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Unread 02-28-2013, 07:25 PM   #46
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Some buddys of mine got stuck last year at night, both jeeps. They knew I has a bunch of gear, so they called. Well I was 1800 miles away at work. So I told em to call another freind of mine give him some beer and gas money, then go to my house and figure out a way to start my jeep. Take em both down there and get em out. One was barely stuck so once they had 3 free, they could yank the deep one out. They put some fuel in my jeep and I was happy. Some times you just gotta call a freind, sometimes you gotta buy people beer, sometimes....

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Unread 02-28-2013, 08:44 PM   #47
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Wonderful, but out of the ordinary. Your friends are fortunate.

Moral of the story though, and I think we all agree, is don't get yourself into that kind of a jam in the first place.
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Unread 02-28-2013, 08:56 PM   #48
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Yes I did have to laugh at em on the phone for a good while before I came up with a plan.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 09:27 AM   #49
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People actually pay a service to have someone unstick their jeeps? I personally like to rope many vehicles together and all pull at once, when there is no winch or hi lift. You can pull out the titanic that way. Or just 2 retarded 1/2 ton stock chevys. We had 4 vehicles roped together that day, it was super sloppy on that trail. Right after a snow melt, only the front vehicle had 2 tires on dry dirt. We also crossed a river that way all roped together, almost as good as those camel trophy boys.

Anyway moral of the story. A tow truck? Really?
Notice there is no CJ in any of the pics, i wasn't dumb enough to take mine out there!
It was a sheet of ice covered in a half inch of snow 2 miles past the "no motorized vehicles sign" everyone fell at least twice walking out. "A tow truck? really?" I figured someone would of said that about the snowcat that had to tow the tow truck out there, backwards lol. Since we couldn't even get one vehicle to it it's kind of hard to "tie a bunch together and pull out the titanic." The guy was a dumb as for being out there and I was a dumb as for ridding in the grand Cherokee out there, luckily he paid for it not me.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 09:40 AM   #50
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Some times you just gotta call a freind, sometimes you gotta buy people beer, sometimes....
And sometimes those options still don't work. Not everyone is in their twenties where everyone is willing to help for beer and pizza. Some may be willing, but aren't able to drop everything related to their families to go help a buddy. If it were truly like that for everyone, their wouldn't be a need for tow trucks, so it's great that you have your own solution but there's no need to knock someone for doing what they had to do to get unstuck.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 09:41 AM   #51
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Pssh my buddies buddy got me a free ride in a snowcat after he got his Wrangler stuck in UT last year and then my friend got his sisters Cherokee stuck trying to rescue him. $1600, a snowcat a wrecker,and 24 hours later he was finally out of the ditch a winch would have saved him from in the first place.
That area looks like its up logan canyon by Tonys Grove...
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Unread 03-01-2013, 11:35 PM   #52
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That area looks like its up logan canyon by Tonys Grove...
Close! About 5-10 miles south, drawing a blank on the name at the moment though, in between Logan and Millville canyons. You used to be able to take it up Mt. Logan before it washed out a couple springs ago.
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Unread 03-02-2013, 10:01 AM   #53
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Yeah, probably wouldn't take me 4 1/2 years to finish that.
Just go down to the local paint store and get the gayest blue the have.
After going to 5 or 6 paint supply places, a guy told me that "... copy-cat red had been hard to find since its popularity in the late '80s." So since I was out of luck on that, and to your point, I asked the guy for the "gayest blue" he had. But hey, I do like what you did there - the black and chrome Smittybilt bolt-ons really dragged your CJ's look from the late-80s into the mid-90s. ;-)

And, here's where I ended up. Maybe I'll mix-match a grille or mirror here and there for the really tough look. Any tips? Do you still have the knock-off winch stickers you peeled? That might do the trick ;-)

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Unread 03-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #54
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Sounds like your a little jealous there Manhattan, sure I can hook you up with some stickers.
Speaking of paint shops, who did your bodywork, You, or did you have that done at a shop like having your brakes bled.
Jeep looks really happy in that pic, its waving back. Oh thats right its aftermarket too.
Whats those running boards made of, pine, and hows the view out of those omix ada mirrors, probably as wavy as your quarter panels.
Has it been off the paved streets yet? Sure is a pretty wind on that Warn winch, looks like its getting lots of use, be careful you might rub the paint off polishing it.
Yeah, your out of luck alright.
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Unread 03-02-2013, 03:20 PM   #55
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"Gayest-blue" is actually called Frisco Blue fellas.
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Unread 03-02-2013, 03:29 PM   #56
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Whats those running boards made of, pine...
No, I used black walnut. Much harder than pine - better for rock rails, cages, etc. The walnut was tied into the cage (used bamboo there... obviously), the frame and the rear bumper to protect the bed. Here's a better shot:



Found a better picture of that crappy (W.O.) tub. One of these days, I'll get that body looking straight. Ooo! Maybe I can cover up all the flaws with stickers!
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Unread 03-02-2013, 04:25 PM   #57
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It won't look like a Jeep with out the spot weld dimples.
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Unread 03-02-2013, 04:37 PM   #58
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It won't look like a Jeep with out the spot weld dimples.
So I should leave those - don't cover'em with stickers? ;-)
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Unread 03-03-2013, 05:16 PM   #59
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I hate getting drawn into these arguments but I'm not smart enough to keep my opinion to myself. Everything has it's place and personally if I was going to buy a winch I would buy the Chinese garbage because I am not going to spend $1k on something I don't know that I will ever use and will more likely use to help someone else. I have Craftsman ratchets and screwdrivers, Dewalt power tools but I bought a Harbor Freight welder. The ROI wasn't there for me, and actually it has spent more time loaned out than I have used it. No matter what your parents told you, you are not special and you do not always deserve or need the best.

If you want insurance, carry a come along or a farm jack. Winches are not a necessity but a luxury. If you don't think so, watch a group of soldiers unstick a humvee with block and tackle.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #60
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im only going to add this.
If your winching your friend up a incline like shown in the picture.Where a winch failure could cause injury or damage, what winch do you want. The $400 special, or the best one money could buy? Is it worth taking a chance?

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This is one of those scenarios where I would say that you should probably spend the money! Unless you really don't like your "friend"
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