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post #2311 of 2612 Old 08-05-2013, 04:06 AM
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You know you drive a CJ when every damn thing you do leads to something else to fix...

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post #2312 of 2612 Old 08-05-2013, 07:59 AM
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The CJ may not be flat, but its snag free!
My sisters TJ's skidplate has lips on the front and back that curl down... They are just screaming to snag rocks, trees, ledges and whatever else to get hung on.

I'd like to clock my dana 300 flat but i read you have to cut the floorpan! No thanks... Not on my antique! I'll just tuck the skid closer to the drive train
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post #2313 of 2612 Old 08-05-2013, 03:40 PM
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When your happy because you think replacing the steering shaft is going to be quick and simple. Then find out you have to drop the gearbox because the shaft is welded for some reason. Then find ouy that your new "HD" shaft matches up with the gearbox but is to big to fit in the steering column....well gues i know why it was welded.
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When your "project" is rated 2 wrenches and 3 hours in the parts catalogue and actually takes all day and requires the purchase of a new bench grinder just to complete it!

Oh well, you can never have too many tools!
LOL we rate projects by beers, as in how many to get it done.

more helpers= more beer

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You know you drive a CJ when every damn thing you do leads to something else to fix...
tip the table and the ball rolls to the other corner... know all about that. One project begets 4 more...

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tip the table and the ball rolls to the other corner... know all about that. One project begets 4 more...
Only 4? You sir must have 1 very nice Jeep.
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Only 4? You sir must have 1 very nice Jeep.
haha its all very exponential: one simple project = 4 more and each of those = 4 each. Discovering and upgrading PO boo boos, or swap in new bump stops and uh oh... new crack in frame, or running a replacement air line and ugh... critical wires chaffing on some metal edge. or in the process of something simple, like general maintenance discover a broken spring leaf or in replacing that, 'might as well' address a related issue. its a true rabbits hole. The shop whiteboard was full and we're nearing the end of some stuff, others being discovered...and I've had the 8 for 12 years...

a mix of repairs and upgrades smashing into the reality of just address that one issue or the collateral problems. I'm very methodical and somewhat of a perfectionist with my vehicles, so it always takes longer to do it right than if a shop were to hack it in.

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haha its all very exponential: one simple project = 4 more and each of those = 4 each.

a mix of repairs and upgrades smashing into the reality of just address that one issue or the collateral problems. I'm very methodical and somewhat of a perfectionist with my vehicles, so it always takes longer to do it right than if a shop were to hack it in.
EXACTLY.

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Whats funny is that my 89 YJ is acting like a CJ, lol. Wiring problems (if I hit the wiper switch they wired up then sometimes it wont work and the radio shuts off, not to mention the gauge lights and AC still dont work due to electrical problems), leaks (fixed the engine leaks and now the trans has leaks), and I'm hearing rattles from time to time and I just don't feel like trying to find them and fix them cause to me its just character, lol. Not to mention I need to replace the front calipers so that I can actually bleed the brakes and at some point I need to inspect the rear brakes to see what kind of condition they are in. On top of that I need to realign the wiper arms so that it actually cleans the proper areas. I need to finish pulling out the AC system and fix the electrical. Oh ya, the previous owner decided to use a big *** bolt in place of the wiper switch/turn signal lever because the old one broke off and it doesnt click when I hit it for a right hand turn but still turns on the turn signal but does work fine for a left turn.

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When you are considering getting a 2nd vehicle for when you go 2 collage/technical school for 2 years and have to drive roughly 700 a month. But instead of considering getting a truck like alot of people recommend you look at another jeep instead. (albeit a tj but still a Jeep.)
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how about during every trail ride...there...wait for it... a new mystery rattle...

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When it's "built" but you can't stop....

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When you have to have the wife help you place the new nuts at the top inside of the cowl above the defroster duct in the middle.Now I need to fish out the 2 nuts that fell in. 2 steps forward and 3 sideways or something. That was yesterday, today was full on ignore mode. Tomorrow?
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You know you drive a CJ when

You've just put on your 14th new starter and you hear the dreaded gnashing, metal grinding sound of your starter drive gear exploding when you try to start your Jeep.........AGAIN!

My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets.
When I was insolent, I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds. Pretty standard, really.
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