A New Hula for the Dash (Post #361) 6/25/2013

My best pal was thinking of me when he recently went to Disney World. He had been reading my blog and recognized that a hula girl has not graced the dash (OkieRover) in many a year. He went in to the Ron Jon shop and got me a new hula girl for the Range Rover.

I’ll never be alone in the Range Rover again. This kind of thing and driving all the way to Houston to help me empty my deceased mothers apartment  are why you have your very own Label on this blog. Thank you Mr. Fisher, you sir are awesome.

On another note, the repairs this weekend went pretty well. I got the new door handle on. The door works perfectly. I’m pretty excited about that. Unfortunately, by 1530 I was having a raging allergy attack that negated swimming, moon watching, and completing the staining of picnic table/package shelf for the Range Rover’s boot. Grass and Chenopods, what ever the hell those are, are suspect. Perhaps I should not cut the grass on days I expect to work on the Range Rover. Live and learn.

I am still concerned about the lack of availability of replacement parts, specifically door handles. I’ll have to check more frequently with the Pull-A-Part for Range Rover Classics.

Thanks for reading, Happy Rovering, and welcome to summer.

Toys for Tots (Post #307) 12/3/2012

It’s that time of year again. Please help the United States Marine Corps Reserve give a little bit of Christmas cheer to needy kids. One unwrapped toy will make some child’s year just a little bit better.

Thanks for giving and Happy Rovering.

He swears he’s not over compensating (Post #128) 2/15/2009

My best friend JagGuy recently bought a new toy. It’s an M35A2. 2.5 ton truck. As you can see in the picture to the left. He said he had been looking for one ever since he saw a picture of one a fellow had modified.

He said, “I just thought it was cool.” Secretly we all know he is just trying to compensate for a “lack” of something. He swears he isn’t with the email he sent me with the picture. He wrote,

I’m not compensating for anything! (copied 17 times and ended with)

But what guy doesn’t like a BIG truck!

He owns a 1991 Range Rover Classic, a dozen other Jaguars and assorted whatevers, a Mercedes 300 CD and is building two motorcycles.

He plans to set the 50cc and under world record for motorcycles. The other is a ridiculously crazy project involving a Jaguar V12 motor. To say JagGuy has issues would only scratch the surface.

So his latest foray into off-roading is this 6×6 monster he plans to modify into a 4×4 by dropping an axle. The result will I’m sure be fun for kids of all ages.

I drove M35s when I was serving in the United States Marines. We also drove the big brother to the M35, the M54 which was just a beefier version called “the 5 ton”. He has promised that I can take a metaphorical stroll (I will actually be driving) down memory lane and drive the M35, I fully intend to hold him to that.

The question is now does he plan to make it a “daily driver” as he is like to do with his new acquisitions? Or will this just be another toy in the ever in creasing toy box of excentricity? The jury is still out and with the number of projects he now has planned, I’m pretty sure I could petition him for a job being his “Edd China” for at least three years. Edd and JagGuy could quite possibly be brothers, more on that as I finish my interviews with JagGuy’s dad about his early exploits.