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Blizzard of 2014!

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Quick pic of Bryce and his friend Jake  after getting a sled ride behind the jeep!

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OK, first I gotta wait until the Nokia 5800 comes out (hopefully in Feb.).  Then I will load this app to my phone, and put the phone in its mount on my dash for off roading!

inclinometer

inclinometer

Then, this one seems really useless, but maybe cool for a day when your doing lots of walking at a show or something to see how far you walked.

Step counter app for nokia 5800

Step counter app for nokia 5800

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Awhile back, there was a t-shirt contest on this very blog.  We only had one entrant (Stevan Sheets) , but he won! Here is this wonderful T-shirt, worn by me.   Everyone (who drives a jeep) should own one!

New Jeep T-shirt

New Jeep T-shirt

To get your very own T-shirt, click HERE.

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T-shirt contest winner!

Well, after judging all the entries, one contestant was the clear winner: STEVAN SHEETS! Here is his fine creation:

jeep-t-shirt

To buy one of these limited time offer t-shirts (limited time because it says jeep on it and cafepress will make him delete it!) click HERE.  It comes in a bunch of different colors… just not yellow. 🙂  Mine is ordered and I can’t wait to wear it!

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Last night my father-in-law told me that the Lions that he is in is having a breakfast this am.  Pancakes and sausage.  I love breakfast… I normally eat 5 or 6 eggs, 2 pieces of toast, and sometimes a couple waffles.  So the boys and I got up early, had a great time stuffing our faces with yummy pancakes.  Then we came out, and the jeep was parked next to a big “double” curb and all of a sudden they both thought they were “big”.

Little jeep or big kids?

Little jeep or big kids?

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More Jeep stuff?

Usually doesn’t seem to be this much jeep stuff in my life, but here it is again.

Went wheeling at Doug Armey’s amazing 180 acres of pure jeep goodness on Saturday.  It was an absolute BLAST.  Good wheeling with good people! Here is the only pic I got before the sun went down

Jeeps!

Jeeps!

I think all total 17 jeeps were there (plus a few wifey rides: van and Xterra).

Well, normally I am very fortunate in the fact that I don’t break much.  Well, not this night.  Not to far into the trail, there was a big tree across the trail that came almost to my bumper.  In order to “jump” it, I had to use a little to much momentum so I didn’t get hung up on it.  Hit log, did nice big “wheelie” then landed… hard, very hard.  That plus some rocks dragging on bottom about 50′ prior to log, caused some pretty odd noises.  Ended up, I very lightly bent a frame rail, broke a welded exhaust mount, bent a thick Warn after market steel Transfer case skid plate, and really bent my cross member… mangled may be a better word for the cross member.  But, before we knew what was making the noise, we thought it was a front hub/bearing, so I dropped off $61 dollars at Napa for a new one, here we are putting it in on Sunday

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Mangled view #1

Mangled view #1

Mangled view #2

Mangled view #2

Turns out, the old bearing was fine (now I have a spare).  What was making the noise was the entire drive line got moved to the passenger side somehow…. weird.  Don’t know how that happened.

tree chunks from under jeep

tree chunks from under jeep

 So tonight, I loosened all the skid and cross member bolts, took a uni bit to “relax” the holes. and used a redneck come-along (read ratchet strap) to pull everything at least close to where jeep engineers intended it to be.  Drives great again, no noise.  The noise was the CV joint on the drive shaft rubbing a plastic mount that protects some wiring in the trans tunnel…. sure was loud!

All in all, had a blast!  Oh yeah, and somewhere in the middle of all that, I lost my phone SOMEWHERE on 180 acres.  I walked around on a trail where I knew I had gotten out, said a prayer, and found my phone. It had been run over by several jeeps.  1 small crack, some very minor scratches, but works great. I love Nokia phones.

Anybody wanna go jeepin this weekend? My heep is ready!

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