Sunday, May 27, 2012

A Letter From A Fan Who Remembers

Earlier this month I received this email and was immediately impressed. Impressed, because not only has this young woman fallen in love with her jeep, but works on it herself and gets the jeep thing along with the heritage and history that they bring with them. So I have to say congratulations to Jen and her jeep on this weekend of remembering what the past and those men, women (and machinery) have paid for us to enjoy today. Thanks again for sharing your story, Jen! If you have an old jeep story that you’d like to share email me @ and check out the other stories here. Check back in tomorrow for a Memorial Day update! “Hey, I'm Jen, I just got my license. And my first car is a 2000 Jeep Wrangler. At my high school, its the only Jeep in the parking lot, not to mention, it has a winch on the front. My beloved beaten up worn out Jeep is all black, with a hard fiberglass black top too. It's a two door, tin can with two airbags and a roll cage. And I love it!! Not that girly 'I lovey car' the, 'my car is tough, can take anything, and has heritage. Born for war, and built to last. So waddyou got that can top that off?!' kind of love. The love that got me and my dad under the car the entire first summer when dad bought it. The previous owner was incompetent in basic car care. So I was under the Jeep all summer with a drill and wire brush attachment, removing 10 years of grit and dirt. Spark plugs were changed, getting the tow hitch out after being rusted in took two hammers, sweat, and a can of wd40. The oil pressure sensor wasn't broken. It was doomed. So I was up to my armpits in an engine that day, changing the sensor. A day every 1 1/2 to 2 weeks was devoted to changing the oil and fine tuning the engine. Changed the air filter, cleaned the fuselage, and re-sealed it ( because it leaked... Due to the incompetence of the.previous owner never having it resealed.) We had to get new tires, because the originals were too big. That's still not quite the whole story. Because it's future story still has to come. But that summer, I got to know my first car. And I love it. Not to mention, the plates on it are... JNZJEEP. And the tire cover has a jeep on it and a caption that says, life is good. And it is. For jeep owners anyway. I love my car. Jeeps have military heritage. So do I. As an army brat anyway. And with the better condition that it's in, I know I'll be able to tell you all more one day! Jeeps forever! Jen & Jeep.” Thanks again, Jen!

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