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post #5491 of 8099 Old 09-18-2013, 07:50 PM
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post #5492 of 8099 Old 09-18-2013, 08:04 PM
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Just finished my skid install and locker pump relocation. Nothing fancy (KISS principle) Just thought I'd share - food for thought.


Just cut the stock bracket flipped it on it's side and mounted it to the floorboards. No change to any lines, just rerouting and hopefully smart placement.
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Meesa? Meesa!! Damn it...you just brought some Jar Jar Binks into my thread.

Party. F******. Foul.

F***, I'm ashamed that I caught that. :

I don't know whether to apologize or cackle maniacally...


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I got some official monkey killing supplies in today:


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post #5495 of 8099 Old 09-18-2013, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Just finished my skid install and locker pump relocation. Nothing fancy (KISS principle) Just thought I'd share - food for thought. Just cut the stock bracket flipped it on it's side and mounted it to the floorboards. No change to any lines, just rerouting and hopefully smart placement.
Hey...stop giving me good ideas!!

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I usually do both at once.

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I got some official monkey killing supplies in today:
Now, that is what Willis was talkin' about.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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post #5496 of 8099 Old 09-18-2013, 10:22 PM
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If I send you a Fiver can you mail me some dead monkey stuff to Oman.......

Promise no SW language...
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post #5497 of 8099 Old 09-19-2013, 03:23 AM
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Stickers look great!

Sorry to hear about the pup and the woman and the GAWDAMNCREEPYCRAWLYFLYINGSPAWNOFSATAN indecent. I hate insects as much as you hate monkeys.

I also feel you on the cap shortage. The Fun Fundage Federation is a hard club to join. I have been struggling for about 2 years and am about ready to point fingers at someone other than myself for my financial woes. It seams there are fewer avenues for gainful employment. And it also seams employers are interested in FNG's in lieu of qualified and experienced persons. I assume because they can pay the FNG's less.

BURNOUT is something I always struggle with. I am impatient, and not being able to afford the things I want to do, often leads me to distractions. Then I get an idea for something completely different. I REALLY wish I would have held out for a rubicon instead of buying my SE. I could probably still be content with a jeep as capable as yours (in comparison to mine) However I am so tired of driving 50MPH everywhere I go, and an already chattering D35 rear axle (that I really haven't been rough on) has me wanting to go back to a fullsize GM truck.

My point? Take into consideration that your jeep is far more capable than some of us are stuck with. So enjoy it for what it is more, and worry about the build less. I guess it kinda goes back to what has already been said about the coolest parts, and keeping up with what everyone else is doing.
Using a jeep is as important as building it to avoid burnout.
I am fairly certain reading about ROD adventures would be just as entertaining as the muppet lab projects. So maybe the next thing to save funds for should be an adventure rather than a mod.

That said, I really enjoy this thread. Often it is the only reason I come to this forum anymore. I go a week or 2 then come catch up on this thread.
Its late and I dont always have the best communication skills so I hope that didn't come off as offensive or preachy or otherwise negative.


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If I send you a Fiver can you mail me some dead monkey stuff to Oman.......Promise no SW language...
Send me a PM and we'll get you taken care of.

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Stickers look great!
Thank you! I like them, myself, and I really like the shirt version when Annabelle wears it.

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Sorry to hear about the pup and the woman and the GAWDAMNCREEPYCRAWLYFLYINGSPAWNOFSATAN indecent. I hate insects as much as you hate monkeys.
It's been one thing after the other, lately. I got hit in the face with a crescent wrench, yesterday; split open my eyebrow and left me looking even worse than normal, if that's even possible. I still have a headache.

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I also feel you on the cap shortage. The Fun Fundage Federation is a hard club to join. I have been struggling for about 2 years and am about ready to point fingers at someone other than myself for my financial woes. It seams there are fewer avenues for gainful employment. And it also seams employers are interested in FNG's in lieu of qualified and experienced persons. I assume because they can pay the FNG's less.
Business is all about cheaping out, lately...but that's not universally true. There are still some employers and companies that want to do things right instead of cheap, and it's my hope that these will proliferate and bring some much-needed quality back to the EconoDesert we're currently experiencing.

