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Sir Sam

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  1. Ya this will be a flip, other than yellow there is not much about it that makes me want to keep it. the CRD has a tune on it, which is fine down on the plains at 5k feet, but at my cabinet around 11k feet it’s a little rich, so it makes some smoke.
  2. I realized today that I have way way too many projects, so adding another doesn't really matter when you are this far into project debt. So I bought a 1972 CJ5 that has a new fiberglass body and paint, but not much else done to it. Has original AMC 5.0 V8 Wee bit of diesel smoke: And back at my cabin for now:
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    Minitrucks

    I have an arrival date, nov 3 to the port of Tacoma!
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    Overland MJs

    I got a couple of these on sale last summer. They work great for camping.
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    Minitrucks

    Thanks, with some lift and a few add ons it’s gonna be pretty sweet.
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    Minitrucks

    Japan. You can find LHD ones from China. Also it’s from China. These are quality little work vehicles that just run and work. Sort of like a 4L xj/MJ.
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    Minitrucks

    I’ve been eyeing these for awhile, so after a disappointing trip checking out kubotas, I decide to buy a mini truck. Then I bought two. I bought a 1993 Subaru Sambar 4wd with 34,000 km and a 1995 Honda Acty with 35,000 km. Besides some basic maintenance like timing belts first thing planned is lift and bigger tires. One of them will get a plow. I’ll be doing a video series on importing and fixing up these trucks.
  8. that’s exactly what I did for my MJ bed trailer, I even got brake backing plates that use parking brakes hookup so I can have a hand brake on the tongue I can set to keep it front rolling around on me.
  9. Oh man funny timing. I just spent most of my last weekend adding a 7 pin connector to the MJ and wiring up the MJ trailer. if you already have a working 4 pin setup then it’s a fairly easy matter to hookup a 7 pin. I used one meant for a Jeep that had both 7 pin and 4 pin on it. https://www.amazon.com/your-orders/pop?ref=ppx_yo2_mob_b_pop__np_7_pp&orderId=111-2039599-6284223&lineItemId=mjpkrwlupnmvsny&shipmentId=DtDwqjfkj&packageId=1&asin=B000CMHVF8 you will need to run a wire to the front for the electric brake controller, a 12v wire to your battery, a reverse wire. I had a helluva time since I have XJ style lights and needed to make a combiner for the brake and turn, you shouldn’t have that issue with stock lights.
  10. Anyone find a new replacement that was cheap/easy to order online? realized I’ve got a pretty messed up drivers side tail wiring, looks like someone has spliced in some other 1157 bulb sockets, which do not fit in the MJ tails in the slightest, I’ve got some 3157 that I think I can get to work for me, but it’s just kinda mismatched. I’ve been looking for some new 1157 sockets online but not finding anything that looks like they will fit an MJ.
  11. Getting closer to closing date, needless to say I'm excited, eagar, overwhelmed, nervous, etc! I finally bent out a key hangar I've had around forever, this was the very first one I cut, What I learned from the bends here is that I need longer "fingers" for holding the keys, oh and a nice press brake would help. So with that in mind I need to get the table out and cut a nice new one for use at the cabin: And I got the trailer to usable! Still waiting on a tailgate and tail lights to arrive, and I need to get it wired up to a trailer connector, and I need to add a trailer tow connector to both the MJ and the Land Rover. Then I had to stop to take a trip to Philly for a few weeks to work on a Navy upgrade project, this was docked next door: My neighbor was feeding my chickens while I was gone, so I got to test out my new floodlight and camera combo that I will install at the cabin as well: When I got back I hit garage sales, I lucked out and hit this one right as people were giving away everything left, so I scored a bunch of free aged wood that I can use for an accent wall: And then driving by the cedar place I saw they had three pallets of cedar scrap out for "fire wood" for $35 each, so I grabbed the MJ trailer and loaded up all three! So its mostly 4x4 blocks of cedar, I think I am going to slice them up into various thickness squares and do an accent wall with a few shelves, sort of like this: I'm also thinking about this for flooring in the basement since at $1.65 sqft it makes an easy item to install myself and cheaply. If I decide to go with a large shower downstairs and not a tub costco has a good price on a glass door setup: And I'm strongly considering this utility sink for my laundry room as well.
  12. Did you cut some curved metal from an XJ to fill it or did you bend some flat sheet, that just happened to come from an XJ?
  13. Looking for a single right side tail light. Let me know what you’ve got, doesn’t need to be perfect just looking for something for my trailer bed.
  14. 0331 head issue is way overblown. Even then I can get a 0331 tupy head for $70 at the junkyard here if there’s a problem. I also prefer the 99-01 since I dislike the two tone interior and oddball electrical stuff in the 97s and somewhat 98s. 96s are a slightly oddball year with the obdii. But besides a different ECU and an OBDII port under the dash they are the same as the older xjs. 2000 is my favorite model year overall.
  15. Got some metrics from the property management company I am planning to use. These properties are the same floor plan as my place. 425774: $205 ADR, 46% occupancy with 14% owner occupancy (mostly in March and April of this year), $46k booked in the last 450 days 435623: $195 ADR, 66% occupancy, $64k booked in the last 490 days 426698: $180 ADR, 56% occupancy with 8% owner occupancy, $50k booked in the last 490 days
  16. Some photos from the inspection, the short of the inspection is that it needs a radon system so I am asking for a credit from the seller. I would prefer a credit over having a system installed so that I can pick where it gets installed that meets with my base finishing plan. Got out to view the "shed" and I use that term loosely. I found the firepit out back: I don't know why the shed is located so far away, other than that its ugly AF: You can see some of the boulders that border the walkway peeking out through the snow: Bought a IR camera instead of paying for IR inspection: Very much looking forward to sitting here with a fire going and snowfall sipping a drink: The mechanical room that I am still trying to figure out my course of action: Need to do a repair on the stairs and use a metal tie in: Ground starting to peek through: Lots of elk, antelope, moose, etc in the area:
  17. Been looking into barrel sauna's, I think I found the best overall deal yet: https://www.wayfair.com/outdoor/pdp/almost-heaven-saunas-llc-huntington-6-person-traditional-steam-sauna-mvu10044.html However the version with the back window is sold out, oh well. Some of them have giant glass bubble walls for the back, that is pretty cool, but spendy.
  18. Had the inspection yesterday. A few issues, but no show stoppers. Radon test will be complete tomorrow but I’m assuming it will be high and will need a radon system, almost every place in Colorado with a basement needs one.
  19. This house has one: https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/210-Sherwood-Ln-Blue-River-CO-80424/194063685_zpid/
  20. I would like to have a pool table, but I'm thinking the basement room will be too small for it to really pull it off. Now the sauna, that is an interesting idea, I'm considering what to do for a hot tub and where to locate it, I might also consider one of these sauna things: Amazon has them, with free delivery: https://www.amazon.com/Canadian-Outdoor-Barrel-Sauna-Person/dp/B01K60K6AW/ref=dp_prsubs_1?pd_rd_i=B01K60K6AW&psc=1
  21. So the deck is original to the house, built in 2002, but its in excellent shape. Quite ridged, good consistent color, doesn't shake when you are on it. Its quite a bit bigger at the bottom than on the top, but the sheer size of the base makes up for it, its really pretty big, above average even. I've always wanted a big deck.
  22. For anyone thats curious, I have a web gallery with the images I have saved from the listing and that I took during the initial walk through. I guess ill also be updating that with images of the property going forward in the future. https://colorado4wheel.com/images/bobcatln/index_2.html
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