It seems like the Jeep has been torn apart for forever now.  But as my birthday gift to myself, I got all the parts put back in the Jeep.  There’s still a few broken things from recent trips, but at least it’s all put together.

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As it turned out, everything went very smoothly back together.  I measured the area I needed to cut out to go around the head, cut it (with a sawzall in jigsaw fashion.  I’d have been in some shit if I’d have got caught…  Also, danger, blah, blah, blah), trimmed the carpet to fit, and violin!  It’s done!  The compressor head isn’t even exposed to any damage.  Heat has been a thought, but so far it’s stayed plenty cool, even when running constantly.  There is a wind tunnel from the back seat to the back of the jeep though, so it’s not that surprising.

Still trying to figure out what to do with those stupid latches though.  In my infinite intelligenceness, I decided to take the latches completely off, so now I get to hear the drawers clacking all about while I’m driving. yay.

Now off to track down that obnoxious clanking that’s recently developed up front in the suspension.  or finding a new transfer case, since mine seems to have suddenly forgotten how to 4-hi.

On the upside, I got to go in a helicopter this week around Sedona AZ.  That definitely makes up for all the Jeep breakage.

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I love my girl.

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so. very. dope.

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