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Old 02-18-2011, 06:05 PM   #121
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There's a real person. He's even got a Facebook page. But I've seen and heard enough BS in my life to trust my intuition. Maybe most of it is true, maybe not. Something ain't right.

Awesome job at NASA? Check.
Traveling around the world in your unbelievably modded CJ on Joe Public's dollar? Check. That's cool work.

Weird photo of said Jeep ON a waterfall?? hmmmm
VEX on a rock, clearly photoshopped (very sloppy) missing driver-side logos from previous pics? heh.
Claim to have done graphics work for INDEPENDENCE DAY?? whoa! for which studio? You don't get to put your name on those. They are property of the studio.
Post a high-res photo of your extremely hot "friend" from Uruguay in a sports bra?? c'mon.

And on a Jeep Forum asking about silly JK things that can be answered in two seconds in Google or at a dealer.

Doing the Jeep equivalent of name-dropping by always mentioning some outlandish off-road location.

This is not the first forum he's done this on. GOOGLE.

Oh, and https://www.facebook.com/profile.php...9716724&ref=ts. Davis High School in CA class of 1970. But you were 17 in 1967? 25 Jeeps ago?? For someone who has owned 26 Jeeps, you're asking a lot of questions of us... For those following along at home, that's one jeep every 1.69 years since he was 17.

Need I go on?

If you are the real Robert Stephens, I do welcome you but I'd prefer just talk shop instead of trying to impress us.
You do realize that this forum is constantly flooded with threads that could be answered on google right?

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Not going to comment on non JK issues other then whether I believe what anyone says about their personal life on here really is none of my business

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Old 02-18-2011, 06:41 PM   #123
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:00 PM   #124
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So jealous of this fake guys fake job, fake stories and woman. Why can't my life be that cool? Lol. Solid entertainment this is though.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:27 PM   #125
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I came across this thread at 3:30 in the morning the other day when I couldn't sleep. Thats when I said to dig into this and was quickly warned against it by whoever this is. Glad everyone woke up on this thread. Got to admit its some great entertainment in the mean time.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:05 PM   #126
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Man I guess I really blew it and shut this one down. Sorry guys I was having a lot of fun watching it. I agree Robbish87 that I wish I could imagine up a fake life this cool.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:52 PM   #127
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Man I guess I really blew it and shut this one down. Sorry guys I was having a lot of fun watching it. I agree Robbish87 that I wish I could imagine up a fake life this cool.
Nonsense.

Robert just hasn't been back to argue his case. Looking forward to that if it happens.
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Well, if you do any Internet sleuthing, you will find that a gentleman using the same name, has a tendency of getting banned from various forums. And, if he is making false claims of military affiliations, as one site implied, then the folks at Stolen Valor (Stolen Valor) will be interested.

On the other hand, he is listed in NASA's phone/email listings. If there are doubts about his bonifides, all he has to do is tell me where I can see some of his work at KSC. I'll check it out.
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:16 PM   #129
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Who cares, its a forum. Do you people really have nothing better to do than call some middle aged man out on his war stories and adventures? I rather enjoy his tales, regardless of how tall they may be.
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Here's my take. Why would someone come here and make up a bunch of crap using his real name? It happens all the time with fake screen names.
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Somebody call the number listed if there is any question. I believe a lot of bs going on but its not nor will it be my place to call anybody out
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Personally I'm rather rooting for there to be a place for an "IndianaJeeperJones" character who does have a swashbuckling life conducted over the vast unpaved wilds with a primitive but upgraded Jeep, performing a job whose exact description is obscure but reeks of the exotic....a sort of Marlin Perkins on steroids if you will *kaff*kaff* and whose "JeepTrekker" experience would benefit us all.

...but I already have a rich fantasy life on standby should that potential entertainment escape our grasp due to intrusion of the hard edges of reality....
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Personally I'm rather rooting for there to be a place for an "IndianaJeeperJones" character who does have a swashbuckling life conducted over the vast unpaved wilds with a primitive but upgraded Jeep, performing a job whose exact description is obscure but reeks of the exotic....a sort of Marlin Perkins on steroids if you will *kaff*kaff* and whose "JeepTrekker" experience would benefit us all.

...but I already have a rich fantasy life on standby should that potential entertainment escape our grasp due to intrusion of the hard edges of reality....
Haha you said swashbuckling. Hahah
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:04 PM   #134
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:27 PM   #136
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Who cares if its fake, its better than anything hollywood has out right now.
Was out at White Sands at NASA. What in the world is happening here. I do not understand. I am HERE to learn about the JK, as I do not understand the mark, have not had one and do not about them and they no longer look a lot like a Jeep, to me. compared to mine and the TJ. I am trying to pick up the data as I am vexed on these new marks.

