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Old 11-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #421
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:03 PM   #422
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Thanks! Looking forward to living there, we visit often and have always enjoyed it there!

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Old 11-27-2013, 10:06 AM   #423
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So its looking like I may lose my 2 1/2 car garage as a result of moving to Wilmington which I use heavily for working on the jeep! Does anyone know of a place in the Wilmington area that rents work stalls / storage or something like that? I'll probably get a storage unit to get us there but those aren't really setup for vehicle maintenance. Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:40 PM   #424
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Hey peeps...just thought i'd check in and see whats been going on. still miss the jeep. but putting my money and time toward the wifes truck. just got her a BB for her ram 4x4 and in the spring shootng for 18 rims and 31 tires. ill post pics if yall would like
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:11 AM   #425
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Not a heck of alot going on - you know of any active Wilmington area offroaders / forums etc.... ? Its great hitting the beach but there has to be something else in the area? Just moved here from Raleigh - I still wheel with these guys -https://www.facebook.com/RaleighAreaWheelers but the 2 hour drive makes it tough!
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:00 PM   #426
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Check out Carolina Trail Stralkers on Facebook, they are based out of Jacksonville, but there are a good amount of people in Wilmington as well. https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinatrailstalkers/
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Old 01-10-2014, 01:04 PM   #427
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Check out Carolina Trail Stralkers on Facebook, they are based out of Jacksonville, but there are a good amount of people in Wilmington as well. https://www.facebook.com/groups/carolinatrailstalkers/
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:30 PM   #428
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My wife and I will be at freeman park tomorrow after lunch at shuckin shack...prolly around 1pm - 2pm if anyone gets bored and wants to come out....
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:37 PM   #429
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Sorry have 2 work, maybe next time. Have fun it's gonna get cold the middle of the week. Nice rig by the way
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:50 AM   #430
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No problem - catch up with you next time... thanks, its been a work in progress for many years!
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:27 AM   #431
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Freeman Park - Carolina Beach

Yup, beach was awesome....
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:52 PM   #432
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One good thing about this forum is how easy it is to keep up with all the posts!
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:01 PM   #433
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Favorite mod 2013

So whats your favorite mod from 2013?
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Old 01-29-2014, 07:23 AM   #434
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^^^ Say... that's pretty slick. How'd you do that?
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Agreed, that is super slick! I like it!

Speaking of slick, everyone fare ok with this nasty slick weather so far? I ventured out yesterday to get gas, it was pretty nasty. Off to work today, and it wasn't much better...the jeep made it like a trooper though! Everyone be safe.
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Agreed, that is super slick! I like it!

Speaking of slick, everyone fare ok with this nasty slick weather so far? I ventured out yesterday to get gas, it was pretty nasty. Off to work today, and it wasn't much better...the jeep made it like a trooper though! Everyone be safe.
Thanks guys - I don't exactly have a write-up but I do have lots of pictures -
3/4 plywood
flat black (a couple of cans)
bedliner (to waterproof
outdoor carpet glued.

Wanted it to be under the tub edges so as not to interfere with my tonneau cover and I like that way it looks like that!

Cut the plyboard in half fit it to the tub and made whatever cuts were needed, drilled out the center support holes and bolted up both halves using tower leg supports I had laying around (used to build towers) to support the middle but any steel strap / "L" bracket or really even wood will do the trick.

Then I cut the rear piece as a whole cut because the rounded corners allowed me to fit it under the tub. Bolted more steel connecting the d-rings to the steel underneath spanning both pieces.

cut 12Ga super-strut with L brackets bolted it to the seatbelt anchor (yup, took the seatbelts out - you don't have to but its a great anchor point!) and drilled through the tub midway towards front and bolted to the super-strut / L brackets for additional support.

Run a piece of strut across the front (nearest cabin) to dissect the area so even if the seat gets pulled forward you can't get back there - mounted a couple of lockable ammo cans for additional hidden storage.

You can dance on the deck if you wanted to, its very solid.

That's almost a write up!

Here's the pics - let me know if you have questions - I can't believe I didn't do this years ago!

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Yea had to make it out the last couple of days, jeep did really good in this mess. Be safe guys.
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My Wife and I are heading to Freeman park for a little bit shortly - Probably around noon or so....
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My Wife and I are heading to Freeman park for a little bit shortly - Probably around noon or so....
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Old 02-22-2014, 12:31 PM   #440
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My wife and I are heading to Carolina beach north end......
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wish I could get out there. stuck at work til 7pm. sucks!
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:47 AM   #442
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wish I could get out there. stuck at work til 7pm. sucks!
Yup, work gets in the way all the time.... I'm sure we'll be heading out there again next weekend!
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Heading over to Freeman park after lunch in downtown ILM if anyone is around.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:05 PM   #444
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Heading over to freeman park in about an 1 1/2 if anyone's interested......
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:38 PM   #445
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couldn't ask for a better day for it, enjoy!
I have to work at a stupid job to earn stupid money to buy stupid stuff to make myself... well, more stupid.
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That is how it works! Hopefully one of these times it'll work out! If tomorrow doesn't suck we'll prolly head back out!
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:53 AM   #447
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Here's the video from Sunday... pretty funny

Carolina Beach - North JK pulling out Chevys' - YouTube
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Gonna hit up the North end this afternoon after lunch - around 1pm - 2pm I would think.... Then we'll probably hit the South end also.
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Anyone wanna hit the powerline trails I'd be up for that also...
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Anyone wanna hit the powerline trails I'd be up for that also...
I didn't know you could drive those, I've always thought about it.

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