Lori Carey Photography

Monday, October 20, 2008

It's a jeep thing, you wouldn't understand...

Getting ready to kick off the desert season with a run through lower Coyote Canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park this weekend. We are taking about 25 newbies for their first rock-crawling experience and will set up camp in Sheep Canyon. Looking forward to getting some great shots of the jeeps, people and scenery. ABDSP is beautiful this time of year. This is the same trail that Trailbud broke an axle on last year, but we're hoping for no carnage this time.

This has been my to do list:

replace blown drive shaft - check (I expected it to go, angle was too steep)
hack off fenders - check
long travel shocks - check, installing Wednesday
shock relocation brackets - picking up tomorrow, installing Wednesday
extended brake lines - check, installing Wednesday
drop pitman arm - ordered, hopefully installing Wednesday
trackbar relocation bracket - ordered, hopefully installing Wednesday

Oh yes, and clean the undercarriage of all the grease from the blown rear drive shaft. If this has never happened to you, you can't imagine how nasty a job this is:

Once again my husband can't resist taking a photo of me looking my best.

I'm not sure at what point things got so out control, but that's why they say "It's a Jeep thing...you wouldn't understand." A big shoutout to the guys who do understand and help me make it happen - WayOfLife, ctimrun, serveapurpose and mikey1989. And of course my husband who loves any excuse to take out the power tools even though he wonders out loud if I'm ever going to say my jeep is finished.

Nothing after the jump.

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