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Unread 09-17-2013, 06:12 PM   #376
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That's a good rifle, pre or post 64? I got my granddad's pre-64 Winchester 94 in 30-30. Only downside I can see is no scope/lack of scope options

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Unread 09-17-2013, 06:19 PM   #377
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That's a good rifle, pre or post 64? I got my granddad's pre-64 Winchester 94 in 30-30. Only downside I can see is no scope/lack of scope options
Post ('74). The pre-64s are going for *way* to high a premium for something I'm going to drag around in the underbrush.

I was originally looking at the Marlin 336, but wasn't happy with the ones I was finding. I prefer iron sights anyhow in the close quarters I'll be shooting, so it should be fine. Practice, practice, practice.
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Unread 09-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #378
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Shots of now cleared pathway:





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Unread 09-24-2013, 09:00 AM   #379
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Again, not soliciting, bit YJOTM is up for voting.

Originally there was only like 3 of us, but there's a *bunch* of good rigs now.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 12:50 AM   #380
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So not soliciting, but just threw the YJ in for YJOTM. First time ever entering it, so we'll see how a sleeper-mentality does in what is essentially a photo contest, ha ha.

In other news, things have been really busy, but good.

The new house/property has been taking up crazy amount of time and I've been continuing to train for triathlons and we've been fostering dogs (big 'ol rotties Angus & Quincy) for Scout's Honor and may have other exciting news soon as well! So yeah, busy.

The garage is still not organized because I've been busy with a number of projects, the biggest being rebuilding an old farm UTV. The build thread for that is on the North Shore Jeeps website. It's pretty neat and worth checking out.



I'll try and take some pictures of the work the Jeeps have been doing 'plowing' brush and winching trees and everything trying to clear land, because basically we've got 3 or 4 acres of land that have been taken over by brush/light woods/poison oak.

Seriously. Like 60% of all foliage on the property is poison oak. It's insane.

And the first time I had to battle it, it won.



Since then I've learned all the tricks on how to keep from getting a reaction, but it really is a constant battle and even if I'm not actively clearing it, the dogs run around in it and bring it in the house, so it's got to go. I'm in a constant state of itchy.

Finally got a chance to take the Islander out onto the dunes in Surfside. Dirty, dirty beach. Definitely not the kind of place you lay in the sun, but pretty to drive along.





The YJ has been working overtime due to my lack of a tractor. I initially used it to explore the back property before I cleared it, knocking over 3" and 4" trees without hesitation or the slightest damage to the undercarriage (although I did throw a driveshaft due to under-torqued u-bolts.)

This is what I was dealing with



Found an old tractor hitch in the shop



Hooked it up to the bumper and drove around until the brush was tore up enough to hand clear and then get the lawn tractor through.



I'll take some pictures tonight of the final product, but the difference is amazing for not having an actual brush-hog.

And here's a video of the "during"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq2aBAuXhPE

Reason I'm so excited about clearing the back property is because I finally got myself a proper deer/hog gun!



Winchester Model 94 Carbine 30-30 lever action! And I finally now have the space to set up a deer stand and/or a hog feeder! Just got my license and I'm all ready for my first deer season!

Oh, and BBQing.

....lots of BBQing.



So yeah, life is good.
my wife would die over the dolphins on yer garage...and that hitch looks just like the one I pulled off my xj and cut down to fit my dj....like the carbine...I just got rid of win model 100 in a .308 cal...didn't like it at all...even after severall boxes of rounds I could never figure out when it was going to go bang...so now I have a nice new savage model 11 in .308 and my old enfield 303...just wish I could find some "free hogs" to shoot got me a nice 250 acres for the deer but haven't seen any pig yet...and congrats totally on the land purchase
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Unread 09-30-2013, 12:32 PM   #381
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Just missing the ski goggles!!
LOL nice goggles!

and I've got more creepy stalker photos from your MA days from that one time I came & met the club if you want 'em
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Unread 09-30-2013, 01:11 PM   #382
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my wife would die over the dolphins on yer garage...and that hitch looks just like the one I pulled off my xj and cut down to fit my dj....like the carbine...I just got rid of win model 100 in a .308 cal...didn't like it at all...even after severall boxes of rounds I could never figure out when it was going to go bang...so now I have a nice new savage model 11 in .308 and my old enfield 303...just wish I could find some "free hogs" to shoot got me a nice 250 acres for the deer but haven't seen any pig yet...and congrats totally on the land purchase
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Holy Garage Batman!



LOL nice goggles!

and I've got more creepy stalker photos from your MA days from that one time I came & met the club if you want 'em
Ha ha, thanks guys.

I'm still in the process of cleaning up and organizing the garage, but I promise I'll post some better pictures after it's done.

I am *always* a fan of new pictures of my Jeep, ha ha, so if you've got any, I'd love to see 'em. (Which reminds me, I still haven't gotten the rest of the photos back from Big Bend yet. I need to bug Holly about that)

Oh, and haven't tried it yet....but I hear soured cour mixed with Kool-aid brings in the pigs for *miles*. After deer season's up, I'm giving it a try!
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Unread 10-01-2013, 07:14 AM   #383
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Ha ha, thanks guys.

I'm still in the process of cleaning up and organizing the garage, but I promise I'll post some better pictures after it's done.

I am *always* a fan of new pictures of my Jeep, ha ha, so if you've got any, I'd love to see 'em. (Which reminds me, I still haven't gotten the rest of the photos back from Big Bend yet. I need to bug Holly about that)

Oh, and haven't tried it yet....but I hear soured cour mixed with Kool-aid brings in the pigs for *miles*. After deer season's up, I'm giving it a try!
pm me your email and I'll send 'em over
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Unread 10-02-2013, 08:40 AM   #384
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Unread 10-03-2013, 04:24 PM   #385
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Thanks!


