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Oscar's Jeep Build

Oscar

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Oscar the Grouchs build thread and Adventure Reports aka Grouching Around in the JKR

New here so Ill try to sum up some.
Ive had this jeep for several years now and the pictures folder from the last 6 years is over 30 gigs so no way I'll get it all in here. I'm copying some highlights over from my old clubs forum so forgive me if its a little disconjointed. I ll go back thru and fix the chronology when I get it all in here,


my flikr album of Just the jeep build has 380+ picutres and can be found here https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYRHutJ
My build thread from my old Jeep clubs forum is over 60 pages Ill try to sum it up

High lights.

30 miles day one July of 2012
2012-07-02155631 by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

day 2
budget boost and winch/bumper
2012-07-06090542 by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

35s
chopped the factory fenders
aratuzu5 by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

New tire carrier
hy9epame by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

lost the chopped fenders and went with real flatties and a 5in lift
2014-01-26155032 by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

37s and tan top
10498543_10204519751543494_8765263646196692969_o by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

10550979_321118291384700_3753909806191556523_n by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr
2014-07-17 08.42.03 by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr


new stuff

built my own c02 tank and jerry can racks (welding is fun)
2014-08-29 08.37.25 by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr
10616155_10152738196022755_2888747785553662804_n by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr



other things not pictured.
axle reinforcements
skids everywhere
rock sliders
rock lights
led head lights
JCR front bumper
tons of extras. look at the album if you have questions on any part let me know
https://flic.kr/s/aHsjYRHutJ

some rando photos

10686951_749318701781501_8040772270361103569_n by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

ba2ahezu by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

20140607_172601_zpscrvbyut6 by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr




replaced the aluminum rear diff cover with custom one that 3bcustoms.com powdercoated for me.


Installed new rear shafts. the factory ones finally bent on me.





Added new front pads. stops amazing.
Also swapped out my front hubs as they were squealing.
 
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Shrockworks Install
2015-03-10 12.25.48 by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

2015-03-10 12.26.06 by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr


Riding with the SFWDA at royal blue sand mines.

sfwda M&R (10) by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

sfwda M&R (11) by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

my scuff is nothing compared to the cherokees accident in the same spot
11042953_834588159921221_8740499203869421979_n by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr
11029640_834588193254551_9158431660252837359_n by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

sfwda M&R (1) by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

sfwda M&R (13) by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

sfwda M&R (15) by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

sfwda M&R (16) by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

sfwda M&R (17) by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr

sfwda M&R (21) by Oscar da Grouch, on Flickr
full album here
https://flic.kr/s/aHsk8uHek2
 

Oscar

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landing these here in addition to the other spot because this is my adventure thread too and saturday was an adventure.

Saturday my local club did something we have been doing for several years now and it is by far one of the best events we have on our annual calendar.
It was our annual "Children's Home Ice Cream Social and Back to School drive"
we team up with several businesses owned or worked at by our members to bring thousands of dollars worth of school and hygiene items to the kids at the local orphanage. Its also important to not only support them thru the donations but to also show them that they matter and that people care about them. To do this we bring several dozen gallons of ice cream down and put on a little party. Pull the doors off the Jeeps let them play, answer questions, hang out and have a good time.

This year hit me especially hard because a handful of the younger girls remembered me from the previous year and all rushed me to give me a hug when they saw me.
MMH 7-25-15 (8) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Between the thanks for the ice cream and the sticky fingered hugs from the younger kids and the handshakes and heartfelt thanks for the help with supplies form the older kids and staff, it was all I could do to keep from getting choked up.

MMH 7-25-15 (20) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
This year in addition to the massive pile of supplies we were able to write a check incase we didnt get enough of an item or missed something.

I truly couldn't ask for a better set of friends than the big hearted people in my jeep club.

MMH 7-25-15 (58) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

MMH 7-25-15 (75) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

MMH 7-25-15 (76) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
 

Oscar

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Havent done anything new to the JK in awhile. mostly routine maintenance at this point. Need to grease the undercarriage and swap the tranmission fluid when i get my garage back. My project trailer is coming along tho. the last of the parts to get it finished are enroute. then comes questions like batterys solar and the other missing elements.


2015-08-22 14.54.44 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
 

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Decided to take a couple days in conjunction with the holiday. Spent it exploring an offroad park in Tennessee and doing a couple days of overlanding thru the prentice cooper state forest along with a swimming trip thru Savage Gorge.


