3da0869048a25d97f0873ad8917555.jpg)
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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 10, 2019, 06:03:07 PM
Looking great guys. Makes me feel lame. I drove the Scrambler to get dog treats and light bulbs.

And I washed the JKU and took a bunch of pics for selling. Wow, my 21 year old daughter is a slob.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/fd778d34b0fef43803a8bb4fb5c3d158.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Ta Tonka on February 10, 2019, 07:26:46 PM
Looking great guys. Makes me feel lame. I drove the Scrambler to get dog treats and light bulbs.

And I washed the JKU and took a bunch of pics for selling. Wow, my 21 year old daughter is a slob.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/fd778d34b0fef43803a8bb4fb5c3d158.jpg)
It doesnít get better. My 24 y/o daughter dropped her car off with me today so that I could take it in for a recall. I found the Check engine light on, junk everywhere inside, and the stench... I just donít get it.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 10, 2019, 07:31:57 PM
Looking great guys. Makes me feel lame. I drove the Scrambler to get dog treats and light bulbs.

And I washed the JKU and took a bunch of pics for selling. Wow, my 21 year old daughter is a slob.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/fd778d34b0fef43803a8bb4fb5c3d158.jpg)
It doesnít get better. My 24 y/o daughter dropped her car off with me today so that I could take it in for a recall. I found the Check engine light on, junk everywhere inside, and the stench... I just donít get it.


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My daughter just left lots of trash in it. Last time she visited, I had to clear the tire pressure warning by putting air in the tires. Imagine that!  But being that she works at Starbucks this semester, there was a bit of stickiness around the cupholders that had to be cleaned up. Yuck.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Ta Tonka on February 10, 2019, 07:55:28 PM
Looking great guys. Makes me feel lame. I drove the Scrambler to get dog treats and light bulbs.

And I washed the JKU and took a bunch of pics for selling. Wow, my 21 year old daughter is a slob.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/fd778d34b0fef43803a8bb4fb5c3d158.jpg)
It doesnít get better. My 24 y/o daughter dropped her car off with me today so that I could take it in for a recall. I found the Check engine light on, junk everywhere inside, and the stench... I just donít get it.


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My daughter just left lots of trash in it. Last time she visited, I had to clear the tire pressure warning by putting air in the tires. Imagine that!  But being that she works at Starbucks this semester, there was a bit of stickiness around the cupholders that had to be cleaned up. Yuck.
Ha! I can beat that! My daughter dropped her car with me over Xmas because she had let the inspection sticker expire. While I had it... she mentioned that the dash light wasnít working and she had been turning the interior light on in the car at night so that she could see the speedometer. I fixed it by twisting the dimmer knob. She did not realize that there was such a thing.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 10, 2019, 07:57:19 PM
Looking great guys. Makes me feel lame. I drove the Scrambler to get dog treats and light bulbs.

And I washed the JKU and took a bunch of pics for selling. Wow, my 21 year old daughter is a slob.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/fd778d34b0fef43803a8bb4fb5c3d158.jpg)
It doesnít get better. My 24 y/o daughter dropped her car off with me today so that I could take it in for a recall. I found the Check engine light on, junk everywhere inside, and the stench... I just donít get it.


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My daughter just left lots of trash in it. Last time she visited, I had to clear the tire pressure warning by putting air in the tires. Imagine that!  But being that she works at Starbucks this semester, there was a bit of stickiness around the cupholders that had to be cleaned up. Yuck.
Ha! I can beat that! My daughter dropped her car with me over Xmas because she had let the inspection sticker expire. While I had it... she mentioned that the dash light wasnít working and she had been turning the interior light on in the car at night so that she could see the speedometer. I fixed it by twisting the dimmer knob. She did not realize that there was such a thing.


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Yeah. You got me. That made me laugh. My daughter did ask me how to put it in 4wd. But the dimmer has that beat.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Runner on February 10, 2019, 09:43:13 PM
Clearanced the coil buckets for the OME shocks and squared up the rear


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Dropkick on February 11, 2019, 08:35:29 AM
Installed a set of Metal Cloak upper control arms.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Runner on February 11, 2019, 08:47:45 AM
Exhaust, new bump-stops, and isolators.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/a7590547303442f95d53b375a12e2d41.jpg)

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I like that steering setup!  Are you going to have it finished for Summer wheeling?  I'm looking forward to syncing up for a ride sometime soon!


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: PhillyPhanInDC on February 12, 2019, 02:48:14 PM
Exhaust, new bump-stops, and isolators.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190210/a7590547303442f95d53b375a12e2d41.jpg)

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I like that steering setup!  Are you going to have it finished for Summer wheeling?  I'm looking forward to syncing up for a ride sometime soon!

Itís all pretty much done now. Just a few odds and ends. Should be ready for the rocks come Spring.


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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: highlandercj-7 on February 13, 2019, 07:50:08 AM
Tonka that Cage is sweet!

As for the girls and slobishness they are worse than the boys. I have 2 daughters and a son in the middle. The youngest is the worst.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: RattleTrap55 on February 15, 2019, 07:10:11 PM
Picked up a new to me frame for the TJ today.
(http://i.imgur.com/7PS0jrv.jpg) (https://imgur.com/7PS0jrv)

Let the cleaning, sanding, and painting begin.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 15, 2019, 07:46:49 PM
Picked up a new to me frame for the TJ today.
(http://i.imgur.com/7PS0jrv.jpg) (https://imgur.com/7PS0jrv)

Let the cleaning, sanding, and painting begin.

Looks pretty good. Have fun but take your time with the prep.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: ogre45 on February 16, 2019, 03:05:24 PM
Got the Jeepster out of storage! It was a good day to enjoy the weather. She's back in the garage awaiting suspension and steering work.


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Runner on February 16, 2019, 07:20:37 PM
Pulled the 1999 out of the garage for the first time since starting, stopping, and re-starting the restoration build on the 1999. 

Before
(https://i.imgur.com/KTl69ur.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/lF7ea8i.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kM2p9FB.jpg)

After
(https://i.imgur.com/6Myt4qX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/psUd3e1.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4XNbNCw.jpg)


Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: Gr8Dain on February 18, 2019, 02:13:50 PM
Used it as a truck and packed it with 10 bales of straw.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190218/083ceb1c3a12a5da3e5ed6614db1111f.jpg)

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Title: Re: What did you do to your Jeep today? - February 2019
Post by: RattleTrap55 on February 18, 2019, 05:36:55 PM
I took the JK to a parade to celebrate our neighbor's birthday...

Staging and loading everyone on the float.
(http://i.imgur.com/mNzRf3n.jpg) (https://imgur.com/mNzRf3n)

We followed the guest of honor, Martha & George Washington, in the Parade.
(http://i.imgur.com/h2ymCsi.jpg) (https://imgur.com/h2ymCsi)