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  1. RoadTrip1

    Status Update: Preparing for attempt #2 Road Trip north. Started a couple of weeks ago from home...

    Status Update: Preparing for attempt #2 Road Trip north. Started a couple of weeks ago from home in Florida and made it to North Carolina before I had to turn around and head home. Thank you Hurricane Dorian! Will be leaving some time next week for New Brunswick Canada then back down thru Maine...
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    What Did You Do With Your Rig Today?

    Wasn’t today, but last week had to have the trans. rebuilt in the FJ. A shuttering between 37 and 42 mph was the torque converter that wasn’t locking into the high gear(over drive). Bands glazed so with max pressure to the torque converter/throw out bearing it still wouldn’t lock-in. 142,000...
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    European Road Trip 2019

    If you click on the “pdf” file below it’ll show the route the US Army 9th Infantry Division, which my father was in, took during WWII. My son and I followed the European part of this route thru Belgium, France and Germany over Memorial Day/D Day week. We started at Utah Beach and continued...
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    European Road Trip

    Met up with my Son, (military, stationed in Germany) to follow the route my Dad, his Grandpa took with the Army 9th Inf. Div. during WWII. Started at Utah Beach continued to Normandy and the American Cemetery, Point de Hoc, and looped thru Germany. Stopped off in Nurnberg to complete the trip...
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    Just finished taking a “European Road Trip” . Met up with my Son (military, stationed in...

    Just finished taking a “European Road Trip” . Met up with my Son (military, stationed in Germany) and followed the route of the Army 9th Infantry Div. took in WWII. Started at Utah Beach, made the loop thru Belgium into France and finally back into Germany. No off road being we were in an Audi...
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    PSA for the day! LOVE BUGS! Saw this on the internet (go figure) and thought I’d try it. It...

    PSA for the day! LOVE BUGS! Saw this on the internet (go figure) and thought I’d try it. It works! Wet the bugs (windshield, painted surfaces) Let sit of about 5 min.s. Wet down dryer sheet and wipe off. That easy! Dryer sheet will leave a soap like film that can just be wiped/washed off.
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    US Southeast Silver River Canoe trip- Florida

    Will be up there Sat. AM but on family outing. Putting in at Rays Wayside then paddling up and back. Hope to run across you guys
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    Grilling Options

    TXpedition, I ran into the same problem with my “Smoky Joe” taking up to much room in the FJ so I built this; it’s an old grill grate and I fab’ed some legs out of round stock that I can fold up flat. The grate is 14 1/2” sq. I can also slide an old 9” x 13” cake pan under it to hold charcoal...
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    Self recover tip.

    Absolutely.
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    Self recover tip.

    I always carry a 2”X6” block of wood to set the jack on. Good job -good tip!
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    US Southeast Rigs. Beer. Food. Convoy. Camp. - 02/23/2019

    Will be attending the meet up at Ace Cafe only.
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    US Southeast Withlacoochee State Forest-Citrus unit - 02/08/2019

    Great time had by one and all at the Withlacoochee State Forest meet up/run/camp! Good job!
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    Exploring Manitoba Canada.

    Was up in Manitoba last year. Spent some time in Riding Mtn. Prov. Park after skirting the east side of Lk. Winnipeg and over the “ narrows” to Riding. Great time. Great Province!
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    Getting ready for the Withlachoochee meet up/run this weekend. See ya there!

    Getting ready for the Withlachoochee meet up/run this weekend. See ya there!
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    US Southeast Withlacoochee State Forest-Citrus unit - 02/08/2019

    See you there. Will be arriving Fri. afternoon at the primitive site for both Fri. and Sat. Bill
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    What Did You Do With Your Rig Today?

    Finally did a “body mount chop” on my FJ at the end of Oct.
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    Let’s see some DIY projects that’s been done for your Rigs.

    Here are some of the projects I have built. All are from ground up. Rack is a “aluminum basket insert” that’s fits inside the factory roof rack. The storage box/sleep platform is modular and also has an aluminum frame to hold the weight down.