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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    It took awhile to get to this point. I'm trying hard not to change my mind. But thanks, as always. Part of the reason it was so hard to let it go is all of you fine folks down here. I really appreciate that Bob. Of all of the reasons, space really wasn't a big factor. I could have tucked it...
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    With great sadness, at the end of a fine summer of dreaming of Pig greatness, I must report that Chuck is not going to make the trip East. After starting my new job, still in the midst of a house renovation and move, and no place to put another Cruiser, the timing just isn't there to make this...
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    Door Handle + Tail Gate Spring Reproduction

    I'll take door and tailgate springs. Not sure if I need them now, but surely will someday, and happy to help someone making any Pig parts to help keep these alive.
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    For those who don't know, @bobm has a gorgeous spot on the lake in NH. I was greeted at first by an enormous and skeptical looking dog before he was corralled back inside. As promised, I brought beer but with the day getting away from me and 4+ hours left to drive, we didn't get to it...
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    The pleasure was all mine Bob. Thanks for the help. @Doctorhusband and I will make a pilgrimage out to the lake sometime after my Pig makes its cross country journey.
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    How is everyone doing?

    I towed the 40 to its new home, then immediately jumped in and headed over to meet @Doctorhusband and admire his fine 69 swine. Intact, original, a beauty. We plan to get the 2 porkers together soon.
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    How is everyone doing?

    I'm about to move right down the road from you in Lebanon. With my new Pig coming from California at the end of August. Pig Party!
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    Yes, I assumed this meant a better low first as the rubber overdrive kicked in. Georg and I talked about this, and he went out and tested it with the KM3s. He recommended staying with the 4.11 stock ratio in the diffs because of that. As this will mainly be a local cruiser, mild trail rig...
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    With the work done to Chuck already including a new clutch and resurfaced flywheel, rebuilt T-case, etc. and the oddball 3 on the tree (nowadays), I lost nothing but a seal replacement by staying with the 3 speed for now. I don't have to ship stuff back out to Georg, or pay for the...
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    This is when @fireball still owned it, unfortunately I've never had it out west. I realized that's the ONLY pic I have of it. I let a buddy borrow to wheel for the summer as there is NO offroad access here in Maine by the national park. Criminal to let it sit. More pics in NH/VT soon.
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    On a lighter note, here are a few pics of my 40 since I'm 3000 miles away from the Pig. @orangefj45, if you find any time out from your insane schedule, all of us are dying for a quick snapshot!
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    I've read and studied Winters a lot. He was the real deal. Humble to his core. And he will tell you that he wasn't unusual, nor was his company. A lot of that is humility, but there is some truth there. The thing is, in my experience there are actually a lot of "Winters" still out there. Put a...
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    Keychains

    Ordered for the new Pig. Thanks!
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    Thanks Bob. I'll be down in NH on Thursday next week, staying for a couple of days. Let's make a plan to get together.
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    Already working with @a1500ram on a set. Some details of the driver rear cargo area I need before we can get them started.
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    I look forward to meeting you some day as well! In fact, all of you fine gentlemen of the sty :pig::cheers:
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    I was never EOD, not a badass, just kept them going and able to do what they needed to do. My piece, safe behind the scenes, could never hold a candle to what those guys had to do. Dick Winters, a true badass and hero himself, summed it up in the best way I've ever seen in Band of Brothers...
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    I've run out of pics to keep the ratio right, as I never have been near it to get any of my own I'm joining this club, though the 235/85r16 skinny still calls There's a strong current of PIg Karma working here. I am most appreciative, for both the prior owners and all of the help and welcome...
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    Official Pig Paint Thread

    Resurrecting this thread. @wngrog, still happy with semi-gloss white rustoleum for the Olympus white match or have you found another? Anyone with other options? I'm planning on leaving the original paint on the exterior, but would like to clean up the interior on Chuck. Also, since it's a paint...
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    1970 FJ55 West to East Swine Transfer

    It can't be that bad. He didn't have to tell me about the FF just sitting there waiting!
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