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Unread 05-23-2014, 05:55 AM   #406
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So, it sort of got shoe-horned into my last post while still at the hospital, so I decided to take it out and give him a proper introduction.

Here's my future little Jeeper!



Winchester Frank Marsh, born 5/4/2014 at 7lbs 11oz and 21".

Mom and baby are both recovering nicely and he's already taken his first ride in the Jeep!

is he crawling forward yet?

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Unread 06-27-2014, 11:43 PM   #407
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Finally cleaned out all the dog pee and vomit out of the JK by hosing it out. Gosh darn it's so great having a monstalined interior!



Next, since we're going to Rausch Creek next week to meet up with some guys from my old club, I installed a CB/PA system! Pretty proud of the install. Routed all cables through existing routes in the tailgate and under chairs. Cheated a little bit by routing the power wires and PA audio line through a drain plug under the seat, but made up for it by running everything super neatly through conduit with great shrinkwrapped connections. I forgot how much I *hate* running wires in conduit. Figured out at the end, though, that if you push it in at a 90 degree angle, it makes it *way* easier.







The PA output is terribly weak, so I just ordered two of these:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003A5YH8S/...332200_TE_item


My YJs isn't *bad*, but I'd love for it to really have some kick behind it and this is a simple, self-contained, weather-resistant way of doing it where I don't have to mess with extra switches or heat sinks.

Also finally decided to put on the new set of MTs before the trip next week. Still had a bit of life left on them, but figured if I was driving 4,000 miles and wheeling in the middle, it was worth putting on the new tires. No pictures....because it looks the same as the old tires.

Lastly, picked up a new project. A DIY Suzuki GS450, ha ha. (Some assembly required) Probably going to end up doing a scrambler-style build with it. We'll see. No rush. I just picked it up because it was a complete (if dissasembled) titled bike for $250.

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Unread 06-28-2014, 10:48 AM   #408
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I can't wait to monstaline my LJ, I did the black on my old TJ interior and loved it.

How much quieter are the new meats compared to ones with 70k? Safe travel on the trip next week
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Unread 06-28-2014, 11:46 AM   #409
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I can't wait to monstaline my LJ, I did the black on my old TJ interior and loved it.

How much quieter are the new meats compared to ones with 70k? Safe travel on the trip next week
Dunno yet, haven't driven it, ha ha. Only my wife has.

From what I remember from initial tire rotations, though, I'll bet it's much louder now.

And to add one more item to the to-do list, the brakes started squealing this morning, so it looks like I'll be putting on new brakes before driving cross-country monday.

(To be fair, they lasted 75k miles. Really can't complain)
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Unread 08-29-2014, 12:08 PM   #410
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Wow, I've been super negligent on this thread. Time for another super update!

1) Drove to PA and back in the JK with a 2 month old. Surprisingly, it went awesome.



2) Wheeled Rausch Creek with my brother's girlfriend's WK2. Super impressed with it's capability. That brake-lock-differential thing is magic.







3) Mazda got hit by truck shrapnel and has been in the shop, so for the past week I've been driving the YJ 120+ miles a day as a daily driver. It's done superb. Did a couple days no windshield, a couple days no doors, and due to thunderstorms put the soft top and doors back on for the first time two years (to the day, actually).

I replaced the cowl seal before doing so, but apparently it's not conformed yet, because it leaks like a sieve. Oh well.

4) Just finished a cool project, a combination shop dogbed and shoprag holder! Needed a dogbed in the shop still and had Dianna's old Mud Terrains laying around. Figured I'd solve my shop rag storage issue at the same time. Made it with faux leather fabric, the mud terrain, some foam, and 30-30 casings. Oo-rah.





5) New Project!



It's not actually mine, it's a buddy's. But he'll be storing and working on it in my garage and I'll be mentoring him through the project. It's a 1977 CJ5 that got part-way through a frame-off restoration. So everything up to the transfer case has been redone (engine rebuilt, frame coated, axle/suspension redone, new brakes/brakelines) and it looks like he did a pretty good job!

