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Old 09-08-2009, 09:31 PM
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Too many projects. Anyone else have this problem?

I have too many projects for SlushPuppy at the moment. It's a weird feeling, actually.

I have to replace my external TBI pump with an in-tank fuel pump since the external one was getting starved for fuel on my last 4 wheeling trip.

I have to install my Hi-Lift holder on my roof rack since I discovered that there's no other good way of storing it. (60" model doesn't fit well inside the cab)

I have to install my EZ Lockers in my diffs. These are the ones I got on the BJ's Offroad special purchase.

Maybe by next spring when the trails open up again, I'll have the truck ready once more.

Anyone else have a bunch of project that they don't have time for?
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:34 PM
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Anyone else have a bunch of projects that they don't have time for?



Nahhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:41 PM
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You wheel that thing?

Hmm..only thing worse is having 4 Fsjs with their individual build needs. at least one is ready to rock when there's gas for the tank..
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:51 PM
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i finaly got 3 of my 4 vehicles runing at the same time. we will see how long it lasts.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:09 PM
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i know just how you feel...start adding other hobbies in the mix too. Got the wheels off my bike, taking them on my lunch break tomorrow to get new tires mounted and balanced. Got a full width HP dana 44 that needs re-done and stuck under my TJ, then find a Dana 60 and stick it under the rear. Want to put new carpet in the waggy along with a new stereo and seats from a commander, but first i need a blower motor, thermostat, and rear shaft u-joints. need to find time to take the body off the gladiator and sandblast the frame, all this while working on the ZJ that my girlfriend puts a zillion miles on, and trying to save up money to buy a new quad since mine took a crap. All in due time I guess.


Sorry I'm ranting....
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:20 PM
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Anyone else have a bunch of project that they don't have time for?
We were just discussing this exact same thought at the IFSJA Board meeting last week.

...at the midway point we took a break.
When we came back from break, everyone was either tired or cranky and we voted to go home until January.
Anyway, I just wanted folks to know we did think about it, not a lot but we did, pretty sure it happened that way.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:37 PM
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To many fun things and to little time. Continuing wag project, restoring my HighBoy, getting the little 87Pathy going for the kids, a patio room project, a chicken coop, lots of carpentry projects, and general ranch management issues, as well as work. Throw in church service, hunting, fishing, and the occasional surf trip. No wonder I can't find time to play music. Good thing fall is around the corner, everything wakes up here when the temps get below the 100's.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:21 PM
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yup, only i had too many projects on 5 different jeeps, started to need the room, didnt have time to finish them all, so started selling them slowly, out of the 3 GWs 2 MJs and tj, im down to one mj and my tj, Im pretty sure i just sold my last GW to a local, whos going to finish restoring it, which makes me fsjless when he picks it up, but not too worry, there will be another fsj in the near future,
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:32 PM
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Amen to that! I just sold my Jeepster, am trying to sell my 53 Ford. I want to have just what I really want to keep. The Waggy 350TBI swap is a day or two away from being done, the Scrambler LSX is another story. Maybe by Christmas. I've spent the last 5 years working on Jeeps instead of wheeling them...next summer will be different.
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Old 09-09-2009, 03:10 AM
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ooooooh yes!

- install 3" Rough Country lift springs and new shocks
- complete Dana20 swap in place of QT
- swap in new, interesting bucket seats
- axle swap
- SOA conversion with hi-steer
- rebuild/modify 360

The list goes on......
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Old 09-09-2009, 05:05 AM
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We currently have 5 Jeeps... 4 are projects and the wife's Grands battery is dead. So, yeah I know just how you feel.
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:07 AM
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Too many projects?
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Old 09-09-2009, 06:22 AM
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Really???

Can there be to many?
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:12 AM
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Are we counting vehicles as projects, or are we counting the various things that need done on each vehicle as projects? I hope the former because I couldn't hope to count the latter.

1 68 gladiator in the middle of a frame off.
1 80 J10/20/30ish in the middle of a engine swap, cab repair, general refresh.
1 78 J20 getting stripped down to tubish buggy trail only duty.
1 79 CJ7 alllllmost done with a complete frame off. (Getting sold)
1 78 CJ5 about 75% through a frame off. (Getting sold)
1 83 CJ7 (my baby) being stripped down for a frame off and Mustang HO 5.0 swap.
1 66 Radiobox Unimog stripped for a new engine install, frame/cab refresh and box rebuild.

1 house 90% through a remodel ( I am SO sick of this one) so I can sell it.
1 house with pond and 10 acres of way too much crap landscaping wise that needs constant maintenance that I'm in the process of simplifying.

1 foreign born wife whose english I'm trying to improve, 2 kids under 4 yrs old, 1 adorable but girly-man dog that's afraid of dang near everything.

Bits and pieces. Man just typing it makes me tired.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:16 AM
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Anyone else have a bunch of project that they don't have time for?

time is one thing...ambition is another.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:20 AM
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I've spent the last 5 years working on Jeeps instead of wheeling them...next summer will be different.

Been thinking that about my Scrambler, now I am selling it so someone else can wheel it.

It is not the vehical projects that kill me it is the house projects, I still have 1 room that needs texture and paint, been sitting for 6 months, I remodeled my kitchen 1-1/2 years ago and the counters still are not screwed down and no trim up, heck put new windows in over the last 2 years and half of them don't have trim yet - notice I hate finish work?
Resided the house this spring, still needs shutters put up... I am going to stop now, I don't want to see the entire list.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:38 AM
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Too many things to do.....too little time.

Short list on the Honcho is to fab up new front lower shock mounts. I've been riding around with one broken for God knows how long.
Next I am finally installing my winch this weekend. I bought lots of steel, have lots of 6013's, and all my tools at work.
Lastly is to re-test drive my bead balanced swampers and hope they are better than the last test drive.

Next is my 66 Mustang. I have 95% of the parts I need and 0% of the time I need. It's going to be a winter project as I finally have it out of the elements and inside a garage that I can heat up.


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Old 09-09-2009, 07:53 AM
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Ugh. Thanks, guys. You reminded me off all the OTHER projects I have to finish, too.

I have to move the rest of my arcade games upstairs and clean out the garage bay so they can actually be played, instead of just stored. I also have two project games that I have to repair.

And the usual house maintenance stuff.

Good to see that misery loves company, however.
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Old 09-09-2009, 07:59 AM
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I looked around and said I can't afford all this. I started scrapping the ones with the serious cancer. To bad metal is only 50.00 a ton these days. But now I have room to pour a slab and not have to roll around in the dirt. I probbably have enough project to keep me busy well into after the dirt nap.
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:34 AM
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yeah, i hafta
change out axle tube seals in my xj's dana30,
finish putting the timing chain in my waggy,
weld up rust holes in floor of xj,
install the 6" coils on the xj,
install rear aussie in the waggy,
install front aussie in the xj,
wheel the piss out of the xj and avoid f'n up my beautiful waggy.
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