Yuri4x4 wrote:..... The Jeep is getting a new front axle, steering, and long arms starting next week.
The TD is my NEXT project... in the design phase right now.
starleen2 wrote:I can tell you from experience with a transverse queen size bed in a six foot wide camper - you WILL need extension mirrors on a Wrangler! Also from experience - ditch the inflatable coleman. We also tried that and settled for a foam mattress - it was too hard to inflate inside and always seemeda little soft
Yuri4x4 wrote:Something I also am looking into: An XJ (Cherokee) tailgate is pretty light weight, and would be even lighter with something else instead of glass. So that may be a good way to build a pre-fabbed kitchenette hatch. This goes vertical for about 2 feet, than tapers in a couple inches on each side. The taillights would also work-out nicely too. The only issue is that the mattress couldn't be queen-sized.
07 Black FJ wrote:what ever happen to this build? it seemed so original when reading
Yuri4x4 wrote:07 Black FJ wrote:what ever happen to this build? it seemed so original when reading
To make a long story short: I lost my job, lost my home, the wife had medical issues (and also lost her job), we blew through all our savings/retirement, and I lost all initiative (and funding) to build anything. We ended up moving out west for a year, which didn't work-out. Then we moved all the way back to the East coast for a job. With every move, we sold (or just left) quite a bit of our 'stuff'. After working 'a job' for half a year, I finally got a call from a 'good job', took it, and moved again. Today, I enjoy my job and have a whole-new outlook on life. It's like I've been given a fresh start... We're finally starting to get back on our feet after 3+years of struggling.
All of my hobbies were also on a 3-year hiatus... and now I'm wondering if maybe I've out-grown some of them. So honestly, I no longer know if I want to proceed with a teardrop build. I still find teardrops interesting, just focused on getting life together again before devoting resources to hobbies. This might also be my mid-life crisis talking... I don't know
If a teardrop is in my future, it will take time and I would probably just buy one. If I did build, it would follow a more-traditional plan. This project is dead, as far as I am concerned. I'm just not the same guy I was four years ago.
Wish there was better news for ya, Black FJ.
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