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  1. SheepnJeep

    Tired of Old Junk but no Interest in Newer 4x4s

    It has been said but I really recommend an XJ if you are thinking about another SUV. I have owned my Cherokee since 2005. It was my first car, and it had been totaled by our neighbors daughter so they passed it along to my family to repair. In fact it has been a little unlucky. A week after they...
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    WTB: Old Trail Tech or Baja Designs 8" halogen racelight

    Hello folks, I know the technology has come and gone, but I am on the hunt for either a Trail Tech or Baja Designs 8" round race light for my motorcycle. The old school, halogen bulb type. I added a photo of both types in case that jogs anyone's memory of what they might have collecting dust in...
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    Random RIG Shots

    Ross peak in the background
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    SheepnJeep's CJ-3A Thread

    Seems like a long time coming, but I finally made and added taller hood blocks to space the windshield up higher when folded. The wiper arm would touch the hood with my first set of blocks. Hood took a slight wack to the paint at one point and I had to remove the wiper arm before folding the...
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    And here’s yet another promise to bring more affordable EV trucks into the fold

    I see something like this as still a great opportunity for retrofits, given that you could presumably put batteries in place of the engine, and somehow get the weight balance correct again. Take my F100 for example. Yes, we put tons of town miles and close by town miles on it a year, but...
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    Brainstorming ideas for 120v cab heat

    I do like the idea of adding a seperate cab heater, and the aircraft ones are definitely the coolest choice. I will persue the idea of hooking up the normal heater fan to a 12v power supply. I’m assuming the heater would simply run at full blast?
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    Brainstorming ideas for 120v cab heat

    Don’t forget to fuel up your Mailbox 😅 I have considered putting one of these in the back and using it to heat a camper shell setup. Maybe run a vent right into the cab as well?
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    Brainstorming ideas for 120v cab heat

    I was also thinking about computer tower fans. Probably not enough airflow to blow air up the defrost vent however. I was also thinking about a bilge fan that is meant to be added inline to a 2” hose, but can’t seem to find a 120v version. I will look at aircraft heaters. This would be something...
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    Brainstorming ideas for 120v cab heat

    Hey folks, Winter has arrived in southwest Montana and I have been thinking on an idea that’s been percolating for a while. I have a Katts tank style engine block heater installed in my pickup. For those not familiar, unlike a freeze plug block heater the tank style is a separate unit that is...
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    Any longtime riders quit for good?

    I never really followed up with this. I did end up selling the motorcycle last year. It really effected me personally for a couple of days actually. In fact I sort of set it up so my dad ended up selling it in Minneapolis (bigger market than the Upper Peninsula) and that way I didn't have to see...
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    What is the craziest recovery situation you made it through (or didn't make it through)?

    A friend of mine had found a good surfing spot on Lake Superior near Houghton Michigan. He and another guy had gotten permission and even a key to open a gate that led down to a good beach with the break they liked to surf. One early morning he asked me if we could take my Willys jeep out to the...
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    2020 winter ALCAN 5000 - starts 25 Feb to 7 March 2020

    I was being sarcastic I guess, but I have considered trying to get on the wait list. Jeep is as ready as it could ever be, and I missed out on the opportunity to drive "Alaska or Rust" a couple of seasons ago. Tried to interest Expo or Overland Journal in an article about it but they didn't...
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    2020 winter ALCAN 5000 - starts 25 Feb to 7 March 2020

    I'm wondering how many sets of tire chains I'm going to wear out on such a journey...
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    Towing MPG- Gas Trucks

    I get about 16-17-18 mpg depending on the wind and hills etc with our '73 F100. Pretty much gets 12-13 mpg towing a boat or something similar. The most I towed with the engine 'Stock' was 5,100# and I think the milage on a 300 mile trip was 11mpg. Now that I have added a better exhaust system...
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    Airbags, Ride Rite or Air Lift 5000

    You will get it installed sooner or later, I know I struggled and felt like a dope when others told me it was easy. I finally set my bags straight on the frame and almost straight on the leaf springs. Really no combination of spacers and washers made the bracket fit perfectly on the leaf pack...
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    4.0 XJ questions regarding the engine

    Could be a bit of a long shot but I would go straight to replacing the catalytic converter if it hasn't been yet. My wife's '93 Grand Cherokee 4.0 was getting slow and sluggish to the point that I thought the transmission was giving it up. Mechanic gave us the advice that the honeycomb baffle in...
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    Airbags, Ride Rite or Air Lift 5000

    Just wanted to report back about my install of the ride rites. In the end it took me about 8 hours to do, and it was not easy. I don't know why, I just seemed to have lost my brain and made several mistakes. I had a hard time lining up the brackets square on the frame, making them the same side...
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    Airbags, Ride Rite or Air Lift 5000

    Update on my ride rite purchase from SD truck spring: I wouldn't order from SD truck spring if you are in a hurry, I ordered my kit on the 5th of August and they just arrived yesterday. The kit looks good and all of the parts look heavy duty. The instructions seem fine but a little universal...
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    Airbags, Ride Rite or Air Lift 5000

    I haven't installed yet but maybe as a "mental tiebreaker" for you I gave up and ordered the Firestone kit for my F-100. I just had to get it over with as we are moving next month. I called around and asked a few truck shops, most of them told me I would never know the difference if I had one or...