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Toy - Inspection Day

It's been 7 years...but finally the Toy is legal again. Nice. Sadly it was raining too much to enjoy the victory. In fact I drove her home, put her in the garage and headed out geocaching.

The Toy's Restoration Continues

The sun came out and the Toy started screaming to be let loose from her dark tomb of a garage. The only way to acquiese was to get her running....

The Toy....in the beginning.

Two really old pics of me and my car. Not much has changed for either of us.

Toy - Fail!

The Toy - Demolition

Being unable to break the clutch free, it was apparent that we had to bite the bullet and start pulling the Toy apart. It was not an easy task, since she is wedged solidly in my garage.

The Toy - Stripped Down

it's time to get the transmission out and attack the latest problem area - the clutch. Which then revealed a new problem area - the taper pin holding the fork to the shaft. Will it ever stop?

The Toy - parts arrived!

amazingly enough, despite the fact that customer service said my parts would not arrive until May 5, they were waiting for Chad when he got home.

The Toy - Rebuild

Since the parts had arrived yesterday, this was a good a time as any to put the transmission back INTO the car. Yeah, right.

The Toy - Success!

Yes. It happened. We won. We beat the car. I could not be happier if I tried. Next battle: state inspection station.

Toy - Out for a Spin

It was finally sunny enough for me to take the Toy out for a spin. This particular joy ride was to Lowe's...for supplies to help tear our 2nd floor bathroom apart.

Soft top

finally time to switch out for summer


the tonneau cover arrived right with the dog days of summer...a perfect time for The Toy to go Topless

The Toy - Back Then

I wish I could be that cool again...

Spring Cleaning

time to get familiar with the Toy's doors

Emergency Brake Fix

A hands-on owner has very little free time.

Import Carlisle

Bumper Time

Time to start turning Edmund the Little Black Jeep into a proper caching machine.

Winch Wiring

One smashed finger later, the winch is wired

Radio Upgrade

Chad bought me a fancy bluetooth-o-rific radio for the Jeep for our anniversary. Nothing says love like electronics.

The Toy's Restoration Begins Anew

In August of 2007 my garage was graced with the presence of 2, yep 2, car guys. and then the parts started flying!

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chad on November 22nd 2010

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