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04-05-2012 05:02 AM
Bing-Bong
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Originally Posted by Blindeman View Post
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.
04-05-2012 05:00 AM
Bing-Bong
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Originally Posted by sandro View Post
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.
04-04-2012 08:07 AM
Blindeman 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
04-04-2012 06:11 AM
sandro 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!
04-03-2012 10:57 PM
Red Neckerson Nice Jeep!
Congrat on your new baby!
04-03-2012 05:07 PM
Bing-Bong
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Originally Posted by wedu22 View Post
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.
04-03-2012 10:39 AM
wedu22
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Originally Posted by Bing-Bong View Post
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:
04-03-2012 07:57 AM
Bing-Bong 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.
03-22-2012 09:29 PM
Bing-Bong
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Originally Posted by trainsktg View Post
That looks like a very nice Jeep.

That's one beautiful raptor too.

Keith
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.
03-22-2012 08:53 PM
trainsktg That looks like a very nice Jeep.

That's one beautiful raptor too.

Keith
03-22-2012 08:50 PM
Bing-Bong
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Originally Posted by Garlandxj View Post
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.
03-22-2012 08:46 PM
Bing-Bong
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Originally Posted by Garlandxj View Post
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.
03-22-2012 08:35 PM
Bing-Bong
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Originally Posted by C.L. View Post
Sounds good; we're all awaiting aforementioned pictures now!
Thanks,
eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

This is the one I've bought, some shots on there. I'll get some better ones when I pick it up.
03-22-2012 08:06 PM
Garlandxj 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.
03-22-2012 07:19 PM
Hammerdown Forgive my ignorance but how does an axle break and where?
03-22-2012 07:16 PM
Garlandxj 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)
03-22-2012 07:10 PM
C.L. Sounds good; we're all awaiting aforementioned pictures now!
03-22-2012 06:31 PM
Bing-Bong
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Originally Posted by soundbreaker View Post
Same thing happened to me

but this was like a year ago .. i fixed it and it looks better now ...
Woa, that looks a good hit, well done for fixing it.

Thanks chaps, after reading your replies I decided to buy the 2000 Sahara Hardtop with 93000 on the clock.

It was a no brainer really, the jeep had been dealer serviced at every seven thousand mile interval, no fail. Only the last two were not at jeep dealerships, or stealerships as we call them over here.

I got it for £4700, with a full years MOT. The insurance after a bit of haggling paid out at £5K on my 1999 Sahara, less my excess of £250 so all good.

Not bad given that I only paid £4200 for my '99 in august 2011. Jeeps really are going up in value over here.

I pick it up on the 31st of March, saturday week. Cant wait. I'll bombard you with piccies then. Already looking at lift kits for it, and I must find a soft top. That bowless one looks tempting.

Thanks for your advice, it really put my mind at rest.
03-21-2012 10:25 PM
Red Neckerson
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Originally Posted by Bing-Bong View Post
Well I think I've narrowed it down to the '02 Sport or the Shara with 93000 miles. Decisions decisions, decisions, would the 93000 miles worry you guys?
I agree, 93K is nothing to worry about if it was maintained properly. Check it out thoroughly.
03-21-2012 09:20 PM
soundbreaker Same thing happened to me

but this was like a year ago .. i fixed it and it looks better now ...
03-21-2012 09:09 PM
C.L. The '02 and the '00 both look solid. I'd lean towards the '00 myself; 93k miles (km? doesn't specify) is not a concern for the 4.0 I6 or ax-15 transmission, and it is easier/cheaper to start with a hard top and add soft top if desired than vice versa.

Run away from the 3rd one fast... 8 previous owners!? There's either a dead fish behind the dash, or some serious mechanical fault with that one.

4th guy sounds shady.
03-21-2012 08:26 PM
stevea When I bought my Jeep it had 63000 and its an 2004. Best car I've had yet and I was a little worried about mileage to.
03-21-2012 08:22 PM
trainsktg I agree. I would not be worried with 93k if it were well taken care of.

Keith
03-21-2012 08:11 PM
stevea Not on a 2002.... really depends on how good it was taken care of!
03-21-2012 08:01 PM
Bing-Bong Well I think I've narrowed it down to the '02 Sport or the Shara with 93000 miles. Decisions decisions, decisions, would the 93000 miles worry you guys?
03-21-2012 07:22 AM
cahill4225 I recently bought a 2003 sport with 45k miles and no regrets. I'm about to makes some changes once all the parts arrive. I lived in England for a minute and loved it. Don't remember seeing many Wranglers. Good hunting and I hope you find what you want.
03-21-2012 07:12 AM
Bing-Bong
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Originally Posted by Red Neckerson View Post
Bing-Bong,
When you purchase your next Jeep, (or before if you want our input) please let us know what you get, and maybe post some pics!
Again, Good Luck
Your input would be most appreciated. I have shortlisted one or two that look appealling. I am trying to get one that is better than my old girl as I don't want to fall into the trap of constantly comparing.

First up, and possibly my favorite is this one;

2002 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L Sport

I like the idea of having a totally standard Jeep, therefore any modifications undertaken leave me the standard parts.
My last Jeep was a Sahara, and as far as I can see the only difference is trim and steel wheels. No biggy, as I would by a wheel and tyre deal and have two sets of wheels.

I also really like this one;

eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

High mileage but very clean.

This one could be a go-er;

eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

Although I am slightly concerned about the first gear rattle. No doubt some of you wil have ideas on this. I am going to call the owner today to discuss this further. It would be cool to have both hard and soft tops.

This one.

eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

Although after having a conversation with the owner he was pushing for an immediate decision as he had a raft of people interested which immeidiately put me off.

There are a few heavily modified Jeeps available which go for over inflated prices and I'm dubious as to the quality of the work and how much abuse the vehicle has had.

All of your comments would be greatly appreciated. You could even search the UK and see if you can find better.
03-20-2012 08:31 PM
Red Neckerson Bing-Bong,
When you purchase your next Jeep, (or before if you want our input) please let us know what you get, and maybe post some pics!
Again, Good Luck
03-20-2012 12:20 PM
lynn
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Originally Posted by cork1958 View Post
I've often wondered about that word "Jeepers" since I got mine a few years ago and found this forum.

I remember after buying it and driving home, the first Jeep I passed, didn't know of the wave, that the first thing I thought to myself was, "Wow! A fellow Jeepster!" I think Jeepster sounds much better than Jeeper.

Anyway,@OP,
Yes, that would be a relatively easy to find parts for and repair of your Jeep, over here.

Good luck on finding that special next Jeep.
"Jeepster" is a model name given to two Jeep models:
The Jeepster (model VJ), from 1949 - 1951, and the Jeepster Commando, model C101 from 1966 - 1971, and model C104 (bullnose) from 1972 - 1973.

Since "Jeepster" is a specific model name we don't use that as a moniker for those of us who operate Jeeps... we are Jeepers...
03-20-2012 11:50 AM
2002TJ I'ma tellin ya, if it was mine and I decided to let the insurance Company have it, I'd strip off lots of stuff first....Make sure to take your driving lights and bull bar plus whatever else extra on it including the hardtop....If they sqawk, if they really sqawk, then let em have the stuff, but odds are they won't.
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