Sunday, October 04, 2015

Well I bought a new to me TJ

Here is the new toy. 97 TJ w/ 40,000 original miles on MPFI 4.0L MPFI 9" rear (5:43) spool D44 front (5:38) Detroit Locker Chromoly Shafts all 4 TF999 auto tranny NP231 Transfer w/4:1 kit Full hydro steering Custom "wish bone" 3 links Front & Rear 14" Coil overs in front and coils/shocks in rear 39.5x15x15 Supper Swampers on true beadlocks

Monday, March 11, 2013

Working on the Front End HP D60

Working on the front end. I have build threads on Pirate 4x4, Just Wheelin and Those Guys offroad. Links below:
Just Wheelin
Those Guys Offroad

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

I just picked up a Dana 60 High Pinion Kingpin for my TJ. Wohooo!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Rolled the Jeep

Took the Jeep to TSF, rolled it twice and broke the front axle. Good times! Link to video.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I have spent more time working on my 20x7 7K flatbed trailer than my TJ lately. I bought it brand new and since then I have stained the deck with outside "look-a-like" trek type deck sealer. Lifetime seal so I won't have to worry about it again. I fabbed up a toolbox mount for my huge trailer toolbox and secured it with my welder. To top it all off I finished up my underneath spare tire mount. I think it is pretty cool. I bought a truck style crank system and mounted it to some angle iron I welded between the frame rails. I then drilled a whole through the frame rail for the jack handle to slide through. The last step was to fab up some bars for the tire to rest on when it is fully cranked up. It looks good and out of the way.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lack of video / motivation

I went 4x4ing in March and 4 or 5 quad trips in March, April, and May. I have some video of the March 4x4 trip, but haven't got around to posting it. I didn't take video on any of the quad trips so far. This weekend I will. Nobody reads this anyway. It is more for my personal use. :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

4x4 Trip Feb 11 2012

Today was my first trip out in my Jeep in 2 years. I broke the rear end in Dec of 2009 and broke my ankle in 2010. After surgeries on the ankle and the Jeep I am back up and running again. The TJ is sporting a narrowed dana 60 in the rear and a fuel cell behind the rear bench seat. I didn't know how well my welding jobs were and was curious to see what would happen. Everything held up fine!

OBH member Mark "Wineguy" met me @ Rogers camp in Tillamook State Forest this morning. We hooked up with another random guy and his wife and rolled out.
Mark = TJ - Silver
Me - Jarrod 99 TJ - Red
Fred and wife Angie - blue and purple flamed Suzuki X90 lifted and locked

We hit Firebreak Five, Saddle up, Hogs Back, and Archers. Everything went fairly easy until I attempted Can Opener, but no dice. It was way to slippery. We then hit waterfall and met up with Kenney from the Just Wheelin group.
Mark tried the right side of Waterfall several times and decided to bag it. I made it up waterfall after finding the sweet spot! I ran it again just to be sure. :)
We BS'd for a bit and decided to head home. All in all it was a fun and successful trip.