I hope no one takes offense at this post, but I just wanted to share it with everyone here.
Unfortunately, a couple of the members here lost they're dads recently, and since then I've been trying harder to make the time to spend with my dad more.
I learned how to drive Jeeps, sitting in his lap when I was very small. Then, when I was old enough to reach the pedals, we would go off road somewhere, and he would put the old Jeep in low 4 wheel drive, and let me drive by myself.
Sometimes we'd just go riding through old logging roads, or to some hideaway fishing hole. Then some weekends we go camping in some very remote area, with some of his other Jeeping friends.
I could go on, and on, about Jeep stories from the past, with my dad.
Recently, I ve been in the process of changing the timing gear, and chain in the old Jeepster. I was in bad need of finding the slotted washer, and bolt, that keeps the cam sprocket on. I had searched seemingly everywhere!
Went to visited my dad, to see if he had any ideas, where I could find one, or maybe just make one. He looked at me, and said, It seems like I have one of them somewhere. Let me remind you, my dad is 74 years old, and I really didn't know whether to believe him or not.
We went down to his tool shed, and sure enough laying right out in the open, was exactly what I'd been looking everywhere for, I couldn't believe it!
So I just what to say this one's on me, Dad!