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post #526 of 538 Old 11-21-2012, 03:52 AM
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Jake, it's awesome to hear from you. I am sorry to hear about the swift kick in the nuts life has given you recently. I, myself have just gone through this. My Jeep won't start, leaks at the head gasket, and although I really thought about selling her, I just couldn't. Things will get better, sometimes all you need is a little time. Also I know the job market sucks right now, and if your job is keeping you back, I'd say try and save for your own shop or just keep looking. Things will get better. Good luck and if you ever need anything, I am sure many here including myself would try and help any way we can.


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post #527 of 538 Old 05-01-2013, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE

No nothing new on the project.

I decided I will let her rot before I ever get rid of her. Way to sentimental to part with.

I am selling Grade 8 (my CJ3b) and Eazy (the other Jeep Truck) Want to see someone finish the projects.

New job at the beginning of the year (Professional mechanic). Moved in March. Got a new project I am going to flip. Getting back into YouTube. Miss the Jeep community. Jeeper for life. Don't forum at all anymore. Meet some great people over the years and made a few friends out of it.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel, might from time to time see a Jeep update.


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post #528 of 538 Old 05-02-2013, 08:04 AM
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got any pictures of the jeep truck you want to sell? Im interested......

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post #529 of 538 Old 07-22-2013, 07:26 PM Thread Starter
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I AM BACK. To long have I watched and read what others are sharing learning and finishing. I am back.

Post a few pics of the current status of THE HAMMER.

I will be making a new thread for the rest. Been 5 years since I began this build thread. Have had over 100,000 people view it (thank you) and over 500 posts in it (I thank you'll)

SO it begins.
















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post #530 of 538 Old 07-22-2013, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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post #531 of 538 Old 07-23-2013, 08:33 AM
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AWESOME. Glad to see you getting your second wind.

Build it, keep it, pass it down to your kids.

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post #532 of 538 Old 07-23-2013, 10:04 AM
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Nice Jake! Great video as well. As wacky as this sounds you can see how much you really love that old Jeep by the way you talk about it, where you're looking and how you run your hand over the lines of the body in the video. Everything happens the way it does for a reason, just keep going. As long as you keep stepping forward you'll get it done come Hell or high water.

Seems like everyday is a Monday.

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post #533 of 538 Old 07-26-2013, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Nice Jake! Great video as well. As wacky as this sounds you can see how much you really love that old Jeep by the way you talk about it, where you're looking and how you run your hand over the lines of the body in the video. Everything happens the way it does for a reason, just keep going. As long as you keep stepping forward you'll get it done come Hell or high water.
Thanks man. It's a special project to me.

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post #534 of 538 Old 07-26-2013, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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I just have to say reading back over the last few years if this thread, haven't really. I can go back to exactly what was going on in my life at that time I posted...flashbacks.

Now. Boy oh boy, i'm doing alright for myself - got control over my life and its pretty nice being single now. Dodged a big bullet some have told me over the last year since I broke up with her, and kicked her outta my life.

I changed, grew up, matured, and came to a new understanding with somethings...but THIS JEEP HAS ALWAYS BEEN HERE, and that is one thing that has not changed.

As bigjoe said, come Hell or high water. I'm doing this now.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE SUPPORT !

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post #535 of 538 Old 07-26-2013, 01:08 PM
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Good for you Jake. Just remember learn something from everything you do and you'll fine. As to the ladies, there's lots of them out there and as an old timer once said to me the hardest ship to sail on is relationSHIP but when find someone you'll know and all will fall into place. Now wipe off your nose roll up them sleeves up and get working on that Jeep!

Seems like everyday is a Monday.

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post #536 of 538 Old 10-14-2013, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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The end of the road

Sorry to say I tired my best and failed.

After rebuilding the Solex and then trying to start it, the engine was locked.

How locked? 2.5 foot breaker and a 6 foot cheater bar. Snapped my tool.

Tried dragging it, all 4 wheels just locked.

Soaked the cylinders, did everything right.

Fear that the engine may have been cracked since day 1. Only thing that would explain the running issues I had had over the years with it.

Firmly decided over the last couple months to part it out. Have a set price for the entire project as is. Almost everything is new or rebuilt on it.

Learning experience is what it was. My informal college education which lead me to the career path I am on now. Professional mechanic and proud of everyone I met along the way to teach me and learn new things every day.

Knowing this project is going to waste everyday hurts, and I kick myself around for the mistakes I made during the last 7+ years working on it. Then remember you don't learn anything unless you make mistakes. This project was not a mistake, rather the start for more to come.

Last picture of the Hammer I will be posting. Cheers, and thank you all for everything.


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post #537 of 538 Old 10-14-2013, 07:00 PM
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Bummer. Been following this build from the beginning and am sad to see it go.
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post #538 of 538 Old 10-14-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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New Jeep project coming soon. This one no longer have time, money or facility for.

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