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Unread 12-17-2013, 09:56 AM   #5896
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OH GOD IT'S BEEN SO LONG AND NOW YOU'RE DISASSEMBLING AXLES. WHAT HAVE I MISSED?

also, hi.
What you've missed is my chaotic and unorganized life not allowing me much time to turn wrenches or wheels and my lack of funding not allowing me much purchasing power for repairs or replacements. It's hard to find time to pull Greta into the garage to do ANYTHING, lately; it seems that whenever I get a moment or a few spare caps, something comes up or another expense takes precedence. That's sort of put the entire build in limbo, lately; I'm hoping I can get myself back on track soon, but I'm not counting on it. There's a potential trip planned for January 4th, but it's not solid yet; I'd LOVE to have an AntiRock installed by then but I'm not counting on it.

Also, I didn't think I'd be saying this today - or any other day - but no matter: I've missed you, Pookie.

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Did I hear mention of farming tools, bonfires, and sack cloth masks? We could throw rotten vegetables and scream profanities as well, but that might seem a bit over the top.
No, no, those are good touches...I think you should go with them. That's what I would do.

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Unread 12-18-2013, 10:51 PM   #5897
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Arrrrrrrrggghhh!

It is the time of year when all of the parts of a multi-faceted life spring forth to demand time, money, and blood. Or worse, familial participation/obligations. It's the American Way. Thus, this on-line party/guidebook/how-to/and journal of a man and his Jeep(s) becomes subject to the vagaries of life, family and the world.
But I believe that the bright and shining light that is the Republic of Dave can rise above these mundane forces and bring forth an entire near-miracle of ingenuity and productivity.

And call it the "girly things" kit.
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Unread 12-18-2013, 10:53 PM   #5898
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Uh, and I do indeed owe you a dead monkey sticker pic. I'm workin' on it.
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Unread 12-19-2013, 04:45 PM   #5899
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You sure got a purty mouth...though I adhere with the girly things kit suggestion
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Unread 12-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #5900
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I thought about spending some of my day doing some prep work in my shop to get the Jeep in. But then another foosball table appeared for temporary storage along with the other foosball table in temporary storage there...and the Farmall Cub...and the ugly *** Suzi......... So I satiated my desire to do ANYTHING Jeep-y today by catching up on your fantastic build thread. Looks like you've been busy and I really like the direction you've taken with Greta.

Thanks so much for such an entertaining read, as always, Sundowner. You have a very unique style and a knack for humorous mannerisms intertwined with technical expertise.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #5901
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Hey everybody wishing you all a safe and Merry Christmas and an even Greater New Year.
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Unread 12-24-2013, 08:14 PM   #5902
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Unread 12-25-2013, 12:45 AM   #5903
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So, I stumbled upon this forum - in fact, this very thread - while Google'ing project vehicles. I'm a total Jeep novice (read: noob) and I have to say this thread has officially caused me to be bitten by the Jeep bug!

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Unread 12-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #5904
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I tell him that every day, yet he still won't post any pictures. At this point I don't even care if they're jeep related, he could post a picture of his mailbox and id be more entertained than I am now.
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So I know I'm just some random dude on the Internet poking you.

But, I took the family Jeeping today and the missus was not happy about getting her hair blown into her eyes. If only I knew what was in the mysterious girlie things kit. I'm sure the Jeeping would have been 1000% better. So any idea when you'll have that information for us?
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Unread 12-31-2013, 03:05 AM   #5907
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What you've missed is my chaotic and unorganized life not allowing me much time to turn wrenches or wheels and my lack of funding not allowing me much purchasing power for repairs or replacements. It's hard to find time to pull Greta into the garage to do ANYTHING, lately; it seems that whenever I get a moment or a few spare caps, something comes up or another expense takes precedence. That's sort of put the entire build in limbo, lately; I'm hoping I can get myself back on track soon, but I'm not counting on it. There's a potential trip planned for January 4th, but it's not solid yet; I'd LOVE to have an AntiRock installed by then but I'm not counting on it.

Also, I didn't think I'd be saying this today - or any other day - but no matter: I've missed you, Pookie.


i know your pain on that,my friend. i had taken a long hiatus myself. i'm actually embarrassed at the condition of Crawley at this point. my time has been consumed by work, and my money has been redirected to.... other things. some of those other things, you are to blame for, but probably not what you're thinking.

don't feel bad about the missing thing. even *my brother* asks if i have seen whatever new project you're working on.

your custom top looks badass.

what's this about a trip? where to?
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CRAWLEY'S STORY <3 (sort of a build thread)
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Guess who's alive? If you guess "Me!" then you're correct no matter which way you directed the word...and that makes us all winners. If you'd like to play another guessing game, you can guess the answer to "Who gets to go look for a compression gauge today because they might have a blown head gasket?"

I'll post a picture of the gauge when I get it so that Spyder doesn't come beat me senseless. In the meantime, I'll just apologize for my absence; the whole Crimmus season was uber-busy and Beasley hit it right on the nose with noting that I've been doing stuff in the darkroom for weeks. Just in case nobody believes that excuse...

Pictured: Here's one collection...




Pictured: ...and here's another.




There's actually a method behind the madness; not only were Annabelle and I completing prints for people for Crimmus, but we were also working on them in order to (hopefully) sell a few. I don't know that they'll garner any real interest, but if they do the extra income will help us afford to do more with the pursuits that we enjoy...among which are a certain TJ and LJ. The four matted images in the second picture are finished, as is the hard-to-see abstract piece to the left, as are two additional pieces that are not shown...and if you don't think that completing seven images in a couple of weeks is hard, then you've never tried to do it.

Anyway...that's what we've been busying ourselves with doing; if I can get my hands on a gauge today I'm going to see how my cylinder compression is holding up. I noticed an absurd amount of water vapor in my exhaust yesterday and I'm still losing coolant somewhere, and although I don't really have any of the other signs of a blown head gasket - oil/coolant contamination, coolant smell in the exhaust, loss of power, misfire codes, etc. - I figure that it's worth checking out. I thought it could be a leaking radiator cap, but there aren't any signs of a leak around the cap and I'm losing a half a gallon of coolant in a little over a month. So, that's where we're at: I need to hurry up and sell some prints so that I can afford to make some repairs and improvements on Greta.

Also, just for Spyder...

Pictured: The inside of my mailbox.

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Unread 12-31-2013, 08:46 AM   #5909
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There is a little tester you can buy that looks for combustion gasses in your antifreeze. Also, for free, if your head gasket it REALLY bad the spark plug in that cylinder will look different - as in steam cleaned.

You have a website for the photography?
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There is a little tester you can buy that looks for combustion gasses in your antifreeze. Also, for free, if your head gasket it REALLY bad the spark plug in that cylinder will look different - as in steam cleaned.
I thought about picking one of those up; I'm going to pull and inspect the plugs as soon as I get a moment and I'm hoping to have the compression gauge on-hand when I do so, just in case I see something foreboding. Or...maybe I'll have Annabelle do that...hmm...

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You have a website for the photography?
I don't, yet, but I know I need to; a website adds a great deal of credibility to one's efforts - no matter the subject - and publicizes the efforts in a way that not even the best-promoted gallery showings can match. It's difficult to get the images into a digital format, which is why I've not seriously pursued an online presence in this particular venue...but I'm going to have to settle down and figure out how to do it at some point, regardless. I suppose the turn of the year is as good a time as any; when I get something together, I'll let you know. Also, if anyone has any brilliant notions/suggestions for me, feel free to send me a PM.
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