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ob1jeeper last won the day on October 16

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About ob1jeeper

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    Trail Blazer

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    CJ7 - OlBlue
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    Wickenburg, AZ

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    Retired... Have discovered that working for a living was highly over-rated... ;)

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  1. Welcome "home"... See you on the trails...
  2. Would be a horrific way to die... Glad he was found in time...
  3. It is "D". Not a 100 point show car, but given the age and miles, it is exceptionally clean inside, underhood, and underneath. I think it will make someone a great Jeep.
  4. Am assisting my neighbor with the sale of his 2004 Rubicon. He is the original owner, having purchased new in 2003 from York in Prescott. It has 107,000 miles and is equipped with a 4.0L, 5-spd, and is in near-original condition, with NO suspension or drivetrain alterations or modifications. It comes with both tops, however the soft-top has never been installed, but only stored since purchase in a container. The top has one bow slightly bent (I believe to be easily repairable). I did not closely inspect the main fabric, but did open the OEM boxes containing the windows ( still in original shipping boxes), and they appear to be in excellent condition. It has the following "non-OEM" equipment added: 1- Vehicle tow-bar type towing system complete for flat-towing the Jeep. I did not closely inspect for brand, but it appears to be similar to the Blue-Ox tow bar system. 2- Warn Winch (I did not remember to record model) 3- Rockhard rear bumper with swing-away tire carrier, and fuel cans. (Original rear bumper & dealer installed HD hitch are included as part of the sale, as is the first aftermarket frame mounted swing-away tire carrier he had installed, but removed in favor of the Rock-Hard.) 4- Cobra CB (it's the model which has all functional controls & speakers built into the handset) 5- New high-quality seat covers & floor protective covers similar to weather-tec (I don't remember the brand) asking price is $14,500. If interested, contact: Jim @ 928-710-1843 (mobile) -or- 928-684-2447 (home) This Jeep is not a 100pt cream-puff, but is in very nice condition, and obviously well maintained, and will make someone a fine off-roading vehicle... Have added pics below.
  5. Home and relaxing as well... Thanks Ryan for leading a scenic trip, and of course for serving up some awsome weather... ;)
  6. Happy Belated B-Day Al...
  7. Wowzers... Simply beautiful... Need to get into MUCH better shape before even thinking about trying this...
  8. GREAT idea Kris... And as usual... VERY cleanly done...
  9. I hope this brings at least some peace to John's family...
  10. Jim is correct, at least until around 2008-9 (ish), around the time-frame I became no longer involved with any further consulting activity's with AMG. I'm not aware of anything other than mild interest by TACOM (Tank Automotive Comand, who is the main arm of the military, for setting/evaluation vehicle mission goals) in the then current J-8 offerings that were being purchased by non-US countries for use as light tactical military vehicles. FWIW:, At the time frame I had any useful knowledge, the J-8 was essentially a "converted" JKU, utilizing the VM 2.8L diesel, some frame strength upgrades , and rear suspension altered to "HD" leaf springs, using a semi-floating Model 60 Dana rear axle, for the additional load carrying capacity required by the foreign miitary uses. The new Gladiator versions discussed initially in this thread, appear to most likely be concepts, that are being floated to TACOM, who it would appear have begun inquiring about the potential for less costly alternatives to the HMVEE models currently spec'd. and in use by the US military branches. That said, I've been away from this so long, that what I've said above is nothing more than guesses as to what it may be about.
  11. Just an observation. The winch appears to block a sizable portion of the radiator. Is Clifford still cooling ok?
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