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  1. txsbill

    Transmission coolant.....

    So yesterday, after I had taken out the steering column I decided I needed to drain the transmission oil since it was full to capacity. I removed the drain and at least a gallon of water came out. Ok, maybe not a gallon, but at least a quart. There was no boot on the shifter and I'm assuming...
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    Steering column housing

    Do any of you know if the steering column housing is available in the aftermarket? Mine is just worn out and I’d like to replace it but can’t find a listing for it in any parts catalogs or online. I don’t want to replace the entire column just the part that the ignition switch fits into.
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    Official CJ-8.com Forum Lurker Intro Thread!

    I've been a member here before so this will be my "Grand reintroduction" for lack of a better term. I finally did it, I finally found another Scrambler that was calling my name. I was cruising Craigslist looking for a CJ3a and came across this Scrambler. Thinking it had to be fate I pounced on...
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    Strange white stuff????

    What's this strange white substance in the air? I guess we're due for our 10 year snow...We've got about a half inch so far...pretty cool though
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    Heart Surgery...

    Some of you might remember my middle son Ty from the 2nd Scrambler nationals in Hot Springs. Ty has Williams Syndrome, and as a result he had a restriction in his Aorta. The surgery today was to repair that restriction. The procedure took 6 hours and was thankfully without incident. Ty is in the...
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    OT: 93' ZJ I'm lookin' at....

    Hey guys. As some of you know, I've got a 16 Y.O. that I need to put in a vehicle. I came across this but I don't know anything about ZJ's....Tell me what you guys think, or what I need to watch out for. I'm gonna try and go look at it tomorrow...If you look at the pic you might notice the...
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    Coolest gift EVER...

    Ok guys, I thought you guys would appreciate this. I got Ty a pellet gun for Christmas, but what to get his little sister? Why a BB gun of course.... I took the stock off and modified it a bit to suit her...Her reaction to it is what Christmas is all about for me... Merry Christmas to you and...
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    What happened to that Txsbill guy...

    I know some of you may have asked that, others of you thought it was just calm around here for some reason. Some things have changed/changing in my life. No, I didn't get another Scrambler yet. For the last nearly 2 years I've been living a bad dream in regards to my marriage. I've tried doing...
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    Unearthed another Scrambler owner...

    So there I was on ebay, bidding on some running boards for the Expedition...The guy selling them is out of Colorado, his ebay handle is Krawler8....So I sent him a message and ask if he's a Scrambler guy by chance...Here's his reply: He said he hadn't heard of our site here, but says he'll be...
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    Living Vicariously....

    I've been having conversations with my 15y.o. son Jake about his first vehicle. I told him that since money is an issue we need to figure out what he wants to drive and start building it now. He decided he wanted a Jeep, but not a Scrambler...After further discussion, it was determined that he...
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    OT need DD SUV for the little woman..

    Some of you may have seen my Texas weather post...Long story short...My neighbor's tree fell on and crushed Laura's Suburban in the Driveway last Saturday. My neighbors insurance is paying up, and now I'm looking for a dependable SUV to replace the Sub. She says she wants a Tahoe, but we'll see...
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    Texas Weather....

    We had some pretty serious storms through here this morning early....Anyway, when it finally got light enough to see, this is what we woke up to.... My truck got off with just a few minor scratches..The wifes Suburban didn't fair so well....It was my neighbors tree, he filed a claim with his...
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    Katy Pig Races...

    Some of you might find this interesting or humorous. A guy came in yesterday inquiring about lighting for his Race track.....My Electric Supply business is in Katy, and I had heard alot about this, but I haven't yet been to the Pig Races...I might just take the kids Friday night...
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    Latest pics of my ol' Scrambler...

    I got an e-mail from the guy that bought my Scrambler...He says he's tryin' to buy a house, and might sell..I'll keep you all posted. He's kept the thing lookin' pretty nice, says he loves it.... The personal plates are in reference to the fact that he picked it up right before hurricane Rita...
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    Scrambler sighting in Houston....

    I saw a scrambler today as I was driving near downtown Houston...I had to chase the guy down, but I finally caught up with him. Pretty nice guy, name was Jeremy. I gave him the website address, we'll see if he shows....I didn't catch the year, but it was WT on 31" tires. Painted a desert Camo...
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    I quit my job today...

    Don't get alarmed, I have another one, I start on Monday. One of our competitors has been pursuing me for a few weeks, and we finally closed the deal. Part of my new package is I get to go pick out a new truck. I'm allowed a F-150 Ext. Cab XLT....The wife and I are going to go select it tomorrow...
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    Dug this up today...

    I was over at my Dad's today, and was looking through his collection of old Popular Mechanics magazines and came across this. It actually should probably be in the historical section, but I wanted you guys to see it. It's a comparison of all the small trucks of 1982 including the Scrambler...No...
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    To catch a thief.....Rant / Rave

    Last Monday night @ 9;30, my trusty dog alerted us to the fact that someone was outside. My wife looked out the window and announced that some guy was in the toolbox on my truck. I immediately ran out to confront the guy just as he was making his escape. I was able to get his door open and get...
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    OT anyone in the A/C business?

    I know that many of you don't have to deal with A/C in November, but for us unlucky enough to live in areas without 4 actual seasons, it is a burden we have to bear. My A/C unit did a "burn out" yesterday. I had an A/C guy over today and he said I needed to replace my condensing unit (it did...
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    Urgent Rita need for one of our own.

    Many of you guys are familar with Dan aka Stouttrout. He lives over near Beaumont and has learned that his home has suffered some pretty significant damage. Evidently a tornado touched down in his nieghborhood and pretty much chewed stuff up. He and his wife evacuated and are safe in Wimberly...
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