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Old 09-17-2014, 07:46 PM
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I just totaled the Cherokee so I guess I won't be making this run.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:14 PM
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What happened?
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:31 PM
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I accidentally left it in neutral. Down the steep drive she went,eventually ramming into the big oak that sits off to the side of the drive. It hit so hard that the doors won't close now. The frame is buckled in 3 places. It even bent the rear spring into a 45 degree angle.

NOW... I have to move all of the stuff from the '79 over to the '78. That is going to be a chore, one that I'm not looking forward to. I have all of the parts I need except for a good tailgate, and of course the spring.

It really sucks because I put the last part on today to fully complete her.

I'm going to be racing winter to get the swap done.

The good news..... I was going to cut the '78 up next week to get it out of my way.

Massive WOT?
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:09 AM
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I agree we need a massive WOT. All weekend long WOT. You have plenty of room to camp in your driveway.

I can be there on a Friday afternoon and stay until Sunday night/Monday morning. With a few guys things will be much easier to relocate so it should go pretty quick.


I'm up for a challenge if you are?

Such a shame to total it after all the work and upgrades you've put into it the last few years.
I'm also all up for this to be a Midwest Meet as well.

At least you are unharmed, pissed maybe but unharmed. That and it didn't go flying out into the roadway and slam a truck or car going by.
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:17 PM
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YOU BET I'M UP FOR A CHALLENGE! I can place one concrete in front of the Man Cave, the other at a 90 deg angle on the pool deck. We can camp on the pool, since it is right next to all of the facilities in the MC [shower, hot and cold running water, internet, TV, kitchen etc]

I'm only going to paint the firewall because I won't be able to get in there once the engine is in. I'll shoot a coat of primer over the exterior to pull all of the colors together. [white body, orange doors, black front fenders and hood etc]. I don't want it to look like a junkyard queen. I can finish up with the interior/exterior paint next spring.

The only thing I'm worried about is finding a new tailgate and rear spring.

I have two or more of everything else. Remind you of someone Tom?

I first have to figure out how to move the '78 once I get the rear axle back in. Hopefully, I'll be able to get her fired off so she can move under her own power.

This is going to be real interesting, but I CAN'T BE WITHOUT MY JEEP!
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Old 09-18-2014, 07:43 PM
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No tailgate or rear springs here. I will have the rear J10 spring before long but need it in the truck till it gets home. My last tailgate for a chero left me 4 years ago. I bet we can find both with some looking. Go ahead and spray everything with some pb blaster so bolts will come out and not gull up.
Need to shake the trees and see who else can swing by for some wrenching fun.
Do you have an engine hoist? Got a brand new Harbor Freight one here at the house, just needs assembled. I got an old Sears 3 ton jack as well and bunches of 4x6 oak and pine blocks for cribbing.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:53 AM
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Retro....Wow that stinks. Sorry your ride got totaled. I'd be up for a WOT. Why don't you set a date. I have some junk springs off a wiggy,. They are yours if you want them.

Hoot....are you still coming to Springfield for SMORR? Del and I are goung to Street Machine Nats on the 27-28 Sept. There is a slim chance I might go to SMORR the next weekend but if you are driving through this area maybe we could meet up.

Ristow....I saved the best for last. What is it going to take to get a place where we can all meet up. I'm more than willing to drive 500 or so miles so let's find a place. Wisconsin is a beautiful state, all we need is a KOA. After, all I miss Oliver too!
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Old 09-20-2014, 11:21 AM
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Smorr looks out now again. I'm going to do the WOT at Retro's when we get a date for it.
I have a ton to do here as well. All the weekends slots are filling fast and my wallet had a major hole in it this last week as well with the new truck purchase and then the $1000 worth of new stuff ordered yesterday for it.

If I can get alot of my stuff done through the week the other meets may still happen. For now I'm gonna focus on my 1985 J10 to be ready for winter and doing whatever to get Retro back up and running.
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:52 PM
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Retro....Wow that stinks. Sorry your ride got totaled. I'd be up for a WOT. Why don't you set a date.

X2. Its 5 1/2 hrs but I could use a weekend away from here.

Don't really have anything as far as parts go anymore.
If you need any tools to help things go faster, let me know. Chances are, I probably have it.






So........... set a date man. I have met Rich a couple times, always up for meeting more board members face to face.

I would be good with SMORR also if there is a date for sure?

Could for sure do one or the other.

