Like a lot of people lately, I’ve had a lot of time on my hands. Unfortunately, I haven’t been the most productive with that time, which is something I’m trying to rectify. One big part of that is me wanting to record what we we’re working on and doing.
Like many people in recent times, I’ve developed a very large interest in overlanding. For those of you who may not know what that is, it’s basically car camping, but often done off road in hard to access places. I’ve always been a bit of a gearhead, but also have somewhat lacked one of the elements necessary to actually live up to that. Now, at 25, we’re buying our first house, which will give me the space and time I need to work on cars, and my Air Force paycheck is plenty to fund the hobby, too.
When I was in high school, I loved the idea of building and running fast cars. I still love that idea, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized exactly how hard it is to be able to use those cars both safely and legally. Conversely, 4×4 vehicles are similarly buildable, but more easily used. So, I slowly started moving over to that side of the gearhead world. In that vein, I currently own 3 4x4s; a 2019 Ford Ranger, a 1981 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ60, and a 1958 Jeep CJ-5. Of the 3, the FJ60 is currently the project vehicle, and I’ll detail what I’ve done so far, and what the plans are for it in the future. The CJ-5 runs and drives almost flawlessly, so it’s been my daily driver. The Ranger is currently serving as the family road trip/adventure vehicle, and it will likely continue to do so for a while. It also has worked as a decent tow vehicle for what we need, which has been helpful.
So, this is a new(ish) beginning. I add the “ish” because I’ve tried blogging this stuff before, and fell of the train, so here’s to making a fresh start. Along with basic blog posts, we’ll be posting pictures here, as well as hopefully utilizing YouTube to make videos documenting what we do.