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Yes, it''s party time! :partygroup: :partygroup: Chriss is having a significant birthday and you're invited to the celebration on Sunday, 4/6. :party5: We'll have an open house gathering between 1:00 and 5:00 at our place. You can RSVP by Monday, 3/31, either here or call us (number in the member only section, address is there too). Please no gifts, :nono: but we'll have refreshments and a chance to visit, and we're very much looking forward to that. :wave1:

 :ballons:      :B-Day: :B-Day:      :ballons:

Items For Sale or Trade / owner needed
« on: February 28, 2014, 08:21:06 AM »
For the person who has everything and you never know what to get them: http://www.ebay.com/itm/351010201000.

Let's Go Wheeling! / Saturday 1/25 wheeling
« on: January 22, 2014, 10:08:22 PM »
Chriss is going to be out of town this Saturday, but I'd like to go wheeling :drool: and don't care much where. :drive: With liittle snow but damp trails, most trails will be off limits so maybe Bald is the best alternative. :don'tknow: I'm open to suggestions. Anyone?

4x4 Tech Assistance / roll/exo cage
« on: January 05, 2014, 08:58:57 PM »
At the RockRanger wrench a thon today a fellow came by to purchase RockRanger's extra welder and we got to talking. He's looking for someone to construct a roll/exo cage for him. :fab: Any one know where that might be accomplished?

4x4 Tech Assistance / On Board Air
« on: December 18, 2013, 08:55:38 PM »
I want my OBA setup to be different. Currently, I have a compressor and tank inside a box in the truck bed. The system powers the ARBs, has a * for an air hose to air up tires and is hooked up to an air pressure gauge in the dash.

I have 2 issues:
1. The gauge leaks oil onto the CB underneath. :yuk: I'm in the process of replacing the CB and want to fix this leak before "permanently" mounting the new CB. This could entail leaving the gauge there and stopping the leak, relocating it or removing it entirely.
2. I want to utilize the bed space differently so the compressor and tank need to be relocated. This is a bigger job. :fab:

Does anybody have expertise in this area and time available to assist me with either or both of my issues, or have a source for getting this done? :sos: I appreciate your thoughts.

 :sos: My CB is under construction, but with a day trip this Saturday I could really use a handheld if anybody has one I could borrow. PLMK! :coach:

Let's Go Wheeling! / Saturday 12/14 snow wheeling to Star Lake
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:36:24 PM »
We (well Don anyways, Chriss is being a good sport) want to go wheeling so are planning a trip for Saturday, 12/14. Don't know where, but pray for snow! Post up if you want in on the fun :cele: and watch this space for more details as we get closer. :bounce: :bounce:

Let's Go Wheeling! / Thanksgiving or Friday run
« on: November 25, 2013, 11:46:48 PM »
We're available Thursday or Friday this week to get out for the day (or  both days?!) and we don't care much where we go. You've got a favorite place and you're available? :drive: Post up!

Let's Go Wheeling! / Wheeling Monday, 11/11/2013
« on: November 07, 2013, 12:26:44 PM »
Chriss and I have a grown daughter visiting us on Monday, 11/11, and since it is a work holiday we'd like to go wheeling for the day. :rockon: We intend to practice safe wheeling by utilizing the buddy system with you! :bounce: We'd like a nice day trip and don't care much where, so any takers? :clap: What's your preference?



1997 Jeep Cherokee  (XJ)
220K Miles
4.0 L in-line 6
AUTOMATIC Transmission
Bright Red
Straight Stock
Crank Windows, no cruise, no tilt, no delay wiper, no nonsense


Here's the deal, kids:
This is a Jeep Cherokee.  This is not a luxury SUV, or a maintenance-free disposable import.  It has solid front axles, wind noise, and character.
It's a Jeep.  It rides like a Jeep.  It drives like a Jeep.  All of these are GOOD things.
It is not new, it is not pristine, it is used.  This will be apparent in the pictures.

If you do not own a toolbox, have never changed your own oil, and are scared of firearms: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you have been posting on facebook all about how excited you are for pumpkin latte season: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you get offended easy and often, whine to your co-workers, and pregnant dog a lot: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you feel you are owed anything in the world & have a bull crap job where you fail to produce: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you own a bieber album, white oakleys, affliction t-shirts, or those candy-assed stitched-pocket jeans: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you consider the 2nd Amendment an anachronistic relic and have never owned a firearm: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.

If, however, you have BALLS OF STEEL and consider adverse weather an excuse to do stupid :pokinit:: THIS IS YOUR JEEP.
Do you laugh at danger, and tempt fate?
Have you ever uttered the words, "Hold my beer and watch this ..."?
While bored at work do you pick targets at random and think, "I could hit that from here with the .22 ..."?
Have any of your friends quit hanging out because you were too much fun?
Do you have the number of a friend with cash memorized for bail?
When you pass an abandoned flatbed farm truck along a fenceline do you consider taking on another project?
Is your ol' lady really sick of the random piles of parts, greasy footprints, and empty beer bottles in the garage?
    -could you not care less?
Do you have Jalopnik saved on your laptop AND smartphone?
Do you own a service manual for every vehicle you ever owned?
Do you still miss your first ride?
Can you carry on a two hour conversation discussing tools, scars, and hi-lift jacks?
Remember when tool companies had the balls to put half-naked beauty queens on their calendars?
Do you consider the Prius an abominable affront to the Gods of displacement, torque, and All Mighty Internal Combustion?

