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What's your other project (non Jeep) . . . show them off here!

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by IRQVET, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Oct 21, 2023
    vtxtasy

    vtxtasy oldbee 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

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    Any updates on this? Chevies should be Chevy powered like this and leave the Chevy out of the old Fords.
     
  2. Oct 22, 2023
    danielbuck

    danielbuck Uncle Buck

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    I got the rear triangulated 4 link and coilover suspension fit and welded up last month, now it's on the back burner for a while again. Next thing is brake lines, floor, throttle pedal, bleed the clutch, and some other stuff, and then it SHOULD be close to driving. Still need glass and a way to attatch the roof securely, but I'll probably try to drive it before then :lol:
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2023
    jeep2003

    jeep2003 Well-Known Member

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    Reviving a 250r that hasnt been used in 5 years. Mouse in the airbox. New filter, changed gearbox oil, new chain guide, cleaned carb and new fuel lines. Also put a thumb throttle back on it had a twist. Drove it today runs good. Fork seal blew out and I still have to put on a new polished pipe I have. Petcock and carb were leaking a bit but I think they self healed.
     

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  4. Nov 9, 2023
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power

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    I can relate to that. I have had a 23 year hiatus from my HO railroad activities but a week back, I un-packed about half of it. Now I'm pondering where I should set up shop. The garage would be the obvious choice with the machine tools there but I'm not sure I want to sacrifice my Jeep work space to that. I may set it up on 2nd floor in the room I originally envisioned for it. As close to your Mack as I'm going to get is a Vintage Vehicles Mack railbus kit that is going to get a NWSL drive. Most of my equipment is logging related.
     
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  5. Nov 11, 2023
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power

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    Sooooo, any interest in railroad related posts, both 12 inches to the foot scale and models? Its own forum under off topic? Due to that 23 year hiatus mentioned above, I have next to nothing for model photos but quite a few of the real versions, most yet to see the scanner.
     
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  6. Nov 16, 2023
    jeepdaddy2000

    jeepdaddy2000 Active Member

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    Three wheelers.................
    I've seen riders do magic on them,
    but,
    a memorable quite from an old dirt bike mag.
    "Riding a three wheeler is like pushing a shopping cart full of bowling balls"
    I spent all of 4 minutes on one and can concede the validity of that statement.
     
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  7. Nov 16, 2023
    Fireball

    Fireball Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    The single time I rode one, I was 12 years old and smashed into a fence post. The right rear tire was low and even with the handlebars full left lock, it kept veering right. I had no idea I needed to shift my weight around to get it to do anything.

    That was the end of that. I do have hundreds of hours on four wheelers now though.
     
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  8. Nov 16, 2023
    vtxtasy

    vtxtasy oldbee 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

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    Started on an ATC 90 and mastered that after a few endo's. Graduated to the ATC 110 and then on to the 250R. Rode the 350X and raced against
    the 250R. They were about the same power wise but the 250R was more fun due to the way the powerband kicked in. Riding a quad was like
    a three wheeler with power steering.
     
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  9. Nov 16, 2023
    Danefraz

    Danefraz Well-Known Member 2023 Sponsor 2022 Sponsor

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    my first experience on a 3 wheeler...

    Put my foot down to power turn thru a corner. It drove up and over the top of me. That was the end of that.

    I've puttered about on one from time to time. Same with a 4-wheel ATV, but I prefer other modes of motation.
     
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  10. Nov 16, 2023
    jeep2003

    jeep2003 Well-Known Member

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    lol well iv ridden alot of them my brother and I made a super bronc into a 3 wheeler when i was 10 so that was a good practice. first real one was a 185 honda a neighbor had and i drove that off into the bushes so not a great start. Then when i was about 20 my friend at work sold me a kawasaki 250 for 50 bucks and its actually quite stable like a big red i still have it. I fixed alot of 3 wheelers for people mostly hondas and more recently got a 110 which is like riding a bouncy ball compared to the bigger ones. I only rolled the kawasaki once when i had my friend on the back going up a hill. And once crashed the 110 into a tree sliding down a hill on ice. My friend just brought me a kawasaki 200 basketcase that im converting to a fat 2 wheeled dirtbike.
     
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  11. Nov 16, 2023
    Bill Linenfelser

    Bill Linenfelser New Member

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    I still have 90 and a 110. I wouldn’t consider either of them dangerous.
    That being said I dislocated my knee riding a ATC250r. Most important lesson I learned was when going off a jump and you start getting out of shape don’t take your foot of the foot pegs.I foolishly did and the 250r landed on the back of my right calf. Air cast most of one summer.
    I still ride dirtbikes though , can’t get it out of my system.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2023
    jeep2003

    jeep2003 Well-Known Member

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    Well having fun on the road is illegal and going to a track is inconvenient and costs money so staying home and blasting around in the woods is and has always been the best way to have fun.
     
  13. Nov 16, 2023
    Ol Fogie

    Ol Fogie 74 cj5 304, 1943 mb

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    I thought I was the only one that has done that, SO I never told anyone. My wife ask how did you get that knobby tire track on the back of your helmet? I said I-er- hum,o_O, said I can't say just how that got there. Maybe someone ran over my helmet. BTW that was my first and last ride on a 3 wheeler.
     
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  14. Nov 17, 2023
    Jesse73

    Jesse73 New Member

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    You know me, I love railroad stuff. If there isn't a lot of interest in posting here you can always email it to me! :coffee:
    I have some photos of "Copper Country" railroad infrastructure, and maybe a few of the couple of locomotives that were still parked in my time (although they all seemed to disappear before I took up photography...) You should ask my mother to see her brake wheel from the Quincy and Torch Lake railroad, although she still has nightmares of the railroad cops tracking her Down to take it back.
     
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  15. Nov 17, 2023
    jeepdaddy2000

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    Ummm....
    no.
    [​IMG]
    There's a reason we put two wheels in front..................
    [​IMG]
    :D
     
  16. Dec 17, 2023
    Dne007

    Dne007 Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

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    Kind of our Christmas picture;) :flag:

    Me, Gary and Chewie;)
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. Dec 17, 2023
    Dave Deyton

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    One cool Bronco.

    Dave
     
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  18. Dec 17, 2023
    vtxtasy

    vtxtasy oldbee 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

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    Nice holiday picture. I had been thinking about your Bronco earlier and now I get a picture. Saw
    a newer one while I was out and wished Ford had just upgraded the old style.
     
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  19. Dec 18, 2023
    Dne007

    Dne007 Well-Known Member 2024 Sponsor 2023 Sponsor

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    So true! ;)

     
  20. Dec 18, 2023
    jeepdaddy2000

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    Funny, When it comes to all the first gen "reproduction" muscle cars the various manufactures have resurrected over the years, you can clearly see the lineage in the body lines. The new Bronco seems to be nothing more than a boxy new vehicle with the Bronco badge for marketing.

    I could have even excepted them reworking an F150 into a Bronco as they did in 78.
    Congrats on having it all,
    A good mate, a good dog, good skills, and the freedom to enjoy them all.
    The American Dream..................
     
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