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[*] posted on 1-11-2020 at 11:14 PM


Cute car, ken! Looks like a Tonka toy miniature monster truck!

How you gonna taxi your momma around? Do you lift her in/out of the car?




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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 12:33 AM


very impressive Ken!:bounce:
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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 05:37 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Cute car, ken! Looks like a Tonka toy miniature monster truck!

How you gonna taxi your momma around? Do you lift her in/out of the car?


He's probably gonna put a lift gate on the back, let mom ride around like Granny Clampett.

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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 07:35 AM


Very nice! Now go get it dirty!
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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 09:43 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by chippy  
Very nice! Now go get it dirty!


Agree, as soon as you can! Use LOW RANGE and test the lockers... Because it is untested, go with a companion vehicle (have a tow strap). Maybe I can go out along with you on a run? Show me what's nearby in Mojave Desert to four wheel at.
As soon as you know how it all works and get the bugs out, TAKE IT TO BAJA!


Ken, don’t go too far off road, sounds like your jeep is more likely to need a tow than not. You should take DK up on his offer to be the designated (tow truck) driver




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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 11:43 AM
Some Jeep!


Nice work Ken.

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[*] posted on 1-12-2020 at 06:29 PM


ready for KOH in February??:coolup:
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[*] posted on 1-13-2020 at 11:52 AM


Puddle Jumping? Just saw this snorkel install video:
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[*] posted on 1-13-2020 at 12:37 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
This Jeep is going to need steps, because you now have to climb in and jump out!



WOW! That is a beautiful Jeep, Ken!!!




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[*] posted on 1-15-2020 at 10:12 PM


Looks good Ken!
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[*] posted on 1-15-2020 at 11:06 PM


That's a badburro build!
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Quote: Originally posted by Maderita  
That's a badburro build!







Love your comment Maderita, my JK unlimited has REBURRON instead of RUBICON on the hood. Side note: I have roughly about 50k miles of Baja fun in it, no problemas......knock on maderita!




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[*] posted on 1-17-2020 at 05:27 PM


Very well done Ken keep looking great.
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[*] posted on 1-20-2020 at 01:17 PM
Shakedown run


On Saturday, I took my Jeep truck out for a shakedown run. The only hiccup was the new hardware holding my swaybar rattled off during along a washboard road later in the day. Replacement hardware was sourced at Home Depot yesterday, and my trucks handling is back to being solid, firm.

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Airing our tires down for better traction, cut resistance. Leidys happily awaiting our trip into Joshua Tree.


Berdoo Canyon Road leads from Desert Hot Springs into Joshua Tree. Passenger cars are not encouraged to travel this route, although a 2wd pickup or SUV can make the trip.



A 20 year old Cherokee blew its radiator hose. Without a spare, we towed the SUV into the park where a new hose awaited us.

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[*] posted on 1-20-2020 at 01:22 PM


Two Tacomas joined us, and their performance was impressive. This stock Tacoma went exactly everywhere our modified Jeeps went - just like David K and Mtn Goat said they would!



Once the two Cherokees left the group and 1/2 of our group departed, we traveled across Old Dale Road to Gold Crown Road for a night run!


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[*] posted on 1-20-2020 at 01:27 PM


At the end of the run, I was happy to say the Gladiator allowed my wife and I to carry all of our necessities comfortably - water, fridge/freezer, overnight suitcase, canned foods (in case of emergency), tools, recovery gear, air compressor, CO2 tank, everything fit without any compromises in our comfort.

Here is a small mud hole along Gold Crown road

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Pick up trucks are great for bringing the comforts along!



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[*] posted on 1-20-2020 at 03:27 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
The only hiccup was the new hardware holding my swaybar rattled off during along a washboard road later in the day. Replacement hardware was sourced at Home Depot yesterday, and my trucks handling is back to being solid, firm.


Blue Loctite. Or, Red, if you're manly.

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[*] posted on 1-20-2020 at 07:48 PM


Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
The only hiccup was the new hardware holding my swaybar rattled off during along a washboard road later in the day. Replacement hardware was sourced at Home Depot yesterday, and my trucks handling is back to being solid, firm.


Blue Loctite. Or, Red, if you're manly.

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[Edited on 1-20-2020 by John Harper]


I believe that I used blue. This time, I will use red and some zip ties.:o
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[*] posted on 1-20-2020 at 08:36 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
Quote: Originally posted by John Harper  
Quote: Originally posted by Ken Cooke  
The only hiccup was the new hardware holding my swaybar rattled off during along a washboard road later in the day. Replacement hardware was sourced at Home Depot yesterday, and my trucks handling is back to being solid, firm.


Blue Loctite. Or, Red, if you're manly.

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[Edited on 1-20-2020 by John Harper]


I believe that I used blue. This time, I will use red and some zip ties.:o


Brand new jeep and the suspension is already falling apart, and loose parts being held on with zip ties! :lol::lol: :lol::lol::lol::lol:

I once had a jeep Cherokee. At the 95,000 mile mark the car still ran great, but all of the trim and switches started breaking off...

I recommend you travel with an assortment of zip ties, duct tape, hose clamps and super glue.

Maybe your mom can buy you a AAA membership so you got a reliable fixed-cost tow service! And for backcountry, get your mom to buy you a sat phone! :lol::lol:

I do recommend you continue to travel in caravans, as that jeep don’t sound reliable enough to venture offroad solo!







[Edited on 1-21-2020 by mtgoat666]




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