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2004 TJ
« on: December 31, 2018, 10:37:40 AM »
jeep build part 2

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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 10:41:32 AM »


here's the new tj that I bought this last monday since the xj was totaled...


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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 10:53:19 AM »
cool, picture time
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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 11:52:48 AM »
Cool Baylee, lets hear all about the mods you have planned!


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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 01:05:09 PM »
Too bad for the XJ, thought that was coming along quite well.

You/your dad have plans for this one?
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 01:19:06 PM »
Of course they do Don!  A Jeep may be the only thing in existence that demands mods more than an AR-15!


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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2018, 05:24:16 PM »
Of course they do Don!  A Jeep may be the only thing in existence that demands mods more than an AR-15!


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I think that is the most true statement ever recorded in the history of man......

Crappy pic and the plates are prior owners btw. This was yesterday, it got up into the 50's for a day so we dropped xj off at my shop waiting to see if we can come to a conclusion with the insurance company soon. The tj had a major exhaust leak which I found when inspecting it, the manifold collector had one of the two bolts missing. So $2.58 for a bolt with washer at Ace hardware and we had that back together. I machined parts as Baylee wrenched on her TJ and Xj swapping batteries as we know the history on the xj unit and it was a couple hundred CCA's higher to boot. We removed the air box to get to the exhaust and it needed changed so while out buying a bolt we purchased a new one of those too.


Other than a steering box line leak the Jeep is pretty solid. Prior female owner kept very good records. She was the most honest person I think I have ever dealth with when buying a car, very sweet girl. Told us and had recorded with documentation the last 9 years worth of records. This jeep is a 5 speed with the 2.4 cyl gas motor. Baylee is learning to drive a manual. She may be drivng the Honda for awhile yet......


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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2018, 06:46:18 PM »
Best anti theft device nowadays is a manual transmission.


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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2018, 06:53:10 PM »
Best anti theft device nowadays is a manual transmission.


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No joke, read about a few here in Denver where thieves left em once they couldn’t drive em.

It’s on the to do list for each of the girls, their list and I agree. Baylee swapped batteries by herself other than me having to help her knock loose the stock battery clamps on tj. Then having to critic her quality wrenching on reinstalling the hold down on tj battery. But pretty impressed all in all, at one point I was trying to explain something in the beginning and she was irritated. So I ask what’s wrong, her response was something along the lines of “I know I just want to get this done let’s go already...”

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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2018, 09:59:34 PM »
Too bad for the XJ, thought that was coming along quite well.

You/your dad have plans for this one?


I know it's too bad that it was totaled considering all the work and new parts sitting in the shop waiting to go on it :(...

Future plans are to install a security lock box underneath front drivers seat, security box in tailgate as well, military grade terminals just like the ones we put into the xj, flat fenders, 33 in tires off jk once dad puts the 38 in tires on his jeep, shocks, and new rims. Probably going to need some oh shoot handles as well...


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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2018, 10:53:22 PM »
Too bad for the XJ, thought that was coming along quite well.

You/your dad have plans for this one?
Future plans are to install a security lock box underneath front drivers seat, security box in tailgate as well, military grade terminals just like the ones we put into the xj, flat fenders, 33 in tires off jk once dad puts the 38 in tires on his jeep, shocks, and new rims. Probably going to need some oh shoot handles as well...

Baylee ordered the behind the rear flip n fold seat security compartment this evening (creates an enclosure behind rear seat and you can access it by locking or unlocking tailgate) and then a lock box under drivers seat. Both units made by tuffy and this will keep thieves at her high school at bay hopefully. CD player has removable face plate.

She has a set of the military grade battery terminal al in route as the stock positive one had a crack in it. Being that it is a 4 cylinder we are planning to keep weight down on this build. Eventually custom bumpers front and rear. Both will have hitch insert for portable winch so we will eventually wire front and rear for winch hookup to battery.

Tires on jk are 32.8, thinking we can fit them with shallower back spaces rims and aftermarket flat fender flares. May need a small spacer or a set of taller springs (think 1-2” range) & new shocks.

She received a set of round tube side steps smittybilt brand with Jeep, we will probably install they are still in the box.

I believe she is buying para cord handles again from the retired navy guy he makes a nice all American built product.
Lastly would be gears and lockers.
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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2019, 09:54:48 PM »
Nice to see things coming together


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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2019, 10:03:41 PM »
Nice to see things coming together


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Thanks, driving lesson was better today than day one. She only stalled it twice towards the end. Taking off from stop sign and was nervous with other traffic coming.
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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2019, 10:06:55 PM »
Next uphill stop sign with heel on go pedal and toe on brake

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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2019, 10:22:58 PM »
I have actually found it really easy to teach kids on a manual after having to teach grown arse moron adults how to drive double clutch tractors
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2019, 10:43:10 PM »
I have actually found it really easy to teach kids on a manual after having to teach grown arse moron adults how to drive double clutch tractors

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2019, 05:15:31 AM »
Brings back memories of teaching my wife to drive a manual.  Eventually I just took her to the parking lot of sears store on a Sunday (back when stores were closed on Sundays) and just got out and let her figure it out on her own


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« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2019, 08:07:59 AM »
I tried to teach my older sister one time.  My dad had tried and failed so he thought I should give it a go.  I was still in high school at the time and believe I had about an hour before I needed to get to the farm for evening chores.  I believe we made it about half way around the country block, (on the third stop sign) before I needed to take over so I wasn't late for work.  My sister still doesn't know how to drive stick.

