Funny you should ask...
You know how derisive the term "previous owner" is in the CJ world? It extends into real life as well.
We're into the process of determining whether or not the garage was built with a permit. If it wasn't and we can't convince the town that there really is a footing that's proper, well let's say I'll have plenty of riff raff for a garden wall. Hopefully we can convince them we're good. A "rebuild" permit is $80 while a "new" is hundreds.
The garage is down though, and that feels good. But until the garage is up, the Jeep sits. It's a good time for me though to figure out what I want. I do know that as beautiful as some of you guys' Jeeps are, this Jeep is going back out on the trails. That means most likely a one stage urethane paint job and such. But I can still have fun...
Without storage, searching for tools can only be preliminary. I really want to buy American stuff, but that is going to be hard to do. I'm trying pawn shops first for the power tools and a compressor, but as far as new goes, I've found "Assembled In America From Globally Sourced Parts". The problem is if I go to Harbor Freight where I can buy genuine Chinese Army made stuff, I can get potentially more bang for the buck. Guarantees and warrantees are about equal.
Principles can be expensive I guess.
It's weird though. I went to sweep the porch and... "oh yeah, I don't have a broom." That excuse won't work for long though.
It's all going to work out though, and no one will be able to say I didn't have the time to think things out!
Thanks for the interest.