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Old 08-11-2013, 11:56 PM
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Wow this thing is pretty cool... I can't wait to see it running. In case I missed it, what is the rear gear ratio? How is that gonna work with a low geared tranny like the T-18?
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:48 AM
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Thanks Tymbom,

Yah, I would love it to be running too.....

I believe the rear end is 3.73 gears, and if I remember right the 1st gear on the T-18 is some thing like 6 ish to 1, so first gear is pretty much a throw away.

3 speed manual???

Truth is, I'm not sure how drivable it's going to be. Probably not great, but it's a place to start....

The PJ hasn't moved for a few months now, been busy on the house.

Thanks for checking it out,

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Old 08-12-2013, 11:08 AM
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What's left on the PJ to make it a driver? Seems like it is very close.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:15 PM
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It is very close...

fuel line
starter
clutch slave and line
radiator hoses
battery box and battery
exhaust
wear items on the motor; points, plugs, wires....

The main thing missing is time though. Between a full time job, 1 yr old at home, and a large house remodel project there is just not enough hours in the day at the moment to squeeze in PJ work.

That's alright though, it's stored away nice and cozy.... waiting patiently ....
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:28 PM
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I know the situation all too well! I have a similar list on my project that I'm plugging at. The kid and the house take up sooooo much time, but well worth every second. I wish I could slow time down a bit or get a lot more of it.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:19 PM
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Anything new? Its been a couple months...
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:49 AM
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Hey Jeff what'z the Happz man?

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Old 04-27-2014, 03:23 PM
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Well,

I have an update, but not what people are going to want to hear.

The PJ is sold.

A combination of a good offer and not having any foreseeable ability to even make it to the storage space, lead to the decision.

So on a Oregon spring day....



The PJ was loaded up,



And headed to it's new home.



The new owner was having it taken directly to his friends mechanic shop and has plans of having it running and driving it 1-2 months....

I want to thank everyone who has checked out the build and provided input over the years...

This won't be my last project for sure, but it is the end of this one.

Thanks Again!!

-Jeff
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Old 04-27-2014, 04:54 PM
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Feel relieved? I remember feeling a bit relieved after I sold my 4Runner. I loved it but it caused a lot of anxiety for me just not having time to work on it and seeing it neglected. I have kept in touch with the current owner and it makes me feel good to see him build it up further and use it like it was meant to be used. Hopefully you'll get to see it finished and even if it's not exactly the way you personally might have finished it out, your hard work is still in there and will finally get put to good use.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:05 AM
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So, now I have to change my offer...

Should you one day get over this way the offer of a stands.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:26 AM
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Feel relieved? I remember feeling a bit relieved after I sold my 4Runner. I loved it but it caused a lot of anxiety for me just not having time to work on it and seeing it neglected. I have kept in touch with the current owner and it makes me feel good to see him build it up further and use it like it was meant to be used. Hopefully you'll get to see it finished and even if it's not exactly the way you personally might have finished it out, your hard work is still in there and will finally get put to good use.
Thanks Bandit,

A bit relieved, there is a certain stress to watching something that you've worked on sit and rot. It was nice to know that it was going to get finished, even if I don't eventually get to see the result.

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So, now I have to change my offer...

Should you one day get over this way the offer of a stands.

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Thanks E,

I'm sure I'll make it your way eventually....
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Old 05-06-2014, 03:37 PM
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I sure hope you told the new owner about OFN. This is the second most view thread here and we'd all love to see it going down the road some day.

What are you going to build next?
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:22 AM
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Damn, shame that you had to let it go but glad that the other bloke is going to finish it. Was one that I always kept an eye on in my (in)frequent browsing.

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Old 05-08-2014, 03:16 PM
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I sure hope you told the new owner about OFN. This is the second most view thread here and we'd all love to see it going down the road some day.

What are you going to build next?
I did indeed tell the new owner about OFN. I would like to see it keep going as well.

Time will tell, I guess.

Up first is completion of the house remodel, then.... who knows...

I have a few ideas, long travel Jeep truck, zombie 3rd gen Celica coupe, maybe another postal....

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Damn, shame that you had to let it go but glad that the other bloke is going to finish it. Was one that I always kept an eye on in my (in)frequent browsing.

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Appreciate the thought, Tone. It did help a bit knowing that it was going straight to a shop for work.

Thanks again to everyone who has checked out the build over the years.


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Old 10-15-2014, 06:52 AM
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So.... I stumbled across this the other day....

http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/cto/4712799654.html
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:04 AM
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That seems like a great deal for what it is and all the time you put into it. Time to buy it back?

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Old 10-15-2014, 10:57 AM
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That is a smokin' deal for all the work you put in. How does it compare to what you sold it for?

It's nice he gave you a nod "THE GUY THAT GOT IT TO THIS POINT DID GREAT WORK".

How is the remodel coming? We miss you around here.
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Old 10-18-2014, 05:04 PM
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That is a smokin' deal for all the work you put in. How does it compare to what you sold it for?

It's nice he gave you a nod "THE GUY THAT GOT IT TO THIS POINT DID GREAT WORK".

How is the remodel coming? We miss you around here.
Howdy,

Actually they've got it up for exactly what I sold it for and it looks, from the pics to be exactly like I left it.

It was nice getting the nod, I've always found it a bit hard to judge my own work. I tend to be pretty critical, of my own stuff. Hard not to compare the stuff you're building to all of the other builds you follow on all the different forums. Especially some of the builds here... amazing stuff and talents.

The remodels moving along slowly, spent a majority of the summer re-pouring the front section of foundation, and replacing very old, and very rotten sill plates. It will probably be at least next summer before, I can start another project again.

I'll definitely be back.

Thanks again to everyone who's commented.

-Jeff
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Old 10-19-2014, 09:23 PM
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I would pay asking price today.....if it was local
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Old 11-24-2014, 10:41 AM
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That was an amazing build! Nice work man!! Yes it sucks seeing something go that u dumped so much time into, however its not the end!! the talent is in you so whatever you apply that to will shine on!! thanks for all the pics! great ideas wrapped up in the pj!!
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