post #76 of Old 03-20-2006, 11:37 AM
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That was an awesome trip! I am glad you like so much my country. If in your next trip you make it all the way down to Michoacan, give a call and we could go jeeping to some nice places and small towns with tons of “artesanias” (handcrafts) .

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go jeeping to some nice places and small towns with tons of “artesanias” (handcrafts) .
Handicrafts are OK, but senoritas bonita y coronas frio es muy bueno

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Handicrafts are OK, but senoritas bonita y coronas frio es muy bueno

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AHHHHHH !Que bueno, amigo!
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Great story/adventure and thanks for the all the pictures
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post #80 of Old 05-24-2006, 11:19 AM
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I am digging the trip report and pics but I cant belive you let a bad ujoint/driveshaft stall your progress. Were you afraid somthing more serious could be wrong with the jeep. Even at the price's you were charged I would have kept going.

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post #81 of Old 06-05-2006, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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we question our decision to turn north early

Hey thanks all for the good words, it was fun doing the post.

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I am digging the trip report and pics but I cant belive you let a bad ujoint/driveshaft stall your progress. Were you afraid somthing more serious could be wrong with the jeep. Even at the price's you were charged I would have kept going.

I know! I will always question our decision to turn north early . After 3 mechanics did work on the U-joint and said all was OK and 3 times the U-joint went bad we felt we had maybe a bent shaft or coupler or worse. I think in the end all we had was maybe the wrong U-joint and/or clamp. The Jeep is still running good today with no more U-joint problems.

We decided to make up for the early Mexico exit by doing a 2 year trip through Central America and maybe even South America. We are taking off June 07’. Yes, I guess that works!
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Sounds Great! Keep us posted.

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post #83 of Old 06-06-2006, 08:45 PM
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Excellent read! Thanks for posting your trip.
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post #84 of Old 06-06-2006, 09:01 PM
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Yes... very enjoyable read and lots of great pics! I read this thread a few months ago, but I'm glad it's been brought back to my attention.

Would you care to also fill us in on how one might be able to take a 9 month vacation? Cause I'd sure love to ditch my crap job and head west!

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way good trip bro sounds awsome, great story
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The YJ returns to Mexico

It has been a while so I figure it is time to post a little update.

cavebiker & cavegirl; I thought of retiring our old YJ but with our new plans to do Mexico by Jeep again it seemed only fitting to restore the beast and use that. Purchasing a newer Jeep for this ride just didn’t sound as fun or exciting as re-doing the YJ. (Do I need help!)

Here are a few photos of the YJ coming back to life. I will keep the re-build updates here but I’m not sure if I should continue this thread for this trip report or start a new, for now it just seems right to continue here.

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She is gonna look pretty.





Star tuned, much more to come...
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Cavebiker, great trip writeup.

You got me psyched again. Last winter I headed out to spend two months on the Yucatan only to be rear ended in Corpus Christi. It destroyed my Dinoot micro trailer and jeep so I ended up flying down and renting a car. Not the same trip exploring I had planned with my jeep, but still interesting. I really enjoyed the Mexican people and sites. So much to see, and such a wide variation in terrain, culture and climate. I never had an incident like you where the cops tried to put the bite on you for nothing, but I read enough and knew enough that I would have just taken the trip downtown or waited it out. The entire two months I was there I never had a single incident where I was the least bit concerned about my safety. Decided last week to take my jeep back from the insurance folks and get it repaired myself so I'll have my rig back in a month or so. Maybe time to start planning again. Keep us informed about your rebuild

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Hey Bernie, hows the rebuild coming?

here are a few more pics of mine


The Webber is in.


My buddy Clyde had this chrome steering wheel, I thought is was too much at first but now I love it.


I'm liken' it!




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Glad you asked! I finally got tired of dickering with the insurance company of the guy who hit me and had a tow truck pick up the jeep and take it to a body shop. I paid for the repairs to make it driveable and flew down and got it and then drove it back to Virginia. Here's a pic of it on my way back



mostly things are back to normal but still sorting out some suspension issues. Idiots in the salvage yard moved it with fork lifts and bent some stuff.

Getting back to Mexico this winter isn't in the cards right now, too much going on at home. Will see if I can get something planned for next year, but definitely heading back there. Your jeep is coming along nicely!!
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