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Old 10-05-2010, 11:49 AM   #241
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Many years ago, one of the editors of Grassroots Motorsports magazine referred to me as "the sherpa of the turbo Dodge world" because I gave him a lot of assistance in how to make his Dodge Omni GLH Turbo more powerful on a shoestring budget. I was flattered by the compliment as well as their frequent mentioning of me and my web pages in their magazine.

At the time, I owned my first Jeep (an '88 XJ 4.0L). I was always the support vehicle when I would go Jeeping with my friends--I could carry extra cargo, I would pull them back onto their tires when they would roll, I would be the one to wade into ponds and streams to extract other vehicles that stalled out in the middle, I towed them back to the shop when they broke down on the trail, etc. (Full disclosure: this vehicle did break down on me once when I broke a rear axle shaft... but due to my LockRite, I was still able to drive myself home.)

So one day I finally saw the light and decided my XJ was worthy of the name Sherpa, and I quickly applied for the personalized license plate. Here I am at the moment I broke the axle, followed by another picture from the rear (so you can see the plate) a few minutes later when I got strapped forward two feet so I could drive the rest of the way off the obstacle:





Since that time, I have christened all my Jeeps as Sherpa and they have worn the plate with honor. After the XJ was my 2001 TJ Sport that I factory ordered, then lifted and put on 35" MT/Rs:



Later was my 1997 Sahara, also on 35" MT/Rs:



Over the last year, there has been my '97 SE lowrider on 31" MT/Rs:



Now that I have purchased my '98 Sport to replace the SE, the sacred license plate will make the transition after I actually sell the SE.

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Old 11-06-2010, 01:11 PM   #242
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No real reason other than it fits. "Willy Wrangler"

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Old 11-07-2010, 07:26 AM   #243
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:27 AM   #244
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:46 AM   #245
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Jeep Wrangler Sahara ---> so I named her Sarah
My wife's name is Sarah.. so, I don't think she would appreciate it if I called my '03 Sahara "Sarah", too.

Mine is named "Kermit"... it is green, has big "eyes", and kinda looks like a frog!
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:16 PM   #246
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Just a old sailer and after putting on a winch deduced to call her Queen Ann's revenge ..fyi sail boat is named Corsair's Dream
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:29 PM   #247
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My jeep is named Luna! I think its perfectly normal.to name a vehicle makes it 'yours'
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Old 10-04-2011, 11:45 PM   #248
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my jeeps name is Tina, not sure why, just thought of it one day on a trail, yelled it out to my friend behind me and he put a thumbs up, just kinda stuck from there lol
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:28 AM   #249
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My Jeep is named Rocky after the Sure Footed Rocky Mountain goats and also after the old "Great Northern Railway" Logo.
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:56 AM   #250
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My son named my jeep tiger.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:36 AM   #251
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OTTO, I'll have to get a plate for the front bumper
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:41 AM   #252
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Named my jeep Sarah after she passed away because she was the one that really pushed me to get a jeep. The day I bought it, I took her for a ride and I think she instantly fell in love with it. I hope nothing bad ever happens to my Sarahs, the 2 best things in my life. Rest in peace angel!
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:43 AM   #253
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mines named sarge cause he is a willys edition and looks alot like the character from the movie "cars".
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:46 AM   #254
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My wife named mine Chip because of the quality Chrysler paint chipping and peeling off the hood.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:54 AM   #255
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Still searching for real name for it. My kids are calling it DJ, but not sure that's it. It hasn't clicked yet. I'm open for suggestions!!!
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:10 PM   #256
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I sent that last thread then it hit me!"Flex"..."Flex Armstrong"! Yep that's gonna be the name.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:33 PM   #257
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My TJ is refered to as "Frankinrig the Warpig".
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:14 PM   #258
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Well I have been thinking about this for a long time and after visiting the DMV website for plates I have selected W1LLY5 for my plate. My name is Will so it works out. (i hope that is not too vain)
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:17 PM   #259
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I have a dark green 2000 Sahara. I call him Oliver.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:50 PM   #260
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To early to name just yet (May '11) but I'm leaning towards Betty (Black TJ)
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:24 PM   #261
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My girls name all of our vehicles. They named my TJ Junior becouse he is much smaller than my truck.
My kids name mine too!!
They haven't named the jeep yet, but named my motorcycle... Sassy.... theres nothing to say on that one... nope. nothing.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:04 PM   #262
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let's see, the '91 white yj was turd cuz it was a 4 banger and always muddy, the '89 white xj was 'ol reliable cuz it had 347k miles on it and never left me stranded once in the 200k miles of owning and wheeling it, the '88 blue xj was sandy vaj cuz the first time i got it stuck was at the dunes, and the current '98 black tj hasn't earned a name yet only had it about 3 months
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:48 PM   #263
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I originally named her Vannessa (after my friend's sister that I've had a crush on for years), but the check engine light came on immediately. I can take a hint!

So I named her Sookie after the character in TrueBlood. So far so good.

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Old 10-05-2011, 05:51 PM   #264
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I got my Jeep a few months as a project car. My Mom said the Jeep was very frank and that's what we decided to call it. As I got more familiar with my Jeep I discovered a few parts came used from other Jeeps. I came up with the name FrankenJeep because it reminded me of how Frankenstein's monster was built out of parts from other people.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:51 PM   #265
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Wendy! I not sure how it came about but I always refer to as Wendy
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Old 10-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #266
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My Jeep is green and has a decal of Popeye's Eugene the Jeep on the rear quarter panel. So we call it "Sweet Pea" after that baby on the Popeye cartoons and because peas are green.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:52 PM   #267
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I named mine "The Heep"
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:50 AM   #268
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I call her Peace Jeep or PJ for short... She is bright blue or teal color and I have peace sign seat covers. Getting the spare tire cover custom painted with a cool peace sign by a local artist also. She's my first jeep. Driving her to work all this week with the top off in the beautiful fall weather with my gloves, scarf and jacket and enjoying every minute!
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:04 AM   #269
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For me the vehicle has to earn a name, and you can't re-use the name on other vehicles.

my '83 Porsche 944 was penny - Penny was poison but I didn't mind

our '93 Grand Cherokee is cheerio
cheerio was named by my sister in law, he was her first car and eventually she gave him to the wife, who gave it to me after we got married. Cheerio has been in our family for something like 10 years and a few hundred thousand miles.

my new jeep will for sure earn a name but nothing has for sure stuck yet, my wife called it wheaties when I first brought it home. Because it followed cheerio in a cereal name, and he would have to eat his wheaties to live up to the jeep rep cheerio built.
hey, at least she didn't go with fruit loop
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:28 PM   #270
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Talking My Jeep!!

TA' WANDA!!!

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