I've had a kid graduate from high school since he started this project ... and I didn't even have a kid on page one
thats awsome funny.....i didnt notice that Till just now.. in fact its still 5 minutes after and It still makes me laugh....
but in reality, its very true.... its been almost 2 years sinse I started this project... EEEEK!!! can i ever drag things out!!!
the good thing is, is that i am still spending oodles and oodles of money on it so i cant be tired of it yet....the last while I got caught up in work, and just cleaning out the garage and house.. i am one of those guys (aka, parts sleeper) who is finally going through rehab and its time to start thinning stuff out.. i have been selling off a bunch of good/not so good stuff and just plain useless stuff and I have nooooo idea why I have kept it... although its been a tough rehabilitation, i am slowly getting through and should be mostly cured soon... he he
so enough blabber and onto the good stuff.....I just made another 2000 dollar order to marlin during the christmas sale and here is what i bought:
--4.88 geared high pinion e-locker for the front
-4.88 gears for my rear e-locker
-bearing setup kits and solid pinion spacer for gear setup
-front/rear elocker harnesses
-and the needed hardware for installing the elockers into my diffs...
and just some insignificant stuff:
-3 piece brake line kit
-rh/lh 80 series tie rod ends
-heavy duty shift springs for the tcases..
-shackle plates and a whole bunch of bushings
-a bunch of spindle nut kits
this stuff should be here any day now..
and in february I will be ordering my 30 spline longs...
i havent had any time to really get at the truck but its going to change for a while.. i am home now during my evenings so I can get some real work done to the truck and hopefully get this done before summer...
actually, my girlfriend and i are planning a trip to california to go to "GEOWOODSTOCK". its in May 24/08 Sacramento....for us its a looooong drive... around 30 hours to get there.. we will be coming from saskatoon, saskatchewan (in canada, above north dakota..) she is the geocaching nut, and i enjoy it as well but I figure if I am going all that way, I cant not go and check out some good wheeling.... i dont want to go and beat up the truck any because i still have to drive 30 hours back in it but some moderate wheeling and some beautiful site seeing would definitelly be in the plans.... if anyone wants to take us out some where that would fit the bill, that would be awsome...
I also plan on coming to visit marlin crawler....we will be everywhere from sanfran to fresno, to sacramento so I would like to see the place where I spend waaaaaay to much money at....
oh I should also post what my new purchase is and what i might take if extend-a-toy isnt done before the trip...
its a 1985 toyota landcruiser bj-74
-13bt 3.4 turbo diesel engine
-33 inch tires
-fully loaded with 162000 kms
-fully removable hardtop with fold down windshield
-factory pto winch
our import rules are sure good to us....
oh and I guess, sinse I am posting pics I should post what has been going on in the garage... part of the reaon for not working on the truck was so I can do some painting, cupboard building and just general cleaning and what not... it got to the point where I could barely walk along the truck and do any work on it.. I was basically squeazing myself out of my own garage... after buying some heavy duty shelving (gorilla shelves from costco..) and building some benches and cupboards I am fianlly on my way to more room again... please excuse the mess still.. poor extend-a-toy got everything thrown on top of it till I was able to get stuff in the shelves...
just imagine all that stuff, and even more on the floor... plus there is another half as much more that had to be cleaned up... blah!!!
oh yeah, i dont know if i said it already but i also bought a new lincoln powermig 255C and a thermal dynamics cutmaster 51... like any hobby, its tough to get serious about things till you get the right tools to do the job...