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    This is my first visit and post. Since I buy 4WD parts for the last 600 years, thought I would look at this forum and join. What a cool idea for all us Jeep fanatics who buy from 4WD Parts.

    I've been driving Jeeps since my first, a 1944 MB, back in 1967 at age 14. My dad, with no intent, was my inspiration for getting into Jeeps. I've had them now for 46 years, and have had 26 over that period.

    For the last 20 years I've had this Jeep below, VEX, a 1983 CJ7 I got as a total. It has now 1,187,561 miles on it on its 5th 258 six cylinder engine. I am a field contract archaeologist-artist for NASA and VEX has been in 123 of the Earth's 195 countries. It is shipped with me on assignment with my matching army trailer. Here are some photos:


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    In the Great Southwest Desert Commons, Coralittos Reach, southwest NM.


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    Home, here in Las Cruces, NM, and matching army trailer


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    Vex and I in the entrance to the Chihuahua Desert Reach, approaching the great sand commons of the southwest.


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    VEX in a ditch, and wheel travel...


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    And here at home in Las Cruces, from 2 days ago...

    Thank you for having me here and hat is tipped.

    Robert

  • #2
    Welcome to the forum.

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    • #3
      Welcome aboard and a big Jeep wave from my side of the pond! Great to hae you here!

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      • #4
        Thank you and am enjoying this place. Good forum format for everyone.

        Robert

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        • #5
          Originally posted by VEX View Post
          . It has now 1,187,561 miles on it on its 5th 258 six cylinder engine.
          That is some serious mileage. 162 miles a day for 20 years at 59378 miles a year and 84,826 gallons of gas based on an average of 14 mpg (my guestimate).

          Something tells me you like your CJ.

          Very nice creds and vehicle.

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          • #6
            welcome, the vise is a something you don't see every day, but I have to ask.....why did you wait the 600 years to jion this forum? it rocks!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by scobar View Post
              welcome, the vise is a something you don't see every day, but I have to ask.....why did you wait the 600 years to jion this forum? it rocks!
              Being lame and out of country, I did not know it was here till I searched for forums on Jeeps to join. Oh well.......

              The vice is something I've had on the last 4 CJ7, for about 30 years now, in that it is so easy to fix stuff or weld metal, or undo stuff when in the field and it is very handy.

              Thank you,

              Robert
              Last edited by VEX; 04-13-2011, 09:39 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rstarch345 View Post
                That is some serious mileage. 162 miles a day for 20 years at 59378 miles a year and 84,826 gallons of gas based on an average of 14 mpg (my guestimate).

                Something tells me you like your CJ.

                Very nice creds and vehicle.

                When you list it that way, that is someone that drives his Jeep to the point of not being well. Do not point out this post to VEX either--he will be visibly shaken. Oh well, its all been so good......... and life is within Jeepin' distance anyway.

                Thank you for the kind and warm welcome. Too, when I got it as a total, it had 37,5400 on it. But runs like across the Sahara Desert Commons from Casablanca to Alexandria does put the miles on a rig, in one shot....Or, when I head down to Patagonia, 8000 miles to the south, it sure adds up, but the way you crunched the numbers is sobering.....

                Thank you,

                Robert
                Last edited by VEX; 04-13-2011, 09:37 PM.

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                • #9
                  I'd love to make the Patagonia run. I've read the adventures of the Toyota invitational that they hold there and consider it the ultimate off road adventure. My Moab, UT trips are paled in comparison.
                  Last edited by rstarch345; 04-14-2011, 11:16 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Wow, those long distance runs are tough in an overland rig but in a CJ? This really sounds like fun!

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