Its been pretty crazy getting ready for this trip. There are alot of things that i put off doing such as rocklights and painting the jeep since they werent priorities. I should probably plan at least 1 trip to moab each year just so i wrap up all my unfinished projects
Anyway as far as my rig goes i installed hydro assist steeering(pump, reservoir, ram, etc..), behind the axle high steer tie rod, fixed a rear axle seal, repainted the fenders, boatsides, and headlight grills, bought and installed a cb radio, tuned said radio, installed the rocklights i have had for over a year, installed a rear smittybilt seat cover, and a few other odds and ends.
During the same time i also assisted jeff with the removal of his hard top, painting his jeep, installing seat covers, installing cb radio, fixing the front end play, cleaning up/painting the rusted spots, changing out the side mirrors, installing a tire carrier, installing a truck box, swapping out the power steering pump, and other odds and ends. I also bought him a spartan locker for his birthday and installed it as a surprise on Monday.
Also during this time my brother purchased a dana 44 with 4.56 gears and a detroit locker. Swapped the front axle on his cherokee from low pinion to high and did various upgrades at that time. Converted his dana 44 to disk brakes, then took it into six states for a rebuild. Six states informed him the housing was bent. Of course this was last week on a friday at 1pm. I quickly scrambled and tracked down a new housing out in herriman that we picked up on saturday. He dropped that off on monday and they had it done for him by tuesday. Both housings had one bent shaft so between the 2 they pieced together a good axle. He will be installing that axle today and then meeting us down in moab on tuesday.
To top it all off my offer on a house was accepted so ive been dealing with all the paperwork and headache associated with that, and moving out of my apartment.
Needless to say March has been a very busy month leading up to this trip.