Great thread. I enjoy seeing what you are up to now and again. Your CJ8 is a great project. Mine is sitting beside the shop patiently waiting for its turn inside. Yes it is an addiction. I call it truck deficit disorder. You can try going to the meetings but I can tell you from personal experience it doesn't help. Pretty soon you will be back at it. Checking the classifieds, looking at craigs list(even when you are TDY) then "bang" 3 or more projects.......:-)
With you at 15 years already the other 5 will go fast. It seems like yesterday I retired from 20 years in the USAF. But in reality it was way back in 1996, wow time does fly. Keep your ears open for company's hiring for the same or similar jobs you are doing now. Life as a contractor does really mimic being in the military but it pay,s so much better. My break is almost over and I'm off back to the sand box in a couple of weeks.
Thanx for sharing and keep up the good work.
-1963 Series 11A 109 Land Rover
-1982 Jeep scrambler 6 inch lift and 35's, 8000lb winch.
-2003 4X4 E350 SD, V10, 35X12.5X16 Mickey Thompson MTZ's, Husky 10 winch
-2005 Hummer H2 SUT, 6 inch lift, 37X12.5X17 Mickey Thompson MTZ's
-2009 Jeep Unlimited Rubicon 12,000lb winch(soon to be on the H2)