Now this is not just any old Jeep - we've had it for 13 years. This Jeep has seen a lot of trails, rocks, and rivers during those years. When he first started building it for wheeling, there was a whole group of Jeep guys where he worked. It was pretty impressive to see the line of 8 Jeeps out in the parking lot. We had some great trips in the Colorado mountains and at Moab with that group.
Hopefully this is the year he can get some much-needed work done. On the top of the list is a replacement V8 that Hubby REALLY wants. He does have a 4-liter in the garage with fuel injection (woo hoo!) that he's been thinking about putting in. The Jeep currently has a 4.2-liter that has seen better days. Much better days. I think he's kind of dragging his feet on the 4-liter, though, because he still wants a V8 most of all.
The Jeep also needs some front end work. It's pretty squirrely these days which is a little unnerving.
But it's sure been a blast - summers with the top off, splashing across the Platte River, climbing rocks in Moab. Okay, when we slid backwards down an icy hill once - that wasn't a blast. But otherwise, we've really had some fun and we're looking forward to loads more!
Oh, I suppose I should clarify - I was the one driving when we slid backwards down an icy hill. In my defense, though, I've done a pretty decent job of wheeling (other than that icy hill thing).
I'll have to get some pictures from out on the trail up here sometime. Maybe even some of the other very sweet CJ-8 we had for awhile, too.
This one's for you, Honey!