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Old 07-17-2012, 10:45 PM
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Newbie upgrading stock TJ for desert adventure

I've visited Death Valley National Park 8 times now. Each trip took me farther out into the park's 5,194 square miles of wilderness. Last few trips required a rented Wrangler.

Tired of putting the success of my winter adventures in the hands of rental car agencies that know how to take reservations but not how to honor them, I've decided to purchase this jeep and build it into my "Back Country Exploration Vehicle".

I've named this jeep "Robbie" after a character I read about on a piece of newspaper tacked to the wall of a back country cabin. I purchased Robbie in April. I've added an actual real spare (came with a donut), removed the back seat and replaced it with a locking tool box (for storing camping gear and tools) and painted the faded fender flares (the previous owner's blow torch job was beginning to look spotty).

Next move will be the purchase of spare fuel cans and a hi-lift jack. I'm looking for good ideas for mounting these to the jeep. I'm thinking of using the muffler-clamps-on-the-rollbar technique for the hi-lift but not sure about the gas cans.

I'm looking forward to accessing the experience of folks on this forum so I can save time and frustration on my upgrades.


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