Ok, so back to technical:

So I've gotten really sick of having to throw in my front DS to have 4WD and taking it out again to go on-road, so I think it's time to finally do something about it.

Other bits to consider:
I'm hoping to put in a tummy tuck at some point
While I'm *eventually* planning on a selectable locker, it probably won't be for like...10 years. Even then, I'll probably switch to TJ shafts, so the driveshaft will *always* spin.
My rear DS is Tom Woods and I *love* it.

I just called the local DS shop and got a quote for $197 to rebuild my existing (both male and female splines/yoke)

For that price, I can buy a brand-new DS!

So....options (all including shipping):
Tom Woods XC DS - $199
Tom Woods XB DS - $220
Tom Woods Double-cardan DS (because I have an automatic locker) - $279 (plus $60 for TC yoke, so $340)
Carolina DS - need quote
Adam's DS - $190

For those options, I would choose the Tom Woods XB replacement, I think. That would give me a matching set with plenty of slip to adjust suspension/TC height while simultaneously keeping out dust, mud, and water.

Thoughts?
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Unread 10-12-2013, 05:40 PM   #386
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Cleaning this thing up is similar to a slightly abused pornstar throwing on a bunch of makeup to try to hide her eternal scars, but I think she doesn't look too bad
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Unread 10-13-2013, 09:49 AM   #387
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Well I have read your complete post over the last two days and I would apologize for all the Texans that did not welcome you to Texas!! Haha. So here is your offical "Welcome to Texas". !!! Also thanks to you and you wife for being part of the scouting program.
On the jeep side, keep on adding mods I am getting all kinds of ideas for mine.
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Unread 10-15-2013, 03:52 PM   #388
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Well I have read your complete post over the last two days and I would apologize for all the Texans that did not welcome you to Texas!! Haha. So here is your offical "Welcome to Texas". !!! Also thanks to you and you wife for being part of the scouting program.
On the jeep side, keep on adding mods I am getting all kinds of ideas for mine.
Well, thank you!

While the official welcome on the forum is much appreciated, I have to say that the in-person Texans we have met down here have been some of the most welcoming people I've ever met.

I can't tell you how many times I've heard (or repeated) the phrase "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could."

Next mod on the JK is going to either be the snorkel, the rear bumper, or new tires. Snorkel would be a birthday or anniversary present for my wife, bumper would be if we do an overland trip again anytime soon, and tires will probably be within the next 15k miles. So I'm trying to not spend a lot of money, but one or two of those will probably get done within the year.

While more of a repair and less of a mod, I just ordered the new YJ front driveshaft!



I actually ended up going with a Tatton DS from JeepAddOns (a vendor on the forum) because they were having a sale and I got it for $150 shipped to my door, including the 7" slip-splines that I'm going to need when I add the tummy-tuck.

*Really* crossing my fingers that this fixed the last of my vibration issues and the YJ can go back to being both a 4x4 and a highway vehicle without having to break out the wrenches.

Also, honored to be your first post! You'll have to post up some pictures in an introduction thread. Any specific ambitions or ideas for yours yet?
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Unread 12-12-2013, 05:19 PM   #389
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Ok, lots have happened lately with the Jeeps and the house and stuff, but I've neglected poor Jeepforum, so here's the cliffnotes:

Driveshaft took *forever*, like 6 weeks, to get to me with lots of "it'll be there Tuesday"s. When it got to me, this is what I got.



It was a damn TJ shaft. Right custom length, but wrong TC joint

They immediately apologized and sent me the right one:



Beefy sucker!

Reason it's taken me so long to get around to posting it is because right after that last post my wife found 6 emaciated pit bull puppies abandoned in a ditch by the side of the road in the rain. (The JKU was *invaluable* for transporting crates full of puppies to various vet/medical/adoption events, btw). We took them into our home/garage and through a whole lot of awesome social media rallying they went from this:



to this:



and sent them off to various rescues in Texas, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina. (That puppy is that last one to still need a home, FYI. Anyone know of a rescue willing to work with pitties, let me know!)

Full story and pictures on that whole deal, if interested, is at http://geoffreymarsh.com/TheTARDISGang/

Needless to say, this took up pretty much all my free time and my poor YJ went neglected to the point where the battery was so dead even the interior lights wouldn't turn on.

Also, the YJ was parked in the bay next to the dirt floor bay where we originally kept them. Dirt floor bay + wagging tails + playing puppies = dusty YJ. Like...disgustingly dirty YJ. YJ with no top or doors. Damnit.





Every bit of cloth and plastic in the interior was covered in dust. This box and cord are normally black....



So I pulled all the stuff and carpets and seatcovers and everything out of the Jeep and tossed it in the washing machine:



Also washed and waxed the exterior *and* interior, changed the oil, and swapped in the new driveshaft!

IT WORKED!!!!!!

*Finally* after almost two years I no longer have vibrations with my front driveshaft in. And it's a beefier DS to boot!

My other ride, the Tiburon, however, is not doing so well. Still very driveable, just occasionally needing some TLC So Dianna and I made the decision to finally get THIS:



2014 Mazda 3 Hatchback i Grand Touring (in a manual, of course)

Fun, good looking, easy-to-clean leatherette interior, loaded with tech, very practical and 40mpg! Gotta love it.

But the main reason we decided we needed to get rid of the old coupe and buy a new sedan is....we are expecting Baby Marsh in May!!!



(Until we find out the gender, we are just referring to it by the non-gender-specific title "The Cheerio Chucker".)



So....yeah. It's been a crazy couple months, and it probably won't get calmer anytime soon, but we're having a blast!
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Unread 12-12-2013, 08:10 PM   #390
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Congrats on the baby , lots of fun ahead for y'all .
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