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Old 08-28-2016, 09:02 PM   #127
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Thanks for the info, Crasher!
Looked a lot, and found where there is plenty to do and it fits my spirit.
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But the Jeeping for me and Nola is most often alone. Old gold mines and ghost towns, etc fit our needs best.
And we do "Jeep Naked" if we are the lead in the chain.
Our group rally's do everything from exploring mines to serious rock crawling. 430 members. A waiting list to join, 60-100 coaches at a rally with several trail runs of groups of 5 to 12 Jeeps. Good food too.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:06 PM   #128
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Our group rally's do everything from exploring mines to serious rock crawling. 430 members. A waiting list to join, 60-100 coaches at a rally with several trail runs of groups of 5 to 12 Jeeps. Good food too.

And good food?
Oh sheesh, you shoonta said dat!
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Bought this Jeep in 1995, for $3500 with hardtop and hard doors.

I am a bit older now, and we still don't miss the A/C, probably cuz I know after the trail I have all the comforts of home waiting for us.

We have some great wheeling down here in the Desert South West mild to wild, If anyone wants to do wheelin and are in the area drop me a line.

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Old 08-29-2016, 03:31 AM   #130
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I don't know about other countries but, the U.S. is seriously full of "street" Jeeps. they started, in 2003, to brand new in out why, a person would purchase a Jeep Rubicon, close to the top of the list of the most capable off road machines, RIGHT OUT OF THE BOX, and have no intentions of EVER using it in any form of off road adventures, much less use its well thought out and well equipped features for some enhanced off roading.

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I liked the"street Jeep" moniker, there are lots in the SF Bay Area, and Lake Tahoe area.

When a friend is looking for an older model, I direct them to Auburn and Napa area, where people buy a 4wd for "if it snows" and never commute or rock them. Garage Queens most of their life.
There is an area less than thirty miles, Placerville, Sly Park, where people have them, commute to Sacramento every day, use them for hunting, or let the kids have them, "until they go to college". Never stock, never serviced, and a big stereo is the major investment.
There are exceptions to every rule, but it is entertaining to go thru the ads.
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Old 08-29-2016, 08:56 AM   #131
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I liked the"street Jeep" moniker, there are lots in the SF Bay Area, and Lake Tahoe area.
I think they call them "mall crawlers" as apposed to rock crawlers in some circles.
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Old 08-29-2016, 10:11 AM   #132
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I guess it's like anything else "To Each Their Own". We love the off roading experience, but rock crawling isn't our thing. Somehow I'd rather be looking at the scenery than concentrating on how to crawl up a rock wall without either wrecking the Jeep or killing myself. It might be thrilling for a few minutes, but we're in it for the scenery and relaxation, not the adrenalin rush. Our Jeep is just about as stock as it came from the factory, but it still easily navigates anywhere we want to go.

Some friends of ours are heavily into the rock crawling. It seems every time they go out there's either a few hundred to a few thousand dollars damage, or more "experience marks". Personally I have other things to occupy my time than spending days or weeks repairing what I ruined in an afternoon. Depending on the severity of the damage I've seen many a Jeep either towed to the body shop or the junk yard.

Eventually they'll all be setting in the junk yard next to each other. Some will look like they've already been through the crusher, while others will just be worn to the point it's time for recycling. I'd rather have the cash in my pocket I didn't spend on repairs to buy another one.

In my youth I was singing a different song. There were too many times when too many of us said "here hold my beer and watch this". More often than not the results were entertaining to those watching and painful to those performing the not well thought out antics. In those days we all thought we were immortal. As it turned out we were hard of hearing even then. What people were actually saying is that we were immoral. Looking back I believe the latter statement was more true than the former.

Now days I'll be the one holding the beer and being entertained. When it's all over Ill be able to go back to whatever I was doing without a side trip to the emergency clinic or the hospital.
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A braver man than I! I pulled this 72 out of mother in laws garage last fall, fully intending to restore it. The more I looked at it, the more work I began to see it needed. Got it running and took Dory for a ride and she said never again! It was a little squishy in the turns. Reluctantly sold it. It sold in about 2 hours on Craigslist for $2800, so I probably undersold it.
Thanks. I own a hotrod shop for a living. Build turn key cars, customize classics and restore those that have been literally dug up lol. My greatest challenge will be finding the time I need but still a fun project! My wife has never even ridden in a jeep but has her own 1929 street legal Tbucket street rod so I think she will adjust!! Lol
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My tow bar will connect directly to the front bumper.

I have been having a ball driving it and customizing it. I think that is half the fun owning a Wrangler.
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Nice Jeep - always bothered me that those Chrysler folks felt they could use the Willys name for their own marketing. Just me though.
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Nice Jeep - always bothered me that those Chrysler folks felt they could use the Willys name for their own marketing. Just me though.
Willys made Jeeps now Jeep makes Willys. What goes around comes around sort of.

It's just a marketing ploy of course but our Willys Wheeler package came with some cool add ons. The only thing Willys about it really are the stickers.

My '64 was actually made by Willys but the only way you would know is from the tag on the firewall.
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Nice Jeep - always bothered me that those Chrysler folks felt they could use the Willys name for their own marketing. Just me though.
To me it's no different vs the word jeep

I had a 43 willy's jeep, one vehicle I regret selling
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To me it's no different vs the word jeep

I had a 43 willy's jeep, one vehicle I regret selling
Ya that's true. I guess I never felt Chrysler was worthy of either name and using Willy's just shows them exploiting it further. I had a CJ-3B and a 51 Wagon - truebloods
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..... I had a CJ-3B and a 51 Wagon - truebloods
You are dating yourself Brad

oh, but you bought them used in 2000 ? is that your story
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