Don't know about talent, just learned/learning through necessity...not enough $$ to pay to have others do what I want so I just give things a shot. I am pretty lucky because my father was the same and I was tearing apart outboard engines while I was learning to read. Now I'm just trying to teach the girls the same "give it a shot" attitude.great thread. you and your daughters are very talented.
Always stuck: I wish I had the camera. My 16 year old has been real busy at school lately and hasn't had much Jeep time. Both daughters and I attempted to do the front brakes but the bleeders are frozen (new calipers on the way). The oldest had to go to work so the 16 year old and I hooked up the exhaust, radiator lines, and battery. After a minor fuel line glitch I had her sit on a milk crate and fire it up. Second attempt it started and we bleed the steering. The grin was priceless.
The three of us did the drive shaft U-joints and installed between other committments yesterday. Nice to be able to drive it back into the garage instead of pushing up the concrete lip!
This morning (Monday) a glass guy is coming by to pull the windshield so I can sandblast the rust on the frame....then we should be ready for paint.
Any idea where I can buy DOM tubing to extend the roll bar? No one seems to stock it. The plan is a partial cage (tube at the windshield with welded attachments to stock bar and a tube between the rear "family" bars.
Bluejet...I couldn't live with a homeowner association...fortunately the elderly lady who lives right nextdoor loves us and thinks our projects are entertaining.