Jeeping in Moab, we were fortunate to capture this image of Fisher Towers with the still snow covered La Sal Mountain range in the background. This lesser known stretch of road winds its way along the Colorado River with breathtaking views of the canyon. I highly recommend this drive if you are visiting Moab.
Fisher Towers - Moab, Utah
My crack had grown larger than I really ever expected. Nothing to do with my lack of exercise, but more likely due to an airborne fraction of a rock with laser-like focus and my Wrangler JK windshield as its target.
Of course, this crack started out like most others. Initially, it was a tiny divot just beneath my passenger side windshield wiper blade. And then as time went on, the tiny divot turned into a little crack, which continued to grow silently day after day.
Here's that crack splitting through my windshield. I think my passenger/cameraman may have been trying to make a point by taking photos with the crack in plain sight. Nice work cameraman!
I was partly dreading the cost of replacing my windshield, however, there was no stopping this crack as it crept further and further across my windshield...which began to make my Jeep look as if it were wearing bi-focals.
So, I contacted my insurance company Geico to see if they could be of any support in this matter. And as it turns out, they covered the OEM replacement windshield and all I had to pay was a small deductible.
Here is my fresh new OEM windshield being prepped for install.
So, Safelite Autoglass was able to come out to my house immediately and replace my JK windshield on the spot.
I tried to get a picture of the installer removing the original windshield, but he was quick to get the original out and by the time I returned with the camera, things looked like this...
The entire windshield replacement process on my JK took less than one hour. And while I wasn't watching, my daughter asked the installer to swap my American flag sticker from the original windshield to my new windshield. That's what I call full service.
Here's the finished product. Just like new.
1988 Toyota Land Cruiser
Have you seen one of these before? A 1988 right-hand drive Toyota Land Cruiser. This one just arrived from Japan and is now in Los Angeles.
While I am not a Land Cruiser expert, I believe this is a 70 Series, BJ74, which is the two-door model with a removable hard top.
This Land Cruiser appeared in good condition and included an aftermarket aluminum roof rack with a Tepui Roof Top Tent, can you say, let's go on a safari? And take a look at the depth of that front bumper. Can you imagine standing there as fresh bait for lions as you cross the plains of Africa?
Right-hand drive and manual transmission. The interior was in good condition and still had the OEM Japanese language labeling.
The engine in this 1988 Land Cruiser is a 4 cylinder turbo diesel, which nets out about 30 miles per gallon. Very clean engine bay. A second battery provides as an extra backup or maybe as extra power in case you want to do some welding while on the trail.
Extra large front bumper actually provides enough space for two standing riders, should you dare. And a winch tucked underneath that cover.
This Land Cruiser model also sports a fold down windshield for taking in the most from your adventures.
Overall, a great looking rig and probably a lot fun to drive from the right side front seat. You can check out Cross Country Cruisers, looks like they can help you find more of these types of rigs from around the world.
SoCal Overland Meet Up
Every few months we plan a meet up. Hope you can make it to our meet up next week.
Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00PM or any time thereafter...
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Beachside Bar and Grill in Encinitas, CA
806 S. Coast Highway
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