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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2019, 10:00:28 AM »
I have found that if you explain whats happening as their foot connects with and leaves the clutch pedal, as well as having them hold the clutch pedal right at the point of contact helps them understand what it is that they are actually doing.

I have also found that regardless how good of drivers parents "THINK" they are, their children will learn better with a stranger.  why you ask?  because kids seems to take it personally when they aren't doing what their parents are telling them as well as think they are letting them (the parents) down.
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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2019, 10:05:06 AM »
Teaching mine on the tractor. Little one likes to dump the clutch


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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2019, 10:12:44 AM »
Teaching mine on the tractor. Little one likes to dump the clutch


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Baylee was doing same thing right off the bat. So she slowed down throughout the whole release of clutch. So as Nate stated had to explain what was happening and when. Now she understands bottom half of pedal movement isn’t really doing anything it’s the top 1/4 that really matters. After that she did much better.
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« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2019, 10:13:26 AM »
Taught my 4 girls in a Samurai. A light vehicle makes it so much faster to learn on, especially one with low range.
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« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2019, 12:28:45 PM »
Taught my 4 girls in a Samurai. A light vehicle makes it so much faster to learn on, especially one with low range.

and hows the neck problems from all that whiplash....lol
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« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2019, 04:30:56 PM »
Actually I do need neck surgery. I wonder if that caused it..?.. ha!
Got whiplash, but by gosh, they never stalled it!
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« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2019, 09:17:06 PM »
Next uphill stop sign with heel on go pedal and toe on brake

Good luck!


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Drove without my dad for a little bit today and was heading out around 6 with my friend in the car and we ran into this problem which didn’t start so well but eventually I got it after a few tries and a few angry people behind me lol. Definitely need to practice this...


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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2019, 09:21:16 PM »
Good job Baylee. Just keep practicing.  Most of the guys you meet won’t even know how to drive a stick!


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« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2019, 07:40:52 AM »
Next uphill stop sign with heel on go pedal and toe on brake

Good luck!


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Drove without my dad for a little bit today and was heading out around 6 with my friend in the car and we ran into this problem which didn’t start so well but eventually I got it after a few tries and a few angry people behind me lol. Definitely need to practice this...


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Way to go Baylee,

And don't worry about anyone behind you. That is their problem. There are TOOOOoooo many angry people in this world and you won't please them all. All in a rush to go no where.

With a little practice you will get it down cold. Good skill to learn. Especially when you head for the hills and over the rocks.
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« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2019, 09:58:31 AM »
^^^ Good advice^^^^
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« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2019, 10:18:29 AM »
Only way to learn is to do it.  Keep it up.
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« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2019, 10:22:49 AM »
Thank you guys, means a lot:) security boxes should be here soon so one of the 1st upgrades to the tj will be happening next weekend!


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Re: 2004 TJ
« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2019, 07:25:30 PM »
Just keep at it. You’ll be fine.

My son thanked us many years later when his buddy couldn’t drive a stick.
Makes things easy when it doesn’t matter manual or auto.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2019, 10:39:36 AM »
First modification.... oh shoot handles because they are a necessity.

I bought these handles from the same guy who made the purple and black ones in my old xj.




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« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2019, 11:08:26 AM »
I concur, if you ever road with Baylee you need these. Sluff is the retired navy guy btw & all components are American made. He is also a staunch 2a supporter. Baylee has a bit of an issue as he was changing card processing services when she ordered due to the former being anti 2a.
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« Reply #34 on: January 12, 2019, 02:49:48 PM »
Keep on it Baylee, it will click. Yep, don't worry about who is behind you unless it has a red light on it  :police:

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« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2019, 07:15:40 PM »
Installed the tailgate security today, pretty easy, and dad managed not to break any tools.... we also took the driving lights, lightbar, winch, and front bumper, seat covers, and purple and black handles off xj...













under the seat lock box will be put in hopefully by next weekend


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« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2019, 07:20:38 PM »
Now Baylee can put some junk in her trunk.....

Unit was made by best top from what looked to be 14ga steel that had been powdered black. It was relatively easy to assemble and install. They give you a makeshift nutsert install tool (spacer and long bolt) however we just used our chinaman handy tool (I didn’t break it this time) and the inserts were easily secured in factory holes after removing the oem rubber plugs. Now the tj has a secure lockable trunk.
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« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2019, 08:00:12 PM »
Darned shame the front piece didn't fit!
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« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2019, 08:26:36 PM »
Darned shame the front piece didn't fit!

So Don sent a beautiful fabricated center console he had in his basement. Two things stopped us, one was there ebrake handle and the other was that as you go rearward between the seats they taper together. I looked at cutting it apart and reassemblying it but in the end it was just too nice of a piece to do that with.
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« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2019, 09:21:46 PM »
Nice work Baylee.

You break tools Shawn?

I bet that center console is 2 small for a burb.
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« Reply #40 on: January 13, 2019, 10:23:40 PM »
Nice work Baylee.

You break tools Shawn?

I bet that center console is 2 small for a burb.

Sometimes (needing to lay off the juice at the gym I guess!  :tongue:) , but nothing like my 140# (soaking wet in boots ) welder used to. That guy broke bowling balls with rubber mallets!
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