I wish I had more of an update to post, but I don't. I've had family visiting, errands to run, work to do around the house and I seriously needed to spend some time in my darkroom before I lost my sanity. So, Greta's been a bit neglected this week. However, I thought I'd give everyone a status update on All Things Jeep here in the Republic of Dave:
- The brakes are still set to arrive on the 13th...Savvy shipped them sometime last Thursday but UPS decided to not do anything with them until last night. Maybe it was due to the Easter Weekend...I don't know. I've got the shop space all cleared out but I'm worried about the install; I usually have my dad helping on this kind of thing and in at least once incidence - turning down the unit bearing flanges - a third set of hands is going to be almost necessary. So I'll have to see if anyone else is free and wants to spend a bit of time wrenching.
- I've had some TPS and IAC issues, and while I think I got them licked I'm still attempting to determine the cause. I promised an update, and it'll come as soon as I figure out what killed both of them at once.
- My TJ Toolkit essay is coming along. I'm in a process of refining, taking photos, refining again, rewriting, taking more photos, rewriting again...you get the idea. I've added two things to Greta's Standard Equipment list, though: a towel (because a towel is about the most massively useful thing a Jeep driver can have) and The Mysterious and Suspiciously-Named "Girly Things" Kit...which is a LOT stranger and INFINITELY more useful than it sounds. It may even be more useful than the towel.
- Something new: I'm working on a set of half-doors. I really want to have some before the end of summer because I truly HATE driving around with the full doors and no top. I love Savvy's trail doors but don't want to spend $400 on them and wait for god-knows-how-long to get them...so I figured "Hey, I'm a guy that really knows where his towel is...why can't I just build some?" Things are just in the design phase at this point, but I'm working on a design that will use a stock mirror, an aftermarket latch of some sort, and aluminum skins over a composite core. I hope there is some interest in these, as I'm looking forwards to working on them.
That's about it for now...I'm working on a lot of things and will get some read-worthy posts up as soon as I can.