@Golden Mountain Park :)

GMP Labor Day 2015 (46) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

GMP Labor Day 2015 (9) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

GMP Labor Day 2015 (47) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

GMP Labor Day 2015 (48) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

GMP Labor Day 2015 (76) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

GMP Labor Day 2015 (84) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

GMP Labor Day 2015 (93) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

GMP Labor Day 2015 (101) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Had a thunder storm roll thru. My golden is a big baby about thunder.
GMP Labor Day 2015 (103) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

My girl learning the intricacies of spotting.
GMP Labor Day 2015 (1) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

we are goof balls
GMP Labor Day 2015 (2) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

After a few days there we headed to Greeter Falls to knock some dust off.
Greeter Falls (8) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Greeter Falls (7) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Greeter Falls (6) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

My big baby wouldnt do the stairs.
Greeter Falls (5) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Greeter Falls (3) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Cant stop being dumb in front of cameras :)
Greeter Falls (2) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
 

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Did a little something different with the Jeep Friday.

Friday was the home opener for our new hockey team and we got hooked up :)

84 tickets and our own section. it was quite a good time.

Hockey (25) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Hockey (18) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Hockey (36) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2015-10-23 18.54.16 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2015-10-23 22.05.40 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2015-10-23 20.26.59-1 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Hockey (44) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

and for the first intermission show we carried the shooters on and off the ice :)

2015-10-23 20.12.21 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Hockey (2) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Hockey (1) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Hockey (5) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Hockey (41) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

one of our club caught it on camera. Not the most exciting thing to watch but that was probably one of the funnest days Ive ever had thanks to owning a Jeep.
 

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My next two adventure were back to back supporting Land Advocacy. As the PR Guy for Southern I headed to Jeep Beach then did a 180 and headed for the Mountains of Tennessee and Trailfest#13

Jeep Beach was a blast as always.

Girl and me headed south

Jeep Beach 2016 (4) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (5) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Home for the next 5 days
Jeep Beach 2016 (7) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Love this place
Jeep Beach 2016 (8) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (10) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (11) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
there are much worse ways to be woken up
Jeep Beach 2016 (13) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (14) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (15) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Best Breakfast in town
Jeep Beach 2016 (16) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Hair Dont Care
Jeep Beach 2016 (17) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (18) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Down on the beach with some great vendors. All members of the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association Family.
Jeep Beach 2016 (19) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

My Team of Land Stewards spreading the Conservation Recreation and Education message
Jeep Beach 2016 (26) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr



Best shirt I found at Jeep beach
Jeep Beach 2016 (32) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
 

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Helped SpiderwebShade, Genright, Caronlina Metal Masters, BFGoodrich, JeeperDen and Raceline wheels move the tiki party inside the hall. Lets just say the bottom fell out of the sky so we move it inside
Jeep Beach 2016 (33) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (35) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (37) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (38) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr


Ran into my favorite Land Advocate Partners the Blue Ribbon Coalition Team of Stacie and Del Albright
Jeep Beach 2016 (36) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (39) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr


After a long week it was time to pack up. Last trip into the infield to tear down the booth
Jeep Beach 2016 (42) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (43) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
Jeep Beach 2016 (44) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Ran into the guys from Havoc offroad on the way home.
Jeep Beach 2016 (45) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
He had room. Almost took
 

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Then it was TRAILFEST#13
TrailFest is one of the 2 big events that the SFWDA puts on every year. This year was epic.

TrailFest2016 (82) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Over 800 participants
27 Clubs in attendance
120 Volunteers to make it happen
and 26 Vendors on site.
All to support land use and conservation in the South.

There is a ton of pictures so ill only share a few highlights but they are all at this link. https://www.flickr.com/gp/125470833@N04/m01md6

TrailFest2016 (70) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

TrailFest2016 (88) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
TrailFest2016 (89) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
TrailFest2016 (98) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
TrailFest2016 (103) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr


My home for the 4 days of TRAILFEST
TrailFest2016 (5) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

had a little oops this trip
TrailFest2016 (20) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr


TrailFest2016 (25) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Apparently Im pretty good on a Microphone so they made me MC the whole weekend. Between this and the bullhorn My voice hurt like hell come sunday
TrailFest2016 (27) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
TrailFest2016 (28) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
TrailFest2016 (30) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Took a few of my vendor pals on a ride. shake down run for spenc and his XJ
TrailFest2016 (68) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
TrailFest2016 (76) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
TrailFest2016 (77) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
TrailFest2016 (79) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Mike from the uhwarrie offroad training center hosting our advanced whinching class
TrailFest2016 (69) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

TrailFest2016 (68) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Ladies Only ride girls had a blast
TrailFest2016 (85) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
 

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Pretty quickly after that ride I went on what would be my last off road event in the South. We decided to move to Montana to raise our daughter who was due in December of that year. That was the inaugural 36 hours of uhwarrie. a 3 day endurance and navigation race. We had a great group of sponsors that got us into the event and we were representing the Southern Four Wheel Drive group which is a huge land advocacy group covering most of the south east.