If you answered in the affirmative to the preceding: THIS IS YOUR JEEP.

-I am the second owner.  First owner barely got it dirty and engaged the front axles once.
-I have remedied this excessive caretaking with muddy roads and a pile of fun.
-The motor uses a little oil.  How much?  I don't know, I'm not collecting statistical analysis points.
    I check the oil, I fill the oil, I drive.  Not enough to bother me.
-It leaks a little oil.  How much?  Not enough for me to care.  It has 220,000 miles, Poindexter!
    If you have a vehicle with 220K NOT leaking or burning oil, it's empty!
-Rear bumper has a big-* crease in it.  I dented it backing into a concrete pole.  Sober.
    We drove away giggling, for the record.  Haven't fixed it.
-Driver's side door was caught by the wind, whipped forward, got into the LF quarter panel.
-Radiator has a small leak.  Pinhole.  I can replace the radiator or you can.  Really doesn't matter
    A new radiator and hoses will run $145.  If you don't want to replace them I will.
    Add $250 to the price of vehicle.  This includes radiator, hoses, and labor (beer).  A freaking bargain.
-The badass little 4.0L bullet-proof in-line six starts and runs like the proverbial champ.
-Tranny and 4WD operate perfectly
-Tires will need replaced in a couple thousand miles.  I haven't upgraded because I had plans:
    Had planned a small lift, upgrade to 17" Wrangler wheels, and more aggressive tires.
    Life got in the way - it ain't happening.
-Zombie stickers on the right rear window stay.  My daughter's idea, take it up with her.
-Flogging Molly sticker stays as well.  They kick *, so there.

-Why are you selling?
    I can't justify owning it anymore.  Motorsickles, kiddos, work, travel, and beer have consumed my time and money.
    Someone else needs to appreciate the Jeep for what it is:  awesome mechanical artistry.

-What's wrong with it?
    Radiator.  Small oil leaks.  Driver's side door cosmetic issues.
    And it's * it has been neglected and parked.  It needs rescued.

-Does the 4WD work?
    * yes.  Like a * Orphan.

-Will you sell me the [engine / tranny / rear door / axle / etc.]?
    No.  I'm not in the salvage business.  Buy the Jeep.  Love the Jeep. Give the Jeep a home.

-Will you take [insert ridiculously stupid low number here]?
    No.  If I wanted [ridiculously low number] I would have asked [ridiculously low number]
    Want a cheap car?  Get your kid that lowered tuner piece of :pokinit: honda project down the road.
    I think I'm plenty cheap for this bad *.

-Why is it still stock?
    Because I bought it for a daily driver with the intention of turning it into a project.
    I haven't had the time to do so.  So I am selling it.

-Can I put a 6" lift and giant tires on it?
    I don't give a :pokinit:.  But be sure to use quality components and for God's sake - get it aligned after a lift!

-Would this make a good car for my daughter?
    *.  Yes.  Not only a good car, a learning experience.  Introduction to vehicular maintenance.
    Additionally, there isn't really enough room in the back for that little b*std she's dating to try anything.

-Can you deliver?
    Within reason.  I'd drive it a hundred miles or so.  But really, you should come get it.  Look it over.  Have a beer.  Etc.

-Will you take a check / cashier's check / Western Union Transfer / Nigerian Promissory Note?
    Would you take a ball pein hammer to the forehead?
    No.  I'll take Cash.  Period.  Bring cash or don't show.

-Will you ship to -?
    No.  See above.

-No, really, all I have is [lowball dollar amount]?
    That's great, I don't give a :pokinit:.  Unicef ain't running this deal, and until they do I want $1750.
    Why?  Because I don't HAVE to sell this little beauty.  Truth be known, I'd rather keep it.
    But if it's going to a good home - I will sell.  Unless you're an :moon: - then no sale.

-Why are you such a richard?
    Everything is relative; you should see my friends.

Any other questions, feel free to reply to this email and ask.

Items For Sale or Trade / FS: 36" Irok radial
« on: September 14, 2013, 03:36:57 PM »
Irok radial 36x16R15 35%-40% tread remaining. No cuts or plugs, but it did get bruised causing a sidewall bulge. The bulge causes it to lose air pressure, but it takes several days to go flat. I've wheeled it as is, but it is better for a spare.  I just aired it up before wheeling and it worked good. $30 OBO. I could bring it to the 9/15 meeting if you want or I'm on 99 between Visalia and Chowchilla daily during the week.

This sure seems to be simple. The idea of turning plastic back into oil is very stimulating! :coach:


Let's Go Wheeling! / Labor Day 2013
« on: July 12, 2013, 08:42:49 AM »
Some of you might be interested in an event coming up Labor Day: http://forum.ih8mud.com/ca-central-valley-crawlers/752396-2013-fj45-run.html. I don't personally know these folks, but their reputation is good. Cruiserfj45 or Kodiak Commando might know more about them if you're interested.

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