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2010 Rockin’ XJ Jamboree

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

November is here, time for the Rockin’ XJ Jamboree / Goatfest.

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Getting ready for SoCal Fest 2010 – Part 3

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

First let me say I’m posting this a day late…  This was the progress for yesterday, Sunday May 2nd…

Almost ready to head up the mountain.  I’ve got the trailer loaded with my gear and the Jeep just about ready, all I need to do now is get a cheap voltage regulator to control the alternator (my Mobi-Arc isn’t being very nice right now) and the Jeep’s ready.  Then toss some clothes in a bag, fill my water bladders with clean, clear water, and get some food and drinks on the way out.


Getting ready for SoCal Fest 2010 – Part 2

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Since I worked late last night I snuck in a bit of time today to take care of my red Jeep’s suspension issues in preparation for SoCal Fest 2010.  As I was inspecting the front end I noticed the right coil spring was sitting differently than the left so I measured my wheelbase.  It seems I screwed up during my buildup for the Rockin’ XJ Jamoboree 2006.  I was running 101.5″ wheelbase on the left side (my planned amount) and 102.5″ on the right.  Oops!  So the first order of business was to adjust my TNT Y-Link radius arm out to get them wheels closer to where they ought to be.

After that I adjusted the tow in back to zero and the Jeep was happy again.  Clawhammer did punish my tie rod a bit, I was probably about 0.25″ toed in and my tie rod has a wobble now, oh well…  After taking care of the front end I started getting my gear together, now I’m about 80% packed and ready for the event, I just need to pack clothes, food, and some other small items and correct my intermittent charging problem and I’ll be set.


Getting ready for SoCal Fest 2010 – Part 1

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

The event is just two weeks away and I’ve got a lot of work to do!

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Jeniko Laptop Mount

Monday, February 15th, 2010

I installed a universal laptop mount today.

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Pulling the ’96 Out

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Just a couple of pointless videos here.  Me bringing the ’96 out of my work area and then pulling the red Jeep into it for storage.

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That’s it.

2009 Rockin’ XJ Jamboree

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

November is here so that means it’s time to head to Johnson Valley again for the Rockin’ XJ Jamboree!

Julio on the Rocks

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Not cool man!

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

A short lesson on why you want your fan clutch to stay in one piece.


How do you fit a full size Jeep in a half size garage?

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Answer:  Very carefully.

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Do that and it’ll fit… But just barely!

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See, that was easy, wasn’t it?


In the Garage!

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

The red Jeep is in the garage right now.  With the shape my garage used to be in that’s major progress!

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