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Old 01-29-2005, 11:14 AM   #76
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a ride along would be really cool, I'd have to try and get permission from the wife. Might be meeting Ed in LV close to then as well, I'll know more when it gets closer.
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:54 AM   #77
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well i guess ill take my turn and give an into. The name is Atticus Fisher but friends just call me Fish. Im originally from Alabama and grew up playin in the mud, I come up here with the Army and love it. I have gone one a run with some of the guys to Knik Glacier (rode with DMAN357).
i have a 88 jeep cherokee stock for now any ways i have big dreams for it but with just getting married money is kinda tight so i have to do a little at a time. Any tips or help in any way with beefing it up a bit would be greatly appreciated
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:21 AM   #78
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For your cherokee if youre on a strict budget... just my personal thoughts:

Scrape some used lift components together for a couple hundred bucks max. Pick up some used mud tires outta the classified section for no more than a couple hundred bucks also. Get yourself a rear locker for a couple hundred more, and pay a visit to Oddball (on this board) to have him slap it in. Do this stuff at one month at a time, i.e. lift stuff in Feb, some tires in March, a locker in April/May. Come summer you should have a nice, competent rig to go explore Alaska with, and not have dumped a whole fortune into it. Just be sure to get the wife out there with you, and get her into the sport. It'll be much easier to get her to agree with your jeep-buying motives. A lot of folks would put a winch somwhere in that list as well. A brand new m8000 from warn will set you back a little over 500 bucks, but youll have to have a bumper to mount it to. A winch/bumper combo can get a little pricey, so I was just focusing on the more affordable stuff. You can probably find a used winch and bumper for a little less if you hunt around. Nice sig line by the way, and welcome to Alaska.
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:29 AM   #79
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For your cherokee if youre on a strict budget... just my personal thoughts:

Scrape some used lift components together for a couple hundred bucks max. Pick up some used mud tires outta the classified section for no more than a couple hundred bucks also. Get yourself a rear locker for a couple hundred more, and pay a visit to Oddball (on this board) to have him slap it in. Do this stuff at one month at a time, i.e. lift stuff in Feb, some tires in March, a locker in April/May. Come summer you should have a nice, competent rig to go explore Alaska with, and not have dumped a whole fortune into it. Just be sure to get the wife out there with you, and get her into the sport. It'll be much easier to get her to agree with your jeep-buying motives. A lot of folks would put a winch somwhere in that list as well. A brand new m8000 from warn will set you back a little over 500 bucks, but youll have to have a bumper to mount it to. A winch/bumper combo can get a little pricey, so I was just focusing on the more affordable stuff. You can probably find a used winch and bumper for a little less if you hunt around. Nice sig line by the way, and welcome to Alaska.

All this coming from the guy who's dumped enough money into his XJ to buy my XJ twice over lol. (I may be exagerating a little)

Welcome to the board none the less, but honestly I would agree with most everything Nolan here just reccomended. I wouldn't spend a whole lot of money in a rig as old as yours. Just do a bit of lift and a lot of cutting and get that biatch on the trail.
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:34 AM   #80
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All this coming from the guy who's dumped enough money into his XJ to buy my XJ twice over lol. (I may be exagerating a little)
HEY! shhh..... Do as I say, not as I do. And no you probably arent exagerating.
Also, does your rig have a dana 44 rear end, Mudbones?
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Old 02-02-2005, 11:13 AM   #81
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i dunno lemme get back to you on that
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:30 AM   #82
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Hey guys,
My name is Phillip. I was born and breed in the southeast corner of Alabama (Roll Tide). I am currently driving a 88 YJ Laradeo with about 5" of lift(4" RE and 1" shackle) with a CV rear drive shaft ... aka broke jeep, I am running a set of 33 9.5 BFGs, yeah that is right 9.5. I am always looking to break something and then attempt to fix it (sometimes it works and sometimes I accidentally end up getting drunk). That is pretty much me in a nut shell.
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Old 02-08-2005, 07:31 PM   #83
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(sometimes it works and sometimes I accidentally end up getting drunk)
I usually set out to get drunk, and then accidentally fix something
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Old 02-14-2005, 12:54 PM   #84
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Is that a paint roller on the CB antenna?
Nah, it's a dog toy... a stretched out tennis ball thing. Had a racket ball on before, and it wasn't enough when the antenna would whip around. Looks goofy, but keeps from damaging the antenna and the body.

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Old 02-15-2005, 10:32 PM   #85
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hey every one i just joined the bord and i was just checking in here. i have bin to quite a few of the meetings with sled neck so i know what the club is about. i am starting to build a ford ranger and hope to have it done for meet and greet.
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Old 02-15-2005, 10:33 PM   #86
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hey every one i just joined the bord and i was just checking in here. i have bin to quite a few of the meetings with sled neck so i know what the club is about. i am starting to build a ford ranger and hope to have it done for meet and greet.
good to see ya here man!
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yup

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Old 02-23-2005, 10:34 PM   #88
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Name is Tony,went by bigtrucks on Northern site.Have been knowing Curtis,Nick and Ed at Northern for a couple of years.Haven't really been doing a whole lot of wheeling in my truck since I bought a sportsman 700 4 wheeler.My truck is a chevy x-cab short bed,stock 5.7,4L80E and NP 241 with a slip yoke eliminater kit.High pinion 60,Off RD Design high steering kit with a Rock Ram.14 bolt 513 and rear Detroit locker.12 inchees of total lift,12,000# Mile Marker getting juice from a Cat battery mounted in the bed.Looking forward to getting to know and doing some wheeling with some of you guys.
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:43 PM   #89
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welcome.... sounds like you got a truck ready to hit the trails already
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Old 02-24-2005, 01:56 AM   #90
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Thats one big beast. Do you mind body damage?
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Old 02-24-2005, 02:23 PM   #91
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hi im new to the area and to wheelin. i ask a lot of stupid questions so im sorry in advance. if its got a carberator i can work it, if its a computer ......trash it. im building a 75 k10 not much done to it yet but hey i just got it a week and a half ago.
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Old 02-25-2005, 06:58 PM   #92
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I'm new to this forum but I've been around for a long time. I haven't had alot of time during the summer months for playing in the mud. But that might be changing.
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:02 PM   #93
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Welcome Newbs! Newbie isn't a bad thing BTW.
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:08 PM   #94
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glad you finally found your way here mike.
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Finally is the operative word!
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Silly newbies. Welcome.
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Old 02-26-2005, 11:20 PM   #97
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Well since I just joined this forum I figured here should be the first place to post something. I am chris112lee's older brother and for some reason he has talked me into dumping too much money into this beat up old jeep I bought... well long story short here I am
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Well since I just joined this forum I figured here should be the first place to post something. I am chris112lee's older brother and for some reason he has talked me into dumping too much money into this beat up old jeep I bought... well long story short here I am
are you talking about the jeep that is sitting at middas??
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Old 02-27-2005, 12:36 AM   #99
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lol no, the rolled xj bought from racerxj with pics up here from the budget boost
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:41 AM   #100
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Checking in! I'm here to have fun on a budget, so basically im at my wife’s mercy. I've got a 83 Chevy 4x4, long bed, standard cab, manual trans, 305 w/4 barrel. It's in good shape and runs good. Would love to have a full-size blazer, bronco or BII, or maybe a tracker/sidekick/samurai, so I can fit more kids in them (got 4 kids). My situation is evolving. Its nice to find such a active/friendly site for Alaskan 4x4's.
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