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    Clean looking vertical surface VHF/UHF antenna mount?

    Does anyone know if a clean looking vertical surface VHF/UHF antenna mount that would be similar to this... I'd like the the wiring to pass through a hole in the wall and the fasteners to be on the inside of the tub wall. Am I going to have to make this for scratch also? It is going on my...
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    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    I have started a new project that is going to be a pseudo replacement for my 1942 Willys MB and my Dodge W250 that I built a few years back. You can read about those builds here.... http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/58343-Rango-1942-Willys-MB And...
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    2000 miles of nervous nirvana....

    I have this crazy idea that I am going to drive my flat fender from Durango, Colorado to Missoula, Montana, go on a four day spring snow-wheeling adventure with some friends, and then drive back home. Oh yeah, in late May. I am planning on taking a two lane highway route north to avoid the...
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    Long Jeep.....chasing unicorns

    I hope this thread will let me hash out some details and thoughts on a new build I have been tossing around for years.... I really enjoy the Dodge that I build a few years back. It is a simple vehicle that works really well doing a variety of chores. You can read about it here...
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    group 31 batteries? Best value?

    What is the best option for a LARGE group 31 battery these days? I am looking for an AGM style unit with a good warranty. My old Dodge Cummins is pretty hard on the battery in the winter.... I am not interested in doing with duals or anything. I just want a single big huge battery.....
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    1pr - 315/75r16 tire chains

    One nearly new pair of chains sized for a 315/75r16 tire. I am sure these would fit other similar sizes if you want to do the math. Located in Durango, Colorado Cost $100 for the pair. Willing to ship at buyers cost. I will get a picture or two up this weekend.
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    Camper shell conundrum....

    I have been running a normal cab-high fiberglass camper shell on my Dodge for a few years now.... What I like... -Enclosed dry space to store gear, dogs, or whatever -Large hard sided dry place to sleep in stealth mode on long trips or while camping What I don't like.... -Loading things in...
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    If Jeep offered more choices.....

    I was going to make this a poll, but decided to just open it up for discussion...... If Jeep offered more engine options in the JK Wrangler (basically anything in there current inventory) what would you choose and why? Let's try and keep this semi-realistic, the 6cyl Cummins will not fit in...
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    Easter JEEP Safari picture thread 2012

    Since its a JEEP event I thought this would be the best place? Anyways, my album is here.... http://s125.photobucket.com/albums/p60/Metcalfphoto/easter%20jeep%20safari%202012/ Some thoughts..... Coolest Jeep at the event in my opinion ( for the 2nd year running! ). I saw it last year...
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    2010+ dodge 2500 rear axle ABS question....

    Does anyone know if the 2010+ dodge 2500 rear axles still use just a tone ring on the ring gear for ABS? Or have they switched to independent sensors at both rear wheel hubs? Thanks.
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    JK 4-door to 2-door long wheelbase conversion.....

    This is kinda an offshoot of another thread, but this idea has been going around in my head all day...... Basically a kit that would convert a 4-door JK into a long wheelbase 2-door version. Replace the rear doors with inserts that would bolt in and a new one piece top to replace the...
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    Ultimate crazy old jeep adventure.....

    What would be your ultimate adventure in an old flat fender jeep? I'm getting totally excited about getting my recently rebuilt version on some remote dusty track somewhere..... My most crazy idea is to drive my 70 year old ( yet lightly modified :sombrero: ) Willys MB from the Mexico border...
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    2011+ JK interior question.

    Does anyone have pictures of the 2011+ JK with the half door option ( 2 door version )? Does anyone have pictures of the 2011+ manual crank window hard door? Thanks you.
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    Worst stuck recovery gear inspiration stories?!?!?

    How about people share a worst stuck story! Please post pictures if you have them. What went well? What didn't? What would you have done different? What gear did you need? What gear didn't work? I hope this will serve as a good inspiration to go sort out the recovery gear, buy a winch, or...
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    The center mounted winch thread....

    Please post up your ideas, thoughts, pictures and info on center mounted winch systems! Here is a link to the Canadian patent of the Vector winch system from the Foers Ibex. http://brevets-patents.ic.gc.ca/opic-cipo/cpd/eng/patent/2307601/summary.html Here is a page with a decent...
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    An idea....CJ8+

    I came up with this idea after my recent moab trip. I really want something about 3/4 the size of my dodge, but still diesel with a strong drive train.... The basic idea.... -CJ8 tub from Aqualu -factory replacement cj8 hard top -rear axle moved back to 110" wheelbase -Some kind of highline...
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    Rango.....1942 Willys MB

    My old 1942 Willys has been in need of a refresh for a while now..... I figured I would post this build here since my Dodge project went over so well. While it might not be your typical 'expedition' buildup vehicle, it is a piece of history and one of the original overland expedition...
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    Dana 18 or 20 case favor....

    Anyone have a Dana 18 or Dana 20 case around the Durango, Co area that I can borrow to do some measuring? I just need a bare case, don't care about intermediate shaft size. I will make all the measurement data public domain if someone wants to help. I'm building a new plate style mount for...
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    Just ordered my first radio....

    I ordered a Yaesu VX-7RB:wings: I passed my Tech a few weeks ago.... MMMMMMmmmmmm....new gear.........
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    Go fast....get Cage.

    If your going to go fast....you should probably get a cage.... YouTube - In memory of.....
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