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post #1 of 10 Old May 8th, 2008, 8:57 pm Thread Starter
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Got myself a new toy....

For playing out in the desert.

It's a 2005 Jeep Rubicon, 20K miles, mint condition, that I bought from a housewife in Phoenix. Always garaged, and never been off-road. I'm pretty excited about it, as you can tell.





That's the original rubber there, btw.

Yeah, I know. I should have gotten a GS, and maybe I still will some day. But this baby serves a different function. It'll haul me, my camera gear, and occasionally the family out into the deserts, mines and ghost towns of Arizona. And it'll take me places that I'll never have the skill to ride to, especially when I finish farkeling it out. BTW, you think farkels for bikes are expensive, you wouldn't believe what you can spend on outfitting a Jeep.

Cheers, and thanks for looking.

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post #2 of 10 Old May 8th, 2008, 9:02 pm
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Re: Got myself a new toy....

Man Joel, that is a sweet lookin' ride! Congrats on the find. If that has the old straight 6 in it, it'll run forever. My son put 325,000 miles (not a typo) on his!

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Re: Got myself a new toy....

Ah, beautiful Kingman! It looks like the area my niece lives in.

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Re: Got myself a new toy....

That is too cool Joel. I may be buying this one next week. I'll keep ya posted



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Ah, beautiful Kingman! It looks like the area my niece lives in.
It is beautiful, but it can get VERY windy. Went thru there April 19 about 2:30 PM and man it was blowing - I'm guessing 30 - 40 mph crosswinds - not fun .

But that jeep looks fun - very nice, Joel - very nice indeed!

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Re: Got myself a new toy....

Let's see, that's 3 new Jeeps, so I guess that Raffy is next. I'm thinking that he'd better sell some lights.

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Joel! Way to go!!! Congrats man.
Jeeps! Ya gotta love em!

Nothing runs like a Jeep.

My buddy has an '86 that is built to the hilt. I love riding in that thing. I can't wait to own my own ... when the time is right. Probably when I move south.

A Jeep AND a bike in the garage . . . LIFE IS GOOD! And your girls are going to have a blast as well.
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Re: Got myself a new toy....

Thanks for all the comments, guys!

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Man Joel, that is a sweet lookin' ride! Congrats on the find. If that has the old straight 6 in it, it'll run forever. My son put 325,000 miles (not a typo) on his!
Thanks, Brian. Yeah, it's got the venerable in-line 6. They finally switched to a V6 in the 2007 and 2008 models, and everybody is lamenting the death of the I6. Wow, 325K miles is tremendous mileage. Kudos for your son!

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Ah, beautiful Kingman! It looks like the area my niece lives in.
I'm in southeast Kingman, near Hualapai Mountain (you can see it in the background in my first pic). Gimmee a holler next time you make it out this way. Your old windshield misses you!

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Nice find! It looks pristine lucky bastage
I'm so trying to get past the New (fill in the blank) Fever!

I spent a lot of time in Jeeps in the Army, back in the 70's.
I have always been on the look out for just the right deal as well, just not looking hard enough I suppose.

Two mil vehicles I wanted were the Jeep & a Gama Goat.
I always loved spraying on-coming targets in traffic with the output of the engine compartment bilge pump. A well timed pulse of the pump switch could paint a target vehicle with bilge sludge with no over spray on the ground ahead or behind the target.
Thank you sir. Interesting vehicle, that Gama Goat. Had I known about them before I got the Jeep.... ;-)

Actually, there's a wild animal park just outside of town called Keeper's of the Wild. They have an old Swiss Army vehicle they use for tours that looks quite similar to the Goat. Pretty awesome.

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That is too cool Joel. I may be buying this one next week. I'll keep ya posted
Ooohhh, an Unlimited Hardtop. I resisted the temptation to get an unlimited, and opted for the smaller standard body instead to be able to get into smaller places. We've still got the Suburban when we need to haul the whole family plus luggage. That blue one looks really clean. It's just crying for some more aggressive rubber though.

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It is beautiful, but it can get VERY windy. Went thru there April 19 about 2:30 PM and man it was blowing - I'm guessing 30 - 40 mph crosswinds - not fun .

But that jeep looks fun - very nice, Joel - very nice indeed!
Thanks, Ted. Wind storms are part of the price you pay living out in the desert. I'd say we get one windstorm like that a week on the average. Although, this has been an especially windy spring. At least it doesn't rain all the time like it does back east.

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Let's see, that's 3 new Jeeps, so I guess that Raffy is next. I'm thinking that he'd better sell some lights.
Hmmm, maybe we'll start a JCR (Jeep Cowboy Reunion) . So that's me and Ted, but who's the third?

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Joel! Way to go!!! Congrats man.
Jeeps! Ya gotta love em!

Nothing runs like a Jeep.

My buddy has an '86 that is built to the hilt. I love riding in that thing. I can't wait to own my own ... when the time is right. Probably when I move south.

A Jeep AND a bike in the garage . . . LIFE IS GOOD! And your girls are going to have a blast as well.
Thanks, man! I was hoping you'd see this thread. Being an ATV man like you are, I knew you'd understand. And yes, Life Is Good.

Cheers,
-joel
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Hmmm, maybe we'll start a JCR (Jeep Cowboy Reunion) . So that's me and Ted, but who's the third?
Nathan picked one up a few months ago, and I hear that Hal may not be far behind.

Jeeps are awesome. I learned to drive in a '69 CJ5 when I was 13 way out in the desert where you couldn't hit anything. I had some trouble reaching the pedals, but got the same grin as I do riding bikes these days. My family spent a lot of time thrashing around Pismo Beach and Glamis back in the 70's. Learned a lot about repairing them, too. I'll pick up one of my own one of these days.

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Re: Got myself a new toy....

Thats a great find!
I've been itching for a Rubicon for some time myself.

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