So we'll be first just bringing it back up to moving under it's own power, then work on street-legal after that. Lots of work to do, but hopefully can do it in a lot of stages.

So I'll leave you with a few more pictures of that!







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Unread 08-29-2014, 12:27 PM   #411
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That is literally the coolest dog bed I've ever seen, hope you don't mind me copying that idea for my garage haha

Did the PO on the CJ do a good enough job when he started the frame off? It would drive me nuts if I completed the guys work only to find the areas he did earlier were done poorly. Looks to be in good shape though
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Unread 08-29-2014, 12:32 PM   #412
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That is literally the coolest dog bed I've ever seen, hope you don't mind me copying that idea for my garage haha

Did the PO on the CJ do a good enough job when he started the frame off? It would drive me nuts if I completed the guys work only to find the areas he did earlier were done poorly. Looks to be in good shape though
Why thank you! By all means, please do!

It seems like he did a really good job. Talked with him for a long time and he seemed like he really knew what he was doing and the work he did on the engine is immacculate and the parts he chose for brakes, etc. are good, so I'm pretty happy with his work so far.
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I love the Tired Dog Bed! that's awesome!! if my dogs would not eat it, I would make them one! maybe in a few years.
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Unread 09-02-2014, 10:22 AM   #414
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I've been meaning to tell you how awesome that damn dog bed is.
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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 09-04-2014, 02:25 PM   #415
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Thanks guys!

Instead of putting all the pictures on here, I put a new thread with making-of and detail shot!

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f7/mu...oject-2689722/
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Unread 09-15-2014, 12:10 PM   #416
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*WARNING: BRAG POST*

Oh, btw, I know I showed exterior pictures of my garage, but I finally got around to cleaning and fully organizing it, so I figured I'd drop a brag picture of what my workshop bay looks like.

....keep in mind, this is only 1 of 6 bays.



Oh, and it's cut off, but the other wall has the mechanical workbench, air compressor and jacks/jackstands, another set of lockers, and another workbench (where my old JK bumper hangs)!

(And yes, that is a second motorcycle, in addition to the Yamaha Radian in the foreground, in pieces hanging out in the background)

Life is good.
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one of six bays

I like the exposed framework - want a shelf? Boom 2x4 into studs haha

Only one problem I could see with having such a huge garage...too many projects I would want to work on and not enough time haha
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Unread 09-15-2014, 12:28 PM   #418
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Only one problem I could see with having such a huge garage...too many projects I would want to work on and not enough time haha
Ha ha, super true. Hence the motorcycle in pieces and the CJ-5 sitting abandoned in the other bay, ha ha.
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Unread 09-22-2014, 11:52 AM   #419
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*WARNING: BRAG POST*

Oh, btw, I know I showed exterior pictures of my garage, but I finally got around to cleaning and fully organizing it, so I figured I'd drop a brag picture of what my workshop bay looks like.

....keep in mind, this is only 1 of 6 bays.



Oh, and it's cut off, but the other wall has the mechanical workbench, air compressor and jacks/jackstands, another set of lockers, and another workbench (where my old JK bumper hangs)!

(And yes, that is a second motorcycle, in addition to the Yamaha Radian in the foreground, in pieces hanging out in the background)

Life is good.
And you're in an area that doesn't need heat either!! (right?) I think that's my biggest bane, is painting in the winter. what, you need something above subzero temps to dry paint???! come on!!
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Unread 09-22-2014, 11:54 AM   #420
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And you're in an area that doesn't need heat either!! (right?) I think that's my biggest bane, is painting in the winter. what, you need something above subzero temps to dry paint???! come on!!
Ha ha, true. The flipside of that, however, is that I drip a lot onto my projects during the summer months, ha ha.

That and it's hard to paint or keep anything clean when you've got 6 fans whipping up dust and bugs in the summer, not for the heat, but to keep the damn mosquito swarms off!!!!
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