I haven’t posted anything in a while, so I thought I’d put something down to let y’all know I’m still alive and so is the Trooper.
My head-scratchiness and overall disgust with the condition in which I purchased my project rig has been well documented. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame the rig; I 100% blame the previous owner. Well, I found two more things that make me want to tell people, “My truck is a rescue.”
So things happened, and we didn’t get to do the overnight trip to Big Bear we had planned. As a consolation prize, we did a day trip over the spine of Saddleback Mountain. It’s not very technical, but there are some pretty incredible views. P.S. The sky is not blue.
I hadn’t checked in in a while, so I thought I’d write something so you didn’t all think I had given up.
I picked up my license plate from the registration guy who, despite giving me a registration sticker for June instead of November, came through in the end. I zip-tied the plate on, and the Trooper finally became legal. I told my brother, so he suggested to go on a quick night trek through a local trail called Holy Jim…
I passed smog!
So I was hoping to bring you glad tidings of great joy, but it was not to be. I fixed the things the Smog Man said I had to, and I fixed the thing that would keep it from misfiring, but to no avail.
When we left the action, I was still assessing the situation in regards to making the Troopercabra road legal and worthy. To no one’s surprise, the more I tinkered, the more issues I found. Nothing found so far has made this a deal-breaker, but the list is now longer than Santa’s.
I did it!
So I got promoted and have a bit of extra money to spend. My new position provides a company car, so gone is the 4x4 DD. I just need a hoopdie for weekend and extended trips. I’ve already hid an extra $1,000 for tires in my dream journal, so take that expense out of the equation.
You gotta read this Craigslist ad. I don’t know what translator this guy is using, but it might be the best ever.
It’s that time to buy a new rig. Or maybe it’s that time to plop down a major “investment” into the current rig. You want to know that your money will be well spent, and that you can live with the modifications day-to-day. After all, some add-ons also subtract-off in some other way, and this is unacceptable in a daily…