What is it that is "fake". The photos, the Jeep, me, what? I've never ran into this before on any thread, anywhere. I do not understand?

Let me know or maybe a MOD ca explain. I am not getting these last several posts. Typical of our culture now--Cloudlessly, like everything else.

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Hope you will find time to post photos/list the basics of what you carry in your traveling kit, under the trailer tarp and in the back of VEX.

What do you find essential en route vs what can you rely on to be convenient regardless of locale.
Good question: Since I've had VEX 20 years now, and its my only ride, I've added on the stuff I use in the field and have learned, that let's me get by in the field, in the far sides of the world. Too, at 58, I'm pretty stuck in my way of doing things, and so far, my way works for me. Plus, I was an only child, widowed, no kids, so I am free to spend my income and time on what I love to do--that's Jeepin'.

So, here is the mod list and the items I take into the field:

Vex:

1. 1" steel plate bolted to frame rails, welded to bumper ends
2. 12,000 Lbs. Ramsey winches, F and R
3. 2-1400 Watt Aux. driving lights front
4. 4-900 Watt Aux. lights, rear
5. 2/0 welding cable for wiring throughout--major APUs
6. Standard, points and condensor ignition.
7. 250 amp Alt. (ambulance)
8. HD radiator
9. 2 pr., 1 ton truck tire chains
10. Winches: half 1/2" cable instead of standard 3/8"
11. 1000 amp stereo-Canon
12. Single Bit shovel and axe on rear tire rack
13. 2 Tool boxes
14. Complete set of 3/8", 1/2 sockets and all hand tools.
15. Complete electrical box and compliment
16. Interior lighting
17. 2-5 gal. Army cans--fuel
18. 2-1000 Amp CATERPILLAR batteries.
19. 3-60 ton snatch blocks
20. 1-10" vice-front bumper
11. New, inline 258 6 cyl. engine w-rv cam
12. 4-8 ton U clevis' (for cable hook and for overseas loading at dock)
13. Link Arc welder and rod and assessories.
14. 12v-110v inverter
15. Bestop top and seats and center console and rear console
16. Emergency medical box-class C
17. Gun racks: .308 Galil, 870 Rem 12 gauge, W/8 shot mag. extension

Trailer:
1. Shovel and axe-military
2. 2-5 gal. army gas cans
3. Axle under lift
4. Interior: tools, Archaeology, Jeep, camping, repair, add ons, medical, Jeep parts, welding hood, tools, rod, food, sleeping bag, tons of misc.

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Robert,

You describe a life that many here would kill their parents for, so skepticism is only natural in this day and age. You come on to a forum cold and make a big splash and it causes many to think b.s. In this day of anonymity of the internet, people are less than willing to believe a new person on a cliquish type of board, as many are.

I have a very interesting past and I never tell anyone of my exploits anymore. I got tired of the rolled eyes and the expressions of disbelief. My own family finds my past to be somewhat hard to believe until an old friend or acquaintance and I start with the war stories. Once they start questioning them, they find old dad is not a big liar. I guess skepticism is a good policy these days though.

I for one take most stuff on the internet with a grain of salt. I tend to be careful in all aspects of my life. I also tend to give people the benefit of the doubt. I for one enjoy your presence here and I hope to meet you someday when you head north on I-25.
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This may seem a little off subject but have you ever had to use those guns?
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This may seem a little off subject but have you ever had to use those guns?

Yes.

Robert

Just read through everything and caught up. I do not understand. My program is no biggy--I work in the field and there are tons of ex-pats like me that work out of country. Standard. No biggy at all.

Go back to school.

Its not rocket science, literally. And look at my ride, jeeeezzzzz--its a 28 year old Jeep with over a million miles on it on 5 engines.............woooooooooo hooooooooo

All that says it that either I am an 'ol fogy and can't quit the Model-T, or, I am so stodgy I am afraid of a new fangle "Rough Boy", or "Toughy Boy" or whatever they are now, in purple and pink.

I'm amazed the mods got involved as well, over a damn Jeep question thread. What is happening to my culture. Whoa!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, I DO thank the input and time taken to address a noob, me, on the new marks and I have more questions as well, coming.

Sure love some of the Jeep pics here on the site.

Thanks everyone-- and for the dissenters, get a life and a grip. You'll feel better.

