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And then it was winter…

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            Every time… it sneaks in.  I flew out to Chicago on Monday for the week- literally OVER the storm and returned to a complete face-lift in scenery.  Fall was photogenic enough, but it backs into this gray and overcast monotony that none of us really care for for too long.  Well, hunters don’t mind it; and most want a little snow to get the deer moving.  But just like that, it’s here.  The last mow & mulch day was literally not even a week ago.  I was hauling mulch bags on Sunday.  And somehow, it all just works; we were snowed in, stuck, pissed at times- but there’s the sun…there’s that blue sky. If … Read more

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Why Frank lost his camper.

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There seems to be some confusion about whether or not Forward Controls came with factory camper options.   Specific to our build of Forward Frank, we’ve spent a fair bit of beer drinking & browsing the world wide web trying to determine if the camper was something we should save, and to determine if Kristian’s understanding that it was a “rare factory option” was in fact, – fact.    As it turns out, talking to the original owner’s wife answered pretty much everything for me.  I called and talked to Betty on April 16th, 2014  and learned that  her husband Gerald did in fact build the camper, and he built it well.  So well in fact that I can claim … Read more

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Our 1960 Willys Jeep Forward Control FC170. Meet Forward Frank.

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  On July 9th 2012, Kristian posted a photo on our Upper Peninsula Overland Facebook Page… and I think he was stirring my ‘project pot’ – just a little.  In fact, I’m sure of it.   It had been a few years since I’d owned anything other than my 2003 Toyota Tundra.  I mean, who wouldn’t be interested in this… thing.. ?  At that time, however, DJ had no interest in selling the beast – so there it sat, and that was that.  Oddly, over a year later, sitting at my desk in our apartment in Manhattan I *may* have been browsing up.craigslist.org… and I *may* have been searching for “Jeep”…… And I’ll be damned if that ‘thing’ wasn’t for … Read more

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