Well it’s officially 2013 and time to ring in the new year with some new content. I have several alteration projects lined up for our demo vehicle, Dirthog, all of which provide the FJ Cruiser with some very useful upgrades. There are a few newer projects that are still in the ground-work phase while others are near completion or completed. Due to an overly hectic holiday schedule and other time constraints, the written portion of these projects has been somewhat delayed but should be available soon. I don’t want to go into too much detail just yet but I hope you’ll be just as excited as I am to follow along with us once the project details and photos are ready to go. That being said, I opted to do something a little different for this post. Yes, that’s correct. Poetry. In the spirit of the new year, here’s a little poetic prelude to the forthcoming upgrades. Enjoy!
We’ve had tube doors and lefties and skid plates a-plenty.
But this year the projects are well below twenty.
So maybe we’ll settle for just three or four.
Perhaps in the following months there ‘ll be more.
For now let’s just say it concerns a new winch.
No longer will snatching be used in a pinch.
Attached to the winch, could it be a new bumper?
In order to mount we must move the old pumper.
New hoses, and wire, and loom all completed,
Our energy levels are nearly depleted.
But things are not finished so we must press on
Deploying the shop lights until crack of dawn.
Brackets, and washers, and numerous bolts,
Removing the battery – no need for jolts.
Repeating this process two or three times,
Instructions were faulty but it’s not a crime.
‘Cause several days later, our project’s complete,
With wires and hoses all tucked nice and neat.
Still need to attach the largest of cables,
Perhaps with more time we’d surely be able
To finish this project once and for all
But wait, we’re not done yet, I see you’re enthralled.
In addition to having a better-built tugger,
We recently mounted a fancy air chugger.
With tankfuls of carbon dioxide on board,
The logic and reason could not be ignored.
Ten pounds if you’re lucky and then you run out,
Regardless of how long you stand there and pout.
Rather than sticking with nothing but traces
We opted to purchase a brand new Oasis.
I see from your eyes that you’re fairly impressed.
But wait ’til you see how the air is compressed.
All this and more will be ready and waiting.
There’s no need to whisper and stand there debating.
I hear what you say and completely agree.
The details are coming and soon you will see,
The best kind of projects are ones that are free*.
*DISCLAIMER: Only the instructions are free. Parts and labor cost extra. 🙂