Clay has his steering box installed, and it is a big improvement. Sort of. It felt wonderful at first, but after driving it for a couple of days it feels like the box we removed. We got up-close and personal and learned that the box is moving and shifting under the pressure of turning the steering wheel, so Clay is finishing up his homemade steering box brace. Not installed yet, but it IS laying on the ground under the front of the Jeep. So we're very, very close!
Day before yesterday Clay was going to school when the hood blew up and smacked the WS. Scared the crap outta him! Very nice crunch to the hood!!! There is a big crack in the middle that goes all the way through the glass, and the hood cracked on both sides where I had reinforced with glass very early in the build. So the hood needs a total rework. Clay is already talking about repainting, and he, for some reason which I attribute to Redneck Youth Disease, wants to paint it camo. I have to take the blame for not latching his hood as I think it is my fault. The Jeep came with a central hood latch but I removed it since there was nothing for it to latch to! Guess I'll fabricate something when we refinish the hood down the road.
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!