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post #5116 of 5132 Old 11-30-2013, 07:26 PM
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Guess I'm not the only one that took sabbitical from JF. Someone should start a "where are they now" thread. Hope all is well.

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Talked to James today, he's doing just fine.

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I'm alive, baby is good. Wife is good. Been through a few jobs, few cars, lots of changes. Still got the jeep. Never sold too much off of it, just tires pretty much so they didn't dry rot and go to waste. I still have no time, and now have even less money to put it back together, and even less desire sadly. I go out there and see all the work that's left and know I could work on something small, but just can't bring myself to even dive in. And now it's been so long I don't even remember most of what's what. I'll get back into it some day. If not, whatever. Am I bummed? Yep. But there's far more important things out there in life. Friends come and go, but family is there forever. And that's a far priority over fixing the jeep. Catch you all sooner of later.
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Glad you doing fine bro. That baby is going to be a year old soon! Wish I had a truck and trailer I would come get that Jeep, work a little magic then drive it back a few months later.


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Glad you doing fine bro. That baby is going to be a year old soon! Wish I had a truck and trailer I would come get that Jeep, work a little magic then drive it back a few months later.
Be careful what you wish for, one of the Indy guys may just drop it at your door. LOL.

Maybe we can get Extreme Off Road to do a Wrangler now.

James you have the right mind set, never put Jeeping before family.

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To quote my last post from 2014...

"I'm alive, baby is good. Wife is good. Been through a few jobs, few cars, lots of changes. Still got the jeep. Never sold too much off of it, just tires pretty much so they didn't dry rot and go to waste. I still have no time, and now have even less money to put it back together, and even less desire sadly. I go out there and see all the work that's left and know I could work on something small, but just can't bring myself to even dive in. And now it's been so long I don't even remember most of what's what. I'll get back into it some day. If not, whatever. Am I bummed? Yep. But there's far more important things out there in life. Friends come and go, but family is there forever. And that's a far priority over fixing the jeep. Catch you all sooner of later."

Pretty much all that, and the baby is 2 now! It's crazy. She's a riot.

Also this is a bump for T-Jay who PM'd me but I have like 1200 PM's in there and I'm not sifting through them just to send a PM back. lol

If I could give one word of advice, I'd tell everyone to absolutely not tear your junk down unless you are absolutely certain it will be back together quickly. My "two week downtime" has never ended. Now it just sits there. HEY AT LEAST IT'S FINALLY PAID OFF RIGHT?

You kids be good. And if you can't be good, be good at it.

::SELLING HALF OF MY JEEP::


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To quote my last post from 2014...

"I'm alive, baby is good. Wife is good. Been through a few jobs, few cars, lots of changes. Still got the jeep. Never sold too much off of it, just tires pretty much so they didn't dry rot and go to waste. I still have no time, and now have even less money to put it back together, and even less desire sadly. I go out there and see all the work that's left and know I could work on something small, but just can't bring myself to even dive in. And now it's been so long I don't even remember most of what's what. I'll get back into it some day. If not, whatever. Am I bummed? Yep. But there's far more important things out there in life. Friends come and go, but family is there forever. And that's a far priority over fixing the jeep. Catch you all sooner of later."

Pretty much all that, and the baby is 2 now! It's crazy. She's a riot.

Also this is a bump for T-Jay who PM'd me but I have like 1200 PM's in there and I'm not sifting through them just to send a PM back. lol

If I could give one word of advice, I'd tell everyone to absolutely not tear your junk down unless you are absolutely certain it will be back together quickly. My "two week downtime" has never ended. Now it just sits there. HEY AT LEAST IT'S FINALLY PAID OFF RIGHT?

You kids be good. And if you can't be good, be good at it.

I can relate to a lot of this. Mine was down for over 3 years for what started out as "a couple months". I didn't have a kid in that time though, cause if I did it would still be down probably.
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Mine has a locker issue, and I sure hope it doesn't turn into a 2 year project. That would so suck.

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I nearly **** my pants when I saw this thread at the top.....where it used to be.....where it should be.

I don't have the time that I used to but I'm not far if you ever want to turn a wrench on the old bird.

