I've added 2 five gallon gerry cans for gas to the back of my rig. Came in handy when we wheeled in Death Valley for 260 miles without seeing civilization or a gas station.
I finished installing a Diamond 2m/440 antenna for my VHF/UHF capabilities and a Yaesu ATAS 120 for all my HF tranceiver capabilities. I've mounted my FT857D under the drivers seat and it's been in use for a while now. I built a bracket above the console for the remote head. It's in a very convienient place now.
Finished installing a 50" LED lightbar and 2 42 watt lights on the 'A' pillars and my 4 note Buick horns under the hood. Sounds like a train now. No whimpy single note horn. Removed these horns and installed a new "Air Horn". It's loud!!!
Installed a new BTECH Mini UV-2501+220 triband FM ham tranceiver with a triband Diamond antenna.
First weekend of Aug 2019 we took to Big Bears Gold Mountain trail. The first difficult part was a shelf that was almost 4 feet high and wasn't easy to get over. I got over on my first try after seeing Spo Daddy's difficulty. I hit it a little too hard and ripped the left rear tire sidewall. Had to stop and change my tire. Then about a 1/4 mile away we hit the second difficult part that took me several attempts to get over. After getting over it my rig was making a lot of niose from the rear. I stopped and found the rear diff driveline angle pointed as high as it could go putting a bind on the driveshaft. It sheared off the frame bolt on the drives side upper control arm and broke the passengers side upper control arm bracket completely off the diff tube. I had no upper control arms connected. The only thing holding the diff in place was the gas tank skid plate and the shocks. I removed the rear driveshaft and wheeled it out in 4 wheel drive with front wheels locked. Most of the way it was up hill and the trail was loose rock so I had to be strapped out by at least one rig, Spo Daddy's rig, Mike Spinelli, and at one place we had to add a strap from "Desert Guy" Doug Kings rig to Spo Daddy's rig to get me up the hill. I went home the next day and started work on my rig.