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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-09-2004, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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The Jeeps all shiny again

Well the old girl just got some new aluminum skins, new hood and scoop, and a new coat of paint.
Not to mention new rubber!
I also reworked the front grill to better retain the Jeep look.
It's ready for sponsor stickers.
Then time to point it up hill and see what it can do!



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[img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] That is one HEAVILY-MORPHED YJ !!!!! [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] Actually, I like the way it looks now; the bars fit good and the whole rig looks "to scale" for lack of a better term. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Yes the YJ has gone through a few changes over the years.

Still, I really miss having a Jeap that I can drive to and from the trail as well as for groceries.

I used to have a blast driving that big old beast up to the Vallet parking at the MGM grand, and Kath and I jump out all dressed up for a night on town.
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[img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] YEARS ago, there was a human interest article in the MODESTO BEE about a guy who had been a drivers license examiner for something like thirty years. He told story after story about the "rides" that he took with people in every kind of conveyance imaginable that was still (ostensibly) street legal. They finally had to make a rule that the vehicle actually had to have a RH seat in order to be used for a driver's test. Trucks with no floorboards; absolute junk pickups that the doors would be held closed by rope or wire; stuff that wouldn't start or leaked fluids of every kind like mad; transmission linkage that required the driver to reach through a hole in the floor to operate the mode lever.....those MUST have been early Dodges....vehicles with no brakes; exhaust running out of leaky header pipes; frying in the summer with heat pouring off the engine and up through the openings in the floor; freezing in winter because the trucks had no heaters; trying to fit his legs down through a tangle of levers sticking up out of the RH floor pan for PTO, Brownie, dump bed, and of course the old floor-mounted hand brakes. The article was a real keeper; and I wish I had it to read right now. At that time, there were still oodles of pre-war vehicles running around, and boy were some of them junk! [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] I think there is something worthwhile about having a certain amount of "MECHANICAL PRESENCE" in at least ONE of the vehicles that you drive. After you get back from a trip to Vegas in your Lexus, there's nothing like hopping into a beat, '48 Dodge pickup with a leaky exhaust and grinding your way over to the grocery store. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Yeah its ugly,...but it has a great personality!

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Gotta change your sig line now...Still has great personality, but it sure ain't ugly.
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You've come a looooong way, baby!! [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]




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A few more [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]




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You forgot one.

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Are you going to put a SWB sticker on there somewhere? We have to combat that PBB decal somehow! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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That decal on the cowl is not a PBB sticker. Its a POR club sticker. I had to leave that one section unpainted and paint around the decal, becaues we have no more POR stickers, and are not printing them until our coporate copywrite is complete, (we have issues with the Tampa Bay Bucaneers that are nearly resolved)(but at least Disney has given us their blessing). I will run a PBB stickers also because www.pirate4x4.com is one of my sponsors.
But there will definitely be a couple of SWB stickers going on this weekend when we do the final touches. [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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