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To quote my last post from 2014...

"I'm alive, baby is good. Wife is good. Been through a few jobs, few cars, lots of changes. Still got the jeep. Never sold too much off of it, just tires pretty much so they didn't dry rot and go to waste. I still have no time, and now have even less money to put it back together, and even less desire sadly. I go out there and see all the work that's left and know I could work on something small, but just can't bring myself to even dive in. And now it's been so long I don't even remember most of what's what. I'll get back into it some day. If not, whatever. Am I bummed? Yep. But there's far more important things out there in life. Friends come and go, but family is there forever. And that's a far priority over fixing the jeep. Catch you all sooner of later."

Pretty much all that, and the baby is 2 now! It's crazy. She's a riot.

Also this is a bump for T-Jay who PM'd me but I have like 1200 PM's in there and I'm not sifting through them just to send a PM back. lol

If I could give one word of advice, I'd tell everyone to absolutely not tear your junk down unless you are absolutely certain it will be back together quickly. My "two week downtime" has never ended. Now it just sits there. HEY AT LEAST IT'S FINALLY PAID OFF RIGHT?

You kids be good. And if you can't be good, be good at it.
I have done two projects in the last 6 years one took a year, the other about 2.5 years. Worked on it, whenever I felt like it. Both work great last one got built as my mood and money allowed, nothing went on plastic. It does take perseverance to finish a built, it isn't for every one. Still start playing with it, just to spend idle time fruitfully in the garage. You can do it, even when it's at a snails pace.

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I know all too well what it's like to start a project with the idea that it will take a few weeks and then have it take seemingly forever. I beat myself to death to finish projects sometimes.

Like Art said, it's not easy at times to come up with time or motivation to get a build done. A lot of times for me, spending an hour on it here or there just feels worse than not working on it at all because I feel down on it and feel like no progress is being made. However, there is always light at the end of a long build and if you do decide to mess with it a little here and there you will eventually find the motivation to make the final drive to the finish. Once your at the paint and final assembely stage you will be dieing to jump in it and go for a drive again.

I still believe that you will drive Pumpkinator again some day, even if you don't believe it yourself


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I know all too well what it's like to start a project with the idea that it will take a few weeks and then have it take seemingly forever. I beat myself to death to finish projects sometimes.

Like Art said, it's not easy at times to come up with time or motivation to get a build done. A lot of times for me, spending an hour on it here or there just feels worse than not working on it at all because I feel down on it and feel like no progress is being made. However, there is always light at the end of a long build and if you do decide to mess with it a little here and there you will eventually find the motivation to make the final drive to the finish. Once your at the paint and final assembely stage you will be dieing to jump in it and go for a drive again.

I still believe that you will drive Pumpkinator again some day, even if you don't believe it yourself
Amen to that, don't give up!

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I'm alive, baby is good. Wife is good. Been through a few jobs, few cars, lots of changes. Still got the jeep. Never sold too much off of it, just tires pretty much so they didn't dry rot and go to waste. I still have no time, and now have even less money to put it back together, and even less desire sadly. I go out there and see all the work that's left and know I could work on something small, but just can't bring myself to even dive in. And now it's been so long I don't even remember most of what's what. I'll get back into it some day. If not, whatever. Am I bummed? Yep. But there's far more important things out there in life. Friends come and go, but family is there forever. And that's a far priority over fixing the jeep. Catch you all sooner of later.
Good to hear every one is good there. It's been a while since we saw you last. I know all about not enough $. Since I retired can't afford to do all my up grades I want to do. At least both Jeeps are off the blocks and on the road. Good luck and God bless.



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Thanks guys. I appreciate it.

I'm glad you are doing well Howdy. We need to get together again sometime. Wrangle that boy of yours up and maybe set up another hunting trip for next year or something.

Part of my other problem is that I've taken other hobbies to fill my time. I actually blacksmith now, and have a nice gas forge about half finished in the garage. I've also done a handful of wood working projects as well. I'll see if I can dig up any pictures if anyone cares. You really don't want to see pictures of the Jeep these days.

::SELLING HALF OF MY JEEP::


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