wow, I just spent all my free time over the last three days reading your thread... all I can say is its like a train wreck, once you see it, you just cant stop looking. but I will say, it was the best of times and it was the worst of times, for a couple minutes there i was sure people were going to start throwing punches. I think your jeep has turned out most excellent and so has this thread honestly the best part of reaching the end is that I have not reached the end, i was a little worried over the last few pages as to whether or not it was still alive!
Wow! Thank you so much! I am so happy you have enjoyed it! It always makes my day to hear that I entertained someone, even if just for a bit.
Definitely not dead - just temporarily slowed down. There is plenty more fun to be had.
I do have some bad news... after doing the GM filler hose replacement to stop the TJ overflow issue and being thrilled with it for 2 months... I overfilled at the pump again. I can not express how sad I was. This weekend I plan to take the top off and see if I can see anything wrong with the flapper valve.
Also, I have decided to not go with the drop down tailgate for now. While I love the idea - I realized that Alice is so high if I put a drop down I would not be able to get into the box that I plan to build for the trunk area.
A small modification is in works now.... since I cant carry 35" tires on the stock tire carrier, I decided to ditch it. But of course that leaves the issue of the missing 3rd brake light. I am mid-process of jimmy rigging a solution that should maintain legality (its not like I am worried about visibility in this thing) and keep appearances up.
I also have the box project in the works, I might even start on it this weekend. The plan is to build a main lockable and waterproof storage box to fit in my extra trunk space. It will be wood and not metal and no one can talk me out of it!!!! :P
Lastly, since the man is much more electronically inclined than I am - I have tasked him to design my sound system. The requirements.... be waterproof (read: jeepproof) and have a high quality sound/feel even when rolling down the highway with no doors. My budget is $1,500 - lets see what he can do!
Also, school starts up again next week so I will have much more time to post plans, projects, questions and random wanderings.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far!