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Old 03-31-2013, 11:58 PM   #1
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Essential tools?

New to working on the jeep and kinda want to learn about it. I'm going to try to find some parts in a junkyard this week. What tools will be necessary. Got a drill, torch bits, and other basic stuff. What else?

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:01 AM   #2
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Breaker bar, gloves that have a knuckle pad, extensions for a good socket wrench and a pry bar. A light is also nice when your under it as well as glasses of some sort to keep mud out of your eyes if they don't pressure wash them.

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:32 AM   #3
Knows a couple things...

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Unfortunately, you'll need a full set of both metric and SAE size tools. Most of the drivetrain hardware is SAE, most of the rest of the TJ is metric. I gave up trying to predict if it'll be metric or SAE I'll need under the Jeep so I now just have both handy when working on it. A torx set up to and including T-55 is also needed.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:01 AM   #4
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along with what was already said, a "dogbone" is super helpful don't pay attention to the haters! a BFH. if you have the coin an elec impact is the way to go. a good combo screwdriver man i could go on and on...

when your in the JY grab allllll sorts of extra nuts and bolts and screws!
interior screws- grab a handfull!
suspension bolts and nuts- grab em all! shock bolts n nuts etc etc you WILL need them at some point and they are basically free so load up!
relays? grab em! fuses? grab em!
there will be lug nuts laying around get em! bash out a few wheel studs and take those as well. grab u joint straps and bolts.


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