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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:15 PM   #1
rykemc
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Maiden voyage for my jeep.

Finally after 7 months of working on my 88 I took it down to Sanderson TX. For those not knowing where Sanderson is it is down by the Big Bend area.
I have some friends that have a large ranch down there and we spent the weekend just having a blast.
Jeep did great on the drive from the house in Sanderson to the ranch road. About a 15 mile drive. 70mph in 5th gear turning about 2300rpm.
Got to the ranch and it did exactly what I wanted it to do.
Little info on the jeep.

4.0 stroked to 4.6
AX15
Tera-low t-case (4.0-1)
4.56 gears with ARB lockers front and rear
8.8 rear.

So here are some pictures of my jeep.

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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:26 PM   #2
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Good looking jeep I especially like the horse feeding bag on the back. Did you have it painted, it has no scratches, wow. Are you maxed out on flex in those pics? The tire is really close to those beautiful Metalcloaks.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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This totally needs to be entered in YJOTM this month...
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Unread 04-01-2013, 01:35 PM   #4
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Agreed It's beautius!!
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Unread 04-01-2013, 02:03 PM   #5
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Good looking jeep I especially like the horse feeding bag on the back. Did you have it painted, it has no scratches, wow. Are you maxed out on flex in those pics? The tire is really close to those beautiful Metalcloaks.

Yes it was painted before going out but it does now have scratches down both sides. I call them my memory scratches. I am not one to get all upset cause my jeep got scratched up. Not maxed out and still have plenty of room left before I get into the cloaks.

Horse feeding bag is a "lineman's" tool bag. They take them up when they are working on power lines. Father in law use to be a lineman so that is where that came from.
I use it to keep tools in or this:

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Unread 04-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #6
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You can't fool me, I know a horse feeding bucket when I see one!

I was a lineman and recognize a tool bucket. I really like the beer cooler idea best!
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Unread 04-01-2013, 02:25 PM   #7
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You can't fool me, I know a horse feeding bucket when I see one!

I was a lineman and recognize a tool bucket. I really like the beer cooler idea best!
to you too sir.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 02:35 PM   #8
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IMHO, that there, sir, is one seriously clean build!
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Unread 04-01-2013, 02:39 PM   #9
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IMHO, that there, sir, is one seriously clean build!
Thank you. I posted a build thread in the builders corner but maybe I should do one here also. It was a frame off build but I do believe it turned out pretty nice if I do say so myself.
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Unread 04-01-2013, 05:46 PM   #10
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This is what I started with

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Unread 04-01-2013, 06:16 PM   #11
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That's a very nice yj sir!
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