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post #1 of 23 Old 08-22-2013, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Will I ever get my ZJ in the garage....?

Finally got stuff done and was able to clear the garage, and after a couple of late night phone calls, I now have a Mercury Sable in there for a tune-up and some AC work, followed by an F150 for plugs wires and intake replacement....... I swear, I don't think my Jeep has ever actually been in my own garage........

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post #2 of 23 Old 08-22-2013, 10:23 AM
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Sounds like you need to build a bigger garage. Can never have too much garage imo!

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post #3 of 23 Old 08-22-2013, 10:40 AM
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Sounds like you need to build a bigger garage. Can never have too much garage imo!
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never will be if you have a constant lineup of Ford products in your possession lol

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never will be if you have a constant lineup of Ford products in your possession lol
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post #6 of 23 Old 08-22-2013, 10:57 AM
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At least Ford circled the problem with their vehicles!

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post #7 of 23 Old 08-22-2013, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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There seems to be a pattern emerging, I get a bunch of non jeep personal projects to do(tractor repair, Mower deck repair, build the wife some cornhole boards etc etc) I get done, clean up the mess I left behind(I really gotta get better at putting my stuff away) Make some space so I can put the ZJ away, then the phone calls begin.....lol. My garage is a 26x26 pole barn thats 20ft tall. I've cut the center supports out of it and replaced then with 20ft 2X10's to carry the roof, working on building a partial 2nd floor inside for storage and a mini man cave. Doing it on the cheap, using salvaged materials. So far all I've paid for in materials are the 2x10's that were 20 feet long, dropped about 60 bucks. I've closed in the front of the barn and used some old house doors to make two big doors, and done a partial second floor at the rear thats holding most all my other wood. The barn was on the property when I bought it. It's got half a concrete floor, so I built up the other half temporarily so I can get in and out with a vehicle, and hopefully, come tax time, I can sock away the 600 bucks I need to get the rest poured. After that I can put in my staircase up to the planned catwalk so I can have access to the upstairs easily. I scored 1500 sqft of 1 inch fiberglass ceiling panels for free, these will help with insulating(steel sheathing on 3 side and a metal roof) Found a couple of 55 gallon drums to convert to a woodstove for winter(did I mention I have picked up about 100 wood pallets for firewood?)and I have a deal with a guy for a used 10ft overhead door for 300 bucks. I have my eye on a hydraulic scissor loading dock that I can convert to a low level lift (got about a 4ft lift on it, it's enough, and hopefully I'll get it for free.) Been finding a lot of used fluorescent light fixtures, but used wiring is hard to come by because the copper is worth so much, and the new stuff is waaaaay expensive, I'm still looking though. If I can ever get the inside organized(still a ton of stuff in there from when we moved in) I'll have plenty of room to play. Working on building a lean to on the side to put the extra lumber in, but the salvage pickings have been thin recently. Then once I get all these darn fords fixed, I'll get to my Jeep. There is a warehouse near me that may be getting torn down soon, I need to find out who the GC is and see if a couple of twenties will get me inside for a few hours to pull wiring and conduits. I found 400 feet or wiring on Craigslist, but the guy wanted about 20 bucks less than I could have bought new for, it's a local thing, everybody around here thinks their used stuff is made of gold.
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post #8 of 23 Old 08-22-2013, 04:18 PM
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For Electrical: ALWAYS USE NEW WIRING! Think of doing all this work, then having it all burn to the ground due to some faulty older wire. Wire is Made to be put in a wall, then sealed up and NOT MOVED.

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For Electrical: ALWAYS USE NEW WIRING! Think of doing all this work, then having it all burn to the ground due to some faulty older wire. Wire is Made to be put in a wall, then sealed up and NOT MOVED.
If its all in conduit (and done correctly) then its thhn stranded or solid, not typical plastic jacketed romex so there's no issue with reusing it as long as the jacket is intact. I've been on plenty of jobs where we will be doing an addition or moving circuits around and we'll use long runs of wire we've removed to do new shorter runs, inspectors dont care as long as its undamaged, wired up properly and up to code.

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post #10 of 23 Old 08-22-2013, 05:37 PM
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Cornhole boards?

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lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #11 of 23 Old 08-22-2013, 05:41 PM
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Cornhole boards?
Two framed boards set across from each other that sit at about a 30 degree angle with a hole in each one, you stand back and try to throw bean bags into the hole. It's a game of sorts. Kinda fun sometimes, too.

Kinda like a mix of shuffle board, horse shoes, and skee ball

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post #12 of 23 Old 08-22-2013, 06:13 PM
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You have the exact opposite problem of me. My ****ing heep wont leave the GD garage!

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My mind went to beavis and butthead, the great cornholio, lmao.

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Originally Posted by HighLonesome
lol...if life is as a simple as a 5.9 making you happy, I'd say go ahead and buy it on impulse. ZJs are the way of Zen. Wax on, wax off
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post #14 of 23 Old 08-23-2013, 05:31 AM
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My mind went to beavis and butthead, the great cornholio, lmao.
I know, right? Not the best name for a game!
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post #15 of 23 Old 08-23-2013, 09:41 AM
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Cornhole boards?
The name originally comes from the bags being filled with corn rather than beans.

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