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10-02-2016 08:38 PM
Jim1611 Hey at our age what color does it really make
10-02-2016 06:46 PM
jeepsterjc
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I see you've taken a liking to the sweet little ride
Yeah! I'm thinkin' that pink is the new black!

10-01-2016 01:17 PM
Jim1611 I see you've taken a liking to the sweet little ride
10-01-2016 01:05 PM
jeepsterjc Yay...! I think the images are up now. My new router that I bought when I had the fibre link replaced by the ISP is really stupid. It has port 80 hardcoded for external admin if enabled. If external admin to the router is disabled the port is still locked down and unusable. Crazy. Now I'm using one of my old routers... zip-tied to the new router. The company doesn't plan to release a firmware update for this. Sooo... the new router serves only hi-power wireless egg poaching...

Please let me know if the images are still not coming through. Here's a test image below:
09-23-2016 08:06 PM
jeepsterjc
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Originally Posted by Jim1611 View Post
Jim rumor has it this is really what you traded the Scrambler for



LJ!!!!!!!

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Originally Posted by xrunndonex View Post
Heard he's going to make the tassels on the roof pink, because there isn't enough. Also, I heard he's going to put a prius engine in it. It's good for the environment and the quiteness of it will allow him to sneak up on people so he can sell them some Mary Kay products.
Haha! You know Jim put up that sweet little pink guy and.... I had absolutely no comeback! I was focusing in on the tassels...but I still couldn't figure out a sweet positive cheeky spin to it! You know, the way my budget is going... Tassels are the new JK on 40s. :-)
09-23-2016 07:30 PM
xrunndonex
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Originally Posted by Jim1611 View Post
Jim rumor has it this is really what you traded the Scrambler for
Heard he's going to make the tassels on the roof pink, because there isn't enough. Also, I heard he's going to put a prius engine in it. It's good for the environment and the quiteness of it will allow him to sneak up on people so he can sell them some Mary Kay products.
09-23-2016 09:41 AM
Jim1611 Jim rumor has it this is really what you traded the Scrambler for

09-22-2016 07:20 PM
jeepsterjc
130 pages of images back online :-)

OK. I had a server melt-down last July and finally have the 5 gigs of images back up for this thread. I had been thinking of removing the thread but then thought someone may find everyones input useful. So, the pics are back up until the next glitch...
09-22-2016 07:01 PM
jeepsterjc
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That's a nice jeep you bought. I understand about the back problems and hope they ease up for you.
Thanks, Jim. It's liveable. I've got a couple of Doc friends and they're saying that I should likely hold off surgery for as long as possible. If I'm gentle on it I can keep the pain down to a dull roar and I'm good with that for the time being. Sitting and lifting is the worst. I;m lucky at work. I can keep busy moving around the classroom. I have students helping me with everything... and so it's good for everyone.

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<tears welling up in eyes, mouth trembling>

Say it aint so...

Good to hear an update, enjoy the new rig!
Yeah, it's gone, but the new owner will finish it and I can be proud of it, too.

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Originally Posted by Louie4 View Post
Sweet buy on the LJ. A build always evolves...yours evolved into a relatively stock LJ...which is still a win. Looking forward to updates on it if you plan to mess with it. Hope the back feels better.
Hi. Thanks. That's exactly how I'm looking at it, too. I pretty much have my Scrambler, still. Lots of storage, 4 link suspension as before, air, cruise and a comfortable ride. I'm feeling really lucky. I paid $12,200 Can$ which is about $9000 US$ and it is pretty clean. All of the parts I've put into it have been really cheap. I've got a new Bosch sender/pump assembly to put into it this Christmas and a front locker that I may install tonight. Yayy!
09-20-2016 08:54 PM
Louie4 Sweet buy on the LJ. A build always evolves...yours evolved into a relatively stock LJ...which is still a win. Looking forward to updates on it if you plan to mess with it. Hope the back feels better.
09-19-2016 03:22 PM
mikeyboat <tears welling up in eyes, mouth trembling>

Say it aint so...

Good to hear an update, enjoy the new rig!
09-19-2016 03:20 PM
Jim1611 That's a nice jeep you bought. I understand about the back problems and hope they ease up for you.
09-19-2016 03:10 PM
jeepsterjc It also has a brand new OEM softtop!

09-19-2016 03:03 PM
jeepsterjc Bad boy sold. Bought a garage queen 2005 LJ to play with. I just couldn't continue wotking on it with my back the way it is. For it to be a "Jim Job" I would have wanted to pull the tub a few more times for many jobs to do it just right. I found the LJ on internet, while sitting in the Ottawa Ontario airport, and was a happy second owner 24 hours later. No I don't mind at all selling the Scrambler. It was a great experience and I also built a shop that I can retire into in another 77 working Fridays from now.
As pristine as the LJ with 60,000 miles on it was, it did take some work. It failed the inspection bringing it inot the province. It had leaky rear axle seals so I had to zip off the retainer rings and bearings from the axles... I used to dislike doing this job... but it turns out that the Jeep Dana 44 axle shafts fit in my press and the 1.9 od HSS tube I have made a perfect tool for pressing everything back together. While I was at it I did both front universals (one cup of 8 was dry...), installed new D30 pumpkin seals and 2 new hubs, a belt tensioner and pulley and idler pulley, a new water pump while repairing a leaking thermostat gasket (it had white bathroom caulking on it...) and thermostat, put on some 8 lug 35s and a 3" lift and hated it then went to 2" with its new Wrangler 31s and Bilstiens on 4 corners. There isn't a speck of rust on it. It has a rebuilt front driveshaft and a new rad. I put a new bumper and 12000 lb winch on it. I'm happy!
05-28-2016 12:21 PM
Jim1611 You're welcome. I sure want to get mine on the road before late summer/early fall. It's time!
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