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Old 03-22-2012, 06:19 PM   #31
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Forgive my ignorance but how does an axle break and where?

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From what he said it was the axle tube bent. Also the control arms that locate the axle under the vehicle sheered off the frame. The other way to "break an axle" meaning the actual shafts that run inside the tube is by the torque being applied exceeds the strength of the shaft. The shaft will break into two pieces.

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Sounds good; we're all awaiting aforementioned pictures now!
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This is the one I've bought, some shots on there. I'll get some better ones when I pick it up.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:46 PM   #34
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Congrats on the new Jeep!!
As for your Question "Any work for a 40 something falconer?" Actually there is quite a bit of work over here in that line. Airports large and small are hiring them to help control birds around the runways. From my understanding pay is quite good. I don't know exactly how to locate that kind of job, it may take some work or hell you could start your own business. With Obama in office he would probably give a $500,000 grant to a non citizen to start a business. (He loves to give away our tax money)
Cor, don't tempt me, that is exactly what I do in England, although most of my work is in the waste industry, keeping the gulls off landfill. David Cameron just likes to take our bloody money. Bit like the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Here's a couple of pics, I apologize if anyone finds this offensive, but it's natures way off dealing with a manmade problem. The first is of my female peregrine as an eyas. The second is the same bird adult doing what she does best.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #35
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From what he said it was the axle tube bent. Also the control arms that locate the axle under the vehicle sheered off the frame. The other way to "break an axle" meaning the actual shafts that run inside the tube is by the torque being applied exceeds the strength of the shaft. The shaft will break into two pieces.
Bang on, I am looking into buying the wrecked jeep back. I'm hoping to get it for scrap value, I havnt decided whether to turn it into a trailer or break it to help other jeepers here in the U.K.
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:53 PM   #36
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That looks like a very nice Jeep.

That's one beautiful raptor too.

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Old 03-22-2012, 08:29 PM   #37
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That looks like a very nice Jeep.

That's one beautiful raptor too.

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Thank you, I cant wait to pick it up.

Falcons have been a big part of my life for the last twenty years. I never tire of watching them.
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:57 AM   #38
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Well you all know the story so far, and I'm pleased to say that the insurance paid out and I picked up my new Jeep Saturday gone. Her she is;



I must say that overall I'm chuffed, it drives nice no clonking or rattles, and the big plus is that it has A/C.

So far I have removed the milk jugs off the front bumper, I'm undecided as to whether or not to remove the rear ones. Anyone got any pics, as when I removed the fronts I had to cut two of the fasteners.

Over the last couple off days I have been crawling underneath undersealing before I get it muddy.

I have purchased higher power bulbs for the front lights and removed the clutch safety fuse so I can start without depressing the pedal.

It has got a couple of things that need addressing. There is a little rust coming through on the front wing tops; I do have a plan for this, I am considering chequer plating the the wing tops, has anyone else done this?

Also at idle the clutch thrust bearing rumbles slightly at idle.

No biggies, and overall I'm one happy bunny.
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Well you all know the story so far, and I'm pleased to say that the insurance paid out and I picked up my new Jeep Saturday gone. Her she is;



I must say that overall I'm chuffed, it drives nice no clonking or rattles, and the big plus is that it has A/C.

So far I have removed the milk jugs off the front bumper, I'm undecided as to whether or not to remove the rear ones. Anyone got any pics, as when I removed the fronts I had to cut two of the fasteners.

Over the last couple off days I have been crawling underneath undersealing before I get it muddy.

I have purchased higher power bulbs for the front lights and removed the clutch safety fuse so I can start without depressing the pedal.

It has got a couple of things that need addressing. There is a little rust coming through on the front wing tops; I do have a plan for this, I am considering chequer plating the the wing tops, has anyone else done this?

Also at idle the clutch thrust bearing rumbles slightly at idle.

No biggies, and overall I'm one happy bunny.

Bing, sorry to read about your Jeep. But love your new one. Nice pics of both the new Jeep & your bird(s). Here is a pic of right side with no milk jug & end cap on:
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:07 PM   #40
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Bing, sorry to read about your Jeep. But love your new one. Nice pics of both the new Jeep & your bird(s). Here is a pic of right side with no milk jug & end cap on:

Thanks for that, looks good. The end caps finish it off nicely.

Still undecided though, at the moment I'm still undersealing. Just had roast chicken for tea with hands that look like extra's from the 101 Dalmations.

Really getting sold on the chequer plating, thinking of doing the bonnet as well as I use this for a shooting platform for my 22.250.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #41
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Nice Jeep!
Congrat on your new baby!
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:11 AM   #42
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Congrats on the new jeep Bing! Glad nobody got hurt in the wreck, that's what's important. I got slammed a few years ago by a housewife in a mini van. She was doing 75 in a 60 in the pouring rain. Another house wife in a SUV hit me from behind and pushed me into oncoming traffic. I spent a month in a coma, 5 months in a wheel chair, and 17 surgeries later I learned how to walk again and got the use of my arm back after 6 months. My whole face is metal now but i still function and consider myself lucky( I only lost one eye). Funny thing is I never got a scratch on me in Iraq?! It can always be worse right?
Congrats again on the new jeep it looks clean!
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The Greenbrier (resort) has a falconry program as well. It's a very swank, old family/golf resort about 1-2 hours outside of Washington D.C. in the West Virginia mountains. As far as being in an ideal place to Jeep, the hills around there are full of trails. Just beautiful country. Getting your wife to consider moving stateside, I'm sure, would be a challenge. Good luck on your new TJ! I just bought an '02 Sport with only 23k miles on it and haven't begun mod'ing it yet. But, even pretty much stock at the moment, it's a 1000 x's more fun than driving my old Saab. Not exactly a fair comparison, really. Anything beats driving a Saab
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Congrats on the new jeep Bing! Glad nobody got hurt in the wreck, that's what's important. I got slammed a few years ago by a housewife in a mini van. She was doing 75 in a 60 in the pouring rain. Another house wife in a SUV hit me from behind and pushed me into oncoming traffic. I spent a month in a coma, 5 months in a wheel chair, and 17 surgeries later I learned how to walk again and got the use of my arm back after 6 months. My whole face is metal now but i still function and consider myself lucky( I only lost one eye). Funny thing is I never got a scratch on me in Iraq?! It can always be worse right?
Congrats again on the new jeep it looks clean!
Jeez, that really puts things into perspective. Life can be ironic, can it not. Thanks for the reply.
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The Greenbrier (resort) has a falconry program as well. It's a very swank, old family/golf resort about 1-2 hours outside of Washington D.C. in the West Virginia mountains. As far as being in an ideal place to Jeep, the hills around there are full of trails. Just beautiful country. Getting your wife to consider moving stateside, I'm sure, would be a challenge. Good luck on your new TJ! I just bought an '02 Sport with only 23k miles on it and haven't begun mod'ing it yet. But, even pretty much stock at the moment, it's a 1000 x's more fun than driving my old Saab. Not exactly a fair comparison, really. Anything beats driving a Saab
Your certainly right about the wife, you can but hope.

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