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I love how I am the one thats been defending him and he attacks me. Thanks alot robert.
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I love how I am the one thats been defending him and he attacks me. Thanks alot robert.
Hahahahahaha, not intended at all. Was answering the last post above, and lumped dissenters in one group. Sorry about that.

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I called BS the moment I saw the FAKE pics...
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Robert: "nils bastardum carbarendum".

Thanks for some details on your kit. I've spent time on the road, but of considerable less stringent circumstance. The life of expats has a vastly different wind driving daily activities. I've a number of old friend who have gone deep into other cultures; none of them in a Jeep Trek life style.

Hope we can provide enough data in exchange for more trail stories.

My #2 son has long delighted in traveling the spine from Pt Barrow to Tierra del Fuego, yet his references and research grows mighty thin around the Darien Gap. Has that region seen much upgrade for tourists?

#2 sent me video on one river crossing: their team set out to cross a river in Equidor....their 4wd Toyota was met by a natives in 2 canoes, lashed together with 2 planks. They had to drive the truck onto the planks and wait in the cab while they were paddled across the river.

He also traveled the 'Road of Death' 2 years ago. I can barely stand to watch the videos.

So I'll never be that far afield and must rely on those first hand reports.

Perhaps there are publishers who seek your kind of travels.
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Robert, welcome to the forum. I think a lot of jealous people on this sit have lived shelters lives. Being almost as old as you and working in the oil fields for over 38 years, I can relate to most everything you do, with the exception of world wide travel. And yes I am to familiar with snatch blocks and winch lines. Oh and when we plate the frame of a Truck we call that (fish plating). Have moved drilling rigs when it was so muddy and soft that we hauled all loads in on a athey wagon. (trailer with tracks pulled by cats with tracks) as tired vehicles could not transverse the terrain and support the loads which are very heavy. Most of are equipment would have 3 100,000# winches with 1 inch to 1 and a quarter winch lines. VEX must be built like a MACK TRUCK as usually only Mack trucks can make the million + mile club. Oh but many times on the same engine with a overhaul or two. I think the Milage on VEX is the most remarkable statement you have posted. But I don't doubt your word and hope to hear more from you. Jk jeeps are way underpowered they always say on this forum, but later this year they will have the new holy pentastar with way more power, and it will probably run 1,500,000 with only normal oil changes. Buy the way what oil does VEX use and how often do you drop it? I could go on all nite, but thing to do.

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I dont wish to call you and like I said its not my place to call you out nor do I want to but.......................................
Please do tell about the Art Bell stuff? I listened to Coast to Coast AM when I worked nights so please good sir tell the story.............
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i came across this thread at 3:30 in the morning the other day when i couldn't sleep. Thats when i said to dig into this and was quickly warned against it by whoever this is. Glad everyone woke up on this thread. Got to admit its some great entertainment in the mean time.
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Robert,

Don't take it so personal. You drop in, like a bolt of lightning out of the blue, and start telling stories that us working stiffs would die for. Ultimate Jeep. Ultimate Job. Ultimate girl, etc. We have to be a little bit skeptical. Ok, I am. I can't speak for anybody else. I do know that a person with your name, does exist in NASA. If you are truly him, then all I can say is, Holy $h*t. We are blessed by Giants.

If not, then all I can say is, you really know one of NASA's lesser known acronyms.

NASA - "Never A Straight Answer".

I worked with them for 2 1/2 years. Drove me nuts. Went back to the USAF side.
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don't take it so personal. You drop in, like a bolt of lightning out of the blue, and start telling stories that us working stiffs would die for. Ultimate jeep. Ultimate job. Ultimate girl, etc. We have to be a little bit skeptical. Ok, i am. I can't speak for anybody else. I do know that a person with your name, does exist in nasa. If you are truly him, then all i can say is, holy $h*t. We are blessed by giants
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Well, if you do any Internet sleuthing, you will find that a gentleman using the same name, has a tendency of getting banned from various forums. And, if he is making false claims of military affiliations, as one site implied, then the folks at Stolen Valor (Stolen Valor) will be interested.

On the other hand, he is listed in NASA's phone/email listings. If there are doubts about his bonifides, all he has to do is tell me where I can see some of his work at KSC. I'll check it out.
Simple, go to the VIC and check in and either contact Pam Steele at NASA Hqtrs. or there at the VIC-VAB tour and they will lead you to all the display and other info for what I am. Odd this, I am just trying to get data on the new JK. If you need further help, let me know.

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