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Old November 18th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #21
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I first got into Jeeps when a friend's dad had an Islander (can you believe that a square-headlight Jeep got me going?)

My first Jeep was a 1984 CJ7 when I was 19 years old

My current Jeep is a 1978 CJ7. Just rebuilt it from the frame up so it needs no further modification. It's just about perfect now.

I'm not quoting idiots who promote unsafe recovery strap techniques anymore. :miff:

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Old November 18th, 2006, 11:01 PM   #22
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Every summer, for as long as I could remember, my family would go to our property up north and camp for about 10 days. Those were the best days of my life. In 1995, not only had my dad gotten a new job, but there was a lot of logging going on around there where a bunch of people had sold their parcels, so we didn't go that year, or any years after. In 2002, I went up there for the first time since 1994. The 2 track was destroyed, and my car got stuck, then destroyed when the tow truck rear ended it pulling it out.

I decided then that I wanted a vehicle that could get me back to my property, that was the only thing that was on my mind. I was actually in the market for a 4X4 Dakota. We were looking around the used car lot at Oakland Dodge, saw a Jeep, it was nice, but dealer had something nicer, and pulled around what is now my Jeep. I finally got up to my property, took me a year to get the time off again, besides being able to get up there, I had fun doing it too. Tried it out up at my friends place in East Jordan, midnight trail riding through the woods, I was hooked, been doing it ever since. First Jeep, only Jeep, current Jeep, all the same.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 12:55 AM   #23
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grew up at the drag strip with the family and that got boring to me. so i ran a mud racer for a while. then the endless cleaning and money spent on horsepower got old. so i built a street car,lost license twice and sold it. i figured trail,playing,jeeping would be something i could take my kids to enjoy and built an xj that is also a money pit but much more affordable than high horsepower crap i used to do.
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Old November 19th, 2006, 04:03 AM   #24
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My ad had a 1978 jimmy, yes it was sweet! we would gowheeling on spot that are un wheelable now due to legalities. them my uncle had a 93 s-10 he would let me drive around his property when I was 13 orso ever sience I was hooked . My first Rig was a 1989 Furd ranger 2.9 5 speed with 31's RIP buddy whe had fun while it lasted
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