• Garage Projects

    The Mighty Merc โ€“ Front Winch Bumper

    Being able to self-recover is something I try to strive for with my builds. In that vein, I make it a point to fit a winch to the front of my toys. I will admit that it doesnโ€™t get used that often, but when it does, itโ€™s a big help! The goal was to tuck the winch in as tight to the body as I could in hopes that I could reuse the stock bumper cover for a cleaner look…

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    1998 XJ โ€“ The purpose bought vacation mobile

    Iโ€™ve had mixed luck with purchasing vehicles for the sole purpose of running out west on vacation in. The last time we did this was in 2009 (Click Here) in on of the 1992 XJโ€™s (Click Here) I purchased for the task. In 2012, we decided to roll the dice again with another XJ. So one month to the day before we left, I came across this guy on Craigslist:

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    Upgrading the smaller work bench

    The smaller work bench (Click Me) as been serving me well, but it could use a bit of an improvement in a couple of areas. One thing it was lacking was a good bench vise. A Craigslist find later and Iโ€™m in business. The top of the bench was thick enough that I just drilled and tapped the mounting holes: