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Unread 10-10-2013, 04:00 AM   #5641
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Very nice progress since the last time I chimed in ( bout a hundred pages ago!). I also agree you need a Robco sticker on Greta to complement the dead monkey. Have you had any more luck with determining the cause of the harsh ride in Greta? I haven't seen any updates other than the new shocks not making much of a difference. And I am not going to intrude my ignorance on suspensions ; here to learn, not to lecture. Love the build, and love the on and off topic thread even more . Thank You!

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Unread 10-10-2013, 05:47 AM   #5642
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Unread 10-10-2013, 06:55 PM   #5643
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Lol! Sundowner just became the four wheeling version of The Stig! "They say that the US goverment is producing a new type of body armor that's stronger than Kevlar using nothing but the hair from his beard...."
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Unread 10-10-2013, 07:30 PM   #5644
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When there are pictures of Annabelle posted in this thread would someone please PM me?
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Unread 10-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #5645
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...... How , and also why, do you know this stuff. Are you an editor for Encyclopedia Britannica?
Actually, I think that small bit of information can probably be found on Wikipedia, although I read up on it some years back when tritium first became popular as an illuminating compound. One of my main pastimes is reading...I love a good book, no matter the subject, and if I'm not doing anything else it's likely that I'm flipping a few pages in one musty tome or another. Right now, I'm working through Witchcraft at Salem, which is a rather unique take on the subject. After that, I'll probably go through The Philosophical Dictionary again, because I could use a good laugh. It's all because I love learning new things; that's my driving force in life. There...you learned something about me.

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He's actually a culmination of information derived from websites throughout the net that became a thinking entity and lives within jeepforum to divulge information to survivalist minded people whom he deems worthy to live as he plots the destruction of mankind...
Surprisingly close guess. Don't tell anyone.

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I promised I would keep this a secret but he is the only person to ever win 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire!'
If that was true, there would be a lot more done to Greta by now.

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hey hey...me me me me...I too can play this game...umm umm did you know?...ummm that over 100 people die each year from choking on the tops from bic pens.......man I used to know stuff like that...back when i had time to read...now bout all I really know is lowes is the only place for good cutoff wheels, and Kroger has green beans on sale....
Man, I love me some green beans...

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Very nice progress since the last time I chimed in ( bout a hundred pages ago!). I also agree you need a Robco sticker on Greta to complement the dead monkey. Have you had any more luck with determining the cause of the harsh ride in Greta? I haven't seen any updates other than the new shocks not making much of a difference. And I am not going to intrude my ignorance on suspensions ; here to learn, not to lecture. Love the build, and love the on and off topic thread even more . Thank You!
I need a RobCo sticker, yes. I also need an Aperture Labs sticker. I really haven't made more progress in the Harsh Ride Department, but I think it's the fact that Greta is still pretty light for the springs that she's got, all things considered. The stiff tires don't help, and the roads are just...well, they're just really bad. With those things in mind, I think I may just be dealing with a comedy of errors, so to speak; lots of little stuff that's adding up. So, no, there's nothing new to add to that particular quandary...but I'm glad that you're enjoying all the randomness nonetheless.

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That kind of gives credence to the "thinking entity" hypothesis that cycleguy proposed...

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Lol! Sundowner just became the four wheeling version of The Stig! "They say that the US goverment is producing a new type of body armor that's stronger than Kevlar using nothing but the hair from his beard...."
Here's a clue as to how out-of-the-loop I am with certain bits of knowledge: I had to look up that reference because I wasn't sure that I interpreted it correctly. It turns out that I was right, but that's not the point.

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When there are pictures of Annabelle posted in this thread would someone please PM me?
I can do that, and I can also make it much worse on everyone by saying "In the meantime, should I PM you the pictures that I consider to be too racy for posting in the thread?"

Hehehehehe...I'm evil.

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Unread 10-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #5646
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Unread 10-10-2013, 08:31 PM   #5647
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O'Evil One, please send PM.
Now there's a list I could be on without worrying or looking over my shoulder (well, except to make sure my kids were otherwise occupied)

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i can do that, and i can also make it much worse on everyone by saying "in the meantime, should i pm you the pictures that i consider to be too racy for posting in the thread?":d
Hell, no!!!
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Well Sundowner after 2 months of boot camp I caught up with your thread! Still one of my favorites! I look forward to seeing what comes next and I'm still waiting for the girly things kit and announcement of a commercialized hard deck!

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ok so who or what is an "Annabelle"?...im guessing either a hot wife/girlfriend or even sister maybe..or..one heck of a mamajama sexy rig...im dying here ...come on...tell me already...

oh n hey did you send my stickers yet???...lol

and speaking of kevlar...lol i had some kevlar board(1/4 masonite with 7 layers of kevlar on each side)...claimed it was bullet proof...i used some for a deck lid on a bobed xj, it was cool looking...but anyway...at any yardage it would stop a .22 but the .303 and the .308 just wasted it....hey but you cant burn the stuff tried that too....and its highly irritating to the skin when the little particle break off in your pores....how or why is this usefull, im not really sure...but its definitly stronger than my beard
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Unread 10-11-2013, 03:08 PM   #5651
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If I did that, I wouldn't be Evil, now would I?

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Well Sundowner after 2 months of boot camp I caught up with your thread! Still one of my favorites! I look forward to seeing what comes next and I'm still waiting for the girly things kit and announcement of a commercialized hard deck!
I'm glad you've enjoyed the ride and I hope you like what I'm going to do to Greta's tummy; that's the next big project. I do seem to recall a Girly Things Kit...it's terribly mysterious and nearly unicorn-like, you know.

Interesting that you mention the hard deck; Beasley's trailer will be getting one, and it will be better than mine because I halfway know what I'm doing, now.

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ok so who or what is an "Annabelle"?...im guessing either a hot wife/girlfriend or even sister maybe..or..one heck of a mamajama sexy rig...im dying here ...come on...tell me already...
Obviously you missed Page 1, so you can check out the image below as a quick recap. A more in-depth explanation is this: Annabelle is the good-looking part of Muppet Labs, and according to all the smart-a**es that like to give me grief about it - AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE - the one that does most of the work on Greta. Now in all seriousness, I do my fair share of wrenching, but I also do a lot of photographing because I'm pretty sure that everyone likes looking at her a lot more than they like looking at me.

Pictured: Actually, I'm completely sure of that fact.



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oh n hey did you send my stickers yet???...lol
They're going out tomorrow, and that's about all that will be happening tomorrow because Muppet Labs will be closed over the weekend in observance of Columbo Day...which means that I'm going to pack up Greta and f****** vanish for a couple of days. I'll catch you all on the flip side, when I return from locations undisclosed.
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Obviously you missed Page 1, so you can check out the image below as a quick recap. A more in-depth explanation is this: Annabelle is the good-looking part of Muppet Labs, and according to all the smart-a**es that like to give me grief about it - AND YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE - the one that does most of the work on Greta. Now in all seriousness, I do my fair share of wrenching, but I also do a lot of photographing because I'm pretty sure that everyone likes looking at her a lot more than they like looking at me.

Pictured: Actually, I'm completely sure of that fact.

in my own defense of which im sure I don't qualify, when there are umm say 380 pages on a build its highly likely I start at the end and work my way back thru....im sure at somepoint I would have figured it out...lol

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They're going out tomorrow, and that's about all that will be happening tomorrow because Muppet Labs will be closed over the weekend in observance of Columbo Day...which means that I'm going to pack up Greta and f****** vanish for a couple of days. I'll catch you all on the flip side, when I return from locations undisclosed.
awesome cant wait...even just washed a spot for it...lol
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I am home for the last two weeks of the month , we need to get some aluminum ordered .
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Well, Muppet Labs is reopened after a very enjoyable Columbo Day; I hope you all celebrated by taking your Peugeot 403 Cabriolets out for a spin.

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in my own defense of which im sure I don't qualify, when there are umm say 380 pages on a build its highly likely I start at the end and work my way back thru....im sure at somepoint I would have figured it out...lol
Yes, that would have worked...eventually.

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I am home for the last two weeks of the month , we need to get some aluminum ordered .
Do I need to roll up to the hacienda and take some measurements?
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Unread 10-15-2013, 05:18 AM   #5655
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Today's Jeeping: A little more research into Windrock; it won't be the last weekend of the month because I'm already committed to something at that time, but the first weekend or so of next month is looking pretty strong.
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