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Unread 02-05-2012, 07:23 AM   #16
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Another look at the CJ Express!

Here's a couple of pictures from my leg of the trip. My grandson Daniel came a long for the ride, and kept me on my toes... The hitch that T8ter sent is awesome, thanks for blessing us! The entire time of transfer went with out a problem. I'm sure I was as tired as Daniel in the last picture... On to meet Biotex Monday. God bless.
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Unread 02-05-2012, 07:52 AM   #17
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Pictures are awesome guys, I'll be hooking up my trailer in a few hours to get ready for my leg.

Glad your trip went without a hitch (no pun intended).

I noticed a day or two ago that my lift pump was leaking diesel out of the weep hole. It is a result of me running 100% biodiesel which is very hard on rubber. Hope I don't have an issue. I'll pick up a spare pump when I get to El Paso and make sure I have the necessary tools on board to change it out.

It will probably make it, but better safe than sorry!
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Unread 02-05-2012, 08:07 AM   #18
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Thank you all for your time and effort. Be proud of what you are doing.
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Unread 02-05-2012, 09:00 AM   #19
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and he's out, how long did he last once you started driving.
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Unread 02-05-2012, 01:25 PM   #20
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Gassed up, trailer ready! I will leave Alpine around 07:30. Expecting to arrive in Las Cruces around 12:30.
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Unread 02-05-2012, 03:18 PM   #21
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Unread 02-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #22
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How's is everything going? Haven't seen any post in a couple of days.
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Unread 02-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #23
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How's is everything going? Haven't seen any post in a couple of days.
x2, hope you guys are doing ok
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Unread 02-06-2012, 10:34 AM   #24
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have a safe trip biotex! finally glad to see this express is working out!
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Unread 02-06-2012, 01:03 PM   #25
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Today is scheduled to be the Tuscon - Las Cruces - Alpine leg. Hope all is going well with budblind and biotex, I'm sure we'll all know something this evening.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 06:00 AM   #26
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Update

Sorry about not posting yesterday. A friend (Robert) came along on the trip with me, and he brought his 4G camera phone with him. We took some pictures, but when we tried to upload them, we found the upload speed was sooooo slow. No 4G coverage, and we kept getting disconnected during the uploads. Got frustrated and quit trying. (aren't we getting spoiled)!

So the trip to Las Cruses was uneventful. Rob and I stopped in El Paso and purchased some new tires, a hood, and a fender. Rob is building a 4x4 up and since we were arriving a bit earlier than expected, we were happy to kill some time.

After the shopping trip, we pulled in to the truck stop and ordered some lunch. Jon arrived about 10 minutes later, so we got to eat and chat. Jon was pretty worn out from all the recent traveling, but it's all good you know.

After lunch we backed up my trailer to Jons, and the three of us pushed the CJ7 onto my trailer. Jon took a bunch of pictures and i'm sure he will be posting them soon. I tied it down, and we departed.

Jon gave me a package that had the receiver hitch in it. It must be a monter judging by the weight of the box. Can't wait to check it out. Kudos to T8ter

Robert and I took the oppertunity to hit some salvage yards while in El Paso. They had 2 cjs, but were both hit way too hard to use any parts that were still left. I did find some MJ parts I need. The JY trip caused us to get into Alpine around 8:30 PM, so too dark for pictures. I'll get some later today.
Thanks to all for your support.
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Glad to hear everything worked out, sounds like a long day.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 08:26 AM   #28
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Glad to hear the trip was a success!
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Unread 02-07-2012, 08:33 AM   #29
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Hey by the way just cause you are going to Oki. doesn't mean you can't stay in touch with the rest of us here .Send pics of the islands while you are there.
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Unread 02-07-2012, 09:34 AM   #30
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Hey by the way just cause you are going to Oki. doesn't mean you can't stay in touch with the rest of us here .Send pics of the islands while you are there.
Oh, trust me, I will be. Definitely won't be forgetting about all the members here on JF!
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