I took one of my CV drivelines (from my stash) in to Six States to have it lengthened to 51.25" for the rear of my Gladiator. This meant that it would have to be completely re-tubed, which costs much less than having a new one made as long as all the main components are in good shape. And the one I gave them was in excellent condition.
When they called and told me it was done, I was expecting to pay $125. But when I arrived, he immediately carried it out and put it in the back of my TJ. And before I even got out, he told me there was no charge at all. I asked why and he said it was because I was doing this project in honor of our military men and women and that they felt very strongly about being a part of it. I was shocked! I shook his hand and promised to bring it by for all of them to see when it is done. How amazing!
They did an outstanding job on it too. Clearly, they put extra pride into this one.
Midnight this truck is really coming together. I have been watching this thing ever since you started with the wagon on pirate. Your work is impressive and so is your attitude! I love that through all of your back pain you have been positive and up beat. You truly are an inspiration to all of use.
The fact that you are building this jeep as a tribute to our Men and Women who serve our Country is humbling to me. My Stepdad is in the Army and my Grandfather served in the Navy I'm proud to be a part of this military family and pray for them and their safe return. Thank You for building this Jeep in Honor of them and who they stand for.
We need more Men like you in this Country!! Thanks once again for your inspiration.
build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
I truly appreciate your kind words. I am like you; I am honored to be a member of a very strong military family. I am also sincerely proud to be an American.
And though my trials and tribulations seem endlessly bent on my destruction, I will not fall. I will stand and always remember that there are countless others who are facing much more difficult trials and tribulations than I ever have. There are brave men and women who willingly jump into the frey laying down their lives for the rest of us.
Therefore, we have no excuse and no right to throw away such a precious gift as freedom. We have a responsibility to use whatever gifts we have been given to help those around us. To honor those who made this country what it is today. But we must look beyond ourselves to see it.
It would be so easy for me to give up and let my endless pain and suffering rule over me and rob me of the gifts and blessings of God and this life. But I will not!! I will not waste it.
MB, I just wanted to throw some more support and encouragement your way. I am hoping to get into a J10 or J20 sometime soon, and it will never be anywhere near as involved as your build, but it is pretty inspiring to watch this come together.