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    Lightbulb Jeep tools

    Ok, I have recently bought a house with a garage and wondering about tools. I have a basic set of tools; wrenches, jack and jack stands, But I want to know what everyone would highly recommend buying for there garage to work on vehicles. This will give me an idea where to start..

    The key to a good garage is a refridge with cold beer and yes, I do have that!!
    4" RC lift, 1" BL, 1" MML, 1 1/4" Shackel lift and 4 hard working squirrels pushing 33's..
    Dana 30 up-front w/Aussie locker
    Ford 8.8 in the rear w/an Elocker
    4.56 gears all around..

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    a good stereo eith good speakers is next
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    a lift lol
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    Multiple sets of the most common used if your staying all hand tools.
    i.e. Multiple 19mm / 21mm sockets and wrenches

    Big Ticket items
    Air Compressor
    Air Tools
    Welder
    Lift

    Realistically a good work bench could be essential.
    Georgia got me a vise for Christmas, and I bought a shelving/work bench at Lowes for $68. I'll take pics of it when I get home. Ended up buying two of them one for the Laundry room and one set for the Garage. Can either be a 4 shelf or two work benches with a middle shelf on one of them. I set it up with the Laundry Room having only the top and bottom and my Garage ones both having the two lower shelves. Supposedly they have a 1000lbs rating for the shelf, I know it at least holds my fat behind.

    One of those Propane Torches can come in handy for when you need to heat without cutting.

    Good power drill, picked up a nice DeWalt at the store the other day.

    Work Drop Light, be amazed at what you can actually see if you have a light in there with you.
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    You need short and deepwell sockets for sure. BFH's always come in handy. As mentioned, an air compressor will help immensely. Air tools. Jack stands. Some roses(for the woman).

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    first things first make sure your jeep fits in the garage with that 4in lift and 33's
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    X2 on everything TheYeti said. Air tools are something that will forever be on my wishlist.
    A few other things I found crucial though....
    Angle Grinder, Welder, Halogen Workshop lights that come on an adjustable stand, crawler (for lying beneath jeep), tap and die kit, cut off wheels for the grinder, belt sander (doubles as a power sander when its flipped over for knives, parts, etc) and you can build a mean work bench out of a couple of 4"x4" posts for legs, 2"x6" for the frame, and 2 thicknesses of 3/4" plywood for the bench top with 2"x4" running across the underside of the benchtop as support ribs. I build an 8' long by 3' deep one and I love it. I mounted my vise with lag screws right into the top. Plenty of storage underneath and plenty of bench top weight support. All the wood would cost less than $80 I'd guess and the thing is bombproof.
    Also if you can find an old garden hose reel that's on wheels, they are great for storing long extension cords. You can put several 50 foot sections together and reach anywhere on your property and it wraps back up in a cinch. Saw horses - use some extra 2"x4"'s along with the metal caps you can buy and make some sawhorses for cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05jeeper View Post
    first things first make sure your jeep fits in the garage with that 4in lift and 33's
    Funny you mentioned that. I was worried but it fit like a glove, now I think I can even lift it some more.. and if it didn't fit, I was just going to let air out of the tires..

    Thanks Yeti, I do have an air compressor (Dad was given one away). He's got the welder (I would burn down the house). Did go to Lowe's and buy one of the pull down extention cords for the ceiling.. Like 30 ft of cord. Also bought a shop vac. Do need to get some lights.
    Thanks CrazyHorse6, been really wanting to build a work bench and the garden hose real is a great trick..

    Once they get my porch done guess we need a wrenching party over here!!
    4" RC lift, 1" BL, 1" MML, 1 1/4" Shackel lift and 4 hard working squirrels pushing 33's..
    Dana 30 up-front w/Aussie locker
    Ford 8.8 in the rear w/an Elocker
    4.56 gears all around..

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    Don't forget a fridge... beer is the most important tool when working out of your garage.

    36mm socket
    u joint tool
    Everything everyone else mentioned
    Ratchet wrenches... the swivel kind to get into tough areas.
    torx bits... all the way up to a t55 I believe.
    air chisel/hammer
    good floor jacks
    grease gun/plenty of grease
    alan wrenches
    pry bar
    kitty litter
    come along and random places to hook it to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    Don't forget a fridge... beer is the most important tool when working out of your garage.
    x100000
    Quote Originally Posted by usnavymitchells View Post
    I am officially a Huge Steeler's Fan!
    97 ZJ Murdered Out! (SOLD ), 5.5" Clayton L/A's front and rear, 242 swap, HP30 & 8.8 w/ 4.88's & Eaton ELocker's F/R, 35" Goodyear Wrangler MT/R's with Kevlar.

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