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Unread 10-10-2013, 11:30 AM   #61
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Unread 10-10-2013, 11:35 AM   #62
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Unread 10-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #63
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Customer: I need a water pump for a Chevy Silverado.

Me: Alright, what year, and is it a 1500, 2500, or a 3500?

Customer: It's a Silverado...

Me: Yeah I know, but what is it? A half ton, 3/4 ton, or a one ton pickup?

Customer: I just told you, it's a Silverado! You're not very smart, are you?

I walk outside with the customer, he shows me his truck, and I point to the emblem on the door.

Me: See that? Your truck is a 1500, that means half ton. You need a water pump for a Silverado 1500, more than likely a 5.3L engine, possibly a 5.7. What year is it?

Customer: I don't care if it's a 9500! I told you several times I need a water pump for a Chevy Silverado.

Me: Napa is just down the street, they can help you out.



You can tell I wasn't very enthusiastic about that job after being transferred to the parts counter.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 05:00 PM   #64
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The commercial customers are worse than the customers at the counter sometimes. One of the shops called to get an A/C hose for a "98 cherokee with a straight 6" he was working on. So we looked up and delivered a hose for a 98 XJ with a 4.0. He called back b*****g about how it didn't fit and wanted his money back. I went to pick it up and asked him to show me how it didn't fit. He walked over to a Grand Cherokee with a 5.2 and was all about "I KNOW it's a straight six y'all don't know s***!" I stood there and looked at him like he was pants-on-head retarded for a minute before pointing out that there were 8 spark plugs -4 on each side- and the word "Grand" on the door. He listens a little better now.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 05:22 PM   #65
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The commercial customers are worse than the customers at the counter sometimes. One of the shops called to get an A/C hose for a "98 cherokee with a straight 6" he was working on. So we looked up and delivered a hose for a 98 XJ with a 4.0. He called back b*****g about how it didn't fit and wanted his money back. I went to pick it up and asked him to show me how it didn't fit. He walked over to a Grand Cherokee with a 5.2 and was all about "I KNOW it's a straight six y'all don't know s***!" I stood there and looked at him like he was pants-on-head retarded for a minute before pointing out that there were 8 spark plugs -4 on each side- and the word "Grand" on the door. He listens a little better now.
Well, he had an idea of what he was doing at least. He knew it's some kind of Cherokee and they have a straight six. But seriously, how do you screw up a V8 and an I6?
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Unread 10-11-2013, 07:27 PM   #66
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i get to confuse parts guys when i go. it's kinda funny when i have to go for all three at once,"this is for a 95 cherokee with a 2.5, this is for a 91 cherokee with the 4.0 and this is for a 97 grand cherokee with a 4.0". the last time i did that they just laughed and said ok.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 07:34 PM   #67
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i get to confuse parts guys when i go. it's kinda funny when i have to go for all three at once,"this is for a 95 cherokee with a 2.5, this is for a 91 cherokee with the 4.0 and this is for a 97 grand cherokee with a 4.0". the last time i did that they just laughed and said ok.
I confuse them with just one jeep having a front Dana 30 from a 85 xj, rear disc from a 97 grand Cherokee,Chevy 1 ton front end parts,some Audi electric terming power distribution box and two front drive shafts all in my poor old 98 Cherokee.oh forgot o mention the Isuzu rodeo rear cup holders bolted to the rear of my center console.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 09:24 PM   #68
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I had a lot of guys come in back in Phoenix who would need a part for a Jeep of some kind, then start spouting off parts for a Chevy and a Ford. Then I started looking into the application for those parts, axle seals for a Chevy 1 ton pickup, brake rotors for a Ford F350, shocks for an F-150.

I'd realize what exactly is going on and I'd ask, them if they swapped one ton axles under their Jeep, or swapped some other part. They'd all say yes. That was how I started to get into the idea of modifying things myself, because they'd tell me how much the parts cost them at the junkyard, like the axles. Then they were telling me how they were doing it themselves.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 10:21 PM   #69
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I had no idea that the XJ and ZJ were built simultaneously until I got my ZJ about five years ago and started researching Jeeps. I've always been a hard core car guy and always a Mopar guy but I never really gave Jeeps much thought. Because it took me owning one to even learn this I can forgive the ignorant masses for not knowing. I'm still learning the Wrangler lineage lol.

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Unread 10-12-2013, 07:47 AM   #70
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The parts counter stories are just as good as "regular" vs "decaf" Cherokee rants if not more entertaining. Keep'em comin'.
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Unread 10-12-2013, 12:21 PM   #71
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The commercial customers are worse than the customers at the counter sometimes. One of the shops called to get an A/C hose for a "98 cherokee with a straight 6" he was working on. So we looked up and delivered a hose for a 98 XJ with a 4.0. He called back b*****g about how it didn't fit and wanted his money back. I went to pick it up and asked him to show me how it didn't fit. He walked over to a Grand Cherokee with a 5.2 and was all about "I KNOW it's a straight six y'all don't know s***!" I stood there and looked at him like he was pants-on-head retarded for a minute before pointing out that there were 8 spark plugs -4 on each side- and the word "Grand" on the door. He listens a little better now.
That also reminds me, we had a commercial account with a classic car restoration specialist. Dude literally bought cases of JB Weld from us every week. When I was a delivery driver, they had me drive for the commercial account manager one day. I delivered 3 boxes of it to the guy. He reeked of this stuff too. Showed me his colostomy bag and all that...

I get back to the store, and the conversation goes like this...

Me: Who the **** buys that much JB Weld? And why was he so persistent on my seeing his piss bag?

Manager: Eddy? Just be glad he didn't show you his dick and everything else. And he'll literally JB Weld an entire engine together.

Me: Apparently...

Manager: No, I'm serious, he will.

Me: Hahahaha!

Everybody just stops and stares at me.

Me: Holy **** you people aren't joking...
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Unread 10-14-2013, 10:51 AM   #72
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The only cherokee to me is the one I owned and it was grand. All the rest are cherokars due to their very capable unibodies. Get a frame! haha.

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Unread 10-14-2013, 03:17 PM   #73
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The only cherokee to me is the one I owned and it was grand. All the rest are cherokars due to their very capable unibodies. Get a frame! haha.
I still drool over that constantly...
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Unread 10-18-2013, 11:19 AM   #74
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Unread 10-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #75
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I still drool over that constantly...
The newer owned lives in north texas and last I heard it was in a million pieces. He might have gave up.
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