Off Road Podcast Episode 083 - Bens New Ride

On this show we cover all things offroad whether you're looking for some Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or some hard core rock crawling we will cover it all. I'm your host Ben and joining me is my fellow host Steve. How are you?

Anyone done anything exciting

Listener feedback

  • from our friends at Oregon Trail Offroad   

  • Andrew Smith “I like the listener shows”

  • feed issues on last weeks episode

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Events and Happenings  

  • moonshiners offroad swapmeet Puyallup fair grounds march 6th (look for Ben for a chance at a box of 22 lr first person to mention the show will get a box)

  • Easter Jeep Safari march 19-27

  • The 54th Annual TDS Desert Safari southern California  march 4-6th

  • Jeep Blitz presented by Steinjäger April 15-17 in Bushnell, Illinois

  • Pacific Northwest Off Road Racing Series
    March 19th 2016 Riverdale (short course)
    April 2nd 2016 PNW Off Road Racing Series Starvation Ridge 100 (UTV Only)
    April 30th 2016 Straddleline wa (short course)

  • Jeep jamboree

1ST TABLE MESA Anthem, Arizona Mar3 Mar5

12TH TEXAS SPUR Llano, Texas Mar 17 - Mar 19

22ND PINE BARRENS Hammonton, New Jersey Mar 17 - Mar 19

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Off Road News

Main Topic

what i got

1991 Jeep Cherokee 5 Speed Manual

Stage 1

Fix stuff

  • valve cover leak

  • grill and headlight bezzle

  • misc trim

  • rear driver side door

  • headliner

  • rear hatch

  • axle disconnect front axle replace with manual lock kit

  • full service

Stage 2

  • 3” or 4.5” lift

  • Tires

  • Fenders

Stage 3

  • Jcr offroad weldable bumpers front and back

  • frame Stiffeners

  • Winch

Stage 4

  • Lockers Front Back

  • Body Armor

  • Axles (or Upgrades)

  • Transfer Case Upgrade Np231

Next episode

Next episode Jeff From Rugged Overland

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closing statements

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ORP 036 - I Need More Fabrication!

Intro:  Welcome to the Off Road Podcast!!  I am your host Greg and joining me is Jeff. In this podcast we’ll cover all things offroad.  Whether you're looking for Sunday jaunts on some fire roads or hard core rock crawling, we will cover it all.

Episode 36!!!

What did you do this week?

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Listener Feedback:

Hi Guys,

I really enjoy the show.

Hearing you joke about using aluminum parts so you could repair by welding beer cans made me really crack up. It reminded me of a welding story of my own.. I was going to weld steering dampeners on some motorcycles for some CRA racers. We did this at the one guys girlfriends house. I was in the garage clearing lines and wires away from the weld area, and grinding off the paint while the one guy was finding some steel we could use for the frame brackets. He brought in the pieces, I formed them and welded them on the  bikes. When finished I walked outside and there was a 4 year old kid looking at his tricycle that was cut into pieces in the yard. I guess some people have messed up priorities.

Love the show, Thanx for doing it.


Hey Greg and Jeff,

Thanks for the birthday shoutout. It was an exciting surprise to me. Happy belated birthday to you Jeff. I found the podcast on your episode 31 about King of the hammers. I have since gone back and listened to all of your episodes. I have enjoyed them all and will look forward to new shows each week. The 1966 chevy pick up that my wife referenced last week is 4 wheel drive. I bought it when I was 16 and have loved it ever since. It has seen a lot of off road miles over the years. I completely tore it down to a rolling chassis last summer and am in the middle of restoring it right now. This will be my focus for the next year or so, seeing as I already have about 90 % of the stuff I need to finish it. I bought my current wheeler (89 jeep cherokee on 35's and a long arm suspension) because it was cheap and already built. I could pay cash and be done with it, because I knew I wanted to start my truck. HaHa.(that was 2.5 years ago) I then had to install a locker in the front and build a custom heim jointed cross over steering for it.  My wife finally said "What about the truck?" (she's a real good woman, isn't she?) So any way, I'm working on my truck, but have already started gathering parts for a point and shoot juggy. I have taken some night classes at my local applied technology college and earned some low level mig welding certs. I have a 300 amp mig welder, but very little experience in custom fabrication. I know you have said your dad did all your welding when you were young, but any experience or pointers that you have learned over the years would be greatly appreciated. Any good how to books you have come across? Could you dedicate a whole episode to this aspect of off roading? Thank you for your time and effort with the show.


P.S. I am also pro 2nd amendment and will be checking out tactical paradise:)

Main Topic:  Changes Coming!

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