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Unread 05-31-2013, 06:08 PM   #91
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Well first two legs of trip are complete... made it to Austin Tx.. rebalanced tires..shimmy

drove all over there then day before my birthday... I was going to Austin Cattle Company for steak dinner... reservations at 5pm... going down old 183 and smoke starts pouring out from right front tire.... pulled over.... smelled like electrical.... but... it wasnt.....


Front right caliper locked up... smoked the pads... turned them white.... so slowly I start looking for parts store....

Good four wheeler takes tools....

Found Advance Auto Parts... get calipers and pads (ceramic)... in parking lot.. I changed calipers installed pads and bleed brakes... 1hr.... and dressed for dinner.

So too late to go to dinner.... few days later after wedding and preview of "Q Street" by Austin Theater Company... headed for Georgia..

About 200 miles out of Austin... vibration from front again... pulled over to small pick nick area and removed front shaft. Drove smooth all the way to Mobile... then hit I65... OMG that road sucks....

Ended up here two days about 24hrs ago... have seen 3 doe and 1 buck and 1 fawn.... found some flower gold..Brushhogged about 5 acres of land for owner he is down and out medical reasons... not a problem glad to help.

Owner of land asked if I wanted to set pig traps... if I get one butcher down road will cut and wrap for $45... I said HELL YEAH.

So I am updating via laptop connected to my cellphone.... going prospecting for next 6 days... or until Mr. Piggy gets caught... then its mad dash home to put Mr. Piggy in deep freezer... if I get piggy going to Walmart here they have 186 quart cooler for $55.

See you in few days.. have pics but too slow and far away for good connection will upload when I get SPEED...

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Unread 06-01-2013, 11:16 AM   #92
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sounds like an eventful vacation there. sorry about all the problems w/ the jeep, but good thing you took care of them. i had vibes too, removed my front drive shaft replaced the u-joint and vibes were gone.
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Unread 06-09-2013, 08:54 AM   #93
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Well here are some of the pics... uploading some phone video to my YouTube also..not necessarily in order either... have some on external drive I have to find and load too.

Pic 1... huge gorge bridge

Pic 2... Doe and Fawn

Pic 3... Jeepers resting somewhere in Georgia just off 23

Pic 4... Entering Dahlonega Georgia

Pic 5... Gems from Mining

Pic 6... Old store

Pic 7... Jeeps at old stores

Pic 8... Wine Orchard

Pic 9... LDMA (lost dutchmans mine association) in Cleveland GA

Pic 10.... Fred's Famous Peanuts
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Unread 06-09-2013, 09:11 AM   #94
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Part2

Pic 1... Holiday Inn Express in Cedar Park... where the doe was hit (video on Youtube)

Pic 2... Equipment for prospecting/mining

Pic 3... Cabin I stayed in

Pic 4... Black sand flowing in creek

Pic 5... Deer on hill grazing

Pic 6... huge quartz bolder (that is what gold travels in)
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Unread 06-12-2013, 08:12 AM   #95
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194665 Started out at
198235 at last fill up in Lake City
200 more to house
3770 ruffly total miles in 2.5 weeks

Average highway miles 20.5-22mpg city was 15-17 with mountains and trails.

Will be doing complete fluid change again to see if any wear and tear is present along with tune-up and filters...

More to come...soon as I recover from cost...we shall start on more mods
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Unread 08-07-2013, 05:03 PM   #96
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Well trip went great...not much here besides HOT WET days....

I did get Torque and OBDII bluetooth for WJ... soon as heat and storms die down will be starting back up on mods and custom work.

I have been looking for a pair of Cargo pants for past two years.... cant find them anywhere... had chance to buy them once... even had them in my hand...woulda... coulda.... SHOULDa
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Unread 08-18-2013, 04:30 PM   #97
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Saturday I did tire rotation and lube on WJ and Ranger..... still have to work on saturn sometime this week... September 22, 2013... first day of FAALLLLL!!!
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Unread 08-23-2013, 08:25 PM   #98
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Going to Truck and Jeep Fest tomorrow morning... sees what I can sees and gets what I can gets.... Anyone else???

10am West Hall Orange County Convention Center....WJ will be there too
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Unread 08-25-2013, 05:34 AM   #99
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Going to Truck and Jeep Fest tomorrow morning... sees what I can sees and gets what I can gets.... Anyone else???

10am West Hall Orange County Convention Center....WJ will be there too
I am so glad it didnt cost anything to get in.. maybe 2 venders had WJ items... rest was tires, rims and $500+ led lights
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Unread 09-12-2013, 07:06 PM   #100
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Going to do a front axle seals on my WJ.. if anyone wants a video on full procedure let me know.... seals are cheap but labor is extensive... time is about 5-8hrs.

I will do a full video if anyone wants it.... sorry for sort notice but seal is getting bad on right side.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 09:01 PM   #101
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Getting her legs stretched out...

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Unread 09-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #102
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nice, i still have like 70k to go. what's that computer thingy under your gauges?
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Unread 09-19-2013, 07:06 PM   #103
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nice, i still have like 70k to go. what's that computer thingy under your gauges?
That is controller for the 10 disk player in rear left quarter panel.
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Unread 10-31-2013, 05:07 PM   #104
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Well things little slow... little work.. little $$$.... did score some clearance lights about two months ago so I started mounting them today...

outside are halogen and center little ones will be LED... side lights LED.. rear lights are all halogen with center wide spread backup light...

Don't have them wired yet nor have them all mounted.. had to cleanup due to little beggars will be around shortly...
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Unread 11-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #105
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Well passenger lock actuator went out and alarm ring in drivers door tumbler went too...

Junk yard $2

Remove parts $15

Not setting off alarm or hearing zbbbzzzbzz all the time: silenced
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