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Old 02-05-2012, 05:19 AM   #1
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Wrangler Love Runs Deep

It is 0500 Sunday February 5th. I am supposed to be on my way to Nashville TN to trade my 97 Wrangler for a 94 Wrangler. I have been working on this deal for some time. The trade was fair and both parties would have walked away with good rigs that fit their needs.
My desire to build a buggy came when JCF took us to Area BFE last summer. Watching those rigs on the rocks was great. The thought of building a rig capable even more so. The wheels have been turning ever since.
Junior (my 97) is no slouch. I wheeled all over Moab with no problems. Well the driver had problems but that is not what I am talking about.
I have zero feelings for things besides my family. I don't get worked up over lost dogs or cats. I don't get attached to possessions. Things come and go and there will always be more stuff. What I underestimated was how much my wife and two girls love things. Yes they all cried when the family cat Crackers (Crack Ho) died last summer. Julia my youngest was sad when I traded my Silverado for my new Tundra. What I didn't see coming was this devotion to a vehicle none of them have ever shown any interest in before. Sure they love it when I take them to the lake of for ice cream in the summer. They all avoid me like the plague when I say I'm going to work on Junior.
Last night as I was loading my rig up several things happened. First I lost my keys. It took me two hours to find my keys. Trailer lights didn't work. Another two hours finding the problem with those. The girls were sad when I put them to bed knowing Junior would be gone when they woke up. The thought of another replacing it was no help at all.
The final straw came at 0445. My wife. Never, I mean never has she told me to do or not to do anything when it comes to this vehicle. It is my Jeep I did what I wanted when I wanted. Until just now. I kissed her on the head as I walked out the door of our bedroom. Put on my clothes, started the truck and went back inside to let it warm up. Mistake. She was waiting for me.

You can't trade Junior. You can do whatever you want to him but you can't trade or sell him. Junior is part of our family. I am going back to bed...

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:08 AM   #2
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It would appear the Jeep Force is strong with your wife.

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Old 02-05-2012, 06:11 AM   #3
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My kids being sad would've been what got me..lol.. I haven't had mine but a year and a half but my son would be very disappointed if I sold 'his' monster jeek.. he had problems with his "p's" when he was 3 when I got my jeek..lol
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:12 AM   #4
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That choked me up a little bit. You have a great family!
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:30 AM   #5
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Thats a touching story. My wife thinks gettin muddy is dumb!! i know,i know i dont think she would mind. or would she? anyway im guessing you still have Junior?
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:44 AM   #6
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Cool story. Someday, you'll have to bury Junior in the yard.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #7
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Hey at least she/they told you before the trade was done...would have been a lot worse trying to get it back!!!

Enjoy junior and your family!!! Lucky you!
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:56 AM   #8
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Thats a great story. Im attached to my jeep and it aint goin anywhere. Jeepy is my first and while i'll have others someday this one is always gonna stay right here
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Great story Nick, I guess Junior is still in the family and will remain there forever, not a bad thing all in all. Looks like your next step could be a bigger garage so you can build a buggy while Junior sits in the other bay watching. Good luck and take good care of that great family of yours.


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Old 02-05-2012, 09:08 AM   #10
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Well I'm a bit superstitious so I'd been thinking about keeping it too.

My wife will not let me sell the cj either. Before I redid it last year I had considered selling it because it had been sitting for years and rarely driven. I was told that was not gonna happen and she wanted to go for a ride.

I'm glad she did.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #11
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Thats a touching story. My wife thinks gettin muddy is dumb!! i know,i know i dont think she would mind. or would she? anyway im guessing you still have Junior?
Yes not trading.


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Cool story. Someday, you'll have to bury Junior in the yard.

I'll have to borrow the neighbors backhoe.


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Great story Nick, I guess Junior is still in the family and will remain there forever, not a bad thing all in all. Looks like your next step could be a bigger garage so you can build a buggy while Junior sits in the other bay watching. Good luck and take good care of that great family of yours.

Be sure and give me a heads up when your down this way.

I'll be down often.
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I'm sorry you're not getting the YJ, Nick, but I'm not sorry that you're keeping Junior. It'll be more fun to build one up from scratch anyway.
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Its always wise not to anger the spouse eh?
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Nick, if you build one you will know exactly whats going in it & it will be built to your liking. I am dissapointed that you didn't get the buggy but you never know whats around the corner, something bigger & better maybe'
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Nick, if you build one you will know exactly whats going in it & it will be built to your liking. I am dissapointed that you didn't get the buggy but you never know whats around the corner, something bigger & better maybe'
I am not disappointed that I didn't get it at all. If keeping Junior is plan B then it's a really good plan B.

Still I think it's better I don't go to BFE in June. I might go into convulsions.
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Still I think it's better I don't go to BFE in June. I might go into convulsions.
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I am not disappointed that I didn't get it at all. If keeping Junior is plan B then it's a really good plan B.

Still I think it's better I don't go to BFE in June. I might go into convulsions.
No you should go there & in April I will gather as many pic's of crawlers as I can & post for you to keep you hungry

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