It was the last trail of the week, and the most difficult. After the set of crises earlier in the week, I had been dreading this trail more than ever. Cliffhanger. I still hadn’t forgiven myself for the swaybar SNAFU, and was feeling particularly gun-shy about trying difficult and dangerous obstacles that this trail would provide. Dave had been talking …
Damn Near Wrecked It
(photo credit: Craig Carlson)I’d conquered worse. It really shouldn’t have been a big deal. And yet, here we were. On approach to the Waterfall obstacle (photo credit: Craig Carlson)It’s called “The Waterfall,” a multi-staged ascent on a trail called Gold Bar Rim, which is a part of the Golden Spike trail. It was a couple hours after the spacers broke …
“Disaster! Disaster!” Unintentionally, my voice over the radio came across as snark, not panic. I’m not sure that was better, though. It was, after all, a disaster. Dave had already crested the next obstacle, and I could see him out of the passenger side of my Jeep, which had no doors. He was looking down at me from the ledge, …
More Than Just A Jeep
“That’s a boss rig, man.” I was coming out of the gas station, back towards my truck that was sitting at the refueling pumps, my trailer carefully parked so that others could get their own cars and trucks in between the pumps. My Jeep sat high on top of the trailer, immovable via 3” straps from the axles to giant …
A Welding Project in Pictures
A short story, told in pictures.
MR2: Modification Updates and Progress (Pictorial)
An in-process update to updating my headlights on my 2000 MR2 Spyder.
MR2: Installing New Loop/Wind Deflector
I installed a new Loop Style Bar on the MR2 Spyder. Here’s my review, and step-by-step pictorial instructions for how I did it.
Willys Jeep: Porkchop’s Body Damage
A video showing Porkchop’s chassis and body damage due to a rear-end collision I had not been aware of.
Willys Jeep: Porkchop and Badger’s New Workshop
A pictorial of the workshop for Porkchop and Badger.
Eastwood Tools Cybersecurity Fail
Be very careful about buying things from Eastwood Tools. And whatever you do, never, ever send copies of your personal IDs to someone you don’t know via email.
Willys Jeep: Porkchop Emergency Brake and Body Mount Surprises
Trying to do some work on Porkchop reveals surprises. Which, of course, is no surprise.
Pictorial: Geeks With Jeeps 2017
Select photos from the 3rd Annual Geeks with Jeeps week in Moab, UT.
Pictorial: Geeks With Jeeps, 2016 (Moab, Utah)
Revisiting Geeks With Jeeps 2016 in anticipation of next week’s 3rd annual trip.
2016 Geeks With Jeeps – Pictorial
In April, 2016, I managed to get a chance to go back to Moab with Geeks with Jeeps. Just like last year, we had a blast, and thoroughly enjoyed the week. Here are some images from that trip.
Willys Jeep: Operation Porkchop
You ever see those makeover shows where a team of highly capable people come and work on a project that turn out to be real before-and-after showstoppers? Shows like Overhaulin’, and such. This past weekend, I had my own version of the “A-Team” show up and put Porkchop into working order. And it was jaw-dropping – not to mention humbling …