SUBSTANTIAL REWARD Offered!!!!!
When I looked out in the driveway I saw that someone stole the rest of my Jeep!
They were the cleanest of theives, too. There is no debris on the drive. I'm hurting. I will take donations from one and all. ]
Come to think of it, this is a golden opportunity for all members of this board to pull together! Everybody just send me your Jeep parts. Not all of them but enough to ........ well you know!
H8Monday can start with an engine and transmission and transfer case. Or maybe someone else can start with a 'rest of the stor... er, frame'.
Seriously, I just wanted to have some fun.
I am nearly though with the electrical project that was inspired by this board and have been thinking about the continuation of my long term Jeep plan. Jeepgod got me to thinking about all of the things I hadn't been thinking I could do and the list got longer so I decided to actually write it out and LIST it. (What a concept!) There are 42 items on the frame alone. I got to thinking about laying on my back with a grinder/acetylene/file/drill/etc., etc. and having to be back on the road the next day since this is my daily driver and I quailed at the thought.
I call Jeep. Yes, they will sell me a frame. $1800 plus tax. I asked what was the price for people who worked for a living and they said $1800 plus tax.
Called a salvage yard. No, they don't have one. I said where. They gave me a number and I called: the man said yes $500. I said GOOD! Where are you? He said Branson, Missouri. I thought: Jay Anger will surely go pick it up for me. Told the guy I'd call him back. Jay wasn't home so I called another local guy and he said yes, $300. I said GOOOOOOODDDDD!!!!!!!!
Went to look at it and it was from a burn job. Said, no thank you and called anothe guy local. He said yes $300. I said, is it ginked? is it burned? he said no and no and I went and looked and bought. And since I am going to slightly lengthen the frame front and rear (thanks again, jeepgod!) I also purchased some extra straight pieces of frame from another wreck so that I don't have to run around trying to match material and size and etc. Fifty more bucks.
Now I have a '91 frame with spare tube for modifications and many little spare pieces (complete set of tubes including fuel injection lines) and the factory service manual that gives me all of the measurements for perfect alignment. I now plan on building a fixture for working on it at bench top height. I hate being bent over and having my back kill me for a week.
it's gonna be funnnnnnn!!!!