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Unread 11-09-2011, 04:35 PM   #46
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From 5th thru 8th grade we were into launching Model rockets. We made them in the basement, 3 of his friends were always there. All building rockets, me included. Our biggest was 4" in diameter, and 7' tall. We were members of a national rocket society called TRIPOLI. Right before we got out of it, I took the boys on a national trip to BFE, Kanas. Highest rocket launched was roughly 20,000 feet. We spent a lot of time together. I don't have to say, I wish I would have.
Our highest was 5,000 feet, we launched once a month. It was my responsibility to call the airport for a Notam (notice to airmen)

, for a waiver to 10,000'

I think this still exists, they meet in the Black Rock desert in NV.
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Unread 11-09-2011, 05:36 PM   #47
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We have a closet full of rocketry stuff. We seldom get one back!! It's fun to launch them and watch 'em go. We never got into what I would call a giant rocket like you guys did, though.

That's a cool picture the doctor took of you in your gear.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 10:11 AM   #48
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1983, 4.56, Detroit rear w/ mosers, True-trac front w/warn shafts, 6 bolt hubs, MM lockouts, and a 1977 304. T-5, Dana 300, AMC20/Dana 30.
Dark Khaki Metallic, (1989/90 factory Wrangler color).
1" poly body lift, 2.5" 4wd springs in a SUA.

It took me a year to do, welded in a boat load of sheet metal, herculiner, seats from a S-10 (should have went with black leather), finished it 4 years ago.

Mistakes, got the wrong color guages, Diamond plate corners (need to paint them black) I did coat between them and the body with undercoating. Windshield wiper arm needs to be changed. It had a "c" bumper, took it off to redo.

It has 35's on it for the street, I change to 33's if I take it on the trail. The side steps are for the wife, rocker guards are 0.250"x 6" flat stock tied into the frame in three places. The thru bolt holes in the tub have a silcone ring of caulk around the holes, as do the windshield hinges.

Had it on the trails twice, Redbird in IN. And Flat Nasty in MO.
The wife says its to nice for the trails, ok, so I bought a 5 for that.

on edit, the tow points on the front bumper tie into the frame with the winch mount. I did all the work myself, with the exception of the paint. I have right at $6500 in it, started as a $700 Jeep.

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1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 10:43 AM   #49
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I have right at $6500 in it, started as a $700 Jeep.
What a great looking '7!

I can see why you wouldn't want to thrash this one through the woods/trails!

Thanks for the pics/details on it!

Also, I like all the other Jeeps in the background...



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Unread 11-10-2011, 10:46 AM   #50
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His name is Blake, a lot like myself, machanical. The first time he helped me on a car he must have been about 3, we were lying under the car, waiting for the oil to drain. He fell asleep. I remember lying there just looking at him.

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Unread 11-10-2011, 11:51 AM   #51
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52*, at 48* the BBD started flooding. Just a FYI.

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1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
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Unread 11-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #52
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What the Khaki 7 looked like when I brought It home.

Body mounts kind of holding it to the frame, lots of bondo with old sandpaper backing it up. Expanding foam behind the windshield hinges. Van seats that were 4" to high. Cracked block on the drivers side ( fixed it with JB Weld that held for a year)
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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 11-11-2011, 12:50 PM   #53
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Bill that camo dask looks great. You may see that again somewhere someday.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 09:08 PM   #54
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Thanks Jim, the Jeep was already painted except the dash. I had more paint, thought about it for weeks. Ended up with what it is. years later, I'm still happy with it. I used a xacto knife to cut the speaker slots.


When I herculined the tub I sprayed it. I used a small roller on the roll bar. Its way to rough,

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1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 10:20 PM   #55
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From a recent trip to the Badlands in West central Indiana.
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1979 J20
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1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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From a recent trip to the Badlands in West central Indiana.
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Shoot... I could do that on my kid's bicycle!!
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Unread 11-13-2011, 10:34 PM   #57
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Shoot... I could do that on my kid's bicycle!!
I bet Jim could on a unicycle. He is younger than you.

How bout this one. Yea I know your tall, probably be just one step for you.

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And a poser shot
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1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
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1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 11-13-2011, 10:41 PM   #58
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I bet Jim could on a unicycle. He is younger than you.

How bout this one. Yea I know your tall, probably be just one step for you.

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And a poser shot
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Man, that's pretty! What happened to you? I don't see you! Did you fall out!?
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Unread 11-13-2011, 10:48 PM   #59
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I bailed out, let the Jeep go up by itself. You don't think I'd try to climb that. there was a little pucker factor, it sucked me down in the leather seat.
On edit, 57* on my droid phone inclinometer app. Had to keep the RPM's up. The BBD was flooding out.

I've been impressed with the Quadra-Trac this year.
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1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
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Unread 11-15-2011, 04:26 PM   #60
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The glass front clip, what would be the best way to fix the "little" hole? Should I use the scoop, glass it in and paint to match?

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1973 J 4000,
1978 CJ7 DD.
1979 CJ7 360, TH400/Quadratrac trail Jeep.
1979 J20
1980 CJ5 trail Jeep.
1983 CJ7 pretty weekend and sometimes to work Driver in the summer, My first rebuild, if the Q-trac and 5 are broke, this one is the one to take. its just as capable as the other 2, except nice paint.
1984 Grand Wagoneer, 1 ton axles, great 360/727, and a big a$& tree fell on it .
1989 YJ the CJ to YJ conversion.
2005 TJ Rubicon.
2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4, Mrs. LUCDOG's DD.
Lots of parts not for sale, i'm a hoarder.
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