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Old 02-24-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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Kids love to help :)

My son loves to help me with everything ESPECIALLY my Jeep.. Can't wait till he is older to get him a fixer upper .. If he wants one that is here is pic of him helping me with an oil change today .. Had to post it

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:32 PM   #2
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Very cool, my son was never interested in working on cars so that's great yours does. Good looking kid too. The first time my dad let me do anything to his car was when I, at the ripe old age of 16, volunteered to change his spark plugs. I broke 6 or 7 of the 8 spark plug ceramic insulators.

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X2! - My daughter was following me around the garage since she was barely old enough to walk. Now that she's almost 24 I'M the helper on HER Jeep projects. She still uses my garage and tools though! I love working on our Jeeps together, great father/daughter bonding time. And now we can even share in a few beers when were finished! Life IS good!
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Haha nice well I'm still kinda learning too i have always done oil and brake changes but swore when I got back into a jeep I would do everything myself .. Within reason .. This is my 3rd wrangler .. I'm only 33 but now I'm lucky enough to have a house with a garage so I can do most repairs here and this forum is the greatest tool so far .. Wanna try to teach him and his younger brother to be as hands on as possible .. Try to teach them how to think instead of what to think.. And this jeep is gonna help me do just that along with having lots of fun in the process
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:08 PM   #5
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X2! - My daughter was following me around the garage since she was barely old enough to walk. Now that she's almost 24 I'M the helper on HER Jeep projects. She still uses my garage and tools though! I love working on our Jeeps together, great father/daughter bonding time. And now we can even share in a few beers when were finished! Life IS good!
That is exactly what I'm aiming for
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:08 PM   #6
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It's good to have a helper. My 8yo daughter helped change a brake caliper yesterday. Not sure it's her thing yet but appreciate them while they're young. My stepkids (21 and 23) sure grew up quick.
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Could not agree more! Teach 'em to be hands on & self sufficient from the get go! Wish more people in this country thought like you!
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That's awesome man. Wish my boy would get more involved. 3 things I think should be required to know to get your license: rotate your tires, change your oil, and to drive a stick.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:12 PM   #9
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That's awesome man. Wish my boy would get more involved. 3 things I think should be required to know to get your license: rotate your tires, change your oil, and to drive a stick.
I hear that ! also I see u are from Elwood City ? I'm from Tarentum .. Do u do much off the pavement ?
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nice. i can't wait until my boy is older. then maybe i'll get some projects done, lol.
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I'm seventeen and the oldest. My brother is fourteen.

The whole time growing up my mom talked about getting my brother a fixer upper to fix up for him to drive when he got his license.

Fast forward I don't know how many years, I got my jeep and it now is me and my dads ongoing project. But I wouldn't trade it for anything!

And to think I used to be a Barbie girl... And my brother is now the kind to drive a Prius.
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I hear that ! also I see u are from Elwood City ? I'm from Tarentum .. Do u do much off the pavement ?
I wish. My boy keeps me pretty busy. Between homework and basketball. I'm hoping that I can get set up the rest of the way soon and can try to get out with one of the local clubs. I'd like to get a lift on it most of all. Gotta git more greenback to do it. Was planning on using income tax and some OT @ work but the OT abruptly ended and the return s*cked. There many places down your way to wheel?
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I wish. My boy keeps me pretty busy. Between homework and basketball. I'm hoping that I can get set up the rest of the way soon and can try to get out with one of the local clubs. I'd like to get a lift on it most of all. Gotta git more greenback to do it. Was planning on using income tax and some OT @ work but the OT abruptly ended and the return s*cked. There many places down your way to wheel?
Nothing local that's why I was asking.. Same here no money less time
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I love it when my 4yr old wants to help. A few weeks ago I was working on the jeep and got to a part he couldn't safely help. He said no problem daddy, I have some work I need to do on my "jeep gator". Now I just need to get my 5yr old stepson to want to be involved in this type of stuff. My 4 yr old likes helping me make leather sheaths for the knives I make too!
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:17 PM   #15
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I love it when my 4yr old wants to help. A few weeks ago I was working on the jeep and got to a part he couldn't safely help. He said no problem daddy, I have some work I need to do on my "jeep gator". Now I just need to get my 5yr old stepson to want to be involved in this type of stuff. My 4 yr old likes helping me make leather sheaths for the knives I make too!
Awsome !!
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very cool!!!!
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It feels great when your kids see you work on your vehicles when they are really young. They are just amazed by how much you know and can do. Then as a father it feels even better when they grow up and call you for help or advice on fixing their own vehicles. Let's you know just how much much they admire your knowledge.
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Mine wants to, just has 10 minute attention span
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That's awesome! It's how I learned and I'm sure when I have kids that's how tey will learn as well
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Mine wants to, just has 10 minute attention span

That's common, it will get better with time.
When my daughter was young she would just run around the garage and "shoot" things with my air ratchets and impact gun. Then she thought it was the coolest thing in the world to make sparks with a small air grinder and an old piece of metal. She didnt realize it back then, but it was giving her the dexterity to operate the tool and see what it did. It also introduced her to PPE, by wearing gloves, glasses, facemasks etc. Before long she couldnt wait to jump in and tighten the lug nuts or cut off an old rusty muffler clamp!
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Haha...Kinda the opposite for me. I'm the kid (18), that wants to work on my jeep along with upgrade it. But I don't have the knowledge/ tools necessary to do certain things where my dad does. He has had and built jeeps his whole life but when I mention doing anything to mine he kinda laughs and says " keep dreamin". One day I'll get him help me out more with my jeep or even cooler, do a jeep build together.
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Haha...Kinda the opposite for me. I'm the kid (18), that wants to work on my jeep along with upgrade it. But I don't have the knowledge/ tools necessary to do certain things where my dad does. He has had and built jeeps his whole life but when I mention doing anything to mine he kinda laughs and says " keep dreamin". One day I'll get him help me out more with my jeep or even cooler, do a jeep build together.
Maybe because you're only 18 he just thinks that if you guys dump money and time into your Jeep you might go out and do something "young and foolish" and wreck it (or more importantly wreck yourself). I'm sure he will come around in time. I know I was really happy when my daughter really got into Jeeps and couldn't wait to do mods with her. He may not show it, but if he's a Jeep nut like the rest of us, I'm sure he feels the same way! Give it some time.

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