Enough is enough (cool story, part needed)
About a year and a half ago, I was out camping with my bro-in-law and his brothers. We camped next to a small pond (big mud hole) in Forest Hills, LA. While some of them were out riding dirt bikes one morning, my bro-in-law and I decided to screw around in the pond with my CJ and his truck. I began in a spiral motion, skirting the edges and working my way to the center since I didn't know how deep it was. Finally I had the gawl to just ram her straight through the middle. No, nothing bad happened. The gumbo went up to the bottom of the door jam, but there was traction. So we took turns churning through, trying different stuff every time. I was so impressed with the CJ, I let my creativity get the better of me. I lined her up on the hill at the edge of the pond, put her in gear (pre-automatic) and jumped out. What a shot! CJ, bogging through gooey gumbo mud, WITH NO OCCUPANTS! It was the coolest/funniest thing ever. I quick ran to meet her on the other side. Naturally, just out of leaping-range, she started to bog down. I lept anyway, making sure to get the most of the splatter affect on all my cloths, and jumped in and nailed it. She caught a root and launched over some hard bumpy stuff. KA-BLAAAMO!
Turns out, all it was was the pin holding the factory tire-carrier shut. So I shoved in a bolt and nut and kept wheelin. But a year and a half later, I'm sick of it. It's rendered my tailgate useless, since it's such a pain to undo the rusty bolt and beat at it every time.
Anyone know where I can pick up the locking pin thingy for the factory tire carrier?
'82 CJ-7/360/727/D300/M.O.R.E. shackles and lots of ideas!
Have you kissed your JEEP lately?