"One Piece at a Time..."
For a couple years, this will probably be more of a "parts gathering" thread than a build thread. Much like her sister Mira's XJ build (Jp Magazine article HERE, and build thread HERE), Maeve will be paying for 1/2 of this build, and doing much of the work herself.
Not mine, but I was very tempted to get this.
Military Jeep M715 - $1000 (Tawas)
Date: 2012-01-19, 3:59PM EST
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(Cross-post from a couple other forums. I thought you guys here would like to see my "Scrambler substitute".)
At age 34 (I'm 40 now), I bought my first and only new vehicle ever - a 2005 LJ - as a spring/summer/fall daily-driver. I have always stored it in the winters, and driven a cheap...
I no longer own a Scrambler, much less any CJ at all.
I do, however, own a '93 XJ 2-door project that I'll be building with my 10-year-old daughter (thanks to BOBCAT), and it'll be her vehicle when she gets her driver's permit/license. I subsequently bought 3 XJ parts vehicles for dirt cheap...
I have been pretty quiet here over the last year or two, but thought I'd check in with an update on things.
Unfortunately, I'm going through what has turned out to be a pretty nasty divorce. We tried 3 different marriage counselors over the last 8+ years (along with other things)...
A new friend of mine is an illustrator (SIDE NOTE: he's also a Scrambler owner & Willy's pick-up owner, so he's CLEARLY a great guy :) ), and created this Thanksgiving card that gave me a good laugh. Enjoy! :)
Let me just say that revho has dibs if I change my mind and decide to sell this in 6 months. :D
Here's my "new" (to me) 1/4-ton M-416 military trailer. I just licensed it today, and will be using it to haul camping gear, kids' bicycles, veggie oil, etc. behind my '05 Unlimited or my new (to...
Would it be possible for someone to take video of the charity Scrambler giveaway? Someone could upload it to youtube.com. It would be great for both people who can't attend, and also from a project "documentation" standpoint.
Memorial Day tandem bicycle ride (the first for Mira riding as captain, and Maeve's first ride period on the BMX tandem). I'm definitely a proud dad. They may even end up racing it together this November; it's a 2-mile offroad race in Traverse City.
We stock Naval Jelly here at work. We can order Ospho out of our warehouse, but have to order a full case to get it. We don't really need the extra product option on the shelves. Does Naval Jelly do a great job, as well?
I have never used anything comparable except POR-15 Metal Ready...
I have my Daystar body lift basically done. However, it appears to have an error in the instructions, as it doesn't specify where to locate the two (2) thicker lower body mount bushings. It calls out body mounts #2 & 3 (the front mounts on the tub) as being different than the others, but the...
I'm kicking around a couple ideas, and I'm wondering if anyone's running a driver-drop front axle in their Scrambler (without outboarded springs). If so, were there any challenges you ran into in doing the switch?