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BURNOUT is something I always struggle with. I am impatient, and not being able to afford the things I want to do, often leads me to distractions. Then I get an idea for something completely different. I REALLY wish I would have held out for a rubicon instead of buying my SE. I could probably still be content with a jeep as capable as yours (in comparison to mine) However I am so tired of driving 50MPH everywhere I go, and an already chattering D35 rear axle (that I really haven't been rough on) has me wanting to go back to a fullsize GM truck.
Nah, don't go to a fullsize truck...that would make way too much sense and all of the mystery and suspense and surprise would go out of your life.

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My point? Take into consideration that your jeep is far more capable than some of us are stuck with. So enjoy it for what it is more, and worry about the build less. I guess it kinda goes back to what has already been said about the coolest parts, and keeping up with what everyone else is doing.
Using a jeep is as important as building it to avoid burnout.
I am fairly certain reading about ROD adventures would be just as entertaining as the muppet lab projects. So maybe the next thing to save funds for should be an adventure rather than a mod.
You know, I really hope that's true. I really, really, really hope so. I'm itching to get out and DO SOMETHING now that my back is - hopefully - healed up enough to take a couple of days in the Wasteland. Ironically enough, the wheels are already starting to turn; things were being set in motion this afternoon before I read your post this evening...

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That said, I really enjoy this thread. Often it is the only reason I come to this forum anymore. I go a week or 2 then come catch up on this thread. Its late and I dont always have the best communication skills so I hope that didn't come off as offensive or preachy or otherwise negative.
No worries about how you're coming across; I think that both I and everyone else can understand what you're saying and where you're coming from. Personally, I'm just glad that you're getting something enjoyable from Greta's build thread...and although I'm not at liberty to say much, I can say that there are some interesting forum-esque happenings taking place behind the scenes, and I think that a lot of this thread's readers are going to be very excited when said happenings are unveiled. Now, it's not in my nature to be mysterious - HA! I'm FUNNY! - but I can't talk about it and I can't talk about why; you'll just have to wait and see what develops. Either that, or you'll have to incessantly bother me with PMs until I crack.

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Wait, we cant stop here, this is bat country.........
At least you're not seeing manta rays.

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No worries about how you're coming across; I think that both I and everyone else can understand what you're saying and where you're coming from.
Yup, because that's how we roll!!

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Meesa? Meesa!! Damn it...you just brought some Jar Jar Binks into my thread.

Party. F******. Foul.

F***, I'm ashamed that I caught that. :
As well you should be, although it is Star Wars...so it's a mixed curse.

To the destination, no matter where that happens to be, or what's in the way.


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Today's Jeeping: Puppy surgery.

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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So the wife and I went to Disneyworld and left our son behind. Then a package arrived from the "Muppet Labs" which my son apparently thought was for him, and he opened it. When he called, he said he knew right away that it wasn't for him. My doG, what has he seen? I fear that when I come home, this is the scene that will greet me.
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Many good wishes on El puppy.
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I swear there's something in the air this month.
My wife's losing her father. They're gathering the family for a last visit today..
Nine people I work with are losing or have lost someone this month.
Three people I work with are battling, or have someone in their immediate family battling cancer.

Bleah! fricking depressing.

Hang in there!

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Good luck with the pup!
Pupdate: Everything went well. I'll post a picture later, because Photobucket doesn't seem to be taking new pictures right now.

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So the wife and I went to Disneyworld and left our son behind. Then a package arrived from the "Muppet Labs" which my son apparently thought was for him, and he opened it. When he called, he said he knew right away that it wasn't for him.
First of all, that lead sentence is the funniest thing I've read in a LONG time...so, points awarded, there. Also, I'm glad to hear that the contents aren't kid-friendly; that explains the sudden rash of angry glares from soccer moms with kids in their cars.

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Many good wishes on El puppy.
Thanks, man...we'll know in a couple of weeks whether or not everything is kosher.

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I swear there's something in the air this month.
My wife's losing her father. They're gathering the family for a last visit today..
Nine people I work with are losing or have lost someone this month.
Three people I work with are battling, or have someone in their immediate family battling cancer.

Bleah! fricking depressing.

Hang in there!
One of the guys that I work with lost his father over the weekend - it was expected, but still... - and also a cousin - not expected - and his aunt had a stroke on the way home from his dad's funeral. Time for October(fest).

If it's worth doing, then it's worth overdoing.

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