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Old June 6th, 2017, 11:08
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Joel's multipurpose XJ build (rocks/boulevard)

Haha grinding/prepping metal in flip flops. Your wife already meets 90% criteria to be accepted by the faboholics!


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Old June 6th, 2017, 17:50
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Re: Joel's multipurpose XJ build (rocks/boulevard)

I should probably remind folks that the circumstances of this hook-up are far from ideal. Most notably I am still unemployed so it ain't all roses.

It also took an metric ton of work in blazing heat to make happen. If I came home with 5k lbs of metal I probably moved 15k lbs in sorting in that parking lot.

To my way of thinking this is more of a silver lining in a stormy sky kinda story.
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Old June 7th, 2017, 05:10
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Re: Joel's multipurpose XJ build (rocks/boulevard)

Great work!! I'm amazed at the ability of others (and myself sometimes) !! Suks about the job front! Hang in there... a man of your talent and ingenuity will surely find another job/opportunity if you apply yourself on that front like you do on your fabrication and Jeep work.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 21:49
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Re: Joel's multipurpose XJ build (rocks/boulevard)

Started a new job so finally started spending some money again.

Daddy got a new pair of shoes. 33x12.5r15s




And immediately took the family camping...




Was kinda stoked that in the first 12 hours of driving on these more than half of that was on dirt. Woke up to a beautiful morning in Jawbone Canyone a bit above Mojave. The jeep was clean for about 5 seconds.




Then it wasn't.




I can't tell you how stoked I am that my girls love jeeps and dirt. Really makes my heart warm.




Some beautiful canyons and what not...




Worked our way across the hills with a few buddies on motorcycles. Killer views...




And the object of our search. "Burro" Schmidt's tunnel. One man cut 2600 feet through solid granite bedrock. Took 38 years but pretty wild. That tiny light was the end of the tunnel. Pic about halfway in.




Wicked sunset on the way out too. XJ in it's natural habitat.




We were out there all weekend and even managed to borrow a few toys. Riding a quad with my daughters.




Good times had by all. Where else in SoCal do I need to go exploring? Vacation is lacking so I'm limited by about as far as I can get from Orange County on a Friday evening.

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Old October 12th, 2017, 04:54
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Re: Joel's multipurpose XJ build (rocks/boulevard)

looks like a good time
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Old October 14th, 2017, 00:05
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Re: Joel's multipurpose XJ build (rocks/boulevard)

Thanks, as an added bonus of the tire swap I think my 15s would work with the WJ brakes I have on the shelf... Keep debating that one.

Bonus shot of the on trail sunset from last weekend. So pretty.

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Old October 15th, 2017, 17:46
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Re: Joel's multipurpose XJ build (rocks/boulevard)

Jeep fleet in the future?

What was the reason for making the tunnel? Bored? Looks pretty cool tho!
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