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post #2011 of 2831 Old 07-04-2013, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Just watch out with compartmentalizing the box. Makes it harder to store the maximum amount of stuff. I have a big box in my heep and I like it all open and use soft bags for everything, no hard storage so I can't stack and stuff much more in there...
I had that in mind - I'm limiting it to 3 or 4 compartments to maintain storage area.

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I keep u joints, rtv, dielectric grease, warn gloves, lug nuts, flash light, drain plugs, random lengths of wire and maybe a couple other things in those areas in mine. Definitely not useless

Wood will work just fine, especially with your father being someone who works with wood, Im sure you guys can build a quality box
Even if it doesn't come out right - it would still be a good project. It will be nice to do something with my dad other than drink beer and talk about fishing.

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This.

Oh, incidentally...the first aid kit and hair ties both ride up front where they can be more easily reached.
Well - I always keep at least a hair tie on my shift knob. And if its a first aid emergency where the 8 seconds it would take me to open the box would make a difference.... I wouldn't be able to help anyway.

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kate do you have a Rubicon unlimited Sahara?
Yes, as the guys who answered while I was out playing in the woods... Alice is #431/1000. But she is one of a kind.

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Hey Kate, if you spooled your winch line on the wrong way, take the time to respool it. It should come from "under" so as to align better with the fairlead when spooled in an out. My buddy made the same mistake, and the first time he used it destroyed a $250 synthetic line.
No - its spooled correctly. It comes from underneath. Its just that when I use the controls they are backwards. It causes me no problems.

So... Liz and I took off last night. Did some pretty sweet wheeling up in Vermont and ended up sleeping in the jeep on a nice secluded lake beach. Then came home to mass, did a bit more mudding for good measure. Pictures will ensue later... for now - NAPTIME!



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post #2012 of 2831 Old 07-04-2013, 01:07 PM
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That's awesome Kate! Wheel that sucker!


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So who is this Liz you speak of?
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post #2014 of 2831 Old 07-04-2013, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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That's awesome Kate! Wheel that sucker!
It was a pretty decent trail. Nice mix of large rocks, mud, rock cliffs and overgrown grass. The trail hadn't been used at all this year at least. We then got stuck with a large rotted out tree in the path. Was going to winch it out and proceed - but it looked like it had been fallen there for several years and it was starting to get dark so we called it a day. No doubt a stock jeep wouldnt have been able to make it. I got a few pics, but none of the actual flex you needed on the trail.

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So who is this Liz you speak of?
Liz would be my polar opposite best friend ever. I'm a redneck, she's a hippie. I'm a little brass, she's a sweetheart. I'm the one who says "hey hold my beer", she's the one who says "OK, Kate - let's think about this". If a book was ever written about us, and there probably should be it would be called "The Mortician and the Engineer". There is a few pictures of her scattered about this thread I believe.


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Its... its just so hot guys. Just got home from work on a skeleton crew. Downed 2 beers and went out to rid Alice of her layer of Connecticut river silt and green mountain mud. I'm going to be honest - it wasn't even sexy. It was sweaty and gritty and my hair was a frizzy poofball mess. After removing the layers I discovered the damage on the tree contact points. Scratched the front side of my mirror a tad. Factory paint held up pretty well - save for a few minor scratches in the clear coat. The krylon fusion didn't fare amazingly - but the fenders did have the most contact. Pictures coming soon - I swear.


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Well - late model TJ owners will appreciate the fact that I have finally perfected the art of listening to the tank to fill it up. 3 times, right on the money.


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It was sweaty and gritty and my hair was a frizzy poofball mess.
That's hawt.

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Well - late model TJ owners will appreciate the fact that I have finally perfected the art of listening to the tank to fill it up. 3 times, right on the money.
Another reason it's good to own an early model.

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Is this going to be Bear?

That's hawt.

Another reason it's good to own an early model.
That already is bear. He is absolutely RELENTLESS when it comes to people food. I will stop eating to hold him in a timeout for 10 minutes a dozen times. He never gives up. He is now big enough to climb the tallest furniture in the house. He runs literally sideways on the vertical surfaces like couches and beds. He is just crazy.


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That already is bear. He is absolutely RELENTLESS when it comes to people food. I will stop eating to hold him in a timeout for 10 minutes a dozen times. He never gives up. He is now big enough to climb the tallest furniture in the house. He runs literally sideways on the vertical surfaces like couches and beds. He is just crazy.
Sounds like Jack, only worse.

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Finally remembered to snap a pic of the door limiting straps I made. They still need to be shortened a tad, but I think they look pretty sweet. Especially when I get the bedliner in.





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So... I have done jack **** on Alice recently. Its just so damn hot out. I just can't. So - to make up for it, here is some food porn!

I just made the most perfectly caramelized rare steak for dinner.



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Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
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Ok - so I have acquired assistance for prep work. This weekend should entail removing the carpets, cutting the access hole to get the sliders on, sanding everything down, getting the bedliner on and then getting the sliders on.

Ambitious- I know. We will see how far I really get before giving up to go swimming. I HATE summer. So hard.


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Getting back from Vermont - couldn't get a great picture... but you know you had a fun weekend when your black fender flares are the same color as your Jeep.



This picture was taken from just about where Alice was parked overnight. Nice secluded beach on a lake in a near-abandoned state park. Little too much pond-ick for my thorough swimming comfort though...



Kicked off the boots, threw the beer in the pond to cool down and had a delightful night.



One of the pictures took while wheeling - Liz still has to send me the others.



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