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Fiona: 2009 Wrangler X (B's First Car!)

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12 minutes ago, jgaz said:

I love to see Brady “hands on” with the mods on his Jeep.

 

me too! he's got a packed school schedule and a part-time job, so finding time to work on it with him is difficult, but he seems to love it when we do.

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we took Fiona and Gadget on a short trail over near Lake Pleasant this morning.

 

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Awesome photos! 1st one is my fave...

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4 hours ago, theksmith said:

we took Fiona and Gadget on a short trail over near Lake Pleasant this morning.

 

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Father and son, old and gray young and green. Accidentally on purpose subconscious messaging...? Things that make you go hmm??

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On 1/17/2022 at 7:47 PM, theksmith said:

i find even the very minor initial delay on my Pioneer head-unit to be annoying... after cranking, it shows a "warning" screen briefly before it can do anything, including switching to the backup camera. once it's up and running, then it switches nearly instantly if shifted to reverse though. Brady has a BOSS head unit, and it's the same overall experience.

 

 

 

In the FYI, just in case anyone cares, the Kenwood units run the backup camera as highest priority, even above the accept/warning screen. Or at least that has been my experience with two separate Kenwood units ordered in 2017 (DDX774BH) and 2020 (DMX907S).

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Fiona got a hard-top!

 

Brady has wanted one since we got her, but even used they typically goes for around $1,500 - on the rare occasion you can find one locally. well thanks to @Number7's knack for spotting Craigslist deals, we picked one up with slight damage for an absolute steal, even including the $150 in gas to retrieve it from Kingman. FYI, an entire soft-top does just barely fit inside a 2-door if you take out the rear and passenger seats! 😅

 

the previous owner damaged a rear corner while taking it off. besides that and a few minor scrapes and scratches, it was in good shape.

 

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we'll try to do a proper fiberglass repair at some point, but i threw on a piece of duct-tape for now to get it through the car-wash without further damage.

 

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it could really use some tint... but an engine/trans skid and a couple new tires are the more immediate needs. also, me driving it to Kingman and back really upped the priority of adding cruise control! ;)

 

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BTW, we now have a factory soft top for sale if anyone needs one!

 

 

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22 minutes ago, theksmith said:

Fiona got a hard-top!

 

Brady has wanted one since we got her, but even used they typically goes for around $1,500 - on the rare occasion you can find one locally. well thanks to @Number7's knack for spotting Craigslist deals, we picked one up with slight damage for an absolute steal, even including the $150 in gas to retrieve it from Kingman. FYI, an entire soft-top does just barely fit inside a 2-door if you take out the rear and passenger seats! 😅

 

the previous owner damaged a rear corner while taking it off. besides that and a few minor scrapes and scratches, it was in good shape.

 

AM-JKLVSOgdeOWEvkaIo-RRlc4JSBApTBsqyteFm

 

we'll try to do a proper fiberglass repair at some point, but i threw on a piece of duct-tape for now to get it through the car-wash without further damage.

 

AM-JKLV2PbQkU5x0jtuIhCUzkTlgzZmOTAL5U6IR

 

 

it could really use some tint... but an engine/trans skid and a couple new tires are the more immediate needs. also, me driving it to Kingman and back really upped the priority of adding cruise control! ;)

 

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BTW, we now have a factory soft top for sale if anyone needs one!

 

 

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Happy 'Gotcha' Day Fiona!! A couple days late but heart-felt none the less. 😊

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Fiona got some Barricade steel fender flares. Brady and one of his friends installed them - my only contribution was to drill a couple holes.

 

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i did help with trimming the OEM fender liners for re-use with the new flares. they have a gap, but will work just fine for now.

 

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B also finally received the custom plate he ordered:

 

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Those look awesome!

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