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  1. Been driving ol’ Pinkster more lately. I quit my job the day before Thanksgiving and this little Jeep has been more of a run around town rig. Been doing pretty good too! Must be the Lucas being circulated through and gumming things up!
  2. What I've got in my head is pretty much this but bigger and with the lean to on the other side... My brother put together a print for me that shows an overall height of 18'. I think it keeps a better proportion and the city requires me to have the structure match the house. The shed will be 26' deep with an 8' ceiling/loft over the back 8-10'. I'll be able to stand up in the middle of the loft and I'd like to be able to use it as somewhat of an office space. Storage will be in the form of a shelf higher up along one of the 26' walls. I've put a lot of thought into this shop and I've accepted the fact that it's not going to be 30'x40' shop of my dreams. That's okay. Living in a small house for the last year and downsizing for the better part of five years has put things into perspective for me. I'm happy in my little house and I'm happy with living within my means. It'll be roughly the same size as my last shop and I'm proud of the projects that came out of there. As much as I was never quite happy with my last place I'd be tickled pink to have it back. Soon... hopefully. Anyhow... as for the dune buggy in which this thread used to be based on ... it got a canvas tarp over the top of the blue one today.
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    Let’s Get Hypothetical!!!... CJ5 Engine Swaps

    Found another interesting hypothetical combo... if that's what this thread is, anyhow... https://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-hardcore-tech/2672976-lnf-ecotec-yj.html The company ICON put this same platform with a non-turbo Ecotec and a NP231 into their CJ3B reboots too... http://www.fourwheeler.com/project-vehicles/131-1003-icon-jeep-cj-3b/ If it'll fit in a CJ3B, then I know it'd fit in a CJ5. Not that I've got any of these components sitting around, but there are plenty of GM donors. Sure would loose some of its character but I think it'd gain more in reliability and the ease of locating a good donor. Hmm... I'd better find a job.
  4. The bottom corner where the buggy is sitting is the most level spot in the property. Going to be cutting in and backfilling to clean things up and building.
  5. Oh... and the dune buggy has drain holes in it and it’ll also be getting a canvas tarp over it too.
  6. After months of fighting about it, the city hasn’t budged on the footprint of my future shop. I can only go up to 90% of the primary structure on the property. This puts me with a footprint that I’m okay(ish) with being 16’x26’. Bear with me... my last shop was almost 14’x24’ and it was workable. What kept it workable was that I had 24’x36’ right next door for cold storage... which I won’t have. However, I also don’t have a pile of Jeeps and VWs anymore! So, 16’x26’ will be adequate and it’ll also have a 10’ lean to. I found a loop hole too!!! I can build up to 200sq.ft. without a permit and I can use up to 25% of my property... super easy to stay within with small structures. Moral of the story is I’ll have my 16’x26’ shop with a 10’x26’ lean to, my current 6’x12’ shed that’ll get turned into a greenhouse (for food... geez), a 10’x20’ shed for putting a vehicle in, and my house that fits within a 19’x26’ footprint. It’ll be like my own little community!!
  7. Update?!?!... kinda... not really. Really feel stupid for paying for yet another year of registration. I drove zero miles this year! The buggy got moved today but the MJ is staying right where it is until I’ve got an indoor place of my own to put it. It did get started though. Nice to hook up the battery and it just fires right off. I truly miss this truck. Proof of existence:
  8. Back to the top! Kinda wish this was a productive update, but it isn’t. After moving to Colorado this little car sat. It got pulled out once to wash all the bugs off from being first on the trailer, it got the cover pulled off of it a few times, but most of all it just sat. While I don’t have an indoor parking spot for it, I miss seeing all my stuff in one place of my own. After getting my little shed moved a few weeks ago, I got the itch to keep going. Up to the house! My property is on a hill. Glad the brakes were finished before I left my old shop! Sleep tight, little buddy. My goal is to have a shop right where it’s sitting this coming spring. Maybe it’ll get finished then? Who knows...
  9. Tip of the cap for continuing on. There’s all too many owners that would’ve walked away by now.
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    '92 Eliminator Resto

    Blast form the past here! Good to see you and the truck are still around.
  11. Hmm... I want this.
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    Post A New Picture You Took Thread!

    ... her name is Olive.
  13. Seller is at $3k now. I’d really like to have it too.
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    Let’s Get Hypothetical!!!... CJ5 Engine Swaps

    Bringing this back up. Correction... my tape measure says that an AX15 would fit within the stock wheelbase length with the use of a Dana 300 transfer case. This would obviously cut a hefty length out of the rear driveshaft, but who needs tubing anyhow? This gets me thinking again.