Then one day I got into one of those super duper OCD modes I swing into from time to time and cleaned the holy hell out of my garage and reorganized my workbench area (note the all-important beer fridge to the lower right):
Cleaned and organized the rear area of the Jeep, tools and recovery on the left, straps on the right, fire extinguisher mounted. I had bedlined the rear cargo area with the spray-on stuff a while ago. It held up awesome. Still looks perfect. Cut out a section of some carpet I had laying around and laid it in there for noise dampening and in anticipation of an eventual dog.
Somewhere along the line (I think before the steering fun) I ended up having a water pump go out on my so my Jeep sat for a minute right about here while I get stuff handled:
Bit by bit, bought some parts over time for eventual install given time and finances. I have a tendency to pick things up at good prices and then not have the cash on hand to handle install. Some stuff is bought to be installed in coordination with other stuff. Other things are bought because the price was right and the timing worked out with my budget.
2 pc. Steel Horse Hard top for $200, built a little rack for storage outside:
Factory LSD for the D44 rear:
Taurus 2 spd electric fan:
Rancho 3.5" Suspension lift, used, no sag, all hardware/TC drop, fixed lower CA's, extended rear trac bar, adjustable front trac bar:
HD gas tank skid (currently being painted and bedlined, it's notched for my rear bumper receiver already):
Sold this trailer that was left over from my last band and added to the Jeep fund:
In buying, selling, and trading, I've found the ability to sustain myself financially when bills get tight. Sometimes it takes a little bit to make things happen but you can do stuff along the way that facilitates accomplishing what you set out to do. If it does not speed up the process, it might distract you enough not to be concerned.
Here's my cat about to lash out irrationally from a beer box...just because: