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  1. This one is the 250 and yes belt driven. I painted red because my grandson's last name is Ferrari. Oh yeah he much rather be riding it than video games.
  2. He does love it, I think he slept on it one night. I had one when I was young and I sure had a blast on mine.
  3. I spent about 6 months restoring a '79 Honda Odyssey for my Grandson. It was something finding parts for a 40 year old toy. This is how it looked when I got it.
  4. The sammy is the size of a side by side and I like that. Since I already own it I may as well build it up.
  5. It came stock with full time 4 wheel drive. Sadly it's not in my hands anymore. My wife, at the time, gave it to her boyfriend just to be mean. I'm now looking for another Jeep or build my Samurai.
  6. This is my 3rd CJ I've owned since '87. I like the simplicity of them. They don't make the best daily driver or long trip vehicle but there's nothing better than to remove the doors, lay down the windshield and hit the dirt.
  7. I love CJ's and this is my latest one. It's a 77 with a 304, th400 auto, and full time 4x4. The body is a little rough but is in good mechanical shape. It's all stock except for the 4inch Procomp lift with Pro comp 33inch xterrain tires. New Painless wiring harness, and all new brakes parts from the booster to the pads.
  8. Robinson is mainly copper but they are finding gold. There are a lot of small old mines all around that area. This one looks to have fallen off the hillside. Jackrabbit was a goldmine many years back. I didn't get all the way to the mine, but it may be someplace to check out sometimes. Going to have to Google the area to learn about it's history.
  9. The first one was just off hwy 50 just outside Ely. Robinson mine is close by and it's mainly a copper mine. The second one is probably fools gold and I found it off Bristol Wells road about a mile from hwy 318. The third may be gold, and I found it by Jackrabbit off hwy 93. My job requires me to take a 30 minute break so I try to park someplace different each time and take a walk.
  10. I found these while out stretching my legs. I think the top one may be copper. I'm not sure but kinda a neat find.
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    I think the file is to big. I'll see about getting it posted tonight after work.
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    I'm on my phone now and cant get it to post.:-( we moved in last month, since then things have come crashing down in the middle of the night. So far it's just in the master bedroom and bathroom. We bought the place from my brother in law, house was built in '96.
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    What are they? Our dog was barking and carrying on last night, and with the lamp on she filmed the dogs, with her phone, acting strange. This morning looking at what she filmed, there were a few orbs moving kinda fast. The poodle was actually following them with her head. I'll try to post the video. My wife is freaked out about it.
  14. Found this place today in St . Paul, Minnesota. It's a WPA work camp from the great depression days. Only the chimney and foundation is left. One of the workers built this chimney in the rec hall. He did amazing work. http://www.exploreforums.com/uploads/monthly_10_2013/post-169-0-87554300-1381322246.jpghttp://www.exploreforums.com/uploads/monthly_10_2013/post-169-0-88338700-1381322182.jpghttp://www.exploreforums.com/uploads/monthly_10_2013/post-169-0-22939500-1381322690.jpghttp://www.exploreforums.com/uploads/monthly_10_2013/post-169-0-91554600-1381322741.jpg If you Google Mendota work camp 1 there is a great write up pdf file under city of Mendota.
  15. I'm liking it, my wife must like it too because I'm always the passenger now. We are thinking about taking a short drive to Oatman, Az. taking Christmas Tree pass.
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    • Exploration Field Trips: May 1-3, 2000 - Trip with Alan Patera and Alan Hensher into Death Valley
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