Retiring an old friend

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It’s a sad day for me, but I’ve decided to retire old orangey from daily driver status. He has just over 81,000 miles and the modifications I've done along the way are starting to have problems. Recently had to replace the SOT, replace an Adams driveshaft, need to replace all the bushings on the Rock Krawler arms, etc. These aren't major issues and certainly I can continue to maintain it, but i have grown weary. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that i have designated old orangey as a toy...which really sucks.

I have wrestled a controlling interest in my wife's 2020 JLUR, "the old gray mare" (the jeep not the wife), away from her and now that will become my DD. All it took was me buying her a new Grand Indigenous People, Long. We though about getting her another Wrangler, but since we already have 4 we figured 5 would be weird. (Four is normal, but 5 is weird.)

All BS aside, this is pretty emotional for me. I love old orangey and we have been through some shit. A ton of wheeling all over this great nation and he has never let me down. After he took me up Hell's Gate without a spotter (or a fucking clue), I actually gave him a hug. I firmly believe that Jeeps have personalities and i feel like old orangey is more like a horse and less like a vehicle. I know him, he knows me...

Luckily, I won't need to sell him and will soon start the process of long-arm suspension and other ridiculous mods to make him a better crawler. But i will certainly miss driving him everyday. Here are some pics, kind of in order.

PS-I'm never selling him

First day, January 19, 2019
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Decorated for Halloween, Punk'n is the only Jeep with it's own holiday
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Stoney Lonesome on 35s
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and then 37s
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Gut buster
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Daytona Beach
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Beasley Knob, 93b
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Random swamp
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Stupid Texas
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All shined up
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Sideways at Gulches
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Dickie Bell
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Getting jumped by a 30 year old jeep, lol
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Vermillion Cliffs, AZ
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Grand Canyon
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Somewhere...
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Elephant Hill
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Sand Hollow
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Top of the World
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Ophir Pass
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Imogene
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Today
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I firmly believe that Jeeps have personalities and i feel like old orangey is more like a horse and less like a vehicle.
Bingo !!!
I've had horses, and that is exactly the feeling, but the description has eluded me until now. Thank you for putting a finger on it !!!
Good luck with the long arms and such. That's exactly where YogiJeep is going when her DD days are done.
 


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It’s a sad day for me, but I’ve decided to retire old orangey from daily driver status. He has just over 81,000 miles and the modifications I've done along the way are starting to have problems. Recently had to replace the SOT, replace an Adams driveshaft, need to replace all the bushings on the Rock Krawler arms, etc. These aren't major issues and certainly I can continue to maintain it, but i have grown weary. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that i have designated old orangey as a toy...which really sucks.

I have wrestled a controlling interest in my wife's 2020 JLUR, "the old gray mare" (the jeep not the wife), away from her and now that will become my DD. All it took was me buying her a new Grand Indigenous People, Long. We though about getting her another Wrangler, but since we already have 4 we figured 5 would be weird. (Four is normal, but 5 is weird.)

All BS aside, this is pretty emotional for me. I love old orangey and we have been through some shit. A ton of wheeling all over this great nation and he has never let me down. After he took me up Hell's Gate without a spotter (or a fucking clue), I actually gave him a hug. I firmly believe that Jeeps have personalities and i feel like old orangey is more like a horse and less like a vehicle. I know him, he knows me...

Luckily, I won't need to sell him and will soon start the process of long-arm suspension and other ridiculous mods to make him a better crawler. But i will certainly miss driving him everyday. Here are some pics, kind of in order.

PS-I'm never selling him

First day, January 19, 2019
1632770146898.png


Decorated for Halloween, Punk'n is the only Jeep with it's own holiday
1632770217284.png


Stoney Lonesome on 35s
1632770262805.png


and then 37s
1632770276312.png


Gut buster
1632770332317.png


Daytona Beach
1632770291884.png


Beasley Knob, 93b
1632770306552.png


Random swamp
1632770353885.png


Stupid Texas
1632770373244.png


All shined up
1632770394183.png


Sideways at Gulches
1632770423197.png


Dickie Bell
1632770453972.png


Getting jumped by a 30 year old jeep, lol
1632770481034.png


Vermillion Cliffs, AZ
1632770509728.png


Grand Canyon
1632770536621.png


Somewhere...
1632770556460.png


Elephant Hill
1632770590177.png


1632770603352.png


Sand Hollow
1632770620186.png


Top of the World
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Ophir Pass
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Imogene
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1632770745011.png


Today
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Hey brother…. I can see where it might be a little sad not having ass in seat daily, but here’s the thing……. You’re keeping it, you get to wrench on it, you get to mod the shit out of it, you get to take it out and wheel it at the next level, etc. etc. …… that all said, I’m really having a hard time getting all teary eyed with you, and actually I’m fighting back jelly rearing it’s ugly head…….…..🤣
 

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Great pictures. Sure seems like Ild Orangey has earned her keep. Although she may not be your every day ride, just think about how excited you’ll both be when you take her out of the barn.
Some TLC and other mods (Long Arm Kit) and you two will be off yonder fixin’ to get dirty.
Enjoy the memories and the ones still to come.
 

