EDIT: I thought that the following was good enough to include as a prologue on the front page (slightly refined for clarity)...so, apologies for the following few lines being a bit of a repeat.
Post details of the brake upgrade!
Let's just state something for the record...
The idea behind this thread is this: to provide an entertainingly-documented accounting of all the work that I'm doing...major, minor, repair, diagnostic, etc, etc. The title of the thread was chosen deliberately: it's not a "let me hold your hand" write-up...it's more of, well, a guide. I want it to be interesting, informative, funny, and useful. I want it to spark ideas and imagination in the minds of other Jeep drivers. I want people to read, to see, to learn, and - most importantly - to be inspired
I want these things because - to me - the Jeep is the four-wheeled backpack of my life. She's the keystone that makes Bilbo Baggins' famous tale - "There, and Back Again" - actually possible...and if getting there and coming back again isn't what a trip into the wasteland is all about, then I surely do not know what is. To those ends, I want people to learn from me and with
me. Knowledge - more than any other tool - is the most crucial part of not only surviving the wasteland, but thriving
I will stay tuned for this one....is Anna going to do the brake job? if so, post lots of pics...LOL
And as the other guy asked, how does she keep her hands clean, and no grease stains or anything on her white shirt. I think shes just a model posing for the pic.
Rest assured that she'll be there for the brake job...and there will be lots of pictures, now that I see what everyone's really interested in seeing.
Keeping clean isn't that hard, actually. Three reasons:
1) As you can see in most of the pictures, Greta isn't that dirty underneath. I take her through a car wash about every three weeks, and when I find built-up grime, I clean it off. As a whole, she's spectacularly grease-free...so there's not that much to get on yourself in the first place.
2) We also keep all the tools as clean as possible, since that's just a good way to make sure that they don't get gummed up or rusted.
3) The biggest reason that we stayed clean is because we were photographing a LOT. We shot about two hundred pictures over two days, which meant that someone had a camera in their hand pretty frequently. Being a photographer (albeit film-based) I'm careful with cameras, so we washed our hands frequently.
If you guys want to see her all dirty and soot-covered to prove that she's not just a model, I'll take a picture of her welding or working over an anvil with a piece of hot steel.
She just got a lot more attractive, didn't she?