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Old March 1st, 2011, 15:51
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Hey everybody, I just wanted to introduce myself. My name is John Pugh, and I have been lurking and using Forums as a resource for a while now but only recently joined.

I live in High Point, NC. I've been here for about a year and a half since I got back from being overseas for 4 years. Now I am just in school.

Me and my Jeep: I bought this jeep last summer blown up for $1200 delivered (from the next town over), for the primary purpose of stroking (the engine lol). The stroker project took a while but I only really worked on it on the weekends, and it took a ton of time hammering out the plans and build details, but I insisted on doing every inch of it myself. The stroker project was awesome fun and turned out great! Mostly thanks to the Jeepstrokers.com community for being so cool and answering all my questions. Now that the stroker is running and the Jeep is back on the road, I can finally focus on giving the Jeep attention outside of the engine bay, which it needs pretty bad. It is my first Jeep but not my first 4x4, I went to Uwharrie once in my 4Runner when I was in high school. I plan on going back there over and over again in the Jeep once it's ready.

Here's the only picture I have of it:



That's the day after I bought it. No.1 Piston had an inch and a half hole in the top, and some impossible slugde. It had 265k on the clock when I got it. Now it has about 400 miles on the stroker. As you can see it has the sun-bleached flares that are next on the agenda, I have some forever black to put on them next week. While I was building the engine I retrofit the minivan overhead console, which has been awesome now that it's on the road. The interior is the next big thing to do in the near future, it is so filthy I can barely stand to drive it around, I am going to have to disassemble everything, clean it, and put it all back together. Those are just short term goals. Some of my longer-term goals include:

IRO Critical path 5.5" or 6.5"
33" or 35" KM2s on MT classic II black
Armor
Cut fenders and some sort of non-bushwacker flare solution. Relocated stockers or whatever.
Herculiner interior
ZJ front seats
OBA using second Sanden compressor (still have to design this)
Dual batteries
Winch maybe
lot's of other little stuff.

Anyway, Thanks for reading, I'm glad to be on here and I look forward to wheeling with everyone!
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Old March 1st, 2011, 16:17
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We are having a meet and greet near you this upcoming saturday if you would like to come out I know we would love to see the stroker.

End up drinking a few beers, eating some pizza, and bsing. Probably some drinking games and maybe a few back to back pulls around back and some other stuff.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=181585595207105

PM me if you have any questions.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 16:58
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Man, that would be awesome, but I have reserve duty this weekend in Fayetteville. Hopefully I can come to the next one, it sounds like a good time.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 16:59
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Next get together will be our URE trip April 8th - 10th, again, you are more than welcome to attend.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 17:01
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We try to do some sort of meet every month, though we had initially said this would be the last shop party type meet, I figure never say never, maybe we do a few more.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 17:04
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Nice ride.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 17:08
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Welcome! I grew up in High Point...know that area all to well.

Keep an eye out here...quite often a few people will get together and make a day or weekend run to Uwharrie.

Coming up the beginning of July is the Crawl over in Harlan Kentucky, right around 5 hours from you. Looking like it's going to be a pretty big event..people from all over the SEC as well as the Midwest chapter are planning on attending. More about it here: http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1053152

Another event in the works is a meet and greet/camping trip to Carolina Beach currently scheduled for the last weekend of July (that may change once we get a bit closer). More about this one, here: http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1053195. This is something that myself and Cnickgo did last year and decided to make it a yearly event. Pictures & story from last year: http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1038997
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Welcome to the addiction! I'll be hitting up URE in April or May for an official run. I'll try and give as much lead time as I can. I sometimes make day trips there since it is the closest place for me to wheel.
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Welcome! I grew up in High Point...know that area all to well.

Keep an eye out here...quite often a few people will get together and make a day or weekend run to Uwharrie.

Coming up the beginning of July is the Crawl over in Harlan Kentucky, right around 5 hours from you. Looking like it's going to be a pretty big event..people from all over the SEC as well as the Midwest chapter are planning on attending. More about it here: http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1053152

Another event in the works is a meet and greet/camping trip to Carolina Beach currently scheduled for the last weekend of July (that may change once we get a bit closer). More about this one, here: http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1053195. This is something that myself and Cnickgo did last year and decided to make it a yearly event. Pictures & story from last year: http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1038997
Ima start calling you the official nc welcome wagon lol you always go all out with your welcomes inviting the newbs to all the upcoming events and get real detailed in your writing its awesome im glad someones doing it!
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 07:36
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Ima start calling you the official nc welcome wagon lol you always go all out with your welcomes inviting the newbs to all the upcoming events and get real detailed in your writing its awesome im glad someones doing it!

Well someone's gotta do it lol.

I'll admit I got a little carried away on the upcoming beach trip thread. Sleep deprivation and one too many beers that night lol.
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