We ended up taking 6th in that event. Would have been a podium but the warn service center screwed up and my "rebuilt" winch needed to be rebuilt on the side of the trail in order to continue to compete. That lost time took us from first to last. In the last day and half we were able to fight our way back to 6th. Pictures below.


36 HRS (1) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (6) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

36 HRS (7) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (8) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (9) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (11) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (13) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (17) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (18) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (19) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (20) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (21) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (21.5) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (22) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (23) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (25) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (26) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
36 HRS (28) by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
 

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End of 2016 was super busy but not for the Jeep world.
I moved to Montana with the 6 month pregnant wife.
Daughter was born end of December so Jeep life was on hold while dad life took over.

2016-08-25 20.13.10 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
2016-08-28 19.24.20 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
2016-11-05 08.34.58 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
2016-12-15 09.49.09 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
2016-12-15 17.01.35 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

This poor weather meant the jeep got a break. Well when it wasnt needed for the local search and rescue guys. Turns out it was pretty capable in snow unless it was really packed then the short wheel base showed its flaws.
During that break I was able to prep for something I had dreamed about for years.
My frist trip to Moab. 2017 Easter Jeep Safari was going to happen but I needed to fix some things that were broken by the 36 hours.
New ball joints and rebuilding my sway bar motor.
Oh and Warn apologized for their incompetent service center that cost us the win. They sent me a new motor for the winch but i still would have rather won.

2017-03-12 13.17.16 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr2017-03-12 13.25.29 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
2017-03-12 14.36.59 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2017-03-12 15.50.41 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
 

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The rest of 2017 was Dad Life. Jeep only left the garage a couple times and that was for search and rescue.

2018 on the other hand meant a little girl who liked to go places so it was time to fabricate her a chair.
2018-04-24 17.10.29 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-04-24 18.19.05 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

I also added a hard top back on and rerouted the exhaust to quite it down for her.
2018-06-27 17.23.25 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

I also decided that it was time to lower the center of gravity on the jeep.
out comes the 5 in lift and in goes a 2.5 in

2018-05-04 12.36.51 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

5in out
2018-05-08 15.28.53 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
2.5 in
2018-05-04 17.59.02 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-06-27 17.55.19 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

It was time for some adventure well until my copilot was too pregnant to bounce around anymore. Yep #2 is on the way.


Elkhorn ghost town near Boulder MT
2018-05-26 09.03.22 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-05-26 14.21.09 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-05-26 14.21.33 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-05-26 14.30.30 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-05-26 17.35.08 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Someone got a little tuckered out
2018-05-26 21.18.21 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-05-26 11.56.01 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-05-26 12.05.21 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-05-26 14.12.55 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-05-26 14.13.28 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
 

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Next stop was Glacier. Adventuring with the munchkin really changed the type of trail we sought out. This was a bunch of firsts for her and it was alot of fun.

2018-07-08 22.16.14 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-07-08 22.16.21 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-07-08 22.16.24 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-07-08 22.16.28 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

She want my milkshake.
2018-07-08 22.16.50 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-07-08 22.17.14 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-07-06 19.41.31 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-07-06 19.45.49 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-07-07 15.45.08 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-07-08 13.00.24 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr
 

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Finding all dirt routes to near by towns was fun part of living in Montana.
This trip was to Philipsburg.

no road. no problem.
2018-06-30 14.07.37 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-06-30 14.58.13 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

Needed this alot on those roads. Need a better mount.
2018-06-30 15.38.50 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-06-30 14.13.38 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-06-30 14.05.09 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-06-30 17.51.58 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-06-30 17.48.53 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

My favorite FS sign
2018-06-30 16.30.13 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-06-30 16.21.01 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-06-30 15.58.35 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-06-30 15.41.30 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr

2018-06-30 15.41.26 by Oscar Indy, on Flickr



And then my copilot hit that stage of pregnancy where bouncing didnt sit well anymore and the rides stopped.
Which brings us to the current. We moved again with her 6 months pregnant and we now live in Utah. Closer to Moab and so many great wheeling areas. Utah is amazing and I plan on wheeling a lot more. My son is due in January and some adjustments will be made to fit him and his gear into the jeep but we are looking forward to exploring every trail this state has to offer.
 
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