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Old 09-20-2014, 05:22 PM
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we could entertain getting togethet at retros for a weekend? bring the tools?
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:21 PM
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:07 AM
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:08 AM
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MWI and Wrench-o-thon--Morehead, Ky

Depending on when, I might could make it.
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Old 09-22-2014, 12:41 AM
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Looks like we got a crew willing. Keep us posted on here Retro. Or maybe we need to start a new thread so we don't hog over SMOR interested parties?

Like mentioned let us know what tools you need.

Do we need a second Kubota? If so let me know as soon as possible because I'll need to drop off the J10 to use that trailer. It needs off that trailer ASAP anyway. Kubota is ready to go right now.

I have alot of those 4x6 wood blocks and can get more if needed.

I have a Hobart 220V Mig Welder little to no use on it but 7 years old.

I have an engine hoist, brand new from HF never assembled yet.
Also have an engine stand same as before.

I have a 10x10 EZ up canopy.

Tons of hand tools. Some precision stuff as well.


The only thing I'll need down there is a safe place to leash up the pooch preferably away from other pooches. I don't trust him unsupervised with other dogs and I don't want to have to baby sit him all day. I don't think he'll like being in the truck camper all day long. I can't leave him behind or I would.
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Old 09-22-2014, 08:16 PM
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I'm up for a roadtrip! I have plans for Oct 11 and 18 weekends so Retro please pick a date that is not one of those weekends. Also, let me know what parts are needed. I have a good stash of parts!
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Old 09-24-2014, 01:53 PM
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It look's like either the 10th-13th or 17th-20 will work. This will give some leeway as to the dates. Allot will depend on the weather. It's too darn close to winter for my tastes.
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Old 09-24-2014, 04:15 PM
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Looks like we got a crew willing. Keep us posted on here Retro. Or maybe we need to start a new thread so we don't hog over SMOR interested parties?

Like mentioned let us know what tools you need.

Do we need a second Kubota? If so let me know as soon as possible because I'll need to drop off the J10 to use that trailer. It needs off that trailer ASAP anyway. Kubota is ready to go right now.

I have alot of those 4x6 wood blocks and can get more if needed.

I have a Hobart 220V Mig Welder little to no use on it but 7 years old.

I have an engine hoist, brand new from HF never assembled yet.
Also have an engine stand same as before.

I have a 10x10 EZ up canopy.

Tons of hand tools. Some precision stuff as well.


The only thing I'll need down there is a safe place to leash up the pooch preferably away from other pooches. I don't trust him unsupervised with other dogs and I don't want to have to baby sit him all day. I don't think he'll like being in the truck camper all day long. I can't leave him behind or I would.

Tom.... I'm good on tools.
I have an engine hoist, but I'm guessing we'll use my Kubota to lift the engines out. I'm not sure about this right now, I'll have to give it some thought.
The EZ up canopy could be of great use. Good for keeping the sun off of the old head.
Yes regarding the 4x6's. I have jack stands, but I think we'll need something else to hold the rigs up.
Don't worry about the pooch. Bring his bed and toys...he can camp out in the ManCave. I don't think Sarah would bother him, but it's best to be safe.
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:24 PM
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I'll start collecting lots of wood blocks. We can always burn them as we don't need them.
I' ll Be keeping my weekends free as much as possible so the date won't matter much to me. I can even do spur of the moment dates if need be. I usually don't have to commit to over time weekend wotk till Thursday evening at work. I have bailed on tnose commitments also for Jeep reasons.
Rudy plays well with others , it is just he is old and gets tired easy and then can be grumpy.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:06 AM
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Rudy and I should get along real well as I'm old and tired and grumpy myself.

10-4 on the wood Tom......I've already prepared the fire pit.
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Old 09-25-2014, 11:56 AM
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17-20th would work great here, one of my long weekends anyway.
Could do the 10-13th if it works better for everyone else, just have to head back a little earlier.

I'll grab my dads load leveler.
Hoist or tractor, that thing is handy for getting things at just that right angle to get the bolts in/out/lined up.



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Allot will depend on the weather. It's too darn close to winter for my tastes.

Know what you mean there.
Whats the yard situation down there?
Wondering about pitchin a tent if the weather is cooperative, depending who my copilot ends up being.

Speaking of copilots, will anybody else be bringing their "better half "?
Mine tends to enjoy herself better if she has help making fun of us while we work.

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