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Thank you Mjeff87. I couldn’t use a torch :bowdown:. I would melt the fenders for sure. I already hit the fender in a few spots with the tip of the heat gun. Just small dings but nothing like I would do with a torch. I would probably set the Jeep on fire 🔥 

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One of the local Jeep clubs posted an event called Go Topless Day at Holder Mine!!

 :drool:  Girls Girls Girls

 

My disappointment turned into an opportunity after realizing “topless” meant the top off the jeeps. This would be a chance to test out the Jeep and spend some quality time with my son. They had rides planned for 10,2 & 7. We got there a little before 2 only to find a few jeeping campers :dunno:. Don’t know if they just hadn’t returned from a ride or what happened to them? I didn’t drive an hour and a half just to turn around and head home, so I decided to check out the trails.  I don’t like to wheel alone and especially with a 4 year old copilot lol, but I did not want to disappoint him. I took him down a few easy trails and then just hung out in the woods chasing lizards, collecting ginormous pine cones, and swatting at quarter sized horse fly’s for over an hour. Had one of the best days of my life just hanging out in the “bushes!”  

 

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Jumped in the Jeep on Thursday to leave a little early and turned the key and nothing 😡. Fan came on and the gauge said I had juice in the battery?? But not even a click when I turned the key. It is flipping too hot for this stuff to be happening. After checking everything I could think of I decided to push it across the street to the mechanics shop. That winded the hell out of me. He tested the starter and said it was bad. He did hit it with a hammer and I was able to get home and back to work on Friday. Like I said, way too hot for me to be working on the Jeep. For the price of the new starter and $30 to install, I felt good about having it done. I really does crank over now!

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On 5/19/2019 at 12:58 AM, Drahcir495 said:

. I took him down a few easy trails and then just hung out in the woods chasing lizards, collecting ginormous pine cones, and swatting at quarter sized horse fly’s for over an hour. Had one of the best days of my life just hanging out in the “bushes!”  

That’s what your ‘copilot’ will remember! Nice to bring along a little’Jeeper!’

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11 hours ago, 13 Legion said:

That’s what your ‘copilot’ will remember! Nice to bring along a little’Jeeper!’

Yeah, me too. Great thing is that he  wants to do it again :banana:

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Made, in my book, a huge score at the pick n pull. They had an 1988 XJ parked in the way back and I really wanted the clock out of it but the dash had been stripped clean. Today I started a new routine of looking over the jeeps for new parts rather than just what was on my list. Go to the engine bay and there is the plastic relay cover with one of the round lock downs in it :beerbang:. Please let the other one still be there. I flipping found it ->

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I have been waiting on these to put in my relay cover for a while! When I got up front to pay the guy said don’t worry about it. It’s my lucky day . . .

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score!  sometimes life is about the little victories :D 

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1 hour ago, Pete M said:

score!  sometimes life is about the little victories :D 

Lol and these were tiny scores. You should have seen the look on my fiancé face when I excitedly pulled these from my pocket. It was I just don’t get it look lol.

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It always seems like my best junkyard scores were like that. Either free at the counter or pre-pulled for my convenience.

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4 minutes ago, Minuit said:

It always seems like my best junkyard scores were like that. Either free at the counter or pre-pulled for my convenience.

Love the free stuff. I pulled a seat for someone today lol. 

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1 hour ago, Drahcir495 said:

. You should have seen the look on my fiancé face when I excitedly pulled these from my pocket. It was I just don’t get it look lol.

Hahahah!!! It’s a Jeep thing! See, we all get it!! Nice find.

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2 hours ago, 13 Legion said:

Hahahah!!! It’s a Jeep thing! See, we all get it!! Nice find.

:D

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Guess what we are doing this weekend :)) - >

 

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Definately more of a job for the MJ, but worked out anyway 

 

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The new lineup at Gearworks ->

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We squeezed a long bed Comanche in between the XJ’s :))

 

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Wisdom from the most unexpected person!

 

I pull into the DMV parking lot to renew my tags this morning. I get out of the Cherokee just as a woman is walking by the back of the Jeep. She stops, takes a double take, and then asks about the Comanche club sticker on the back of the XJ. “That wouldn’t be a banner for the Jeep pickup trucks would it?” Why yes it is! She begins to tell me that her  dad got her brother one in 1989, but he wanted a Nova :dunno:. He gave the truck to her instead!! It was her first vehicle. We got talking about how great they are and how she misses it. She commented on the Cherokee and I said that I love it but I get horrible MPG’s. Here comes the wisdom - she says “it’s not about the miles per gallon,  it’s all about the Smiles per mile!” :bowdown:

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Amazon is becoming a problem for me :D. I keep finding stuff I would like to have. The work shop is being remodeled, so no air compressor for a while. I like to keep up on my tire pressure and this is going to fuel my obsession. Started look at portable air compressors online. Found one by Viair. I decided to try one out ->

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It came with a nice case, but unfortunately it will not fit in my cubby hole ->

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don't have an action shot yet, so this is what it looks like ->

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32 minutes ago, JMO413 said:

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Right! 

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I would highly recommend this upgrade. I wanted to keep the factory side mirrors on the MJ to keep the stock look. After upgrading the XJ with the 97 and up side mirrors, I am never looking back :brows:.

 

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I knew I wanted to go with a black accents and this was a great time to try out the newer style option. Picked up a set of a 97 Cherokee at the pick n pull for around $25 for the set. They were electric mirrors, but so were mine. I hoped that they were compatible. First thing I did was cut out the switch hole in my cup holder. It already had the outline molded into the plastic. That made it a lot easier. I snapped the the factory switch in and hooked up the wiring harness ->

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I then removed the old mirrors and installed the new ones. To my surprise the connectors clipped together despite the 8 year difference. Got them in place and they look nice ->

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I hooked into the factory switch and it worked!! These are amazing. 

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