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  • Colorado me Gone

    One month yesterday, I pulled the plug on Colorado and moved back to SW FL after 21 years. I rented a 10' Uhaul truck and towed my FSJ on a dolly. My son in law flew out to help with the move. I am so grateful for the help. The ride went well but 5 days on the road kicked my butt. Literally. I found a good chiropractor and he has made great progress on me the last 2 weeks.

    Driving my FSJ in town turned out to be somewhat a hassle with the many lanes of traffic on the main roads. Then the transfer case decided to go AWOL. Turns out 2wd is working OK but 4wd is hosed. I picked up a cheap crappbox to drive that gets much better gas mileage. When I can afford it, the Jeep will probably get another NP208. This thing is a little over built for down here where rocks are small and mud can be deep. I never was much for wheeling mud. It creates too much work cleaning out of the underside.

    buh bye cortez.jpg

    Arrival at new home.
    sarasota arrival.jpg
    Ran when parked.
    88 GW, 401/727/208, 5" lift, D44s/4.10s/locked up, 35s with a few Evil Twin & TT's Fabworks mods
    76 401 Wag, 77 401 Wag, 77 401 J20

  • #2
    Congrats on the move. I am faced with a possible move soon. But I will need at least 12-15 trucks the size of your Uhaul. I wish I were kidding. Enjoy your new digs..
    Am I done yet?

    Holy Moly, I am done.....

    Most users ever online was 656, 06-30-2007 at 09:50 PM.
    I was there! Still waiting for my Tee shirt...

    1969 1414X Wag,
    71 J4000 Rang-A-Stangs next project!!

    Building a m715 over at the m715zone
    Beloved wife Elizabeth Ann Temple Murdered by covid on Oct 19th 2021


    • #3
      W T F

      Welcome To Florida !

      Watch out for the gray hairs... Driving here is an "Adventure"

      I am a snowbird here for winters.... Estero.
      It's not yours 'til ya bleed on it . . .

      1977 "401" 'Da Chief
      1979 Chero: "Madness" [Sold]
      1985 CJ : Renegade -locked and loaded
      2005 Unlimited Rubicon - Built
      2001 XJ : Driver - 2016 JK 2 door

      'Da Chief here:

      Round 2- LT Swap: 'Da Chief:

      "Madness" build here:


      • #4
        We're mid 60's and looking to move somewhere it snows from sunny So Kal. Not too much, though.
        Last edited by SJTD; 01-21-2023, 04:48 PM.
        Sic friatur crustulum

        '84 GW with Nissan SD33T, early Chev NV4500, 300, narrowed Ford reverse 44, narrowed Ford 60, SOA/reversed shackle in fornt, lowered mount/flipped shackle in rear.


        • #5
          Sorry to see another jeeper leaving CO. It has gotten very liberal and "woke" around here. I priced out UHauls 6 months ago and the prices were crazy, over $5000 to rent just a 26' truck to go one way from NY to CO. That doesn't include gas, tolls or a trailer. Good luck in FL!


          • #6
            Show Low AZ

            Still looking myself on Zillow for a place when it is just me.

            Perfect Jeep country.

            Originally posted by SJTD View Post
            We're mid 60's and looking to move somewhere it snows from sunny So Kal. Not too much, though.
            '81 CJ5 Base, 258 I6, MC2100, T176 4 spd, 300 TC, D30 Front NT, 3.31, 2-Piece AMC 20 rear NT, 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

            '84 Grand Wagoneer, 401 V8 (.030 over), MC2150 HA Comp, 727 auto, Selec-trac NP229, AMC 20 REAR - D44 FRONT - WT 3.31, 4" high arc spring lift

            Rather be driving, than waiting to be modified


            • #7
              Good luck on the next adventure Flint. …Bud
              BP Drivetrain...........

              Driveshafts for all Jeeps, Constant velocity rebuilds, Replacement, Repair


              Putting this back up. "Someone is gonna have to crawl under the rig"


              • #8
                I'll make you a deal on a 208 if needed, I suddenly need to raise funds for a certain FSJ that has recently become available.
                "Let's see that Red Blue Green **** sucker build one of these without duct taping it together!"
                87J20 Member, FSJ Prissy Restoration Association
                83Cherokee WT
                Parts vehicles: 1.5 Wags, 3.5 J20's, 1 J10 1 J300