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Unread 03-17-2014, 11:05 PM   #1546
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Man, that is one nice CJ!

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Unread 03-17-2014, 11:08 PM   #1547
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its my buddys down in FL and surprisingly it was a tub on restoration with divorced running gear only
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Unread 03-18-2014, 09:05 PM   #1548
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I got the buzzer switch spring today, THANK YOU SCOTT!!!!

I installed the Soft-Feel Sport Wheel and hooked up the rear marker lights; I was lucky enough to find one that works perfectly on the spare tire carrier from O'Reilly's. I did have to drill two holes, to attach it, but that's okay, it works.

I still need to finish scuffing and shooting the other four wheels....the wagon wheels that are on it have a much deeper offset, so my tires are sticking out just a bit.

Here are some pics.
interior.jpg

marker-lights.jpg

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Unread 03-19-2014, 01:12 PM   #1549
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It's funny how a vehicle can make you feel like you're 21 again. I had the biggest grin on my face, driving to Firestone, to get it inspected. One more hour and the High Plains Drifter will have tags.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 03:53 PM   #1550
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Yes I imagine. Can't wait for that feeling. I'm constantly reminiscing about the early years with mine back in the 80's while I'm working on it. Especially if a song come on from that time frame. Certain songs always remind me of a particular time. Some of the most enjoyable of my life.
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Unread 03-19-2014, 05:42 PM   #1551
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I am a very happy guy!
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Unread 03-19-2014, 05:47 PM   #1552
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Dang, Fred, you're a young looking 40 year old. You must take of yourself as well as your Jeep.

Now, you have to do something about that John Deere green paint.

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Unread 03-19-2014, 05:48 PM   #1553
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Your big smile made me smile. Thanks!!!


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Unread 03-19-2014, 05:54 PM   #1554
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Dang, Fred, you're a young looking 40 year old. You must take of yourself as well as your Jeep.

Now, you have to do something about that John Deere green paint.

Matt
And the BigAzz dent in the hood!
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Unread 03-19-2014, 09:11 PM   #1555
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Dang, Fred, you're a young looking 40 year old. You must take of yourself as well as your Jeep.

Now, you have to do something about that John Deere green paint.

Matt
Yeah, it'll get a fresh coat of 7P one day, but for now I'm diggin on the patina.

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Your big smile made me smile. Thanks!!!


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Bill, thank you for everything you've done to help me....that's part of the smile!

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And the BigAzz dent in the hood!
6'1" 185lbs makes big azz dents????? At least I don't need a ladder to reach the hood, tiny!
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Unread 03-19-2014, 09:16 PM   #1556
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We took the High Plains Drifter to go to dinner; the family loves it! Plenty of leg room for the kids, so they're happy. Heater will cook you out, so I don't know what you guys are talking about , cause this one needs no blower update.

Can you guys tell that I'm in heaven?

One day I'll make it look as good as Keith's, but for right now, I'm enjoying the hell out of it. The plus side is that, when the time comes, getting the rust off will be easy, because it's all surface.
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258 I-6 1bbl
T-150 3-Speed
3.54:1 Open Gears

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Unread 03-20-2014, 05:43 AM   #1557
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Fred loose that hood ornament! Gawd that thing is awful!
Congrats and good for you.
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Unread 03-20-2014, 06:35 AM   #1558
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Looks great

Square toe boots, really???

I wore Dingo's about 45 years ago so it was not hard to like them again
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Unread 03-20-2014, 06:43 AM   #1559
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Fred what was that hood ordiment you took off the front. I saw an ad on CL for an 85 with a simualur looking hood ordiment. Attached is the link.
http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/4373288686.html
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Unread 03-20-2014, 08:51 AM   #1560
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Looks great

Square toe boots, really???

I wore Dingo's about 45 years ago so it was not hard to like them again
Thems are my goin out boots, Dave. My regular everyday boots are round.

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Fred what was that hood ordiment you took off the front. I saw an ad on CL for an 85 with a simualur looking hood ordiment. Attached is the link.
http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/4373288686.html
Phil, it was from a Dodge Ram....ugliest damn thing you ever saw. I can't tell from the pic on that Craigslist ad what's on that hood. I was toying around with putting on one of those miner hood emblems you always see on CJs.
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