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post #1 of 3 Old 08-31-2011, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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newb wants to help

How's it going guys?

I'm still relatively new to the forum but you guys have helped me out so much so far and now would like to do the same. While I'm not here to ask a newb "how to" question, that is what my question revolves around.

Just to give you a short history, I had wanted a jeep since I was about 6 years old. I had been saving and saving and 6 months after I graduated college, I put the money I made with my new job with the amount I had been saving for years and was able to buy a 98 TJ that already pretty heavily modded. While I was grateful to have found a jeep that has already had so many things done to it, I quickly learned (and after reading tons of posts on this forum, I've realized I'm not the only one) that it's never going to be "finished". I also learned shortly after I purchased it that after saving for several years to finally get what I wanted, that I did not want to subject the jeep to all of the miles and wear and tear that comes with a vehicle to be a daily driver. With that being said, I had to put all of my plans on hold for about a year and try and come up with another car that I could drive back and forth to work. With that being said, here it is one year later: I have my new DD, so let the Jeep fever continue.

One thing I've noticed on here is that there are a lot of questions that get asked over and over again (I'm guilty of it too...we probably all are to some extent). After realizing this, I thought I would try and start a series of "how to" threads to not only document what I'm doing to the Jeep (finally!), but to also give newbs like me more of a resource to search through. I've already done some of the cheaper, more simple mods that I have found on this forum, and I'm not here to steal or take credit for anyone else's ideas; all I want to do is take information I've read from several different posts and combine them into a thorough "how to" guide. After all, you can never have too much information on one subject right (on second thought, don't answer that)?

So now I finally get to my question. People tend to like streamlined anything. If I search for a video on Youtube and get a video that says ""1 of 7", I expect there to be" 2-7" to be either very easily located, or on the side bar. When I start doing these guides, I want to take it step by step and have lots of pictures to show people what I'm doing and I guess I'm looking for ideas for a title. Ideally, I would like every one of the guides to have a similar title so that they can be easily searched and streamlined. Something like "So you want to do ______ to your jeep?" or "Let's do ___ to the jeep today." Those may not be very good, but you get the idea. I was wondering if you guys could give me a hand in thinking of something clever that isn't just the same old "how to do to insert project here. "

For now, I'm still in the planning stages but I will go ahead and tell you that the first thing I plan on doing is the Monstaliner to the tub. I also need to get my posts up so I can start posting pictures. Thanks in advance guys. I hope I can get this started soon so that I can help out new guys like you have helped me out already. This forum is a great resource of information.

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-31-2011, 09:31 AM
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While I commend your want to give back to the community, I think your going to be redoing what has already been done. Look in the YJ section (alot of the stuff on YJ's is relevant to TJ's) there is a link at the top of the page for How To's and write ups. I would bet the TJ section has something similar.

Not trying to discourage you, just trying to save you some work. Instead of re writing all of the write ups, why not try to find all the write ups and try to organize them in an easy to read/find manor. We have something similar in the YJ section. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/y...s-here-580536/ The TJ section has something similar also. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj-forum-faq-615132/

Go through these and find something that has not been covered yet and make a detailed write up, then have it added to the list.

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-31-2011, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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I will check those out. Thanks for the reply man.
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