I did a series on Axles for JTS. This was the intro, basically covering a lot of necessary terms.
This was a segment I recorded, but didnt air on JTS. It's all about the trail rating system, and what you can expect.
The crawlcast is sort of back! I'm going to use this as a mechanism for distributing some of my JTS, or non-JTS worthy content. Stay Tuned!
I've run into a person or two who have been a little confused by the trail rating system that we all take for granted. It's a topic that can be slightly confusing, mainly because not everyone follows the same scale, and trail difficulty can be a very subjective topic. An "easy" trail to me, might be a nightmare to someone else. In order to level the playing field, and make sure that everyone can pick their trails on the same scale, we need a common set of ratings.
I've started down the path of adding a 3-point harness to the rear of the LJ. I've started some rambling on the subect in another blog post. My intention is to install the harness so that my 6 year old daughter can us it. I don't do any crazy wheeling with her in the Jeep, but I still want her safe, and I figure this should do the trick.
I made this video once things were completed, Watching this, and reading this article, should give you a pretty good idea of how to get this all done. Enjoy!
Just a quick one today. I recently started looking into a rear harness solution. Something I can use with the kids, and then adjust as they get taller. There doesn't seem to be a ton of information on the 'net about this. I can't tell if this is because no one wheels with their kids, or because no one though that a harness in the back would be a good/safe idea?
Well, after much internal debate, I decided to part off and sell DIYJ. It had sat for so long and I was making little to no proress on it. The expense of doing what I really wanted to do with it was daunting to say the least. Building a YJ when I have two kids that I want to take out on the trail with me also seemed a little foolish as well, when I had the LJ which was much better suited for a family. So I listed a part-out ad on CraigsList, and started selling off parts. The body, axles, and some other components are all gone. The frame remains, but I have a buyer lined up for that.