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    84 Jeep Scrambler. 3 1/2 inch lift, 33's. T-6 complete. 65 years old.
    To transfer.
    I put a piece of foam pipe insulation on the tire to cushion my butt.
    Climb on the tire.
    Grab the windshield frame up high with my left hand.
    Put my right hand on the seat.
    Lift myself straight up.
    Wait for my legs to stop spasming.
    While they spasm, I move my left hand to the steering wheel.
    Once the spasm stops, I lift myself up where my butt is on the seat.
    Then normal stuff, haul in legs. chair.

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    @Scott, do you have any pics..I'm a c6 complete..
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    Nicely done! Did you ever practice changing (or have to) a tire? What was your plan in case of mechanical failure? Can you reach the engine? What about bowel program? Just curious, really. I used to take motorcycle camping trips along very much the same vein, and would love to again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie0611 View Post
    @Scott, do you have any pics..I'm a c6 complete..
    look at post #1
    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthr...=129252&page=3

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    Nice setup. Where else did you go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldfatdad View Post
    84 Jeep Scrambler

    I'd love to own a scrambler some day.


    As for changing a tire or any other maintenance I can access everything. I packed a set of KAFOs which allow me to stand up right (I'm 6') and can get under the hood if needed. I did bend a valve stem on a trail in Colorado and was unable to air my tires back up so I had to swap out that wheel for the spare.

    As for bathrooms I would typically use the ones at campgrounds, visitor centers, etc.

    In the event I ran into a really bad situation I purchased a SPOT from Delorme which allows you to contact help via satellite when you're out of cell range. You can also send text messages to family and friends letting them know you're O.K.

    I'll try to put together a video of transfers in and out of the Jeep in the next week. I've been busy lately and trying to edit pictures from this years Working2Walk event.

    Matt
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    Thanks, Matt. Yes, being able to stand would come in handy! Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Dale
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    Jeepin,

    You sure have a great rig. I have a '06 Unlimited on 35's that has more off-road miles than on road. Nothing like a Jeep!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldfatdad View Post
    84 Jeep Scrambler. 3 1/2 inch lift, 33's. T-6 complete.
    Please post a pic! Had an 82 CJ5, would love a CJ8.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweeds View Post
    Please post a pic! Had an 82 CJ5, would love a CJ8.

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?t=145255

    Look under the Baldfatdad post. There are a couple pics of it. I rebuilt it over 5 years. The red neck way. In the garage and tent out back. Did everything, but sand blast it. Learned I can't paint. Hate wet sanding. I use to live in Glenwood Springs. I'd like to get a 6. Have found a couple, but can't talk myself into starting another project.

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