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Jeep Wrangler, SUV
Aug 08, 2005 (1:57 pm)
I saw a unique Wrangler today. A 1990 with a green house in the bed. The owner ( male, 30's) put several inches of dirt in the bed and planted a combination of flowers, tomatoes, and plants. Every thing was growing all over the place. Rearview mirror was useless. He just arrived in Conn. from Calif. and was headed to Nefoundland, Canada. A kayak on the rack, a dog of undetermined breed riding shotgun and the Jeep was painted at least ten colors. He gave spray cans to his nephews before leaving Calif. and told them to have a good time. I noticed he had one General, one Goodyear and two unknown tires. Bike rack with a well worn mountain bike. He had a tent which attached to the Jeep somehow and a backpack on the floor in front of the Heinz 57 dog. I was happy to see that some folks still do a little adventuring. Go Easy, John
#19181 of 23397 Re: Why no ABS on Wranglers? [dwpc]
Aug 08, 2005 (2:26 pm)
Who knows why DC offers the combination of options they do? Probably based on an algorithm using share price and phases of the moon.
Gas tank location has always been behind the rear axle. Doesn't seem to cause any recognized safety problems, and I don't know where else it would go.
#19182 of 23397 Re: Why no ABS on Wranglers? [mac24]
Aug 08, 2005 (2:47 pm)
I can't recall the last time time I saw a new vehicle offered without ABS; it must have been ten years ago. As for the gas tank, Ford learned a megamillion lesson about gas tank placement from the Pinto. At least Wrangler has some frame protecting the tank. These are probably not deal-breakers for me, but its just very surprising that Jeep, especially under D-C influence, still haven't integrated these fundamental items into the Wrangler.
#19183 of 23397 Re: Green House Jeep [koolbreeze2]
Aug 08, 2005 (3:13 pm)
Ok..just for grins and giggles..why do we keep referencing that this person is from "California" ?? That is not a curse you know !! Be patient..that is the "Native Calfornian" coming out !! LOL !
#19184 of 23397 Here is a really odd question about the 231 engine
Aug 08, 2005 (3:50 pm)
I am trying to find out as much info as I can on the 231, 90 degree Dauntless Buick V6 engine. I have found some info from NOVAK regarding installing GM engines into the Jeep YJ Wrangler, '87-'95. However, this engine is actually going to be put into a 1930 Model A Ford to be run as a daily driver. Since many of you may have already done a swap or two of these engines in a Jeep, I am trying to find out about the engine and what tranny and rear end suits it best. I have met someone who did this several years back and I am thinking of doing the same thing in the near future. I am looking for an engine that has the least amount of computer gizmo stuff on it.
I guess part of my info needed is really geared to finding out just what the weight is of the engine and tranny. I don't really forsee a lot of problems with installing it into a Model A frame that will be boxed, but what is your take on such? I am looking for any tips and great advise for when I take on such a project. It will be a few months down the line, as the car is presently in storage. I am in the planning stage only at present, but hoping to use as much donor parts as possible to keep the project as "low buck" as possible.
I know this question is a bit odd, but since the Jeep frequently uses the 231 in swapping from a 258, I thought you gals/fellows may have some useful insight and could at least point me to somewhere that would if you do not.
#19185 of 23397 Re: Jeep Jamboree Paragon Adventure
Aug 08, 2005 (6:16 pm)
To quote the ole' Tomster.....YEEHAWWWWWW!! ...lol
I went to the Paragon Adventure Jeep Jamboree in Western PA this weekend and had an absolute blast!! The folks that ran this event couldn't have been nicer or more organized. Their hard work made this trip very enjoyable. All the trail guides were there as volunteers and did an incredible job.
As this was my first time off-roading, I stuck to the lower level trails. For being "low level" trails, we got into quite a bit of mud, rocks and long hill climbs.
I can proudly say that I never got stuck once. Who would've thought that going 1mph could be so much fun
I was absolutely amazed at the capability of this vehicle. I know I've heard it a million times on this board, but you don't understand until you experience it for yourself. Having it in 1 Low going down a steep hill was amazing. I love that I didn't have to touch the brakes and creeped and inched down hill while going over decent size rocks, roots stumps..etc.. The torque is amazing, I idled over most of the obstacles.
My Jeep is pretty much stock with a few exceptions:
31" BFG AT
JKS Quick disconnect sway bar links
Skid Row Engine / Oil pan skid plate (installed this just before the trip and I'm glad I did. It got plenty of use!!)
Bushwacker rocker guards (also installed these before the trip. I went the cheap way and got what I paid for....PLASTIC. Luckily it didn't matter, I don't think the rockers touched anything. none-the-less I still plan on buying rockers made of STEEL for next time)
That's right, there will absolutely be a NEXT time. Tom you're right I'm hooked.
I don't plan on doing any crazy mods, the low level trails are fine for me for now. Although, I do see the advantage of lifts now, even small ones.
Well, I've rambled on quite a bit.... I'll let pictures do the talking for me.
Check out my Yahoo photo album. The pics that start with "me" are of my Jeep.
You can also check out the "My Jeep" album for some "before shots".
My Jeep is too muddy to hug, so no I haven't.
#19186 of 23397 Re: Green House Jeep [koolbreeze2]
Aug 08, 2005 (6:35 pm)
I wonder if that Jeep driver was planning on returning to California - that green house could get him in trouble. However, now that the state is so financially strapped, they no longer man the agriculture inspection stations for cars any more (though they are still across the I-15).
#19187 of 23397 Re: Jeep Jamboree Paragon Adventure [99tj]
Aug 08, 2005 (6:37 pm)
It often only takes one time off-roading to get you hooked. And now you're making me jealous - it sure sounds like you had an awesome time. Oh well, one of these days...
#19188 of 23397 Re: Jeep Jamboree Paragon Adventure [99tj]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:22 pm)
Thanks for sharing the pictures,, and you got lots of great pictures.
#19189 of 23397 Re: Oil change NOT at the dealership? [karlw90]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 08, 2005 (8:39 pm)
For warranty purposes, you should keep your receipts and perhaps a maintenance log so you can prove to your dealer that all required maintenance was performed in case a question arises about warranty coverage.
A mobile greenhouse eh? I could see my wife driving around in one of those.