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Happy trails from Maine

Discussion in 'New Member Welcome Area' started by HAPTRLS, Aug 9, 2018 at 4:56 PM.

  1. HAPTRLS

    HAPTRLS New Member
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    3A62D4A1-54C7-414D-A9D0-A532C29BA55B.jpeg 9EA87AE8-1B25-4E0F-81A5-5670E8BBA6F4.jpeg long time google’n search lurker
    At least 6 years anyway! lol

    99 tj Sahara
    Bought it from the original owner in 2013 for $1500
    It was totally stock, original soft top.
    Half door hinge pin nuts never removed!
    The rearend Dana 35 was shot. I’m assuming from looking at the bent out backing plates, someone must’ve tried driving off with the parking brake reefed on?
    I replaced both axles with front hp30 and rear 8.25 29 spline shaved for clearance

    Thank you for the ad!
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    Happy trails
     
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  2. Kathy

    Kathy TJ Enthusiast
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    Welcome! What a clean looking ride. Very nice.
     
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    Welcome! Nice rig. $1500 is that a typo? Looks like you stole it even with the axle issues.
     
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    Great looking Jeep. I like the looks with the older style rollbar.
     
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    JMT The Jeep Guy
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    Great deal! Looks stellar! Great choice on the hp30!
     
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    Nice TJ, welcome aboard. The 8.25 is different, from a XJ?
     
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    Great looking TJ, I dig it! Same with the custom plate.
     
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  8. HAPTRLS

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    Yes, both axles are from a 98 xj donor. 3.55 gears turning 35’s hahaha. Replacement axles in this ratio are plentiful in my area. I have a 4.1 teralow 231, Low range is tolerable enough. I have a couple of Dana 300s available in the garage. I’m going to rebuild one, 4.1, twin stick, flip and swap.
     
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    Thank you for the warm welcomes!
     
  10. HAPTRLS

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    No typo lol.
    The seller was open to lower offer, but my good conscious wouldn’t allow me too
     
    #10 HAPTRLS, Aug 10, 2018 at 10:47 AM
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    Serbonze TJ Neophyte
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    Welcome. Where in Maine are you?
     
  12. Rob5589

    Rob5589 Rust•eze Bumper Ointment certified dealer
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    Nice. I had a 95 XJ with the 8.25. I ran a hardened 29 spline axle, No Slip, 33" Swampers, 4.56's without problems. Decent axle and super easy to set up. But yea, you need some gears :D
     
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  13. HAPTRLS

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    Casco
    Sebago Lake area
     
  14. Serbonze

    Serbonze TJ Neophyte
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    Neat. My parents live about an hour from there in Portland. I just got back from a wheeling trip in Warren.
     
  15. HAPTRLS

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    PV4 or Western Maine Mountains?
    I belong to both clubs. I haven’t wheeled much this year. I’m sure we know all the same Jeep peeps

    I’ve done the Western Maine mountain Jeep jamboree 2014 and 2015 chili trail, stonewall, Sherwood, moose run and ridge line. Wheeled Jericho mountain in Berlin, nh a couple of times. I’m a third generation Jeeper, my dad has a 79 cj7 that he bought brand new. We keep our Jeeps for the long haul and avoid unnecessary abuse if possible. We prefer more ledge trails over mud. My son is serving active duty in Alaska. He has an 05 rubicon lj.

    I was unable to link my fb page.
    Scott Spaulding
    I’m also an active member of ‘Lake Region Jeepers’ on fb
     
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    You and @Squatch...refuse to pay less!!

    Very nice TJ, I really like your mods. I'd love to get back to Maine, I have only visited once since I lived there as a kid - my dad was stationed at Loring AFB outside of Limestone, in Aroostook County up north. Spent three years there in middle school...we left there in January1969, in a blizzard with -65* wind chill...never was so glad to get warm again.

    I can see where Maine would be a great place to offroad in a TJ.
     
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    EEDA0C5B-6B2D-4805-93A6-3F7F2488A497.jpeg 91D783EA-B710-474D-865C-874A284E0F2F.jpeg Dads Jeep 79 cj7
    My son, myself and my dad

    My sons 05 rubicon Lj
     
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    We would be happy to show you around whenever you’re in the area!
     
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    Western Maine Mountain Jeepers. We did Mt. Pleasant and Tommy’s Playground. Last time we did Mt. Pleasant and Washington Trail.

    My father has been a trail guide a few times for the Jamboree over the last few years.
     
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