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post #796 of 953 Old 08-12-2013, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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post #797 of 953 Old 08-12-2013, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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post #798 of 953 Old 08-20-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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I'm back biaatches

Seems as though everything has been fixed with the issues from last week. It was so hard to stay away from the site.
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post #799 of 953 Old 08-20-2013, 05:03 PM
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I got the parse error numerous times yesterday. I just kept hitting the report button while I drank my coffee. Then I got bored and moved on.

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post #800 of 953 Old 08-20-2013, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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I took Project 23 out on her first "long distance" this past weekend to attend a Jeep show. 40 miles each way plus a few more to head over to my buddies house on the way home. So approx 100 miles and she drove like a dream. I did find out my speedometer is off by 8- 10 MPH.
So, when I thought she was going 55 MPH, she was actually doing around 65. I topped out at around 75 MPH!!! No shakes, wobbles, etc. Solid ride which made me very happy
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I took Project 23 out on her first "long distance" this past weekend to attend a Jeep show. 40 miles each way plus a few more to head over to my buddies house on the way home. So approx 100 miles and she drove like a dream. I did find out my speedometer is off by 8- 10 MPH.
So, when I thought she was going 55 MPH, she was actually doing around 65. I topped out at around 75 MPH!!! No shakes, wobbles, etc. Solid ride which made me very happy
I did this the very first day I had my Jeep on the road back in June! 35 miles up to a Jeep show, 25 mile ride which was torture on my Jeep, then 35 miles back. I also found I was about 10 MPH lite on the speedometer by using a GPS app on my phone. I was pretty happy despite losing two fender flares on the so called "Barbie Jeep Ride"!
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post #802 of 953 Old 08-21-2013, 08:39 AM Thread Starter
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"I also found I was about 10 MPH lite on the speedometer by using a GPS app on my phone"
That's exactly how I found out. I was using an app named Waze which informed me that a cop was ahead of me approx a mile. I looked at the speedomter and compared it to the app and it was approx 10 MPH off. Good thing because ol' Project 23 might have a speeding ticket. Is that even possible in a stockish CJ?
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post #803 of 953 Old 09-03-2013, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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So I went out to Home Depot this past Saturday to pick up some for sale signs as I was planning on putting Project 23 on the chopping block. I got home and threw the signs on my work bench and went fishing for a few hours.
When I got home I was greeted by a very mad and upset wifey pooh. Boy did she lay into me because she saw the for sale signs and an outline of Project 23 with detailed information regarding parts and what I've done to it with the restoration.
The only words I could get in is that I was doing it for the family and the money would help us. She wasn't buying it and continued to go off the hook telling me that I'm not selling the Jeep because I would regret it, I've put too much work and money into it, etc. As she was going off I realized that she was right, but I let her continue.
When she was done I simpily stood up, grabbed her, gave her a kiss, hugged her and told her that she was the best. So I guess Project 23 isn't going anywhere which is fine with me
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post #805 of 953 Old 09-03-2013, 10:51 AM
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Sounds like you should keep the Jeep and you should hold on even tighter to your wife......

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Beware.

Whenever my wife is unusually supportive of my CJ addiction, it means she's planning to spend at least twice as much on some new house furnishings, or clothes, or.....name your poison.

Don't ever fall for the old "i just love you, honey, and want you to be happy" trick. It's never that easy.

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Beware.

Whenever my wife is unusually supportive of my CJ addiction, it means she's planning to spend at least twice as much on some new house furnishings, or clothes, or.....name your poison.

Don't ever fall for the old "i just love you, honey, and want you to be happy" trick. It's never that easy.

Matt (Who has been happily married for 23 years, and has managed to hold onto his CJ for that whole time.)
LOL. It's the Yoda of the CJ forum.

Sounds like very wise advice.....

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post #808 of 953 Old 09-03-2013, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Nah, she doesn't really get into materialistic things and doubt she'll go out on a spending spree. Why you ask? Because she's the sensible one in the relationship with saving money. I'm the spender.....
I was playing around with the idea of selling the CJ because we're gearing up to start house hunting. Though neither of us want to purchase a fix er upper and probably won't happen, we both know what new homes and previously owned homes take to make it ours. We built a house approx 10 years ago and with installing irrigation, landscaping, window treatments, paint for every single room, etc., that puts a serious hurting on the bank account.
Now with a previously owned house, we need to consider that the previous owners taste in paint colors isn't what we like, landscaping probably isn't up to my standards (I use to be in the landscaping business), etc.
So I was basically trying to take one for the team with selling the CJ. I'm glad my wife has a good head on her shoulders because without her, I'd be living paycheck to paycheck like 80% of people in the US.
Like they say, opposites attract.....
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post #809 of 953 Old 09-06-2013, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Drove P23 to work today and the odometer is about to hit 115,000 miles. The good thing is that my engine was rebuilt approx 400 miles ago and the odometer wasn't changed. So in reality its about to hit 400 (give or take).
It was a nice ride, but a tad chilly (glad I wore a jacket). I had a good laugh when a mini van momma pulled up behind me with her offspring in the back seats and took some pictures of my bumper sticker. She then sent the picture via text to somebody and was laughing so hard. She tried to get next to me, but kept getting stuck behind another car. Not sure if she was going to ask me about the sticker or if she was going to yell at me.
Anyways, the bumper sticker say
My other ride is your mom
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post #810 of 953 Old 09-12-2013, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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Been going back and forth with this, but I think the time has come to put the soft top on P23. I'll keep it down and stored in the soft top cover until needed. Or since I have a Sunrider, I can fold the front section back when I want to drive her. Either way with the crazy weather around here and the lack of accurate weather forcasts, I think its best that I do this.
I need to figure out a way to store the upper doors so they're out of the way and secure so sticky fingers don't lift them. Maybe lean them against the front seats and use a cable lock to secure them to the seat brackets?
Anyways, P23 goes into storage NLT November 1st so I still have some time to drive her.
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