when you hear a new strange noise from under the hood,wonder if the engine will quit, and if you will be left stranded. Several minutes later it stops, you question why, wonder if the engine will quit, and if you will be left stranded.
when you weld parts together instead of screwing them just so they will finally not come loose knowing full well you will have to cut them apart in the future to make other repairs.
when you're afraid to hit bumps, not because of loosing parts, but because the new quick catching seat belts pull a death-grip bear hug on you and you can't breath.
when you love to hear that someone needs a couple of things from the store and volunteer to go because it's an excuse to drive the CJ.
When you're driving topless and you start to smell coolant or burning oil. Wondering if it is really you but come to find out it's that POS next to you at the light.
I occasionally drive past a refinery, and some days certain smells stand out more than others (like asphalt, motor oil, etc.) so as I drive past I smell oil, and start looking at my gauges and in the mirrors for smoke.. then I realize I just passed the refinery.
1978 CJ5 5.0HO/T177/D300, '86 D30/D44 WT axles, 'glass body, 31x10.5 BFG A/T, TDK galv'd frame - DD and weekend toy
When you pull up to a lifted truck at a light, he rolls down his window and says nice Jeep, and you say back, thanks....and also I'm sorry, he asks sorry about what, you say your small **** and pull off. I love CJ's
Did he say it sarcastically, otherwise why would you say that? To each their own. Don't be a tool and give the rest of us a bad name. Just say thanks knowing he'd probably rather be driving your ride.
NEW to the Forum, so I have been catchin' up on these and realizing it's not just me!
OK, so You know you drive/own a CJ when a fell CJer will pay postage and send you parts without expecting anything in return; simply because he or she knows what it feels like to get one back on the road! Thanks to my new buddy Sam (OrangeCJ7)!!!
CJ - The only one that means something! The rest is just alphabet soup.