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It’s a sad day for me, but I’ve decided to retire old orangey from daily driver status. He has just over 81,000 miles and the modifications I've done along the way are starting to have problems. Recently had to replace the SOT, replace an Adams driveshaft, need to replace all the bushings on the Rock Krawler arms, etc. These aren't major issues and certainly I can continue to maintain it, but i have grown weary. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that i have designated old orangey as a toy...which really sucks.

I have wrestled a controlling interest in my wife's 2020 JLUR, "the old gray mare" (the jeep not the wife), away from her and now that will become my DD. All it took was me buying her a new Grand Indigenous People, Long. We though about getting her another Wrangler, but since we already have 4 we figured 5 would be weird. (Four is normal, but 5 is weird.)

All BS aside, this is pretty emotional for me. I love old orangey and we have been through some shit. A ton of wheeling all over this great nation and he has never let me down. After he took me up Hell's Gate without a spotter (or a fucking clue), I actually gave him a hug. I firmly believe that Jeeps have personalities and i feel like old orangey is more like a horse and less like a vehicle. I know him, he knows me...

Luckily, I won't need to sell him and will soon start the process of long-arm suspension and other ridiculous mods to make him a better crawler. But i will certainly miss driving him everyday. Here are some pics, kind of in order.

PS-I'm never selling him

First day, January 19, 2019
1632770146898.png


Decorated for Halloween, Punk'n is the only Jeep with it's own holiday
1632770217284.png


Stoney Lonesome on 35s
1632770262805.png


and then 37s
1632770276312.png


Gut buster
1632770332317.png


Daytona Beach
1632770291884.png


Beasley Knob, 93b
1632770306552.png


Random swamp
1632770353885.png


Stupid Texas
1632770373244.png


All shined up
1632770394183.png


Sideways at Gulches
1632770423197.png


Dickie Bell
1632770453972.png


Getting jumped by a 30 year old jeep, lol
1632770481034.png


Vermillion Cliffs, AZ
1632770509728.png


Grand Canyon
1632770536621.png


Somewhere...
1632770556460.png


Elephant Hill
1632770590177.png


1632770603352.png


Sand Hollow
1632770620186.png


Top of the World
1632770641319.png


Ophir Pass
1632770702803.png


Imogene
1632770729072.png


1632770745011.png


Today
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1632770777441.png
God bless you and your Jeep! Great pics
 

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great pics.
 


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81K miles alot of adventures and memories...on a side note how has the skyone touch held up over those miles?
 

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It’s a sad day for me, but I’ve decided to retire old orangey from daily driver status. He has just over 81,000 miles and the modifications I've done along the way are starting to have problems. Recently had to replace the SOT, replace an Adams driveshaft, need to replace all the bushings on the Rock Krawler arms, etc. These aren't major issues and certainly I can continue to maintain it, but i have grown weary. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that i have designated old orangey as a toy...which really sucks.

I have wrestled a controlling interest in my wife's 2020 JLUR, "the old gray mare" (the jeep not the wife), away from her and now that will become my DD. All it took was me buying her a new Grand Indigenous People, Long. We though about getting her another Wrangler, but since we already have 4 we figured 5 would be weird. (Four is normal, but 5 is weird.)

All BS aside, this is pretty emotional for me. I love old orangey and we have been through some shit. A ton of wheeling all over this great nation and he has never let me down. After he took me up Hell's Gate without a spotter (or a fucking clue), I actually gave him a hug. I firmly believe that Jeeps have personalities and i feel like old orangey is more like a horse and less like a vehicle. I know him, he knows me...

Luckily, I won't need to sell him and will soon start the process of long-arm suspension and other ridiculous mods to make him a better crawler. But i will certainly miss driving him everyday. Here are some pics, kind of in order.

PS-I'm never selling him

First day, January 19, 2019
1632770146898.png


Decorated for Halloween, Punk'n is the only Jeep with it's own holiday
1632770217284.png


Stoney Lonesome on 35s
1632770262805.png


and then 37s
1632770276312.png


Gut buster
1632770332317.png


Daytona Beach
1632770291884.png


Beasley Knob, 93b
1632770306552.png


Random swamp
1632770353885.png


Stupid Texas
1632770373244.png


All shined up
1632770394183.png


Sideways at Gulches
1632770423197.png


Dickie Bell
1632770453972.png


Getting jumped by a 30 year old jeep, lol
1632770481034.png


Vermillion Cliffs, AZ
1632770509728.png


Grand Canyon
1632770536621.png


Somewhere...
1632770556460.png


Elephant Hill
1632770590177.png


1632770603352.png


Sand Hollow
1632770620186.png


Top of the World
1632770641319.png


Ophir Pass
1632770702803.png


Imogene
1632770729072.png


1632770745011.png


Today
1632770765011.png


1632770777441.png
5 would be just weird LOL. Can’t wait to see where you take old gray mare 👍🏻
 

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Great journeys you've been on Micheal and in such a short time! Look forward to seeing what's next, I'm sure it will be another great chapter!
 

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