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500 MJ

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  1. 5 hours ago, derf said:

    I think if I was wanting a bed I'd be fine chipping in more gas money to make it happen.


    Agreed! 
     

    3 hours ago, watchamakalit said:

    I have some interest in a swb. And would be willing to help with fuel cost if it means a southern bed.

     

    Seconded! 
     

    Depending how the trip works out, I’d be happy to venture south with my trailer to the flatland and save a few hours and miles of northerly driving for the big cargo load too. 

  2. Cable appears fine, hinge mechanism under the hood gets the salt exposure and it was seized up for sure. Tree had fallen on driver’s front by the fender/hood area anyway so there was no reason to try and save the hood. 
     

    Cleaned the debris/junk out of the bed yesterday. You can get an idea of what I’m working with here based on the wonderful condition of the bed floor... the bottom side is nice and crunchy. 

     

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  3. Cutting the top of the bed completely off is they way I’ll be getting the bed rails off. I see how they are fastened on the bottom of the top of the bed with non standard nuts. I can see how they would commonly seize up. I’ll get photos once I get to cutting them out, might be a few months...
     

    The bed on this thing is toast and only good for a few patch panels at best. 

  4. I purchased this MJ locally earlier this week and I’ll be using it as a parts truck. It was almost headed to the local junkyard. I am planning to part it out myself over the upcoming weeks and months.
     

    The transmission is shot (what originally took it off the road) and time/neglect has done its damage to the rest of it, frame is rotten at the rear spring mounts. It was parked under a tree at the prior owners and the tree fell on the windshield and roof. Plenty of good parts left, you know I’m going to salvage everything that I can. What isn’t usable will be taken to the scrap yard in many, many small pieces. 
     

    After getting it home today I removed 2” of dirt, leaves and broken glass from the passenger’s floor and cut the hood closures to get the hood opened up for the first time in a long time (hood was already smashed from the tree too). 
     

    More to come! 
     

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  5. 29 minutes ago, Manche757 said:

    What do you have going with the rail? Matt Dillon going to tie up Buck outside the Longbranch? Know any good law men?


    You lost me, gotta help me out with this one. 
     

    Business at work (railroad) is going well this year. Plenty to do for sure. 

  6. 2 hours ago, Manche757 said:

    What is happening in the land of ice and snow?  I am a sucker for good pictures; what have you got for us?


    About 2’ of ice and snow. :applause:

     

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    We had a heck of a cold spell in early Feb, I didn’t do a thing outdoors that wasn’t necessary. Warming up now and plans are to get back to cutting down more tree(s) this weekend. 
     

    Met with a builder on Friday to discuss options for moving forward. Building material prices are very high. We may only do site prep this year if prices stay this high...

     

    Still working through milling up black cherry as the weather allows as well. I’ve got a nice stack of it going now. Leaving some of it live edge and others I am cutting off the slabs and doing them proper.

     

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  7. The subject CJ5 appeared to me to have a reproduction tub on it. The “Jeep” on the tub had no decals on it at the beginning and the rear didn’t appear to have a tailgate or tailgate chains at all at 1:35 (best shot we get of it).


    Would I happily own that CJ? YES.

     

    Nothing against the aftermarket bodies, just my opinion that a commercial where you are touting your product for being 80 years old, well - I think you ought to show an example of 100% YOUR product... 

  8. Pulled these from a junkyard truck last summer as I figured they were still usable for someone. I don’t have a tan interior (or carpet) in either of my trucks.


    They cleaned up decently but they are far from new. The vinyl trim is cracking  (see representative photo) and the heel reinforced area of the drivers side is showing. They were very dirty when pulled, I’m surprised at how well they cleaned up with a power washer. 
     

    The truck was a 1986 if that helps any with the proper interior color. This is the truck they came from: 


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    $50 shipped to your USA address - PayPal “Friends and Family” payment gladly accepted. 

     

    Thanks! 

  9. 4 hours ago, ghetdjc320 said:


    I plan on picking up several cores over the next couple months. It’s not to cost effective for me shipping wise to just get one panel at a time but if someone has a few they would like to get rid of that would be nice

    I'll check tonight, I think I have a box of these that are doing me no good sitting on the shelf. 

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