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Old August 29th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Funny what a new tee can do.

So I tossed one of Jay’s new passport t-shirts on my 9-yr old son’s bed thinking he wouldn’t give it much thought. To my surprise, he put it on and felt 10 feet tall. Then the other day when I was wrenching on the truck, he put the shirt on and came out to the garage and asked what he could do to help. Showing little interest in wrenching opportunities before, I couldn’t believe it. After a little coaching, Jackson took the fuel tank skid off himself. Even said that was cool. All smiles here.

Thanks, Jay.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 10:35 AM
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Team Rover at work now...its all good. He'll remember that stuff forever.
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Old August 29th, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Could we get a passport T in the shape of an L322 Range Rover so I can become an electrical "mechanic"


Great shots and cool story

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Old August 29th, 2012, 10:43 AM
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what did you do to keep the fuel tank from dropping once the skid came off? I am about to replace mine and I am trying to figure out what to do to hold it up....maybe straps??
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Old August 29th, 2012, 10:51 AM
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what did you do to keep the fuel tank from dropping once the skid came off? I am about to replace mine and I am trying to figure out what to do to hold it up....maybe straps??
eh- tank is not heavy...it never has fuel in it!
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Old August 29th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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what did you do to keep the fuel tank from dropping once the skid came off? I am about to replace mine and I am trying to figure out what to do to hold it up....maybe straps??
If it's any help, I put a bungy cord around it while the skid was coming off. And yeah, it helps to have nearly zero gas..
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I'm willing to bet that 40 years from now he will be in that exact same position doing the exact same thing to one of his own Rovers.
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what did you do to keep the fuel tank from dropping once the skid came off? I am about to replace mine and I am trying to figure out what to do to hold it up....maybe straps??
Funny you asked, as I wasn’t expecting the tank to drop and learned this on the fly. You can see the jack stand on the right picture. I have a piece of plywood between it and the stand. The skid is light, easy to slip out while still holding the tank up with your elbows/etc until you reposition the jack.

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I'm willing to bet that 40 years from now he will be in that exact same position doing the exact same thing to one of his own Rovers.
Hope so. And hope to still be around to join him.
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