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Unread 05-17-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
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New Jeepers :(

I work at a Auto Parts Delivery company, we deliver to both local and non local shops. Today I was delivering to a local shop that I normally don't deliver to, when I pulled up I noticed 2 of the techs were working on a JK. They were talking about taking both the top and doors off, so I assumed it was one of theirs.

I then walked up to them and said hey who's JK is this, it's pretty nice. Both of them looked at me like I was crazy, and then were like, "uhh it's a customers"

I then realized that I probably sounded like an idiot because both of didnt know "jeep language".

But then when I left I realized that wait, someone actually brought their jeep into a shop to take the top and doors off..? When I was leaving I saw its hardtop outside the shop so the customer must have wanted it switched to the soft.

Seriously...? One of the greatest things about owning a Jeep is the ability to do all the work yourself, especially because most of it is easy. I make sure to do everything myself, big and small, and I'm not even very mechanically inclined.

Does anyone see what I'm getting at? I just feel like a lot of the new Jeepers think they are Jeepers cause they "drive" one...

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Unread 05-17-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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My 2 cents worth is, most people don't even know how to change their oil, so this doesn't surprise me....real jeepers/shade tree mechanics are hard to find.....too much of a preppy video/ my space/ Facebook/ generation now days......come on people get some grease and oil under your nails and feel the satisfaction of saying when someome ask....where did you get your lift and gear change done... "I did it"
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Unread 05-17-2013, 08:02 AM   #3
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My 2 cents worth is, most people don't even know how to change their oil, so this doesn't surprise me....real jeepers/shade tree mechanics are hard to find.....too much of a preppy video/ my space/ Facebook/ generation now days......come on people get some grease and oil under your nails and feel the satisfaction of saying when someome ask....where did you get your lift and gear change done... "I did it"
^hell yes, or even better, "I bought it" :P not mom and dad
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Unread 05-17-2013, 08:05 AM   #4
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Or someone came to the shop to get something else worked on, and the guys decided to take the top and doors off and drive around for a while?
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Unread 05-17-2013, 08:20 AM   #5
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Or someone came to the shop to get something else worked on, and the guys decided to take the top and doors off and drive around for a while?
The hardtop was laying next to it and they were putting the soft top on...
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Unread 05-21-2013, 10:00 AM   #6
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My 2 cents worth is, most people don't even know how to change their oil, so this doesn't surprise me....real jeepers/shade tree mechanics are hard to find.....too much of a preppy video/ my space/ Facebook/ generation now days......come on people get some grease and oil under your nails and feel the satisfaction of saying when someome ask....where did you get your lift and gear change done... "I did it"
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Unread 05-30-2013, 01:27 AM   #7
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My 2 cents worth is, most people don't even know how to change their oil, so this doesn't surprise me....real jeepers/shade tree mechanics are hard to find.....too much of a preppy video/ my space/ Facebook/ generation now days......come on people get some grease and oil under your nails and feel the satisfaction of saying when someome ask....where did you get your lift and gear change done... "I did it"
Well said. I bought my 2000 TJ stock in 2008 like this.



At the time, I didn't know jack diddly squat about working on vehicles. I barely knew how to change the oil. 5 years later, and I've done every bit of work on it axles included, to turn it into this.



Facetiously I always refer to my Jeep as a mobilized set of Legos for adults.

The best part about a Jeep is that you don't have to have an engineering degree to figure them out, and getting your hands dirty working on it is half the fun. What good is seeing how capable your rig is if all of the credit goes to a guy named Bill at your local garage?
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Unread 05-30-2013, 01:31 AM   #8
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when i bought my jeep i pointed at the gas tank and asked what it was... 4 short years later. thank god for JF and google.

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Unread 05-30-2013, 03:51 PM   #9
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Well said. I bought my 2000 TJ stock in 2008 like this.

At the time, I didn't know jack diddly squat about working on vehicles. I barely knew how to change the oil. 5 years later, and I've done every bit of work on it axles included, to turn it into this.

Facetiously I always refer to my Jeep as a mobilized set of Legos for adults.

The best part about a Jeep is that you don't have to have an engineering degree to figure them out, and getting your hands dirty working on it is half the fun. What good is seeing how capable your rig is if all of the credit goes to a guy named Bill at your local garage?
Totally awesome, glad to see there are others out there like me!
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Unread 09-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #10
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I work on what I can work on, I dont have the space or tools right now to do major stuff. But one day I will.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 02:36 AM   #11
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These days it's hard to find anyone doing their own work. I had a guy compliment my LJ outside an Arby's and asked if I bought it or if a shop around here does this or if dad did it. He just could not believe a 19 year old kid (at the time) had the god given talent to install bumpers and a 2.5" spring lift. SMH at this guy, I thought he'd know a little somethin driving what he did. Springs aren't even difficult...
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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:21 AM   #12
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These days it's hard to find anyone doing their own work. I had a guy compliment my LJ outside an Arby's and asked if I bought it or if a shop around here does this or if dad did it. He just could not believe a 19 year old kid (at the time) had the god given talent to install bumpers and a 2.5" spring lift. SMH at this guy, I thought he'd know a little somethin driving what he did. Springs aren't even difficult...
Yeah i hear you. I'm 23 and have done everything to my jeep, never has it once been taken to a shop. I get people all of the time including fellow employees asking how much did daddy spend on it and do, it can be very frustrating.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #13
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My 2 cents worth is, most people don't even know how to change their oil, so this doesn't surprise me....real jeepers/shade tree mechanics are hard to find.....too much of a preppy video/ my space/ Facebook/ generation now days......come on people get some grease and oil under your nails and feel the satisfaction of saying when someome ask....where did you get your lift and gear change done... "I did it"
im 15 and i've rebuilt/replaced everything from the transfer case back in my 69 j-3000. not all hope is lost for the future
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Unread 12-26-2013, 11:33 AM   #14
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Most people buying today never dealt with the older cars like some of us did. Today's cars are much harder to work on.

I can understand someone bringing it in the have top removed. Maybe they don't have help/or storage where they live. Or no tools of any kind.

I'm even contemplating taking my AMC 360(which I did pull) to the shop for rebuild right now because I just don't have the time anymore. I have the tools and knowledge, just no time.
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Unread 12-29-2013, 08:59 PM   #15
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I do plenty of work on my Jeep, but there are times when things are out of my comfort zones or skill level (ie; axle gearing) so I save myself some headaches by having someone do it. I still think every jeep owner should have some busted knuckles, cuts, scars and blood loss along the way from turning wrenches.
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