The CJ Express - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > The CJ Express

Rampage Bowless Soft Top Oconee offroadAlloy USA Still AvailableAdvance Adapters SYE Kits

Reply
Unread 02-04-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
SgtJensen
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Camp Pendleton, Commifornia
Posts: 463
The CJ Express

This thread will be a chronicle of my '78 CJ-7, recently dubbed the "CJ Express" on it's journey from Twentynine Palms, CA to Alpine, TX; all thanks to the great showing of support that this tight knit community has shown. I also hope to revive this thread in a little over three years time when my family and I return from Okinawa, Japan and I start to build it up and get it to a point where I consider it "done for now" (we all know Jeeps, especially CJ's are never really done) And, yes Virginia, there will be pictures, hopefully quite a few of them!



__________________
Staff Sergeant of Marines - January 2003 - Present

The CJ Express
Don't argue with an idiot, they'll just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience...

"100 BUX" Build Thread
SgtJensen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 09:28 AM   #2
cjdogtoy
Registered User
1976 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: phoenix
Posts: 667
hope to see you soon at the end of the first leg, and good luck.
cjdogtoy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
SgtJensen
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Camp Pendleton, Commifornia
Posts: 463
Quote:
Originally Posted by cjdogtoy View Post
hope to see you soon at the end of the first leg, and good luck.
I'll be giving you a call when I get near the AZ state line so you have an idea of when we'll be pulling into the truck stop.
__________________
Staff Sergeant of Marines - January 2003 - Present

The CJ Express
Don't argue with an idiot, they'll just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience...

"100 BUX" Build Thread
SgtJensen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 10:50 AM   #4
scoutboater
Member
 
scoutboater's Avatar
1974 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Posts: 334
SgtJensen,

I've been following the story on your jeep since, well, the begining. I want to once again say a big THANK YOU to both you, for your service to our country, and to all all of the people helping store your jeep while you are gone.

I also wanted to say that I'm afraid you jeep has a new name, and I'd be quite supprised if it didn't stick... THE CJ EXPRESS!

Looking forward to all of the great pics.
__________________
The D.I.N.K Build - 1974 CJ5
scoutboater is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #5
SgtJensen
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Camp Pendleton, Commifornia
Posts: 463
As of 1200 PST, the CJ Express has left the station! Next stop, Exit 114 - Love's Truck Stop on the I-10 outside of Phoenix, AZ.
__________________
Staff Sergeant of Marines - January 2003 - Present

The CJ Express
Don't argue with an idiot, they'll just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience...

"100 BUX" Build Thread
SgtJensen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
SgtJensen
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Camp Pendleton, Commifornia
Posts: 463
Pitstop for gas and chow to go....
forumrunner_20120204_154424.jpg  
__________________
Staff Sergeant of Marines - January 2003 - Present

The CJ Express
Don't argue with an idiot, they'll just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience...

"100 BUX" Build Thread
SgtJensen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 04:22 PM   #7
SgtJensen
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Camp Pendleton, Commifornia
Posts: 463
The scenery on the drive to Phoenix....
forumrunner_20120204_162136.jpg   forumrunner_20120204_162146.jpg   forumrunner_20120204_162201.jpg  
__________________
Staff Sergeant of Marines - January 2003 - Present

The CJ Express
Don't argue with an idiot, they'll just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience...

"100 BUX" Build Thread
SgtJensen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 04:52 PM   #8
John87
Registered User
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Littlestown, PA
Posts: 470
this is awesome
__________________
-John
°llllll° 1985 CJ-7
[url]www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/85-cj-7-frame-resto-1311807/[/url]
John87 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 05:05 PM   #9
Hurricane4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: , Ohio
Posts: 884
Godspeed to all!
__________________
The unbelievable we can do immediately . . . the impossible just takes a little longer.
Hurricane4 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 07:36 PM   #10
SgtJensen
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Camp Pendleton, Commifornia
Posts: 463
Here she is loaded up on budblind's trailer. I've got video of the loading I'll post up later, I can only do so much from my phone! Cjdogtoy was also on scene to lend a hand. Great time meeting fellow JF members!
forumrunner_20120204_193330.jpg  
__________________
Staff Sergeant of Marines - January 2003 - Present

The CJ Express
Don't argue with an idiot, they'll just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience...

"100 BUX" Build Thread
SgtJensen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #11
cjdogtoy
Registered User
1976 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: phoenix
Posts: 667
I had fun meeting every one and seeing the cj express. By the way, our little helper left all his treasures in the back of my jeep.

waiting for the express

229.jpg

arrival

230.jpg

unloaded (man powered off roding)

231.jpg

reloaded and ready to go

232.jpg

and one for the little helper, the lost treasure of the desert.

235.jpg

The little helper definitely proved the fact that theres no better jungle gym that a cj. Some thing for Gil to look forward to.
cjdogtoy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 10:09 PM   #12
Skerr
<*////><
 
Skerr's Avatar
1985 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: White Springs, Florida
Posts: 8,912
God Bless Sarge... thanks for your service. Way to go Everybody!
__________________
Kerrdog
Go Fish! <*////><

But the right word at the right time... "Hey, give me a little hug!" That's the difference between lightning and a harmless lightning bug!
Skerr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 10:24 PM   #13
SgtJensen
Registered User
1982 CJ7 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Camp Pendleton, Commifornia
Posts: 463
Finally back home after a LONG day of driving. It was great to meet Jon (budblind) and Mike (cjdogtoy), even got to do some wheelin' in Mike's CJ5 (even if it was only across the street!). As for the lost desert treasure, cest la vie!

__________________
Staff Sergeant of Marines - January 2003 - Present

The CJ Express
Don't argue with an idiot, they'll just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience...

"100 BUX" Build Thread
SgtJensen is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-04-2012, 10:27 PM   #14
cjdogtoy
Registered User
1976 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: phoenix
Posts: 667
glad to hear you made it home safe.
__________________
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/tell-me-what-you-think-about-new-project-1133483/[/url]
cjdogtoy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-05-2012, 01:34 AM   #15
BrandonJames
Registered User
1974 CJ5 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Cedar Grove WI
Posts: 594
Glad to hear everything went good! I have a feeling your jeep might be done by the time you get back though.
BrandonJames is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.