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I am trying to fix my “rear heater”. Fancy I know.
I've got an extra rear fan heater if you need it. I'll need to pressure test it and see if the fan runs. I'll pulled it when I stripped the truck to blast it. We ain't got no damn use for em here in Flory Da, but we shur likes them purple Disco Lights on r Jeepz.
 
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Andy's line to Redd!
Redd gives that advise to Andy in the prison lunchroom, after Andy comes back from the hole, early in the movie. Just before Andy plans to escape, he talks to Redd in the yard about Mexico when Redd says he doesn't think he could handle it outside, if he got paroled. Andy repeats the same line to Redd before Andy walks away. Redd repeats the Line again to himself when he reads the same line, carved by Brooks the book cart guy, on the wall in the halfway house when Redd decides to get on the bus and look for the box in wall in field in Buxton. Watch in again. It's one of the best movies I've ever seen.
 
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It’s just like the Progressive Insurance Commercial. The Blue haired guy walks by and Dr. Rick says
”we all see it....we all see it.. look away
Thanks for the tremendous advise from such an esteemed source. I probably sounded too much like most guy's wives, "How much more money are you gonna dump in that old POS, I wanna Land Rover?"
 
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I've got an extra rear fan heater if you need it. I'll need to pressure test it and see if the fan runs. I'll pulled it when I stripped the truck to blast it. We ain't got no damn use for em here in Flory Da, but we shur likes them purple Disco Lights on r Jeepz.
I was about to break into the motor tomorrow, that would be amazing! Thank you.
 
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Understood, Pipeman. We all see these creations, chuckle, and shake our heads. And yes, sometimes it is simply too much to not comment. Been going on for years for all kinds of vehicles in all kinds of countries and all kinds of economic classes--you should see how some of the Beverly Hills types here in California chrome-up their G-Wagons and add protective cages around their tail lamps for prowling the jungles on Rodeo Drive ! Whatever would they do without valet parking? And BTW, Southeast Asia goes bonkers customizing their FJ40s, so not just Jeeps.
I like the Tata trucks, in India, that look like a cross between a rolling shrine and a tea room. It's got to be easy hanging pictures, brass figurines, incense holders and fringed curtains in a truck with a wooden cab. And, the exterior art leaves nothing to the interior. Just don't lock up the brakes or you could get killed by your own motif. Back in the late 80's, I had an old Freight liner with a sleeper cab that we only used for local shipments. The driver, who spent much time on construction sites, waiting to be unloaded. outfitted the unused sleeper with wooden book shelves, stocked with every XXX rated porno magazine ever printed and was probably operating as a mobile Blockbuster Video with a major complement of VHS tapes on board. Of course this was way before lap tops and I phones. My warehouse and yard guys dubbed the truck, "The love machine". Unfortunately, the driver jackknifed the truck one day and rolled the cab. The driver was taken to the hospital and the DOT cop made me pick up all the magazines scattered all over the road and shoulder. In addition to the mayhem, one of the saddle tanks was ruptured and spilled diesel all over, I had 2 hazmat situations rolled into one. After over 40 years of owning and managing truck fleets, I've seen some crazy stuff you can't find in Russian dash cam accident videos on Youtube. There is nothing funnier than idiotic human behavior, when nobody gets hurt. Happy motoring!
 
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A couple days ago I was getting a load of sod (50 pieces) loaded into the back of my Cruiser, and the landscaping guy says you‘re one of those guys who actually takes his truck off road. Most of the jeeps you see around here look like they never leave the pavement. I considered that a compliment.
 
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A couple days ago I was getting a load of sod (50 pieces) loaded into the back of my Cruiser, and the landscaping guy says you‘re one of those guys who actually takes his truck off road. Most of the jeeps you see around here look like they never leave the pavement. I considered that a compliment.
My satirical slam on dressed up jeeps was a little too snarky, but I've always enjoyed the challenges of offroad driving and understanding that patience, judgement and knowledge of a vehicles potential can get a vehicle where people who are much better equipped can't or wouldn't dare to go. I don't like golf, but I know enough old hackers with 30 handicaps that have professional class clubs that don't do em a bit of good, while the good players just shake their heads. There's no shame in looking good, but dressing up to climb Mount Everest looks pretty stupid when only hanging your Christmas lights. Thanks for getting my point.
 
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My wife of 2 years had a 2013 Wrangler when we met. We just got rid of it. It had the ‘Pentastar Tick’. Imagine building a vehicle so s***ty that it’s defect has a name. The damn thing was utterly useless except for carrying 2 people from A-B. Couldn’t put anything in the back except some groceries. There’s no way an adult can get into the back seat, let alone two adults, unless it’s Simone Biles.

it had been back to the dealer with a CEL at least a dozen times, and every single time they said there’s nothing wrong with it. They never explained the extended warranty they were forced to provide on the engine. When it wouldn’t pass state inspection anymore, they took it in again and said it would cost $6,200 to replace the cam, lifters, oil pump, sending unit, etc etc. with 92,000 miles, and it had never left the pavement.

I just don’t get it. You can’t stop at a traffic light without seeing three of them. Good riddance.
 
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I can't believe no one has said this yet...😁
It is a Jeep thing....you wouldn't understand...😂
On the slightly tech side. Bet they copied from the rock lights that real off roaders use.
I promise you the closest this enthusiast will come to rock crawling is parking in a gravel driveway, but it's better to look like you know what you're doing than actually know what you're doing.
 

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I promise you the closest this enthusiast will come to rock crawling is parking in a gravel driveway, but it's better to look like you know what you're doing than actually know what you're doing.
I lived in Thailand for 10 years, all I saw was White Hondas, Toyotas, and Nissans. It was crazy boring. I truly missed our car culture and the individuality of it, and when I moved back it was apparent to me that many of us take it for granted. What I don't get is meeting someone who has no real affinity for cars at all. "It's just something that gets me from point A to point B" But to each his own I guess!
 
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My wife of 2 years had a 2013 Wrangler when we met. We just got rid of it. It had the ‘Pentastar Tick’. Imagine building a vehicle so s***ty that it’s defect has a name. The damn thing was utterly useless except for carrying 2 people from A-B. Couldn’t put anything in the back except some groceries. There’s no way an adult can get into the back seat, let alone two adults, unless it’s Simone Biles.

it had been back to the dealer with a CEL at least a dozen times, and every single time they said there’s nothing wrong with it. They never explained the extended warranty they were forced to provide on the engine. When it wouldn’t pass state inspection anymore, they took it in again and said it would cost $6,200 to replace the cam, lifters, oil pump, sending unit, etc etc. with 92,000 miles, and it had never left the pavement.

I just don’t get it. You can’t stop at a traffic light without seeing three of them. Good riddance.
Yes, for all the advertising and mystique of ancient Willy's MBs, M38s and M38A1s, the military abandoned the Jeep brand in 70's. You'll rarely, if ever, see a modern version in Africa or the middle east. Unlike my rebuilt 71 FJ40 many others, I doubt there'll be too many YK or JK's being not only restored but repurposed in 50 years, let alone being around to do it.
 

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